11-25-20: Here’s a Way-Back Wednesday shot from my days volunteering at Animal Acres, a farm animal sanctuary located near Los Angeles. Spent quite a bit of time there over a four or five-year period, helping out around the farm and participating in a number of their various education programs. I believe one experiences a whole other dimension of understanding animals when you help to take care of them… especially “farm animals,” like cows, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, emus, and turkeys. I’ve always found them to be remarkably similar to our “companion animals,” like dogs, cats, and birds, in terms of emotion, lucidity, intelligence, expressing preferences, and exhibiting a powerful desire to live.
December 18, 2020, will mark 30 years since I’ve eaten a turkey or any other animal so, as you might imagine, Thanksgiving is always kind of a rough day for me, to be honest. But, “don’t cry for me Argentina!” A massive vegan feast is imminent! Will post a pic for those curious.
Hope everyone has a safe and peaceful holiday...