Friday, December 7, 2007

Fur Trade

I just have to say that right now, all I want to do is go home and cuddle up with my dog and cat. My brother sent me a youtube video today that I have not been able to watch in its entirety, nor do I intend to. I will also not be posting the video on my blog.

I will, however, post links to the Humane Society and Swiss Animal protection reports on the fur trade industry.

Please be warned that the video that you can find on these sites is extremely disturbing. It's not as heart wrenching as the video my brother sent, but it is still very difficult to watch - and I must admit that I did more listening to the report than watching.

http://www.hsus.org/about_us/humane_society_international_hsi/cruelty_issues_around_the_world/dying_for_fur_recent_investigation_shows_cruelty_at_chinese_fur_farms.html

http://www.animal-protection.net/furtrade/chinafur.html


Please do not buy fur. Real or fake. Period. Hopefully, without a market to sell it in, these unspeakable acts will stop happening.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Girls Just Wanna Go Run...

Well, I went to the dr. on Friday to get my knee checked out. On the bright side, there isn't actually anything wrong with my knee - no tears or sprains or any of that other stuff that happens. On the not so bright side, it still hurts when I run. Apparently, the muscles on the inside of my thigh, just above my knee aren't quite strong enough, so the muscles on the outside are overcompensating and pulling too much on my patellar tendon, therefore completely pissing off my tendon. I guess this could have all been avoided if I would have put more effort into streching, but it hasn't been real high on my list of things to do. It really doesn't matter now, though, because I've been prescribed a pretty strict regimen of stretching, more stretching, and NO RUNNING!!!! AARRRGGGGG!!!!! I'm allowed to walk, bike, and use an elliptical machine, but it's just not the same! I haven't actually tried biking or the elliptical thing yet, but there is just no subsitute for running. I guess I'll give the bike a shot on Tuesday and see how that goes - I'm not looking forward to it, but I'll try it. Who knows - maybe I'll like it and decide to train for a duathalon...