Hope you’re having a great day.
I say this because some of these links are depressing.
But many are positive, so all in all it evens out.
Here are a few vegan-related news and other bits from around the web:
- “Being vegan is totally normal” See the slide show. It’s great!
- This recipe for vegan banana pancakes looks terrific!
- PETA offers suggestions for impressing your vegan lover.
- “Burger King has been spying on human rights activists, and the FBI would like to be spying on vegan potlucks. Not to be outdone, it looks like the Society of Toxicology commissioned a ‘threat analysis’ to try to get smart about, among other things, who activists are dating.” Read more at Green Is The New Red.
- “if you’re someone who cares about the environment or animals at all, if you’re someone who opposes perversion of the justice system and the stripping of civil rights, if you’re someone who believes in the rights of people to work for change, to simply provide information, to simply stand at a protest, to simply exercise free speech–without fear of the federal government imprisoning them for decades–you need to be aware of these issues.” Read and watch more about the political climate for vegans.
- Did you know dairy cows are often slaughtered with an unborn calf inside of them? I didn’t until I listened to this Food For Thought podcast about leather.
- “Sharks are in serious trouble. Research this week has revealed that more than half the world’s ocean-going sharks face extinction in the near future. I first became aware of their plight in 1999, on an assignment in the Galapagos Islands. Instead of photographing them, I wound up cutting dying sharks from illegal long lines.” Read/watch more at Sharkwater.
- “EatDrinkBetter looks at a unique urban agriculture program which helps refugee camp survivors to start their own urban agriculture businesses while bringing a community garden and better nutrition to a project housing area.” Read about more green news in the recent Carnival of the Green.
- “Take action now to tell your Member of Congress that we expect a serious debate that will result in the strongest possible science-based global warming legislation. The health and well-being of your family for generations to come depends on bold and immediate congressional action.” Read the rest from Greenpeace and take action.
- “I’d like to see the marketing research data that proves ‘most people tune out ‘angry’ rhetoric and ‘extreme’ tactics’ because I’m not buying it. The world doesn’t change because people ask nicely. Revolutions happen when people go a step further.” Wherein I ask ‘How Should We Market The Truth?’
- The Feministing crew totally ignored the fact that these feminist cupcakes are VEGAN.
- A good Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe is good in June, too, you know.
- “As an omnivore, I’m sure it’s difficult to look at a vegetarian (even a lacto-ovo-vegetarian) and imagine what in the world they eat. When I took my first tentative steps at being vegetarian when I was 16 years old, I was scared, excited, worried, and relieved. Looking in at vegetarianism from the outside only showed me what you “couldn’t” eat, but once I stepped through to the “other side”, so to speak, things became crystal clear. A year ago, when I decided it was time to become vegan, I remembered that trepidation from all those years ago, took a deep breath and again stepped over the line.” Read the rest at Dragonbird Santuary.
- By the way, I’d love to hear (read) your thoughts about a store I hope to open called Las Vegan. I’m conducting a survey at http://lasveganshop.com and I’d really appreciate your input.
So, that’s your vegan reading round-up! Feel free to add more vegan links in the comments.