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Quote of the Day: John Salley on Veganism

“This is how you take care of your body.” – John Salley on veganism, in a recent interview. Salley goes on to discuss the success of athletes who have adopted plant based diets,  and credits their success to their food choices. These athletes include Serena and Venus Williams, who are thriving on a raw/plant-based diet. … Continue reading

Photo of the Day: Aerial Shot of Texas Industrial Beef Farm and Lagoon

I receive Google news alerts for “beef” in my email, and this interesting and jaw-dropping photo was one of the results. I went through (most of!) the reddit thread to make sense of what I was looking at, and this is what I’ve come up with: No, it’s not blood. Cows are not slaughtered here. … Continue reading

Today in Speciesism

The New York Times reported that one of Queen Elizabeth’s 200 swans that live on Baths Island was found having been “barbecued and eaten.” In England, is illegal to injure or kill a wild swan. “The whole breast had been removed, and it looked like it had been eaten for lunch.” There was “just a … Continue reading

Quote of the Day: The White House Doesn’t Support Breed Specific Legislation

Paws up for the White House! In response to an online petition calling for a federal ban on breed-specific legislation (the petition gathered over 30,000 signatures!) the White House stated: We don’t support breed-specific legislation — research shows that bans on certain types of dogs are largely ineffective and often a waste of public resources. … Continue reading

Quote of the Day

    “[R]esearch from the University of Bristol has proven scientifically what we have known from experience — that chickens may well be the smartest animals in the barnyard. In some scientific tests, they outperform human toddlers. That’s right: In multiple tests of cognitive and behavioral sophistication, chickens outperform not just dogs and cats but … Continue reading

The NO MILK Revolution

It is estimated that around 11,000 years ago “dairying” practices began with the transition from hunter-gathering to agriculture. Archaeological evidence supporting this includes bone growth patterns of cattle: calves would be killed before their first birthday so that humans could exploit their mothers for milk; cattle that were full grown at the time of slaughter … Continue reading

Quote of the Day

“‘The way we consume food and what we consume’” are driving the unsustainable level of health care spending in America. To truly change the conditions that lead to bad habits and poor health, he warns, ‘we have to demand it by changing the way we live. You have to make a conscious decision to change … Continue reading