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 Cruelty Lawsuit Settled; Hatchery Ceases Operation Cruelty at Pig Breeding Factory Farm Exposed Millions... 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 to animal rights, where we have to look beyond simply making isolated choices and consider the greater... Read More

Movie Review: Buck

Buck is a documentary about Dan “Buck” Brannaman, who makes his living touring around the American west most of the year and teaching folks how to train horses. My husband found this DVD at the library and I was interested to see how a real “horse whisperer” works his magic. It’s clear from the beginning that he is truly a committed and sensitive man, who has a deep connection with the animals he helps and the people he inspires. As a kid in Montana and Idaho, Buck... Read More

Book Review: Mad Cowboy by Howard F. Lyman

MAD COWBOY: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Meat by Howard F. Lyman is his story of transformation from dairy farmer and cattle rancher to going vegan. Mr. Lyman was a fourth generation dairy farmer and cattle rancher in Montana and is now the President of Voice for a Viable Future. Mr. Lyman’s organic dairy farm outside Great Falls, Montana was started by his grandfather and passed down through the generations to him and his brother. He grew up on the... Read More

HumaneWatch.org set up to fight HSUS

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 spends a lot of time saying that HSUS spends less than one percent of its funds raised... 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 don’t care about animals then why should you become vegan. Here is a little about what I found. Hunger If... Read More

Gene Baur Speaking Tour Comes to PA

On Sunday, December 4, 2011, Gene Baur visited Doylestown, PA as part of Farm Sanctuary’s 25th Anniversary Speaking Tour. After hearing him speak earlier in the year, we knew we wanted to have him come to our area. This took some planning because we wanted to make sure we provided a great event for everyone in attendance. That morning, we hosted Gene for breakfast at Sprig & Vine—a wonderful vegan restaurant close by in New Hope, PA. They set up a great menu for us—a... 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 Cattlemen, Nebraska Farm Bureau, Nebraska Poultry Industries, Nebraska Pork Producers and the 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. Only 19 states have a ban on the use of carbon monoxide for animal euthanasia. Somehow, in this case,... Read More

Review: Whitewash by Joseph Koen

I love it when I pick up a book that I don’t want to put down. I had this experience reading Whitewash: The Disturbing Truth About Cow’s Milk and Your Health. Written by Joseph Koen, this well-researched book is virtually a must-read for anyone who wants to be informed about the American milk industry. It’s a comprehensive study of the main issues we are seeing with milk consumption today—contamination problems, the calcium myth, osteoporosis research, childhood illness,... Read More

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