Thought Of The Day. August 21, 2016

Instead of posting status updates on Facebook, I am now posting each apothegm, thought, observation, and witticism, here, as a Thought Of The Day. Status updates on Facebook disappear into the ether and cannot be relocated by readers. Before you leave, please take a moment to follow this blog by clicking on Follow in the…

Animal Rights vs the Status Quo

Animal rights advocates believe that all sentient life is equally valuable, equally deserving of protection, equally important, equally cherished by those who possess it and those who wish to live. The contrast between that view and most of humanity is so stark as to trigger the question among animal advocates as to whether humans themselves…

Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roland

Creedence Clearwater Revival I am a child of the 60’s. I was, and am, an enemy of the state. I was in the streets over civil rights and Viet Nam. I embraced radical politics. I became a federal fugitive for running guys to Canada to avoid the draft. I was beaten by cops for burning…

Thought Of The Day. July 10, 2016

Instead of posting status updates on Facebook, I am now posting each apothegm, thought, observation, and witticism, here, as a Thought Of The Day. Status updates on Facebook disappear into the ether and cannot be relocated by readers. Before you leave, please take a moment to follow this blog by clicking on Follow in the…

Law is the Enemy of Animals

If there is one overriding cause for animal abuse, exploitation, cruelty, and death it is our legal system. Under English Common Law, which is followed in almost every English speaking country, and under the Napoleonic Code, which is the basis of law in Civil Law jurisdictions, animals are considered to be personal property. Our task…

Eco-Socialism, The Environment, and Animal Rights

Prior to Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the presidency and his calls for political revolution, many Americans were understandably put off by the term “socialism,” as it has been demonized by politicians since the beginning of the Cold War. Those who witnessed our alliance with the Soviet Union are dead, as are any who might remember…

Thought Of The Day. June 13, 2016

Instead of posting status updates on Facebook, I am now posting each apothegm, thought, observation, and witticism, here, as a Thought Of The Day. Status updates on Facebook disappear into the ether and cannot be relocated by readers. Before you leave, please take a moment to follow this blog by clicking on Follow in the…