I never really thought of myself as a vegan purist. Being an ethical vegan for the last 11 years, I always considered myself just a vegan, doing the bare minimum of trying to do the least harm possible in regards to nonhuman animals.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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