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Note to Those Wanting Promotion: Pay Attention

Animal Person

We bloggers often get e-mails from individuals and organizations in search of promotion. Case in point: AnimalEquality. And though it's not a colossal problem by any means, it's annoying for a moment, and with the world being the way it is, I have enough to be annoyed about. They probably have a list of people whom they blast an e-mail to, changing only the field after the Dear in the letter, and they hope some of them will stick. But that was back in 2006.

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On Egypt's Pig Cull

Animal Person

I received an e-mail from the well-meaning Wendy at Compassion in World Farming (which I find an odd combination of words) regarding Egypt's pig cull and asking me to send my protest to the Egyptian Government. The pigs are being buried alive, dumped in mass graves and "covered in what appears to be quicklime where, they endure a slow and agonising death." We call it something else--not a cull--but how are culls all that different?

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