Tag Archives: compassion

It’s a “Lifestyle Choice”

“You have just dined… and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson “It’s a lifestyle choice”.  That’s a common claim of friends and family when our discussion turns … Continue reading

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Calling All Ethical Vegetarians: Ditch the Dairy

Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight. ~ Albert Schweitzer I can’t bear to watch this video, the product of the most recent undercover investigation by Mercy For Animals, documenting egregious torture of dairy cows.  I … Continue reading

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In the Company of Spiders: No Ignoring the Eight-Legged Elephant in the Room

Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace. ~ Albert Schweitzer As a compassionate citizen, I do my best to respect fellow earthlings, allowing them their own lives, and the … Continue reading

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Kids Learn Where Their Food Comes From — Or Do They?

If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian. ~ Sir Paul McCartney A story was recently published in our local paper, the Daily Pilot, about a visit by a dairy cow to an elementary school.  The Mobile Dairy … Continue reading

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Snail Relocation Project

Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar. ~ Bradley Miller I’m not much of a gardener, and am more a “yard work” kind of gal, though … Continue reading

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Tribute to a Neighborhood Mascot

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. ~ Anatole France Jackson has passed away, and there hangs a pall over my heart and our neighborhood.  Jackson was a Golden Retriever who lived across the … Continue reading

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Celebration For The Animals: Good Vibes, Good Food

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead I recently attended a potluck gathering at a friend’s home.  This particular gathering was comprised … Continue reading

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