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Tag: veganism

Developing a Taste for Animal Rights: For Our Health, for Our Planet, for Our Future

Itโ€™s Blog Action Day, and while I generally cringe at putting my name next to anything promoted as a โ€œblogโ€, this is a worthy cause as the theme is โ€œinequality.โ€ As someone who has been a vegan and animal rights activist for more than 20 years, writing about inequality in our food system is a no-brainer. Itโ€™s an important topic to discuss. From the food deserts, to the high price for healthy food, to the tons of it going into the trash while millions go hungry. But no issue is more pressing and more ignored than eating animals.

Is breast milk vegan?

Parents-to-be hear constantly that “breast is best,” but do vegan parents have to skip breastfeeding to align with their beliefs? Is breast milk vegan?

Thoughts on Vegan Masculinity

I have been a vegan for over 15 years. I have been a man for over 35 years. When I went vegan, I never felt particularly troubled as a man by the decision to stop eating meat and other animal products. I was aware of the caricature of vegetarians in popular culture, which attaches femininity (which is โ€œbadโ€) to any and all things โ€œveg,โ€ but my process of going vegan was very simple: Could I continue living in a way that did, or even could, cause harm and suffering to other beings.