Humans Are Herbivores*, and Other Facts We Love to Deny

In a recent article, moral philosopher and author of Animal Liberation Peter Singer asks whether the meat industry is “cooked” now that plant based eating is on the rise. Like so many pro-vegan articles do, Singer outlines the environmental destruction inherent in animal agriculture, the inefficiency of eating animals (when we could eat the original nutrients, … More Humans Are Herbivores*, and Other Facts We Love to Deny

Is Big Pork Ready to Target Children?

JoAnn Alumbaugh, editor of Pork Network, is fed up.  She’s had it up to here with PETA’s “excellent marketing tactics,” and she “sighs with frustration” whenever she happens to see one of PETA’s child-focused campaigns. Alumbaugh asserts that the animal agriculture industry is lagging behind PETA due to big ag’s inability to compete with the … More Is Big Pork Ready to Target Children?

Waxing Lyrical with Margaret Chapman of Plant Philosophy

At an imaginary awards show for vegans and all things vegan, Margaret Chapman would win— hands down—the Surprise Vegan Award. I imagine Margaret and her two rescue cats curled up together on a cozy couch. Margaret is holding an antique teacup filled with something steaming. She looks out the window leading to tree trunks and … More Waxing Lyrical with Margaret Chapman of Plant Philosophy

Intersectionality & Veganism | 007

Civil rights advocate and scholar of critical race theory, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw coined the term intersectionality in 1989 to describe how multiple forms or types of oppression combine to affect people differently depending on their various social identities. In our latest podcast we discuss our own experience learning about intersectionality in activism, including: what first … More Intersectionality & Veganism | 007

Germany’s Meat Ban and the Enforcement of ‘Belief’

Germany has gone and done the seemingly impossible. Its Ministry of the Environment has banned meat. Yep. Barbara Hendricks, Minister of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety under German Prime Minister Angela Merkel, has banned meat at official environmental ministry functions. Hendricks cites the environmental degradation associated with meat consumption as cause for the … More Germany’s Meat Ban and the Enforcement of ‘Belief’

Vegans Can Now Eat Beef Thanks to the Impossible Burger

I stared into the plate, delivered to my beckoning lap by a slick server in grey and black, as I sat in the plushy depths of an armchair in the low-lit lounge of San Francisco’s Jardiniere restaurant. Before me the greasy meat patty oozed into the guacamole, mixing with the dijonaise before finally dripping over … More Vegans Can Now Eat Beef Thanks to the Impossible Burger