Friends of Animals

The non-profit Friends of Animals is working to end the cruelty and exploitation of animals around the world. [youtube] Mauro talks to Lee Hall about Friends of Animals, stopping the bird trade, and Primarily Primates. Primarily Primates is a non-profit sanctuary that houses, protects, and rehabilitates apes and monkeys. These primates... Read More

Compassion Over Killing in 2012

Compassion Over Killing has posted the video below highlighting their achievements for the year. If you donate by December 31, 2012, your donation will be matched up to $60,000 and if you donate $100 you will receive a box of all-vegan milk chocolate truffles. There successes for 2012 include: Undercover Video Prompts USDA to Shut Down Slaughter Plant Subway Campaign Progress Animal... Read More

Interview with Lee Hall, plus book give-away!

Buy the book at the Friends of Animals website The From A to Vegan crew went to the CARE Veggie Fest last June in West Chester, PA, where we had the opportunity to talk to Lee Hall, CARE’s Vice President. She is also the VP of Legal Affairs for Friends of Animals. We’ve known Lee for a while now and she is a all-around great person. Lee Hall takes a holistic approach... Read More set up to fight HSUS

Cat: Bentley

hu·mane adjective: characterized by tenderness, compassion, and sympathy for people and animals, especially for the suffering or distressed has a new TV ad campaign to dissuade people from giving money to Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). This web site was started by The Center for Consumer Freedom and is funded by restaurants and food companies. Read More

Human Cost of Meat

In September PETA posted an article about how KFC chickens were raised “Free to Roam,” but were really stuffed in cages, KFC had to pull its advertising from its Australian website. When I put this story on our Twitter account, I got some interesting comments with the most interesting was “Fuck animals, what about people.” This got me thinking about if you... Read More

Nebraskan Agriculture Scared of HSUS

“We don’t need extreme outside animal rights groups in Nebraska. They seek to interrupt our system and way of life. They don’t share our values, care about our way of life, or want to see us prosper.” – Senator Tom Carlson Nebraska Attorney General’s Supplemental Environmental Project Fund is allocating $100,000 to We Support Agriculture started by Nebraska... Read More

Giving thanks for helping animals

Many of you may have heard of Daniel, the beagle who survived a gas chamber in Alabama. I’ve been so moved by his story and encouraged at the response to his survival. In October 2011, five year-old Daniel was one of 18 dogs that were to be euthanized at a shelter in Florence, Alabama. It’s estimated that 3-4 million shelter animals are euthanized yearly in the United States.... Read More

Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary

After a long but fun day at DC VegFest, we woke up the next morning excited for our next adventure. Becca had brought her school mascot (Talon) along for the trip and we went down to the National Mall to take a few pictures (he travels like the little gnome on tv!) Afterwards, we had lunch at Sticky Fingers and then hit the road for our next stop—Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary. Only... Read More

The fear of change

We’re all afraid of something. Those who know me realize that clowns are pretty much at the top of my list, followed by forced participation events at work and Carrot Top. Honestly, I get scared that we are digging our own graves on this planet and that there’s very little hope for humanity to change. I get discouraged by animal producers in Nebraska forming a political action... Read More

Giving thanks for the turkeys

Turkey at Farm Sanctuary

I’ve written before about my vegetarian experience, when I first “got it.” I had never liked veal or lamb or pork growing up, and I had unsuccessfully attempted to eliminate meat years earlier. I, like many millions of people, had associated family meals and holidays with various foods. My favorite holiday has always been Thanksgiving—a time I consider to be a focus on those... Read More