Vegans of Color

Vegans of Color

When Johanna Eeva went vegan, she did what she usually does when something big happens in her life: She got on the internet and began researching. Disheartened by the lack of representation for or by vegans of color, plus the simplistic and prejudicial analysis within various vegan communities, Johanna decided (along with the encouragement from … Continue reading

With Every Fibre of Her Being: Ingrid Newkirk Talks about Changing the World

President and co founder of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Ingrid Newkirk knows how to get attention. Famous for her shock tactic activism and reliance on celebrity endorsements, Newkirk’s role as a crusader against animal suffering has made her perhaps the world’s most recognized animal advocate. Her recent book One Can Make … Continue reading

ProAnima: Animal Rights Lessons from Brazil

Brazil boasts some of the world’s most progressive animal welfare legislation, but unfortunately what’s on paper has not materialized for the majority of the country’s animals. Despite the general lack of legal enforcement in Brazil, the organization ProAnima has made great strides for animals, and has carved a space for animal rights within public debate. … Continue reading

A Perfect Blend of Sweet and Savoury: The Dish on Compassionate Cooks

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, founder of Compassionate Cooks, is “one to know” in the vegetarian and animal movements, and with good reason. Through her friendly and intensely informational “Food for Thought” podcasts, cooking videos, and written publications (such as the award-winning The Joy of Vegan Baking), Patrick-Goudreau debunks stereotypes about vegetarianism and animal rights, all without being … Continue reading

Thank you for being a friend, traveled down the road and back again…

Thank you for being a friend, traveled down the road and back again…

A huge thank you to everyone who donated during the Fall “Friends of 89.5” fundraising drive. The past six months have been busy ones for Animal Voices! We have created twenty-one new shows, increased our listenership, and tackled a wide variety of unique animal issues: From bear bile farming, shelter work, activist history, the vegan … Continue reading

The Ontario Vegetarian Food Bank: Much to Celebrate, and Much More Still to Do!

It can be slim pickings for vegetarians at conventional food banks, as staples such as tuna fish regularly stock shelves. For long-time or even lifetime vegetarians, consumption of non-vegetarian foods can be psychologically, emotionally, and sometimes physically traumatizing: Meat eating can conflict with people’s religious beliefs, force individuals to compromise their ethics, and even make … Continue reading