The beginning of the holiday season always comes with a now bittersweet memory. On November 28th, 1979 my big brother Gordon was killed in a trucking accident. He had just turned 30 the previous July and was a husband and the father of three children under the age of seven. I remember the phone call as if it was yesterday – my mother calling at 7:30 in the morning the following day, after having just received the devastating news from …
The Online World Peace Diet Facilitator Program – a vegan view!
One of the first books I read after becoming vegan is The World Peace Diet by Dr. Will Tuttle. I was fascinated by the view that the increasing human created violence in the world is a direct result of our herding culture, including the violence inherent in the ingesting the flesh and secretions of other species of animals. I am delighted to feature an article written by Monica Butschek (edited by Anne E. McGuigan), explaining the concepts outlined in the …
A Look Into Canada’s Vast Animal Agriculture Industry
Authored by James Videle
Economic Transition Team Leader
The Humane Party of the United States
With interest in veganism and plant based eating on the rise, it is surprising to learn that animal agriculture in Canada is a huge industry that is expected to continue growing. Farm Credit Canada expects all major sectors of Canadian Agriculture to become even more robust in 2018.
Hog Sector – 12%
Beef Sector – 8%
Poultry Sector – 7% by …
Reflections on Veganism and Animal Rights Activism in 2018
New Year’s Day 2018
I am sitting on my comfy sofa in my warm home enjoying the silence and solitude as family slumbers peacefully in their beddy-byes! The only other person up and about is my kitty cat, Rosie who nudges me occasionally to let me know that her breakfast time is coming up shortly.
My thoughts turn to all animals, both human and non human, who are being exploited and therefore harmed for the sake of human wants, not needs. Our …
It’s this woman named Ren (Riding on the Power of Others)
I am sure that you have all experienced times when something, someone, a concept, a thought, an idea resonated so deeply with you, that you had to run with it without exactly understanding why. It seems corny to call it a “knowing”, but that is what it feels like to me, even though I am not quite sure what that “knowing” is.
I first came across Ren Hurst on Facebook in the last year or so, when
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 …