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 …

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 …

Reviewed Recipe: Chocolate Avocado Goddess Smoothie

Reviewed Recipe: Chocolate Avocado Goddess Smoothie

Well, it is a New Year and and new day and the second time in 2017 that I am sitting down as Vegan Annie (formerly Vegan Grammie Annie) to write an article for my little website about AR activism and all things vegan. It has been three years since this little idea of mine became a fledgling, “do it yourself” blog and then, with help from a web designer, a full fledged, albeit humble, website with tabs and drop down …

The Lights Go Out in the Ringling Big Top: A Vegan View

The Lights Go Out in the Ringling Big Top: A Vegan View

Now we are going back almost thirty years here, but I remember quite distinctly, the excitement I felt when queuing up to see the circus that had come to town, my home town – Montreal. What I can’t remember is the name of the circus. I have a  nagging feeling that it was a Russian Circus, famous for the black bears they trained and showed. I think that is one of the main reasons I bought the tickets – to …

Christmas and Plant Based Fare

Christmas and Plant Based Fare

My My My! – the holiday season is upon us, as evidenced in all the TV and Radio ads, bustling salespeople and decorations and music at stores, the owners of which are hoping to sell their wares to one and to all. A plethora of flyers about street festivals and craft fairs come regularly in the mail and there are just too many to consider attending them all.

I do admit to loving Xmas and  all the pre-season folderol and sometimes …