Honest Animals: Prophecy and Anti-hate
"Colourful commentary by cheeky characters"
A new illustrated blog series created
by James Lightle and Jaime Lee Lightle
DISCLAIMER: a sense of humour is required :)
My name is Elijah and I am from Manitoba. Assiniboine to be exact. I was born in November 2021. Some people say I am a beacon of hope and prosperity. When people first see me, their reactions are varied but most people are in awe. Many travel from far and wide to give me offerings of tobacco because as my mother told me, I am a good Omen. She is also white (albino) like me. I try to treat everyone with the values my mother instilled in me which is the tried-and-true golden rule. Well, I am off to play a round of golf. May you have a wonderful day.
Greetings, my name is Virginia Opossum. I am a poet from Fraser Valley British Columbia. I immigrated to Canada from the United States when the Orange Bear took office back in 2016. Things were getting too right-wing for this marsupial. I sleep during the day, so I needed a place to live where it is safe to snooze uninhibited. A place with no guns preferably because less guns mean less hunters. And less hunters mean I can get enough rest so I can focus on my haikus like this one I just wrote:
I am not a rat
Though my tail is long and slim
I sleep upside down
Hello, my name is Evan Greater Short Horn Lizard. I run an anti-hate organization called Freedom is Fascism. Our goal is to stop hate in its tracks by tracking and monitoring speech and groups that are affiliated with stereotypes and tropes such as family, faith, and patriotism. These groups are all about maintaining the capitalist patriarchy - some real neo-Nazis. Us “horny toads” used to rely on spitting blood from our eyes to propel our opposition but with J.M. Mallard’s funding we can reach more people through our website: www.freedomisfascism.ca
My name is Harvey. I used to be a spokes-animal for pollution awareness and my motto was: “give a hoot don't pollute!” I was hoping my catch phrase would be around for a while, but instead they changed the focus to climate change thanks to the Paris Accord. “Give a hoot, don't cause climate change” doesn't sound as catchy. Unfortunately, when I fly around, I still see pollution everywhere like Timmies cups littering our country from coast to coast. The government also just decided to ban certain plastics which is something I give a hoot about. A problem that bothers me about our government however is the amount of fuel J.M. Mallard and his cronies burn flying around our country in their private jets preaching to us about carbon emissions. He has wings for crying out loud, why doesn’t he use them?