Category: veganism


  • Remembering Susie

    Obituary originally posted here. Photo slideshow: https://www.tributeslides.com/embed/CFSIFRAM/dem10727/11m61217470d60e0 Obituary May 14, 1946 ~ August 6, 2021 (age 75) Susie Elizabeth Duncan Sexton, 75, of Columbia City, IN, passed away unexpectedly Friday, August 6, 2021, at her home. Born on May 14, 1946, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Roy and Edna (Lewis) Duncan, who, in her words, […]

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  • In a Sense…a Broad!

    As I consider myself nothing nor nobody more than Peter Sellers in Being There or at my liveliest as Inspector Clousseau, it is difficult to make “Susie” sound interesting? I am proudest of being the Mother of Roy, whom I consider the person I would most wish to be. I grew up in a very […]

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  • Gassing Sentient Beings in 2011?!?

    North Carolina is the land of my roots and as of late steeped in religious activities and displays of fervent reverence. How then to explain the manufacturing and distribution of gas chambers…set up in 24 locations I believe… with profits going to a veterinarian/state official? Ghoulish conflict of interest! The videos displayed all over Facebook […]

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  • We must speak up … individually.

    In response to yesterday’s post, I received the following from Davidson County (North Carolina) commissioner Fred McClure – my reply follows: “Thanks for writing. However, the videos you see on Facebook are not accurate for our county. There is no terror, no pain and animals are put down one at a time. This has been […]

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  • animals are we all…

    animals are we all…why politicians choose to ignore that fact must be as Paul Harvey once stated that the other species never vote. time to realize, elected officials, that the numbers of animal advocates grow exponentially by the moment, and it may be to your advantage to pay attention to all living beings. probably the […]

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  • god is present in these beautiful faces…

    god is present in these beautiful faces, that we ignore the haunting and pleading expressions on, as we allow other humans to slay these living beings. when we kill, we kill god…we destroy nature…we make ourselves vindictive gods with no concern for the beauty we put an end to…dead is dead. “RIP” is an escape […]

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  • beyond all sense of reason…

    oh, dear…archery prowess encouraged in “youngsters” and thus the youth were prepared for the opening of deer killing season today? (deer flushed out onto roads and highways as a result.) how sad for all involved. safety seminars conducted so that “everyone” involved will not be harmed? huh? turkeys, flying fowl also scheduled for official killing […]

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  • What can you do…to help stop this animal epidemic?

    keep spreading the word and hoping against hope that folks get their minds and hearts onto this epidemic which can be corrected…people created it and people must solve it…thanks for caring… okay. so an iPAD sports a highly touted 10 hour battery and thus receives great praise and sells well for around 500 bucks? cows […]

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  • I AM A TRUTH SEEKER AND A PUBLICIST FOR TRUTH…WHAT A GREAT CALLING, RIGHT?

    From my pal Eddie Mah: We don’t need to eat Protein !!Yes, you heard right. We need Amino Acids so our bodies can turn into useful Protein. Animal products do not supply our bodies with the right amino acids which we can use. When we eat flesh, our body has to break down the improper […]

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  • Follow-up to Indiana government officials on deer culling initiative (2011)

    received a generated reply from Shelley Reeves and here is my reply…(and are you aware of the Albion Chain o’ lakes fatality this past week….a buck defending itself from a gunshot, premature dressing and then stabbing may have gored the “hunter” who is now dead…can be read in HUFFINGTON POST here). below is my response to […]

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  • Animals R Us…

    ah, so! the absolutely foolish stubborn nature of those who politicize these dangers, which are actually shouting to us every day to please face facts concerning our jeopardized environment, is shameful. tis either apathy or downright denial…both of which doom us. horrid. it is obvious to the naked eye of any who revere the animal […]

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  • i do not discuss harry potter or vampire sex…I DO discuss animal advocacy!

    my modest little book, lamenting the state of the world and extolling my happy childhood which made me the liberal soul i am to this day here in the dull midwest, can be accessed at www.susieduncansexton.com …only an e-book and floating in the air. my little book is NOT a hit with 20 somethings because i do […]

