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We’ve got a wide assortment of information to veganize every part of your lifestyle, from personal care items, to clothing, to travel. And if you want to hang out with some farm animals in person, or attend a vegan festival, we’ve got you covered there as well. Making compassionate choices has never been so easy!

Coping with Thanksgiving as a Vegan

Thanksgiving inflicts all sorts of emotional distresses on vegans. This video talks about how to channel your sadness and disgust in a way that will help as many animals as
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Honesty, Accuracy, and Advocacy

Six minutes. Mentioned in the video: Eating Animals Meat Market Vegan for Life Free Vegan Outreach literature Mercy For Animals’ Undercover Investigations page
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What is The Most Important Thing in the World to You?

Imagine if you decide that eliminating animal agribusiness is the most important thing in the world to you. What then? Recommended in this video: Ethics Into Action, Peter Singer Change
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Every Great Animal Advocate is an Executive

Mentioned in this video: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity Ruled Index Cards, 3×5 Inches Reminders (App bundled with all new Macs.)
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Who Needs to Read Meat Market?

Here’s a four minute video I tossed off this morning. Maybe I should do more short videos? Anyway, if you’re so inspired, you can pick up one of the 146
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How Should In-N-Out Burger Respond?

The biggest animal story of the month regards this week’s Compassion Over Killing investigation of an In-N-Out Burger supplier. Shocking footage displaying all manner of cruelties was shown last night
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Signing Off, Again

It occurs to me that quitting a blog may be like suicide: some people require more than one attempt. In any case, I know I can accomplish a lot more
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Why You Can’t Put the Meat Glue Back in the Bottle

California State Senator Ted Lieu wrote a letter asking the USDA to investigate the use of meat glue in the beef and restaurant industry. The American Meat Institute’s Janet Riley
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Vegan Cooking For Carnivores on the Today Show

Vegan Cooking for Carnivores just got another big push to a mass audience. Portia de Rossi and Roberto Martin appeared on The Today Show this morning to cook Roberto’s fried
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The Beef Industry and Social Networking

A beautifully written Los Angeles Times story from Tiffany Hsu and Ricardo Lopez. The piece fades about two-thirds through with some annoying digressions but ends strong. I love this quote
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NY Times Announces “Ethics of Eating Meat” Contest Winner

Did they ever pick a stinker. The winning essay begins: As a vegetarian who returned to meat-eating… Then comes about 550 words of blather, culminating with this infuriating conclusion: For
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Bid to Overturn California Foie Gras Ban Fails

The movement to keep foie gras legal in California just got a stake driven through its heart. The San Francisco Chronicle reports: California’s legislative leaders said Wednesday they will not
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Three Vegan Pasta Salads from Grant Butler

The Oregonian reporter offers up his recipes for Lemon-Basil Greek Orzo Salad, Mexican Black Bean Pasta Salad, and Minestrone Pasta Salad. Here’s his accompanying article. Now that the weather’s warming up, a pasta salad
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Consumers Union Calls for New Mad Cow Regulations

In the wake of last month’s mad cow discovery in California, the Consumers Union has just publicly asked the USDA to ban several risky cattle feeding practices—specifically brains, blood, and
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Merberg on Pigs vs. Peas

If only Michael Pollan could think things through with half the care that Adam Merberg does. Link.
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Kari Hamerschlag on the Farm Bill

The Farm Bill is a thicket of corruption and wasted money. Kari Hamerschlag has the best short breakdown of the bill that I’ve seen: Without the efforts of Sen. Debbie
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Vegan Dessert Takes Third Prize at Grilled Cheese Contest

Compassion Over Killing announced this morning: For the first time in its 10-year history, the Grilled Cheese Invitational (CGI), hosted at the Pasadena Rose bowl on April 28, handed out an
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Pollan, Vegans, and Plant Suffering

The New York Times with another round of the same old horse shit about plant suffering: Is it morally permissible to submit to total instrumentalization living beings that, though they
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California Chefs Try to Derail Upcoming Foie Gras Ban

Writing for the San Francisco Chronicle, Stacy Finz and Paolo Lucchesi report: More than 100 of California’s best-known chefs have joined forces to fight the nation’s first state law banning the
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Pink Slime’s Sequel: “Meat Glue”

Dan Noyes of San Francisco’s ABC News reports: It’s commonly called meat glue — and it does just that — glues bits and pieces of less desirable meat together, back
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Pasta and Salad

Even simple vegan meals can still be incredibly elegant. From the La Vida Vegga blog. Uploaded by: keddylee
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Our Henhouse Picks Winning Anti-Meat Essay

In response to the New York Times’ problematic “The Case for Eating Meat” essay contest, the Our Henhouse gals started an essay contest of their own about why it’s unethical
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Jon Camp Passes Out Vegan Outreach Booklet #800,000

An incredible activist and the nicest guy you’ll ever meet. If you want to help fund Jon’s efforts, sign up for Team Vegan. It’s a fun way to meet other
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Another Reason to Avoid Palm Oil

It’s looking as though the industry is right up there with cattle ranching as a top greenhouse gas contributor. Yet another reason to try Bryanna’s Vegan Butter recipe. Link.
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Reuters: Processed Food Lobbies Rout Reformers

This one deserves a Pulitzer. In a lengthy article for Reuters, Duff Wilson and Janet Roberts offer some of the best food politics reporting I’ve ever seen: At every level
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Scientific American on Conventional vs. Organics

A numbingly boring but important piece. Link.
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Roberto Martin’s Vegan Cooking for Omnivores

Ellen DeGeneres’ personal chef’s new book has just been released: Vegan Cooking for Carnivores: Over 125 Recipes So Tasty You Won’t Miss the Meat. It’s exciting that, as I write
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Washington Post Profiles Ellen on Being Vegan

A really solid piece. It was obviously harder for Ellen to make the switch than it was for most of us. And, as always, she articulates her thoughts about going
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Egg Farmer Challenges California Prop 2

Feedstuffs reports: A California egg farmer has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the voter-approved ballot initiative requiring farmers to house their animals in larger quarters. More proof that
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Hot Dog Guy Runs Cart Over Competitor

Put these guys on the Jerry Springer Show. Link.
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Burger King to Eliminate Battery Cages & Gestation Crates

The Associated Press: The movement by U.S. food corporations toward more humane treatment of animals experienced a whopper of a shift Wednesday when Burger King announced that all of its
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Pizza Hut’s Crown Crust Pizzas

Earlier this month I blogged about Pizza Hut’s launch of hot dog stuffed pizza crust in the UK. And now the chain has released a comparably nauseating item in the
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Andy Bellatti on Dietary Tribalism

Every time I’m on social media, I am reminded of a growing trend that worries me — let’s call it dietary tribalism. I use this term to refer to the many
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Jack Norris’ 2012 Vegan Nutrition Presentation

Vegan for Life coauthor Jack Norris’ new one-hour talk, “Vegan Nutrition: What Does the Science Say?” is now on YouTube. Many vegans are completely blowing it when it comes to covering
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Mad Cow Discovered in California

Already reeling from the pink slime debacle, another potential disaster has just struck America’s beef industry: The animal was found at a rendering facility, Clifford said. Its meat did not
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100,000 Cows Bound for China

The Wall Street Journal reports: In one of the largest transoceanic cattle drives in history, as many as 100,000 heifers from Uruguay, Australia and New Zealand will board multistory cattle-carrying
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