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Trappings

I gave this blog some minor refreshing over the holidays – adjusted the colours a bit, updated the About page, and streamlined the Recipes page for easier reading. Be sure to check them out if you haven’t in a while.

Believe it or not, my goal when I started this blog was to post short, concise pieces on various topics around animal suffering.  HA!  So far, my shortest piece was 337 words and it was my very first post. Since then my average posts are around 800 words, with my longest one being 2,663 words.  Whoops! Granted, some topics require more in-depth writing, especially when I’m quoting other people but nevertheless, I would like to try to challenge myself to say more with less. Starting now!

Last week there was a news story about a woman in Prince Edward Island who took her dog, Caper, for a walk on Boxing Day in nearby woods and her dog got caught in a baited snare trap and died.  The trap had been baited with pig’s feet and Caper’s owner was understandably horrified to find her dog killed in this way. She is now calling for signs to be posted in areas where traps are set. Continue reading

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The Unspoken Prejudice

I generally don’t write a lot about cruelty cases towards cats and dogs unless it’s to compare the difference in how cruelty towards them versus the animals we eat is generally viewed.  It’s not that cats and dogs don’t need the attention or are immune from suffering at the hands of their owners – far from it.  It’s just that when they are found to be abused, it’s one outcry I don’t feel I need to add my voice to. Stories of animal cruelty that make the headlines involving dogs and cats are usually met with an instant public outpouring of anger and a call to action, having been long-established that it is socially unacceptable to abuse them. What I’m more interested in is A) despite it being socially repugnant to abuse cats and dogs, why do people still do it? and B) why do we continue to view the mistreatment of “pet” animals as any different from the animals we consider to be otherwise? Continue reading

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