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Barnivore - This website can help you determine which beers/wines/alcohols are vegan and which aren’t. The Discerning Brute – “food, fashion & etiquette for the ethically handsome man&# ; a website that shows men they can still be fashionable and vegan! Tags: Animal Rights Animal Welfare Environmental Concerns Farmed Animals Veganism animal agriculture and the environment Animal Protection Organizations farm sanctuary vegan food

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Hal Herzog's "Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat"

Animal Person

Hal Herzog’s “ Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat ” (Harper 2011), though fascinating, is ultimately depressing for vegans and animal rights activists. Well, as it turns out neither a trip to a slaughterhouse nor killing an animal yourself is powerful enough to make people go vegan.

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Getting Emotional

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The mama bear was trying to get him back up but she couldn’t and eventually she had to leave him so that she could protect her other cub and herself. I’m vegan, and I educate others about veganism; I write this blog; I volunteer for an animal rights organization doing office work and event planning; and I have a dog and a cat whom I love dearly… but none of it really feels like enough. Sometimes being an animal rights advocate is emotionally exhausting.

On Jeff Corwin's 100 HEARTBEATS

Animal Person

For only $450,000, we could buy almost all of the habitat neded to protect Ecuador's remaining frogs. Tags: Activism Books Current Affairs Ethics Language 100 Heartbeats animal rights Jeff Corwin veganism

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"Creature Quotes" Is Here!

Animal Person

We unwittingly partake of activities that hurt, physically and mentally, the very creatures we admire and seek to protect from harm (5).". Coetzee The Lives of Animals veganism " Creature Quotes: Advancing Toward Freedom For All Species ," compiled and edited by SBH Clay, is now available. From the Introduction : "Humans are fascinated by animals. For all our devotion, though, we sometimes seem not to recognize the needs and wants of animals.

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Where Does Entertainment Begin and End?

Animal Person

Juluri is referring to something specific: the Supreme Court's examination of First Amendment protection of acts of cruelty to animals. Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics Language animal rights animal snuff films free speech Supreme Court Vamsee Juluri veganism

SHAC7 Trailer

Animal Person

But when our First Amendment rights have been diminished as an activist group and we're being unfairly targeted and called "terrorists" and not afforded equal protection, it feels strange to protest against other vegans. Despite the fact that I don't necessarily disagree with some of the criticism, I simply can't get behind the endless vegan versus vegan debates when we are all the same to the government. SHAC 7 Trailer from Sparrow Media on Vimeo.

Online Survey on Ethics and Animals

Animal Person

A new survey is getting the attention of many within the global animal protection community. The results will be first presented and discussed at the 12th International Vegan Festival, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 22-25, 2009 (more about it here ). Covering both moral and strategic issues, the "Ethics and Animals" survey will provide a snapshot of our movement as of the present moment. Everyone is invited to participate and share their views on what's best for animals.

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On "That's Why We Don't Eat Animals"

Animal Person

" That's Why We Don't Eat Animals: A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things ," written and illustrated by Ruby Roth, has gorgeous and haunting illustrations.

From the Animal Rights Action Network re: Greyhounds

Animal Person

ARAN works with volunteers, activists, members of the public and other animal protection groups. I'm not saying they all have it or that they understand destruction and cruelty and their actions have those intentions, but I wonder if vegan parents have to fight what they see as wiring, or if it simply depends on the child, or if it depends on the parent. (I They don't say: you want protection and I want rights, so I want nothing to do with you.

Animal Rights is Pernicious Nonsense?

Animal Person

Part of me wants to see those posts out of curiosity, and the other part writes him off instantly and withdraws any previous credit given because he so obviously does not understand what animal rights is and doesn't know that many vegans and animal rights activists see their cause as one of a handful that are all connected.

HollyWoof Gift Bags Spoil Celebrity Dogs!

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Who knows what Brennan, Buckley and Tina’s paws may pick up in the Canyon so the couple can spray a shot of Dirty Dog Paw Spritz, an Anti-Bacterial Protection for Dog’s Paws before returning home. It sure would be nice to be a celebrity pet!

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

22): Mr. Steiner might feel less lonely as an ethical vegan—he says he has just five vegan friends—if he recognized that he has allies in mere vegetarians (like me), ethical omnivores and even carnivores. Go vegan, go vegetarian, go humane or just eat less meat.

Reasons Consistently Applied

Animal Ethics

According to the American Dietetics Association's Position Paper on Vegetarian Diets : It is the position of The American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, are nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. I shall endeavor to protect and take care of all living creatures.

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Philadelphia, PA Find out how you can become an active participant in national efforts to protect farm animals from abuse at this one-day conference. Registration fee includes a catered vegan lunch Hi Keith, Farm Sanctuary’s Farm Animal Forum will be here before we know it! Would you be interested in helping us promote this event by posting the notice below? Feel free to contact me with any questions.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

The rooster watches over the flock protectively and often participates in a hen’s egg-laying ritual, an extremely important and private part of her life. Let chickens be chickens, and avoid the whole moral dilemma by going vegan. To the Editor: Re “ Suddenly, the Hunt Is On for Cage-Free Eggs ” (front page, Aug.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

In the United States pork industry, the vast majority of the more than 100 million pigs raised each year are housed in climate-controlled buildings that protect them from the elements, illness and disease and that allow for individual care. The next logical step for those who eat in restaurants is to demand more vegetarian-vegan options on their menus.

Moral Vegetarianism, Part 2 of 13

Animal Ethics

This brings up the question of how one can distinguish between what is forbidden by lactovo moral vegetarianism and vegan moral vegetarianism. This doesn’t mean we let them run wild, for we need to protect ourselves. For an explanation of this feature, click on “Moral Vegetarianism” at the bottom of this post. SOME PROBLEMS OF MORAL VEGETARIANISM With respect to traditional moral vegetarianism some problems immediately come to the fore.

Meat, Cancer, and the Cumulative Case for Ethical Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

At the time of slaughter, these frightened animals are inhumanely loaded onto trucks and shipped long distances to the slaughterhouse without food or water or protection from the elements. 748) This same ADA position paper points out that: Well-planned vegan, lacto-vegetarian, and lacto-ovo-vegetarian diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including during pregnancy and lactation.

The One Animal Product You Should Feed Your Children

Animal Ethics

The breast milk of vegan mothers is fully nutritious for infants, and contains the full compliment of energy, protein, and vitamins, needed for the rapid growth of life's first half year. Michael Klaper, Pregnancy, Children, and the Vegan Diet , p. However, 12 states, namely, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming and Wisconsin [Imagine, The Dairy State doesn't protect a woman's right to nurse!],

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Prima Facie vs. Ultima Facie Wrongness

Animal Ethics

Numerous epidemiological studies have demonstrated that vegetarians, and especially vegans, have far lower rates of heart disease, cancer, stroke, hypertension, and diabetes compared to meat-eaters. Dr. Dean Ornish has also documented the heart-protective effects of plant-based diets, as has Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn of the Cleveland Clinic.

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