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  • this link is vital… Squawk Back! Helping Animals When Others Can’t …Or Won’t

    this link is vital… the world has become so incredibly crass about animal welfare that it is indeed frightening…violence toward animals is either totally ignorant (my husband’s vote) or just damned mean (my vote)… please invite your friends who care to join us here, as this presidential election seems to be heading toward resolution of this very […]

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  • In our sphere…a couple of near and dear animal causes

    Facebook pal Tyler Chase gave me the supreme compliment, “Good thing you are in our sphere, Susie. Not many really care or have the compassion to speak out. Susie rocks!” Thank you so much, Tyler! Here are links to a couple of causes near and dear to my heart and the responses I sent them… […]

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  • i cry every day…empathy is the only word i believe captures what seems to be missing

    Following is a series of excerpts from a Facebook conversation I had last night with a wonderful friend and animal rights activist Trish Chambers: ___________________________ i cry every day…those who brag about never crying or wonder about crying? make me really wonder about their ability to feel and empathize…how sad NOT to cry. (and some […]

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  • i am in an eternal state of conflict…

    i am in an eternal state of conflict which i wouldn’t wish on anyone. i want everybody in the entire world to nurture all animals of the world, therefore, CONFLICT — just part of my psyche that i try once in a while to ignore — doesn’t work! i imagine i am not alone in […]

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  • Some musings…on rodeos & feral cats…and everything in between

    it is a new world…took me some time to realize this myself! and wow, i am planted firmly in the new world order! my dad attended rodeos in new york…and he would be totally receptive to the world-wide disdain now for rodeos…he would be sensitized…his nature was that of one of the kindest souls ever […]

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  • …where is charlton heston BTW?

    …i am appalled that the more i learn the more i am aware of all the money to be made from an overpopulation of cats, dogs, deer, etc. actually being encouraged…bodies for cash move down more avenues than can be imagined. and those who are profiting speak out of both sides of their lying mouths. […]

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  • I shall never stop

    I am a hoosier and i have battled deer murders in this backward state forever now…and the stubborn nature of folks shuts my mouth and ignores my mind and stomps on my heart at every turn. but i continue because i have yet to suffer the indignities and horrors that these poor purposely over-bred gentle […]

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  • i shall never ever change my mind…and i feel sorrow for those who refuse to look truth in the face, literally.

    need to regroup thoughts to figure out how to reach folks, more and more each day, who can learn to help save lives and realize the beautiful significance of doing so. ULCER ATTACK…again! but stopping the consuming of animals for breakfast, lunch and dinner does help — highly recommend. our entire family now vegan! i […]

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  • speak softly or shout loudly…

    help to make this a kinder world by speaking up even when speaking up seems to irritate folks occasionally…refuse to accept that deer are “harvested” and beef is “grown” and that any one of us or even one animal are/is expendable… wise up and remember to love, to care, to nurture. sad to say that […]

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  • To whom it may concern… 2012

    How and why and under what circumstances has the slaughter of sentient beings to save plants and trees become acceptable to civilized human beings? Rationalizations for this mass killing boggle the thinking mind. Awareness of this deer culling demands urging that this violence cease wherever it is being perpetrated — in this circumstance and elsewhere […]

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  • Killers too proudly pose…

    Tears HOT run down my face.View hectic human raceIn stills and videos!Killers too proudly poseAlongside fallen prey.“Stop!” Many of us pray.Let our voices be heard —And fresh consciousness stirred. ___________ Inspired by this blog post by my friend Shannon Wright ___________ Some nice comments recently received: From Paul Clifford Schrade: “Thank God we have our Susies who […]

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  • empathy/apathy = ?

    empathy = caring and relating and becoming actively involved in saving lives and ending suffering. apathy = not giving a damn about anybody but one’s self. empathy is so rewarding. apathy leads nowhere except possibly world-wide disaster. Stepping up for beings in a different world… From Vicki Floren Blanche: “Who can underestimate ma’am Sue’s advocacy? […]

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  • it is not good for them or us…

    oh, please stop eating pigs — it is not good for them or us…it is 2012…blood money is sooooo mafia-like… artificially inseminate and head ’em out and round ’em up and murder…then take that profit to the bank and perpetuate the myth that evil is not happening. bah, humbug on recipes and dinner fare and […]

