Mac and Cheese (Adapted from Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s Mac Daddy)

Mac and Cheese (Adapted from Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s Mac Daddy)

It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and this would be the case for the work and recipes of well know vegan author, animal rights advocate, chef and restaurateur, Isa Chandra Moskowitz. I have and love her cookbook Veganomicon and  make prodigious use of it in my daily cooking and baking. It was published some ten years ago; a ten year anniversary edition is available now. Isa is a prolific  author with some …

A Look Into Canada’s Vast Animal Agriculture Industry

A Look Into Canada’s Vast Animal Agriculture Industry

Authored by James Videle
Economic Transition Team Leader
The Humane Party of the United States

With interest in veganism and plant based eating on the rise, it is surprising to learn that animal agriculture in Canada is a huge industry that is expected to continue growing.  Farm Credit Canada  expects all major sectors of Canadian Agriculture  to become even more robust in 2018.

Expected Growth:

Hog Sector –  12%
Beef Sector – 8%
Poultry Sector – 7% by …

Reflections on Veganism and Animal Rights Activism in 2018

Reflections on Veganism and Animal Rights Activism in 2018

New Year’s Day 2018

I am sitting on my comfy sofa in my warm home enjoying the silence and solitude as family slumbers peacefully in their beddy-byes! The only other person up and about is my kitty cat, Rosie who nudges me occasionally to let me know that her breakfast time is coming up shortly.

My thoughts turn to all animals, both human and non human, who are being exploited and therefore harmed for the sake of human wants, not needs. Our …

This Vegan’s Plant Powered Christmas Party is Over

This Vegan’s Plant Powered Christmas Party is Over

It was a lot of work and a lot of fun. It is, as a vegan and a fair to middling cook and baker, my absolute pleasure to showcase delicious plant powered food for friends and family.

I want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season however and with whomever you celebrate. I will be spending time with my treasured family, as well as reflecting on what my vegan and AR advocacy will look like in the coming year.

My website, which …

It’s this woman named Ren (Riding on the Power of Others)

It’s this woman named Ren (Riding on the Power of Others)

I am sure that you have all experienced times when something, someone, a concept, a thought, an idea resonated so deeply with you, that you had to run with it without exactly understanding why. It seems corny to call it a “knowing”, but that is what it feels like to me, even though I am not quite sure what that “knowing” is.

I first came across Ren Hurst on Facebook in the last year or so, when

The Importance of Veganism and Anti-Speciesism in Animal Rights Outreach

The Importance of Veganism and Anti-Speciesism  in Animal Rights Outreach

My, my, my, the City of Montreal and our illustrious and obstinate Mayor Denis Coderre  certainly have a knack for  making the front page of mainstream news. So much of the swirling controversy has been inglorious as well as unflattering to the unwavering mayor.

From and to the:

3.4 million dollar decidedly ugly granite stumps gracing Parc Mont Royal
proposed and now in force Breed Specific Legislation (BSL), pertaining to pit bull type dogs
ongoing and deeply contested  …