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The (Un)Ethics Of Wool

In addition to the content on the site, I found this article to be of interest: 
animalsaustralia.org/issues/mulesing.php

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Mulesing Causes Pain
There is also no doubt that mulesing is extremely painful.  In addition to the scientific measurement of highly elevate cortisol levels in mulesed lambs, researchers have also measured behavioural indicators.  When mulesed sheep were first released into a paddock they grazed and moved freely at first, suggesting some temporary pain relief from the endorphins. Soon, however, they showed abnormal behaviour which persisted to some degree for 72 hours and was described by Fell and Shutt (1989, p.2872) as follows: “Characteristically they stood with head down, nose almost touching the ground, back arched and body hunched and, maintaining this posture, they made sudden brief runs with a short, mincing gait quite unlike the steady walking of the controls.”
The mulesed lambs also showed strong avoidance of the person who mulesed them for 37 days. The work done by these researchers shows that lambs are in pain for at least 3 days following mulesing.  The large scars left after mulesing take several weeks to heal and are susceptible to infection and flystrike.
 
FALLACY: "Using Wool Is Not Unethical"

There are many who mistakenly believe that making wool is a normal and natural activity for sheep that they don't suffer or die from, so using wool isn't an ethical issue. Of course, the truth is far from this.

This idea is addressed on Your Vegan Fallacy Is at yvfi.ca/wool/r along with responses by +Bite Size Vegan, +Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, +Vegan Street, Skool of Vegan, and Vegan Sidekick. Is there more good stuff out there which should be on this page? If so, then let us know!

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Indeed.
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In case you were wondering, this is the man I married. I love him so.
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Yes mostly, as in not all but the majority.
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... In which I am an entire department unto myself...
 
Well, that's it. The audio version of Grandmother Mælkevejen's Belly is complete, produced and uploaded to Audible ACX. Now it goes through QA, and if it passes, the audiobook will be released in a couple of weeks alongside its Kindle companion.

I feel like I've leveled up a few times putting this thing together! Upgrading my storytelling skills, learning what does and doesn't work in a sound studio, figuring out how to use Audacity and Levelator to produce quality sound files, navigating Audible ACX's audio submission requirements. I've got a whole skill set now I didn't have nine months ago!

Now I'm going to work on another skill. My marketing department (AKA +Sean P. O. MacCath-Moran) and a couple of hugely supportive friends have told me that I should promote myself more, that I should ask for what I want. So here goes.

If you think you might like to read Grandmother Mælkevejen's Belly on Kindle, will you consider pre-ordering it? Those pre-orders do really great things for Amazon sales rankings, and that can help the story find more people. Thanks! =)
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Neat interview of +C.S. MacCath.
 
Rebecca Buchanan​ recently interviewed me for the Spring Equinox edition of Eternal Haunted Summer. Check it out!
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Looks like a far out tale.
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This... well... is way funnier to me than it should be.
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I haven't decided yet. =oP
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Too funny. Any other Firefly fans out there? =oD
 
In our household, we're undecided on whether he's saying:

"Am I a lion? I don't think of myself as a lion. You might as well though, I have a mighty roar."

... or:

"Does that seem right to you?"

Really, you could go either way. o.O

Source: vegansidekick.tumblr.com/post/104658770490/for-any-firefly-fans-out-there
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This has now convinced me to kill my partners children as they aren't my own. Oh, and I'm moving to either Africa or a Zoo.
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Out-freaking-standing article on the proper focus for exercise. Be the athlete!
 
At my blog: A discussion of my outer and inner process after my first four weeks of training. #csmblog
It's been four weeks since I picked up the Zombies, Run! app and began 5K training. I've ordered my first pair of running shoes, and I've made good progress on all of my original goals, so I thought it was time to blog about my outer and inner processes so far.
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Right on, sister.  I left my car on the other side of the U.S. last week, am really enjoying walking 20K steps/day.  Hope the running is good for you, and that if it's not you'll be OK with walking and Yoga.  Definitely don't be reluctant to spend money on shoes!
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OMG AWESOMENESS!!

Want to be ultra motivated to do good in the world whatever your cause is? Then give this video a solid looking at.

h/t to +C.S. MacCath for the brilliant share!
 
Radical, motivational and true. I'd expect no less of Anonymous.
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must watch,
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BREAKING NEWS!

Yikes - apparently Marla Rose (i.e. +Vegan Street's "Feminist Agitator") has posted a list of "13 Reasons Why I am No Longer a Vegetarian..."
 
After 12 years, Marla Rose stopped being a vegetarian. Here's why: http://bit.ly/1E0hgv6 #vegetarian #exvegetarian
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Woot! =o)
 
FALLACY: "Animals Are Not Intelligent Enough To Matter"

Can you imagine someone believing that animals are not as intellectually or emotionally sophisticated as humans and/or they do not feel pain the way we do, so it is acceptable to kill and eat them?

