Vegan Cheese Steaks at Horns – Bethlehem, PA

If you live in southeastern PA you know that Bethlehem is home to our beloved Vegan Treats, and it’s slowly gaining vegan momentum. One of the newer eateries in town to add vegan offering on their menu is Horns. Horns specializes in local and organic comfort foods and now has an ever growing list of vegan offerings, thanks to chef Amber. I had heard about Horns’ becoming vegan-friendly last year, but was a bit reluctant to enjoy a meal there because of the taxidermy... Read More

Friends of Animals

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: Subscribe in iTunes Share this post:TwitterFacebookPinterestEmailPrintMoreRedditLinkedInTumblrStumbleUponGooglePocketDiggLike... Read More

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 Cruelty Lawsuit Settled; Hatchery Ceases Operation Cruelty at Pig Breeding Factory Farm Exposed Millions... Read More

Fracking Killing Livestock

According to the Center for Investigative Reporting livestock in near oil-and-gas drilling operations are becoming sick and dying. These animals are being poisoned through the air, water, and air. Livestock experiences neurological, reproductive and acute gastrointestinal problems after being exposed. This is an early warning that these poisons could find their way into milk and meat products. The Food Safety Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture isn’t looking... Read More

Interview with Lee Hall, plus book give-away!

Buy the book at the Friends of Animals website The From A to Vegan crew went to the CARE Veggie Fest last June in West Chester, PA, where we had the opportunity to talk to Lee Hall, CARE’s Vice President. She is also the VP of Legal Affairs for Friends of Animals. We’ve known Lee for a while now and she is a all-around great person. Lee Hall takes a holistic approach to animal rights, where we have to look beyond simply making isolated choices and consider the greater... Read More

What is stock free farming?

Harold Brown & Lydia at CARE VegFest in PA   Stock free farming or veganic gardening is a way to grow crops without using GMO seeds, artificial chemicals, manure, or animal parts including bone, blood, and fish meal. This type of farming uses mulch, vegetable compost, crop rotation, and other techniques. In addition, a cover crop called green manure like soybeans, clover, millet, and buckwheat can be ploughed under to add nutrients to the soil. Green manure benefits the... Read More

Book Review: Mad Cowboy by Howard F. Lyman

MAD COWBOY: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Meat by Howard F. Lyman is his story of transformation from dairy farmer and cattle rancher to going vegan. Mr. Lyman was a fourth generation dairy farmer and cattle rancher in Montana and is now the President of Voice for a Viable Future. Mr. Lyman’s organic dairy farm outside Great Falls, Montana was started by his grandfather and passed down through the generations to him and his brother. He grew up on the... Read More

My First Year As A Vegan

In my first year as a vegan, I feel as though I’ve learned a tremendous amount about myself and about other people. As I’ve heard many people say over the year, there was a time in my life when I never could have imagined myself living this lifestyle—but then again, I really had no idea what that even meant! I think I’ve proven to myself that following my heart and instinct is always the right way to live. Over the course of the year, I’ve co-founded this blog with my... Read More

We’re the Radicals

Is it me or are there more stories on the web lately about “reformed” vegetarians and vegans? My definition of reform must be different than others, as I’ve always thought of reform from another perspective (you know, beneficial change). As I’m always interested in words in general, I looked up reform in my trusty online dictionary (yes, I still use the hardcovered one too) and found this definition on Wikipedia—“Reform seeks to improve the system as it stands, never... Read More

HumaneWatch.org set up to fight HSUS

hu·mane adjective: characterized by tenderness, compassion, and sympathy for people and animals, especially for the suffering or distressed HumaneWatch.org has a new TV ad campaign to dissuade people from giving money to Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). This web site was started by The Center for Consumer Freedom and is funded by restaurants and food companies. HumaneWatch.org spends a lot of time saying that HSUS spends less than one percent of its funds raised... Read More

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