VegYouth | Chloe Falkenheim

picture of Chloe FalkenheimI recently had the great honor to interview a very talented and passionate student – Chloe Falkenheim. Chloe is a high school senior from the greater Washington DC area. She is founder and president of her school’s vegetarian club, and founder and executive director of Vegetarian and Vegan Youth (VegYouth), an organization that engages and empowers youth to become vegan and activists in the vegan movement. Continue reading

‘Blackfish’ documentary review with Ann Mai

Blackfish photo imageOn February 24, 2010, A killer whale named Tilikum killed Dawn Brancheau, one of the most experienced trainers at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. This was the third time the whale was involved in an incident resulting in a human death. After hearing about Brancheau’s death, filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s curiosity spurred her to start the film project called Blackfish. Continue reading

Dallas Vegan | James Scott

Texas Veggie Fair logoTomorrow (October 20, 2013) is the 4th annual Texas Veggie Fair (TVF). This event is an important day to many vegans as it celebrates all of the different elements of the vegan lifestyle and shares them with the world. This wonderful event is open to everyone young and old, vegan or not, companion animals are welcome and best of all it is FREE.  Continue reading

Animals: friends not food

Photo of Ken and Gene Baur

Gene Baur (L) and Ken Botts (R)

Last year at the Texas State Veggie Fair I was honored to be invited to be part of the vegan fried food judging panel. When I heard the words “vegan” and “fried” together in the same sentence, I enthusiastically said yes! When I arrived at the event I was told that another judge would be joining the table. I had no idea I was about to meet one of my personal heroes, Gene Baur, President and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary. Continue reading

4 reasons for being vegan

Vegan wall imageBeing vegan is a lifestyle choice that a person makes for spiritual or ethical reasons, concern for the environment or for better health. By definition a person who chooses to become vegan does not eat anything that is of animal origin, use animal based products for clothing, or any other purpose. Let’s take a brief look at each of the four reasons for being vegan. Continue reading