Philip Wollen is a former VP of Citibank and Australian philanthropist who is known to keep out of the limelight. But he will no loner be able to because of this amazing, profound 10 minute speech he gave to the St James Ethics Centre and the Wheeler Centre debate in Australia on May 16, 2012. The larger debate consists of six speakers, three that make the case for getting animals off of the menu and three that make the case against it Mr. Wollen succinctly & brilliantly makes all the important connections to make this speech one of the best I have ever heard. I have his speech on video & the written speech here. THANK YOU, PHILIP WOLLEN, for your wisdom, compassion and powerful voice for the voiceless! Continue reading »Uncategorized | Comment (0)
“A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” Vernon Howard
Approval Seeking Behavior… If you ask me, this is where many of our challenges start. When you are too concerned with what other people think of you, you start sabotaging your life, and you start moving forward but with the breaks on.
“Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner” Lao Tzu Continue reading »Uncategorized | Comment (0)
My Speech after Receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at Worldfest- Los Angeles, Ca. May 20, 2012
I am so honored & humbled to be getting this incredible award as I look out and see so many friends out here who have helped me work for the animals. I share this honor with you all & dedicate this award to all of the advocates around the world. We all know that, to paraphrase Scotlund, alone we can do very little but together we can & are accomplishing a lot. I want to thank my dear friend, Scotlund Haisley, for his kind words about me. I can only hope to live up to them. Scotlund is a fairly new friend but he has definitely made me a better activist by working with him and his organization, Animal Rescue Corps. He is an inspiring leader who shows care & concern for all of us (2 & 4 leggers) on his ARC’s mission and has an amazing core team. It consists of Tim Woodward, Michael Cunningham, Elaine Hendricks, Karla Goodson, Chris Hoar and Ady Gil- along with many rescue groups, veterinarians & volunteers throughout this country & Canada. Continue reading »Animal Issues, Environmental Issues, Human Issues | Comment (0)
I love this article and I was so thrilled to see Ringling’s Bind ‘Em & Beat ‘Em Circus on the list. In my opinion, the United States is now the United States of Corporate America and this MUST change. Change only comes through education and intervention. So here is some education! Continue reading »Uncategorized | Comment (0)
Animal Rescue Corp., with whom i have done 4 animal rescues within the past year, was called to help a monkey. They took Louie to Jungle Friends where he will live happily with others for the rest of his life. I missed this one but this is what ARC writes about it. Continue reading »Animal Issues | Comment (0)
As the world population steadily increases, and the demand for land, water, and natural resources becomes more and more intense, our wildlife is becoming threatened due to loss of habitat, over exploitation, and other human induced factors. Biodiversity is important – not only is it essential to maintaining healthy ecosystems, but humans can actually benefit from many of the species that are being lost, and without them the world is worse off. Plant and animal species are interlinked in an intricate web of life that is finely balanced. This system – or ecosystem, as it is commonly referred to – is made up of various components, some living (biotic components), some non-living (abiotic components), which all function together like clockwork. All species have a role to play in their ecosystem, and when they disappear, the system starts functioning less effectively, often with negative spin offs to other organisms within that ecosystem. Continue reading »Animal Issues, Environmental Issues, Human Issues | Comment (0)
Did you know my mother? I’m told her name was Belle. I don’t know what she looked like, but have memories of her smell.
Did you ever hear my mother?…Did her cries pull at your heart?
I remember them quite clearly, when the men pulled us apart.
Did you drink from my mother? Did you ever taste her milk?
Did you feel her face against yours? Was her skin as soft as silk?
THE GREAT APE PROTECTION ACT & COST SAVINGS ACT- H.R. 1513/S. 810- by Physicians Committee For Responsible Medecine
We have an amazing opportunity now to help stop the horrific experiments done on chimpanzees in America with this bill & to send the ones languishing in laboratories to sanctuary. I haven’t posted anything about vivisection, i.e. using animals in scientific experiments, but, as you can guess, I am totally against the use of all animals in experiments, along with many, many others throughout the ages which I will name at the end of this article. We are called “anti-vivisectionists”. We can & should, at least, start with the end of experiments on chimps.Please contact your senators and your representatives and urge their support of this bill. Continue reading »Animal Issues, Politics | Comment (0)
The book, The China Study, came out years ago and proved through extensive years and many studies that a vegan diet was the most healthy. Because it is a rather lengthy scientific book, it was not the kind of reading most people engage in. However, now , a film has been made using this book and other studies to show that the healthiest diet is one free of animals and their by-products. PLEASE see this film. do yourself that favor! And GO VEGAN- for your health, the animals and the planet!THE CHINA STUDY
The science is clear. The results are unmistakable.
Change your diet and dramatically reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
Respected nutrition and health researcher, Dr. T. Colin Campbell reveals the truth behind special interest groups, government entities and scientists that have taken Americans down a deadly path Even today, as the low-carb craze sweeps the nation, two-thirds of adults are still obese and children are being diagnosed with Type II diabetes, typically an “adult” disease, at an alarming rate. If we’re eating healthier, why are Americans stricken with heart disease as much as we were 30 years ago? Drawing on the project findings in rural China, but going far beyond those findings, The China Study details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Continue reading »Animal Issues, Environmental Issues, Human Issues | Comment (0)
It’s the Holiday Season and I want to wish each and every one of you a very happy and healthy holiday season and a prosperous, peaceful 2012! There is much to do in this world to make it a better place- whether it be for animals, children, the poor, etc. and I urge each of you to make your New Year’s resolution one that calls you to action for those less fortunate. As the fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, wrote in 1992, “It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act!” This quote below by Coates may seem a lot like Scrooge but it speaks the ugly truth of our species and the consequences of our actions and arrogance. We must be the change we so badly want to see. Again, happy and healthy to you! Continue reading »Animal Issues | Comment (0)