How to Throw a Vegan Wedding

We were blessed to wed surrounded by family and friends at our favorite biodynamic and vegan winery in Sonoma. Our two rules were: Vegan Everything and Fun for Everyone. We wanted our day to be 100% cruelty-free to reflect our truest values. Since we’re all about the animals, each table was assigned a different spirit animal: As for fashion –…

Why Vegan Matters

In their hearts, everyone’s already vegan, because no one want to support animal abuse! The meat and dairy industries are horrifically cruel. You eat three times a day. Eating vegan meals is one of the easiest ways to create positive change in the world. Compared to 2007, because of less demand, 400 million-less animals were…

Powerful TED Talk About Carnism and Veganism

I just watched this beautiful, inspiring video today. And then I sat my husband down and we watched it again. Then we had a lengthy discussion about it, and how grateful we are to both be Veg, (he’s mostly plant-based but not 100% yet). This TED talk is a MUST SEE!!!!! Whatever your diet, do…

My Vegan Story

I thought vegans were snobs, even though I’d never met one. I was 18, living in the midwest, where I grew up on meat and potatoes. I heard about vegetarianism for awhile. I decided to try it just for kicks. Within a week, a piece of meat made it’s way into my mouth. Only this time…

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

“Probably, in previous lives, many millions of these turkeys were humans who killed turkeys for Thanksgiving. This means that unless they change their mind, the people who killed this year’s turkeys will be reborn as turkeys in future and killed under similar circumstances. Perhaps as soon as next Thanksgiving, some of them will be eaten….

World Map of Vegetarians

I thought this was interesting/depressing. With all the access to information we have, how are so many people either still ignorant or apathetic to animal rights? Not to mention health issues! One bright spot, literally, is India! And Brazil, UK, Italy, and Germany — keep the upward trend going 🙂 America, step it up already!…

Leonardo Da Vinci

“I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.” ~The Extended Circle: A Commonplace book of Animal Rights (1985, fiction), by Jon Wynne-Tyson “In Leonardo da Vinci…

Carl Sagan and Dr. Ann Druyan

“Humans — who enslave, castrate, experiment on, and fillet other animals — have had an understandable penchant for pretending animals do not feel pain. A sharp distinction between humans and ‘animals’ is essential if we are to bend them to our will, make them work for us, wear them, eat them — without any disquieting…

Michael Klaper, MD

“The human body has no more need for cows’ milk than it does for dogs’ milk, horses’ milk, or giraffes’ milk.” ~Michael Klaper, MD, author of Vegan Nutrition: Pure and Simple

Petition Against Animal Trapping

I would attach pictures but they’re too horrible to look at. Animals are so innocent, and life is hard enough out there. Leave them be. Sign and share these 4 petitions against animal trapping, which causes pain, suffering and death: 1. http://www.change.org/petitions/ask-state-to-prohibit-all-body-gripping-traps-due-to-pain-and-suffering 2. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/384/149/891/ban-steel-jaw-traps 3. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/TrapFreeNM 4. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/4/Help-End-Cruel-Trapping-in-Wisconsin

Cali – Please Help IDA Fight The Ag Gag Bill!

VEGANS IN CALIFORNIA URGENT! We must stop ag-gag bill AB343 which would make illegal the reporting of any criminal violence to animals within California slaughterhouses. To stop it from reaching the floor of the state senate please email the following California Assembly Members tonight or first thing in the morning. They vote tomorrow! Just write…

Reverend Andrew Linzey

“Animals are God’s creatures, not human property, nor utilities, nor resources, nor commodities, but precious beings in God’s sight.” — Reverend Andrew Linzey, Oxford University, Animal Theology, 1995