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  • Status time…no more killing, no more bullying, no more selfishness

    status time–just now read a post stating that record numbers of innocent dogs and cats are murdered (yes killing is killing — a catch-all/short-hand term) in shelters every day now. so, if they are dumped due to the economy –and not out of pure apathy and selfishness… well, for starters, do not be intimidated by […]

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  • My birthday wish… 2012

    On this day, my birthday, I offer this wish… THINKING is how i categorize what i write here. our hearts are totally involved as are our minds, and therefore we can make a vast difference. what a combination… the brain combined with the heart can eventually educate and reverse these tragedies. hope in action. we […]

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  • i’d go before a firing squad on behalf of animal welfare…

    i’ll tell you that nothing but nothing holds my interest like working on behalf of animals… i’d go before a firing squad on behalf of animal welfare… for if one loves the most innocent among us be assured one actually loves all animals, including the human race such as it is! ;D

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  • heaven?

    “getting into heaven” is the goal?…rather than contributing to a heavenly atmosphere in real time…the only potential heaven available…”believe and ye shall be forgiven” no matter what crap gets pulled. my ventures into heaven?…we know when we are there because we never want to leave and time both stands still yet goes by way too […]

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  • Orphans in the storm…

    dear precious orphans in the storm, i have posted your stories and photographs until my fingertips are raw. hopefully, many others will join this cause and share also. NOKILLNATION in 2012!!!!! a wonderful possibility…and somehow we may inch a bit closer to forgiveness for having foolishly ended sweet lives too numerous to even begin to […]

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  • free will…

    free will and will power and the ability to try to communicate with language and to aid others in understanding through literature and film and music and conversation and schooling…that is the very best policy of all. and IF we consider ourselves the superior species and if we tell ourselves we are via human language […]

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  • Three cheers for the animal kingdom forevermore: thoughts and observations from an active life of caring…

    …you are such wonderful folks to care about animal welfare and to work to save lives. i am so happy to know you all! thank you…we must never give up…we must educate humans so that every person realizes and appreciates the power and majesty and importance of all beings! bless all creatures great and small! […]

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  • rolling over and playing dead…is not wise

    EVERY DAY IS THE SAME FOR ANIMALS…..i envy them that, except that every day more of them than not…considerably more…are ignored and abandoned and killed…please care second by second…be aware and help brighten a life or two or three. thanks for pausing to think of another lonely heart and doing something about it! no matter […]

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  • Pot pourri: review of Jim Robertson’s Exposing the Big Game, some additional thoughts on hunting, and some wonderful feedback

    Wanted to recommend to you all the book “Exposing the Big Game: Living Targets of a Dying Sport” by my new friend Jim Robertson. Below is the review I added to the book’s Amazon listing i now have this fabulous book on my desk…often picking it back up and reading aloud to my husband. how stunning […]

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  • Compassion does contain the word passion…

    it is a war between good and evil…and apathy…empathy must rule the day. we must never roll over and play dead in the face of cruelty. we must reach those people who have open, caring hearts and urge them to speak up often and emphatically… we can CHANGE those who perpetrate bruitish behavior toward the […]

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  • but think about how those very people treat human beings as well…

    we need to include all living beings in our hearts and minds and give them room on our planet once they are born. parenthood isn’t just a human invention. life matters…and birth control matters as well. time to curb reproduction and make room for those already alive to continue living. a-men! ;D ♥!!!!!! i was […]

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  • sick of the doubletalk…let’s ban that

    In response to the article “To Hell With Ban on Profanity” (click here): there we go! how about targeting meat-eaters and rampant adultery and hypocrisy for starters instead of being pompous about saying “hell” and “damn”… we are headed in the wrong direction. freedom to be you and me means we all need to practice tolerance. […]

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  • when human nature gets in the way of animal/nature

    every once in a while, in a facebook animal welfare/rights/rescue group, you come across someone more worried about their respective group’s “rules” than the big picture. these officious animal folks always make me put my tail between my legs, and i whimper and i go away forever. i was probably, in another life, one of […]

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  • …and now for a word from our sponsor…

    do me a favor? love nature and the environment and all the animals of the world. when that happens, we are all happy people…thus, it is a win/win all the way around…and this month learn to GO VEGAN…thanks for stopping to think and to love and to care and to empathize and to recommend an […]

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  • time to stop believing in and hiding behind magic

