• Animals Fleeing Wildfires Get Aid from In Defense of Animals

    New footage released by In Defense of Animals reveals horses, sheep, and wild turkeys who fled the California wildfire. In Defense of Animals has banded together with six other North Bay animal organizations to rescue and care for fire victims. The disaster continues to cause vast amounts of damage and massive loss of human and animal life. Terrifying video footage […]

    Animals Fleeing Wildfires Get Aid from In Defense of Animals
  • Singita Introduces Puppy Force to Combat Poaching in Africa

    In line with Singita’s newly enhanced anti-poaching strategy, the company is pleased to introduce its new Singita Grumeti Fund Canine Unit: Tony, Popo, DJ and Radar. From Washington DC to Tanzania, the brave dogs have experienced quite the journey, and will continue to live as heroes in the African wild. A project born out of a guest’s love for the […]

    Singita Introduces Puppy Force to Combat Poaching in Africa
  • PlantOGram – Give the Only Gift That Keeps On Giving!

    PlantOGram offers a wide variety of plants, vegetable and fruit trees grown in greenhouses in Orlando, Florida. The products are all vegan, organic and non-GMO and are hand-watered and cared for by passionate professionals. The trees promote healthy living and let you grow produce in the comfort of your own home. They do not need to be planted outside nor […]

    PlantOGram – Give the Only Gift That Keeps On Giving!
  • California Signs in Significant Animal Protection Law

    California Governor Jerry Brown has signed the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act into law. From January 1, 2019, it will become a criminal offense for California pet stores to sell dogs, cats, and rabbits unless they come from a shelter or rescue. In Defense of Animals last week delivered hundreds of letters urging Governor Jerry Brown to sign AB 485 […]

    California Signs in Significant Animal Protection Law
  • Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Farms Draw Visitors to the Hudson Valley

    Whether for decorating, carving or baking, pumpkins take center stage during the month of October.  And all this month, Hudson Valley farms are providing visitors with the added pleasure of heading into the field to select just the right one. With plenty of additional activities to enjoy, a day at one of the many “pick-your-own” farms in Orange County is […]

    Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Farms Draw Visitors to the Hudson Valley
  • R|Label Offers New Cruelty-free Vegan Leather for Fall

    Do good, and look good with R|Label’s new cruelty-free vegan leather offerings for Fall. The Vegan Leather Rider Jacket and Vegan Leather Legging are light-weight and comfortable, wearing like a second skin – only better. Striking a perfect balance between elegant and edgy, they make the perfect transitional pieces from day to night. Vegan Leather Rider Jacket – As buttery […]

    R|Label Offers New Cruelty-free Vegan Leather for Fall
  • Vegan Recipe: Roasted Apple Butternut Squash Soup

    Simply boiling your produce won’t always lead to explosively flavorful dishes. If you have a bit more time on your hands, roasting your apples and butternut squash will deliver a deep, sweet flavor that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to coax out of them. Definitely worth the extra time! Ingredients, Makes 2½ quarts ½ butternut squash (680 g), seeds removed […]

    Vegan Recipe: Roasted Apple Butternut Squash Soup
  • Vegan Recipe: Autumn Vegetable Minestrone

    Minestrone is always a crowd-pleaser. It’s also a great way to empty out your fridge of any excess vegetables you may have lurking about. I really like getting my kids involved when I make minestrone. I let them dig through the fridge and pick out which veggies they want to add and then which type of pasta. I’ve had to […]

    Vegan Recipe: Autumn Vegetable Minestrone
  • Vegan Recipe: Apple Pumpkin Soup with Chipotle

    If you ask anyone which produce they associate with autumn, chances are they will say apples and pumpkin. What most don’t know is that they actually pair well together. Apples and pumpkin are both sweet but on different levels, which adds incredible depth to this soup. The chipotles give it a spicy kick that I love, but it’s not necessary. […]

    Vegan Recipe: Apple Pumpkin Soup with Chipotle
  • Walking with Peety: The Dog Who Saved My Life

