Dr. Casey Taft discusses his pro-intersectionality stance as it applies to animal advocacy and principles of clinical psychology. Excerpts of this article are from the recently released Motivational Methods for Animal Advocacy: A Clinical Psychology Perspective.
This is Hayden. Hayden was tortured for many years in a science lab, where tests were run on his skin. Even before the testing began, Hayden was enslaved from birth by having been bred to be hairless, so as to facilitate testing. This is just one of many examples of how domestication and breeding violate […]
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.
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.
[This is a thoroughly sourced argument showing that discontinuing to breed “livestock” animals and shifting to a plant-based diet is the single most significant water-saving effort humanity could possibly make. If you’re short on time, scroll through for quotes in bold regarding this matter from leading water scientists, intergovernmental organizations and more. Click on any info graphic to see larger […]
Today we bring you an excerpt from Saryta Rodriguez’s powerful new book Until Every Animal is Free. In the second chapter of Until Every Animal is Free, Speciesism: The Final Frontier, Saryta details several reasons humans have developed to justify the notion of human supremacy and attempts to disprove each. You can help fund the publication […]
Today, H. Jay Dinshah, co-author of the book “Powerful Vegan Messages,” talks about the meaning behind the Sanskrit term “Ahimsa.”
Ever wonder how to eat a rainbow? Learn about a Vegan Publishers’ new author/illustrator team and their beautiful book that teaches children how to eat a variety of colors. “How to Eat a Rainbow: Magical Raw Vegan Recipes for Kids” will only be printed if the goal for their indiegogo campaign is a success, so order your copy now and help them reach their goal!
This week we welcome Paul Graham to the blog. Paul is author of the eBook “Eating Vegan in Vegas: If It Can Happen Here, It can Happen Anywhere,” available from Sullivan Street Press. This fascinating book is the story of Paul’s 365-day challenge to eat one vegan meal per day in a restaurant in Las Vegas. For today’s blog, Paul discusses his own vegan journey and how he has witnessed the vegan movement take hold in the unlikely city of Las Vegas.
We are excited to have Ginny Messina, nutritionist and renowned vegan author, as a guest blogger this week. Ginny has recently co-authored the book “Vegan for Her: The Woman’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet.” This new book tackles the issues most pertinent to vegan women, and provides health-supportive recipes and lifestyle tips. In her guest blog post, she tackles the issue of veganism, weight, and “fat-shaming.”