Oi! First things first I have to give a huge THANK YOU to Miss Michelle from Australia, who was so sweet to send me Raising Vegetarian Children from my Amazon Wishlist. I’m so excited to read this! I love the author (she also wrote the vegan bible) and I know it’ll be chock full of great ideas for feeding that little dude up there. So THANK YOU so much!!!
So once again it’s the weekend! And as always, here on BA that means it’s time for comments, critiques, thoughts, support, and suggestions. So let me know what you’ve been up to this week, and what you’d like to see from me.
This week I discovered something that’s really got me engaged, so I wanted to share it with all of you. I’m still in the process of figuring out all my thoughts surrounding animal issues, and where exactly I fall on the spectrum from exploitation -> welfare -> abolition. I have a massive stack of literature I hope to dive into, but right now reading time is precious and usually reserved for baby-related endeavors. But, I *love* listening to podcasts, which I can do while walking the dog, cleaning the house, or cooking dinner. I recently stumbled on this AMAZING lecture series by distinguished law professor and animal rights scholar Gary L. Francione. The podcast is called Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach. Although I don’t agree with every argument he puts forth, it definitely gives my brain a *great* workout, which is all I can really ask for. So if you’re interested in ethical veganism and the theory behind it, I HIGHLY recommend checking out this podcast (also available for free through iTunes). Start with the oldest and work forward. Then we can talk about it!
As usual, the Feedback Forum will remain here at the top of the page all weekend, so if you’ve got an idea or a question or you just want to introduce yourself and say ‘Oi!’, you can stop back by any time. This is your community, so get involved and have your say!
Have a great grand weekend of awesome adventure!