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Rabbit for Dinner? Talking to Meat-Eaters about Vegetarianism.

I dedicate this blog to Phil Wollin, a big-hearted philanthropist with a pure vegan soul. The world’s most famous restaurant is the Michelin 3-star elBuli on the Catalonian Costa Brava. The chef is Ferran Adriò, often proclaimed “the greatest chef … Continue reading

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Why I Love Animal Sanctuaries

Sanctuaries like Animal Place in Grass Valley, and Farm Sanctuary in California and New York, do more for advancing the cause of animals than anything else. First they save the lives of the individual animals; then they allow others to … Continue reading

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Peaceable Kingdom

Some years ago I conducted a fairly ordinary experiment in group living: I introduced a baby rabbit, two baby rats, a kitten, a puppy, and a rooster and a chick to one another at a very early age, and surprise, … Continue reading

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Do Animals Get Depressed?

I re-read William Styron’s 1991 “tale of horror,” Darkness Visible about his deep depression in the 1980s. I could not help thinking, as I was reading, the big cats don’t get depressed… sharks don’t get depressed… elephants don’t get depressed. … Continue reading

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The Lobster and Me

I wandered into a seafood restaurant to make a call when I looked into an aquarium. There was a large lobster (and since lobsters continue to grow with age, this large one was perhaps 50 years old), waving its tentacles … Continue reading

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