Thursday, January 15, 2009

An update on my last blog post.

I would like to point out that the author of the article in my last blog post responded to the criticism many animal rights/welfarist posted. I would like to say that I may have jumped to conclusions about the article in question. However, my comments about the pro-life movement in general still stand. I would still like to urge pro-lifers who do not agree with the animal rights movement to end their hostility towards those who support both the life movement and animal rights. As I said it is doing no one justice.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Disunity is harming women and babies

Please read this article entitled: Seal Pup Silliness
The gist of the article is that it is silly to fight for humane treatment of animals. It makes the fallacious argument that I have often rebutted here that if you care about the welfare of animals you must not care about fellow human beings.

Here is my response:
This is why the pro-life movement is failing. You alienate people with different beliefs for example those who are both pro-life and animal rights activists. We are squabbling amongst ourselves while women and unborn babies are being harmed by abortion. Even I, a staunch animal rights activist, am appalled that most who fight for animals to be treated humanely don't think of the plight of unborn humans, but this kind of attitude (i.e. calling the fight for humane treatment of seals "silly") is not helping anyone. As I said it is alienating part of the pro-life movement. I understand your frustration, but please try to see things from others point of view.

Thank you.

and here is further proof that many in the animal rights movement (some pro-life some pro-choice) care about humans:
Vegan Peace on buying sweatshop free (wait, what? They care about the conditions of people who make their products too? Not just animals? Shocking!)
Notmilk on abortion
All Creatures on abortion
The liberal case against abortion
Human Rights Section of ARCO (ARCO stands for Animal Rights Community Online. Being a message board you will obviously find a diverse amount of opinions. Obviously I will not deny there are SOME animal rights activists that are callous towards humans, but please don't generalize.)
Episcoveg blog (Episcopal blog that's mostly AR, but also mentions the problem of hunger and poverty and pascifism.)

and of course my blog! I hope I have conveyed my deep concern for God's children as well as his creation.

P.S. I apologize for my snarky tone I am just so tired of having to explain this concept to people. It shouldn't be that hard to understand!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Another Gem from C.S. Lewis

"Dreams of the far future destiny of man were dragging up from its shallows and unquiet grave the old dream of Man as God. The very experiences of the dissecting room and the pathological laboratory were breeding a conviction that the stifling of all deep-set repugnances was the first essential of progress."
- That Hideous Strength pg. 203

I like this quote for two reasons. The first is the same reason I would recommend this book to people. The premise of this science fiction novel is a struggle between science and morality. Let me just say that I do not think science in itself is evil. I am alive today, because of medical progress. However, scientists today are trying to play God. They spend so much money and time on things like ED medicine that does nothing to further humanity. All the while conducting cruel tests on animals (usually). Not to mention the others evils such as cloning, embryonic stem cell research, human/animal hybrids and so on. There is such a great need for ethical scientists today. Where have they all gone?

The second gem of wisdom in this quote is that cruelty to animals deadens human's senses. It is the starting point at which people move on to violence towards fellow humans. Furthermore, a large majority of role models were kind to animals. Take for example, St. Francis or William Wilberforce, who both fought to make slavery illegal in England and also founded the first SPCA.

For more information on why we should not support animal testing please visit this website: (warning: graphic pictures)

Friday, January 02, 2009

Pulling weeds and trying new products

I was gardening quietly yesterday. It was the perfect day with the sun out, clear blue sky as far as the eye could see and a gentle breeze. I was going to attempt to come up with some profound metaphor for using weeds, but I decided to let creation do all the talking.



and now for something completely different! A product review for:
Kozy Shack Soy Vanilla Pudding Cups

The texture was amazingly creamy. I just wanted to roll it around my tongue. The taste was pretty good too. Just the right amount of sweetness and vanilla flavour. It did have a distinct soy taste, but not in a negative way. Overall, I would buy it again when I have spare cash for treats. I give it 4 stars. They have chocolate pudding too! I will try it next.