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  …

Jo-Anne McArthur of We Animals: AR activist and Vegan photojournalist

Jo-Anne McArthur of We Animals: AR activist and Vegan photojournalist

The original version of my article about Jo-Anne McArthur of We Animals was published in Feb of 2014, a few months before my fledgling vegan blog got an overhaul and new look thanks to my web designer and way, way before I knew anything about formatting. I am not exaggerating when I tell you that it was not a pretty scene – me hammering away at the keyboard, trying to write and add features and pics to my content to …

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 …

Protest, Veganism (AR) and Corruption in Politics and Mainstream Media

Protest, Veganism (AR) and Corruption in Politics and Mainstream Media

Now that the Inauguration of Donald J. Trump and the Women’s March are over, perhaps it is a good time to wax a little poetic about how I think politics and protesting may tie into veganism and the AR Movement. I am taking a big leap here because I have been apolitical for most of my life; oddly enough, I am becoming more aware, more interested and invested in the last little while. Perhaps my  awareness about specific injustices vis-à-vis …

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 …