    In response to this information about the abuse of animals at Indiana University’s medical school… …I sent the following note to Betty.J.Goldentyer@usda.gov – please join me in emailing her: PLEASE, let us end our inhabiting of another era which Charles Dickens once documented…the horrors of a backward, victimizing society…ghoulish and ignorant. I register my disapproval and ask […]

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  • i compare that state of being to heaven itself

    i am always exhausted…but i compare that “state of being” to heaven itself…my mind is where it should be…focused on these orphan animals instead of on ME! so happy that i finally figured out how to enjoy LIFE to the maximum. the secret? empathize with those who are as bewildered as i have ALWAYS been […]

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  • Moronic Ox Q&A: Secrets of an Old Typewriter, politics, animal rights, classic films, and just about…everything!

    In this Q&A with Moronic Ox literary journal, I talk openly about my book Secrets of an Old Typewriter, politics, animal rights, classic films, and just about…everything! Excerpt: “I hold out hope for youthful altruism and acceptance of one another and living and letting live. Perhaps, one day, individuality will trump group-think. EVOLUTION accomplished! Preservation […]

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  • the sensitization must begin

    my philosophy is we give the homeless animals posted on facebook a beautiful chance/chances to connect with some human angel by sharing their pix that they pose for as if they KNOW that is their LAST chance to hang onto their lives. killing these dolls is just positively evil…nobody can tell me differently…so facebook drives […]

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  • going cold turkey: veganism and me

    i was recently asked by my friend pamela on facebook: “hi susie, just wondering when you transitioned to no meat. how did you transition, and was it hard at first. is food still good? did you just buy a vegan cook book and start cooking? just curious as I have thought about it more than […]

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  • animals have sensitized my soul…

    Thoughts from a cold Sunday evening in November… i truly identify with animals…always have…and have not always been there 100 per cent of the time for all of them who crossed my path. a failure i am so sad about. animals have sensitized my soul and they are so tickled for one ounce of devotion. […]

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  • all living beings matter…even those who are blocking progress…

    in this 21st century, far too many humans are politicizing this issue of understanding our fabulous natural world which we should regard with reverence every second. stubborn types are ignoring all the warning signs to honor what we are fortunate enough to be experiencing for a nano-second…this is heaven in real time. so tired of […]

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  • happy new year good humans… 2013

    happy new year good humans who squawk back! love you all! hey, sentient beings of this earth…so very many of us love each of you and care about your lives and your well-being and your rights…we are here for you…some of these videos and photographs rip out our hearts daily and nightly…but that means we […]

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  • they’ll have my head mounted on a wall!

    “grrr,” says a typical man’s man on the boob tube…”i certainly don’t need an assault rifle to shoot a …duck!” how nice of you, big ole “sportsman”, but…oh, big man, how about not shooting a duck, either…”mentally ill” covers gun permits for duck and bunny murderers…a LOT of us believe…wishing we would all stand up […]

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  • (yep, that’s my status and i am sticking to it…until i drop!)

    breeders and hunters and meat-eaters are all over facebook…therefore so should those of us who do NOT believe in killing animals and in flaunting weapons … be all over facebook, suggesting alternatives to brutal murder. LOVE IS THE ANSWER…LET US SHARE EMPATHETIC CONCERN AND ENCOURAGE EVERY EFFORT NECESSARY TO ALLEVIATE SUFFERING AND TO EDUCATE AND […]

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  • i could just spit!

    “gun culture”? oxymoron! god bless the deer. please god, bless the deer. please? “hunting” is the nuttiest word. “hunt” mushrooms or as we say in indiana…”hunt musharoons” while dribbling a basketball. evolve…oh, evolve. oh, and “harvest deer” and “grow beef”…arghhhhhh. dammit! and “gun safety”! you know those “inanimate objects” called guns? the world is totally […]

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  • …still no good deed goes unpunished

    hey, it’s indiana! and america? we have become quite fiendish!embarrassing… humiliating! we should be very ashamed! we are the nation where there are more guns than human beings and animals are in deep trouble alllll of the time! [read the article “Indiana Couple Faces Jail Time For Nursing Deer Back To Health” by clicking here.] i am […]

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  • two kinds of humans…only two kinds

