Wednesday, June 24, 2015

My vegetarian kid -- on protein

One of my kid's friends tells her that only meat has protein.

My kid comes home and says, "C. says you need protein to live & only meat has protein."

That's such bullshit, I say (with no offence to the bovine but yet with thorough enjoyment of swearing in front of my 8-year-old.

"Are you dead? You are practically vegan and you look alive to me."

Then I start listing all the plants with better protein than meat and she feels better.

The conversation went on for weeks, with the other kid refusing to back down. (It's hard to face the fact that one's parents are misinformed and  maybe a little stupid).

And my kid refused to back down -- so I suppose they agreed to disagree and carried on with their friendship.

I find it endlessly fascinating how my kid's vegetarianism has always, since Nursery school, been such a hot topic.  Kids are so philosophical, right from the get-go.

One of her first questions ever was: "who made this????" about the world.

Um, it's a mystery.  Possibly a creator, if that helps....

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Letter in Free Press today about Mercy the Pig

The sad reality is that Mercy was still luckier than most raised on factory farms. For at least a brief time, she was able to move around, feel the grass under her hooves, root through some dirt and smell the sweetness of fresh air unencumbered by the stench of ammonia before her death.
Debbie Wall

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Pig found loose near perimeter sent to slaughter before activists could buy her

By: Ashley Prest winnipeg free press
Posted: 06/3/2015 7:55 PM | Police officers were sent on a pig chase May 29 after one of the animals reportedly  fell off a semi-truck and onto the highway. That pig, named Mercy by animal advocates, ended up at a U.S. slaughterhouse before the advocates were able to try and buy her.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hylife barn overheated this summer

Pigs died inside.
The survivors ate their dead pen mates.

In Manitoba.

Your industry sucks.