I Hope This Post Makes You Uncomfortable

We like to think we are incapable of cruelty to animals. We would never dream of harming a dog or cat. The only time many of us could imagine ever realistically having the need to kill an animal ourselves is if we happened to be camping and were about to be eaten by a bear … Continue reading I Hope This Post Makes You Uncomfortable

Go Vegan, Save the World: 8 Similarities Between Animal Rights Activists and Superheroes

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We admire superheroes for their unwavering belief in the power of compassion and the inherent goodness of humanity.  We look up to them, idolize them, and champion them as role models for youth to emulate and aspire to.  In the face of adversity, superheroes never give up, they never give in, and they never compromise their … Continue reading Go Vegan, Save the World: 8 Similarities Between Animal Rights Activists and Superheroes

People For the Ethical Treatment of Plants: 4 Reasons Why the “Plant Sentience” Argument Doesn’t Work

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Whether you're a vegan who has been called a "plant murderer" by a non-vegan, a non-vegan who is trying (and failing) to be funny, or just someone with an affinity for plants, this is information you need to read.  The issue of plant sentience is being brought up more and more as a reason to … Continue reading People For the Ethical Treatment of Plants: 4 Reasons Why the “Plant Sentience” Argument Doesn’t Work

What is Love?: How Going Vegan Showed Me What Love Really Is

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I am an animal lover; always have been, always will be.  The thing is, I didn't actually start loving animals until just a few years ago.  Allow me to explain... I've had pets all my life, but it wasn't until recently that I began having companions.  To put this simply, anyone can love a pet.  We … Continue reading What is Love?: How Going Vegan Showed Me What Love Really Is

The 1 Reason Your Vegan Diet Will Fail Every Time

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Veganism is everywhere.  It's all over the news, grocery store aisles -- even your friends and family are talking about it.  Whether people choose a plant-based diet to save animals, manage cholesterol, get in shape, save the environment, or just to know what they're putting in their body, the word "vegan" is making the shift … Continue reading The 1 Reason Your Vegan Diet Will Fail Every Time

The End of the World May Soon Become a Reality

Well, it's finally here: December 21st, 2012, the so-called "end of the world".  I can't help but wonder, what if it was true?  What if today really is the last day of your life?  Looking back, do you have any regrets?  Is there anything in your life left unfinished?  Anything you wish you'd said to … Continue reading The End of the World May Soon Become a Reality

Catering to Fussy Non-Vegans

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I know it might be difficult for some non-vegans to believe, but although I am a vegan I do enjoy doing things "normal" people enjoy from time to time including hosting parties and get-togethers at my home.  Even just having a couple of friends over for a casual dinner is something I enjoy.  Normally, when … Continue reading Catering to Fussy Non-Vegans

My Take on New York Times ‘Ethical Meat’ Contest

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A contest called Put Your Ethics Where Your Mouth Is by The New York Times, has recently tried to figure out who can write the best argument supporting the idea that meat is ethical.  Panelled by Mark Bittman, Jonathan Safran Foer, Andrew Light, Michael Pollan, and Peter Singer, I was eager to read what their picks would be. … Continue reading My Take on New York Times ‘Ethical Meat’ Contest

Vegans Never Say Die!

If it's important to you, you'll find a way; If not, you'll find an excuse.

The term "vegan" has been loosely thrown around to mean 'someone who doesn't use or consume animal products or by-products'.  This is in fact true;  however, it is much more than just that.  Veganism does not start on your plate or your body -- it starts in the heart and mind.  Vegans are just people who … Continue reading Vegans Never Say Die!

The Logic of Animal Rights

the question is not can they reason nor can they talk but can they suffer?

While reading an article titled The Illogic of Animal Rights, written by J. Neil Schulman, I was reminded of meat-eaters and the reasons many of them site for their belief that humans should be able to keep exploiting animals.  If there would have been a way for me to write a comment to the author I surely would have, however there … Continue reading The Logic of Animal Rights