The wavy leaf soap plant is blossoming right on schedule, and that
makes me smile. Lizards are darting across the trails, the hills are
golden, and if I put the headlines and news on hold for a few hours
each day, there is joy to be cultivated in nature, friendship,
poetry, good food and an open heart. May you find joy in June
wherever you look for it.
Calling All Anti-Rodeo Activists
If you attended and/or protested the recent Rowell Ranch Rodeo in
Castro Valley, please contact Eric Mills at firstname.lastname@example.org. Eric is the force
behind Action for Animals and the country's premier anti-rodeo
activist. Of all the ways humans abuse animals for "entertainment,"
rodeo events are among the most egregious. If you want to help end
this annual Bay Area travesty, be in touch with Eric to learn whom
to contact and how to have your voice heard.
Humane Hoax Videos Now Available
If you missed the excellent Humane Hoax Chicken Webinar on May 21,
or if you want to watch any part of it again, videos of every
presentation are now available at https://humanehoax.org/speaker-videos/
Required Reading: When Vegans Get Sick This wise and compassionate essay by Victoria Moran is on my
required reading list for all vegans. There should be no place in
the heart for blaming and shaming other vegans when they fall ill or
when they die. https://mainstreetvegan.net/the-taboo-topic-sickness-and-vegans-by-victoria-moran-chhc-ryt-200/ I've been chastised for not promoting my own books enough in
this newsletter, so I'll use Victoria Moran's piece as a springboard
for this plug: My book Even Vegans Die, co-authored with
Carol J. Adams and Virginia Messina addresses this issue in more
detail and includes advice for preparing end of life arrangements to
ensure that our legacy of kindness endures after our passing. https://lanternpm.org/book/even-vegans-die/
Updating Nursery Rhymes A number of stories were published, mostly in England,
announcing an effort by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
to update traditional nursery rhymes to better reflect kindness for
animals. I have to smile at the tireless efforts by PETA to raise
awareness and promote alternative versions of some childhood
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