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  1. Ellen
    March 1, 2018 @ 10:24 pm

    #datsunthekitten

    I’ve been thinking about you and your blog while bottlefeeding this little dude.

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  2. Bee Dee
    March 3, 2018 @ 10:59 am

    I’m glad you are having a Hawaiian trip. I do believe you need it. I also think you needed to explode for us on your blog, and am happy for you. Better out then in. I want you to know, I still eat dairy and meat. I have decreased both in recent years. Going meatless, even several times a week is not out of the norm. I just need you to know that I will never completely give them up, but I do try in my own way. I have always taken care of the strays that seem to appear out here in farm country, either owning them or finding them a home. I think if everyone at least tried to do better, it would help. I’m not sure, but think this may be my last time on your blog. I feel your pain, but can’t allow myself to feel attacked, which is what I have felt here. Not out of guilt. I’m old and have seen more then you and don’t need to see these images again. You fight a good fight, and I’m happy you will continue on. Thanks.

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  3. Tracey Soroka
    March 3, 2018 @ 7:26 pm

    I enjoy your sense of humor and so appreciate what you do for the kitties who are waiting for a home. I am not however, keen on how you are misleading many people into thinking that this mistreatment of farm animals is common and is how all farmers treat their livelihood since it simply is NOT true. Yes I am sure there are some animals on farms that are treated miserably and are forced to endure horrid conditions. BUT this is NOT the norm. I know this because I grew up on a farm with farms all around me. Still do … stories like you are telling NEVER EVER happen around here and our part of the world is no different than anywhere else. Farmers depend on their animals for their livelihood it would make zero sense to mistreat them. So yes go on fighting for the animal rights but do not make the VERY ignorant assumption that the actions of a few horrible farmers represent all farm practices. You seem to be an intelligent person. Surely you shouldn’t have to be told this.

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    • judy
      March 4, 2018 @ 4:59 am

      What percent of animals are raised on factory farms?
      When you take into account the fact that factory farms raise 99.9 percent of chickens for meat, 97 percent of laying hens, 99 percent of turkeys, 95 percent of pigs, and 78 percent of cattle currently sold in the United States, it’s shocking how much time we waste debating each other, rather than trying to actually …Oct 19, 2011
      It’s Time to End Factory Farming | HuffPost
      https://www.huffingtonpost.com/nil-zacharias/its-time-to-end-factory-f_b_1018840.html

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  4. Susan Humeston
    March 3, 2018 @ 11:24 pm

    Let me just say that I completely understand all of your feelings about animals since I am similar. I have always found this planet to be a beautiful sometimes, and scary and sad sometimes place. Just letting you know that I know how hard it hurts at times.

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  5. Patrice
    March 5, 2018 @ 4:58 pm

    I think it might be worthwhile for you to glance around the internet at some of the folks for whom life is truly “horrible” and then reconsider your word choice when describing how you have to go to Hawaii.

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  6. Toni
    March 6, 2018 @ 9:57 am

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  7. Tracey Soroka
    March 6, 2018 @ 10:34 am

    I notice my post and opinion was not published – interesting …

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    • Lauren
      March 8, 2018 @ 12:19 pm

      one comment from you is above. it’s timestamped and one person responded to you. most likely your browser showed you a cached version to improve load time. I’d love for you to respond to the woman who asked you if you know what percentage of animals are confined to factory farms? you write that abuse on farms is uncommon. I agree uncommon is the wrong word. the right word is standard practice.

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  8. Santie Roy
    March 7, 2018 @ 12:19 pm

    Dearest, darlingest Victoria. I love you and I feel your hurt in every word. (Yeesh, that sounded like stalker material! 😳).
    Thank you for your incredible honesty, for not sugar coating any of the horror, for reminding us how much there still is to do. And thank you for loving your fluffs with your characteristic fervor.

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  9. Cheryl
    March 7, 2018 @ 12:22 pm

    God bless you Victoria. Your feeling of despair is what normal, loving people feel for other helpless creatures. Anyone who doesn’t feel compassion for helpless animals is the problem with this country. This is not a third world country, we must do better. Mahatma Gandhi said. The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way it’s animals are treated. We must do better.

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  10. SusieQT
    March 8, 2018 @ 11:30 am

    Yeah I have to agree with many here that once the diatribe starts I just start scrolling. Some of this is not even factual, for example slaughterhouse workers are not allowed to kill/process an animal that cannot walk itself off the truck. That story about the cow was either a) so old as to be irrelevant, or b) from outside the US, and while I am sure there is some truth in it somewhere, you need to give a little credit to the USDA inspectors that are always onsite and do not allow this to happen currently in the US.

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    • Sara H.
      March 8, 2018 @ 12:02 pm

      Facts are included in this post. Sources are credited. Where are your facts and sources? It clearly states that the cow was not killed by the slaughterhouse. USDA profits from slaughterhouses. This happens every day in the USA. Google slaughterhouse undercover. The information is widely available.

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