Category «Advocacy»

The Kimmela Centre for Animal Advocacy

The Kimmela Centre for Animal Advocacy was founded by Dr. Lori Marino who is a neuroscientist and expert in animal behavior and intelligence, formerly on the faculty of Emory University. She is internationally known for her work on the evolution of the brain and intelligence in dolphins and whales and comparisons to primates. Kimmela is …

Veganomics: Book Review

Cooney’s Veganomics  is a goldmine of information for activists and anyone wanting to help animals   By Trent Grassian Veganomics is a must-read for anyone interested in helping animals and promoting kind diets. Cooney’s 2013 book presents a comprehensive overview of existing research into who goes vegetarian or vegan and why. I started reading the …

iAnimal 360 – Bridging Technology with Animal Protection

Could virtual reality be the new face of activism? Animal Equality’s ‘iAnimal’ is a game changer not only for animal rights, but for any outreach.   By Trent Grassian Animal Equality may have just changed the future of outreach with their new iAnimal campaign. By using virtual reality technology, viewers are transported into the life …

Eden launches global ‘Go Vegan’ ad campaign in Ireland

We talk to Sandra Higgins, director of Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary in Meath, about her nationwide vegan advertising campaign. The campaign has attracted huge interest from the public and the media. by Bronwyn Slater      One of the posters from the Vegan Ad Campaign.  (Photo © Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary).   Q:   Can you …

Tactics in Vegan Advocacy

By Jordan Collins    Among animal rights advocates, there is little disagreement about the fundamentals: we can all agree that animals used by humans suffer, and that that suffering is unacceptable. To varying degrees, we accept that the effects of our animal agriculture industry is destroying the planet and exacerbating the starvation of individuals in …

Reclaiming the Word ‘Sustainability’

Sustainability, the greenwashing movement’s poster child, is degenerating into sustainababble. It’s time to give it back its original meaning, says Jeanette di Leo   Consumers are probably more aware and concerned about whether the products they buy are responsibly sourced than ever before. Without resorting to extensive background reading, shoppers often rely on labels and …

Least Favourite Questions as a Vegan (Part 2)

There’s nothing better than being prepared to answer these obnoxious questions that so many people seem to love to ask vegans! (by Trent Grassian)   How do you live without bacon / cheese? Like just about every vegan, I too once was a meat eater. In fact, I was what you would describe as a …

(Least) Favourite Questions as a Vegan: Part 1

 People love asking the same questions when they find out you’re vegan. Sometimes the best thing to do is be prepared with the answer!   By Trent Grassian Anyone who is vegan has experienced the incredible volume of questions that people love to ask. Suddenly, all of our omnivore family and friends are health and …