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Janice Stanger, PhD

"The Ocean Needs Sharks More Than I Need Soup"

Janice Stanger, PhD | May 15, 2012 | Animals

Read More: AB 376, activism, APRL, Proposition 2, shark finning

Judy Ki Has Retired to a Career of Advocating For Sharks, Chickens, Pigs, and Politically Courageous Candidates The family meals of Judy Ki’s Hong Kong childhood paved the way for her current whole foods, plant-based diet. She grew up in...

Jess Parsons

Language and animals - who hears a who?

Jess Parsons | May 5, 2012 | Animals

Read More: animal identity, cows, hens, language, meat, meat industry, pigs, sheep, software, words

I just learned something new.  In MS Word, a sentence with the phrase “a hen who slept at the foot of the bed” shows a grammar error on “who” – the grammar rules recommend “that”.  Change it to “man”...

Sarah Taylor

Could You Do It Yourself?

Sarah Taylor | March 28, 2012 | Animals, Health

Read More: animal cruelty, spirituality, vegan

At a recent lecture in a spiritual bookstore, I covered some of the spiritual aspects of going vegan.  Yet even if you’re not spiritual or religious, many of the same principles apply, simply because many spiritual traditions come down to...

J Morris Hicks

Pork tales continue; when does the madness end?

J Morris Hicks | February 15, 2012 | Animals

Read More: animal suffering, factory farms, gestation crates

Apparently not anytime soon I don't know which is worse---the horrors inflicted on our environment, our health or the poor animals that suffer their entire lives so we can enjoy our Egg McMuffin. But today, I want to talk...

J Morris Hicks

"Winged Migration" -- celebrating the magnificent bird; not eating it.

J Morris Hicks | November 28, 2011 | Animals

  What's a documentary about birds got to do with our diet? In a word, it's all about harmony. The theme of our book and this blog is all about health, hope and harmony. As we return to the natural diet for...

Jess Parsons

Your Thanksgiving Turkey - now in living color

Jess Parsons | November 23, 2011 | Animals

Read More: animal cruelty, animal feed, animal suffering, education, factory farms, holiday, turkey, vegan

I grew up with turkeys on my dinner plate or as cartoon figures drawn around five little fingers.Like any animal, there's always so much more to learn!Like the Native Americans (Indians), turkeys are another victim of colonial naming confusion...

Meet The Shannons

NYC gets Vegucated!

Meet The Shannons | October 20, 2011 | Animals, Celebrities, Food, Lifestyle

Read More: activism, Bizzaro Cartoons, documentary, education, events, factory farming, Girlie Girl Army, movies, New York City, outreach, vegan

It's a scientific fact that for centuries, New York City has attracted a higher percentage of the most talented and creative people in the world than the original York (or as some might call it, Old York City). When we moved...

J Morris Hicks

Sir Paul and Nancy serve organic vegetarian at their wedding.

J Morris Hicks | October 12, 2011 | Animals, Celebrities

Read More: Paul McCartney Nancy vegetarian

Including the wedding cake. Paul McCartney has long been a prominent voice against the cruel treatment of animals in our factory farms around the world. A famous quote of his: If slaughterhouses had glass walls, we'd all be vegetarians....

Sarah Taylor

Animal Transportation

Sarah Taylor | October 10, 2011 | Animals

Read More: animal abuse, animal cruelty, animal transportation, vegan

Ever wondered how pork gets to Hawaii?  Me either.  But if you knew, you’d probably start writing letters to the local papers, as I recently found myself doing. Laurelee Blanchard, who runs the Leilani Farm Sanctuary in Maui is a...

J Morris Hicks

COMPLICITY -- Billions suffering in factory farms

J Morris Hicks | September 27, 2011 | Animals

Read More: animal cruelty, suffering of animals factory farms

  Warning. While this blog is necessary, it's not altogether pleasant. After 225 consecutive daily blogs, I have only devoted two of them to the disgusting topic of animal suffering. Now there will be three. In our book, we cover...

