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Feed the birds

With the cold weather comes lack of food for animals to eat. Deer, squirrels, chipmunks, and birds are all creatures that might be out and about in your area looking for dinner, but finding only dead plants and frost/ snow-covered ground. “Most birds will die at night from a lack of food, water and protection. Food and water are life’s essentials, protection helps your birds to conserve vital calories.” http://www.birdparadise.org/bird-articles-general/winter-care-wild-birds.htm So, here is something you can do to help out the little birds in your neighborhood that greet you in spring with their beautiful song: make bird treats.

“If the bird doest not find enough food to produce the necessary energy to make it trough the night or a severe storm, the bird will die.”
http://www.kaytee.com/wild-birds/winter-bird-feeding.htm What food will give your bird friends the energy to survive? Kingston Field Naturalists, Sharon David and John McLaughli, http://kingstonfieldnaturalists.org/bluebill/feedingbirds.html offer a great list of high fat/ protein foods to give your birds during the winter months. While there is suet on the list, you can give your birds a healthy vegetarian ‘suet’ cake by substituting the lard for another oil (peanut butter works great). Also, the nuts listed are all 100% vegetarian so you are saving animals without sacrificing your ideals. I made a great bird ‘cake’ the other day and the birds love it! I’ll post the recipe this week

 For more information about birds visit: htps://www.abcbirds.org/newsandreports/releases/090320.html

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Horrible!

I just ran across the most horrid post–the post wasn’t horrid, but the topic made me sick. It was all about eating animals…while they are still alive! It has always bothered me when people joke about the cow still ‘mooing’ when they cut into steak and blood runs out (ick!), but to actually see an animal still breathing while you are about to eat it seems barbaric and inhumane.

http://ahimsablog.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/eating-animals-while-theyre-still-breathing/

What is wrong with people that they can’t put themselves into this animal’s situation? We look down on societies that had human sacrifices and cannibalism, but when it isn’t one of our species then it is ok to watch something suffer?! I cannot believe that this happens today; it seems that we are pushing the limits farther and farther to see what we can get away with, and in the process, we callous ourselves to the pain of others, animals and people alike.  How sad for our world and everything that lives here.

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