Shark Fin Soup, A Barbaric Practice

We regularly, and rightfully, hear about the plights of common farm animals abused in factory farming practices, be it pigs, ducks, or cows. Less frequently do we hear about the suffering of aquatic animals harmed in the foreign and domestic seafood trade, especially the devastating impacts on the environment and the creatures it slaughters. In… Read more »

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Getting Essential Fatty Acids Without Fish

Fish do not yelp nor do they cry.  But they do feel pain. This is often overlooked when discussing animal welfare, however fish have a nervous system which allows them to sense and react to painful stimuli. The ways in which they are treated by humans do not reflect this knowledge. Humans continue to catch… Read more »

Being a Vegan Teen

Hi, I’m Savannah. I’m known as the vegan at my school. People also think of me as the martial artist, kiwi bird, and philosopher, but my veganism is the title people more frequently discuss. Veganism also seems to get more varied reactions from people. When I tell my peers I do judo, sometimes they ask… Read more »

Veganuary 2020 Tips

First of all, we are half way through Veganuary! If you made it this far, congratulations! You should be very proud of yourself. If you are just going vegan for Veganuary, beginning your vegan diet for your New Year’s resolution, or you are just a new vegan who’s struggling to stay vegan, this is for… Read more »

Why I Skipped Thanksgiving

I decided not to visit my family for Thanksgiving (or Christmas) this year. Ever since I started my transition to a vegan diet, almost 4 years ago, I have been struggling with backlash from family, friends, associates, doctors, nurses, babysitters, register clerks, librarians, random people at the park…. When I decided to go vegan, I… Read more »

Vegan in the Dominican Republic

“Soy vegana.” I learned that phrase prior to my trip to the all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic in June of 2018. I got confused looks from staff members and they incorrectly tried to correct me by saying, “Aaahhhh. Vegetariana” Sigh…. “No, soy vegana. No come huevos, leche, carne, pollo, pescado, o mantequilla.” Knowing that… Read more »

Vegan Does Not Mean Invincible

Hi. My name is Seth, and I’m a vegan who had a heart attack. Yes, this is the weekly meeting of Mortal Vegans Anonymous. Come in, grab a cup of coffee. You’re in the right place. Anyone who has been vegan for more than a few months knows there is no shortage of myths and… Read more »

Vegan Meals for the Whole Family

My husband and I have a large family. We have 5 children ranging in age from 16 to 1. To find meals that they ALL love can be challenging, especially since my older ones can be pickier with food than the younger ones. Since becoming new to veganism, I have made it my mission to… Read more »

It’s OK to be Vegan and Unhealthy

I make it no secret that I enjoy alcoholic beverages. I have a rule that, if I don’t have any meetings or personal obligations and it’s past 5 pm, I drink. This allows me to indulge in the Devil’s Elixir without it getting in the way of life’s duties and responsibilities. Granted, I sometimes drink… Read more »