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:TwitterFacebookPinterestEmailPrintMoreRedditLinkedInTumblrStumbleUponGooglePocketLike... Read More

Interview with Jamie K

Jaime K. is the powerful voice behind the blog Save The Kales! and the new TV series by the same name. Jaime has been spreading her warmth and kind spirit around the Lehigh Valley in PA for some time now, so it’s no surprise that she’s now being recognized as a rising rock star in the larger vegan community. Both her blog and her show are inviting, imaginative, and inspiring. One can’t help but fall in love with her through her words. If you still haven’t checked out savethekales.wordpress.com,... 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

Interview with Allyson Kramer

Allyson Kramer is an artist, food photographer, blogger, vegan and gluten-free recipe writer, and cookbook author. Allyson has been cooking since her teens but didn’t learn of her gluten intolerance until a health scare forced her to research treatments for her ailments. Now in great health, Allyson has a new cookbook, Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats, and has recently completed a second book which is due out next year.  Her web site, Manifest Vegan, is a popular resource for... Read More

Interview with Leaping Bunny

Vivisection. Just the thought of the pain and suffering animals endure for the testing of our consumer products makes me upset and angry. It’s something that has been an important issue for me for many years prior to becoming vegan. Thankfully, The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program also finds vivisection a cruel and unnecessary practice and has done something to empower consumers to make informed choices. The CCIC’s Leaping... Read More

Interview: Christy Morgan – The Blissful Chef

Last weekend we had the most awesome pleasure of meeting Christy Morgan, The Blissful Chef, and Allyson Kramer from Manifest Vegan. We enjoyed an awesome brunch at Mi Lah’s and headed to Rittenhouse Sq. (Philly) afterwards to talk to Christy about her new cookbook, Blissful Bites. Watch our video below to hear all about it. About Christy Christy Morgan is a “green chick”, holistic nutritionist, educator, and vegan macrobiotic chef to many faces in Hollywood.... Read More

Interview with Elissa Lane from HSI

While we were at DC Vegfest we interviewed Elissa Lane, Assistant Campaign Manager for Humane Society International‘s (HSI) Farm Animal Protection Division for Latin America. Elissa works primarily with campaigns in Mexico, Brazil and Costa Rica focused on intensive confinement of chickens and sows. Since Brazil is one of the world’ s largest meat producers and exporters, and because I lived there for 12 years, I had a special interest in hearing more about HSI’s... Read More

Interview with Chetana Mirle from HSI

While we were at DC Vegfest we interviewed Chetana Mirle, Director of the Farm Animal Division of the Humane Society International (HSI). Chetana works with developing countries world wide, educating communities in countries such as India and encouraging them to steer away from large scale production of animal products. Please watch the full interview to hear more about their current campaign abroad and how you can help. You can also watch our interviews with Paul Shapiro from... Read More

Interview with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is an author and educator, founder of Compassionate Cooks, and Vegetarian Food for Thought podcast guru. For over 11 years, she has worked to debunk myths about vegetarianism and empower people to make informed food choices and “speak their truth.” Her activism extends beyond these realms, as she is a passionate animal rescuer in her community and a truly engaging speaker. Her podcasts and books have helped to inspire many people to extend a hand... Read More

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