New to Being Veg? Some good tips.

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There are lots of blogs and lists out there for those new to a compassionate, animal-free diet. One Green Planet just posted a great list of items to have on hand in your fridge to assure your taste buds are delighted, no matter what you are cooking up.
A vegetarian diet without any animal products, called “vegan,” is the only way to avoid paying others to be violent on your behalf.

Violence is inherent in the egg, dairy, and meat industries.

And yes, aquatic life are made of flesh, too, and therefore you cannot call yourself a vegetarian if you are eating flesh. Continue reading

“Natural? Then I’ll BUY IT!” AKA, “Are you a CHUMP?”

2014. "Chump," Google.com. Accessed February 6, 2014.

2014. “Chump,” Google.com. Accessed February 6, 2014.

Is it natural?

  • Is it?
  • Are you?
  • Am I?

Hmmm …

HEY AMERICA!

LEARN what LABELS MEAN!

No, seriously. Learn what labels mean; otherwise, you’re sorta’ a chump.

Dairy Carrie – She’s Rather Scary

(The above video was released today following a Mercy For Animals undercover investigation into a Wisconsin dairy facility.)

Robert Grillo, founder and director of Free From Harm (an excellent blog that I highly recommend) emailed me today to share a blog post by “DairyCarrie,” a small dairy farmer.

Of course, I know what a “family farm”can mean as do many of my kind readers. My background is marketing and I know very well how important that little term is for yanking cloth over the public’s eyes. Folks – it means a family owns the company. That’s it. That’s all it means.

A family farm is still a company and animals are still left in the dust (be they so lucky) when it comes to animal welfare.

Farmed animals’ lives suck. Continue reading

Sucking on Cow-Teats

Ever heard someone promote eating grass-fed beef because it’s natural? It’s true, isn’t it? Uh. Sorta. The way we kill them certainly isn’t. But here’s my question: Are they eating dairy products or drinking cows’ milk? If proponents of eating … Continue reading

Cheese on Your Pizza

During my time overseeing the undercover investigations at Mercy For Animals (MFA) we documented horrific animal abuse. Much of it so shocking it was featured on national and international news media. This photo being featured by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on its Facebook page is from our (MFA’s) case at Willet Dairy in New York state. The photo shows a painful procedure called “disbudding.” This was one of our earlier employment-based cases (earlier = 2009, so hardly long ago).

At Willet Dairy we documented "disbudding," which is the painful removal of horns shown here without any pain relief or medical care.

At Willet Dairy we documented “disbudding,” which is the painful removal of horns shown here without any pain relief or medical care.

This is the Dairy Industry.

It doesn’t want you to know the truth.

Using a cautering device, this worker digs and burns the horn out of calf after calf. According to dairy experts who reviewed the footage, these calves were all far too old for the procedure not that it’s any less cruel or painful at a younger age.

Ag Gag laws are there to keep you from knowing the truth. You deserve to know the truth and these animals don’t deserve to suffer for absolutely no reason.

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