Early Morning – An Essay by Karen Winkler

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Good-bye, my dear friend.  It will be hard to be here without you.  We both are scraped and scarred from slipping on trails, and the deaths of loyal pets.   When we started volunteering together, we felt the same pull, and offered ourselves to the animals. We promised to keep them safe.  We watched countless dogs and cats take their freedom rides to new homes. I understand... Read More

Daisy – An Essay by Karen Winkler

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Daisy, a pretty petite pittie, was the first shelter dog I walked who was euthanized.  She was a good dog, but shelter life — with its constant noise, overpowering smells, and irregular schedule — was too much for her.  Daisy often spent the entire day jumping and spinning uninterrupted, and her hyper, erratic behavior was trying at best.  Some people thought Daisy... Read More

Gene Baur on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

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Gene Baur talks about his new book Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive Share this post:TwitterFacebookPinterestEmailPrintMoreRedditLinkedInTumblrGooglePocketLike... Read More

Lucy – An Essay by Karen Winkler

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There are moments during my walks with Lucy I love beyond all others.  I love her jump out of the Jeep.  I love the shake that rolls her body from side to side.  I love when the speed of our steps is in sync.  I love when Lucy forgets I am holding her by a leash. Lucy spends hours slouched against the cold cement block wall at the back of her cage.  The diamond pattern fencing... Read More

Much in Little – An Essay by Karen Winkler

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Translated from the Latin multum in parvo Professor Higgins and Karen on their comfy chair Professor Henry Higgins, as he is known, was born to a feral mother in the month of October and is the offspring of Norwegian Forest Cats. His ancestors travelled with Vikings as mousers.  He is a descendant of adventurous, intelligent, and proud cats. His line is built to withstand cold... Read More

To Whom It May Concern – An Essay by Karen Winkler

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I walk shelter dogs. All breeds. All needs. All weather. Walking dogs is my calling. I have walked parks from Peace Valley to High Rocks. I know what a Martingale, haltie, gentle lead, and EZ-walk harness are. I keep a dog treat, poop bag, or squeaky toy in at least one pocket of every pair of jeans I own. I can take a damn good photo of a dog at the end of a 20 ft lead while wading... Read More

Chalk Art & Bearing Witness at Toronto Pig Save Vigil

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Photo of a sad and frightened pig taken at a Toronto Pig Save vigil in 2012 Pigs are some of our favorite animals. They’re smart, cute, and clean when not stuck in cages or styes. We were contacted by Anita Krajnc, from the Toronto Pig Save, and asked if we could help divulge the work they do trying to raise consciousness about the slaughter of these wonderful animals. TPS... Read More

Friends of Animals

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The non-profit Friends of Animals is working to end the cruelty and exploitation of animals around the world. Mauro talks to Lee Hall about Friends of Animals, stopping the bird trade, and Primarily Primates. Primarily Primates is a non-profit sanctuary that houses, protects, and rehabilitates apes and monkeys. These primates are cast offs from the pet trade and research facilities. Podcast:... Read More

Compassion Over Killing in 2012

Compassion Over Killing in 2012

Compassion Over Killing has posted the video below highlighting their achievements for the year. If you donate by December 31, 2012, your donation will be matched up to $60,000 and if you donate $100 you will receive a box of all-vegan milk chocolate truffles. There successes for 2012 include: Undercover Video Prompts USDA to Shut Down Slaughter Plant Subway Campaign Progress Animal... Read More

Interview with Lee Hall, plus book give-away!

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Buy the book at the Friends of Animals website The From A to Vegan crew went to the CARE Veggie Fest last June in West Chester, PA, where we had the opportunity to talk to Lee Hall, CARE’s Vice President. She is also the VP of Legal Affairs for Friends of Animals. We’ve known Lee for a while now and she is a all-around great person. Lee Hall takes a holistic approach... Read More

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