Archive for the 'Animals' Category

Australian Activist Against Cruelty to Animals

Ron Prasad is not only writing a book and inspiring people through his work as a life coach, but is an inspiration as an ardent activist for the animals with a healthy lifestyle.  A vegan for two years, he was a lacto-vegetarian for 14 years prior. Thanks to modern technology, I was fortunate enough to […]

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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Veggie Food for the Holidays

It’s the time of year for holiday treats and for reflecting on what gratitude means to you. Several years ago I decided to spend Thanksgiving with the abundance of veggie dishes like potatoes, greens, Tofurky, stuffing, cranberries and the like, and not with turkey, out of compassion for animals, the planet, and our health.  Since […]

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Friday, November 19th, 2010

Sharing the Vegan Message

By guest writer Teagen McClain We may think the message is everywhere but some people haven’t been exposed to information about the horrible treatment of animals and the environmental devastation caused by factory farming.  Most people have no idea they can prevent or reverse heart disease and some cancers with a healthy vegan diet. So […]

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Friday, October 8th, 2010

36 Years Since Becoming a Vegetarian

It is unbelievable how life flies by, seemingly more so the older we get. As I turn 40 today I reflect on the journey since becoming a vegetarian 36 years ago — a choice I made as a four-year-old. My decision was supported by my mother who was already conscious of animal cruelty but was […]

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Monday, July 5th, 2010

Vegetarian Leaders Everywhere at PlanetFest

I had a blast at PlanetFest 2010- the second annual Vegan Earth Day in Orange County on June 27, put on by Bob Linden of GoVeganRadio and filled with vegetarian leaders. It was a sunny day and a good flow of people attended throughout the day. Many booths provided educational info, and delicious veggie food […]

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Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Meier Fueled by Helping Animals

I had the pleasure last year of meeting and recently interviewing Erica Meier, Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing (COK).  Vegan for the last 15 years, Meier leads a team of staff and volunteers highly dedicated to helping animals. COK is a powerful voice for farmed animals, from ending the egg industry’s misleading “Animal Care […]

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Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Yourofsky Teaches over 50,000 Students about Cruelty to Animals

Gary Yourofsky, who founded Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Today and Tomorrow (ADAPTT) in 1996, the same year he became a vegan, is seriously dedicated to preventing cruelty to animals. He has lectured to more than 50,000 students nationwide over the years. While 99 percent of his talks are in college classrooms, a few are in […]

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Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Mother Leads Way Preventing Cruelty to Animals

My mother Marti Paskal is a great role model for healthy eating and reducing cruelty to animals. She will also always be appreciated for supporting my decision at only four years old to go vegetarian, a passion that has lasted over 30 years. Marti grew up in Ohio in the 40’s and 50’s when it […]

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Friday, February 5th, 2010

Act Globally for Animals, the Planet

Boogeying to Bollywood music, watching Tango and belly dance performances, a photo slideshow and more made for an eclectic evening at the Bollywood Blowout fundraiser at the Ideal Hotel, operated by Red Lotus Society. Proceeds went to both Red Lotus Society, which promotes meditation and peace, and the GP2 Project related to the Great Pacific […]

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Monday, November 9th, 2009

Compassionate Woman Beyond Her Years

Kath Rogers became a vegetarian at age 9, when as an only child very bonded to her dog, she felt like animals were meant to be friends.  At 13, she looked up “animal rights” on the Internet, realized eggs and dairy involved cruelty to animals, and became a vegan. “Once you know (about cruelty), then it’s a […]

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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009