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Our Hen House TV!

Hey y’all! First, I hope you all know about & support Our Hen House! If you’re unfamiliar, then it’s time to get with it! Our Hen House is a non-profit organization whose mission is to "change the world for animals" using video, audio, interviews, reviews, & the written word. The OHH website provides up to the minute daily updates on what you need to create change. With their weekly podcast, Jasmin & Mariann interview inspiring activists, chefs, entrepreneurs, & all around changemakers. In addition, it’s full of sassy chit-chat, insightful commentary, a bit of gossip, & plenty of profanity (just a warning if you’re sensitive to that kind of thing!) as they review new hot products, companies, & media. They are entertaining, informative & all around awesome advocates for the animals. 

Just recently they launched Our Hen House TV, in partnership with Brooklyn Entertainment Media. A vegan themed talk show! How cool is that! Here’s what they have to say about it: 

"Our Hen House’s TV show ventures into the under-explored world of animals rights with a sense of humor, a passionate heart, & more than a few opinions on the state of animal rights. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan, a part-time vegetarian, a fiery social justice activist, or simply love your dog, Our Hen House’s TV show will embolden you to think in new directions, to question assumptions, & to sample some fabulous food along the way. The show is an extension of the popular podcast under the same name.

Not in Brooklyn? Not to worry, you can watch online as well. They’ve just put up episode 4, so if you haven’t been watching, curl up with a cup of fair-trade tea, grab your furry friend & catch up! If you love it, make sure to show your support by making a tax-deductible donation. They offer some pretty amazing thank you gifts if you need more incentive, but I know that helping to give a voice to the animals is enough for most of you! 

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Happy Valentine’s Day!
I don’t mean to get all bah humbug up in here, but valentine schmalentine.
Sure, I’d rnjoy a box of heart shaped vegan chocolates as much as the next girl, why do we need to dedicate just ONE day to love? Shouldn’t we be sharing & expressing love everyday? I certainly don’t think “love” should be defined by a dinner reservation, overpriced roses, & a tacky piece of jewelry. I think true “love” is so much more…
Being compassionate in our thoughts, words, & actions & treating each other - & that includes all beings everywhere - EVERYDAY with love, care, kindness & is what matters most. 

”Extend the circle of compassion today & every day.” ~Marla Rose

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I don’t mean to get all bah humbug up in here, but valentine schmalentine.

Sure, I’d rnjoy a box of heart shaped vegan chocolates as much as the next girl, why do we need to dedicate just ONE day to love? Shouldn’t we be sharing & expressing love everyday? I certainly don’t think “love” should be defined by a dinner reservation, overpriced roses, & a tacky piece of jewelry. I think true “love” is so much more…

Being compassionate in our thoughts, words, & actions & treating each other - & that includes all beings everywhere - EVERYDAY with love, care, kindness & is what matters most. 

”Extend the circle of compassion today & every day.” ~Marla Rose

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A Prayer for Humans on Behalf of the Animals

Happy Thanksgiving, kind friends. There is so much to be grateful for. Remember this prayer today & please take a moment to honor the animals. 

"My hope is that we can navigate through this world with the grace & integrity of those who most need our protection.

May we have the sense of humor & liveliness of the goats.

May we have the maternal instincts & protective nature of the hens & the sassiness of the roosters.

May we have the gentleness & strength of the cattle & the wisdom, humility, and serenity of the donkeys.

May we appreciate the need for community as do the sheep & choose our companions as carefully as do the rabbits.

May we have the faithfulness & commitment to family of the geese, the adaptability and affability of the ducks.

May we have the intelligence, loyalty, & affection of the pigs & the inquisitiveness, sensitivity, & playfulness of the turkeys.

My hope is that we learn from the animals what we need to become better people.”

~For the animals, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

May we all live as gracefully & compassionately as the wise & inspirational, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. May you all have a peaceful & blessed Thanksgiving day.

Namaste. 

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Adopt a Turkey Project 2013

Thanksgiving is upon us, but it’s not too late to adopt a turkey from Farm Sanctuary’s "Adopt a Turkey Project!"

For a one-time donation gift of just $30, anyone can sponsor a turkey who lives at one of our three shelters. As a turkey sponsor, you will receive a special Adopt a Turkey certificate with a color photo of & fun details about your new friend.

Turkey sponsorships also make perfect gifts, so make an even greater impact this holiday season by sharing the love with others. For a gift of $210, you can sponsor the whole flock & have adoption certificates sent to family and friends!

These beloved turkeys at Farm Sanctuary not only need your sponsorship support this Thanksgiving but also your help showing others just how wonderful farm animals really are. We are privileged to have these beautiful birds in our care, & we know you’ll love making a difference for them, too!

So don’t delay, sponsor your turkey today! Go on…gobble, gobble give!

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Illustration: Maggie Suisman Knowledge: Vegan Starter Kit

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the sweet, caring & nurturing mamas!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the sweet, caring & nurturing mamas!

