As Thanksgiving fades into the background and you prepare to see your vegan family member for upcoming holidays, I’d like to say a few things that your loved one may not be able to. I’m not writing this letter to anger or shame you, but rather to encourage you to attempt to develop greater insight into […]
Tensions between vegan and non-vegan loved ones are often heightened during the holidays. Some vegans decide that they simply can’t attend a holiday or event where others celebrate by dining on an animal carcass. Others don’t feel that this is a good option for them. The following article offers some tips for vegans who spend the holidays with their non-vegan loved ones.
Should animal advocates base their advocacy on “market research” with those who wish to continue eating and using animals? For this week’s blog, Casey discusses how our ethical argument is undermined by such strategies.
What follows is an excerpt from Chapter Three of Saryta Rodriguez’s Until Every Animal is Free. The book is currently available on Amazon, our website, and in select bookstores. Enjoy! *** Cruelty isn’t Fun When speaking about veganism to those who are less engaged in the broader movement but have made or are considering making a […]
Concern for human problems is often used in an attempt to negate the importance of going vegan. Veganism is trivialized as something for “animal lovers,” not social justice advocates. The good news is that you don’t need to prioritize animal issues to go vegan, and here’s why.
For today’s blog, Saryta discusses how promoting “cutting down” on animal exploitation, or reducetarianism, is illogical and entirely counterproductive from a social justice perspective.
Those who advocate for reducing our exploitation of animals, rather than eliminating it, will often claim that their approach is more “effective.” The problem with such claims is that there is zero scientific evidence to support them. This article discusses how this misuse of the language of science may ultimately be harmful to animals.
In an effort to stabilize the growing number of black bears in Florida, the state’s Wildlife Conservation Commission is allowing hunters to kill a total of 320 of them. If you happen to be a person who cares about animals, this is obviously bad news. And eventually you might find yourself in an unpleasant debate with someone who vehemently defends this type of violence. So here’s a handy list of hunting discussion points.
The following excerpt is from Shanti Urreta’s book, Dear World, See What I See: My Vegan Path. The book is a series of letters written from the author to the world, through which she shares the lessons she learned on her path to veganism.
There is a direct correlation between the way in which the media portrays pro- vs. anti-GMO advocates and how it portrays vegans vs. non-vegans. However, whether you are a vegan or not, you will want to read this informative article about how GMO’s effect you, your food and the world at large.
We need to be mindful of biased research used to promote specific approaches within the animal rights community. This article discusses such recent work that the author describes as “pseudoscience” and potentially dangerous.
What do rape, slavery, murder, and holocaust have in common? They’re all words we might use in our activism. But should we? Read Vegan Publishers’ “Ten Words to Use in Vegan Activism (and a few to avoid).