Archives for July 2011

Life Happens When You’re Making Other Plans

On July 5th, just five minutes away from boarding a plane, I suddenly felt chest pains.  My intuition told me to call my father because he was a heart patient.  I was relieved when he answered the phone but discovered he was indeed experiencing serious chest pains in that moment.  In a daze, I hung up the phone, called 911, then made my way through the airport to the car rental and drove to the hospital.  An hour later, when I arrived in Emergency, my father had already been tested and
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Ignorance is Bliss

“For modern animal agriculture, the less the consumer knows about what’s happening before the meat hits the plate, the better. “If true, is this an ethical situation? “Should we be reluctant to let people know what really goes on, because we’re not really proud of it and concerned that it might turn them to vegetarianism?” Peter Cheeke, PhD, Oregon State U. Professor of Animal Agriculture Contemporary Issues in Animal Agriculture, 2004 textbook Born in Canada, I was raised as a
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