Near the Old Man of Storr, Scotland I took this in 2004

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Be The Change!
Vitality Magazine is not the only alternative health magazine that talks shit; saying it supports the environment and wanting to tread lightly but refusing to promote my petition to have animal rights become part of Canada's constitution. To the growing list of shit-talkers, I can now add: Tonic Toronto, another supposedly health-based free rag and,  Alternatives: Environmental Ideas + Actions, who have told me the main reason they refuse to support my article proposal is because a large percentage of their readers are American, and, they said, Americans just aren't the interested in Canadian causes. 

Seriously, that's the best they could come up with!

When I initially wrote to them, to inquire about writing an article to promote the issue of animal rights in Canada and my petition, they had this to say:

"Thanks for the offer, but our magazine covers issues such as animal rights when written by someone with some independence from the issue. Our goal is to analyze the broader issue.
Good luck with your efforts. Nicola" (Nicola Ross, Editor In Chief)

What the hell kind of response is that, though? It just sounds like a a really crappy excuse, so I responded with this:


I'm not even sure I understand what it is you are trying to convey. Why would you not want someone who is passionate about animal rights and interconnectivity to write an article about those very issues? When your magazine covers issues such as veganism, alternative diets, etc, are the writers of those articles actually meat-eaters who are posing as journalists?
Frustration is setting in. I must remember to breathe deeply, and not let petty idiots deter me from the big(ger) picture, that being rights and respects for animals, starting here, where I live.