Category: News

Seafood’s Dark Secret: Killing Turtles, Whales & Other Marine Animals

The air conditioning of the small office was a welcome respite from the suffocating humidity the July day I visited the Turtle Hospital in the Florida Keys. Arriving a few minutes after the hourly tour started, I took a seat at the back of the room as Meghan, our tour guide, explained that 80 percent…

29 days. That’s the amount of time Californians have left to gather enough signatures to place the world’s strongest farm animal protection measure on the November 2018 ballot. Right now, The Humane Society of the United States and a coalition of our nation’s leading farm animal protection organizations, known as Prevent Cruelty California, are working…

Vegan Product Explosion At Natural Products Expo West

The Natural Products Expo West is the world’s largest natural foods tradeshow that takes place every year in Anaheim, California. I’ve been going for many years, and it’s been exciting to watch the natural foods landscape evolve over the past decade. One of the biggest trends this year was vegan food. It seemed like every booth…

According to The Vegan Society, veganism is “a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.” For most, this starts with the most obvious: food. Cut the meat, dairy, eggs, and honey and…

The Rise of Veganism: A Clash of Ethics and Progress 

Last year, you would be hard-pressed to go on social media without seeing the latest and greatest plant-based products that were being launched or the most recent celebrity that decided to live the vegan life! Last year was also a huge year for new business partnerships. Many small vegan companies partnered up with larger corporations…

Vegan bakeries are sprouting up all around the world, and one of the newest to come to life is Poison Berry Bakery in Cleveland, Ohio! I had the opportunity to visit this adorable shop over the holidays and was blown away by their delicious treats and creative decor.  I first met Jennn and Jon Regan, owners of Poison…

5 Signs That Vegan Living is on the Rise

Going vegan isn’t just for hippies anymore. It has become a worldwide movement of people dedicated to bettering themselves, the planet, and saving the lives of countless animals. Millennials Are Leading The Way Millennials are pushing progress forward, urging fellow humans to make more ethical and compassionate choices. 42% of all vegans are in the…

Documenting The Road to Slaughter: The Girl Behind The Camera

I have visited a slaughterhouse on over 300 occasions the past 3+ years, where I offer my love and sympathy to animals while documenting who they are and what they are going through as they are being transported to the slaughterhouse. Capturing photos that make a difference in the world is my mission. I feel…

Pumpkin season is here, my friends. The weather is rapidly changing, and for many of us, that means it’s time to start bundling up in cozy sweaters, sipping hot chocolate, and enjoying pumpkin-spiced everything!  If you shop at Trader Joe’s, you’re probably familiar with the flood of pumpkin products that hit shelves in October. But…

Carnivores Anonymous: A New Approach to Beating Meat and Dairy Addiction

For some people, making the choice to go vegan is as simple as watching “Earthlings” or “What the Health.” For others, it is much more difficult. Food addiction, specifically the addiction to meat and dairy, can keep even the most strong-willed and well-intentioned person from adopting a plant-based lifestyle. The addictive nature of meat and…