“Early on the morning of Saturday, 28 June 1969, vegetarians and vegans rioted following a police raid on the StoneSoup Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. The StoneSoup Inn was a vegan restaurant which catered to an assortment of patrons, but which was popular with most people in the veggie community. . . . → Read More: Veggie Shameless
Welp, it happened again. Another (ex-)vegan gains prominence through a public admission of losing her veganism. A pseudo-vegan-nutrition-guru herself, Alex Jamieson declares “I’m not vegan anymore”. Who? You ask? She is the ex-girlfriend of Morgan Spurlock, the documentary filmaker who made Super Size Me. After that movie where he binged exclusively on McDonald’s food, Alex . . . → Read More: Another One Bites the Meat
Recently the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) pulled a PETA-like stunt spewing forth the ethical pollution byproduct I’ve come to expect of the vegan industrial complex. This time though I was surprised to actually see vegans finally take up some ire against the perpetrators! There were a few blog posts written and Facebook flamewars . . . → Read More: IntegRD
Vegans have been jumping on the bandwagon against the recent exposé of the so-called “pink slime”. It makes sense too because anything to disparage the evil industrial animal agriculture powers that be, the better for the animals, right? This is basically the bovine version of pink chicken goop for which I wrote about . . . → Read More: Brown Slime
Which one contains no animal parts?
True story: A guy at work loves the McRib so much that every once in a while, when McRib isn’t on McDonald’s menu, he’ll hack together a pseudo McRib lunch and invite other coworkers. People invited are tasked to bring one ingredient each and meet for lunch to cobble . . . → Read More: 70 Ingredients
Being a proper vegan means eschewing all forms of animal products. Those of us old-skool vegans remember studying our vegan bible and breaking out the magnifying glass on labels just to be lucky enough to scrounge up a few lentils to sustain us. Nowadays though, with the abundance of vegan products available it takes more . . . → Read More: NOT VEGAN
PeTA has a history of objectifying women in their campaigns. It’s no big secret and it’s been the bane of most vegans. Reactions are not always dissenting though. Some shrug and say “Well they make big differences in other areas.” as though that somehow lets them off the hook. It’s how vegans deal with . . . → Read More: Women Utilified
Zoiks Skoob! There’s a scary sounding ingredient lurking within our food! Double-check those Skooby Snacks because they may very well contain a protein called GLUTEN! WooOOOOoooOOo! . . . → Read More: It’s G-G-G-Gluten!
The vegan diet is one of avoidance and people often come by it first through vegetarianism. Maybe it was a visceral reaction against eating animals but they soon find out that the non-direct parts are just as bad and go vegan. Well, sometimes. Anyway, but once you’ve had that taste of righteousness through eschew-ment there’s . . . → Read More: The Vegan Ladder
Or at least that’s what Vegan Outreach (VO) and similar vegans think. A “tool to reduce suffering” is a mantra of theirs to guide their activism. In that vein they‘ve been criticized by other activists for violating their namesake and advocating for a mere reduction instead of outright veganism when necessary. They’ll take whatever they . . . → Read More: Vegans Are Tools