    …two kinds of humans, those who kill and those who would never kill…only two kinds. we must ask which category we fit comfortably into and why. i believe most humans are not murderers…and had better learn to say so…NOW! the same old rationalizations of “ecological, recreational, and economic NEEDS” affixed to the old red-neck tool […]

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  • i try to be nice…

    “I love people and animals — though not necessarily in that order,” Doris Day once said. “I’ve never met an animal I didn’t like, and I can’t say the same thing about people.” i can barely even look at people some days…too many self-centered, clueless turds…i try to be nice…but the older i get the […]

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  • time to reinvent farm LIFE! oppose SB 373 (2013)

    very important story on yahoo! about your rights to know how animals are treated in the farming/food “industry”…click here to read… Animal welfare advocates say all of the focus on secrecy is energy misspent. “I wish the cattlemen actually wanted to stop cruelty, not the documenting of cruelty,” said HSUS California director Jennifer Fearing. “One could think of a […]

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  • work like hell to stop the madness with no apologies

    i am bleeding inside from the horror inflicted on all sentient beings, the casual slaughter…when we stop that then we stop murdering each other. thanks to those of you with generous and gracious hearts! …animals face terror and uncertainty and human beings with no brains (but streaks of mean-ness) every nano-second of every day. HOW […]

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  • your vote reveals your heart and your intelligence: Indiana’s Ag-Gag Bill (2013)

    Ah, the wonders of communication..by PHONE! Just spoke with Hoosier folks who’ll convey my message of concern regarding today’s “conference” status of S.B. 373, the “Ag-Gag” Bill! They listened patiently and will convey my thoughts to four Republicans: Governor Mike Pence (got his voice-mail!); Senator Jim Banks; and Representatives Kathy Heuer and Dan Leonard. I pray that human health, […]

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  • Word of warning to pet owners: Trifexis (2013)

    i offer this info just as a service to my fellow animal lovers. came across this page in my exploring on facebook last night about the medication trifexis – again, not making any claims necessarily but reporting this news. Please click here to check out the group “Trifexis Kills Dogs.” Here is a description from the group: […]

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  • Letter to the editor: Pig wrestling, anyone? No, we will opt out

    Letter to the editor from me to the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel – click here to view the original post… In spite of reading three glowing articles in our local newspaper this week, so far, emphasizing the joys of pig wrestling, we decided not to wrestle pigs in the mud on July 16 in Whitley County no matter […]

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  • Other Nations: “Pig wrestling – Small injustices enable larger ones”

    I cannot begin to tell you how honored I am to be included in Kathleen Stachowski’s incredible “Other Nations” blog. You can read it by clicking here. Here’s an excerpt… So, to Susie and to all of you who speak out, put your name on the line, and break the silence–even when you’re likely to be the […]

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  • I believed in a god once…

    why is a wonderful animal rescue television show broadcast at 3 a.m. — and absolute junk is broadcast during prime time…hey, if interested in “reality” tv, try www.animalrescuetv.com …this program is absolutely wonderful. the handsomest veterinarian I have ever seen stated that “there is no truer love in the world than that of an animal for a […]

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  • you’ll be instantly rewarded!

    OH, HELL…EVERYBODY JUST GO ADOPT ONE SHELTER ANIMAL…THERE ARE MORE OF US THAN THEM…PROBLEM SOLVED…THIS IS RIDICULOUS. JUST ONE FOR EVERYBODY…IT WOULD HONESTLY WORK. GO TO IT…AND BECOME A VEGAN WHO WALKS THE DOG OR CHASES AFTER THE KITTY…NO NEED FOR AEROBICS AND WORKING OUT… A DONE DEAL…NO MORE PSYCHOSES…NO MORE HATE…PLENTY OF LOVE TO […]

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  • people LOVE to talk about 401Ks

    people LOVE to talk about 401Ks and the value of gold and which investments yield the most lucrative results and whatnot. I contend that what is wrong with the entire globe at this moment is self-centeredness, apathy, and barking up the wrong trees. we need to focus on global warming, profit-obsession, understanding that health is […]

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  • I was clueless until then (2013)

    I have been vegan only about two years….I was clueless until then. my instincts were to eat tomato soup and peanut butter sandwiches and tossed salad from birth…but the world trains us to eat cadavers….which is bad for animals and bad for us! I only needed to watch a couple of tragic videos and listen […]

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  • crash the party! (2013)

    In response to the article “21 state parks to close for deer hunts”… do we not pay taxes to support these parks? I really wish this posturing would stop….so lucrative for the state of Indiana…multi-millions cross palms and more DNR employees (nepotism?) added to the payroll… many spins offered for why this is staged every fall…usually […]

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  • a gentle and necessary war (2013)

    I KNOW the true joy of Facebook is our finding each other and speaking up for proper treatment of all who live. Using our voices to say and to write what must happen YESTERDAY… we have to make up for all the damage and the hurt and destruction. much work to be done. through words […]

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  • golly! I am dead serious.

