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What I once was before they hacked me up

Letter From a City Tree

Humans are assholes

I am a tree, a living being on Pacific View Drive in Los Angeles, a crow’s short flight from the top of Runyon Canyon. I don’t mean to eco-shame but I do it out of self-preservation.

I grew up here, am older than most of you reading this and have been providing shade for this hillside, respite from the harsh summer temperatures, and I have been cleaning the air for all these years, battling pollution with other trees here and around the world. Unfortunately, there are too few of us because people don’t understand or care that we are crucial for the ecosystem in this micro-environment and on a larger scale, the entire planet. …

Feminists are grieving

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No, I’m not ok. I feel like I was beaten up and robbed. I feel like I tried my best to reason with people and failed. I debated. I took verbal blows and insults; I was bullied on line for asking people to consider voting for her, the most qualified, the smartest, most compassionate and hardworking candidate who was in the democratic race for president of the United States — the only one who does not have an outsized ego propelling her toward the most powerful position on the planet. …

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Activist disrupting the cruel elephant act at the Cirque Arlette Gruss in Southern France. “Training = Torture” written on her skin

Animal liberation activists disrupt elephant act at circus

A small group of animal rights activists staged a spectacular disruption of the Arlette Gruss circus in Cabris, France, last night. The activists succeeded in temporarily stopping the circus’ controversial elephant act when they ran down from the upper bleacher seats to the front row of the ring, startling ticket buyers, security personnel, trainer/performers and elephants alike. …


Carole Raphaelle Davis

Author, Journalist, Director of campaigns, Europe, Friends of Animals, Vegan Animal Rights Activist /Actress Singer-Songwriter, FeministCo-founder #Metoo France

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