Post Tagged with: "Animals"

Is PETA Extreme? Interview with Founder Ingrid Newkirk

Is PETA Extreme? Interview with Founder Ingrid Newkirk

What do Alec Baldwin, Joaquin Phoenix and supermodel Joanna Krupa have in common?  PETA. And, over the years, PETA has stirred up quite a bit of controversy.  From having models pose nude to get people’s attention on animal issues to towing a ‘no exceptions’ line by not supporting Prop 12, a California law that will enhance living conditions in factory farms but […]

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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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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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Vegan Recipe: One-Ingredient Ice Cream for Dogs (and Humans)

Vegan Recipe: One-Ingredient Ice Cream for Dogs (and Humans)

Who said dogs can’t eat ice cream? Packed with electrolytes and potassium, bananas make the perfect sweet, creamy base for this pooch-approved treat. Share some with your pup, or add it on top of their favorite vegan kibble. INGREDIENTS Bananas, chopped and frozen (1 banana per serving) Water, as needed PREPARATION Add frozen bananas to a blender or food processor […]

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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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