• Plant Milks

    Do Alternative Foods Need to Taste Just Like ____?

    In January 2019, I was helping to organize a symposium on Biophilia (love of nature). In keeping with the Biophilia theme, most of the food was vegan, and people were urged to bring their own cups, bowls, etc. I was in charge of purchasing plant milks to add to the

  • law of habit change

    Better Habits To Be Better Activists

    Introduction Like those of you reading this blog, I want to do my best to help our fellow animals trapped in the hell that is factory farming. However, certain habits of mine get in the way. For example, I spend too much time checking out the latest news from the

  • No enemies, only friends

    No Enemies, Only Friends

    Bob Dylan said that “The times they are a-changing”. Dylan predicted doom for those who resist change, those who “stand in the doorway and block up the hall”. Fortunately, in the change away from animal based food, no one is doomed; everyone benefits. The purpose of the current blog post

  • Protest Kitchen Book Review

    Book Review: Protest Kitchen by Adams and Messina

    Protest Kitchen: Fight Injustice, Save the Planet, and Fuel Your Resistance One Meal at a Time, 2018, by Carol J Adams and Virginia Messina. Published by Conari Press, Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA. ISBN: 978-1-57324-743-6. Are you one of the many people who see their diet as an individual choice; you eat

  • Response to ‘How Vegans Can Plant the Seeds of Acceptance’

    Author: George Jacobs, President of Animal Allies I refer to ‘How Vegans Can Plant the Seeds of Acceptance’ (ST 7 Nov). Everyone can make an important contribution to society, whether we are school cleaners creating a conducive environment for learning, police officers promoting public safety, or grandparents helping to raise

  • Transformation through Diet

    Author: Shieh Yuan Joshua is a friend from university days that I met recently at a friend’s wedding. Many of us could not recognise him at first, because he had undergone such a massive transformation, he looked like two different people! Turns out he had gone vegetarian, and is feeling

  • Why are animals important

    Why Queer People Need Animals

    Esther the Wonder Pig is fortunate to be able to live her most fabulous self after being rescued by Canadian couple Steve and Derek in 2012. Other pigs like Esther are typically slaughtered at 6 months old. Esther is 6 years old now, and could possibly live almost another decade. Image

  • Rabbit

    When Beauty is Skin Deep: Cruelty-free and vegan cosmetics and skincare gaining ground in the beauty industry

    By: Laura Lum The current reality of animal testing in the beauty industry “Where do you usually get your cosmetics and skincare from?” This is a question I often get from others wanting to find out more about brands that offer skincare and cosmetics free from animal testing and animal

  • Eight Benefits of “Preaching to the Choir”

    The views presented in this blog do not necessarily reflect those of CRF. Author: George Jacobs The Centre for a Responsible Future (CRF) organises and co-organises many events. We do these events to promote behaviours that are healthy (such as plant based eating and regular exercise), green (such as avoiding

  • Review: Clean meat: How growing meat without animals will revolutionize dinner and the world

    It’s frustrating to be activists for farmed animals. On one hand, the evidence for moving away from animal based foods continues to grow, whether it’s new research on the health benefits of plant based foods, or new studies linking animal based foods and the worsening effects of climate change, or