    In response to this New Yorker article – click here – on pig-farming in my home state (and China?!?)…just down the road from where we live … this article is beautifully written…i read it loud to some folks tonight…I believe this intelligent writer thinks that these people here in Indiana are not only greedy but also quite nuts and […]

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  • welcome to circus world! (2013)

    YES…WE PROMISE! evolution means humans are getting brighter and more inclusive and more peaceful…it’s the politicians who think only of themselves! and the people benefitting from corporate greed. otherwise the rest of us are kind and normal and forward thinking! right? HOWEVER, click here to read rationalizations … in Indiana! again. from botched education to lucrative faux […]

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  • if I were a stray …. (2013)

    barack, what is your problem? start caring about animals…arghhh. I voted for him…but his record on animals stinks…however, not one of the politicians care about animals…no room in their hearts for anyone but the koch brothers types and themselves. so sick of the lot of them…the LOT of them. I want to like cuomo…googled him because […]

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  • brains washed and dried and starched and ironed: Indiana ag gag

    lots of us in Indiana are concerned about these sweet beings and sick and tired of their victimization for insane profits in this state — generated by collusion with CHINA! the ag-gag bill has been revisited and the republican legislators are not happy with those who oppose it and who are testifying presently…the senators are behaving quite rudely and […]

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  • blood-letting is blood-letting. all sentient beings matter.

    so, too many republican hoosier state legislators insist they want voters to decide issues? really? why would that be when those very legislators are interested in lining their own pockets and dream up legislation that would please specifically the “big money” interests? over and over and over again…let’s start with canned hunting for instance…not to mention their […]

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  • little orphan skylar

    the “orphan” skylar I saw (and shared) on facebook was 12…my cat is 16…they could have been twins. and I am so thrilled for every additional day he is by my side. he and this pretty girl skylar? clones of each other…wishing skylar was by someone’s side, too! unfortunately, she was killed in the Brooklyn Center shelter […]

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  • and we need to face facts

    one shot at life…when we believe otherwise we do not try to make it better on earth in real time…other worlds, reincarnation, heaven, rainbow bridges were devised by humans out of fear…the fear is that we do not do our best with the precious time we have to revere life of all who exist among […]

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  • if we truly care about children…

    I’ve loved animals since forever but just recently have gotten quite conscientious. I have gone where angels fear to tread and gotten some definite scars, so believe me when I say that support and encouragement mean everything to people who share this adoration and respect for all creatures great and small! This business can get […]

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  • Mr. Bundy…wow? (2014)

    Mr. Bundy…wow? And you’re not “feeding all of America”…not me anyway. View “CNN exclusive: Rancher defends racist remarks: ‘I think I’m right’” by clicking here. I don’t eat animals. And the deceased calf that you held up for Chris Cuomo to see is dead because of you…the fault is yours. And no, your attempt to display […]

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  • somebody somewhere is laughing all the way to the bank

    talented Ann Arbor blogger and teacher beth kennedy wrote this haiku (or “hai-sue”) in honor of my birthday: susie smart sassydon’t mess with dueling divacut you with her pen thanks, wonderful and fun and caring beth … I don’t plan to disappoint … here goes … gee, so charities combating hunger are now in cahoots with the […]

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  • apathy is the devilish force at work

    yep, if we care about children…really care…well, here is the basic problem…not to mention our taking food from mouths of third world children to raise our CROPS and LIVE….STOCK! “Stop using GMOs in baby formula!” – petition here. what part of this horror “formula” do we fail to understand? …apathy is the devilish force at work…apathy itself is […]

