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When The Pope Speaks, Does Anyone Listen?

When The Pope Speaks, Does Anyone Listen?

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?  So too I wonder about Pope Francis’ recent Encyclical on Climate Change & Inequality.  He writes about the devastation we humans are causing to our Earth and its creatures, but is anybody listening? Pope Francis on […]

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  February 1, 2016   No comments
What Do Vegans Eat On Thanksgiving?

What Do Vegans Eat On Thanksgiving?

I love turkeys! Well…. I love all animals, but turkeys are intelligent and wonderful yet so terribly mistreated. Please look at the articles below for more information on these wonderful birds.   Some of the key points which I would like you to take from these articles include: What I Want You to Know About Turkeys Turkeys like to […]

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  November 23, 2015   No comments
The Fourth Of July, Hot Dogs & American Exceptionalism

The Fourth Of July, Hot Dogs & American Exceptionalism

The theory that the United States is inherently different from other nations is known as American Exceptionalism.  Many (especially political candidates and commentators) use the term to imply that we are superior to other countries. In this article I explore how the reaction by many Americans to a recent news event, the Chinese Dog Meat […]

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  July 5, 2015   No comments
Why Love Some Animals and Eat Others?

Why Love Some Animals and Eat Others?

Americans have 83 million dogs as pets.  We have 95 million cats as pets.  Last year we spent approximately $58 billion on our pets.  Americans spent $370 million just on Halloween costumes for their pets last year.  In one survey 9 in 10 Americans consider their pets to be members of the family.  We have […]

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  March 3, 2015   No comments
A Dinner With Friends

A Dinner With Friends

Many years ago when I became a vegetarian (this was during the Coolidge administration) there was only one reason for my decision—wanting to be nice to animals.  That was all that really mattered to me. Sure, even back then people knew that vegetarianism was a lot healthier than eating meat, even if we didn’t have […]

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  September 29, 2014   No comments
Cruelty Free Friday

Cruelty Free Friday

On Friday morning, November 29, 2013, the day some call “Black Friday” or the biggest shopping day of the year, I too will set my alarm, slip into my black combat boots and a warm jacket, and head out to Denver’s prestigious shopping district, Cherry Creek.  That’s where I’ll pick up my signs, find a […]

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  September 29, 2014   No comments
Reflections on an Un-Turkey Thanksgiving

Reflections on an Un-Turkey Thanksgiving

When I was a child, Thanksgiving was turkey day. By the time we got to my grandparents’ house in the early afternoon, the smell of the roasting bird reached clear out to the car. I’d run into the house, excited, and open the oven door to see it. Despite the fact that it looked done […]

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  September 29, 2014   No comments
Rusty Girl

Rusty Girl

This time she had gone too far.  As I walked into our home I was greeted by a growling canine.  For a brief moment I thought I had entered the wrong home.  But then a familiar voice said “that is Rusty our new foster dog.” For several years my wife had been fostering senior dogs. […]

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  September 29, 2014   No comments