Fishes Are Not Swimming Vegetables

Fishes look different with their adaptations for living in water. They may not scream like a human, dog or cow when they are hurt, and we may not find them “cuddly” or as relatable due to characteristics like not having eyelids (which are not needed in water). [...]

August 7, 2016

Vegan Ultramarathoner Scott Jurek Breaks World Record

Scott Jurek is an American ultramarathoner who, in 2015 at the age of 41, broke the world record for the 2,168-mile long Appalachian Trail. He completed this epic run in 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes (~50 miles per day), breaking the previous record by 3 hours. [...]

June 8, 2016

Compassion or Kiss of Judas? A Frightened Bull’s Plea for Mercy

According to the Spanish animal protection agency Prado, when in the plaza trying to avoid death, this bull recognized the man who was his breeder and caretaker. They say the frightened animal approached the man looking for protection, but instead received a kiss that sealed his fate (referred to as the "Kiss of Judas"). [...]

April 17, 2016

The Titanic and Animal Agriculture

104 years ago today, on the morning of April 15,1912, the RMS Titanic sank on its maiden voyage from the UK to New York. It was the largest passenger steamship at the time, said to be “indestructible”. Yet it struck an iceberg and sank, resulting in the death of over 1,500 passengers. The Titanic operators received (but largely ignored) warnings from nearby ships about icebergs. [...]

April 15, 2016

Did The White House Miss Something on Climate Change?

On Monday, the Obama Administration released a 332-page report on the threat from climate change. U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said, "we see a more clear picture of the extent to which climate change is going to impact health, and it’s not a pretty picture." [...]

April 8, 2016

Want to Help End World Hunger? Go Vegan.

If we stopped eating animal foods and ate plant foods instead, we would have enough to feed an additional 4 billion people, according to a report from scientists with University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment. [...]

April 5, 2016

Is Animal Abuse a Tradition Worth Continuing?

This picture was taken last week at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, in the city where we live. It’s but a single picture of the many roping and other competitions that use animals at these events. [...]

March 24, 2016

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