This idea is addressed on Your Vegan Fallacy Is at yvfi.ca/dumb/r along with responses by Neil deGrasse Tyson, +Vegan Street, Skool of Vegan, and Vegan Sidekick, along with a resource review by +C.S. MacCath. Is there more good stuff out there which should be on this page? If so, then let us know!

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Addressing the fallacy that animals do not think or feel the way humans do, so it is acceptable to kill and eat them.
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This poor little fellow was pretty skinny when we got to him.
 
Just received some lovely photos from the woman who called Hope for Wildlife yesterday about the baby seal in her garage. Sean​, our friend Brian and I drove out to Cleveland, NS yesterday to pick him up and relay him to Antigonish, where another volunteer took him on to the farm. Then we all came back, gathered Brian's wife Stephanie into the crew, drank wine, ate fried food and played music.

What a great way to spend the equinox!
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Timely sweet rescue for my child who is currently in love with the animated film called Song of the Sea, made by Irish studio Cartoon Saloon, featuring silkies.
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Woot!
 
Piper Perry​ at the Pagan Writers' Community reached out to me recently and offered to feature my work in the PWC Author Spotlight. That interview is live now. Many thanks to Piper and the whole PWC crew for making such a generous offer! You'll find the interview at the link below.
Author Name: C.S. MacCath Forthcoming Work: Grandmother Mælkevejen's Belly: A Novelette of the Lodhuven Where Can You Find Her? : Website Top Writing Tip: Never, never, never give up. It's simple advice, but I believe it's bo...
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We had the considerable misfortune to rent a home through VDL Property Management (www.letsrent.ca) upon first coming to Canada on working visas. When Stella Van der Lugt showed the home to me, she withheld information about a serious mouse infestation and outright lied about the basement, porch and attic full of personal items the owner was storing in the home long-term. When my husband and I arrived from the States to take possession of the home a month later, she insinuated that we might be inclined to steal the owner's items and told my husband (while I was away at the bank) that I had approved their storage there. As we signed the lease and asked her whether or not we might move to a month-to-month contract at the end of our term (because we would be looking to buy a house), she told us this wasn't possible (and it is, under Nova Scotia tenant law). From there, her behavior slid from bad to worse. She disregarded our e-mails about the mouse infestation. The owner of the home lost a year's worth of post-dated rent checks, and Stella's response was to demand that we direct deposit rent money to her own private bank account. Stella herself lost a rent check thereafter and called to accuse us of failing to pay the rent altogether (our payment was never late). Later, after a storm surge that destroyed the washer and dryer in the basement, it took her over two weeks to replace the units, which was nothing to the month we spent without a kitchen cook stove while she dawdled over that repair. And these are only the most egregious of a host of complaints, which include the violation of our privacy on two separate occasions with regard to our household utility accounts. So when we tendered our notice to vacate the premises last winter, we detailed our concerns to her again and argued that because we had requested a month-to-month lease, we were not obligated to fulfill a third twelve-month contract (we had lived there two and a half years). Her response was voluble e-mail histrionics for two days. When that failed to subdue us, her husband Brian called and screamed threats at me on the phone, then bizarrely followed his threats by verbally cancelling our lease and telling us to leave. We accepted his terms, but when we emailed Stella to confirm them, she told us that he had not said any of these things. So we were forced to hire an attorney, who had the patience of a saint and was worth every penny we paid her. Among other things, our counsel fielded Stella's threats to come and 'inspect' the home every day, reminded Stella of her obligation to provide a twenty-four hour notice before visiting the home when Stella abruptly arrived on moving day and badgered my work crew while I was away and informed Stella that indeed we had not stolen anything from the home after Stella insisted she couldn't find a framed picture the owner had left there several years ago. Worse, Stella took a host of grainy close-up photos of rust and other normal wear and tear, accused us of leaving the house filthy (it wasn't, I scrubbed it before I departed and took photos) and demanded that we replace a perfectly good shower surround and kitchen cook stove. I finally offered to pay for a cleaning crew to revisit the work I had done, but she refused this and demanded money instead. So we paid her $200 to shut up and go away, which is what I would have paid a cleaning crew anyway, and we haven't heard from her since. Both Stella Van der Lugt and her husband Brian have a local reputation for being confidence people and thugs, and that reputation was certainly confirmed in our dealings with them. We were fortunate to be well-off enough financially to afford legal counsel and what essentially amounted to a $200 extortion payment (which I'm fairly certain Stella pocketed), but many people aren't. So for the sake of your peace of mind, don't ever do business with VDL Property Management, and give both Stella and Brian a wide berth. Whether you're a property owner or renter, this company and these people are not to be trusted.
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