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Ignorance is Bliss and What Else?

I have at times reflected on that old adage that ignorance is bliss in connection with my fairly recent understanding of the horrors perpetrated by humans against other creatures. 420 more words

Ellen DeGeneres

“If you want to test cosmetics, why do it on some poor animal who hasn’t done anything? They should use prisoners who have been convicted of murder or rape instead. 27 more words


"He don't eat no meat?! That's okay, I make lamb."

Anxious, I entered the barn of my first host family, in a small town in Northern Denmark. Layered up and ready for the grand tour, I was completely alarmed when I discovered this place was not a horse stable nor a chicken farm. 401 more words


Lanzmann on Human and Animal Suffering

How is it possible to be so sensitive to the suffering of Jews during the Holocaust and indifferent to animal suffering?  This is the question that kept coming up for me when I read Claude Lanzmann’s memoir:  The Patagonian Hare.  806 more words

Ingrid Newkirk

If we are ever to halt climate change and conserve land, water and other resources, not to mention reduce animal suffering, we must celebrate Earth Day every day – at every meal. 19 more words