November 23, 2017

I've been struggling lately. It's nothing unique and I know I'm not alone in feeling this way. Fighting for animals in a world that is both saturated with their suffering and ignores it isn't easy. We all know this going in. We join thinking we just need to focus all o...

November 21, 2017

American Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It's a time when friends and family come together to count their blessings and reflect upon all they are thankful for. Sadly though, all those warm, fuzzy feelings are experienced over the dead body of a turkey.

Turkeys a...

May 9, 2017

Sometimes you hear about things happening to animals that you just can't believe. As investigators, we have a lot of those moments but they're more along the lines of "I can't believe I'm seeing this". These entries will share some of those experiences with you—moments...

November 1, 2016

Thirty years ago, at the age of 13, I went vegetarian. It's frustrating to think that it took until just six years ago to finally go vegan.

When I started my life as an investigator, the organizations I worked with promoted welfarism - small, incremental improvements to...

June 23, 2016

The first time I held a chicken I cried - I mean, ugly cried. The chicken was a Silkie, black and beautiful, being raised by a neighbour who was getting into the backyard chicken movement. I was struck by how tiny her body was, how fragile she seemed. My fingers explor...

September 30, 2015

The power of interpretation in activist art hit me recently while I was studying a particularly compelling painting by Mary Britton Clouse. Mary runs Chicken Run Rescue in Minneapolis and has long been a role model for me. Together with her husband Bert, Mary has rescu...

September 18, 2015

 

Leaving the loving embrace of Toronto Veg Fest, I was immediately thrust back into general society's disregard for animals.

 

On the drive back to my hotel in Mississauga last Sunday, I saw a juvenile gull limping across the highway, dragging his right wing. He'd likely...

May 12, 2015

Welcome to my inaugural blog post! In this post I'll answer the question of Why Art?

 

Since I've launched this art website, I've noticed something interesting. A lot of activists have artistic talent - be it writing, photography or the more traditional arts of sketc...

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