Thirteen Wonder Women Fighting for Animals

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Their activism takes many forms, inspiring women across the world are doing the hard work of saving animals and making a healthy, sustainable vegan lifestyle the norm. Women activists are in front of the camera sharing a vegan message, behind the hidden camera recording factory farm footage, making healthy food more accessible and proving that athletes can be vegan, too. …

These Women Are Changing the World

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Women comprise almost 51% of the population — and they’re even more of a dominant force in the farm animal protection and advocacy movement! The vast majority of humans working in this field have always been female, from chefs to front-line activists to those leading organizations. These rock star advocates deserve accolades for their remarkable work to create a kinder …


Research: Oppression of Animals and Women Linked

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A new study, published in the journal of Feminism and Psychology, draws ties between attitudes about meat eating and gender and sexism. Researchers Ashley Allcorn and Shirley M. Ogletree surveyed hundreds of undergraduate students at a Texas university. They write that their findings “empirically supported ‘the linked oppression thesis,’ that gender and animal attitudes are connected.” “As hypothesized, pro meat-eating …

March Forward Together: Celebrating Women’s History Month

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On International Women’s Day and in honor of Women’s History Month, we are honoring all of the strong and compassionate women working to build a kinder world for animals and humans alike. Compassion Over Killing is one of few female-led farm animal protection organizations, and with women holding top leadership positions. Yet, we know that the vast majority of our …

International Women’s Day: Honoring World-Changers

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On International Women’s Day, and as we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, we would like to honor the women who have forged the way before us and the many thousands of you who are actively creating change on behalf of animals today. You strengthen this movement with your steadfast determination and kindness. “The greatness of a community is most accurately …

Women: Paving the Way for a Veg-Friendly Future

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Women are the future of food — a future powered by plants. Female entrepreneurs across the country are opening popular, fast-casual eateries big on fruits, veggies and a plethora of plant-based goodies, and consumers are eating them up. Literally. A recent article in QSR, a quick service restaurant industry magazine, highlighted 20 women running wildly successful chains — some of which …

Marching Forward: Inspiring Messages of Compassion by Women

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A note from Erica Meier, Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing: Though they are so often working behind the scenes rather than in the public eye, there are thousands of women standing up and speaking out on behalf of suffering animals each and every day. As we reflect upon this Women’s History Month, I would like to send thanks to the …

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Q&A: Dietitian Virginia Messina Dishes on “Vegan for Her”

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While there’s an abundance of research overwhelmingly supporting the health benefits of choosing plant-based foods, there isn’t much out there specifically addressing women’s unique physical and life experiences—and our corresponding nutritional needs—until now.

Vegan for Her: The Woman’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet, by dietitian and Vegan for Life co-author Virginia Messina with recipes and tips by lifestyle coach and blogger JL Fields, offers women practical information for optimal health throughout their life.