Monthly Archives: June 2009

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Let Live 2009 recap

Joanne and I went down to Portland this past weekend for the Let Live Animal Rights Conference. If you missed it, here’s a bit of a recap of the weekend. I couldn’t go to all the sessions, unfortunately, but the ones I went to were definitely educational. The only problem is that now I’m constantly

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Blogging at Let Live!

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I’m doing a blogging session at Let Live Conference in Portland. A small but fun session. Check back later for more highlights from Let Live.

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Faulty Arguments Against Veganism, Part 2

This one is kind of a two-fer, since they’re related arguments.  Check out part one here. Argument: “Animals would be worse off if all people were vegetarians. Think about it. Would a farmer keep Chickens and Cows and Pigs around and pay for them for free. Hell no if they would be free. At which

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Faulty Arguments Against Veganism, Part 1

If you are vegan or vegetarian, you’ve probably heard these arguments at least a few times–but more likely, you’ve been beaten over the head with them repeatedly to the point of insanity.  The best part about these oh-so-common arguments against veganism is that they are easily refutable.  Over the next few blog posts, I’ll be

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Stuffed Manicotti

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I bought a package of manicotti from Granville Island the other day and had to come up with something to stuff it with.  Here”s the recipe I came up with: 1  block medium firm tofu 1  package vegan gourmet cheese (mozzarella) 2  stalks celery 2  stalks scallion 8-10  fresh shitake mushrooms ground mustard seeds salt

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Car Free Day – fun in the sun and so much more

I was tabling at the Denman Car Free Day on Sunday with Alison and Neda. Our booth was right at the Davie end of the festival, right by the beach. It was a beautiful day, and we had a great time. I can’t even remember a single negative encounter to tell you about. There was

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Do Californian chickens have rights?

In November 2008, Californians voted against the worst confinement systems in animal agriculture. An overwhelming 63% of voters gave permission to farm animals to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs. The Proposition 2 victory is extremely important because it shows that the majority of the people do not approve

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Building with animals in mind

A few days ago someone forwarded me a story about plans in England to build “high-rise” habitats for animals, within an urban setting. This continues the theme I began in my “What would animal rights look like?” post a few weeks back. If the plans come to fruition, the structure aims to encourage a variety

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I am the black crow king…

Ok, so not really, but I’ve always wanted to start off a post with a Nick Cave quote. This morning I went out to water my garden in the front yard (it’s slowly but surely taking over what used to be grass). These two crows started screaming at me and flying threateningly at me. It

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Puppy Mill Seizure

Dogs being unloaded and taken to the temporary shelter right after the raid Last week I was deployed to Washington state on a puppy mill seizure assignment with United Animal Nations (UAN).  The seizure was lead by Humane Society of United States (HSUS). It was the first time I’d ever done anything like this. I