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How Veganism Changed These 58 People

Although I'm not much of a Facebook person, I must admit that there are a few things I love about it. One of those is the way it connects activists with each other, so that we can feel a sense of comm…

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What Would You Do? 10 Moral Dilemmas

Have you ever felt bad about cutting someone off in traffic? When you take a free sample at the supermarket, do you feel compelled to purchase the product, or at least pretend you will? It’s rare to…

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New Age Gurus, Cults and Fundamentalism

Recently I was pondering the various new age and metaphysical groups, practices, and in particular the various leaders and the styles of leadership they provide. While there are many fine teachers and…

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Is It Ethical to Be a Vegetarian?

Just this morning, before sending my child off to school, I read him a chapter of a children’s book called E is for Environment – a sort of ethical and environmental primer for young minds (otherwise …

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Woman Gets Breast Implants From Her Father

  Michael Niccole gave his daughter Brittani an eyebrow-raising gift for her 18th birthday -- breast implants. But that's not all - Michael Niccole is actually Dr. Michael Niccole, a plastic s…

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In Defense of Hunting

I have to admit I was conflicted. Actually, the appropriate word was probably “dismissive.” This is when I initially fled the city some 5 years ago to take up residence in a semi-rural area: an area w…

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IVF: The Kids Are Alright

On July 25th, 1978 Louise Brown was born in the UK, along with hundreds of other babies. What made baby Louise singular and special, was the fact that her birth was seen as a scientific breakthrough, …

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Hey Vegans! Consider the Oyster

It's okay to eat fish; 'Cause they don't have any feelings --Nirvana Back in the early 1990s, when rock band Nirvana was at the threshold stage of their colossal but short career, this particul…

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Making the Cut: The Circumcision Quandary

"The first cut is the deepest, Baby I know" --Cat Stevens I am Jewish and I am circumcised, both of which were not of my choice. This is not to say that I have any problem or issue with being Jewis…

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Guinea Pig Children

Forgive me for my pop culture mining: On an episode of the long running television show The Simpsons, the character of Dr. Marvin Monroe, in an attempt to seek funding for a misguided psychological ex…

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