Early Morning – An Essay by Karen Winkler

Good-bye, my dear friend.  It will be hard to be here without you.  We both are scraped and scarred from slipping on trails, and the deaths of loyal pets.   When we started volunteering together, we felt the same pull, and offered ourselves to the animals. We promised to keep them safe.  We watched countless dogs and cats take their freedom rides to new homes. I understand what made you quit.  It was the man who walked into the shelter dropping on the counter a Have-A-Heart... Read More

Daisy – An Essay by Karen Winkler

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 behaved this way because she was housebroken and could not hold it a second longer; or perhaps she... Read More

Gene Baur on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Gene Baur talks about his new book Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive Share this post:TwitterFacebookPinterestEmailPrintMoreRedditLinkedInTumblrGooglePocketLike this:Like Loading... Read More

Chalk Art & Bearing Witness at Toronto Pig Save Vigil

Photo of a sad and frightened pig taken at a Toronto Pig Save vigil in 2012 Pigs are some of our favorite animals. They’re smart, cute, and clean when not stuck in cages or styes. We were contacted by Anita Krajnc, from the Toronto Pig Save, and asked if we could help divulge the work they do trying to raise consciousness about the slaughter of these wonderful animals. TPS holds weekly vigils in Toronto (on Lake Shore and Strachan), about half a mile away from the egregiously... Read More

Movie Review: Madonna of the Mills

Madonna of the Mills is a documentary about Laura Flynn Amato, a Staten Island woman who spends her weekends driving to Lancaster County, PA, and rescuing dogs from puppy mills. It’s clear from the beginning of the movie that she has always has an affinity towards animals and is dedicated to making it her life’s mission to save as many dogs from the mills as possible (the film states that at the time it was made, Laura and her team had rescued about 2,000 dogs). Laura has... 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:TwitterFacebookPinterestEmailPrintMoreRedditLinkedInTumblrGooglePocketLike... 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

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

Movie Review: Buck

Buck is a documentary about Dan “Buck” Brannaman, who makes his living touring around the American west most of the year and teaching folks how to train horses. My husband found this DVD at the library and I was interested to see how a real “horse whisperer” works his magic. It’s clear from the beginning that he is truly a committed and sensitive man, who has a deep connection with the animals he helps and the people he inspires. As a kid in Montana and Idaho, Buck... 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

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