What are you doing Friday, October 2? Here’s what:

Friday, September 11, 2015 Lane 0

  FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement) is deeply into planning the 33rd annual World Day for Farmed Animals (, an international day of action that typically includes vigils, marches, and demonstrations to honor the suffering and deaths of farmed animals. Last year people in over 95 countries participated — the [keep reading…]



Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Lane 0

  A global campaign known as Veganuary asks people to make a New Year’s pledge to give up all meat, eggs and dairy for the entire month of January. The movement is the brainchild of British husband and wife team Matthew Glover and Jane Land. Inspired by Movember, a viral [keep reading…]


Skin layer grown in lab could replace animal testing

Sunday, April 27, 2014 Lane 0

Skin layer grown from human stem cells could replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing An international team led by King’s College London and the San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC) has developed the first lab-grown epidermis – the outermost skin layer – with a functional permeability barrier akin [keep reading…]

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“Turlock: the Documentary” Will Make You Want to Hug a Hen

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Lane 0

The documentary film Turlock the documentary ( chronicles the rescue of chickens from the largest animal neglect case in U.S. history. When Northern California animal sanctuary Animal Place ( found out an egg farm in nearby Turlock had closed, and more than 50,000 hens had been abandoned and left to [keep reading…]


The Humane Society Accuses College of Mistreating Dogs

Thursday, November 21, 2013 Lane 0

The L.A. Confidential star signed on to narrate the short film for The Humane Society of the United States, whose campaigners captured undercover footage at a facility run by Georgia Regents University over the course of three months. In the film, dogs allegedly purchased from dealers are used for exploratory [keep reading…]


Factory Farming

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Lane 0

Here’s an article from   on factory farming: Traditionally, many Americans are brought up eating meat as the main course in each meal. Most of us probably don’t think about where the food we eat actually comes from so I conducted some research which has made me think twice about wanting [keep reading…]

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Better Pig Pens For McDonalds

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Lane 1

McDonalds is now telling its pork providers that they need to use better pig pens. Recently, we had written about the animal cruelty with regards to McDonalds chickens. Now McDonalds is telling its pork providers that gestational stalls are too small. These pens are usually only two feet wide. This [keep reading…]


Animal Cruelty and McDonald’s Eggs

Friday, November 18, 2011 Lane 2

Jane and I have been vegan for over 4 years now.  In that time, we’ve noticed a significant shift in the mindset of the general population. The word “vegan” doesn’t always meet with blank stares (0r thoughts of the cosmos).  Vegan products are readily available at all our local grocery [keep reading…]

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Peta at Westmister Dog Show

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Lane 7

The Westminster Kennel Dog Show ended today.  Just before the award was given for “Best in Show,” two Peta protesters managed to get out in the ring and held up signs reading “Mutts Rule” and “Breeders Kill Shelter Dogs’ Chances.” The protest was cut from television, so if you missed [keep reading…]


Pound Puppies

Saturday, September 26, 2009 Lane 8

It’s been awhile, sorry.  While I’ve been ignoring this blog, I’ve been watching a fight brew in a chat I visit.  The issue is animal adoption.  One of the people involved is choosing to buy a dog from a breeder.  The other person is a staunch animal rights activist and [keep reading…]

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Animal Rights National Conference 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009 Lane 0

This year the Animal Rights National Conference will be held right here in Los Angeles.   (It was in Alexandria, VA last year.)  The conference runs July 16 – 20, 2009 and will be held at the Westin LAX Hotel: 5400 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Here is what [keep reading…]

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Where The Farms Are

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Lane 0

Earlier last week, the New York times published “The Hot Spots for Organic Food” in which they provided maps of farms in the United States.  The data was compiled for the 2007 agricultural census. I’ve published the map of all vegetable farms, as a vegan that is the most interesting [keep reading…]

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It’s Not Splendid

Thursday, January 22, 2009 Lane 0

We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals.  Animals suffer as much as we do.  True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them.  It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it.  Until we extend our circle [keep reading…]

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Animal Rights in the White House?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 Lane 0

As the eyes of the world turn towards Washington for the changing of the guard, the vegan community will very likely have high hopes for the new “regulatory czar,” Cass Sunstein.  Sunstein will head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, which regulates, among many other agencies, the Environmental Protection [keep reading…]

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There Has To Be A Better Way

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 Lane 2

If you’ve been reading this blog for a bit, you’ve probably noticed that we don’t focus much on animal rights/animal welfare.  For the most part, Jane and I came to veganism through a desire for better health.  And so our focus is health, food, and lifestyle.  As time has gone [keep reading…]

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Snips And Snails And Puppy Dog Tails

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 Lane 15

I was having a discussion with a co-worker today.  She’s getting a puppy and she’s so excited she’s already picked out his name.  This sounds rather reasonable (fun even), until we get to the part where she mentions she doesn’t know when she’ll be picking him up; she’s buying her [keep reading…]

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