I am a human being who is disappointed with our species’ lack of concern and compassion about other species on Earth.
I was born in Los Angeles, California, in July 1962. I was encouraged to get a well-paying job and to strive for the American Dream, that is, rich in material goods. I never felt comfortable seeking comfort when so many others starved and suffered. I have always been inspired by animals and nature. Having grown up in southern California, I particularly like the beach at sunset, where the Earth meets the ocean, and the day meets the night. This seems to be a transitional place and time, and I believe that each day presents an opportunity for each of us to learn, grow, and be transformed. The only constant is change.
I also enjoy playing and watching sports: the human drama of athletic competition.
It was a gradual process punctuated and strengthened by individual events.
My first glimpse of the negative impact that humans have on animals involved a deer that was injured in the backyard of a neighbor in the Hollywood hills, where I grew up.
My first insight into the ugliness of meat consumption occurred during my high school years, when I came home and saw a chicken body, not a meal, on the stove.