Archive for the ‘Animal Welfare’ Category

Being Green – Ethical Platform

From the Green Party Platform  www.gp.org : K. Ethical Treatment of Animals The Green Party advocates humane treatment of animals with the following policies: 1. Redirect the funds that are disbursed annually by the National Institutes of Health away from … Continue reading

Ponderables 2: Exploring Veganism

A few excerpts from the thought provoking book,  Radical Vegetarianism: A Dialectic of Diet and Ethic by Mark Mathew Braunstein: “Nature is undeniably cruel and life unmentionably cheap, but one way we can rise above life is by not taking it.” “One … Continue reading


If you can live without caffeine, If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains, If you can resist complaining, If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it, If you can understand when your … Continue reading

Pet Poison

From the folks at petalia.com is a list of people food that is poisoness to dogs: Chocolate – cocoa powder and cooking chocolate are the most toxic forms. The chemical theobromine contained in cocoa is a heart stimulant  and diuretic. … Continue reading

Eggxam, Part 2

What labels on egg cartons mean (Source: Rodale.com article, The Truth About Your Eggs, by Leah Zerbe) If you must buy commercial eggs, there is information that you can glean from the cartons that will give you some clues as … Continue reading

Eggxam, Part 1

Eggs are arguably among Nature’s most perfect foods. But there are differences in nutritive value, egg quality and level of animal cruelty that depends upon where you get your eggs. The best situation is to find a local farmer who … Continue reading