Daisy – An Essay by Karen Winkler

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Daisy, a pretty petite pittie, was the first shelter dog I walked who was euthanized.  She was a good dog, but shelter life — with its constant noise, overpowering smells, and irregular schedule — was too much for her.  Daisy often spent the entire day jumping and spinning uninterrupted, and her hyper, erratic behavior was trying at best.  Some people thought Daisy... Read More

Lucy – An Essay by Karen Winkler

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There are moments during my walks with Lucy I love beyond all others.  I love her jump out of the Jeep.  I love the shake that rolls her body from side to side.  I love when the speed of our steps is in sync.  I love when Lucy forgets I am holding her by a leash. Lucy spends hours slouched against the cold cement block wall at the back of her cage.  The diamond pattern fencing... Read More

Much in Little – An Essay by Karen Winkler

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Translated from the Latin multum in parvo Professor Higgins and Karen on their comfy chair Professor Henry Higgins, as he is known, was born to a feral mother in the month of October and is the offspring of Norwegian Forest Cats. His ancestors travelled with Vikings as mousers.  He is a descendant of adventurous, intelligent, and proud cats. His line is built to withstand cold... Read More

To Whom It May Concern – An Essay by Karen Winkler

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I walk shelter dogs. All breeds. All needs. All weather. Walking dogs is my calling. I have walked parks from Peace Valley to High Rocks. I know what a Martingale, haltie, gentle lead, and EZ-walk harness are. I keep a dog treat, poop bag, or squeaky toy in at least one pocket of every pair of jeans I own. I can take a damn good photo of a dog at the end of a 20 ft lead while wading... Read More

Tips for Omnivores Dating Vegans

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Omni on Vegan: Tips for Omnivores Guest Post by Ayindé Howell and Zoë Eisenberg You’re not a vegan. And let’s face it: you may never call yourself a vegan. If you’re down to date a vegan, then good for you. The reality is, once it’s past the fun hook-up-on-a-Friday-night phase, and past the awkward “soooo, what are we?” phase, and into the comfy “we” are an “us”... Read More

It’s Vegan MOFO, Yo!

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September is the Vegan Month of Food, Vegan MOFO to you and me. It’s a whole month of vegan food goodness in the vegan blogoshere. Vegan bloggers and videologggers around the world make an amazing effort to post, on a daily basis, about everything about vegan food It’s an intimidating task, but the From A to Vegan crew decided to finally take it on this year and do... Read More

To Vegan Meat or Not Vegan Meat? That is the question.

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Oh, the conundrum. Not really. It’s really a no-brainer, literally —no animal brains were consumed during this post. I decided to write about this because we love to eat and we post a lot of food reviews, most of them including some product or dish with a vegan meat or dairy analog. Occasionally people will ask us why we eat vegan versions of typically animal-derived foods.... Read More

What Kind of Vegan Are You?

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Conflict occurs in our daily lives and it’s inevitable. I’ve been thinking lately of the question of the “kind” of vegan I am because of a recent conflict in our supper club. I’ve also been busy editing my first novel and haven’t been writing for this blog, which made me think ”What kind of vegan am I for not trying to spread a message of compassion every chance I... Read More

Friends of Animals

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The non-profit Friends of Animals is working to end the cruelty and exploitation of animals around the world. Mauro talks to Lee Hall about Friends of Animals, stopping the bird trade, and Primarily Primates. Primarily Primates is a non-profit sanctuary that houses, protects, and rehabilitates apes and monkeys. These primates are cast offs from the pet trade and research facilities. Podcast:... Read More

Compassion Over Killing in 2012

Compassion Over Killing in 2012

Compassion Over Killing has posted the video below highlighting their achievements for the year. If you donate by December 31, 2012, your donation will be matched up to $60,000 and if you donate $100 you will receive a box of all-vegan milk chocolate truffles. There successes for 2012 include: Undercover Video Prompts USDA to Shut Down Slaughter Plant Subway Campaign Progress Animal... Read More

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