On Ducks and Geese

Animal Person

Creatures have come in phases for me: the duck phase, the cat phase, the dog phase, the bear phase (I was living in Vermont--it was unavoidable), the Canada goose phase. This is Girlie Girl. Not to be confused with Little Girl, of course.

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Black Bear

Animal Person

During a brief moment of insanity after the death of my pet kitty Brady in 1991 (at the age of 17), I attended Vermont Law School to study Environmental Law. South Royalton, Vermont is a picturesque New England town that in 1991 didn’t even have a stoplight. The campus of Vermont Law School (no connection to the University of Vermont) was composed of a handful of new buildings sprinkled among turn-of-the-century buildings, setting a tone of contrast.

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Update on Proposition 2 in CA

Critter News

Efforts for such a ballot initiative in Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire and Vermont have failed but efforts are currently underway to establish similar legislation in Colorado and Washington. Again, thanks to Farmed Animal Net for this update on California's proposition 2.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

April 9, 2009 The writer is the editor of Vermont’s Local Banquet, a quarterly magazine about food and agriculture. To the Editor: Re “ Humanity Even for Nonhumans ,” by Nicholas D. Kristof (column, April 9): Thank you for this inspiring and enlightening article. Animals raised for food suffer miserably.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

While the comfortably affluent always seem to prefer archaic forms of production and commerce, such as that to be found in a quaint Vermont (or Oregon) village, those of us who live in the real world understand that efficiency and productivity, as well as trade, are what make life better for the vast majority of people in the world. To the Editor: Re “ A Farm Boy Reflects ” (column, July 31): Hats off to Nicholas D.

The One Animal Product You Should Feed Your Children

Animal Ethics

As this Newsweek article and this Washington Post article report, when Gillette boarded a flight from Burlington, Vermont to New York on Oct. In my earlier post "Children and Heart Disease" available here , I noted that, in the seventh and final edition of Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care: A Handbook for Parents of the Developing Child from Birth to Adolescence , Dr. Benjamin Spock no longer recommends feeding animal products to children after two years of age.

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