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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!

Ginny Messina on Nina Planck

A great article, and Ginny nails its conclusion. If Planck had a shred of integrity, she’d have to publicly respond. No chance of that ever happening. Link.
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The Onion on Red Meat and Mortality

Leave it to The Onion to find the most conclusive link yet between red meat and mortality. (Thanks, Matt.) Link.
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“Hurry Up and Die”—Animal Equality Releases UK Pig Investigation

Some of the most disturbing undercover work I’ve ever seen, taken from a new UK undercover investigation carried out by Animal Equality. The Mirror has solid coverage accompanied by some
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NY Times’ Essay Finalists: The Case for Eating Meat

The first one “I’m About to Eat Meat for the First Time in 40 Years” essay is the best of a bad collection. I’d hate to see the submissions that
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More Anti-Vegan Idiocy from Nina Planck

Shoot me now. Alexandra Le Tellier, a reporter with a self-described “strong sense of news judgment,” quotes universally acknowledged buffoon Nina Planck as if Planck has any credibility or credentials
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Ted Nugent to Plead Guilty to Federal Misdemeanor

The FBI may go to creepy lengths to target vegans, but the feds handle Ted Nugent with kid gloves despite his illegal bear killing. Link.
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VegWeek 2012

Compassion Over Killing’s annual weeklong event is happening April 23-29th. There are tons of great events being held across the United States. And thirty public officials and influential people have
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Pink Slime Fallout Continues

The beef industry’s run of bad news isn’t letting up. By every measure, the sector is in decline. Link.
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Colbert on Starbucks, Pizza Hut, & Drugged Chickens

Funny stuff on this past week’s food industry insanity. Link. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive
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30 Members of Congress Write Letter Backing Pink Slime

Another reminder of how thoroughly bought off Congress is by agribusiness interests. From the letter to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack: in the current environment of rampant and intentional mischaracterization and
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Vegan RD Interns: Eat Your Beef or Else

Registered Dietitian Debra Ridesel tweets: During dietetic internship we lunched at IowaBeefAssoc, vegan interns were ordered 2eat beef by our instructor! Some of the stupidest people I’ve ever met with
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David Sztybel on Gary Francione

David Sztybel writes possibly the best critique of Gary Francione’s work I’ve yet seen. It’s a thoughtful and well-crafted argument that doesn’t lend itself well to excerpting, so go and
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Exploding Cows

The AP reports: It may take explosives to dislodge a group of cows that wandered into an old ranger cabin high in the Rocky Mountains, then died and froze solid
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Starbucks to Go Bug-Free

The animal advocacy movement has reached the point where even concerns about insect welfare can drive a policy change at a major corporation. Link.
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3 Shot Dead at Texas Cockfight

Karma is a bitch. Link.
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Green Slime in Australian Milk

The Sydney Morning Herald breaks a story that could do to Australia’s dairy industry what pink slime did to America’s beef industry: In the milk industry it’s called ”permeate” –
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Paula Deen in Prevention

If you never want to see the phrase, “I want to give people hope,” superimposed directly above Paula Deen’s crotch, I urge you not to click the link. (Thanks, Mike.) Link.
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The Cow Who Hid her Calf

Not the sort of thing that milk drinkers can comfortably think about. Link.
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HSUS: Kreider Farms’ Story Doesn’t Add Up

One of the sacrifices you make when you work for the Humane Society is you’re not allowed to write “lying sacks of shit” in your press releases. By contrast, no
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Ginny on Umami

Some important information here that could go a long way toward explaining why some omnivores don’t find a typical vegan diet sufficiently flavorful. Happily, there are plenty of vegan foods
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NY Times: Is Veganism for Everyone?

Of just six panelists, one of them is Nina Planck? You’ve got to be kidding me. Her piece is titled, “A Choice with Definite Risks.” Quite a statement from someone
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UK Bacon Prices Poised to Surge After Crate Ban

Anthony Bond reports: Britain’s breakfast lovers are facing a hefty hike in the cost of their favourite fry-up as the price of bacon could increase by 20 per cent next
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Jedediah Purdy’s Three Ideas for Food Reform

I adore his first idea: Progressive states should adopt the following law: to sell meat in this state, you have to provide a public right of access to the feeding
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Cat Alarm Clock

Raising your 5:00 AM wakeup call to an art form. Link.
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Seamus Continues to Dog the Romney Campaign

Mitt Romney got asked once again about the dog-on-the-roof story. DIANE SAWYER: As we move away from this primary campaign into the next phase– again, on Yahoo, we got two
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Tara Parker-Pope Ineptly Bashes Veganism

The New York Times won two Pulitzers today, neither of which went to its talentless wellness reporter Tara Parker-Pope—who was for some reason allowed to publish a turd of an
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The Pink Slime Primer

Solid information from ProPublica on the various production methods of mystery meat. (Via Bittman). Link.
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Salatin Rubuts McWilliams’ “Myth of Humane Meat”

Last week’s James McWilliams article for the New York Times has prompted Michael Pollan’s farmer hero, Joel Salatin, to weigh in. Until now, I’ve never realized what a crank Salatin
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Goodlife Spicy Lentil & Vegetable Wedge

If you live in the UK, you won’t want to miss this rave review of the assorted GoodLife vegan meat products. Uploaded by: HastaLaVegan
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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,
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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
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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
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