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Biologist, animal conservation and welfare activist, cruelty-free life enthusiast, and all-around prissy earth-nerd.



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November 5, 2019

Between the health risks of eating animal products, animal agriculture’s huge smelly hand in the climate crisis, and a culture of inhumane treatment in the meat and dairy industries, it’s obvious why society is fleeing towards plant-based living.

While veganism is rapid...

August 28, 2019

The welfare of animals in captivity is important for two main reasons. First, it is our responsibility to prevent animal suffering caused by human hands. Second, as wild populations continue to decrease, the need to conserve endangered species in captivity has become p...

February 8, 2019

What do the Salem witch trials and the North American gray wolf have in common? More than you would think.

January 7, 2019

One of the struggles of being in the world of animal conservation and welfare is that people generally learn their beliefs about animals through their parents, or their religion, and only learn the science behind animal cognition, conservation or sentience if they seek...

July 28, 2018

Always remember, the medical field is a business first and money fuels medical decisions.

July 17, 2018

Montana is an endless landscape of some of nature's best work, but none come close to that of Glacier National Park.

July 12, 2018

When you're in need of the healing solitude of nature but would rather skip the back pains of sleeping on the ground, glamping can be the perfect middle ground!

June 14, 2018

From whitewater rafting one day to standing on top of a snowy summit peak the next, Big Sky Montana is a breathtaking adventure of a lifetime.

March 1, 2018

I embrace my femininity like a super power, but don't confuse me for weak. My long lashes make me powerful, not desperate for a man.

February 1, 2018

Everything about the human anatomy and physiology points to a frugivorous diet, which is why those who live as carnivores are riddled with illnesses.

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