Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Reading is Dangerous

Banned Books Week (September 30 - October 6) celebrates the freedom to read. 2012 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the event. How many of these frequently challenged classics have you read?

In high school, we were to read Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck in my junior or senior year English class. A student complained about the cuss words, so our teacher had us read a ridiculous dramatization of it instead. I decided to engage in civil disobedience, and I refused to read the magazine-script version of the classic, but instead read the actual novel, even if it meant that I was going to get a reduced grade.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

World Farm Animals Day

Today, October 2, on World Farm Animals Day, please remember the 65 billion land animals who suffer and die each year for human consumption.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Why I Am Vegan #1001

Photo from the Humane Society of the United States
Factory farming is a cruel industry, where animals suffer unspeakable pain and injury, as in the photo above. Please visit the Humane Society's Farm Animal Protection Campaign page to learn how you can help.
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