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Tom Harvie

"I am an Animal Rights Activist"

Osoyoos, Canada
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Speaks: english
Joined Apr 17, 2007
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Groups Greenpeace, PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, SEA SHEPHERD CONSERVATION SOCIETY - Outreach on Care2, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), WWF - World Wildlife Fund
Hometown Duncan, B.C. 
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Birthday Jan 20  
Languages english  
About Me I am an Animal Rights Activist and a meat eater, that may seem contradictory but I care about wheather the animals I eat have been treated poorely or not. I DONT NOT CARE TO SOCIALIZE WITH PEOPLE WHO KILL FOR FUN... Thousands of years ago we invented farming as a way to feed ourselves without having to travel long distances to find food. The processes involved in agriculture arent perfect but I prefer this to going out and killing an animal that has made a life for itself and untill growing meat from stem cells becomes more widely accepted(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_vi
tro_meat), I am going to continue to feel this way. Wheather they have lived all of their lives in cramped cages or free in open but fenced fields where hey can run and act like animals matters to me. Wheather they they have been beaten and tortured or euthanized humanely when time comes to harvest them for food matters To me, hunting nowadays does nothing but satisfy bloodlust. Ive been asked why I prefer to be out in the forest, at the beach, or in the desert taking pictures of wildlife rather than taking pictures of anything not related to art or science. One of the reasons is that while I will always love the people closest to me, and when Im out in the wilderness their is a slight chance I could be killed or eaten by anything bigger than me,from my own limited experience with people and from what I read in the newspaper and read online the Human animal is less trustworthy and far more dangerous than anything I will find int the forest. Until I see a change in how the Human Race acts and treats itself and all of the other beings that share this planet that more resembles how a race of beings who have invented the microscope, Discovered DNA, Discovered that adult stemcells can be turned into other organs of the body, been on the moon, sent probes to other planets and peered out past the confines of the solarsystem should act, I will always be more interested in, and feel more comfortable being out in the wilderness than anywhere else.

My personal motto is Claude os, aperi oculos! -Shut your mouth, open your eyes. Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas -Happy is he who has been able to learn the causes of things.

Creed To Live By
Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.
Don't set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.
Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.
Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.
Don't give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other.
Don't be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking
chances that we learn how to be brave.
Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love is to give love; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.
Don't dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope, To be without hope is to be without purpose.
Don't run through life so fast that you forget not only where you've been, but also where you are going.
Don't forget, a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.
Don't be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily.
Don't use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savoured each step of the way.
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Pets budgerigar, fish, cat  
Activist Aspirations
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions atheist  
Eating Habits TRYING TO BE HEALTHY - FAILING MISERABLY  
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What Gives Me Hope
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why
What Bugs Me Child Abuse, animal abuse/neglect/cruelty/testing, people who WON'T use their minds!, people who don't "listen", People who can't be their self, indifference, ignorance, bullying, Any one that would hurt an animal, any one that would hurt a woman  
Passions family, books, learning, peace, animals, photography, nature  
Inspirations astronomy, animals and wildlife, Birds chirping, the sound of the ocean, the beauty of nature  
What Scares Me Climate Change-Deforestation, war, Religious Extremism, religious fanatics, ignorance, cruel people, being alone, apathy  
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Role Models Dian Fossey, Steve Irwin, Penny Patterson, my friends, my family, Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan, Jane Goodall, Albert Einstein  
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Interests astronomy, wildlife, photography, pets, movies, internet, humor, environment  
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Can't Live Without my pets, friends and family, food, nature, chocolate  
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