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  1. Vickie H.
    March 22, 2017 @ 10:34 am

    I want to comment on the kittens but am crying too hard over the final story in this post.

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      March 22, 2017 @ 10:36 am

      From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for reading it.
      xoxo

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      • Roberta
        March 22, 2017 @ 10:55 am

        no, thank YOU for making the world a better place with your humor, and your stories, and your work to enlighten us and make us think.

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    • Amy G.
      March 22, 2017 @ 3:48 pm

      Oh god, me too. I am totally crying right now.

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    • Bebe
      March 23, 2017 @ 4:18 pm

      South Korean women have the longest life expectancy in the world. And they NEVER eat cheese and rarely drink milk except to add to coffee in the morning. They live on average to 88, soon approaching 90.

      My Korean grandmother, who never drank milk or ate cheese ever, died in 1992 at age 86 and had NO WRINKLES. She was not pretty but she was always full of energy.

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  2. Laura Lind
    March 22, 2017 @ 10:37 am

    Oh, dear Victoria, you owe it to yourself to read A Childhood, by Harry Crews…
    harder to find than The Glass Castle, but oh, SO worth hunting around for a copy.
    As Francine Prose wrote in the New York Times:
    “At times, the litany of gothic misfortune recalls Harry Crews’s classic memoir, “A Childhood.” The two books have striking similarities; both, for example, feature the horrific scalding of a child. But to think about Crews’s book is to become aware of those mysterious but instantly recognizable qualities — the sensibility, the tonal range, the lyrical intensity and imaginative vision — that distinguish the artist from the memoirist, qualities that suggest the events themselves aren’t quite so interesting as the voice in which they’re recounted.”

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  3. Laura Lind
    March 22, 2017 @ 10:39 am

    Sorry, that last Francine Prose quote was from a review of The Glass Castle.

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  4. robin
    March 22, 2017 @ 10:52 am

    Thank you for this post.

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  5. Joy
    March 22, 2017 @ 10:57 am

    Victoria, if the kitten is still having seizures, you might want to look at DogtorJ.com. He’s a vet who has virtually eliminated seizures in animals through proper diet. He helped my wonderful Westie (Rex) who now has no more health problems. He talks a lot about nutrition for people too. He calls dairy one of the “four horsemen of the apocalypse” along with gluten, corn, and soy. Animals (and people) aren’t meant to consume those foods, and he explains why. If you’re short on time, just look up the article on “what should my pet eat?”

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  6. Suzanne Forbes
    March 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am

    Thank you for educating me. Just poured out the milk in my fridge, gonna switch to some plant based milk for my coffee every day.

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    • Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
      March 22, 2017 @ 11:03 am

      You made my day. LITERALLY.
      xoxoxo times 10,000

      ps- you might need to try a few different plant-based ones to find the one for “you.” they are all a little different… etc.

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      • Suzanne Forbes
        March 22, 2017 @ 11:12 am

        Here in Berlin there are a lot of ads for oat.ly, which I have been meaning to try. I will get assorted milks in vegan heaven Friedrichshain tomorrow when I am teaching…

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  7. Stacey
    March 22, 2017 @ 11:05 am

    I started reading your blog well before your soapbox posts – which incidentally – I LOVE as much as all of your other posts. A life long environmentalist and animal lover, it suddenly dawned on me how inconsistently I was living and I went vegan almost two years ago – I don’t know how long you have been vegan but I find it incredibly heart warming to see us traveling a parallel path in life 🙂 And I love seeing you live consistently with your love of animals – dairy has always been beyond my comprehension as well – so THANK YOU for posting this well researched and persuasive list of resources for those who are curious. There are so many amazing cheese and milk substitutes – there are so many delicious ways to eat without causing animal suffering – it is beyond me at times when I read ingredients in a product that could taste just as good, if not better, WITHOUT using animal products. Sending you a huge hug 🙂 Forks over Knives offers an INCREDIBLE ONLINE cooking course for those interested – I LOVED every moment of it: https://www.forksoverknives.com/cooking-course/

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  8. Ellen McCarthy
    March 22, 2017 @ 11:06 am

    Can’t say I love this because it makes me so sad, but thank you for it nonetheless. My husband and I watched Forks over Knives a month ago and immediately became vegans. We are so thrilled with the results to our health in only a month yet so angry that we were “fed” this total crap for so long.

