If you drink the milk from a mother cow, you need to learn about the dark secret of the dairy industry and then decide if you still choose to be part of it.
In 2009 in Piedmont Italy, Fedy set up “La Piccola Fattoria degli Animali” (The Little Animal Farm) https://www.facebook.com/PigWhisperer/
This would be a place devoted to pigs saved from slaughterhouses and factory farms, but which would also give hospitality to dogs and cats that have been ill-treated or abandoned.
We caught up with Fedy and asked her some questions.
Can you tell us where the idea came from and how you managed to bring it about?
Let me start by telling you a little story that will surprise you. Last year, three days before my birthday, my mother told me that I was supposed to be born on November 11. Everybody was Read More
When people find out I am vegan, I am often met with the same kind of responses. Many people like to explain to me how they don’t eat a lot of meat, or they only eat fish, or only eat chicken. Also, just for the record people who claim to be “vegetarian” and say that they “only” eat chickens are NOT vegetarians; they ARE meat eaters.
I get a sense that often when meat eaters meet vegans they are reminded of the violence they are part of on a daily basis. The vegan acts like a mirror reflecting back to them that they eat the flesh of innocent and voiceless Read More
By Ashby McGowan
It is hard to climb the stairs. Only four flights but they are narrow and steep. People piss in the entryway and offensive graffiti covers the walls. Back home early tonight. Another curfew. I stay at 45 Slaughterhouse Avenue. It’s not in the best part of the City.
From the window of my tiny one room flat, I can sometimes see fields of green far away beyond the City limits. My room has all four walls painted green. I did a good job. Slow but steady. I could have painted something similar to one of the works in the Art Gallery but painting in many colours is difficult Read More
Fossil fuels are always top of the list whenever the causes of climate change are discussed. Although they do make a large contribution to human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHG’s), it is now commonly known that the life and supply of domesticated animals raised for food have been greatly underestimated as a source of GHG’s, and actually count for at least HALF of all human-caused GHG’s
The United Nations Food & Agriculture 2006 report Livestock’s Long Shadow estimated that 7,516 million metric tonnes per year of CO2 equivalents (CO2e), or 18% of annual worldwide GHG emissions are attributable to cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, Read More