How to spot animal abuse — and how to help

The Ashland Daily Tidings published a feature today with some important information on how to know whether an animal is in need of help, and how to get that help. Animal cruelty is illegal in every state, and it’s a felony in forty-six. And it’s well documented, of course, that people who abuse animals also …

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The Emergence of Eco-Fiction

The eco-literature (eco-lit) label has been largely associated with nonfiction environmental works, such as Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez or Silent Spring by Rachel Carlson. But what about fiction that addresses environmental and animal rights themes? We began using the eco-fiction label a year ago. And we’ve collected our relevant titles here. (Amazon does not …

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On writing and empathy

Having just returned from the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, I’m newly inspired not only in terms of my own writing but by the magnificence of the natural world and the ways in which we can appreciate and nurture it. Spending the week on the water, with deer roaming past our cabins every day, I found …

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Artists helping animals

I loved reading this article on Ashland artist Dana Feagin, Animal Artists Who Give Back, an inspiring look at an artist who is using her talents to help animals. Dana not only paints adorable portraits of the animals who have been rescued and are up for adoption at Jacksonville, Oregon’s Sanctuary One; she also donates …

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Every meal makes a difference

Here at Ashland Creek Press, we’re delighted to participate in today’s virtual Meatout event, along with so many others who are passionate about their health, the environment, and the well-being of animals. For those unfamiliar with Meatout: It has become the world’s largest annual grassroots diet education campaign, encouraging people to explore a wholesome, nonviolent diet of fruits, …

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