The Veggies vs. the Aggies

Reporting for Reuters, P.J. Huffstutter and Lisa Baertlein have written the most comprehensive assessment of the battle between agribusiness and animal advocates that I’ve seen in ages. The article is jam-packed with useful information, and can quickly bring you up-to-date on most of the key work now occurring on behalf of farmed animals. One point… Read more »

Vegan.com Grocery Updated

I just updated the Vegan.com grocery with a few amazing new live-foods products from Go Raw!, including their superb Pizza Flax Snax crackers, which one Amazon.com reviewer calls “pepperoni pizza without the guilt.” I also added Maine Coast Sea Vegetables Dulse, a great and super-healthful product that I personally eat nearly every day. A few… Read more »

Pizza Hut’s New Hot Dog Stuffed Pizza Crust

A picture is worth a thousand words, and in this case those thousand words are deeply disturbing. This is arguably the most vomitacious food product I’ve ever seen. I wonder how long it will last. Clearly, Pizza Hut’s UK leadership no longer cares about public ridicule, or about appealing to anyone but the lowest common… Read more »

New MFA Video on Illegal Slaughterhouse

No way I can bring myself to watch this one. An Excerpt from Mercy For Animals’ summary: Hidden-camera footage obtained by Mercy For Animals has led to the arrest of 26-year-old Roberto Celedon for three felony and 10 misdemeanor criminal charges related to his illegal slaughter operation in Los Angeles County, California. The shocking video… Read more »

Dairy Farming Named #2 Worst Job

CareerCast just ranked dairy farming as the second worst job in America, behind lumberjacks. Makes sense to me. It’s a perfect storm of awfulness that entails: Terrible job security. Dirty, unpleasant work. Long hours. Guilt over animal treatment. Constant stress over profit margins. America has a shrinking pool of people willing to raise dairy cows… Read more »

Los Angeles Times Scoffs at FDA Antibiotic Guidelines

The Los Angeles Times just editorialized: Voluntary guidelines for pharmaceutical companies will not wean the livestock industry off its addiction to antibiotics. Exactly what I was saying a couple days ago. (Via Simon.) Link. Update: Marion Nestle has a terrific analysis. She writes: “I’m guessing this is the best the FDA can do in an… Read more »

Cory Booker a Hero After Fire

Cory Booker’s the man. Newark’s vegetarian mayor rushed into a burning house and carried out his trapped neighbor. It sounds near certain that he saved her life. Booker was then hospitalized for smoke inhalation. “Street Fight,” the story of Booker’s first bid to win mayor, remains one of the finest documentaries I’ve ever seen. Link.

James McWilliams: “The Myth of Sustainable Meat”

The Michael Pollans and Joel Salatins of the food movement are gonna freak when they see James McWilliams’ new op-ed. Its conclusion is gold—these are words I never dreamed would one day be printed in the New York Times: Opponents of industrialized agriculture have been declaring for over a decade that how humans produce animal… Read more »

Dan Piraro’s Latest

Dan’s one of the funniest and most talented vegans on the planet. If you don’t read his blog, you are missing out.