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  9. Alexandra Welch-Zerba
    March 22, 2017 @ 11:10 am

    Victoria, thank you for posting about the dairy industry. I drink Almond milk from Califia Farms for this very reason. I do not eat meat yet I do eat cheese and eggs and man I really want to not eat them. I do not want to support these industries. Nothing breaks my heart more than seeing these videos. I know the horrors, I have seen them, read about them. Yet so many people are not aware of the severe abuse, the pure horrors of the dairy and meat industry. Some people won’t care, and some people will say “well, that’s too bad, but there are other causes more important.” I say, this is one of the biggest atrocities of us human beings. How can we, the so-called ‘superior’ species, treat other species this way. They are innocent, they have no voice. We must be their voice. If more people become aware of what really happens on these “farms”, how these animals are mistreated every day, how they are slaughtered, how calves are literally torn away from their mothers, I’ve got to believe that things will change. Continue your good work, be their voice. For the animals, thank you.

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  10. Michele
    March 22, 2017 @ 11:14 am

    As a confirmed cat person I want to applaud you for the fostering you are doing. It takes a special kind of person to do this. I have never fostered but have had several feral cats (outside and inside) and adopted shelter cats. They are a love and delight – as your kitten images clearly show.
    Cows and dairy is another thing. It is sickening what these animals go through and big agra is the problem. And it touches on pigs and chickens and there is no dignity for the animals. I read Michael Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” several years ago and it changed the way I look at the food I eat and the food industry. It is good to be reminded.

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  11. Alexandra Welch-Zerba
    March 22, 2017 @ 11:16 am

    P.S. I love the posts about the kittens (SO adorable!) and of Floof!

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  12. melissa
    March 22, 2017 @ 11:17 am

    Thank you so much for posting EVERYTHING that you post. I’ve been a vegetarian for over 20 years and haven’t been able to make the jump to veganism. I’ve cut down on my milk consumption, and will try even harder to make the switch this year. Thank you for reminding me that milk is not necessary and even terribly cruel.

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  13. Abby Bean
    March 22, 2017 @ 11:47 am

    I’ve been vegan for 17 years and this stuff still breaks my heart. Thank you for being you and for being such a fantastic educator of compassion in all facets of life. <3

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  14. Cheryl
    March 22, 2017 @ 12:06 pm

    I live in Massachusetts and we just passed a law about the small confinement of farm animals, like veal, hens, pigs. One thing that happens in Massachusetts, Every time a animal rights law needs to pass we all, liberal or conservative vote the same. I’ve worked for animal rights groups in Mass. most of my life and saw a major change in abuse of animals. You will never see a free sign for cats or dogs outside a home in this state. Citizens where educated. However, in the last few years we have noticed an increase in abuse cases from people from third world countries. I’m convinced that slaughterhouses hire third world people to work in their companies, because they know they won’t talk about what’s going on. This needs to stop.

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  15. ActualConversationsWithMyHusband
    March 22, 2017 @ 12:08 pm

    Kittens are a ridiculous amount of work, but it’s important work you’re doing. In many areas, shelters are overcrowded to the point where they literally cannot take in even one more stray, and (I learned this when I found a stray kitten and couldn’t not do something about him) if you call Animal Control they will come and get the new animal but they will not bump an adoptable they’ve already photographed for this new critter. So the animal they just picked up gets euthanized immediately, due to SPACE CONCERNS. Which is crazy to me, because the solution is so simple (more people opening their homes) and it’s not happening.

    I can’t foster cats right now (legal limit – I have reached it) but I foster dogs and am applying to foster bunny rabbits. Because that’s a thing. Something for people who can’t have kitties to consider – you might be able to foster caged animals, who also desperately need your help!

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  16. Pat
    March 22, 2017 @ 12:42 pm

    You have done in one post what I have been unable to do in 62 years. I will never consumer dairy products again.

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  17. Linda D.
    March 22, 2017 @ 1:09 pm

    I like to think of myself as an open minded omnivore. I try to eat responsibly, even though I am a city dweller. I can’t grow my own food or hunt/fish, but I try to buy responsibly – free range, grass fed, no antibiotics, etc. I understand that quite a bit of the ‘health’ information out there is market driven and that reasonable scientists can disagree with one another. For me, the key is respect – both respect for the humans who disagree with me, and the animals and animal products I continue to consume.

    My Mediterranean peasant background has always used meat sparingly. We’re all about the garlic, olive oil and vegetables, although I have given up a familial over-reliance on wheat, and my aging knees have thanked me. My great grandfather (yes, I knew him!) always spoke of moderation in all things…yet he often began his day with a raw egg beaten with a jigger of brandy followed by a double expresso!

