Category: Animals & Environment

Award-Winning Documentary ‘For the Birds’ Takes Flight in NYC & LA

Award-Winning Documentary ‘For the Birds’ Takes Flight in NYC & LA

The award-winning documentary FOR THE BIRDS will open in theaters in New York City on May 31st and Los Angeles on June 14th. Each city will enjoy week-long theatrical runs at IFC Center and Laemmle Monica Film Center. Directed by vegan filmmaker Richard Miron, the critically acclaimed film was shot in Hudson Valley and features the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary and […]

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McDonald’s is Noncommittal on Plant-based Options During Shareholder Meeting

McDonald’s is Noncommittal on Plant-based Options During Shareholder Meeting

A growing number of consumers – including over 215,000 supporters of a Change.org petition – were left disappointed by McDonald’s lack of commitment to introducing a plant-based burger during this morning’s shareholder meeting in Dallas, May 23. When asked about plans for plant-based options Silvia Lagnado, EVP and global chief marketing officer, McDonald’s Corporation, responded with the usual corporate talking […]

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Animal Advocates Hold Weekly Vigils for Doomed Animals Awaiting Slaughter

Animal Advocates Hold Weekly Vigils for Doomed Animals Awaiting Slaughter

The Save Movement (www.thesavemovement.org) volunteers offer water, love, and comfort and use photos and video to bear witness to animals’ suffering. Founded in 2016, LA Animal Save is the largest chapter of the global Save Movement (650 chapters across 60 countries). The Save Movement bears witness to the suffering and oppression of pigs, cows, chickens and other farmed animals en […]

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Study Shows Meat and Dairy Most Common Allergens for Dogs

Study Shows Meat and Dairy Most Common Allergens for Dogs

A 2016 study explored the prevalence of different food allergens in dogs and cats, particularly those causing cutaneous adverse food reactions (CAFRs) — i.e., skin reactions. CAFRs include both food hypersensitivities (mediated by the immune system) and food intolerances (not involving the immune system). “At least one offending food allergen source was reported in each of the 297 dogs included […]

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IL Senator Linda Holmes Talks About Animal Welfare Laws

IL Senator Linda Holmes Talks About Animal Welfare Laws

Every year the Animal Legal Defense Fund announces their Top Ten States for animal welfare laws. For the last 11 years, the state of Illinois has been number one.  Senator Linda Holmes is one of the main reasons for this. On this episode of the Awesome Vegans Podcast and Video series, Illinois Senator Linda Holmes takes a break from her […]

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Introduction to Rescue Pet Parenting with Lindsay Rubin of v-dog

Introduction to Rescue Pet Parenting with Lindsay Rubin of v-dog

It is “Be Kind to Animals Week” May 5-11. 6.5 million companion animals enter shelters nationwide every year, and 1.5 million companion animals are euthanized annually. Lindsay Rubin of v-dog is a rescue animal advocate and a wealth of knowledge for prospective pet owners.  Here she addresses some of the misconceptions people have about rescues. Why choose a shelter animal, […]

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The Voice of American Idol, Mark Thompson, Chats with Awesome Vegans Elysabeth Alfano

The Voice of American Idol, Mark Thompson, Chats with Awesome Vegans Elysabeth Alfano

Well, it’s always a thrill to have the voice of American Idol on your podcast. On today’s Awesome Vegans video interview series and podcast famed newscaster, radio host, Emmy Award winning producer and podcaster (The Edge), Mark Thompson joins me from the recording studios.  We discuss how the mainstream media covers animal welfare issues, his take, as a former weatherman, […]

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Rescue Center for Animals Funded by Drake’s Organic Spirits

Rescue Center for Animals Funded by Drake’s Organic Spirits

Drake’s Organic Spirits, an environmentally conscious and growing brand leading the spirits industry with its commitment to a better planet for man and beast, announced  that it will provide financial and material support to Long Lake Animal Rescue. The non-profit foundation located on 40 acres in Long Lake, MN provides a safe and loving environment for a variety of animals […]

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They’ll Steal Your Heart – Get To Know The Rescued Farmed Animals at Catskill Animal Sanctuary

They’ll Steal Your Heart – Get To Know The Rescued Farmed Animals at Catskill Animal Sanctuary

Mark your calendars for April 6th and 7th as Catskill Animal Sanctuary, the region’s beloved haven for farmed animals celebrates opening weekend! Visitors to the Sanctuary, open since 2001, will meet hundreds of rescued animals and sample vegan food demos prepared by award-winning chefs. “It’s our favorite time of year,” explains Founder Kathy Stevens. “People don’t expect affection from cows […]

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Clean Meat?  Brad Barbera of the Good Food Institute Explains

Clean Meat? Brad Barbera of the Good Food Institute Explains

If you’re listening to my Awesome Vegans Podcast with Elysabeth Alfano, you are probably interested in change. But what does it take to create change?  Today’s podcast guest has the answers, at least some of them any way.  Brad Barbera is the Director of Innovation at the Good Food Institute in Washington, D.C. and he sure does know his stuff. […]

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