Just because

Most folks know, when it comes to what other humans do, just because someone does something doesn’t automatically make it an okay thing to do. For example, just because there are people out there who discriminate, that doesn’t make the act of discrimination okay. Another example is rape. It doesn’t take too much of an […]

Tools of the trade

Racism can be defined as “[t]he belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others.” Sexism can be defined as “[d]iscrimination based on gender, especially discrimination against women” and heterosexism can be defined as “a prejudiced attitude or discriminatory practices against homosexuals by heterosexuals.” […]

Why stop beating your spouse?

When someone beats their spouse they can end up harming themselves as well as the environment. The harm to themselves can include retribution from their spouse, bloody knuckles from all the slugging, neighbor complaints about the excess noise, fines and even possible jail time. Environmental harm can come from having to throw away lamps and […]

We animals

Believe it or not, we humans are just one of the many species of animals that occupy this planet. Moreover, many enlightened folks including the American Dietetic Association are rising above the propaganda and stating the fact that human animals can easily live on a 100 percent plant based diet. In fact, more and more […]

Dangerous lies

I believe it is the legal right of every animal, not just the human variety, to be free from the chains of forced bondage. Although some folks haven’t quite figured out that all humans deserve this right it does appear the vast majority of us finally feel this way. Unfortunately, except for a relatively small […]

Who’s being elitist?

Over the past many years I have talked with lots of people about why I became vegan. It usually starts off with me saying, “No thank you” to someone’s offering of an animal “product”. That’s when the question of “Why?” generally comes up. It’s at that moment no matter what I’m doing or how tired […]

"Sorry Randy!"

Every now and then I get a person who knows I’m vegan saying “Sorry Randy!” just before they devour, for example, a cow’s secretions or flesh all the while declaring how good it tastes. Most of us human and nonhuman animals can experience pleasure and pain, know we’re alive and have a strong desire to […]