Tofu. Cows. Deforestation.

By Kristy Draper / October 26, 2016 /

​Soy is part of my diet. Whether I am eating air fried lemon pepper tofu, soy curl tacos, tempeh bacon sandwiches, or using soymilk in my lattes. Soy has been a staple ingredient for many cultures for eons. Soybeans are cheap to grow, a great source of protein, and can be formed into countless culinary…

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Cows, pigs, goats…oh, my!

By Kristy Draper / July 21, 2016 /

​​Cows, pigs, goats…oh, my! Those are just a few of the animals we were able to visit while at the Farm Sanctuary. During our road trip to Maine, we were able to stop at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glens, NY on the way home to learn about the sanctuary and the many residents.   We took…

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A one-week intensive residency, 7,000 miles, 20 states, and a lifetime of memories

By Kristy Draper / July 13, 2016 /

​I just returned from a week-long residency program in Surry, Maine. Call it a residency, call it adult summer camp, or call it a retreat…it was 20+ humane educators (most of us in training)  from around the world coming together for one week for an intensive learning experience. Residency is part of the master’s degree…

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The Taiji Dolphin Hunt and Me

By Kristy Draper / October 3, 2015 /

Every year from September to April, thousands of dolphins are driven into a small cove in Taiji, Japan to either be captured and sold or slaughtered.  The dolphins are herded together and pushed into the cove by using loud noises and motorboats to disorient them. Once herded together, dolphin trainers descend upon them to select…

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