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Dr. Will Tuttle

I Am the Vegan Activist (poem)

Dr. Will Tuttle | December 24, 2013 | Animals, Lifestyle

Read More: vegan

  I am the Vegan Activist I am the vegan activist, My heart filled with the wish to relieve the hideous suffering Mysteriously inflicted on animals seen as food. Rising early, sitting in silence every day, listening within, opening... dilating.......

Sarah Taylor

Grass-Fed, Humanely Slaughtered Meat

Sarah Taylor | December 1, 2013 | Animals, Food, Lifestyle

Read More: grass-fed beef, humane slaughtering, Vegan

It seems to me that Americans are waking up at a faster and faster rate.  The idea that the vegan diet is just for Berkeley hippies is a very old idea indeed; as you’ve probably heard, even Al Gore has...

Sarah Taylor

When Others Just Don't Get It

Sarah Taylor | November 14, 2013 | Animals, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: influencing others, vegan, vegan education

I gave a speech at a conference once that was mainly composed of vegetarians and vegans.  A woman approached me afterward; she was very obese, with stringy hair and bad skin, with a serious scowl on her face.  She said,...

Sarah Taylor

Veganism: Just a Diet, or is it a Philosophy?

Sarah Taylor | October 16, 2013 | Animals, Lifestyle

Read More: philosophy, vegan philosophy, veganism

I have a new column in VegNews magazine, and will be discussing controversial issues that face vegans.  There are actually quite a few (including a recent blog topic I posted – on whether to speak up or not when others...

Jess Parsons

Chicken - it's the new veal

Jess Parsons | September 25, 2013 | Animals

Read More: Animal suffering, antibiotics, chickens, egg laying hens, growth hormone, media, natural, veal

Thanks to animal activists, most of us know about the extreme industrial cruelty involved in turning calves into veal, or force-feeding geese and ducks to give them fatty livers for foie gras. Also recently highlighted - the cruelty of...

Sarah Taylor

The Vegan's Dilemma

Sarah Taylor | September 8, 2013 | Animals

Read More: vegan, vegan ethics

I’m in an ethical dilemma I bet many of you are in too:  Should I speak up or stay quiet when others order meat at restaurants?  The obvious answer most vegans give – and what I have always done –...

Jess Parsons

In a vegan tomorrow, would vegans be happy?

Jess Parsons | August 30, 2013 | Animals

Read More: activist, Animal suffering, burnout, carnivores, companion animals, cow's milk, fur, junk food, vegan

(Hmmm. Fireworks aren't vegan.) Imagine it! Tomorrow - no animal farms torturing animals for profit. No enslaved mother cows and orphaned baby calves. No more animals being skinned alive for their fur. No more male chicks being ground up...

Sarah Taylor

What's Wrong with Eating Dairy Products if Cows are not Slaughtered to Make Them?

Sarah Taylor | August 13, 2013 | Animals

Read More: dairy products, vegan

Many well-meaning vegetarians don’t eat meat because they know that animals are brutally slaughtered for their meat.  However, what many still wonder is what’s ethically wrong with eating dairy products when the cows aren’t slaughtered to provide us with milk?...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Animal Advocacy Museum Is a Step Forward Inspiring Change

Janice Stanger, PhD | June 29, 2013 | Animals

Read More: Animal Advocacy Museum, Patty Shenker, Sue Coe

When Patty Shenker learned there is a SPAM Museum, she decided that animals deserve a museum too. She teamed with friend and fellow activist Prabhat Gautam to find a spot to turn their vision for the Animal Advocacy Museum...

Sarah Taylor

Dairy Cows and Their Calves: When Mother is Separated From Baby

Sarah Taylor | June 5, 2013 | Animals

Read More: dairy, dairy cows, vegan

My new book, Vegetarian to Vegan, is going through the publishing process now.  I thought I might give you all a taste of some of the information in the book by blogging excerpts from it over the next several weeks. ...

J Morris Hicks

Slaughterhouses. New York Times article misses the point.

J Morris Hicks | April 11, 2013 | Animals

Unnecessary suffering. Part of a miserable process that need not exist Over a four-day span last week, I spoke to several hundred sixth graders at a middle school in New London, CT. (See links below for details). Prior to...

Jess Parsons

Ethics vs Health: Crossing the Great Vegan Divide

Jess Parsons | March 26, 2013 | Animals, Health

Read More: activist, Animal suffering, ethics, healthy cooking, healthy eating big picture, unity, vegan, vegan recipes

Photo from Farm Sanctuary I just got my hands on a copy of The Vegan Sourcebook. It certainly earns its nickname of “The Vegan Bible” – it has a wealth of valuable information, recommendations, and history, and more than...

J Morris Hicks

Leather? Vegan? Hypocrite? Realist?

J Morris Hicks | February 25, 2013 | Animals

Read More: animal suffering, exploitation of animals

From time to time, one of my readers asks me about our use of animal products---other than their food products like flesh, milk or eggs. I am primarily talking about their skins for our shoes, hand-bags, coats, car seats,...

Jess Parsons

They're all Bill and Lou - Go Vegan!

Jess Parsons | November 13, 2012 | Animals

Read More: Animal suffering, cows, education, green, slaughter, vegan

Vegans, make the most of the media frenzy over Bill and Lou, the Green Mountain College mascots. Rarely have animals been so featured as individuals, esteemed and named, yet destined for slaughter under the public eye. Here's a picture worth...

J Morris Hicks

Animal suffering. An oft-forgotten consequence of our food choices.

J Morris Hicks | November 9, 2012 | Animals

Read More: Animal suffering, milk and egg animals suffer too

Out of sight---out of mind After close to 700 consecutive daily blogs, I have written about the needless suffering of animals 27 times. But lately, I have been writing mainly about sustainability issues and the need for corporate CEOs...

Jess Parsons

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer - Review

Jess Parsons | October 17, 2012 | Animals

Read More: animal abuse, Book review, healthy body healthy mind, jonathan safran foer, kids, meat, meat industry, vegan, vegetarian to vegan, vegetarians

As far as I know, the only people I have inspired to be vegan are those I've given birth to. So I give full credit to any book which can "turn someone vegan" - as (most famously) Natalie Portman says...

J Morris Hicks

Killin' chikins for Jesus...a la Chick-fil-A

J Morris Hicks | August 6, 2012 | Animals

Read More: chick-fil-A, suffering animals

As a former resident of Atlanta, I know all about Mr. S. Truett Cathy and how he built his company, Chick-fil-A on biblical principles. But not all biblical principles; just the ones that suited him. For example, I wonder what Jesus would say about...

Jess Parsons

Evolved to eat meat?

Jess Parsons | July 30, 2012 | Animals

Read More: carnivores, dissection, evolution, meat, meat industry, omnivores, sardines

So I went to the local meatpacker. I didn't really want to, and I probably could have asked someone else to do it. But it was for a nonvegan children's club (traditional dissection activity), and I figured I could...

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”...