Tag Archive: animals

Feb 29

Do Unto Animals: Book Review

For those who are looking for a rational, thoughtful, endearing, and entertaining book about animal welfare and the animal kingdom—especially companion, farm, and urban wildlife animals—then Tracey Stewart’s Do Unto Animals is a must read. This book would be a great tool for teachers to use in their biology and science classrooms to introduce accurate …

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Nov 11

10 Tips To Avoid Catching Diseases from Pets

I’ve always considered my pets to be part of my family. Whether it was a parakeet, long-haired guinea pigs, turtles, fish, dwarf rabbits, or the multitude of cats and dogs that have shared my homes over the years, they brightened my life and hopefully I did the same for them. But just like kids, parents, …

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Sep 06

Plastic Plague, Fight Back

I’m from a generation when a reference to plastic often brought to mind a moment from The Graduate (1967). In a scene from the movie, a young man (Benjamin) who is searching for his life’s work is being advised by a businessman that the future is in plastics. Fast forward to 2015, when we are …

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Jul 11

Summer Pests Fun Facts

We share this planet with a multitude of tiny creatures who far outnumber us. This fact seems to be especially evident during the summer months. You might be familiar with these scenarios: dodging dive-bombing flies at the lake or beach, swatting mosquitoes at your backyard BBQ, or checking yourself and your kids for chiggers and …

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Jun 22

Fake Meat and Real Change

As a vegan for more than three decades, I have lived through the many attempts by food manufacturers to “perfect” fake meat via the veggie burger, soy dog, faux deli meats and beef crumbles, and chik nuggets. Admittedly, many of the early attempts were quite unedible. But current offerings demonstrate how persistence pays off, so …

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