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This Thanksgiving, a feast fit for a vegan

CHAPELHILLSNEWS.COM | ELIZABETH SHESTAK | November 22, 09 at 08:47 PM

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This Thanksgiving, a feast fit for a vegan

If you can't imagine Thanksgiving without a turkey, then you might be surprised to learn that Durham has been home to the largest vegan Thanksgiving meal in the country for years. This animal-free affair (that means no dairy, honey or...

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Vegans throw a party for Orland turkeys

SACBEE.COM | Gina Kim | November 22, 09 at 08:43 PM

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Vegans throw a party for Orland turkeys

ORLAND - The pumpkin was a hit. The fruit salad and cranberries did well. The stuffing was so-so. Overall, a Thanksgiving dinner hosted by an animal-rights group Saturday for 16 turkeys was devoid of leftovers, equating an overwhelming success. Located...

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Beware of "veggie food" claims

TIMESLIVE.CO.ZA | Teneshia Naidoo | November 22, 09 at 11:13 AM

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Beware of "veggie food" claims

Editor's note: If you eat as unprocessed as possible, and prepare food at home, how and with what animal your food may be prepared won't be an issue. Vegetarians, beware! That's the warning issued this week after a ruling that...

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Is it wrong to kill animals for human consumption?

NYTIMES.COM | GARY STEINER | November 22, 09 at 10:51 AM

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Is it wrong to kill animals for human consumption?

LATELY more people have begun to express an interest in where the meat they eat comes from and how it was raised. Were the animals humanely treated? Did they have a good quality of life before the death that turned...

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Recipe: Vegan Pumpkin Pie Custard

November 22, 09 at 10:43 AM

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Recipe: Vegan Pumpkin Pie Custard

1½ cups of soymilk 4 tbl cornstarch 1½ cups of solid-pack canned pumpkin or cooked pumpkin ½ cup sugar (preferably raw or Turbinado) or other sweetener ½ tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon ½ tsp ground ginger 1/8 tsp ground cloves...

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Vegan team runs marathon for the animals

PHILLY.COM | GLORIA CAMPISI | November 22, 09 at 10:38 AM

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Vegan team runs marathon for the animals

When Jennifer Clark went vegetarian, her mother was afraid she would die. Clark didn't die, or turn into a 98-pound weakling. Instead, she became so fit that she's running in her third Philadelphia Marathon tomorrow. Clark, 33, now a vegan,...

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The Comparative Anatomy of Eating

Milton R. Mills, M.D. | November 21, 09 at 10:45 PM

Read More: anatomy, carnivore, comparative anatomy of eating, herbivore, milton mills, omnivore

The Comparative Anatomy of Eating

Humans are most often described as "omnivores." This classification is based on the "observation" that humans generally eat a wide variety of plant and animal foods. However, culture, custom and training are confounding variables when looking at human dietary practices....

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Farm Sanctuary's Happy Thanksgiving for turkeys

November 20, 09 at 08:46 PM

Read More: farm sanctuary, thanksgiving, turkey free thanksgiving

Farm Sanctuary's Happy Thanksgiving for turkeys

This weekend, turkeys celebrate with pumpkin pie, squash and cranberries at the Farm Sanctuary in Orland. They are being treated to their own Thanksgiving feast today during the farm's annual feeding ceremony to be attended by human well-wishers. Those...

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Can Meditation Curb Heart Attacks?

NYTIMES.COM | RONI CARYN RABIN | November 20, 09 at 07:54 PM

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Can Meditation Curb Heart Attacks?

When Julia Banks was almost 70, she took up transcendental meditation. She had clogged arteries, high blood pressure and too much weight around the middle, and she enrolled in a clinical trial testing the benefits of meditation. Now Mrs. Banks,...

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Vegetarians to give food to volunteers for Habitat

ONLINEATHENS.COM | Julie Phillips | November 20, 09 at 11:52 AM

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Vegetarians to give food to volunteers for Habitat

In some circles, vegetarians get a bad rap. If it's not an association with PETA (known for news-getting, if abrasive, tactics to spread the word about carnivorism), a vegetarian at Thanksgiving dinner can be cause for tension among the meat-eaters...

