Turkeys: Four Fascinating Facts You Might Not Know

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Most of us have never had the opportunity to meet a turkey in person, which makes it difficult to understand them – or how amazing they are. If you ask anyone who’s been able to get to know rescued turkeys on a sanctuary, they can tell you just how inquisitive, social, and smart these animals are. In fact, just like …

Sick to Death: Phantom Antibiotics in Our Food

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Last week was antibiotic awareness week  – did you miss it? Somehow, this global week of awareness flew under the radar of many – especially in the United States. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) named their week-long campaign “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week” after an executive order from the White House, but telling the truth about antibiotic use in …

Sen. Cory Booker: You Can Bet Your Broccoli He’s Vegan!

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This past April, US Senator Cory Booker enthusiastically lent his support to COK’s annual US VegWeek celebration with the message: “I’m a vegetarian every day and [US VegWeek] is my birthday week. You can bet your broccoli I’m in!” Now, he’s taking his commitment to protecting his health, the planet, and animals one step further: Earlier this week, Sen. Booker …

Governor Christie Has a PIG Problem

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More news from NJ: Sen. Cory Booker stands with the 93% of New Jerseyans who want gestation crates banned — and he’s standing up for all farmed animals by going vegan! Read more. It’s been all over the news, even making national headlines: Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has a pig problem. The media has been covering this issue for …

Live and Let Live: Examining Our Relationship with Animals

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Written and directed by sociologist and author Marc Pierschel, Live and Let Live is a beautiful examination of our relationships with animals — those we choose to love and those we choose to eat. Interweaving six stories of people’s paths to vegan eating, the poignant documentary delves into the ethical, environmental, and health reasons for leaving animals off of our plates. Well-paced and …

Feast On This: Vegan Thanksgiving Meals Everyone – Even Turkeys – Can Enjoy!

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This Thanksgiving, let’s give the turkey something to be thankful for – compassionate cooking! In this season of gratitude, we are choosing to show our appreciation for these  intelligent and social animals by leaving them OFF our plate. While some turkeys (like Marley, Lennon, and Jean, pictured right) are lucky and end up at animal sanctuaries across the country, each …

Why Eating Chocolate Just Became Our Number One Priority

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Chocolate is one of life’s great gifts. We give it as presents to show loved ones our affection, make cakes out of it to celebrate special events, and overindulge in it during holidays. And while we view it as a guilt-ridden pleasure, chocolate is actually good for us! According to plant-based dietitian Matt Ruscigno, author of the new book Superfoods …

Where’s The Beef (From)? The Meat Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know

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Most people want to know where their food comes from – and believe that fundamentally, they have the right to know. However, the US meat industry disagrees and is fighting to keep consumers in the dark as long as possible. In 2002, Congress passed a Country of Origin Labels law, commonly referred to as “COOL.” This law requires that on …

Popular Diner Johnny Rockets Tests Gardein on Menu

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Earlier this week, we shared exciting news that retail giant Target launched its own line of vegan meat — and now we’ve got more good news to make your tastebuds jump for joy! According to Business Insider,  Johnny Rockets restaurant chain — with 300 locations worldwide — is testing Gardein meatless meats on its menu! While there’s no update yet, it’s possible hearty …