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It seems Impossible, but I guess I’m a vegan purist

By on April 18, 2018

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.

“In the pit of my stomach, I’ve come to realize, the moment of betrayal is far worse for the humanely raised individual than those raised on a factory farm”

By on October 6, 2015

Six-time Emmy winner Allison Argo has made animal- and nature-themed films (including Parrot Confidential) for more than 20 years, for PBS, National Geographic, and other broadcast outlets. Her work has won more than 100 awards internationally, and exposed worldwide audiences

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.

Street Smarts: Vegan Street’s Marla Rose and John Beske

By on February 24, 2015

Over yonder on our resource page, we said, “If you lived on Vegan Street, you’d want to live next door to Marla and John.” Marla Rose and John Beske are a powerhouse couple in animal rights. Marla is an author


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.

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,

Thinking out loud with Julie Gueraseva, LAIKA magazine

Thinking out loud with Julie Gueraseva, LAIKA magazine

By on May 16, 2013

Attention sophisticated thinking vegans: meet your new BFF, LAIKA. The recently debuted quarterly magazine has the glossy and stylish look and feel of a popular fashion mag – without the fur, leather, feathers, cosmetic cruelty, Kardashians, and other atrocities typically

Why don’t you care about animals?

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

Email from a Vivisector

Email from a Vivisector

By on July 30, 2011

Because of our work, we’ve had a number of opportunities to interact with animal exploiters. Recently we reached out to a vivisection lab on behalf of Beagle Freedom Project to see if they were able to release any dogs to

Blogtrolls and look out, Sri Lankans.

Blogtrolls and look out, Sri Lankans.

By on July 3, 2011

Lately the Thinking Vegan’s Facebook page ( has been infiltrated by people in the ag industry – cattle ranchers, dairy ranchers, etc. From the “plants have feelings too” crowd to “god wants us to eat animals” to “I’ll eat an