Almost everyone has heard of free range, cage free, certified humane, free run, or ‘naturally raised’ animal products. Most corporations will state they have a huge commitment to ‘animal welfare.’ Some companies, when exposed for their gruesome practices, like castration without pain relief or gestation crates(stalls so small pregnant pigs cant turn around), they will… Continue reading What is ‘humane washing’?
On February 1st, 1995, 31 year old mother and animal rights activist Jill Phipps was tragically killed while defending animals. She had a long history of defending the voiceless, and even received a suspended prison sentence in 1984 for the raid on Unilever, while she was pregnant no less, who tortures animals in experiments for their products.… Continue reading Today We Remember Jill Phipps
Anita Kranjc is the co-founder of Toronto Pig Save, a group who films pigs on their way to slaughter, hosts demonstrations to raise awareness about the atrocities of the slaughterhouse, and gives water to pigs deprived of it during transport to the slaughterhouse, sometimes for days. Canadian law says it is perfectly legal for pigs to… Continue reading The Anita Kranjc Case
Veganism and animal rights activism has often been criticized as a middle class movement, made up of people with money to spare. It may be true to an extent, because people tend to be more open to social justice messages when they aren’t focusing on their own survival. And a starving person will eat any… Continue reading Is Veganism for the Privileged?
When advocating for animals, almost all vegans will hear this at some point : even vegans can hurt animals. We have to drive in cars, we use computers, maybe some animals die during harvesting for our food. It is true. Sad, but true. We cant be perfect. All we can do is our best. But… Continue reading Veganism Isn’t Cruelty Free
Humans are very peculiar creatures. We are very inconsistent. People who rescue dogs and cats or bunnies kill and eat cows and pigs and chickens and fish. Most never think about it. Most humans at least consider themselves animal lovers, if not animal rescuers. While many people have different opinions on what love actually means,… Continue reading Why Do We Pet Cats But Eat Pigs?
(I am not a health professional, this should not be counted as medical advice) I am not going to lie: vegetables are important for a vegan diet, or really, any diet. You may be able to eliminate them, but you may have to take supplements. This is true even if you aren’t vegan and… Continue reading Veganism without veggies?