Category: Animals & Environment

Ugly Truth Behind The Dog Meat Trade

Ugly Truth Behind The Dog Meat Trade

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Meat and Dairy Surpass Oil Companies as Largest Pollutants

Meat and Dairy Surpass Oil Companies as Largest Pollutants

  The world’s five biggest meat and dairy producers emit more combined greenhouse gases than ExxonMobil, Shell, or BP, the top three oil production companies, according to a new report by GRAIN and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). Researchers tracked greenhouse gas emissions for 35 of the largest producers of beef, pork, poultry, and dairy. Researchers found […]

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The Happiest Man Alive? Josh Balk, VP of Farming Practices at The Humane Society of the U.S.

The Happiest Man Alive? Josh Balk, VP of Farming Practices at The Humane Society of the U.S.

Josh Balk, V.P. of Farming Practices at The Humane Society of the United States, is perhaps the happiest man alive.  His outlook for animals is bright! Josh and I discuss how to feel empowered on a daily basis, how people show up for animals and which political party cares more about animals, and why some upcoming major legal hurdles could […]

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Activist James Aspey on Eating Like Cavemen & Tips for Going Plant-Based

Activist James Aspey on Eating Like Cavemen & Tips for Going Plant-Based

Activist extraordinaire James Aspey lays it all on the line in this episode of Awesome Vegans with Elysabeth Alfano.  He outlines the way we get our food today, how little we have advanced in this area, and his favorite snacks, go-to meals and tips for going vegan.  Listen in and watch! SUBSCRIBE to Awesome Vegans with Elysabeth Alfano on iTunes […]

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Interview with Famed Author of Animal Liberation, Peter Singer

Interview with Famed Author of Animal Liberation, Peter Singer

It was difficult to get an interview with famed philosopher and author Peter Singer, but he agreed to sit down with Elysabeth Alfano on  Awesome Vegans!   From his home in Australia, Peter discusses the basis for speciesism (https://youtu.be/RE-hJu4lpvw) as noted in his famed book Animal Liberation, his pet X-lab rats and how to take on big government of food politics (https://youtu.be/6FjU-JQNTww) Listen in […]

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Groundbreaking New Sanctuary for Abused Animals Unveiled in Mississippi

Groundbreaking New Sanctuary for Abused Animals Unveiled in Mississippi

In Defense of Animals has unveiled brand-new, state-of-the-art facilities to care for the Deep South’s most abused animals at Hope Animal Sanctuary in Carroll County, Mississippi. The organization has rescued and rehabilitated animals in Mississippi since 1993, and this weekend it revealed a cutting-edge sanctuary that will support animals and the local community for many years to come. Members of […]

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The Future is Vegan, says Farm Sanctuary’s New CEO Kera Melrose

The Future is Vegan, says Farm Sanctuary’s New CEO Kera Melrose

Science has illuminated the health and environmental impact of factory farming, confirmed the benefits of plant-based living, and increased awareness of the inhumane treatment of farm animals. It’s within the context of this elevated public consciousness that Farm Sanctuary, America’s leading farm animal protection organization, names Kendra “Kera” Melrose Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. The announcement comes at a […]

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Animal Welfare Advocate Links Lettuce E.coli Outbreaks to Animal Byproduct Fertilizers

Animal Welfare Advocate Links Lettuce E.coli Outbreaks to Animal Byproduct Fertilizers

Author of Farm to Fable and Animal Advocate Robert Grillo is warning people that the animal byproducts in soil used to grow lettuce might be linked to E. coli outbreaks affecting people in 19 states. “In my book, Farm to Fable, I explore the conditions under which chickens and other animals are raised and how these conditions are incubators for […]

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By going Vegan, America could feed 390 Million extra people

By going Vegan, America could feed 390 Million extra people

More than 41 million Americans find themselves at risk of going hungry at some point during the year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says. But it doesn’t have to be this way. New research suggests the country could feed all 327 million Americans — plus roughly 390 million more — by focusing on plants. If U.S. farmers took all the […]

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Can Virtual Reality Teach City Kids Compassion for Farm Animals?

Can Virtual Reality Teach City Kids Compassion for Farm Animals?

This spring, middle and high school students in the San Francisco Bay Area will find themselves standing in the middle of rolling green pastures, interacting with rescued cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, and other farm animals without ever leaving their classroom. This immersive “virtual field trip” is part of an exciting new in-classroom humane education program called “Meet the Animals: A […]

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