Remembering the hidden victims of war

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Remembering the hidden victims of war

On Remembrance Day, we honour the brave women and men who have served our country, many of them willingly giving up their lives to do so. What some people don’t know is that human beings aren’t the only animals on the front lines.   Dogs, pigeons, dolphins, canaries, pigs, horses, camels, elephants, mules, and many,


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Meat consumption and global pandemics

Guest post by Dr. Martin Godwyn, originally published in The Flying Shingle, May 28, 2012: If you were asked what is the greatest single threat to human life today, what would you say? Certainly, climate change would be a strong contender for that title…turning to a vegetarian or vegan diet is, for most of us, the simplest


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I No Longer Steal from Nature

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I found a lovely poem written by Arab poet Al-Ma’arri, who lived from 973 to 1057.  (link)  I’m such a huge fan of historical stuff and I just had to share this “ancient vegan wisdom”: I No Longer Steal from Nature You are diseased in understanding and religion. Come to me, that you may hear


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Meatless Mondays, part 2

This is part two of a post about the history of Meatless Mondays.  Part one is here.) The modern reincarnation of Meatless Mondays is doing well too, and with a more-long term goal in mind–improved health, a cleaner environment, and of course, reducing animal cruelty.  Though based in the U.S., it’s spreading around the world. 


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Meatless Mondays

Most people probably think of Meatless Mondays as a fairly new phenomenon.   The idea was given new life in 2003 by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, but it actually started during WWI, when the U.S. Government began urging citizens to reduce their consumption of what they considered staples–wheat, sugar, fats, and meat–in order


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