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Vegetarian Vs. Vegan

Tuesday morning — Power Walk video class at the Fitness Center.  I’m  the youngest one there at 58.   It ain’t P90X, but if you bust your butt, you can keep the boobs from sagging, arms from jiggling, and jogger’s heart rate.

But some ladies BARELY move.  Their feet don’t leave the ground.  If afterward, a woman notes it, another inevitably says, “Well, it’s better than nothing.”

No, really, it’s…

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So you love animals…

So you love animals…

Nothing drives me to more distraction than people who profess to love animals and then go and eat them.  Somehow, the hypocrisy escapes them.  I have a dog, a cat, a hamster.  I work in a shelter.  I beg my friends to get their pets spayed and neutered.  I fawn over my neighbor’s puppies.   “A plate of veal, please.”

Falling often on a religious precept that somehow man is deigned to rule (which…

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“The Earth does not belong to man; Man belongs to the Earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”—Chief Seattle

“The Earth does not belong to man; Man belongs to the Earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”—Chief Seattle

The medical argument for animal testing doesn’t stand up. Even if it did, I don’t think we should kill other species. We think we’re so much better; I’m not sure we are. I tell people, We’ve beaten into submission every animal on the face of the Earth, so we are the clear winners of whatever battle is going on between the species. Couldn’t we be generous? I really do think it’s time to get nice. No need to keep beating up on them. I think we’ve got to show that we’re kind.  — Paul McCartney

The medical argument for animal testing doesn’t stand up. Even if it did, I don’t think we should kill other species. We think we’re so much better; I’m not sure we are. I tell people, We’ve beaten into submission every animal on the face of the Earth, so we are the clear winners of whatever battle is going on between the species. Couldn’t we be generous? I really do think it’s time to get nice. No need to keep beating up on them. I think we’ve got to show that we’re kind.
Paul McCartney

borncaptive:

Bile farming in Asia is still a huge problem and there are more than 12,000 bears being held in bile farms. 
Bears are kept in tiny cages with barely enough room to turn around and bile is extracted from an open wound in their chests. This causes the bears a great deal of distress and pain and many don’t even know how to walk.
Anyone who’s spoken to me before will know how passionate I am about ending the suffering of bears in Asia particularly - They’re at such a disadvantage and there’s still so much we don’t know about the shy Sun Bears. WSPA and Free the Bears do incredible work on the ground in Cambodia and Laos, rescuing, rehabilitating and even releasing Sun bears, Sloth bears, Asiatic black bears and Moon bears. 
Click through the photo to read more about the horrible reality so many bears face and find out what you can do to help!

borncaptive:

Bile farming in Asia is still a huge problem and there are more than 12,000 bears being held in bile farms. 

Bears are kept in tiny cages with barely enough room to turn around and bile is extracted from an open wound in their chests. This causes the bears a great deal of distress and pain and many don’t even know how to walk.

Anyone who’s spoken to me before will know how passionate I am about ending the suffering of bears in Asia particularly - They’re at such a disadvantage and there’s still so much we don’t know about the shy Sun Bears. WSPA and Free the Bears do incredible work on the ground in Cambodia and Laos, rescuing, rehabilitating and even releasing Sun bears, Sloth bears, Asiatic black bears and Moon bears. 

Click through the photo to read more about the horrible reality so many bears face and find out what you can do to help!

"It is not THIS bloodshed, or THAT bloodshed, that must cease; but ALL bloodshed - all wanton infliction of pain or death." — Henry Salt

"It is not THIS bloodshed, or THAT bloodshed, that must cease; but ALL bloodshed - all wanton infliction of pain or death."
Henry Salt

'During my medical education at the University of Basle I found vivisection horrible, barbarous and above all unnecessary'  — C.G.Jung

'During my medical education at the University of Basle I found vivisection horrible, barbarous and above all unnecessary'
— C.G.Jung

In fact, if one person is unkind to an animal it is considered to be cruelty, but where a lot of people are unkind to animals, especially in the name of commerce, the cruelty is condoned and, once large sums of money are at stake, will be defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people.  — Ruth Harrison, author of Animal Machines

In fact, if one person is unkind to an animal it is considered to be cruelty, but where a lot of people are unkind to animals, especially in the name of commerce, the cruelty is condoned and, once large sums of money are at stake, will be defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people.
— Ruth Harrison, author of Animal Machines