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  • A share is a prayer

    Thanks to Deb Patterson and Senior Life for running this piece by yours truly dedicated to Northeast Indiana 1950s classic kids’ TV icons “Carol and Corkie” – you can read the original piece at this link and enjoy the scanned copy here … https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/5801756-homeward-angle-one-from-the-heart–to-carol-corkie-wherever-they-ma a share is a prayer…a kind baby step in a world […]

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  • A WILD AND WOOLLY AND COMFORTING AND HARROWING AND CHECKERED AND HILARIOUS AND ULCER-PRODUCING AND EXORCISING AND CATHARTIC RIDE AND A HALF

    “Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer i wrote to indiana’s sen. donnelly…a very long treatise…and got his explanation/rationalization for mass buffalo killing? from a democrat? from a liberal? and it […]

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  • THINK, FEEL, EMPATHIZE! Misguided fundraisers, kind words, and bad movies

    h*ll, no, we won’t go…to “fundraisers” or festivals specializing in hog roasts, port-a-pit chicken, barbecue ribs, fried pigeons, etc. huh-uh. whatever happened to car washes and rummage sales? especially when raising money to support other animal ventures?  must not butcher certain unfortunate animals to raise revenue for other animals…or for any reason whatsoever.  how ghoulish […]

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  • ENDING THE APATHY THAT ALLOWS SUCH BRUTALITY WHICH RESULTS FROM SHEER GREED

    The following is a letter in response to Undercover Exposé—Pigs Suffer and Die at Top Breeder. Part of this letter is boilerplate provided by PETA and part is my own invention – that would be the part in ALL CAPS. What can I say? Animal rights are close to my heart, and I find this situation […]

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  • realize your worth and ask for it

    “They pick the most dangerous enemy they can find…and it’s themselves.” ~ Rod Serling, genius! one picture worth a thousand words…we humans overpopulate to proportions way beyond that of rabbits…but we clear out animals and sentient beings of all varieties whom we judge to be in our way or who inconvenience us or whom we […]

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  • I’m a little like the lion in the wizard of oz

    “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” ― Vincent van Gogh the word “timidity” popped into my head because I have gotten too brave for my own good…and I love the feeling…so I found a bunch of quotes from brave people whom I have always been impressed with. I’m a […]

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  • that is my medicine

    when my heart breaks I pet one of my adopted, rescued furry kids and I feel a bit better…or I share these orphans on facebook hoping others share…or adopt… that is my medicine…to try to make a dent in this world of animals … they all need to be acknowledged.  I counted up all of […]

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  • the white sheep aren’t as white as they appear…

    “I may be the black sheep of the family, but some of the white sheep aren’t as white as they appear…” thanks to Black Pine Animal Sanctuary and to Indiana Pig Save for the timely sharing of my letter from last year “Pig wrestling, anyone? No, we will opt out.” the letter appeared in media throughout the State of Indiana […]

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  • sure they cry…all the way to the bank

    heard something on the radio yesterday that all kinds of pro athletes are switching to a vegan diet out of compassion and for performance and that farmers are freaking out but the world is changing. (click here.) now this I love…would appreciate seeing THIS — the OTHER side of such a vital issue– in small midwestern […]

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  • what a crock of ____ we are constantly handed

    so sad that indiana is breeding pigs like mad for slaughter and for exporting to china and for mining parts for human beings who need new knees to play more golf…. so purdue issues a rationale for murdering deer families in state parks again this killing season…in july the newspapers publish way ahead of time so that […]

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  • I have got compassion fatigue

    you can help…yes, you can…just click SHARE and each shelter animal you share has more opportunities to be saved…the ONLY reason I facebook long into the night and early morning….not to share recipes nor brag nor be all phony baloney nor hook up with folks I never talked with in the first place… nope, facebook […]

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  • So honored to be featured on the TV show Patty’s Page

    Enjoy this interview of yours truly on lovely Patty Hunter’s Fort Wayne-based talk show Patty’s Page. View at this link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA_zB… We candidly discuss the experiences of growing up in small-town Columbia City, the high and lows and the delights and frustrations of writing columns and books, my love of animals and movies and fun, the importance […]

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  • D=dimwitted and N=nutjobs and R=Run Amok! 2014

