Category: Advocacy

Why You Should Give a Cluck About Chickens

Nearly everyone—vegans and animal advocates included—has a much greater affinity for mammals than for birds. The term “animal lover” brings to mind dogs and cats; at the most “radical,” maybe even cows. Birds—especially chickens—are incredible, amazing individuals. They are smart, they have personalities, they have friends and bonds, and they care fiercely for their children. From an advocacy…

How to Get More Plant-Based Options on Menus

When we think of heroes for animals, we often think of people like the pioneering philosopher Peter Singer or primatologist Jane Goodall. Indeed, those are some of the heroes for animals out there. Yet there are some other heroes for animals who you may have never heard of. I’m talking about people like Miguel Villarreal, the…

Funeral Plots to Marathons: A Story of Transformation Through a Plant-Based Diet

Eric O’Grey is a lifestyle vegan, nutrition enthusiast, and animal welfare advocate. But just a few years ago, his life was very different. Eric was overweight and unhappy, and was even told by his doctor to buy a funeral plot. But after watching a television clip featuring past-President Bill Clinton who had rediscovered health through a…

“Draw My Life” Animal Videos Go Viral

A new video series is sweeping the web, pulling the curtain back on factory farming without displaying gory imagery that makes so many viewers turn away. Vegan artist Sooyeon Jang and vegan filmmaker Michelle Cehn have teamed up together to produce a series of Draw My Life videos exposing the hidden lives of farmed animals through illustrations. “Draw My…