The Joys and Benefits of Living Compassionately and Healthfully. In Other Words: Vegan.
¡Adiós, Cordera!: An 1892 Spanish Short Story (Read in English!)

Today, I read a very special story called “¡Adiós, Cordera!”, written in 1892 by Leopoldo Alas (also known as Clarín). “¡Adiós, Cordera!” is a touching story of two children, named Rosa and Pinín, who love their family’s cow, Cordera, like a mother. The family is very poor, and the...

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Verbal Vivisection: How Euphemisms, Oxymorons, and Doublespeak Disguise Our Violence Against Animals

I love language, and I advocate being thoughtful about the words we use – not in a way that is derisively called “politically correct” but in a way that reflects the truth and doesn’t hide it. I advocate using language that celebrates animals rather than denigrates them. I urge...

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Thoughts on Lapham’s ANIMALS

As many of you know, I believe the only hope for animals – their future, their well-being, their dignity – lies in our ability to change the way we think about them: changing from a mindset that perceives them as here for us to use as we please to...

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From Consumption to Compassion: The 10 Stages We Go Through When We Stop Eating Animals

I believe that the process of becoming vegan is the process of reclaiming our true compassion and becoming reawakened to it, and I think understanding the journey of going from innately compassionate child to desensitized adult to one whose compassion is re-awakened is key to inspiring it in others...

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Easter Egg Tradition – Just Because We Always Have

One misconception about veganism I’ve encountered more than once is the assumption that as we honor our values, we must forego tradition – as if these two things are mutually exclusive. Food-related rituals, particularly those involving animals, are likely to be so revered that they supersede consideration for anything...

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