Post Tagged with: "Animals"

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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Our Symphony with Animals: On Health, Empathy, and Our Shared Destinies

Our Symphony with Animals: On Health, Empathy, and Our Shared Destinies

A leader in the fields of animal ethics and neurology, Dr. Aysha Akhtar examines the rich human-animal connection and how interspecies empathy enriches our well-being. Deftly combining medicine, social history and personal experience, Our Symphony with Animals is the first book by a physician to show how deeply the well-being of humans and animals are entwined. Interwoven throughout is Dr. Akhtar’s own story of being a […]

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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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Farm Sanctuaries Rescue 120 Animals in Upstate NY Cruelty Bust

Farm Sanctuaries Rescue 120 Animals in Upstate NY Cruelty Bust

On a derelict yet active farm on Route 416 in Montgomery, New York, an investigation conducted by the Hudson Valley SPCA led to the arrest on Saturday, October 10, 2015, of the owner on charges of animal abuse. The owner of the farm used the animals to supply his restaurant, at which area consumers have dined. More than 120 severely […]

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Earthlings – Full Documentary

Earthlings – Full Documentary

EARTHLINGS is the single most powerful and informative documentary about society’s tragic and unforgivable use of nonhuman animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby. Directed by Shaun Monson, this multi-award winning film by Nation Earth is a must-see for anyone who cares about nonhuman animals or wishes to make the world a better place. http://www.nationearth.com/

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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today, and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. http://www.cowspiracy.com/

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IDA Launches Animal Activist Helpline

IDA Launches Animal Activist Helpline

In Defense of Animals (IDA) started the Animal Activist Helpline as part of their Sustainable Activism Campaign, providing support and free resources for animal activists via workshops, webinars, retreats, and blogs to ensure that activists can continue helping animals for the long haul. The free Helpline (also available via email) is non-organization exclusive, non-judgmental, and open to all animal activists […]

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