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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.

Factory Farm Pig

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.

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The Thinking Vegan Readers Sound Off On Thanksgiving

By on November 27, 2013

46 million turkeys are violently killed for Thanksgiving alone. As vegans, Thanksgiving is one of the most difficult holidays to navigate whether it’s sitting at the family table with the carcass of a dead bird or seeing the glorification of

“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

Kristoff’s happy cows and happy slaves

Kristoff’s happy cows and happy slaves

By on September 10, 2012

Op-ed writer Nicholas Kristoff’s Sunday piece “Where Cows Are Happy and Food is Healthy” explains that there are farms across the United States where the farmers love their animals, where the farms still have souls, unlike those big, bad factory

Warning: this post contains infographic images

Warning: this post contains infographic images

By on March 27, 2012

This cute infographic on calcium is making the vegan rounds lately. At first it seems like an innocuous way to address the “where do you get your calcium” question. Think about it further, and you can see the danger of

More Green Smoothies for Me!

More Green Smoothies for Me!

By on February 1, 2012

Yesterday, a blogger wrote a piece about green smoothies. Her conclusion was that combining a couple of pieces of fresh fruit with handfuls of leafy greens in a blender is bad for you. Yes, that was her conclusion, and the

Who is Saving Animals?

Who is Saving Animals?

By on January 5, 2012

Many vegans lament that there are dog/cat rescuers and other animal activists in their communities who are not vegan. I’m with you, believe me. I get it. It is shocking when humane societies serve animals on plates at fundraisers. It

The ethical choice is vegan

The ethical choice is vegan

By on September 29, 2011

All sentient beings feel pain. Meat, dairy and eggs come from sentient beings. Meat, dairy and eggs always cause pain. Humans do not have a biological need to eat meat, dairy and eggs. So, if you choose to eat meat,

My response to an open-minded carnist

My response to an open-minded carnist

By on September 8, 2011

I appreciate your willingness to chat. I would say that most of our views about animals come from the culture that we grew up in. We have been taught that animals are lower than us and hence we can eat

Are we omnivores or herbivores?

Are we omnivores or herbivores?

By on September 4, 2011

I’ve read quite a few articles and discussions on the internet (and in books) debating whether human beings are naturally omnivores or herbivores. I’m sure you’ve seen the debate; humans don’t have claws, sharp teeth, the stomach acidity nor intestinal