    Even if I’ve no desire to go vegan or ‘raw’ I think there is much we can do to elevate the quality of our food delivery system. Thanks for continuing to educate your blog readers about the inherent dangers of industrial food production. It’s far too easy for ‘convenience’ to make us blind to the hidden costs of our food, like animal suffering and our own health.

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    • Leticia
      March 24, 2017 @ 8:08 am

      I think a measure of common sense is lacking in this discussion. I also think living gives you cancer. Our forefathers didn’t get cancer because they died much younger of starvation, TB, bacterial infections and such. I also think the greatest killer of the 21st century will not be cancer or heart disease. It might just as well be viral infections.

      Besides, the starvation we see today is not a matter of production. I live in Brazil, not your poster boy “developed country” and we do have enough food for everybody. People still starve in some places. In America people “starve” out of eating processed food with no nutritional value, here in some cases, people still starve out of denial of caloric intake. Sad, yes, cruel, maybe, but it has nothing to do with the herds of cattle. It happens where agriculture is done as it was done two centuries ago or where people live by extracting survival off the jungle, as it was done millennia ago. When crops fail, you die, when there is a calamity, you die. Is that better than mechanized agriculture? You can feed yourself much better by living on the streets in any major city around here. The climate is perfect: it never freezes. The staggering numbers of the street population seem to confirm.

      On the other hand, the images of misery we see on the internet are mostly caused by war. War is a whole other level of stupidity. It has to do with power plays by the great powers for the greatest resources. Nothing that the little people like us here in South America have anything to do with. Ops, not all of us are in SA, right? Syria, that everybody likes to pity, isn’t it some sort of staging place for the Americans and the Russians and someone else to be showing off their war toys?

      So, my point about cheese. Cheese might kill ya. But then, if you are alive, death and taxes are unavoidable.

      While you wait for death, read Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond, please.
      https://www.amazon.com/Guns-Germs-Steel-Fates-Societies/dp/0393317552

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      • Alex
        March 26, 2017 @ 12:58 pm

        Cheese might kill ya, and it’s definitely killing and torturing other sentient beings. As a Brazilian, surely you see that rainforests burned to plant soy to feed cattle and poultry is an ecological disaster? We can’t get those ecosystems back, and we barely understand how they keep us alive before they’re destroyed. Brazil is being rocked by a contaminated meat scandal at the moment. Climate change is reality. This is not a sustainable way to feed the world. If you understand the role you play in this mess, do what you can. It’s not about vegan perfection. It’s about doing something possible and practicable to reduce suffering! And cutting out cheese in this cheese obsessed world is certainly something that can reduce suffering, whether it’s reducing your chance of prostate cancer, carbon footprint, or not paying someone to rip a newborn calf away from their mother.

        Personally, I like clean water and clean air. Neither of which are promoted by a mega-dairy or other factory farm. Animal waste doesn’t get treated. It sits in a lagoon, which often overtops into waterways or leaches into groundwater. The human misery in animal agriculture is not ignored either. The abuse of migrant workers in slaughterhouses is well-documented. So are the incidences of respiratory illnesses downwind of factory farms. The public health disaster of obesity and heart disease where meat and dairy consumption is high.

        Our food choices have more impact than are ever emphasized.

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  18. Laura
    March 22, 2017 @ 1:23 pm

    I wish every American knew this information. I feel like if people understood even half of what you wrote, everyone would immediately become vegan. It’s such a shame that the government is so powerful when it comes to food choices and they abuse their power. It reminds me of how the government promoted cigarettes even though it was well known the health issues that came with smoking.
    The good news is I really do think progress is being made. It seems like more and more people understand these truths.
    We went to a Mexican restaurant last night that had a vegan section on their menu. This is completely unheard of in Northwest Ohio.

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  19. Elaine Miller
    March 22, 2017 @ 1:31 pm

    Another fantastic post. My husband and I went plant-based just over 5 years ago now. Initially we did it to help with his cholesterol and to get off Lipitor. However, we both noticed an increased concern for animal rights the longer we’ve been vegan. I’ve always considered myself an animal lover (we got our first dog when I was 9 months old) but now I don’t know how people can call themselves animal lovers and still consume them. Maybe they’re dog lovers or cat lovers or hamster lovers but unless they stop eating animals then they cannot call themselves animals lovers. Just my growing opinion though. I shall dismount my soap box now. Good on ya’ VEB. Fight the good fight.

