They’re symbols of peace, but doves & their kin often find themselves in need of our help, and Elizabeth Young of Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions fills us in; then we meet Kitten the Juice Pirate (Elicia Barbossa), juicing superstar who left behind morbid obesity thru fresh juices & a plant-based lifestyle.
In 2007, animal lover Elizabeth Young accidentally discovered a big, deadly gap in the animal welfare community when she met a sweet, smart, unreleasable pigeon scheduled for shelter euthanasia. Nobody was helping domestic pigeons & doves who, bred to be used for “sport”, hobbies & businesses, invariably got hurt, lost or displaced. They were treated as disposable. Inspired by all the other rescues helping animals to get out of shelters alive, she created Palomacy Pigeon & Dove Adoptions & has been helping people help birds every since.
Kitten the Juice Pirate is your average Sci Fi loving Pirate . She hopes to help the young and old learn about the importance of Nutrition for those who are tired of being sick and miserable with pains.
Elicia Barbossa is known as Kitten The Juice Pirate. She lost 300 pounds juicing back in 2011 and transitioned to a plant-based diet. Kitten is currently a Juice coach, animal activist (Vegan for God’s animals and the planet.) . Kitten provides Wellness coaching for those who want to get off medications and lose weight. Kitten also provides Vegan coaching for those who want to help animals and the environment.
Blast from the past! ~ All kinds of birds and animals need rescuing. Only really longtime listeners were around when I recorded this interview with arm wrestler, recovering drug addict, tattooed-all-over bunny rescuer, Big Bald Mike (his moniker today is Bonebreaker Barbell).
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