Animal Rights

Factory Farming

Factory Farming

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 […]

Better Pig Pens For McDonalds

Better Pig Pens For McDonalds

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 […]

Animal Cruelty and McDonald’s Eggs

Animal Cruelty and McDonald’s Eggs

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 […]

Peta at Westmister Dog Show

Peta at Westmister Dog Show

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 […]

Pound Puppies

Pound Puppies

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 […]

Animal Rights National Conference 2009

Animal Rights National Conference 2009

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, […]

Where The Farms Are

Where The Farms Are

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 […]

It’s Not Splendid

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.  […]

Animal Rights in the White House?

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 […]

There Has To Be A Better Way

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 […]

Snips And Snails And Puppy Dog Tails

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 […]

Combat Global Warming – Eat Vegan

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the US blogged about “Your Plate, Your Planet” (in other words, what you eat affects the environment) tonight.  It’s something I ranted about a few times over the summer. Eating lower on the food chain […]

Buyer Beware

Everywhere you look, products are labeled “green.”  Most of the people Jane and I are friendly with seek to leverage their spending as part of a commitment to improving the environment (or at least, helping to stave off disaster). We jokingly refer to this as […]

Oprah – Proposition 2

Oprah Bits reporting again…  The subject of today’s Oprah was “How We Treat The Food We Eat.” Oprah announced that the purpose of this episode was to allow her audience to make informed conscious choices.  The episode dealt with animal welfare, and talked about Proposition […]

Oprah Talks Animal Rights

Okay, we’re back to being Oprah Bits again.  (Just when I thought I’d gotten my testosterone back to normal levels!)  Set your VCRs/DVRs/or TiVos — Oprah is doing a show on “How We Treat the Animals We Eat.”  The episode trailer is on her website […]