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Top 10 Vegan Meatballs in America

VEGCOOKING.COM | November 20, 09 at 11:47 AM

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Top 10 Vegan Meatballs in America

Vegan meats have been popping up on menus around the country, even at restaurants that are known for serving dishes with animal ingredients. With so many options out there, we decided to find out which are the best. Today we're...

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Recipe: Vegan "sausage" stuffing

GOVEG.ORG | November 20, 09 at 11:30 AM

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Recipe: Vegan "sausage" stuffing

12 pieces combination wheat and white bread1 yellow onion3 celery stalks1 tsp. olive oil2 pkgs. soy meat crumbles 2 cups faux-chicken stock 1 packet poultry-seasoning herbs (fresh sage, rosemary, thyme, etc.) Sprigs fresh thyme for garnish • Preheat the oven...

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The benefits of a vegetarian Thanksgiving

Compassion Over Killing | Francesca Valente | November 20, 09 at 11:20 AM

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The benefits of a vegetarian Thanksgiving

The moment my mom set that first Tofurky down on the table in front of me 6 years ago, I knew I made the right decision. Even though many people thought it defied logic, becoming a vegetarian right before Thanksgiving...

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Mass Animal Sacrifice a Go Despite Protest

CHICAGOTRIBUNE.COM | November 20, 09 at 10:49 AM

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Mass Animal Sacrifice a Go Despite Protest

Editor's Note: Is this event really any more barbaric than what happens to the millions of animals who are killed daily in the United States for food? Your thoughts? A Hindu festival in which hundreds of thousands of animals are...

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Thanksgiving as a vegetarian (NPR)

November 20, 09 at 07:23 AM

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Thanksgiving as a vegetarian (NPR)

You may not even miss the turkey. On Thanksgiving, expressing gratitude through a whole baked pumpkin stuffed with chewy barley and hearty root vegetables can be the beginning of a stellar holiday season. When fall swoops in and the days...

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Is the Spirit of Competition in the Soul of Yoga?

NYTIMES.COM | SARA ECKEL | November 19, 09 at 07:48 PM

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Is the Spirit of Competition in the Soul of Yoga?

THE competitors stood nervously on stage, awaiting the judges' decisions. As each name was called the crowd cheered, and the winner stepped forward to claim a prize, bowing his or her head to accept a medal. "Wow, that was a...

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Researchers Ask: Are Caged Chickens Miserable? Duh...

ABCNEWS.COM | MICHAEL J. CRUMB | November 19, 09 at 07:40 PM

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Researchers Ask: Are Caged Chickens Miserable? Duh...

Are cramped chickens crazy chickens? Researchers are trying to answer that question through several studies that intend to take emotions out of an angry debate between animal welfare groups and producers. At issue are small cages, typically 24 inches wide...

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New vegan "ice cream" heads to markets

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/15/FD7B1AJG3A.DTL&type=printable | Lynne Char Bennett | November 19, 09 at 05:19 PM

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New vegan "ice cream" heads to markets

People who are vegans or have dairy allergies are limited in the choice of ice cream-like desserts, which are often made from soy. That's one reason why Bay Area chef Daniel Clary, who specializes in raw/vegan cuisine, developed a...

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The Line Between Cat Fancy and Cat Crazy

ABCNEWS.COM | JOY CIARCIA-LEVY | November 19, 09 at 04:51 PM

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The Line Between Cat Fancy and Cat Crazy

Single. Female. Three Cats. Red flag! For most people, the combo invites the label Cat Lady, says Christie Callan-Jones, a filmmaker. Callan-Jones' latest documentary, "Cat Ladies," tells the stories of four women and their devotion to their cats. Elizabeth Vargas...

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Murdering Dolphins to Prove Your Manhood (Warning: Graphic & Maddening)

November 19, 09 at 09:48 AM

Read More: animal intelligence, Faroe Islands, slaughter, whales

Murdering Dolphins to Prove Your Manhood (Warning: Graphic & Maddening)

Unfortunately, what is shown in the photos below happens every year in the  event known as "Dantesque" or "bloody slaughter" in the Faroe Islands, which are a semi-independent protectorate of Denmark. This bloody slaughter is an old Danish ceremony known...

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