What’s the Furry Fuss?

When I first started blogging I posted my friend, Dave’s, touching story of how he went vegan. I’m reblogging it today because Dave recently let me know that his book, Meatonomics will be published in September. I was excited to hear this because I know he has been working on this book for years. I read a sample chapter and was impressed with how he took the weighty topic of the strange economic forces behind meat and dairy production and how those forces affect us, and made it engaging and accessible. I can’t wait to read more! Anyway, I wanted to introduce Dave and his writing to you through What’s the Furry Fuss? Then if you’re interested in learning more about him or his fascinating book, check out his blog, Meatonomics.

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I’ve been busy touring my sis-in-law around SoCal and haven’t had time to blog for a few days. And boy do I have stuff to tell you about Jeanne’s visit, but that can wait. Today I have something special to share.My friend, Dave, sent me this inspirational story that I know you’ll enjoy. So here it is:

What’s the Furry Fuss?

My life changed completely one night as I watched the short film An Unnecessary Fuss. It shows researchers at the University of Pennsylvania using a powerful hydraulic device to deliver a sledgehammer-like blow to baboons’ heads and induce massive brain damage. The lab assistants laugh and joke while they turn healthy, normal primates into paralyzed, drooling mental patients with only a few weeks to live. Naturally, the baboons don’t want to have their lives snatched from them, and they squirm and wriggle in futile attempts to get…

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About celestedimilla

Hey there. I’m Celeste, California girl, writer, psychotherapist and burgeoning plant-based foodie.
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2 Responses to What’s the Furry Fuss?

  1. natarunmore says:

    Thank you for sharing this. I’ve never heard of that documentary, and I don’t think I can watch it, it would haunt me. But I am glad it’s out there because it’s important to know what animal testing is really all about.

    • ‘Vegucated’ is actually pretty tame as far as animal rights movies go. I’m sensitive, so the few short clips in this movie were almost too much for me. The images haunted me for weeks. I know there are other, more graphic, movies out there that I know I couldn’t handle. Like you, I think it’s important that these movies are out there. 🙂

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