Wild Animals & The Fear of Humans

Intentionally or not, humans are currently considered a super predator [1] to other animals and are considered an unsustainable threat to the ecosystem. It would make sense for other animals to fear us. We have adopted the theory that animals should stay fearful of humans, in hope to protect and promote conservation of their species. […]

The Influence of Zoos on Animals

Justification. There are many ways to try to justify zoo enclosures. The animal gets food, has no visible predators, has somewhere to sleep and live. However, when we apply these justifications- as if it were a human in the enclosure, it would be considered unjust. Humans would rather live free with the possible risk of […]

Going Vegan Gradually vs. Suddenly

Questions to Think About: Is a gradual diet change actually helpful compared to a sudden diet change? How helpful or necessary, is it? As a vegan, who wants the world to go vegan NOW, should we consider eliminating the now and just stick to “go vegan”? Is there a significant difference in each individuals ability […]

I see you; I won’t forget you.

I see you; I won’t forget you.   In recognition of a lion named Zeus who was held captive at Papanack’s Exotic Animal Zoo Enclosure in Ottawa Ontario.  I’m sorry. I see you. I see your suffering. I see you pacing. I see you searching desperately for freedom. I promise when I look into your eyes that […]