In Defense of Cats: Why “cuddly killers” aren’t really devastating ecosystems

We’ve all heard that free-roaming cats are “devastating ecosystems” and that cats allegedly kill over one billion birds in the United States (U.S.) annually. But what we rarely hear is the other side of the story. For instance, we rarely hear that there is only one peer-reviewed research article that predicts that cats kill over one billion birds annually in the…

Empirical Data on the Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Resources on the Benefits of a Plant-Based (Vegan) Diet I. American Dietetic Association, “Position of the American Dietetic Association: vegetarian diets” “It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment…

6 Steps of Effective Action for Animals in Your Hometown

Recently, myself and a fellow animal rights activist decided to organize vegan outreach events centered upon moral education and discussion in our hometown, Boulder, Colorado. These outreach events differ from typical “leafleting” events, as our focus is on having quality conversations about animal liberation, as opposed to focusing on handing out a high quantity of leaflets. Our concern…

Naropa University Continues to Show Its True Colors: The Prairie Dog Issue

As you are surely aware,  Naropa University, a “Buddhist-inspired” University, has applied for a lethal control permit for the prairie dogs on their Nalanda campus in Boulder, Colorado. Naropa’s actions have generated a significant amount of public interest, as evident by the fact that a petition with more than 135,000 signatures was hand delivered to Naropa University administrators…