Every so often we compile a few links from across the web. The websites we link to span the gamut, but they all have something in common: they’re animal-friendly.
The writers are vegans or animal rescuers. They’re animal advocates or experts on nutrition. They’re chefs or sanctuary volunteers. They’re people who work to make the world more animal-friendly.
Today’s theme is stories. We have a variety of stories, all relating somehow to veganism or animals.
- The story non-vegan parents tell their kids about farm animals: “We take kids to see farmed animals at fairs and farms as such, and we encourage them to look at the animals, to observe them, to touch them (don’t worry–they’re gentle, we explain). But we do not tell them the truth about what has happened, is happening, and will happen to that very same gentle animal after the family has moved along.” read the rest >>
- The story of a mom who goes veg: “Like most new vegetarians, my mom is now being admonished by “concerned” friends and relatives who unabashedly scrutinize the contents of her plate and question her sanity. This is a rite of passage: we have all endured this kind of initial confrontation” read more >>
- A young bird’s story of death: “then she said, “Sometimes the kind thing to do is the hardest thing to do.” Of course, that did not sound promising. She told me to wrap him in a paper towel and put him in the freezer” read the story here >>
- The story of a wolf hunter: “A Lewiston-area man who killed the first wolf on opening day told the local media that he has received numerous calls of protest. Robert Millage, a real estate agent, says he’s been called a ‘wolf murderer, a fat redneck and other names’” read more >>
- A cat and his person, their story: “Toby, my 10-year-old, 15-lb. Maine Coon mix, my problem child, is the reason I’m here at Petfinder.” more here >>
- The story of pig “euthanasia”: “Millions of piglets are killed inhumanely each year in Canada by PACing – Pounding Against Concrete. Many survive the practice but are thrown into the garbage bins regardless. There they suffer for upwards of seven days as the rendering trucks come to pick them up only once a week.” read more >>