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Jasmin Singer: Always Too Much and Often the Exact Right Amount

By on March 14, 2016

  Our Hen House is one of our favorite resources for activists and vegans. Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan are multimedia queens, with a weekly podcast (more than 320 weeks without a break), plus single-issue podcasts on vegan cooking and

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Vegans are Feeling the Bern. And the Clint. And the Trump??

By on February 25, 2016

Recently an animal activist – a Facebook connection I respect – realized she had vegan friends in the U.S. who plan to vote for Donald Trump. You may also know some. Do you quietly unfriend those people? Loudly unfriend those

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Beware of Vegan Cannibals

By on May 19, 2015

To be vegan is to challenge the status quo. We have stepped outside the matrix of our upbringing and culture that has indoctrinated us into accepting the brutalization and slaughter of animals. To be vegan is also to be challenged.

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Colombian Activist Juliana Castañeda Fights and Wins for Animals

By on September 5, 2014

When it comes to animal rights and the vegan ethic, Colombia is a country of conflict. In 2013, it became one of the first worldwide to ban circuses with wild/exotic or native animals, yet does virtually nothing to protect its

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GRANT WINNER: The Microsanctuary Movement

By on July 24, 2014

We are delighted to announce the next recipient of The Thinking Vegan’s grants for animal activism: The Microsanctuary Movement, and co-organizers Justin and Rosemary Van Kleeck. The Microsanctuary Movement is a new model for rescuing farmed animals. As Justin wrote

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GRANT WINNER: ‘We Animals’ Humane Education Project

By on June 19, 2014

We are delighted to announce the next recipient of The Thinking Vegan’s grants for animal activism: ‘We Animals’ Humane Education Program, founded by Jo-Anne McArthur and supported by We Animals board members Anna Pippus, Karol Orzechowski, and Sandy Yuen. ‘We

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GRANT WINNER: National Animal Rights Day

By on May 16, 2014

We are delighted to announce the next recipient of The Thinking Vegan’s grants for animal activism: The National Animal Rights Day, and lead organizer Aylam Orian. Scene: New York City. Time: June, 2011. A group of animal rights activists join

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GRANT WINNER: The Save Movement

By on April 29, 2014

The Save Movement is a mass-based, grassroots movement to collectively bear witness at transportation routes and outside slaughterhouses around the world.

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Why don’t you care about animals?

By on September 8, 2012

The question “why don’t animal activists care about people?” has many worthy responses, including the toll of animal agribusiness on workers and the environment, and the food and water resources that are used to feed animals that could feed hungry

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America: home of the free, brave, imprisoned and enslaved

By on July 1, 2011

Every year, as the Fourth of July holiday approaches, I begin to recoil in disgust. I cannot think of a holiday that makes my skin crawl so much (though Thanksgiving is a close second). Between the nationalism, patriotism, pro-war and

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Campus police arrest Vegan Outreach leafletter

By on May 5, 2011

Vegan Outreach is a national nonprofit that has distributed millions of pieces of literature worldwide. Its college-based program alone has reached five million students on more than 1,800 college campuses. Its regional outreach coordinator Nikki Benoit, who famously asked Obama