People from all corners of the world have had their eyes opened to the health risks and animal welfare concerns of the animal trade, and the world is watching to see what the outcome will be.
75% of emerging human infectious diseases come from animals. If we want to prevent these diseases we have to face the truth: the real culprit is how we choose to relate with and treat animals.
Lab-grown meat is coming, but is it vegan? In the end it comes down to how you define veganism.
If it isn’t effective to tell people to “go vegan,” what should we be saying instead?
As demand for octopus for consumption grows, efforts to farm these animals intensify, with terrible ethical and environmental consequences.
What does the evidence say about whether Jesus was vegan during his life and what his feelings were about animals?
New research reveals poor animal welfare practices in many countries worldwide, which provide the perfect breeding ground for viruses to mutate and spread.
What does the study of social movements say about the effectiveness of telling others to go vegan?
The import ban places enormous pressure on the Mexican government to stop the use of deadly gillnets that are entangling, drowning, and killing the vaquita porpoise, whose population has likely dwindled to just 10 remaining animals.
Only 1.4% of vegans surveyed said it was “public activism” that first made them think about making the switch. Documentaries and conversations with family were the big hitters.
What’s missing when “animal lovers” go to zoos, swim with captive dolphins, or support other animal-exploiting attractions and industries? Empathy, respect, and awareness.