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Dr. Will Tuttle

Memorial Day for Animals

Dr. Will Tuttle | May 30, 2010 | Animals, Lifestyle

Read More: Dairy, Memorial Day, Vegan

    Here's an ironic 3-way conjunction: Memorial Day; the recent release of the undercover Conklin Dairy video footage; and the spewing volcano of oil deep in the Gulf. Memorial Day is a time to honor those serving in war, harmed...

Gene Baur

Ohio Animal Abuse Demonstrates Need for Farm Animal Protection Laws

Gene Baur | May 28, 2010 | Animals

Read More: Agribusiness, Cattle, Conklin, Dairy, Factory Farming, Gene Baur, Legislation, Ohio

This week, the animal protection group, Mercy For Animals, released a heart-wrenching undercover video from Conklin Dairy, located in Union County, Ohio, near Columbus. This disturbing footage shows workers brutally beating cows with crowbars, stabbing them with pitchforks, breaking...

Dr. Will Tuttle

The War on Terra

Dr. Will Tuttle | May 21, 2010 | Animals, Green

Read More: Climate change, Earth, Lifestyle Choices, Pollution, Veganism, Vegetarianism, Water pollution

    As environmental devastation continues to escalate, it's essential to look at the roots of our abuse of the Earth and her complex and fragile ecosystems. Why do we allow industries to pollute and destroy with such impunity?    The latest...

Gene Baur

Time to Dig Deep for the Animals

Gene Baur | May 20, 2010 | Animals

Read More: Agribusiness, ballot initiative, Campaigns, Cattle, Chickens, confinement, Current Affairs, DC, Eggs, Factory Farming, Farm Sanctuary, Gene Baur, Legislation, News and Updates, Ohio Ballot Initiative, Pigs, Proposition 2, veal, Washington, What Activists are Up to

Across the U.S., hundreds of millions of farm animals, including calves raised for veal, sows exploited for breeding and hens used for egg production, are confined in crates and cages so tightly that they cannot walk, turn around or...

Jeff Nelson

Drink beer, shoot animals, dump 'em at a shelter, call it "charity"

Jeff Nelson | May 19, 2010 | Animals

Read More: earthsave, hunters, meals for health

Ready, aim fire: bear, wild pig, deer, elk and sheep. That's what on the menu this week at the LA Union Rescue Mission. Why?  Because a yahoo hunter group loaded up their pickups with bullets and beer, filled their gas...

Michael Greger MD

My debate with officials over antibiotic misuse captured on video

Michael Greger MD | May 11, 2010 | Animals

Two weeks ago I participated in a forum on the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. Sponsored by a pharmaceutical industry trade group (and held in a steakhouse, no less), it pitted me against National Pork Producer's Association director Dr....

Michael Greger MD

Egg industry claims "invalid...unconvincing, unsupportable and easily refuted."

Michael Greger MD | March 17, 2010 | Animals

Like the tobacco industry before it, the meat, egg, and dairy industries have twisted science to justify certain indefensible practices. Case in point: Proposition 2 in California, the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, which won by a landslide victory...

Dr. Will Tuttle

Unexpected success! Toward critical mass...

Dr. Will Tuttle | March 13, 2010 | Animals, Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: peace, vegan, vegetarian

The last two days have been an uplifting and heartening experience for me. Working to bring the vegan message of compassion to our culture has been like climbing a huge and daunting mountain. For many years I toiled, collecting information,...

Dr. Will Tuttle

March 12 Compassion and Health Campaign

Dr. Will Tuttle | March 10, 2010 | Animals, Food, Green, Health

Read More: Nutrition, Veganism, Vegetarianism, Will Tuttle, World Peace Diet

Great to be here on VegSource for my first blog entry - and not to let the opportunity slip by, I do hope you'll check out the March 12 World Peace Diet Compassion and Health Campaign I've decided to initiate,...

Michael Greger MD

Meat Industry Wants Consumers Clueless

Michael Greger MD | March 5, 2010 | Animals

Read More: Factory farming, Ohio, The Humane Society of the United States

Professor Emeritus of Animal Science Peter Cheeke wrote the following in one of his college textbooks on animal agriculture: "One of the best things modern animal agriculture has going for it is that most people... haven't a clue how animals...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

IN WITH THE NEW-- A NEW CAT COMPANION, AND SOME NEW & USEFUL KITCHEN ITEMS...

Bryanna Clark Grogan | February 26, 2010 | Animals, Food, Lifestyle

Read More: cat companions, cats, Danish dough whisk, dough whisk, English muffin rings, English muffins, jelly bag, jelly strainer, no-knead dough, okara, soy milk, soymilk, straining soy milk

Isis, the 5-year-old female tortoiseshell cat who adopted us recently:Isn't she a beauty? She's a big cat, bigger than our male cat, Ringo.Ringo (the one with his mouth open) in a typical pose, with his sister Tina, who unfortunately passed...

Jeff Nelson

Do Humans Have Rights?

Jeff Nelson | February 23, 2010 | Animals

Read More: animals, ethics, stargate

VIDEO BELOW... For those of you with Netflix, you know what a pleasure it is to discover hidden treasures you may have missed. Recently we started watching old episodes of Stargate SG-1.  This is a sci-fi show about humans who...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

SINÉAD: MEMORIAM FOR A BELOVED CAT

Bryanna Clark Grogan | February 21, 2010 | Animals

Read More: cats, companion animal, loss

Sinéad smelling the roses in her younger days. (Photo by my good friend Fireweed. See also here and here)Sinéad (yes, named after Sinéad O'Connor!) was 20 years old and the senior cat (read "Queen", literally!) in our house. She survived a number of our companion cats. She...

Joel Fuhrman MD

CDC reports risk of urinary tract infection from chicken products

Joel Fuhrman MD | February 11, 2010 | Animals, Food, Health

Read More: chicken, E. coli, food safety

by Joel Fuhrman, MD and Deana Ferreri, PhD There is growing concern about the safety of agricultural products, especially meat. Recalls are becoming more frequent - it's early February, and according to the USDA, there have already been three meat...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Why Plant-Based?

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | January 7, 2010 | Animals, Food, Health

Read More: animal rights, environment, health, plant-based dietitian, vegan, vegetarian

I read John Robbins' book, Diet for a New America, when I was a young adult.  It branded me for life.  I tried profusely to become a vegetarian immediately after the conclusion of this book and experiencing the truth behind...

Daelyn Fortney

Slaughterhouse workers fell ill from exposure to pig brain mist

Daelyn Fortney | December 2, 2009 | Animals

The Mayo Clinic Foundation has determined that 24 slaughterhouse workers who fell ill from 2006 to 2008 were experiencing an autoimmune response caused by the inhalation of pig brain tissue mist. The study, published in the Lancet Neurology, found that...

Jeff Nelson

Land O Lakes Strikes Back at VegSource

Jeff Nelson | December 1, 2009 | Animals

Read More: john robbins, land o lakes, Land O' Lakes: Dinner Tonight, processed people

Our film, PROCESSED PEOPLE, has been a much bigger success than we ever imagined, reaching well outside of the veggie community and impacting the health of tens of thousands in a postive way. The film features top MDs and experts...