Farm Animal Deaths by Fire (Years 2000 to 2018)

Massive fires at factory farms and other facilities happen with disturbing regularity, often producing staggering death tolls. Our spreadsheet is the systematic first attempt to total up these numbers worldwide. While it documents nearly 5 million farm animals killed by fires since the year 2000, the true number is doubtless much higher, for three main […]

A Vegan Dietitian Reviews “What the Health”

what the health

By Virginia Messina, MPH, RD As a vegan health professional, I am sometimes mortified to be associated with the junk science that permeates our community. And as an animal rights activist, I’m disheartened by advocacy efforts that can make us look scientifically illiterate, dishonest, and occasionally like a cult of conspiracy theorists. There is a […]

Spring Cleaning for Animals


One core tactic to protecting large numbers of animals is to find something that’s already getting publicity, and then discover a way to align animal protection with it. This happens automatically whenever celebrities go vegan or who get heavily into animal advocacy—whether it’s Paul McCartney or Ricky Gervais or Tom Brady or Pamela Anderson or Moby, you’re starting […]

Valentine’s Day Heart Pizza

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Vegan Pizza Dough Ingredients 2 ½ cups unbleached white flour 1 cup warm water (~110 degrees) 1 teaspoon organic or raw sugar 1 tablespoon active dry yeast 1 teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon garlic powder 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 1 tablespoons olive oil Vegan Pizza Dough Directions Mix the yeast, water, and sugar in large bowl. […]

Vegans Overwhelmingly Favor Bernie Sanders


So last week, I tried out Twitter’s newish polling feature. I thought it would be cool to see where’s largely-vegan Twitter following stood on the US Presidential election. My question: “If you’re vegan—and only if you’re vegan—who has your vote?” The poll ran for 24 hours and here are the results: If you're vegan—and […]

Greenpeace Supports the Seal Trade

By photographer: Mike Cameron [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Until today, I thought the only bad thing about Greenpeace was the blight of day-glo wearing college-age canvassers they parachute into every affluent downtown area. These employees specialize in creating awkward moments when you’re just trying to walk down the street and have a conversation with a friend. But it actually turns out that Greenpeace backs something even more […]

Interview with Gene Baur

There’s probably never been a time when so many people have been interested in giving veganism a try. What do you think aspiring vegans need the most help with when it comes to embracing a lifestyle free of animal products? Yes, it feels like there is more interest in vegan living than ever before, and […]

UrthBox Vegan Snack Box Giveaway

UrthBox Vegan Snack Box

If you love healthy food and snacks as much as we do, you are going to love this! We’re giving away two large UrthBoxes packed with healthy non-GMO vegan foods and snacks from UrthBox. What’s UrthBox? This company offers the one of the best ways to discover new healthy non-GMO foods and snacks. They are […]

Australia to Ban Super Trawlers

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One of the greatest enemies of the oceans, the super trawler, is set to be permanently banned from Australian waters. Super trawlers are massive ships—well over 100 meters long—that decimate fisheries by scooping up tens of thousands of fish at a time. Many of them even carry large-scale processing units and freezers, enabling them to stay […]

Unilever Drops “Just Mayo” Lawsuit

just vegan mayo

The most stupid lawsuit in the entire history of stupid lawsuits has just been dropped, thanks in no small part to the litigators realizing that it was, well, a stupid lawsuit with zero chance of success. Mayo giant Unilever, which owns the Hellman’s and Best Foods brands, has dropped its lawsuit against Hampton Creek’s Just […]