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  20. Katherine
    March 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

    Thank you for the last part of this post, especially. I have been painfully aware of some of this but not all of it, and even after the final, horrific story of poor Mama cow, I am going to read up on all you included and more to see what I can do. I’m married to a man for whom no meal is considered a meal without meat, and we live in cheeseland (France) so not easy but I feel I must do something, anything.

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  21. Bernie
    March 22, 2017 @ 2:07 pm

    As a dog person, I really love your kitties. I once took care of a friends dying cat (she HAD to go out of town for a family emergency) and spoon fed her and dreaded that I would find a dead cat on my watch… Thankfully my friend made it home in time, and her kitty died in her arms a few days later. Books…I absolutely agree with your assessment of The Glass Castle, life changing/appreciating really. Have you read One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus? It is such an interesting premise. I think you would enjoy it. I admit, I could not make it through the entire Dairy diatribe…maybe later. I admire your passion, but I do love dairy. I dont think I’ve ever met a cheese I didnt like, and oh…..ice cream, and yes, even milk. Surely, there must be dairy farmers who treat their animals well, and do not separate babies from their mothers. I’m not sure I believe milk is a carcinogen, or maybe I just dont want to. I also really dont want to live to 100 if I cant enjoy one of lifes simple pleasures of ice cream. I havent seen any house updates or videos recently….when can we expect a new one?

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    • teri
      March 22, 2017 @ 7:27 pm

      sadly the “and do not separate babies from their mothers ” thing – well milk only comes out of the breast / udder when it is stimulated – the cow can’t give milk unless it has delivered it’s baby, and if the baby stays with it the milk won’t go to humans. I’ve been vegan since 1978, I really never hankered after milk. Apart from animal welfare, it’s a feminist solidarity thing, – do as you would be done to.

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      • Bernie
        March 22, 2017 @ 7:44 pm

        Well, humans can nurse a baby, and pump extra, why cant cows, goats, sheep? I know plenty of mothers who nurse their own, and give extra breast milk away to mothers who cant. I’m sure with some effort, it could be done, but I’m probably being overly optimistic. Kudos for being Vegan for so long, I dont think I could do it.

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    • Alex
      March 26, 2017 @ 12:38 pm

      You can still enjoy ice cream. Even Ben and Jerry’s has non-dairy ice cream! http://www.organicauthority.com/the-best-vegan-ice-cream-which-ones-to-try-and-which-to-skip/

      Yes, casein is a carcinogen. This study, one of many, indicates it can cause prostate cancer. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4166373/

      Check out the links in the blog, see what evidence is out there 🙂

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  22. Bernie
    March 22, 2017 @ 2:12 pm

    PS I meant to add, that if cows milk is a carcinogen, I doubt it is because of it in its pure, natural state, it is probably because of what they are being fed.

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  23. Niki
    March 22, 2017 @ 2:22 pm

    That is horrendous. I stopped using milk in my cereal years ago, and even as a child I was not a milk drinker. However, as an adult I love Brie and other creamy cheeses, and now I’m conflicted on how to view them? Is it better to simply avoid anything dairy that is american made, or do you have to cut out dairy all together?

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    • Abby Bean
      March 22, 2017 @ 4:04 pm

      Hi Niki,
      I’m not speaking for VEB, but as someone who knows way too much about this sadness- it’s not solely an American “production” issue. On the upside, the strides that have been made in vegan cheeses over the last 17 years I’ve been vegan have been astronomical. In NY, we even have multiple shops dedicated to vegan cheese (Dr. Cow, Riverdel), as well as amazing options in mainstream supermarkets, HFCs, and even bodegas. The most intriguing option I’ve seen of late is caramelized onion Camembert: all vegan. Point being- don’t be too afraid of giving up too much; you’ll be surprised what’s available!

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      • Niki
        March 29, 2017 @ 11:35 am

        Thanks Abby, I will keep my eye open for some vegan cheese options when I’m out shopping. I’m in CT so not far from NY. I’ll see if I can find those brands around here too.

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  24. Amy G.
    March 22, 2017 @ 3:52 pm

    I am in the same boat, Katherine! I want to see how much I can do myself to decrease using animal products. The mama cow story was so upsetting and eye-opening.

