Category: Animals & Environment

V-Dog Donates Kibble to Support PETA’s Angels for Animals Campaign

V-Dog Donates Kibble to Support PETA’s Angels for Animals Campaign

V-dog, vegan dog food company, will be donating five pounds of its plant-based kibble for each contribution made to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA) Angels for Animals campaign, an initiative that provides doghouses for dogs forced to live outdoors and in need of shelter. “PETA’s doghouses are designed to make life better for outdoor dogs by […]

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New Documentary Film about ‘Gaurakshas: The Cow Protectors’

New Documentary Film about ‘Gaurakshas: The Cow Protectors’

Under Gujarat Law (The Bombay Animal Preservation Act 1954) it is illegal to slaughter cows, calves, bulls or bullocks. Despite this law, animals are still being slaughtered and illegally exported everyday in India. Meera Darji’s documentary aims to uncover the story of The Gaurakshas (also known as The Cow Protectors) who are a group of volunteers who take action in […]

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Elysabeth Alfano Laughs It Up with Vegan Stand-Up Comic Ron Placone

Elysabeth Alfano Laughs It Up with Vegan Stand-Up Comic Ron Placone

Ron Placone just kind of stumbled in to veganism. The stand-up comic, writer for The Jimmy Dore Show, occasional guest on The Young Turks network and creator and host of Get Your News on with Ron dishes with me about how he tripped into veganism, never expecting to like, and hasn’t looked back. Going vegan isn’t the only thing we […]

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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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