Paw prints on my Heart

For five weeks I have been in denial, braving the world and keeping going by just putting one foot in front of the other.  We all have.  All avoiding the elephant in the room, too locked in our own pain …
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Bringing down the House . . . of Rome

If Christ turned the moneylenders out of the temple in rage that they would pollute ‘his Father’s House’ with their worship of money and conducting of commerce in the holiest of places, what would he say and do about a …
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Only humans are hypocrites

ANIMAL EQUALITY: Why are some more equal than others? They are very smart, sentient, soul-filled beings like us.  They are peaceful, relaxed, generally happy.  Pigs, dogs, horses, cows, goats, sheep alike.  They are loving, affectionate, communicative, funny. In fact, most …
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PETA’s shock and awe anti-wool campaign is offensive to the public and farmers

The latest PETA campaign featuring a fake freshly shorn sheep covered in blood is wrong. And that’s coming from a former vegan.   I was a vegan for more than 20 years. I used to think that all human interference …
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Who are We to Judge?

Like most Australians, I am implacably opposed to the death penalty. The older I get, the less I can bear the thought of anyone dying. The more I realise how precious life is, how lucky we are, how much we …
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Vale Ping, beautiful friend

Soon after we got here, almost 8 years ago, we got our first ducks.  Just some little ducklings from the rural store.  Of course we knew nothing about ducks and some of them drowned in the washing up bowl of …
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