Oh hey there….. Thanks for stopping by! I’ve now been writing this blog for exactly 364 days! While I’m not a professional journalist, I hope I do a decent job of it, at least better than these guys.
I started this blog not only as a creative outlet for myself, but because I was so inspired by the bloggers that I follow – a few philosophers, as well as people opposed to horse slaughter and animal abuse. I also wanted an outlet to document the protests we made against Toronto restaurants serving horsemeat, and show that they were entirely peaceful. My first blog post, on April 16, 2012, was the start of many posts about restaurants, foodism, eating animals, pets, and of course horses. I post about 4-7 times a month, and lately I’ve invited a few other bloggers and other people who write well and have a great message, to guest post. So I’m happy if I can publicize a great message or article, even though I didn’t write it myself. These guest writers often end up having some of the most popular blog posts too! I’m also a 3-D artist and like to use my own art and photography in the blog whenever possible.
I try to stay away from blogging equine-related news only, because there are so many other horse-related blogs that do a great job at that and have it totally covered. I also want to write about local animal issues such as Toronto restaurants and livestock markets, putting my own personal (and usually sarcastic) spin on it. Hence the tagline “When Reason Goes Out The Window, Ridicule Pulls Up A Chair.” God only knows that in the world of horse slaughter, there’s more than enough subject matter to tackle, ranging from the inane to the irretrievably stupid. That is not to say however, that I wouldn’t apply the appropriate gravitas or high seriousness to the subject matter that demands it. I also write an annual summary of what happened in the world of horse welfare each year-end on Storify. Please check out the summary for 2012 – Horse Welfare 2012 – The Year in Review
In these “round-ups,” which bear no resemblance to BLM roundups, I highlight my own favourite posts as well as the most popular blog posts of the past year. Check out the top 20 countries that are responsible for the majority of traffic to this blog. It’s like getting a quick’n’dirty view of the entire blog on fast-forward.
My Own Favourite Posts:
Most Popular Posts by Unique Hits (in descending order)
8. Canada’s Horse “Welfare” Group in Dubious Company (Or Reason #189,743 Why We Cannot Trust Unified Equine or the IEBA)
Top 20 Views By Country:
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The theme is “Matala” by Matt Mullenweg.
I’m using the Tag Cloud, Twitter, Links, Milestone, and RSS Links Widgets, and I use Poll Daddy to collect and publish survey info. I also use Sitemeter, which is great when it works, which isn’t that often!
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