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Isn't man an amazing animal? He kills wildlife by the millions in order to protect his domestic animals and their feed. Then he kills domestic animals by the billions and eats them. This in turn kills man by the millions, because eating animals leads to degenerative, fatal health conditions like heart disease, kidney disease, cancer. So then man tortures and kills billions more animals to look for cures for these diseases. Elsewhere, millions of other humans are killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is used to fatten domestic animals. Meanwhile, some people are dying of sad laughter at the absurdity of man, who kills so easily and violently, and once a year sends out cards praying for
Peace on Earth.
~  C. David Coats
  • An Inconvenient Lunch
    Kinship Circle - Seriously fat. That describes one in four adults in 2008. Americans average 3,700 calories everyday. Most come from meat and dairy food. But the bloated nation faces more than heart disease and diabetes. It turns out the last thing on Al Gore's mind is the first thing to warm the planet…
  • One Country's Companion Is Another's Cuisine
    Kinship Circle - Red rivulets flow past a cage where he and others huddle in airless heat. Hands pull him through metal slats. They bash his head with a pipe and shove an electric prod against him. He is a carcass, but awake, dunked in boiling water, blowtorched. Finally, everything goes black…
  • A Vegan Wedding
    Kinship Circle - Watch cool slide show about the first vegan wedding featured in VegNews Magazine! Kinship Circle founder Brenda Shoss married Grady Ballard inside the People Barn at Farm Sanctuary in Upstate New York. "If you could get married anywhere in the world, where?" Brenda's then procrastinating fiance had asked. "Anywhere? I want to get married with the animals…"
  • A Life Contained: Facts About The Pig Industry
    Kinship Circle - An automated hum defines daybreak inside a dark shed. Grunts and squeals rise from narrow stalls. Each row contains over 100 pigs. At times, snouts and hooves align symmetrically in a scene of unpiglike conformity. One 600-pounder rubs against bars in a vain effort to turn around…
  • Dairy Is Super Healthy, If You're A Calf
    Kinship Circle - Humans are the only species to drink another's milk. Though 75% of the global population is lactose intolerant, demand for cow's milk sustains huge dairy factories. How do you get a cow to produce unnatural amounts of milk? You keep her pregnant. What about all those babies? Males are taken within 24-48 hours of birth, for life in 2-feet wide crates and slaughter by 20 weeks. Tons of cow milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, etc. ensure that surplus male calves become veal.…
  • A Pause To Consider The Birds We Consume
    Kinship Circle - At Thanksgiving, Americans will express gratitude with the carcass of a genetically mutilated and tortured bird. I propose a day of empathy. A day to consider the 290,000,000 turkeys annually heaved through stunning tanks. The birds who blink as automated blades slice their necks. Modern poultry factories do not resemble the picturesque family farm…
  • Horton Hears…A Cow!
    Kinship Circle - Their world on a dust speck was clearly in tatters, till Horton proclaimed: Every voice matters! Hollywood's Horton Hears A Who paints a world like our own. This reminded me of animals in society. Specifically, my mind drifted to cows, who in a Horton-esque twist recently stole headlines. A video exposed brutalized cows too weak to stand…
  • Missouri Lawmakers: Slaughtering Horses & Harassing Activists
    Kinship Circle - When lawmakers tried to open a horse-kill plant, thus renewing slaughter on U.S. soil, Kinship Circle issued an alert. Then it got weird. Menacing calls. Neighing like a horse. Chanting. Singing A Horse Is A Horse. Ms. Shoss filed a police report for harassment and called press…
  • Our Vegan Sons & Daughters
    Kinship Circle - As a vegan, I encounter misconceptions. I'm a protein starved bunny-hugger who doesn't shave. Huh? I grew up as a middle class, mall-hopping brat. Now I'm a mom, open-minded perhaps, but not granola crunchy. I do not find meat repulsive. I just prefer live animals…
  • A Mad Cowboy And His Movie
    Kinship Circle - Author Howard Lyman (Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won't Eat Meat), doesn't mince words. During his Oprah Winfrey gig, Lyman argued an outbreak of mad cow disease in America could make AIDS seem like the common cold. This Mad Cowboy's movie further condemns the disastrous agriculture we call food…
  • The "P" In Premarin Stands For Pee
    Kinship Circle - To acquire Premarin’s "complex blend of natural estrogens," over 80,000 pregnant mares stand on U.S. and Canadian pee lines. But you won’t find urine listed on this 60-year-old hormone replacement therapy. In fact, no one seems able to classify the mystery stuff…
  • Meat-On-A-Stick For Earth Day?
    Kinship Circle - Dawn arrives as mist. Signs of renewal abound as my husband and I haul Kinship Circle materials across the grounds of Earth Day. Booths beckon us to Go Green! Recycle! Conserve! Meat-on-a-stick! MEAT-ON-A-STICK? I stumble on the paradox even as grilled burgers…
  • When Animals Suffer, So Do We
    by Kelly Overton - Do the animal rights nuts know something we don't? As we observe growing avian flu cases worldwide, we bide time until the eventual large-scale outbreak of mad cow disease in the U.S. and hope what the world experienced in 2004 wasn't just a dress rehearsal for SARS…
  • Paradoxical Burgers For Lunch Anyone?
    Kinship Circle - May the jaws of Hell pulverize all slimeballs who roast kittens and behead puppies. Our pets are sacrosanct. But say you stumble upon some dewy-eyed calves, roped inside veal crates. Or you bump into their dairy cow moms. By now they're meatloaf, stamped with the pledge that you, gentle reader, will never hear their screams…
  • Demo At Wendy's, Washington DC
    Kinship Circle - Some saw a hen locked inside a lightless box, her beak amputated. Others saw a pig crammed into a crate, her entire life segmented by just pregnancy and death. Such portraits compel animal advocates to persevere in a society with complete moral ambiguity about nonhuman animals. Activists protested outside a Wendy's in Washington DC…






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