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Vegan Passover: honoring all those enslaved

By on April 14, 2014

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.

Attention Thinking Vegans: Free Money for Animal Activism and Outreach

By on February 26, 2014

Grants for animal activism: $1000 to fund, start, or expand efforts to make the world better for animals.

DEFEATISM MUST BE DEFEATED

By on February 10, 2014

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.

Betrayal

By on December 31, 2013

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 of Freedom, Frederick and Douglass’ Great Adventure

By on November 23, 2013

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

Vegan Wine and Cheese Night, Thinking Vegan Style

By on August 22, 2013

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

People Aren’t Vegan Because of YOUR Body

By on July 16, 2013

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

People aren’t vegan because of YOU

People aren’t vegan because of YOU

By on June 29, 2013

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,

A vegan Passover seder, or “veder”

A vegan Passover seder, or “veder”

By on March 23, 2013

  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

Celebrating World Vegan Day 269 style

Celebrating World Vegan Day 269 style

By on November 2, 2012

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

“Owner surrender” is still abandonment

“Owner surrender” is still abandonment

By on September 22, 2012

There are fewer households with pets, and fewer pets in U.S. homes, according to the latest AVMA numbers. Most attribute the decline to the economy. As most who work in pet rescue can attest, the number of pets given up