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Happy Meat: what exactly is humane about humane meat?

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People who purchase and eat ethical meats tend to care about the well-being of animals and/or the planet, and have the means and desire to act on those concerns. Barring health issues, they are free from most of the issues that keep people away from veganism or vegtarianism. So why do they still eat meat? Read More »

Vida Vegan schedule and Your Time Travels contest

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Just a quick update on the conference I will be attending this August, which is only a little over four months away. They posted the conference schedule last week, and it looks like I'm going to be a part of some awesome panels. Read More »

An elephant we’ll never forget (The GoDaddy scandal)

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The problem is Bob Parsons should have been on everyone's radar a long time ago, and he should have received the scuzzy CEO award from PETA much earlier as well. Shooting an elephant in the dark is not the only reason Parsons should be criticized. Read More »

Another reason to vote: a contributor and a candidate

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T.O.F.U. contributor David J. Parker is running in the upcoming election. Also, a friendly reminder to exercise your civic rights and vote! Read More »

Belfast II – St. George’s Market

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Aside from the rolling hills, old-world scenery, charming accents, breathtaking castles, and tasty restaurants, what does Belfast have to offer the traveling vegan? Why, a 100 year old community market, obviously! Part two of Kira's vegan adventures in Northern Ireland. Read More »

Vegan parenting and media bias: same old, same old.

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The internet is ablaze with vegan bashing again after a news story that claims veganism is to blame for an infant's death... But is this the whole story? And if not, why is it all we're hearing? Read More »

Give yourself time to think

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For decades now, people have been fighting for the preservation of natural spaces, and so they should. The loss of our natural surroundings is something that should never be taken lightly, and those who can should certainly fight for it to the best of their abilities. But, is there another space that we're losing that is not as noticeable these days? Read More »

Belfast I – The Restaurants!

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I am back from Belfast (sadly), and I’ve caught up on all my school work (happily), so I finally have time to update y’all on the vegan eats I found while visiting Northern Ireland! Archana Archana used to be split into a vegetarian-only restaurant on the top floor, and an omni restaurant on the main, […]

Doing things the write way: vegan pen pals

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No matter how great technology becomes, I think there will always be a place in my heart for receiving mail. Especially now that I'm living on an island that seems to have sometimes sporadic postal delivery, getting something in the post just seems a little more exciting than opening up my inbox. Read More »

Oh my gosh, there’s another one!

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My name is Kira, and I'm vegan. You probably don't know me. This is because I'm new(ish) around here. I was the creative director for T.O.F.U.'s fourth issue (and also a contributor), but now Ryan's asked me to help out with blog posts, so hopefully you'll be seeing my name a lot more! Read More »