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Science is just an opinion

There are people in this world who act as though science is merely a matter of opinion, and as we all know, everyone has one of those! Apparently, Rhodes Scholars and Google scholars are equal and their opinions are granted equal weight. I experienced this disturbing phenomenon yesterday on Facebook. I should have seen it […]

Bomb-detection dog Grizz shot and killed in New Zealand

A bomb-detection dog named Grizz who got spooked at Auckland airport and took off was shot and killed after people spent three hours trying to catch him. Here is a link to the article:  http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/uproar-as-bomb-detection-dog-grizz-shot-dead-on-tarmac-at-auckland-airport/ar-BByeuD6?li=AAggFp5&ocid=mailsignout This has apparently sparked a big debate–why shoot and kill the dog?  Those who support Grizz’s murder say that human […]

Some thoughts on “the” bible as “divine word” and a justification for killing animals.

In the comments on one of my previous posts about Gary Yourofsky, a person named Grant asked vegans to “respect” non-vegans.  I explained why that will never happen, and the discussion evolved to be about religion and “the” bible. I found a well-written article that I think addresses the concerns I raised in my discussion with […]

This is a thought-provoking essay on tolerance

Should We Be Tolerant of Intolerance? — Can Relativism Coexist with Fundamentalism? 01 Aug 2016 If we value multiculturalism then we must not be afraid of being fiercely intolerant towards intolerance. Otherwise we will inadvertently end up destroying the very tolerance and freedoms that are the bedrock of modern multicultural societies. WE ARE ALL ONE, […]

More on Yourofsky and violence

I think I may have posted this link in the comments in my previous Gary Y post, but it deserves to be showcased here.  It is eloquent and beautiful and thought-provoking and needs to be shared widely. http://www.energygrid.com/animals/2015/05ap-yourofskyrape.html The most poignant words for me were “pacifism is activism without the ego”.  Beautiful.  And watch the […]

Other people can be pretty horrible at times–even other vegans.

So, a friend on Facebook–who is a vegan–posted this meme: Thanks, Vegan-ish Outreach.  Ugh.                 Sorry if this doesn’t work right–this is the first time I’ve taken the time to actually post an image.  Anyway, this quote from Jack Norris pisses me off because I thought he was […]

Dear Vegan article on Elephant Journal

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/08/dear-vegan-theres-something-i-have-to-say/ Oh, here’s a wonderful article from a non-vegan to a vegan, posted by a “friend” on Facebook recently. Predictably, within the first 100 words, this comes up: “I understand why you force your beliefs upon me”. It’s quickly followed by this: “Because yes, although I am a farmer, I too believe there are many […]