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I graduated from St. John's University School of Law in 2012, and am admitted to practice law in New York State. I was a member of the New York City Bar Association's Animal Law Committee for three years. I was born and raised in Rhode Island, but moved to New Mexico when I was 18. After dabbling in film for two years, I graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Anthropology. I've been living in New York City since 2008, and currently reside in Brooklyn with my boyfriend and our two cats. I am a former organizer with Direct Action Everywhere - New York City.
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Reading Series: Strays – Chapters 6 and 7

A discussion of my thoughts from my latest reads, chapters 6 and 7, of the novel Strays. Continue reading


Reading Series: Strays: Chapters 4 & 5

Apologies for my delay! Let’s see, I had a gas pipe leak in my house, then I went on vacation and didn’t have much computer access, and now I’m back home and my laptop isn’t working. But, I’m here now. For this post, I will cover chapters 4 and 5. Next Sunday I will discuss … Continue reading

The NO MILK Revolution

Originally posted on The Paw Report:
It is estimated that around 11,000 years ago “dairying” practices began with the transition from hunter-gathering to agriculture. Archaeological evidence supporting this includes bone growth patterns of cattle: calves would be killed before their first birthday so that humans could exploit their mothers for milk; cattle that were full…

Animal Law and New York: Bills to Watch Out For in 2018

This information came my way via the National Link Coalition newsletter for January. The National Link Coalition is dedicated to stopping violence against people and animals. I highly recommend its monthly newsletter as a way to stay on top of the latest in criminal justice, child protection, legislation, and more, regarding animal cruelty and “interspecies … Continue reading

Number of the Day: 44 (Wolves Killed in Wyoming trophy hunt)

44 wolves killed in Wyoming’s first trophy wolf hunt since 2013 via @IdahoStateJ — NY Wolf Center (@nywolforg) January 27, 2018 In total, 76 wolves were killed in Wyoming in 2017. 43 were legally killed during the licensed hunting season of October through December, with an additional wolf being killed illegally. The remaining 32 … Continue reading

Why “Animal Lovers” Need to Join #TheResistance Against Trump: Part 1 – Trump Hates Dogs (AND PETS)

This series on why animal lovers need to dump Trump and join The Resistance against Trump and his administration may lose me followers. It may bring on attacks to my page and Twitter account. I don’t care. Almost every day, I come across people on Twitter and other social media platforms who proclaim themselves to … Continue reading

Reading Series: Strays [Chapter 3]

Are you keeping up with the chapters, readers? Hope you’ve been able to read along! I’m actually up to chapter 4, but will only be discussing chapter 3 this week. It was hard to stop reading, to be honest. As usual, this discussion will contain spoilers, so read at your own risk.

Reading Series: Strays [Chapter 2]

I had planned on getting this post up yesterday, but I was celebrating my partner’s birthday so I wasn’t on the computer until late. I hope my first post covering the prologue and first chapter of Strays inspired you to grab your own copy. For the readers who are new to my blog, I am … Continue reading

Today in Speciesism: Why does the Nebraska legislature want to protect animal abusers, but criminalize animal rights activists who use drone photography?

I was going through my Google alert notifications when I came upon “Bill seeks to stop drone use to spy on people, harass cows“, an article written by Grant Schulte. The headline was appalling enough; the text of the article was even worse. Not only does the article fail in its objectivity – it only … Continue reading

Reading Series: Strays

Hi everyone! New year, new books to read! I’m starting off this year’s Reading Series, in which I blog about the books I’m reading, with the novel Strays by Jennifer Caloyeras. Jennifer was kind enough to send me a copy of her book way back when. This is the year I tackle my shelves of … Continue reading