    THE INDIANA DNR HAS POSTED IN INDIANA NEWSPAPERS THAT IT IS OPEN SEASON ON SQUIRRELS FOR A PRICE… selling licenses which are pretty pricey and at reduced prices to the youth also….just read an article tonight… squirrels? has bloodlust gotten that “nuts”? has money-grubbing become that outrageously flagrant? shameful…actually frightening. Kamini Christina Merner: “Whoever kills […]

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  • somebody’s rediscovered intellectualism and the socratic method: Speciesism the Movie

    we watched speciesism: the movie last night – www.speciesismthemovie.com somebody’s rediscovered intellectualism and the socratic method of arriving at truths…refreshing, gentle approach to the urgent need to address this holocaust of species other than ourselves and perpetrated daily by each one of us — an unnecessary and unwise mass destruction of Lives and our environment, a monumental devastation […]

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  • open season on this and that and those and these

    this facebook exchange is just too important not to share – it is in response to the video A Cow At My Table [Vegan Animal Rights Liberation] – click title to view (you MUST watch) … Kelley Scott Sandusky: “This was really tough to see…” Susie Sexton: “oh, indeed…and even tougher and more impossible to endure for these living beings […]

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  • up to the rest of us to teach kids to appreciate all living beings

    Looks like America has some work to do…encouraging children to care about others besides themselves — via ads, newspaper articles, television shows, books, after-school programs, school curricula, church programs AND by example, etc. If adults are asleep at the wheel or even purposely poisoning young minds concerning the RIGHTS and welfare of all sentient beings, […]

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  • we are writing our own demise second by second

    in response to this sad story about excalibur, the dog euthanized for potential ebola exposure. from what I have read, that action was totally unnecessary…isolation and observation would have been wise in terms of knowing more about this plague is the consensus…knee-jerk reaction from clueless humans who are also the very reason for this outbreak…geez almighty! Michelle […]

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  • give the consumer what he wants…consuming is where it’s at

    okay, I am just browsing through an area newspaper, and I glance at a lay-out of wedding anniversaries in the high numbers and a “pets of the week” bulletin plus an ad for Bibles and positioned among all of those pictures is a photo of a daddy cuddling with his 9 year old daughter and […]

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  • “Till the world’s deaf ear be made to hear” – just reach out and help our animal friends

    hey, learn to “sign and share” and adopt and foster and neuter and spay and brush and comb and cuddle and inoculate and feed and take walks and play pitch and catch and eat vegetables and advocate and stand up to bullies who are unkind not only to human beings but also to every species […]

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  • an army marching together for peace on earth starting with the smallest ant’s welfare

    MY STATUS AT THIS POINT IN TIME: hey, pleading with anybody who walks on two feet to do whatever we can to help save an animal’s life…if that does not interest you, then perhaps you should move on? i’ll miss you, but we need an army marching together for peace on earth starting with the […]

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  • animals matter, democrats matter, and kind people matter.

    i am used to suffering…i have had a steady diet of it since birth…funny though, i managed to see myself, through all the crap, as a human being…though i cry a lot! because i AM a girl…and girls know how to cry when crying is called for. what doesn’t finish us off is supposed to […]

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  • watch this space … we are forever locked in cowboy land

    dammit. how sad and infuriating!Teen With Asperger’s Loses Therapy Dog After Neighbor Shoots Him IN GUN TOTIN’ AMERICA THE BOYS LIKE TO PLAY WITH THEIR GUNS/PHALLIC SYMBOLS! it’s that season again…costumes, tree stands, weaponry, photo ops and taxidermied heads of animals, hunting accidents in spite of “safety” tips for the great white hunters, and murder […]

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  • makes me hope there IS a hell

    thank goodness for the kind people who try to make up for the evil ones… Rescuing Hazel Grace from a Torturous Life I cannot believe the sheer hatefulness and self-centeredness of bad people, and, also, why children are taught to hunt and to abuse animals is more than I shall ever be able to fathom… and it […]

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  • oh, do listen to the words…and let’s change this world tomorrow morning. 2014.

    first off, happy belated birthday to paul helmke. happy birthday, fellow hoosier…and one of whom we are very proud…class, intelligence, determination and fair-mindedness are qualities we admire and should all aspire to…thanks for your fine example, sir! oh, how this story (see following link) shreds my soul – “Semi carrying more than 2,000 piglets overturns in Indiana” … a true […]

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