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NOT MILK!
This is the harsh truth about what really happens in the dairy industry. Not only do dairy cows & their offspring endure an incomprehensible amount of suffering, there is absolutely no reason for humans to consume cow’s milk. Read on, & if you haven’t already - ditch the dairy!
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Here’s a euphemism, one that’s widely used within the dairy industry. Because cows’ milk is a secretion that oozes from the udder, it’s filled with a “somatic cell count,” commonly known as pus, with the national average hovering around 350 million pus cells per liter. Basically, this means that each glass of milk in America can have around an eye-dropper full of pus. Over the years, The Hoard’s Dairyman & other dairy industry trade journals have run a few articles about the pus content in milk.
When machines are hooked up to the udders three times a day to suck the cows dry, the machines, & the countless drugs & myriad injections of Bovine Growth Hormone, cause mastitis, & irritate & infect the udders. Pus, mucus, & infections are sucked out with the milk, & pasteurization—which cleans the pus, but does not eliminate it from the milk—creates a concoction of sanitized pus. Organic, chemical-free cow milk is not pus-free either. It actually has more pus than non-organic milk because when cows come down with infections, as they always do, chemicals are not being used to treat the infection. Thus, more pus accumulates in the system. Soy, rice, almond, hemp, coconut, oat & hazelnut milks (the vegan ones)—along with human breast milk—are the only pus-free milks.
Moreover, mother cows make milk for THEIR babies & for THEIR babies alone. That case is closed forever. No debate. No discussion. The jury is in. They don’t make milk for baby humans, adolescents humans or adult humans. The human body has absolutely no need for cow milk, just as it has absolutely no need for dog milk, giraffe milk, zebra milk, camel milk, goat milk or rhinoceros milk. This is why dairy is responsible for most allergies, asthma, Crohn’s disease, childhood ear infections, acne, & breast, ovarian, colon, prostate & pancreatic cancers.
Cows, like every other female mammal, only produce milk during & after pregnancy. Cows, therefore, are artificially impregnated (raped) once a year to keep the milk-flow going. Within moments after giving birth, babies are stolen from their mothers. From a business standpoint, the dairy industry has to steal babies because it can’t have calves sucking up all that milk that was meant for them when they would rather sell it to humans instead. Every time humans have a glass of cow milk, some calf is not!
Like male chicks on an egg farm, male calves are useless by-products of the dairy industry. Unlike the chicks who are killed at birth, calves are sent to veal farms and put in tiny crates with ropes and chains around their necks to completely immobilize them. No movement is ever allowed because no muscle development is allowed. The veal industry is only in existence because of the dairy industry. If you don’t eat veal, but still consume dairy, it doesn’t alleviate the suffering of enslaved male calves, or mother cows! When cows no longer produce huge amounts of quality milk after 3-7 years, they’re killed. There are no cow sanctuaries in the dairy industry. Ninety percent of hamburger flesh in America comes from the dairy industry. For some amazing info about the scams & cruelty of the dairy industry, please check outwww.NotMilk.com, www.coalitionforcancerprevention.org, andwww.nytimes.com/2010/11/07/us/07fat.html?src=me&ref=general.

NOT MILK!

This is the harsh truth about what really happens in the dairy industry. Not only do dairy cows & their offspring endure an incomprehensible amount of suffering, there is absolutely no reason for humans to consume cow’s milk. Read on, & if you haven’t already - ditch the dairy!

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Here’s a euphemism, one that’s widely used within the dairy industry. Because cows’ milk is a secretion that oozes from the udder, it’s filled with a “somatic cell count,” commonly known as pus, with the national average hovering around 350 million pus cells per liter. Basically, this means that each glass of milk in America can have around an eye-dropper full of pus. Over the years, The Hoard’s Dairyman & other dairy industry trade journals have run a few articles about the pus content in milk.

When machines are hooked up to the udders three times a day to suck the cows dry, the machines, & the countless drugs & myriad injections of Bovine Growth Hormone, cause mastitis, & irritate & infect the udders. Pus, mucus, & infections are sucked out with the milk, & pasteurization—which cleans the pus, but does not eliminate it from the milk—creates a concoction of sanitized pus. Organic, chemical-free cow milk is not pus-free either. It actually has more pus than non-organic milk because when cows come down with infections, as they always do, chemicals are not being used to treat the infection. Thus, more pus accumulates in the system. Soy, rice, almond, hemp, coconut, oat & hazelnut milks (the vegan ones)—along with human breast milk—are the only pus-free milks.

Moreover, mother cows make milk for THEIR babies & for THEIR babies alone. That case is closed forever. No debate. No discussion. The jury is in. They don’t make milk for baby humans, adolescents humans or adult humans. The human body has absolutely no need for cow milk, just as it has absolutely no need for dog milk, giraffe milk, zebra milk, camel milk, goat milk or rhinoceros milk. This is why dairy is responsible for most allergies, asthma, Crohn’s disease, childhood ear infections, acne, & breast, ovarian, colon, prostate & pancreatic cancers.

Cows, like every other female mammal, only produce milk during & after pregnancy. Cows, therefore, are artificially impregnated (raped) once a year to keep the milk-flow going. Within moments after giving birth, babies are stolen from their mothers. From a business standpoint, the dairy industry has to steal babies because it can’t have calves sucking up all that milk that was meant for them when they would rather sell it to humans instead. Every time humans have a glass of cow milk, some calf is not!

Like male chicks on an egg farm, male calves are useless by-products of the dairy industry. Unlike the chicks who are killed at birth, calves are sent to veal farms and put in tiny crates with ropes and chains around their necks to completely immobilize them. No movement is ever allowed because no muscle development is allowed. The veal industry is only in existence because of the dairy industry. If you don’t eat veal, but still consume dairy, it doesn’t alleviate the suffering of enslaved male calves, or mother cows! When cows no longer produce huge amounts of quality milk after 3-7 years, they’re killed. There are no cow sanctuaries in the dairy industry. Ninety percent of hamburger flesh in America comes from the dairy industry. For some amazing info about the scams & cruelty of the dairy industry, please check outwww.NotMilk.comwww.coalitionforcancerprevention.org, andwww.nytimes.com/2010/11/07/us/07fat.html?src=me&ref=general.

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