I’d better be careful here. The last time I posted on vegetarianism and humane treatment of animals, it really pissed some readers off. Nothing makes a Christian angry like talking about homos… unless you’re talking about being kind to pigs and chickens.
But I’ve been reading a blog I found recently and am really enjoying it.
The brief blog bio reads:
“My name is Emily. This blog chronicles my spending a year (and counting!) of buying 100% cruelty-free products. I also write about boycotting factory farming, my life in the San Francisco bay area, and my dog, who I cook food for.”
She’s got a funny style, even while dealing with relatively volatile (and often emotional) material. In one post she writes, “If you’re a humane omnivore, I think you’re a lovely, caring person who is taking a stand against the animal abuse that goes on at battery farms.”
I think it’s important to affirm those people, outside one’s own immediate “circle” who are moving toward a middle – perhaps toward ethics or conviction or belief or whatever it is. Like Israelis and Palestinians who seek common ground, or open-minded “spiritual seekers” who dig hearing about Jesus and Buddha and Oprah Winfrey. Emily does that.