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  25. judy
    March 22, 2017 @ 5:09 pm

    I have been feeling creepy about meat for a long time and really had cut down on buying it but adult son came back home for a while and so back to meat again. I swear I will never buy meat again..this post reveals a terrible indifference to the pain and fear inflicted on these animals and I don’t want to be a single person who contributes to that in any way. It is sickening and shocking what money and profit does to the human soul. It permeates our entire culture from the slave made clothes in the mega stores to our Government,I actually heard a Government high muckety muck justify cutting out food for poorer children on the basis of its failure to produce better results in grades and conduct. This claim has been forcefully refuted but I know they will still cut the funds for this and for the EPA. Geez Louise..do these idiots ever look at what is happening at the formerly ice locked poles of this Planet? Are they Dolts? or just sick with money love?

    The cattle and their offspring may live long after we Humans are extinct. Karma…bite you in the butt every time.

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  26. Tracey
    March 22, 2017 @ 5:21 pm

    Wow…I gotta do some more reading….. I don’t like the feeling of feeling so unsure of…just..food that seems basic…but…why is it basic? Ugghh, my brain hurts but in a good way I suppose…. anyways…..thank-you, I’ll have to learn more…

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  27. Martha K
    March 22, 2017 @ 5:30 pm

    Victoria, I have followed your blog for nearly 3 years and have found it to be the place that I often seek comfort in with your humor and delightful take on all things DIY. I even sniffled along with all the rest in sympathy for your lost Elvis. I also applaud your fostering efforts as those sweet babies hopefully will go on to better, safer lives. However, I am saddened by your recent tendency to turn your blog into a soapbox. I came here to get a little happiness and escape from all that vicious, ugly, nastiness that exists in the world and which we are constantly battered over the head with. I understand your passion, but please reconsider making us laugh again rather than cry. I think that’s why your humorous columns have far more comments than the negative ones. I beg you, please please go back to being the Victoria that drew us all here in the first place!

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    • Bernie
      March 22, 2017 @ 6:45 pm

      Agree!

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    • Angie
      March 23, 2017 @ 8:30 am

      Do you always try to silence people who are hoping to make a better world? Or do you just dislike hungry children and environmental sustainability?

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      • Martha K
        March 23, 2017 @ 11:17 am

        Yes, I “always try to silence people who are hoping to make a better world.” And in case you don’t understand, that was sarcasm. I never said anything about silencing; please reread my post again and see that I respectfully requested Victoria to reconsider the themes/tone of her blogs. Why does everyone and everything have to be socially damning and/or responsible for consciousness-raising? Can’t we just enjoy a little escapism from all the evil that’s in this world from time to time? That’s all I was asking for–to enjoy her original humor with which we’ve become accustomed and occasionally reliant.

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  28. Tracey DeWire
    March 22, 2017 @ 5:30 pm

    I am in tears over the poor cow! Where did this happen??

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    • Loran Watkins
      March 24, 2017 @ 11:59 am

      Tracey – this happens every day at dairy farms here in California. Mama cow is a symbol, but I can drive by ANY auction any day of the week and there are cows just like her. They’re usually shot, because a bullet costs .19 whereas a vet and fatal plus will run $200+. And don’t think that ‘organic’ dairies are any better because they’re not. If you guys want pics I’ll brave and auction and show you what happens on a moment to moment basis.

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  29. judy
    March 22, 2017 @ 7:34 pm

    I am glad to be shocked into awareness of what I can do to make a tiny contribution to a better World. I sympathise with those who are up to their saturation point of bad news but therein lies enlightenment. Without our soap boxers we let the Evil roll on and pick up speed and dirty deeds done dirt cheap become so powerful they are unstoppable. We rationalize slavery around the world and accept “that is just the way things are” but we can change the world-we can be a voice for Goodness, kindness, and mercy or we can relax and return to the bliss of ignorance. Not that those who express distress at your posts are ignorant,just tired of too much hurt in the world… all of us need a heads up once in awhile.
    Nothing is easy that goes against the status quo but it is so worth it. I stopped buying eggs at costco and now they have cage free eggs-I hope that is true and an improvement for the animals…but maybe not.

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  30. Ellen Shook
    March 22, 2017 @ 7:55 pm

    You are such a kind caring person. Also very smart. I had no idea of the statistics you have published about the dairy/cow business. So sad. You have done a great pubic service by exposing what goes on behind the scenes. So deplorable about that poor mama cow. What can we do?

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  31. Cheryl
    March 22, 2017 @ 8:27 pm

    Someone has to be the voice for these animals. No one should be complacent about animal abuse. Thank you Victoria for speaking for them. Sometimes talking about animal rights in a different setting is the only way to reach some people.

