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The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has started a petition to request the University of Virginia stop using cats to train future pediatricians in methods of intubation. Please sign the petition, and ask president Teresa Sullivan to utilize the humane methods of training currently available. As shared by PCRM: The primary emergency procedure taught in pediatrics […]

Categories: Animal Rights, vegan | 1 Comment

According to the World Health Organization, the widespread use if antimicrobials in food animal production is cause for concern regarding public health. Antimicrobials are used for mass treatment against infectious diseases or continuously in feed at very low doses (parts per million) for growth promotion, particularly in pig and poultry production. Antimicrobials are used to improve […]


I have many interests; nearly all of them revolve around animals and their well being. I am always brought back to the fact – how we treat the most vulnerable in our society is a reflection of our culture, and we can do many, many things to live compassionately. As with anything worth doing, there […]

There’s been a big to-do lately about Sparboe Farms – the company who supplied (until last week) McDonalds with nearly all of their billions of eggs each year. Employees have been caught on video from a Mercy for Animals under cover investigator, and during an ABC Investigation, tormenting and torturing hens at their facilities. Employees are […]

I know more about chemicals and cruelty free than the average Joe. I can probably tell you, off the top of my head, details of what you’ll find in individual products typically found on grocery store shelves. I can also give you an idea of what effects those products will have on you and your beloved […]

I first heard of Juno’s story about a year ago, when the rescue of 120 laboratory Beagles was posted on I was fascinated by the efforts of the group involved in her rescue, and learned some of them found forever homes close by. I then had the privilege of meeting Juno at the Beacon Barks! event […]

Frank Contemplation

There are a plethora of products on the market available to aid our beloved pets in dealing with a variety of issues. We can chose among dozens of remedies for behavioral issues such as anxiety or depression, dozens more for physical ailments such as ear infections, hot spots or even urinary tract infections. Many of […]

Well, they say life is full of opportunities to learn. Indeed. Not even 24 hours after my post “Killing Out Of Fear“, I was presented with a perfect opportunity to exercise compassion with my dreaded species of bug: The Silverfish. I was getting ready for bed, and went to my room to get my PJs. […]


We have an opportunity to make a positive change for primates used in government testing. Congressman Roscoe G. Bartlett has introduced the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act of 2011. Congressman Bartlett is a former physiologist at the Navy’s School of Aviation Medicine. Read his contributing article in the New York Times. Contact your representatives […]


I first came across this term when reading Redemption, by Nathan Winograd. To say the least, it really got my attention. I have been vegan for a number of years, loved animals that I have had the privilege to know. Yet was ignorant to the unnecessary killing of adoptable animals by the millions. In vegan circles I have seen […]