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…

Barn Diva: Restaurant Review

Barn Diva, up in Healdsburg, is the quintessential high end, localvore restaurant in Wine Country. The problem is — the menu is very meat-centric. However, they have an amazing chef who will cater to vegans on request. And they do it right! Again, I really think such restaurants should have an *asterisk on their menu that…

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!…

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…