Living as a vegan, especially for those of us in the developed world, is much, much easier than it is commonly perceived to be.
As our awareness continues to grow about the detrimental effects of animal foods on the human body, it has become evident that eating a plant foods diet is beneficial not only for non-human animals and the planet, but for human health as well.
We recently received an e-mail from a reader asking for more information about laying hens, as explored in our article A Hen's Relationship With Her Eggs. We turned to our friends at Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary for their expert opinion on the subject, as they live and work alongside many hens who have been rescued from situations where they were being [...]
The following article is part of a Q&A with Dr. Will Tuttle, and originally appeared on his website. ... Question: I had a chance to attend one of your recent lectures and left inspired to spread awareness about veganism, and began posting messages on my FaceBook page. A lengthy exchange of views followed in which an acquaintance [...]
“In a vegan world the creatures would be reintegrated within the balance and sanity of nature. A great and historic wrong, whose effect upon the course of evolution must have been stupendous, would be righted. The idea that his fellow creatures might be used by man for self-interested purposes would be so alien to human thought [...]
Of course it's true that there is no way to completely eliminate the harm that one does just by being alive on this planet. It is an unfortunate fact that our society operates in such a way as to make it impossible...
Unlike some animal ingredients, leather can usually be spotted quickly, but since it's also so ubiquitous it can just as easily be overlooked. You'll find leather in clothing and personal accessory items, like shoes, belts, gloves, and handbags. It can show up unexpectedly on some of these items, such as in the case of leather [...]
As we look more closely at the reality of the backyard chicken trend, it becomes increasingly clear that it is the same commodification of animals, packaged in niche marketing to appeal to the modern “conscious consumer”.
Wool often tends to be overlooked by animal advocates because its cultivation does not necessitate the death of the animal. However, the cultivation of wool is far from the pastoral idyll one might imagine.