The Amish and Animal Cruelty: An Unexpected Mix

The Unfortunate Truth Born of conservative Anabaptist roots, The Amish are known for simplicity, pacifism and integrity in the face of persecution. Their Christlike forgiveness, extended even to those who murder their children (1), are widely publicized and lauded. Embodying a nostalgic type of serenity, how can one not be inspired by a life so… Read more »

Not Your Typical Path to Veganism : My Vegan Story

“There Is No Way that Is Why You Became a Vegan” That’s the reaction I get when I tell someone my story. Not every vegan journey is a heart-warming stroll through a sunny pathed park surrounded by rainbows. Some are a shade darker and, dare I say it, sillier. I loved steak, ice cream, buffalo… Read more »

Animal Advocates: Our first year as a nonprofit!

2017 was an intense year for us at the Animal Advocates of South Central PA. We started the year off learning that our Lush Charity Pot grant had been approved. We worked on the grant during the last few months of 2016 and submitted it in the middle of December. The news was amazing, and… Read more »

Effective Activism: Everyday Life

Welcome to another installment of the Effective Activism series! This time, I will be sharing my favorite tips and tricks of how to be an effective activist in your everyday life.

Animal Advocates at Woofstock 2017

Opening Hearts and Changing Minds at Woofstock

On an unseasonably warm day in September, I set out to do something for which I was excited, yet apprehensive. Having not volunteered or voluntarily signed up to meet new people in years, I was a bit out of my comfort zone.

Suffering in Plain Sight at the York Fair

Suffering in Plain Sight at the York Fair

For a moment, walking into the fair felt like I was reliving a part of my childhood. Coming to the fair was a treat – I looked forward to the sights, sounds and smells that accompanied the thrill of the rides and the fun I had with friends. This time, though, walking past the food… Read more »

Will Travel for Vegan Food

Traveling as a Vegan

So you’re vegan as f*ck and you want to take a great vacation but think it will be hard to eat and travel. Well WRONG!! Not only is being vegan possible virtually everywhere one would travel, it is often a lot easier than in the United States. I am, by no means, an expert on… Read more »