Vegan Bites: Dec. 29, 2009

Vegan Bites: Dec. 29, 2009

  • Why Vegan: “When people talk about being Vegan, they will give a number of different reasons and all of them are completely valid. For me, though, it only has to do with one thing and one thing only: animals deserve to live their own lives free of pain and suffering.” more >>
  • Food: LOVE recently updated the “Vegan on a Budget” portion of the website, which offers some meal ideas for vegans who may be looking to eat cheaply, locally, and/or sustainably.
  • Health: Jack Norris, R.D. did a video called “Vegan Nutrition: What Does the Science Say?” available here >>
  • Food: Spicy Collard and Black-eyed Pea Soup recipe >>
  • Circuses: “As former Ringling Brothers employees have described, there is a culture of abuse at the circus that includes the constant use of bull hooks and other weapons on the elephants and keeping the elephants chained for most of their lives.” Elephant training pictures that reflect standard training practices here >>
  • Environment: Vegan is the New Green. Why Plant-Based Diets are so Ecologically Efficient >>
  • Circuses: “After 20 hours of confinement in a poorly ventilated truck moving across Siberia, eight tigers and a lion succumbed to suffocation and died Monday.”
  • Rescue: “Henna, a smooth-coat Border Collie, was having a hard time finding a home. She was returned to the Pulaski County Humane Society in Dublin, VA, several times because she nipped at people. Then Rachel Shaw of Lynchburg, VA, recognized Henna’s nipping as something else” more about this shelter dog’s happy story >>
  • Food: “Black beans, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, cumin, mango, and banana all joined forces in this cozy stew.” see it and get the recipe >>
  • Health: “more and more Americans — many of them living far from barns and pastures — are at risk from the widespread practice of feeding livestock antibiotics.” read more about how factory farming is a threat to public health >>
  • Animal Welfare: “”These animals are living in extreme filth. They’re beaten. The way they’re slaughtered is inhumane,” details about illegal slaughterhouses >>
  • Hormones: “call for a ban on the use of recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) in dairy cows, and a slate of growth hormones used in beef cattle. [...] over 42 percent of large dairy operations in the United States inject at least some of their dairy cows with rBGH” more >>
  • Fashion: Vegan Boots for All Budgets here>>
  • Food: Gluten Free + Vegan Chewy Crackers
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