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 to eat meat. They announced the winning entry this morning, written by Alan W. Peck. Peck’s piece doesn’t really make any original points, but perhaps… Read more »

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 animal advocates, get fit, and raise money that will save countless animals. Link.

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.

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 of government, the food and beverage industries won fight after fight during the last decade. They have never lost a significant political battle in the… Read more »

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 this, the book is ranked #30 on Amazon.com. I bet we can all think of a few omnivores near and dear to us who this… Read more »

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 vegan in a way that maximizes mainstream appeal. Link.

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 animal agribusiness is largely run by assholes. Link.

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 eggs and pork will come from cage-free chickens and pigs by 2017. Humane Society chief Wayne Pacelle: Burger King Corp. has demonstrated when it comes… Read more »