Esther: Wonder Pig in the City! Plus, Cookbook Meets Comic Book in <em>The Vegan Zombie: Cook & Survive</em>

Esther: Wonder Pig in the City! Plus, Cookbook Meets Comic Book in The Vegan Zombie: Cook & Survive

When Derek Walter and Steve Jenkins welcomed Esther the “micropig” into their home, they had no idea she would grow to 400 pounds — and change the direction of their lives! Through her Facebook page, Esther has touched the hearts (and changed the diets) of people worldwide. Then, we catch up with Chris and Jon, the team behind YouTube hit cooking show The Vegan Zombie. They just released the cookbook their fans have been asking for — and threw in a comic book adventure to boot! Continue reading

Jenny from the ’Stock: Jenny Brown tells the story of the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary in <em>The Lucky Ones</em>

Jenny from the ’Stock: Jenny Brown tells the story of the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary in The Lucky Ones

In her new book, Jenny Brown recounts her journey from her meat-and-dairy-heavy childhood in Kentucky to finding her life’s work as sanctuary director. Along the way, she educates readers about the ugly realities of modern animal agriculture, and invites us to meet the animals — the “lucky ones” — who have found a life-long home with her in Woodstock. Continue reading

We Are Family: Diana Goodrich Introduces Us to the Residents of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

We Are Family: Diana Goodrich Introduces Us to the Residents of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

Diana Goodrich tells us about her journey from starting out as a psychology student studying human-chimpanzee communication to her current role as Director of Outreach for Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. She introduces us to the seven residents of the sanctuary, describing the day she met them in the dark basement of a research facility in northern … Continue reading

Lil’ Drac Rocks!: Bat Chat with Amanda Lollar

Lil’ Drac Rocks!: Bat Chat with Amanda Lollar

Animal Voices is happy to welcome back Amanda Lollar, founder and president of Bat World Sanctuary, a non-profit, volunteer run organization which has also built a network of Bat Rescue and Education Centers all over the US.  Founded in 1994, Bat World Sanctuary has been a permanent refuge for bats used in research, “retired” from zoos, orphaned, permanently injured or confiscated from … Continue reading