Jess Parsons

Got Guilt? Motherhood, Sacrifice, Breastfeeding, and Dairy

Jess Parsons | September 15, 2011 | Animals

Read More: animal cruelty, artificial insemination, breastfeeding, dairy cows, milk, milk alternatives, mother

Motherhood and sacrifice - where to start? Google it for 2.8 million hits and keep on going.The story of Jesus's sacrifice is known worldwide - yet first Jesus's mother Mary gave of her body to him by breastfeeding.  There...

Sarah Taylor

Veg*n Activism

Sarah Taylor | August 9, 2011 | Animals, Food, Lifestyle

Read More: vegan, vegan activism, vegan volunteering

There are a few topics in our culture that get people mightily defensive about – religion, politics, and food.  Tell someone that we should/shouldn’t scrap the welfare system, and tempers will fly!  Suggest that there is/isn’t a god, and veins...

Sarah Taylor

If You're Going to be a Vet, You Can't Eat Your Patients!!

Sarah Taylor | July 28, 2011 | Animals, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: advice, advocacy, vegan

There are many things I love about my husband.  Besides being a loving, supportive, and funny man, he’s also smart, handsome and incredibly humble about it all.  With this humility, he isn’t likely to express his opinion very loudly, unless...

Jess Parsons

Caged chickens in New Zealand need your help - act now!

Jess Parsons | July 23, 2011 | Animals

Read More: animal suffering, cages, eggs, factory farms, hens, politics

Over three million hens in New Zealand live short and cruel lives crammed inside wire cages to produce almost 1 billion eggs. For over 20 years SAFE has campaigned to ban these battery cages. Open Rescue have bravely entered...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Evolving Backwards

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | July 10, 2011 | Animals, Green, Health

Read More: animal cruelty, evolution, extinction, factory farming, health crisis, health of the planet, nutrition, tipping point

And with seeing and being reminded comes…inspiration…each image of animals being treated with apathy in the most horrific manners…manners in which are impossible to imagine how a human could conceive of them-let alone implement and perpetuate them. And yet,...

Dr. Will Tuttle

The Australian Scape-Camels

Dr. Will Tuttle | June 23, 2011 | Animals

Read More: veganism

    In case you haven’t heard, Australia is considering proposals to kill all the wild camels that roam the outback as part of its contribution to fighting global warming. The 1.2 million camels, considered pests by ranchers and some conservationists,...

Jess Parsons

Purrrrfect vegans?

Jess Parsons | June 21, 2011 | Animals

Read More: animal cruelty, animal testing, hunting, pet food, pets, vegan pets

Cats are carnivores.  They are natural hunters, skilled at stalking and swift at capture.  One of my trio of housecats had a leg and a tail off a skink yesterday before I could do anything about it. So obviously,...

Sarah Taylor

Eggs - What's the Big Deal?

Sarah Taylor | June 18, 2011 | Animals, Health

Read More: Chicken, dairy substitutes, Eggs, Vegan, Vegan health

Those of you who know my story know that I, like many of you, went vegan overnight after reading John Robbin’s book, Diet for a New America.  As an animal lover, my husband knows to pull the car over instantly...

Meet The Shannons

Come & Get It! Our Top 15 Favorite Vegan Recipes for Picnic & BBQ Season!

Meet The Shannons | May 27, 2011 | Animals, Food, Green, Lifestyle

Read More: BBQ, bean salad, beer, burgers, companion animal, cornbread, cupcakes, Daiya vegan cheese, Field Roast, gardein, Marshmallows, parties, pasta salad, peanut butter, picnic, plates, potluck, Rice Crispy Treats, tofu, Tofurky

Howdy Partner! (Just kidding; I won't write this whole thing cowboy-style.) Let's get serious here, because we're about to talk about something I take very seriously... POTLUCKS! See, planning a really amazing group dining event combines art with mathematics, originating...

Gene Baur

"Vegan America" is Closer Than You Think

Gene Baur | May 24, 2011 | Animals, Food, Green, Health

Read More: animal shelter, factory farming, Farm Sanctuary, road trip, vegan

    Thousands of years ago, Hippocrates, the founder of western medicine, said, “Let food be thy medicine.” Tragically, the way most Americans eat, food is more like poison, making us sick and killing us prematurely. Heart disease and cancer...