coldantlerfarm: An Open Letter To Angry Vegetarians

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Your lifestyle contributes to the destruction of natural habitats, and that includes the deaths of many animals. Eat in whatever way invokes respect and gratitude in your soul. Be grateful we live in this time of contrived and soon-to-be over … Continue reading

Generation Y women losing ‘female’ skills? That’s only the half of it…

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Generation Y women losing ‘female’ skills such as cooking, ironing and sewing | Courier Mail. I think the story should really be “People losing life skills”. Most men don’t have many ‘male’ skills left either – repairing things, building things, … Continue reading

So, evolution still works.

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Environmental factors limit species diversity, lizard study finds. Hmmmm. And might I add, well, DUH. I think the big mistake is to presume that there is EVER any kind of lasting equilibrium. Things change. Climate changes. Species change. Habitats change. … Continue reading

Garbage & the Duck Pail

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes This morning I woke up to the sounds of the dogs barking and the magpies squawking. When I looked out the window I saw that something had torn open a garbage bag and scattered the contents all over the place … Continue reading

The Day After Earth Day

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday was the 40th ‘celebration’ of Earth Day. There were all kinds of  self-affirming / damning (depending on which side you’re on) blog posts, articles, events, and news items. So today I ask, now what? Do most people go back … Continue reading

How are You Helping the Planet?

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes We are making a mess of our planet. Whether you are a “believer” in the so-called ‘settled science’ of Climate Change or one of those heretics that the Movement derisively refers to as a ‘denialist’, most people would agree, however … Continue reading

Another nail in the coffin….and another step away from being natural.

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Many people seem to believe that every natural place should be available for recreation, and that all other uses should defer to them. People who try to raise animals ethically and naturally repeatedly come under fire, but I don’t see all of North America going vegan any time soon, so eventually, the ONLY way left to raise animals for meat will be through factory farms.

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…a short and miserable life…

Approximate Reading Time: 13 minutes My husband and I had dinner with a friend last night whom we both like and respect a great deal. We talked about many things, among them our attitudes about the human use of animals. My friend is a vegan, and we’re not.

I struggle with the moral issues involved and so I continued to think about this after dropping our friend off at his hotel. I try very hard to be logical and reasonable in my arguments. I suspect I may have not succeeded entirely on this one. But neither did my friend.

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