Category: Animals & Environment

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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The End Of Meat Goes Global

The End Of Meat Goes Global

From German filmmaker Marc Pierschel, groundbreaking documentary The End Of Meat is now available to own and stream worldwide! The much-anticipated movie has at long last launched across continents via DVD, Blu-ray and digital download, as well as iTunes, Amazon, Vimeo and other streaming and VOD platforms. Find out where to watch depending where you are! The End Of Meat poses the […]

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Celebrate Love this Valentine’s Day with Gifts from Farm Sanctuary

Celebrate Love this Valentine’s Day with Gifts from Farm Sanctuary

Farm Sanctuary is offering a sweet Valentine’s Day gift that benefits their lifesaving work. As America’s premier farm animal sanctuary and advocacy organization, this Valentine’s Day, they are inviting people to take part in a new and meaningful way to celebrate love and the power of compassion to change lives. For a one-time donation, you can symbolically adopt one of our featured […]

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Half of Americans Willing to Make Big Lifestyle Changes to Combat Climate Change

Half of Americans Willing to Make Big Lifestyle Changes to Combat Climate Change

Meat free? Study reveals 1/2 of Americans prepared to make big lifestyle changes to combat climate change. Women more willing than men to fight climate change. 43% said they would cut down on meat to help the environment. Interactive map shows where Americans care most and least about global warming. Climate change, or global warming, is a hot topic. We […]

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