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A Better Choice: Deer, by Jackson Landers was sent to me by a friend who asked for my thoughts. Here is what I think: Landers is trying to make the argument to eat meat in a thoughtful way. I would rather the argument to eat plants in a thoughtful way. Landers certainly takes an interesting look at how […]

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According to the World Health Organization, the widespread use if antimicrobials in food animal production is cause for concern regarding public health. Antimicrobials are used for mass treatment against infectious diseases or continuously in feed at very low doses (parts per million) for growth promotion, particularly in pig and poultry production. Antimicrobials are used to improve […]

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Holy crap animal products are EVERYWHERE! Every time I think I’ve cleared my body and life of animal products and ingredients I learn of another product that contains them. Image courtesy of Animal Rights Concerns. For example, plastic bags are manufactured with animal products: Plastics manufacturers often use additives of animal origin to improve material properties and/or to aid […]

There’s been a big to-do lately about Sparboe Farms – the company who supplied (until last week) McDonalds with nearly all of their billions of eggs each year. Employees have been caught on video from a Mercy for Animals under cover investigator, and during an ABC Investigation, tormenting and torturing hens at their facilities. Employees are […]

I know more about chemicals and cruelty free than the average Joe. I can probably tell you, off the top of my head, details of what you’ll find in individual products typically found on grocery store shelves. I can also give you an idea of what effects those products will have on you and your beloved […]


I first came across this term when reading Redemption, by Nathan Winograd. To say the least, it really got my attention. I have been vegan for a number of years, loved animals that I have had the privilege to know. Yet was ignorant to the unnecessary killing of adoptable animals by the millions. In vegan circles I have seen […]

Vegan Shoes

I admit, I’m not much on fashion, but I do try to give the illusion that I know something on how to dress myself. Sometimes, I’m even successful in doing so. That being said, Alternative Outfitters makes it easy to dress my feet with all their vegan shoes. Fat Man approved, as you can see. […]


Recently, the Humane Society of the United States and the United Egg Producers came to an agreement. As a team, they will work together to support federal legislation outlining new conditions laying hens endure and the timing and criteria that dictate when and how they will be killed. My guest post at

Catskill Animal Sanctuary

I finally made it to the Catskill Animal Sanctuary… and was greeted up the road by this guy! My Second Child. I thought the rooster’s staff was joking when she introduced him, but that is indeed his name. Very boisterous, that fella. In case you couldn’t make it, you can live vicariously through me for […]


Usually at the end of a show I’m in a bit of a hurry to get packed up, and on the road. This time, however, I was captured by Nellie McKay and her performance of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. I love this song on any occasion, but as closure to the first annual Animal Rights […]