Kapparot With Chickens: On Ritual Slaughter and Human Greed

I had the opportunity to spend a considerable amount of time this past week saving the lives of sixty-three chickens and protesting a despicable tradition which stems back millennia.  Our protests throughout the week were heavily covered by various media outlets .  We were featured on KTLA 5 (channel 5), CBS News (channel 2), the front page of The Los … Continue reading Kapparot With Chickens: On Ritual Slaughter and Human Greed

National Animal Rights Day 2013 Los Angeles

Opening ceremony for National Animal Rights Day in Los Angeles, California on June 9th, 2013

Sunday, June 9th, 2013 is a day that will be remembered by many as a turning point in their lives.  At the 3rd annual National Animal Rights Day in Los Angeles, CA, activists from far and wide came together for a historical demonstration of compassion, remembrance and solidarity.  It was the first time a demonstration … Continue reading National Animal Rights Day 2013 Los Angeles

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

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

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