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?
It all started when Athena and I got into an enraged, all-caps, heated discussion via text message about what made effective vegan activism. “We HAVE to make this into a podcast,” Athena said. My response was, “I’m not doing it.” Then we did it, and here it is. Introducing The Earthix Podcast, where two vegan … More Introducing The Earthix Podcast
Right now in Indonesia, one of the largest fires in the 21st century is razing rainforests, forcing all animals including endangered species from their habitats, and releasing more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than the entire US economy. Some children have even choked to death due to the unbearable emissions and smoke. Weather.com estimates that … More Indonesia Burns in Largest Forest Fire in 21st Century
In what many are considering a landmark change to New Zealand law, all animals are now considered sentient beings—meaning, animals are recognized as having and expressing feelings and emotions. And now in New Zealand, that means that people must “attend properly to the welfare of those animals.” But what does “attend properly to the welfare … More Why New Zealand’s Animal Sentience Law Falls Short
In the most recent podcast from Animal Voices, author, vegan, and animal activist Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson shares a story about a time he visited a dairy farm. “I went to UC Davis to visit the dairy farm there, and a woman graduate student, who was pregnant, was taking me and my family through the facility. … More Not Your Mum, Not Your Milk
Joyful Vegan, author, and speaker Colleen Patrick-Goudreau has something to say about the choices we humans get to make. We often ask if we can make a difference in the world, but we’re asking the wrong question. It’s not that we CAN make a difference; it’s that we DO make a difference. Every action we … More What Choosing Positive Looks Like
For years the meat and dairy industries have been plaguing us with false advertising. In TV commercials and on billboards we see smiling cartoon pigs, cows grazing on rolling green hills, overly sexualized women biting into burgers, celebrities with milk mustaches, farmers delicately bottle-feeding day old lambs, and chickens clucking as they enjoy limitless freedom … More Chobani Destroys This Life