Category: Animals & Environment

V-Planet Introduces Plant-Based Dog Food to Pet Lovers in New Zealand

V-Planet Introduces Plant-Based Dog Food to Pet Lovers in New Zealand

V-planet, a leading international dog food company committed to providing 100% vegan products, has announced that dog lovers in New Zealand can now buy their plant-based kibble through the online distributor Anything Vegan. V-planet’s nutritionally complete and balanced vegan adult dog food is now available for New Zealand’s vegan pooch population in two sizes: regular for medium and large dogs […]

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One Woman’s Heroic Efforts Save Thousands of Neglected Animals

One Woman’s Heroic Efforts Save Thousands of Neglected Animals

The dream of a slower-paced life on an idyllic island was shattered the minute Alison Sawyer Current got a glimpse of the neglected cats and dogs on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Instead, to date, Alison and a handful of volunteers have rescued and brought hope to over 12,000 of these animals. Her remarkable true story comes to life […]

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Interview with Billionaire Philanthropist John Paul DeJoria

Interview with Billionaire Philanthropist John Paul DeJoria

It’s a story of the American dream that you maybe didn’t know. In this episode, Elysabeth Alfano interviews John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems Hair Care Products and Patron Tequila.  Literally from rags to riches, John Paul went from foster care as a child and a door-to-door salesman to one of the wealthiest men in America with […]

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V-dog & Veggie Grill Partner to Launch Bottoms Pups Happy Hour

V-dog & Veggie Grill Partner to Launch Bottoms Pups Happy Hour

V-dog, a leading national dog food company committed to providing 100% vegan products, has partnered with plant-based fast-casual restaurant Veggie Grill to launch weekend Bottoms Pups. Pet parents will be invited to bring their dogs along to select restaurant patios on Saturdays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. During the designated times, Veggie Grill will be providing free vegan dog treats […]

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Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival Announces 2019 Lineup

Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival Announces 2019 Lineup

Today the 2nd annual Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival announced the list of the 26 films that have been selected for nomination for the 2019 awards. The awards will be announced at the Festival’s Premier event October 6, 2019 at The Chamber Theatre in Ben Franklin Place in Ottawa. In 2019 the Festival received 40 film submissions, up from 28 […]

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Can Vegan Dogs Live Longer?

Can Vegan Dogs Live Longer?

Studies like the Blue Zones (places on earth that people live the longest) show that diets focused primarily around plants in terrains that provide lots of opportunity for physical activity generally increase the lifespan of humans. As vegan diets for dogs have become more popular in the media, there has been a lot of backlash and negativity. If human beings […]

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Former Iraqi War Veteran on Defending African Wildlife with an Army of Women

Former Iraqi War Veteran on Defending African Wildlife with an Army of Women

Imagine building your own army to tackle head on the injustice you see in the world.  That’s exactly what former Special Ops Sniper in the Iraqi War, Damien Mander, decided to do.  While visiting Africa after leaving Iraq, he saw the damage and destruction being done to our planet’s most endangered species.   Damien decided he would do something about […]

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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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