This Vegan’s Experience at the 24 Hour Toronto Pig Save Vigil

This Vegan’s Experience at the 24 Hour Toronto Pig Save Vigil

When it was over (for me at least), I opened the door of the car where my husband was waiting and settled heavily onto the passenger seat. I sat there for a few moments, numb with the stink of death and desperation assaulting my nostrils, my emotions and my brain. I could literally smell the blood of all the doomed prisoners in those death for hire trucks. The fact that I was sunburned because I  had forgotten my hat and …

Are We Fiddling While the Planet Burns?

Are We Fiddling While the Planet Burns?

Oh very young
What will you leave us this time
There’ll never be a better chance to change your mind
And if you want this world to see a better day
Will you carry the words of love with you
Will you ride the great white bird into heaven
And though you want to last forever
You know you never will
(You know you never will)
And the goodbye makes the journey harder still.__Cat Stevens

 

 

We vegans all do our part. At the very least, we are setting …

Jane Goodall: Pinup Girl for Vegetarianism and Sustainability

Jane Goodall: Pinup Girl for Vegetarianism and Sustainability

It was, in a sense, a fundraiser, an event I usually hate (mild description) to attend. This dislike hearkens back to my earlier days as the wife of a business man who was often obligated to attend these dress up events, to which I would be dragged along. Typically we would eat a fancy, over the top dinner, bid in a silent auction and hobnob with people we hardly knew. I always had this uneasy feeling that it would be …

Let There be Vegan Peace on Earth

Let There be Vegan Peace on Earth

At this time of year, thoughts usually turn to peace – on this earth, among friends, families and warring nations alike. We can all get on board with this concept, perhaps because it is one which we relegate to a few days or weeks out of the year. We get a warm fuzzy feeling when we hear the word peace, because it is, after all, a peaceful sounding word – go figure!!! But once the frivolity is over  and all …

Veganism: A Universal Truth and Collaborative Effort

Veganism: A Universal Truth and Collaborative Effort

While developing and writing for my website over the nearly last two years, I have come to understand that veganism is not a lifestyle, a belief, a fad, a diet, a personal choice or any of the labels used to describe a way of living and being that many still think of as extreme. This way of living and being on this earth is born of the horrific and undeniable facts surrounding our cruel meat eating cultures that have fostered …

Veganic (Stockfree) Farming at La Ferme de L’Aube, by Jimmy Videle

Veganic (Stockfree) Farming at La Ferme de L’Aube, by Jimmy Videle

It started as an idea. Two people wishing to change their lives, find themselves, find balance, security, something tangible. A renewal of sorts and what better place than the great island of Hawaii. It was there, under the watch of the smoking volcano, red lava dripping into the ocean, new land being created, that our relationship was forged, a coming together based on a premise of discovery, truth and working with the land. As Pele’s volcano cooled and black terrain …