Philosophy

Thinking Is Believing

The nutrition blog over at Women’s Health references a study published by the Journal of Consumer Research back in August.  We wrote about it back then…  Perception Is Reality, but it certainly bears repeating (especially for those of you considering going vegan for the new […]

Reason 812,417 To Go Vegan

I don’t consider myself a “hippie,” nor was I raised by hippies.  My parents were average middle class Americans, far from hippie.  But I do have a fond memory of my childhood that could be characterized as “hippie.”  My mom used to collect cans and […]

On The Turkey

Okay, I’d like a little clarification here.  First let me say that this is NOT an attack on anyone; I am looking to understand other peoples’ thought processes around the issue of the turkey… Jane and I have read a number of things recently in […]

Random Thoughts On Dialogue

Everyone has their own way of thinking… their own philosophy on how life should be lived, how you should interact with other beings. Personally, I’m not interested in confrontation. I’d rather things be peaceful. Now that doesn’t mean that I won’t voice my opinion, but […]

Honey, I’m A Vegan

Honey, I’m A Vegan

Thanks to Nash Veggie for tweeting me this article on Slate entitled “The Great Vegan Honey Debate.” I really enjoyed reading this. There are so many things to quote from this article, I don’t know where to begin. Perhaps I should just say, read the […]

Food Shortages and Vegan Eating

There have been a number of things written recently about the impending global food shortage. According to Time Magazine: The world economy has run into a brick wall. Despite countless warnings in recent years about the need to address a looming hunger crisis in poor […]

Arguing for Vegetarianism

Over the weekend I read an interesting post by Eric Marcus at Vegan.com. He writes that it is very important for the vegan community to be accurate when talking to meat eaters about why they should go veggie. He is specifically talking about the environmental […]

What The World Eats

We’ve been pretty focused on our “new” diet for a while now. After 40+ years of eating omnivorously, the switch to vegan eating hasn’t been automatic. So we’ve looked for help along the way. We’ve read a number of books, visited a slew of websites […]

Vegan And Other Food Labels – Revisited

On Friday, I wrote about food labels, specifically the definition of vegan. As I was writing responses to the comments we received, one of them, a response to Elaine Vignault, grew so long it became a post of it’s own. I had planned on writing […]

Vegan And Other Food Labels

Vegan And Other Food Labels

Last night I wrote a post explaining why we (the collective we) should cut down on our meat consumption. Now as vegans, Jane and I have done that to the extreme. However, we have omnivorous friends and family members who have chosen not to go […]

Petition to Oprah – Revisited

Savia contacted us this morning and suggested a modification to our petition. Oprah’s not the kind of person who is going to ask her viewers to be vegan. However, it is possible she would do a show about the horrors of the way animals that […]

A Petition To Oprah — Treat Livestock Humanely

To Our Readers: Jane and I have spent a significant portion of the last two weeks putting together a petition to Oprah Winfrey. On April 4th, Oprah did a show in memory of her companion dog, Sophie, who passed away on March 10th. The show […]

De-Sensitivity Training

Purchasing factory farmed meat products supports the violence perpetrated on animals. Does it also support the violence perpetrated on other human beings? Jane and I were speculating about this recently: Does working in a slaughterhouse somehow alter your perception of violence? Does it inure you […]

Lines In The Sand — Revisited

A few weeks ago I wrote about drawing a line in the sand, and how we define what we’re willing to eat. It’s easy for us to say that we’ll eschew animal products as food. The choice between eating a sentient creature that has almost […]

Drawing A Line In The Sand

Tonight Vegan Soapbox poses the question many of us are challenged with as vegans… Where do you draw the line? What will you not eat? Eccentric Vegan writes: It’s simple to me. If you don’t need to kill or harm another sentient being, then you […]