We already know that food aversions based in disgust can be very persistent, and arise out of evolutionary adaptations in the brain that cause us to avoid food that may make us sick. Since this trait is hard-wired into our brains and can be extremely effective at making us avoid certain foods, might we be able to use disgust to convince people to give up meat?
Animal advocates are often prone to compare the struggle for animal rights with other social justice issues, like racism and sexism. In an interview with Dr. Kristof Dhont, we explore to what extent these issues are connected, and how to discuss their connection in a way that isn’t alienating.
Research shows that plant-based diets benefit athletes’ heart health, endurance, and recovery.
Any time of year is perfect for ditching animal products – but January offers the incentive to try something new, and there are lots of good reasons to give it a go.
The Center for Peace, Non-violence and Human Rights in Osijek, Croatia has awarded the Krunoslav Sukić peacekeeping award to the tireless activist, who they say “is leading by example and showing us how to transform our very concept of peace and peacekeeping from a human-centered understanding towards a holistic one.”
If you have ever arrived home to be greeted by a wagging tail, you might already know how awesome life with pets can be. But it’s not only the love and companionship that we get from them; pets can be great for our health too.
Going (and staying) vegan just got a lot easier.
Sometimes life changing experiences come from the most unlikely places. Wally Fry’s whole life trajectory shifted when he visited a pig farm and witnessed the pain and fear in the pigs’ eyes.
These athletes show with their incredible performance in a wide variety of sports, including cycling, running, football and weightlifting, that it is completely possible to be strong and physically capable on a vegan diet.
The lab monkey, fur mink, and racing horse will not be liberated through compromise. They need so-called extremism. As Dr. King suggested, an extremist for justice is a label that carries no shame; indeed, it should be embraced.
While the global number of vegans rises each year, so does the number of animals killed for meat. Without a larger commitment to antispeciesism, what purpose does the vegan label serve, and how much change can it ultimately create?