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Oct 1 2012

Cruelty In The Down Industry

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                            In order to produce down comforters, pillows, and coats, birds are often pinned down or lifted by their necks or a delicate wing and have their feathers painfully ripped out while they are alive and able… Read More

May 29 2012

Humane Society Foster Program

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If you’ve been following my blog, you know that we are big into fostering animals for the Humane Society. We’ve had Dogs, Puppies, Kitties, bunnies, more kitties and our latest family that consists of a hardworking mom, and her six pups. Libby, a Lab/Pit mix, came into the Humane Society as a stray. She had her… Read More

May 2 2012

Tell PETA My Mink Is Draggin’ On The Floor

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“Tell PETA my mink is draggin’ on the floor” are lyrics from Kanye West’s song, “Theraflu”. I suppose he thinks that’s clever, but to me it’s merely a childish and very desperate attempt at getting negative publicity. It worked though. He’s gotten a ton of attention from not only people… Read More

Mar 23 2012

Going To The Circus?

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Going to the circus this weekend? I hope not! I’ve never taken my kids, and I never will. I used to just cringe when I heard people say they were going, but I actually stop in my tracks and try to let them know a little bit about what’s really… Read More

Feb 3 2012

Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary

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Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary is a gem about 2 hours west of Detroit. The owner David Critchlow first envisioned a reptile park in the mid 80′s, beginning with a small habitat for small cold-blooded animals indigenous to Michigan as entertainment. In 2001, David’s collection of reptiles and tropical plants has now… Read More

Jan 25 2012

Meet Polly……

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This is Polly, our newest foster. She’s an eight year old Pomeranian, and she is the sweetest little girl! I know I’ve said it before, but fostering animals through the Humane Society is one of the easiest and most rewarding things you can do. They give you everything you need,… Read More

Nov 14 2011

Foster Puppies!

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Since we have been fostering animals people always ask how I am able to give them back. And up until now it’s been easy. I mean, the kitties were great, but I didn’t feel a huge pull for the full-time commitment. However…….these pups got to me. Actually, just the one.… Read More

Nov 2 2011

Four Foster Kitties!

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The bunny fostering did not go over well, but kitties are great! These poor little guys (2 girls and 2 guys actually) are really sick! They all have upper respiratory infections and two of them have eye infections as well. That means lots of meds! Not sure how much experience… Read More

Oct 26 2011

My Apologies To Laverne and Shirley

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We recently started taking in foster animals from the Humane Society. (Click here for more info. on the program). We still have two amazing kittens that are going back on Wednesday, so I really didn’t want to take in any more animals, but I got an email that said there… Read More

Oct 3 2011

Meet Our Foster Kitties!

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Meet Ari and Eric, our two foster kitties from the Michigan Humane Society! After completing a short application, going to a 3 hour class, and having a quick home visit from a humane society representative, we are now qualified to foster animals in need from the Michigan Humane Society. About… Read More

Sep 21 2011

Billy The Exterminator

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I’m not sure if you’ve seen the A & E show, Billy The Exterminator, but the kids and I are addicted to it. I realize it doesn’t sound like a real animal rights kind of show, but it actually is. The reality is as subdivisions expand, cities grown, and we… Read More

Jul 11 2011

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

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On our trip to upstate New York, we stopped by Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, and were not disappointed! As you can see, we had the opportunity to see some happy pigs, chickens lounging in the sun with their limbs extended as far as possible for maximum relaxation, goats, cows, cats,… Read More

Apr 21 2011

Easter Gifts

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I saw this on Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary’s site today and was a little shocked. “Every year at Easter time, those cute, fluffy, furry animals associated with spring-chicks, ducklings and rabbits-experience the onslaught of consumer demand and can be had for a few dollars as toys for children or used… Read More

Apr 1 2011

Piggy Bath

This is one of the cutest videos I’ve ever seen, so I of course have to share! Some of the comments on You Tube after the video were, “I’ll never eat bacon again”, and ” I’m so glad I’m vegetarian”. If you eat meat, I’m hoping you’ll reconsider after watching… Read More

Mar 16 2011

Seal Slaughter Protest in The D

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Monday, March 14th, The International Day of Action for Seals,  I headed down to Detroit to protest Canada’s Slaughter of innocent, and insanely cute, seals. Protesters lined up near the Renaissance Center, right where the tunnel into Canada is located. We lined the streets with signs, hoping to catch our… Read More

Mar 2 2011

Animal Ark

Animal Ark is an amazing 38 acre sanctuary in Reno Nevada. I tried to make the trip when we were in Las Vegas in February, but there was no easy way to get there from Vegas, and with two small kids in toe, I decided to wait to visit at… Read More

Feb 23 2011

Gorillas and Humans

The links between gorillas and humans are obvious to even small children and yet primates are so frequently the victims of cruelty at the hands of humans. Their biggest crime is that they share 95% of their DNA with us. As a result they are used in countless experiments in… Read More

Feb 21 2011

Whole Foods Animal Welfare Labeling

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Last month Whole Foods started a new animal-welfare labeling program. The labels rank foods based on how the animal was treated before it is slaughtered. For example, a steak would earn a “step 1″ rating if the animal spent two-thirds of its life on pasture or rangeland, but a 5… Read More

Feb 17 2011

Why I Don’t Eat Eggs

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Part of being vegan means we don’t eat eggs. At first that may sound extreme, but after watching the video I’ve included in this post you will understand and may likely choose not to eat them as well. I have to warn you this video is rough, but please don’t… Read More

Feb 8 2011

Stolen Fur for Fashion

“Stolen for Fashion”—Learn More at PETA.org. Ricky Gervais and Pink guest star in this disturbing PETA video that really should be watched by anyone who wears exotic skins or fur. Of course those are exactly the people who likely will not watch it, but it’s worth a shot. We are… Read More

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