Friends of Animals

The non-profit Friends of Animals is working to end the cruelty and exploitation of animals around the world. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5DA5Ixp6GA] 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

The Dreaded Office Holiday Party

Dreaded Office Holiday Party

Every year I dread our holiday office parties, since I am the only vegan. Our CEO loves to eat steak, so we are forced to always pick a restaurant that serves it. Last year we went to a local hotel and my vegan entrée was pasta with tomatoes on top. There were no appetizers for me to eat because they all had meat or dairy in them. My dessert was excellent—it was five different... Read More

Is being vegan extreme?

Is being vegan extreme?

I have heard this argument from people who defend eating meat. I don’t think veganism is extreme at all. What is extreme is feeding grain to cattle to make them sick and then using medicine to fix the problem. It is extreme to feed cattle 5 pounds of grain to get one pound of meat. It is extreme to feed 50% of U.S. grain to animals while 800 million people around the world suffer... Read More

My First Year As A Vegan

In my first year as a vegan, I feel as though I’ve learned a tremendous amount about myself and about other people. As I’ve heard many people say over the year, there was a time in my life when I never could have imagined myself living this lifestyle—but then again, I really had no idea what that even meant! I think I’ve proven to myself that following my heart and instinct... Read More

We’re the Radicals

Cow at Farm Sanctuary

Is it me or are there more stories on the web lately about “reformed” vegetarians and vegans? My definition of reform must be different than others, as I’ve always thought of reform from another perspective (you know, beneficial change). As I’m always interested in words in general, I looked up reform in my trusty online dictionary (yes, I still use the hardcovered one too)... Read More

My vegan holiday tradition

Holidays usually come with family traditions. One of my family traditions is baking cookies. I can remember being at my grandmother’s house up in the Poconos and waiting impatiently for a taste of her homemade sugar cookies, rolled out to perfection and molded into shapes with her old, metal cutters. Those were my absolute favorite cookies for many, many years until I started... Read More

HumaneWatch.org 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 HumaneWatch.org 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. HumaneWatch.org... 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

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