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For The Mothers

  When I was a young girl I fanta­sized about having a baby.  It seemed like a natural urge as a teenager and through my twenties to have a child of my own.  Someone to nurture, protect and love.  Someone … Continue reading

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Drawing a Line on Compassion

  I have often been asked, “why animals?”  It seems that some assume that those caring for animals care “only” for animals.  This is not the case with many of the wonder­ful people that I have met over the years.  … Continue reading

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Simi’s Story

  In many parts of the world pigs are consid­ered inferior animals.  In India this is no differ­ent. Pigs are left to roam the streets fending for themselves.  Mothers carefully maneu­ver their young piglets through traffic and away from people … Continue reading

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The Curse of Cuteness

      The Slow Loris is a seriously endan­gered primate that suffers from the curse of being too darn cute.  Their big brown eyes and cuddly soft fur have created a demand for them as an illegal but sought … Continue reading

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Eating on the Road

    I am often asked what it is like to travel the world as a vegan.  Being vegan can come with challenges anywhere but I would never say that it is impos­si­ble or even diffi­cult.  Our planet is filled … Continue reading

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Chinese Heroes

I went to China on a mission. During the past several years I have witnessed many heart-wrenching images and videos coming out of China of horren­dous acts of animal cruelty on the inter­net.  Within a few clicks we have the ability to … Continue reading

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A Proud Parade

  After two months in China I could feel the weight of oppres­sion, govern­ment control and the lack of freedoms weigh­ing on me like a lead pipe across my shoul­ders.  This was my length­i­est visit to a country where the … Continue reading

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Jakarta Markets

      Jakarta is an inter­na­tional hub for export­ing exotic wildlife and birds.  Centrally located on the Island of Java wildlife dealers have many jungles within reach to acquire animals from.  Although Java itself is rich with rainforests and … Continue reading

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Healing Moon Bears

      For many the main attrac­tion of a trip to China is typically a visit to The Great Wall, for me it is a visit to Animals Asia Founda­tion. Thus, my very first stop in China was to … Continue reading

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From China

      Since I was a child the thought of visit­ing China has excited me.  I fanta­sized of misty mountains, temples and forests filled with flower­ing trees and Panda bears.  I have always been attracted to delicate Chinese paint­ings depict­ing scenes … Continue reading

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