The Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt: A Newfoundlander’s Vegan View

The Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt: A  Newfoundlander’s Vegan View

I am Canadian and it is astonishing to me that I know so little about the Commercial Seal Hunt, the roots of which run deep in the fabric of Canadian history. The only real childhood memory I have of the Seal Hunt is, funnily enough, a good one. I remember vividly the Christmas gifts of sealskin fashioned into boots, hats, change purses…. the joy that came from opening these treasures wrapped in festive paper and ribbon was palpable. Although the …

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, …

Here Comes Vegan Peter Cottontail

Here Comes Vegan Peter Cottontail

Tradition is defined as:

The passing down of elements of a culture from generation to generation, especially by oral communication.

Man, if I had a nickel for every time I heard the word “tradition” around holiday time, multiplied by my days on this earth thus far, I would be rich!  Well, maybe not rich considering the cost of living and the peckish health of the Canadian dollar at this moment, but a little bit richer, monetarily speaking.  People, myself included, …

The Ellen Controversy and Veganism

The Ellen Controversy and Veganism

So,  Ellen DeGeneres is back in the news with the announcement of her new clothing and shoe collection. She is in the proverbial lentil soup, seemingly for using leather and merino wool in these lines. As we all know, it is definitely not okay for vegans  to buy, use or promote these cruelty born “products”. This is not the first time Ellen and her confusing messages about her veganism have come spinning onto my radar. I wrote a …

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 …

Easter, Rebirth and Death for Profit Industries

Easter, Rebirth and Death for Profit Industries

Holy smokes! This is my second Easter as a blogger for all of our furry, and not so furry friends caught in all of our death for profit industries. And yes, all of  these industries  cause the death of the individual, whether it be for egg or dairy or flesh, for farmed and wild fur, for wool, silk and leather,  for vivisection and even for entertainment. One might think that the beings used for entertainment are not slated for murder …