      Eric O’Grey was 150 pounds overweight, depressed, and sick. After a lifetime of failed diet attempts, and the onset of type 2 diabetes due to his weight, Eric went to a new doctor, who surprisingly prescribed a shelter dog. That’s when Eric met Peety: an overweight, middle-aged, and forgotten dog who, like Eric, had seen better days. The two adopted […]

    Walking with Peety: The Dog Who Saved My Life

Cooking & Recipes »

Vegan Recipe: Roasted Apple Butternut Squash Soup

Vegan Recipe: Roasted Apple Butternut Squash Soup

October 10, 2017 at 7:50 pm

Simply boiling your produce won’t always lead to explosively flavorful dishes. If you have a bit more time on your hands, roasting your apples and butternut squash will...

Diet & Nutrition »

Go with the Gut: 7 Foods to Eat for Better Skin, Hair and Mood

Go with the Gut: 7 Foods to Eat for Better Skin, Hair and Mood

October 3, 2017 at 9:34 pm

By Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O. All symptoms of the body from thin, dull hair, and sallow skin, to acne breakouts, body aches and sluggish energy all point to the gut....

  • Best Foods for Autism
    Best Foods for Autism

    The sulforaphane found in five cents’ worth of broccoli sprouts is found to benefit autism in a way no drug...

    September 29, 2017 at 9:56 pm
  • Are Lectins in Food Good or Bad for You?
    Are Lectins in Food Good or Bad for You?

    Might lectins help explain why those who eat more beans and whole grains have less cancer? How to properly cook...

    September 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • Plant-Based Diets Lower Cholesterol
    Plant-Based Diets Lower Cholesterol

    Vegetarian, especially vegan, diets reduce cholesterol levels, according to a review and meta-analysis authored...

    August 25, 2017 at 12:25 am

Dining Out »

L.A. Restaurants Pushing the Limit on Vegan Dining

L.A. Restaurants Pushing the Limit on Vegan Dining

October 2, 2017 at 4:20 pm

The Impossible Burger on Dossant Bun Vegan food is on the rise  in LA where we’ve seen local restaurants implement the Impossible Burger on their menus but we haven’t...

Health »

Go with the Gut: 7 Foods to Eat for Better Skin, Hair and Mood

Go with the Gut: 7 Foods to Eat for Better Skin, Hair and Mood

October 3, 2017 at 9:34 pm

By Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O. All symptoms of the body from thin, dull hair, and sallow skin, to acne breakouts, body aches and sluggish energy all point to the gut....

  • Best Foods for Autism
    Best Foods for Autism

    The sulforaphane found in five cents’ worth of broccoli sprouts is found to benefit autism in a way no drug...

    September 29, 2017 at 9:56 pm
  • Are Lectins in Food Good or Bad for You?
    Are Lectins in Food Good or Bad for You?

    Might lectins help explain why those who eat more beans and whole grains have less cancer? How to properly cook...

    September 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm
  • Lead Contamination in Hot Sauces
    Lead Contamination in Hot Sauces

    Given the lead contamination found in chili-containing candies imported from Mexico, 25 hot sauces were tested...

    August 28, 2017 at 8:16 pm

Lifestyle »

Animals Fleeing Wildfires Get Aid from In Defense of Animals

Animals Fleeing Wildfires Get Aid from In Defense of Animals

October 18, 2017 at 6:35 pm

Nicole Otoupalik evacuates horse from Irvine Park OC blaze CREDIT In Defense of Animals New footage released by In Defense of Animals reveals horses, sheep, and wild turkeys...

Wellness »

How Much Should You Exercise?

How Much Should You Exercise?

April 28, 2017 at 3:28 pm

Physical fitness authorities seem to have fallen into the same trap as the nutrition authorities—recommending what they think may be achievable, rather than simply informing...

Travel »

Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Farms Draw Visitors to the Hudson Valley

Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Farms Draw Visitors to the Hudson Valley

October 12, 2017 at 10:17 pm

Pumpkin field at Lawrence Farms Orchard Whether for decorating, carving or baking, pumpkins take center stage during the month of October.  And all this month, Hudson Valley...