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 “newest generation” of board games, and a number of them are now boardgamers themselves. As... Read More

Chalk Art & Bearing Witness at Toronto Pig Save Vigil

Photo of a sad and frightened pig taken at a Toronto Pig Save vigil in 2012 Pigs are some of our favorite animals. They’re smart, cute, and clean when not stuck in cages or styes. We were contacted by Anita Krajnc, from the Toronto Pig Save, and asked if we could help divulge the work they do trying to raise consciousness about the slaughter of these wonderful animals. TPS holds weekly vigils in Toronto (on Lake Shore and Strachan), about half a mile away from the egregiously... 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

Interview with Chetana Mirle from HSI

While we were at DC Vegfest we interviewed Chetana Mirle, Director of the Farm Animal Division of the Humane Society International (HSI). Chetana works with developing countries world wide, educating communities in countries such as India and encouraging them to steer away from large scale production of animal products. Please watch the full interview to hear more about their current campaign abroad and how you can help. You can also watch our interviews with Paul Shapiro from... Read More

Numbers or Individuals: A Perspective

Can you see these cows as more than numbers? It's all in your perspective. When you take a look at this photo, what do you see? If you’re like some people, you see 83, 41, 97, and 76 (the numbers on their ear tags) as random animals standing out in a field. It was interesting when Jim took this picture, the cows were all grazing quietly in their little space—and as we walked towards them, one by one, each lifted their heads and looked directly into our eyes. They allowed... Read More