Tags: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

We have a lot of animal idioms in the English language that are quite violent in nature. Yet even those of us who want to convey compassion for animals in all aspects of life neglect to think about the language we use. I’m encouraging you to start—to become conscious of what you say and start using…

Let’s talk about those “humane” labeling claims you often see on the packaging of meat, dairy, and eggs at the supermarket. Many well-intentioned individuals are purchasing “organic,” “humane,” “free-range,” or “cage-free” animal products because they want to eat these things but also don’t want to contribute to animal suffering. But is there really such a…

When someone says that they’re disenchanted with politics or that “politics” has gotten them down, I can only assume they’re on the sidelines rather in the trenches. Politics is not separate from who we are as citizens; we are affected—all of us, animals included—by politics, so to feel down about politics means you’re not owning…

If you’re vegan, you’ve surely encountered the vegan questions. You know the ones. The “where do vegans get their protein?” and “what about plants—don’t they feel pain?” questions you’re incessantly asked whenever somebody learns that you don’t eat animals. Needless to say, if you’re going to lead a vegan life, you better get used to answering these on the fly! And that’s…