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Coming Soon! Welcome Home: An Animal Rights Perspective on Living with Companion Dogs & Cats Seventy-three million American families share their homes with 165 million dogs and cats. For the vast majority of people, the bond they share with their animal companions is a familial one, born of mutual affection and love. But according to the loudest voices in the American animal rights movement today, these relationships are inconsistent with the rights of those animals and amount to little more than one of “master” and “slave”: “Let us allow the dog to disappear from our brick and concrete jungles—from our firesides, Read More

Silencing Fern

Fern pushed a chair out of the way and ran outdoors. The grass was wet and the earth smelled of springtime. Fern’s sneakers were sopping by the time she caught up with her father. “Please don’t kill it,” she sobbed. “It’s unfair.” “Fern,” he said gently, “you will have to learn to control yourself.” “Control myself?” yelled Fern. “This is a matter of life and death and you talk about controlling myself?” Tears ran down her cheeks and she took hold of the ax and tried to pull it out of her father’s hand. “Fern,” said Mr. Arable, “I know Read More

R E S P E C T

 Find Out What It Means to the Humane Society of the United States Last week, we posted about an event sponsored by HSUS in Colorado called “Hoofin’ It,” in which people were encouraged to go to several restaurants throughout Denver to eat the dead bodies of animals. HSUS helped pay to have bison, sheep, pigs, and cows killed and eaten. This event is part of an ongoing campaign by HSUS to endorse the continued killing of the most abused and maligned animals on Earth. Throughout the United States—in states such as Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina and Ohio—companies Read More

Ask a Vegan: How Can I Get Motivated to Stop Eating Animals?

Down to Earth Advice from Four All American Vegans We are typical American family: Mom and Dad, teenaged daughter and a pre-teen son. We live in the burbs. We drive a mini-van. We eat white bread, love baseball and a good barbeque on the Fourth of July. To look at us, you’d never suspect that we are vegan, and that’s just the way we like it. Why? Because we are living proof that the stereotypes so often associated with veganism just aren’t true. Not only can you be a vegan and relate to the average American, you can be the Read More

All American Vegan Just Got a Whole Lot Better…

The second edition of All American Vegan is now on sale exclusively though Amazon. Not only has the price come down from $29.95 (hardcover, full color, first edition) to under $10 (paperback, black & white, second edition), but it has been expanded to include money saving tips, the myth of humane meat, a dining out guide, and more. Full of delicious recipes, shopping, cooking and baking tips, as well as philosophy, trivia and humorous observations regarding the increasingly popular but frequently misunderstood vegan lifestyle, All American Vegan is the vegan cookbook San Francisco Book Review called “hilarious,” “entertaining,” and a Read More

A Ready-Made Vegan Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and whether you are a procrastinator who has yet to decide what will be on your menu or someone who doesn’t like to cook, you’re in luck. Our simple heat n’ serve Thanksgiving meal is not only vegan, quick, and easy, it is delicious, too. Today, vegans can enjoy a great-tasting, ready-made Thanksgiving meal that requires nothing more than a few simple items to make. You don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen preparing a homemade seitan roast, peeling and mashing potatoes or mixing batter for your pumpkin pie. Ready-made vegan versions of Read More

Making Halloween a Cakewalk

This Halloween we ordered each of our kids a Cakewalk Baking Company “Halloween Gift Box.” The first vegan bakery in Utah, Cakewalk Baking Company has been offering holiday-themed vegan gift baskets for several years now: for Halloween, Easter, and even Festivus. We’ve been meaning to give them a try for a while, and this morning, our kids were thrilled we finally did. Though we gave them their treats the moment they woke up, their sleepy eyes were soon wide open. It was like Christmas morning instead of Halloween! Jack Skellington would be proud. Each box contains three cream-filled dillos (Cakewalk’s version Read More

A Very Vegan Halloween 2013

There was a time when Halloween was a holiday of deprivation for vegans. A time when we turned off the porch lights, closed the drapes, and pretended we weren’t home. We had nothing to offer the kids that would rival the treats from our neighbors and we certainly did not want the tricks. So we hid in the quietly in the back of the house, waiting for them to go away. We learned to do this the hard way. The year after we got married, Nathan began working as a prosecutor in the Riverside D.A.’s office. We relocated to Southern Read More

Ask a Vegan: Is Honey Vegan?

Down to Earth Advice from Four All American Vegans We are typical American family: Mom and Dad, teenaged daughter and a pre-teen son. We live in the burbs. We drive a mini-van. We eat white bread, love baseball and a good barbeque on the Fourth of July. To look at us, you’d never suspect that we are vegan, and that’s just the way we like it. Why? Because we are living proof that the stereotypes so often associated with veganism just aren’t true. Not only can you be a vegan and relate to the average American, you can be the Read More

Vegan Drumsticks: For the Kid in All of Us

A treat that will take you back to the carefree summers of your childhood, when the little bell signaled the arrival of the ice cream man and all was right with the world (or at least you thought so). You are now older and wiser and much less naïve. But that doesn’t mean you can’t recapture some of the magic. Now you can have your childhood favorite, without the cruelty. “Yours Truly” by Tofutti: www.tofutti.com/frozen-desserts/cones/ For your kids or the kid in all of us… ————- Follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/allamericanvegan Follow on twitter: @allamervegan Buy the book: All American Vegan