ARAUNY Book Club 9/28: The Dreaded Comparison

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Our next Book Club will meet Monday, September 28th, 2015 at 6:00 pm.  The exact location in Brighton will be provided to those who respond. We will read: “The Dreaded Comparison: Human and Animal Slavery” by Marjorie Spiegel Like our…

Forty Hours

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by Linda Brink [The opinions expressed in these essays do not necessarily reflect the position of ARAUNY.] I was thinking about how Cecil’s last hours might have passed. In the first cool breezes of evening, he would have scented the…

Being Vegan…Then and Now

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by JanineS The opinions expressed in these essays do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ARAUNY. We’re going way back before many of you were born, to the 1970’s. My personal journey to veganism began when a close family member…

Book Club: Eat Like You Care

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The ABC, ARAUNY Book Club, met August 5th 2015 at Webster Library to discuss Gary Francione and Anna Charlton’s book Eat Like You Care, An Examination of the Morality of Eating Animals.  This is a terrific concise book, an easy…

Dissecting the heart of the matter

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By John Carbonaro (The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the position of ARAUNY) Back when i was in high school, we didn’t dissect. That happened at my community college. A lot has changed in H.S. since then, including going…

Vegan Mindfulness

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Recently someone was perplexed that at a mindfulness convention, participants were ordering animal products. They assumed that mindful people would naturally register the dynamics and issues that connect and disconnect us. There is little evidence to support a direct causal link between engaging in mindfulness and becoming aware/sensitized to animals and their rights. Yet as one learns about mindfulness there may be exposure to other ‘progressive’ issues such as diet, fair trade, organic, and animal use…