Links from around the web

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Links from around the web

Here are some links from around the web that you might find interesting.

Audubon magazine has a fantastic article about the environmental impacts of meat-eating.

So why in the world am I a dedicated vegetarian? Why is meat, including sumptuous pork, a complete stranger to my fork at home and away? The answer is simple: I have an 11-year-old son whose future—like yours and mine—is rapidly unraveling due to global warming. And what we put on our plates can directly accelerate or decelerate the heating trend.

No one can call themselves an environmentalist if they’re still tucking into the steak or chicken wings.

Read the whole article here:
http://www.audubonmagazine.org/features0901/viewpoint.html

The latest post on Animal Person has some interesting thoughts on non-human language, and includes the cutest video EVER:
http://www.animalperson.net/animal_person/2009/01/on-the-communication-of-sentient-nonhumans.html

A darkly humorous look at what an animal might think of being slaughtered by a small farmer:
Thank God we were slaughtered by a local farmer instead of one of those big, impersonal corporations!

Ok, I guess I must have been living under a rock for a while, but I never realized Gene Baur had a blog. How crazy is that? Here’s his latest post, as always thoughtful and articulate:
http://www.genebaur.com/blogengine.net/post/2009/01/Big-Problems-e28093-Simple-Solutions.aspx
(If only we could all be as smart and well-spoken as Gene.)

This next article has been popping up on blogs all over the internet. It’s from Newsweek, and it’s about how hunting is altering or reversing evolution, making the weak and sickly MORE likely to survive than the big strong animals. Because we keep killing all the big strong ones and we don’t kill the weak ones. We’re smart that way.
http://www.newsweek.com/id/177709/page/1

Here’s a nice piece on activism. I know a lot of the time when I’m out doing any sort of outreach I get angry a lot. Mostly because people just aren’t changing as soon as I want them to. Changing my perspective could change how I interact with other people and could make me more effective.
http://loveallbeings.org/blog/activism-as-being-not-doing/

Lastly, this isn’t an article or a blog post, but rather a whole website: Altweb: Alternatives to Animal Testing. It’s sponsored by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. For those of you who are working on issues of animal testing, this could be a good resource.

That’s it for today. Enjoy!


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