Category Archives: Animals

Laugh for Sam Simon

Originally posted on Kirschner's Korner:
Protesting with Sam in LA. I wrote this tribute to Sam when I found out he had cancer. Sam passed away today at age 59. I’m sharing this story again to remind people of…

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Why Some People Should Never Be Allowed to Adopt a Shelter Dog

When we adopt a shelter dog, we make a lifelong commitment. The dog we adopt may have been hit by a car, neglected and left starving in a backyard, raced, kicked and beaten and now fearing human contact, or surrendered … Continue reading

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One Last Kiss

I wasn’t ready to rescue a dog but I learned of a puppy in need of a home so I decided to visit him on a whim. A miniature white Schnauzer, he was only two months old and just a … Continue reading

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10 Difficult Questions Every Animal Advocate Should Ask Themselves

As animal advocates, we try to inspire others to show compassion for all animals. We may also serve animals well if we reflect on our own decisions since there is always more we can do. I hope these questions cause … Continue reading

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How to Stop Sucking at Life

Artist Liu Qiang’s thought-provoking masterpiece illustrates people’s disturbing addiction to cows’ milk and the anguish it causes these good-natured animals. Contrast Qiang’s troubling statue with this photo of raw almonds, also known as one of the world’s healthiest foods. Almonds … Continue reading

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What’s Right for a Mouse?

When we talk to people about showing compassion for animals, sometimes they reply, “Yes, when I see a spider in my house, I let him outside.” That’s commendable but many of these same people think nothing of killing other animals … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Miley Cyrus

October 5, 2013 Dear Miley, I’ve never seen Hannah Montana or your VMA performance but I have read about your efforts to save animals. Thank you for recently tweeting your fans to sign a petition to ban horse-drawn carriages in … Continue reading

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