Home – AN ESSAY BY KAREN WINKLER

I see just her eyes through the crack in the door. She has green eyes that show her determination and commitment. She is staring at me, deciding whether to come in. I lift my head, and she immediately bursts through the bedroom door.   She peppers me with questions: “What are you doing? Were you sleeping? Are you warm enough? Are you hungry? How do you feel? What do you... Read More

Veganuary – Make the Pledge

As of this week, more than 10,000 new people have pledged to join the annual ‘Veganuary’ campaign and try vegan for the whole month of January. Meat-eaters, pescetarians, and dairy/egg-loving vegetarians in 115 countries have committed to eat a vegan diet for one month for animals, the environment, and their own health. While we’re all in favor of small steps like Meatless... Read More

Vegan 2015 – Retrospect Video

PlantBasedNews.org made the awesome Vegan 2015 film below, a round-up of the giant strides veganism made this year. I must confess, on a daily basis it feels like we’re fighting an uphill battle for our fellow Earthlings. We want them to have the right to live their lives freely and not become someone’s dinner or torture outlet for other numerous animal-based products... Read More

Vegan Street Artists

Throughout history activists have used art to get their message to the masses and incite change in the world around them. That’s still true today and the vegan movement has its own community of artistic activism that is hitting the streets to get the message out. My art in the streets is to communicate to viewers that enough is enough! That every sentient being is an individual... Read More

NYC Winter Village, 2015 edition

We spent the November 7th and 8th weekend in New York City, where we got to go to a few different places — this is one of a few posts about this trip, so keep an eye out for them. Every year, Bryant Park organizes what they call their “Winter Village“, a collection of merchant stands of all kinds, plus a big ice skating rink. At least since last year, as it... Read More

Nation Predicted To Trend More Vegan Following WHO Report

Photo by Steve Depolo https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevendepolo/12736375034 Guest Post by Shelly Stinson Remember when your vegan friends told you that eating all that meat was going to kill you one day? Well, it turns out they weren’t that far off. A new report by the World Health Organization has many questioning the size of that steak they were planning on having for dinner,... Read More

Veganism and Board Games

Lydia, Linda, Lee and Cissy fight for territories in a game of Smallworld Lydia and I are avid boardgames. I’ve been playing them since my early 20s, and introduced Lydia to the boardgaming world after we started dating. A while ago, we decided to host a boardgaming night for our vegan supper club, and it was an absolute success. Nobody else had seen or heard of any of the... Read More

Early Morning – An Essay by Karen Winkler

Good-bye, my dear friend.  It will be hard to be here without you.  We both are scraped and scarred from slipping on trails, and the deaths of loyal pets.   When we started volunteering together, we felt the same pull, and offered ourselves to the animals. We promised to keep them safe.  We watched countless dogs and cats take their freedom rides to new homes. I understand... Read More

Grape Cat Announces Launch of Spring Line

Whoever still thinks looking great can’t be done with compassion for animals is sadly mistaken.  The vegan apparel shop Grape Cat, proves looking amazing and being cruelty free come hand in hand.  The company recently announced their spring selection is now available and the early response from shoppers has been wildly enthusiastic. For nearly every vegan, it’s not... Read More

Daisy – An Essay by Karen Winkler

Daisy, a pretty petite pittie, was the first shelter dog I walked who was euthanized.  She was a good dog, but shelter life — with its constant noise, overpowering smells, and irregular schedule — was too much for her.  Daisy often spent the entire day jumping and spinning uninterrupted, and her hyper, erratic behavior was trying at best.  Some people thought Daisy... Read More

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