Saturday, October 31, 2009

Veganmofo: Vegan Brunch!

What better way to start the weekend? Pancakes, Sausage and homefries! All vegan of course.


Brunch is just one of those things you look forward to like fall and cozy sweaters.

Today brunch features, Banana pancakes from Vegan Brunch! By Isa Chandra M. , followed my rosemary roasted garlic potatoes also taken from Vegan Brunch (sort of) and to round it out we ate some yves sausage rounds.
Vegan pancakes

Adam's plate
Adam's plate.
What are you eating for brunch?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Natalie Portman on "Eating Animals"

Check out Natalie Portman's glowing review of Jonathan Safran Foer's 
just released book, Eating Animals. And while we're on the topic of 
vegan celebrities, Alicia Silverstone just came out with a veg 
cookbook/diet book, The Kind Diet. Also, Oprah's former personal 
chef just released a vegan cookbook, The Conscious Cook.  

Now here's the amazing part: all three of these books are on the top 100 
bestselling list on Amazon! I would bet that this is the first time in 
the history of the universe that two, let alone three vegan books have 
been simultaneous bestsellers. Veganism is finally coming into the 

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Cove Gains Publicity

Yesterday's Times published an article about The Cove, a documentary film uncovering the mass slaughter of dolphins off the coast of Taiji, Japan. The film's first public screening in Japan was held on Wednesday at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

The film and article make it clear that a vast majority of Japanese citizens know nothing of the brutal hunt, nor of the high mercury readings in the dolphin meat. Before seeing the film, I knew very little about this issue, and was glad to have expanded my knowledge of animal cruelty past the context of the American meat industry. That being said, I felt a bit powerless after watching the film, unable to take comfort in the fact that I could cast my vote as a consumer. My sentiments were somewhat lifted after reading this article in light of the fact that many of Tokyo's viewers were outraged by what they saw. They by no means see national identity as a reason to continue this brutal hunt, and are eager to help.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Was Honest Abe an animal rights advocate?

Many sources have made the claim that Abraham Lincoln supported animal rights and/or practiced vegetarianism, often citing the following alleged quotation: "I am in favour of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being."

Environmentalist, animal rights advocate and author Mike Hudak has scoured the evidence on the topic -- it looks like Lincoln may not have been a kindred spirit after all. Shucks.

Abraham Lincoln: Vegetarian and Animal Rights Advocate?—A Review of the Evidence
by Mike Hudak

Friday, October 16, 2009

Rescue Ink: Tough guys for the animals

Check out Rescue Ink: a tough, tattooed band of bikers who don't take no for an answer when it comes to helping abused animsl.

New York Times article: Heaven's Angels

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Quick Piece from The Onion

I figured I'd pass along this piece from The Onion on God inventing a new bird.

Nothing too heavy in the article... but I think it's a good laugh for people who like animals and/or religion.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Ham and Eggonomics on "The Pollan-Singer Travesty"

Check out this quick post from "Ham and Eggonomics" (a great blog!) by Bailey Norwood, an ag economist at Oklahoma State University. It's interesting to see a pro-animal welfare critique of Pollan from a non-veg perspective. And If you haven't read Jim Mason and Peter Singer's The Way We Eat, it's really worth it. They talk about everything from freeganism and lab-grown meat to GMOs and fair-trade coffee .