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Linkerbell: The Playing God Edition

Here are some stories about humans playing God. (Note that you could replace the word “God” with the word “Evolution” and/or “Nature” and you get the same effect from these articles, if you’re an atheist.)

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Ebook on socialism and animal rights

socialists book coverSocialists and Animal Rights [Kindle Edition] by Jon Hochschartner ($2.99):

The socialist left remains particularly inhospitable for those concerned with animal domestication. In “Socialists and Animal Rights,” Jon Hochschartner begins the important work of bridging the gap between those concerned with class and those concerned with species. In this timely collection of essays, readers will find an examination of the vegetarianism of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, one man’s contemporary efforts to form an animal-liberationist tendency in the International Socialist Organization, the veganism of Angela Davis, and so much more.

Get it here

New vegan book club starting up in Ithaca

Via the Ithaca Vegans group on Facebook:

For those of you not on the meetup website I am starting a vegan book club and discussion group. The first date is for Sat. May 4th at 3:00. I suggested the first book, The Lucky Ones by Jenny Brown founder of Woodstock farm animal sanctuary. We will also discuss what else everyone wants to read. If you are interested let me know. – Stephanie

Two New Books

Just heard about two new books y’all might be interested in:

Paleofantasy

Are you on Goodreads? My partner and I are – here’s our profile if you want to connect.

VIDEO: My Vegan Evolution

This video is about my vegan evolution, so you get to hear how obnoxious I was as an early vegan (and what happened to make me, I hope, less obnoxious), how my friends helped me on my way, what happened when I worked for PETA for two ill-fated weeks, and some tips for other people embarking on this journey.

Click here to watch the video, and please leave me comments – I’d love to hear what you think. Thanks for watching!

April 14: Meet Gene Baur at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Hear Farm Sanctuary President and Co-Founder Gene Baur speak at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. This event, which is sponsored by the Animal Welfare Club of the Cornell Vet School, will take place on April 14, 2011 from noon to 1 p.m. in Schurman Hall, Lecture Hall I (located at 602 Tower Road; Ithaca, NY 14850). This talk is free and open to the public. Gene will also be on hand to sign copies of his national best-seller, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food. More info

Monday, April 4th: Meet & Greet with author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Meet and Greet in Ithaca, NY – THIS MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 4th!

Colleen will be at Cornell speaking to students in a private class, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of her east coast visit. Come by Stella’s on College Ave. in Ithaca at 7:30 for drinks and nibbles and a chat with Colleen. She won’t have her books with her, but feel free to bring your own copies to get signed! Since Colleen will be unreachable until then, feel free to address your questions to Michelle King at chelle13m@hotmail.com, the fabulous coordinator and mastermind behind our lil’ event.

Monday, April 4
7:30pm – 10:30pm
Stella’s Restaurant, Bar, & Café
403 College Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850

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More info on Colleen