Redemption

A film by Nathan Winograd. Now available on DVD. Shelter killing is the leading cause of death of healthy dogs and cats in the United States. It doesn’t have to be. This is the story of animal sheltering, which was born of compassion and then lost its way. It is the story of the No Kill movement, which says we can and must stop the killing. It is about heroes and villains, betrayal and redemption. And it is about a social movement as noble and just as those that have come before. But most of all, it is a story Read More

Is it Ethical to Eat Eggs or Dairy from Backyard 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

The Death of Meat?

NASDAQ is telling investors not to put their money in animal agriculture: “How The ‘Death Of Meat’ Could Impact Your Portfolio” They write: “The reasons for declining meat consumption aren’t a mystery. Doctors have been warning about greater cancer and other health risks from eating too much red meat for quite some time, and people finally got the message and have started cutting back. “What’s shocking, though, is the extent of the change. “Annual per capita red meat consumption in the U.S. fell 15% to 101 pounds in the past 10 years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It’s Read More

HSUS: Raising Animals to Slit Their Throats Is the “Most Noble Employment of Man.”

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Agrees: Raising Animals to Slit Their Throats Is the “Most Noble Employment of Man.” Niman Ranch is a company located in the San Francisco Bay Area which raises cows, lambs and birds in order to kill them and sell their bodies for a profit. Revenue for the company is approaching a hundred million dollars. That’s a lot of dead animals, animals killed against their will, animals killed far short of their natural lifespan, and animals killed in violation of their most basic and fundamental right to go on living. But that doesn’t Read More

Did an Abused Monkey Pick Your Coconut?

A lot of attention has been paid within the vegan community to the terrible harm associated with the production of palm oil. With a food industry that has recently begun to move away from the use of partially hydrogenated oils in light of the serious hazard they pose to human health, the demand for trans-fat free oils has caused a boom in the palm oil industry—an industry which was already thriving given the many applications for palm oil and its derivatives in the cosmetic, cleaning supply and chemical industries, among others. Many vegans are now aware that in response to Read More

Ask A Vegan: What Do You Feed Your Dog?

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

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

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