How Avatar Shows a World Without Animal-Ag Driven Deforestation

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It’s been more than a decade since we last got a cinematic look at the lush, vibrant planet of Pandora. On that planet live the Na’vi, 10-foot-tall blue, humanoid creatures with weird appendages hidden in their hair that can connect to other living things, like plugging a USB into them. This process, called tsaheylu, lets the Na’vi ride on animals …

Do All The Animals in Zootopia Really Live in Harmony?

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There’s a new Zootopia series for Disney Plus. If you haven’t watched the 2016 movie starring Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman, Zootopia takes place in a society resembling ours but built by non-human mammals. They have everything you’d expect in a society, like cars, phones, and Shakira.  An interesting thing about the city of Zootopia is that carnivorous animals and …

Why We Should Avoid Eating Turkey For Thanksgiving

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Eating turkeys has become an imperative part of Thanksgiving in the United States. According to the National Turkey Federation, about 46 million turkeys are consumed each Thanksgiving. Eighty eight percent of Americans surveyed by The National Turkey Federation claim to eat turkey. Turkey may or may not have been served at the first recorded Thanksgiving that was held in 1621. …

Vegan Add-Ins For Your Dog’s Food

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With the rise in popularity of raw pet diets, it can be difficult to know what to feed as a pet guardian. Dogs especially have complicated nutritional needs that are met through foods in multiple different sustenance groups. If you’re looking for vegan options to add to your dog’s food rotation, we have a list of choices below. These are …

Behind the Curtain of Contract Chicken Farming

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As the price of chicken continues to rise, consumers spend more, and corporate profits soar, chicken farmers themselves are not reaping any financial benefits. According to The National Chicken Council, the amount farmers are paid per pound of chicken has consistently decreased since 1990.   The “broiler” chicken industry is highly consolidated. Tyson, JBS (Pilgrims Pride), Perdue, and Sanderson Farms make …

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What The Dairy Narrative Is Missing: Lessons Learned From Years Of Investigations In Our Movement

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There has been an uptick in public interest in switching to what used to be called “dairy alternatives,” language that still implicitly places the vegan options in the outsider position and puts cow’s milk in the dominant frame. Now, people refer to non-dairy milk products as “plant milks,” bringing them right to the center of the table –quite literally— and …