Hi there! I am a 28 year old vegan who is passionate about animal rights and animal protection issues. I grew up on a wheat farm in North Dakota and now live in Minnesota.
This blog will be a forum for discussing the devastating impacts of factory farming–on the animals it exploits, the people who consume those animals, and the environment in which we live. Farmed animals are sentient, complex creatures with their own desires, needs, and natural behaviors. Just like the cats and dogs we call pets, farmed animals are capable of feeling pain and frustration, happiness and love, and it is my firm belief that they too deserve our compassion and respect.
While the focus will be primarily on farmed animals (as well as my experience with veganism), I’ll also write about companion animals, wildlife, and basically any other kind of critter you can think of–that includes humans (we’re animals too, after all).
I welcome comments regardless of your viewpoint. Having people challenge my opinions either helps to make them stronger or forces me to rethink them, both of which I appreciate. My only rule is that regardless of your viewpoint, please be respectful. If you have a solid opinion, you should be able to articulate it without name calling or profanity. I will delete all comments that do not comply. Now that that’s established, comment away!
Want to know more about me?
If you’d like to email me directly, please feel free: firstname.lastname@example.org.