Saturday, May 5, 2012

Connect the Dots

Photo by Adrian Williams
I participated in Climate Impact Day, a project of, to help raise awareness of the effects of climate change. Our group was photographed at Six Mile Creek with debris from recent storms in the background. I have to admit that I was busy grading and tempted to stay at home to finish my work, but I was glad I put away the student papers, got outside, and joined with others who are worried about the health of the planet.

Groups all over the world got together to "connect the dots" and show how climate change is related to abnormal weather, storms, droughts, changes in the sea level, and wildfires. You will be touched, if not inspired, by the the images if you visit the gallery of photos.

Friday, May 4, 2012

International Respect for Chickens Day

farm sanctuary chicken
Chicken Friend at the Farm Sanctuary

In the time it takes you to read this post, nearly 10,000 chickens will be killed for food. The conditions in which they live are horrific. On factory farms, birds are confined in such small quarters, it would be similar to you living your entire life in the space of a folding chair. They are bred in such a way their poor little legs have trouble supporting their bodies, and often their beaks and feet are mutilated. Chicken factory farms and slaughterhouses also create significant pollution in their communities.

Chicken are empathetic, intelligent creatures who deserve better. Please think of chickens today, on International Respect for Chickens Day, and resolve to advocate for legislation that protects chicken.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Farm Sanctuary Emergency Rescue

Please donate if you can. The Farm Sanctuary needs funds to help with the medical costs faced by these poor animals.
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