I grew up in what I thought was a dang small town, but compared to where I’ve been since, 300,000+ is not so small as a young girl might think and not as big as other places I’ve lived since. I was always enthralled with animals and even more so empathetic about the plight of the animals that feed us, meaning food production animals like cattle, pigs and chickens. Being the little go-getter I was, I set out change the world and make life better for all the animals on farms.

I received a BSc from Guelph in animal biology (mostly farm animals), an MSc focusing on the welfare of cattle and am I’m now working towards finishing a PhD, still with the cattle welfare topic. So getting close to 9 years studying animal agriculture (wow, I didn’t realize it had been so long) and I’ve worked with animals along the way on farms, in research and many other places.

Through this crazy trip called life I’ve learned many things and continue to be amazed every day. This blog is my way of contributing to the community conversation and hope that it leads towards something better. Be that a second thought when we approach a tough topic, a pause to take a breath and listen to the other side, or a smile when we see a neat little thing in a whole new way. I hope you feel welcome to be a part of the conversation here.

Posing for a shot at work

  1. Tony
    May 29, 2012 at 7:26 am

    I’m not completely sure how I ended up finding your blog, but it’s always interesting reading the work of a fellow Guelph Ag student. Best of luck on the PhD.

    • May 29, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      Thanks Tony! We Aggies tend to be everywhere. 🙂

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