I appreciate Earth Day just as much as the next person, but the commercialism and the lack of discussion and awareness around the biggest culprit in both global climate change and the destruction of the planet frustrates me to no end. While changing out your lightbulbs, driving less, taking shorter showers and not allowing the water to run while you brush your teeth may all add up in some complex earth-saving logarithm, continuing to ignore the number one polluter of the air, water and land, the biggest consumer of a limited resource, i.e. water, and the largest emitter of greenhouse gases is at best absurd and at worst, hastening the end of the human species (not that I have a problem with that).
Around this time of year four years ago, I had a discussion of Passover with a group of friends who are, like myself, Jewish and vegan. The discussion centered around how difficult it can be to attend seders where the dinner table is littered with the body parts of nonhuman animals. Being vegan, we not only abstain from eating meat, dairy and eggs, we also abstain from the use of all animals, whether that be for food, clothing, entertainment or animal experimentation.
Grants for animal activism: $1000 to fund, start, or expand efforts to make the world better for animals.
And the truth needs to be told whether people want to hear it or not, whether people are going to go vegan or not. Watering down the message is defeatist and at best presents a confusing message about what we actually want.
I’ve been thinking about betrayal a lot lately. Particularly this version of Webster’s definition - be·tray verb bi-ˈtrā, bē- : to hurt (someone who trusts you, such as a friend or relative) by not giving help or by doing something morally wrong. I’ve been thinking about this in regards to nonhuman animals.
Two years ago today, we opened our kitchen to eight beagles who had been released from an animal testing lab in Spain. The night prior to their arrival, Kezia had the brilliant idea of turning our kitchen into a beagle
Sometimes we come up with pretty good ideas around here. The idea to have a Vegan Vine wine tasting and cheese making/cheese tasting event is definitely one of our better ideas. In addition to tasting all four of Vegan Vine’s
Recently I wrote “People aren’t vegan because of YOU,” and today I’d like to add to that: People aren’t vegan because of YOUR body. When I shared this blog on The Thinking Vegan Facebook page, I did so because I
There seems to be a consensus amongst vegans that the reason our friends, family members and society at large haven’t gone vegan is because of us. The chatter is we just haven’t been friendly enough, our tone is too harsh,
Last year I sent Jewish media a pitch about our second vegan Passover seder. My hope was that I would be able to get some attention for ethical veganism around the holiday. Our veder made it in an article
For World Vegan Day 2012, 269 organized a worldwide campaign to honor all animals who are part of the organized exploitation and murder of animals for food, clothing, entertainment and “research.”. Hundreds of activist across the globe tattooed 269 as