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 or honey, for farmed and wild fur, for wool, silk and leather,  for vivisection and even for entertainment and sport. One might think that the beings used for entertainment are …

Arbonne-Cruelty Free and Vegan?

Arbonne-Cruelty Free and Vegan?

I am always on the lookout for cruelty free and vegan personal care products. What does that mean exactly?

Well, it means that companies which produce these products:
1) do not test their products and the ingredients in their elixirs either themselves or by a third party, even when required by law.
2) do not use any nonhuman animals in their ingredients.
3) are not owned by a parent company that does either or both.

It is not a long list, but it is an …

Frightening Fur Facts

Frightening Fur Facts

My parents gave me a black Chinese fur coat when I was about nineteen years old. It was a totally unexpected gift and I was extremely surprised and thrilled. It was a sleek, black, knee length, simple design with hidden  toggles. If I used nonhuman animal proverbs, I would say that I thought I was the cat’s meow when I was wearing it. I wore it everywhere, along with my black leather knee high boots and most likely, a leather …

Cruelty Free and Vegan Pedicures

Cruelty Free and Vegan Pedicures

I have avoided writing about this topic because, to tell you the truth, I find it very confusing. When I first started to tell people that I was vegan, I was  talking mainly about my food intake. I , like many others, was in the dark about what being vegan really means.  There was so much to deal with in just making the correct food choices. I did not spend that much time thinking about other non vegan products that …