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 …

Veganism and Addressing the Abuse and Suffering of all Species of Animals

Veganism and Addressing the Abuse and Suffering of all Species of Animals

What do these two sentences mean to you?

Number One:

Nothing happens in a vacuum.

The first sentence is widely used today and was penned by some very wise person. Don’t know who, just know it wasn’t me. Khaled Hosseini, author of the The Kite Runner explains it this way:

 Nothing happens in a vacuum in life: every action has a series of consequences, and sometimes it takes a long time to fully understand the consequences of our actions.

And how, pray tell …

Information and Solutions not offered by “Before the Flood”: Leo DiCaprio Documentary

Information and Solutions not offered by “Before the Flood”: Leo DiCaprio Documentary

AUTHOR: Jimmy Videle, co-owner of  Ferme de l’Aube

I was beyond excited to learn that Leonardo DiCaprio, the United Nations Ambassador of Peace on Climate Change and Executive Producer of the new cut (available on Netflix) of Cowspiracy:The Sustainability Secret, was creating a documentary about climate change, entitled Before the Flood. He spent two years traveling around the world witnessing the ongoing environmental devastation  and had access to world and religious leaders, scientists …

Vegans and AR Activists at a Vigil on World Vegan Day

Vegans and AR Activists at a Vigil on World Vegan Day

Yesterday, November 1st, 2016 was World Vegan Day. After a little research, I discovered that this special day is 22 years old. It is an annual event  created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of The Vegan Society, Donald Watson’s Alma mater, as it were.  We have had all that time to create a vegan world and yet our goal remains, as of today, a work in progress. Conservative estimates place the worldwide vegan population at …

Why You Should Say No to GMO: A Vegan Farmer’s Perspective

Why You Should Say No to GMO: A Vegan Farmer’s Perspective

AUTHOR: Jimmy Videle, co-owner of  Ferme de l’Aube

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is a term that is relatively new to our lexicon. GMOs were approved for use in Canada only in 1995. In this article we will explore and answer the following questions:

What are GMOs?

Who grows them?

Where do they exist?

Why we should say No!

Genetically Modified is Defined as:

The introduction of new traits to an organism by making changes directly to its genetic makeup, e.g. DNA, …