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  32. Sarah
    March 22, 2017 @ 8:51 pm

    Victoria, I always love your soapbox posts. I’ve already told you this, but my fiance and I both became vegan in the past year, in large part due to your posts (and Goats of Anarchy). We’ve discovered all the delightful vegan restaurants in Philly over the past year. It would be SO FUN if you could host a dinner for readers in the area at a place like Miss Rachel’s Pantry or Kawaii Kitty Cafe.

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  33. Olwyn
    March 23, 2017 @ 12:37 am

    I cannot thank you enough for this post exposing the cruelty and sadism of the dairy/veal industry to say nothing of the disastrous health of the nation that consumes it. I have always loved your blog – now I love you even more as you raise these issues. I was raised on a farm with many animals and have never been able to eat them let alone understand the mentality that thinks it is okay to take a life … cruelty to animals is utterly abhorrent… the story of the cow tears my heart.

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  34. Lori Sterling
    March 23, 2017 @ 1:11 am

    I’ve been vegan for about 5 years, vegetarian for most of my life. I have always wondered why people drank milk. I understand in some situations it might be the only available source of protein, but certainly not here in the U.S. We need to STOP eating animals and STOP milking cows. Thank you so much for writing this article and including so much information, heartbreaking as it is. The general population does not understand that milking cows are horribly mistreated. I just don’t understand how humans can let money change their idea of right and wrong. Inhumane is inhumane. Thank you so much for sharing. I love your posts, and your sweet kittens.

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  35. Megan
    March 23, 2017 @ 1:23 am

    (And I reallllyy want to know how your kitchen renovation turns out. Please share more of your fabulous design and DIY posts with us!)

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  36. Sheila
    March 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

    Victoria, thanks for this post. I haven’t been able to get the image of that poor abused cow out of my mind. I’ve decided to eliminate dairy from my diet and will work on eliminating meat and poultry next. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to think about food again without being aware of the impacts its production can have on animals, people, and the environment. Now, to figure out how to put that decision into action and learn to eat a completely different way…BTW, love your blog, especially the kitties.

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  37. Joanne Andresen
    March 23, 2017 @ 2:54 pm

    I know you will be offended but at least read this. Edited you go crazy.
    I also have great sympathy for animals and concern for our diet. However, it is somewhat like false advertising to write so humorously about your house escapades and then find oneseneself reading about animal abuse. I think you should separate your blogs and then the person wanting house/ animal info will be able to choose. I think if you do not do this you are going to lose many of your readers who love your house stories.

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  38. Susanna
    March 23, 2017 @ 3:13 pm

    A plant based diet is not how man was designed to thrive and survive. And the development of Frankengrains has led to a nation of sick and obese people. All of this aided by a government pushing 6-11 servings of grains for each person everyday. Dig a bit deeper, and see how Big Agra groups and lobbyists have pimped this poison to the American public.
    I choose LCHF because it makes sense to me.
    But I believe that all deserve to be treated humanely, in life and death.
    So I will agree to disagree with you. Which makes for a much more interesting planet.
    I love your blog and kitties and CL acquisitions and all your GFT. And your passion in all that you do.
    XOXO

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    • selly
      March 27, 2017 @ 7:56 pm

      Agree. It is not dairy, it is pasteurized dairy. Raw dairy produced by small farmers is incredibly healthy and has been consumed by people for centuries. On top of that, it is Big Agra groups, like Susanna says above, who have ruined our foods. Check out how healthy grass fed beef really is, and how it is not destructive to the environment. Look into how veggie diets only harm our health. Check out Dr. Mercola and how to really eat healthy, and what is behind the destruction of our food supply in this country. You need to dig deeper to know the truth.

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  39. Debora
    March 23, 2017 @ 8:48 pm

    I loved all of what you wrote- I an an inveterate cat rescuer and fail in all my fosters. They move in, they’re here to stay. But the last story- that poor animal. I cried- And what upsets me almost as much as watching her suffer, is that the police would not simply put her out of her misery, no matter what anyone else said. How is this level of cruelty acceptable to anyone? How could anyone see that poor cow and not be moved to move heaven and hell to end her misery. “scuse- need to go cry some more.

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  40. liz
    March 23, 2017 @ 11:12 pm

    Advertisements for two separate cheeses danced in the sidebar of this very blog. And just now as I type, one from chuck e. cheese’s. I guess that if this seems an appropriate venue for all topics, then one might consider the inconsistency in message coming from such ads.

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