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The more you know about where your food comes from, the better. And the best way to know what’s right for YOU is to learn more.

Decisions about what we choose to put into our bodies are personal and I believe that change is more likely to happen when beliefs aren’t forced onto people. Not everyone processes information at the same speed or, despite the best of intentions, goes at the same pace modifying behaviors and habits.

Whether you’re an omnivore, vegetarian or vegan, you’ll likely agree that the inhumane and unethical practices of animal exploitation need to stop.

I hope the information provided here will encourage you to make changes that positively impact farmed animals, our deteriorating environment and your own health.

Thanks or taking time to visit and learn more!




Animal Agriculture

The 5 Biggest Myths About Factory Farming

Former Meat and Dairy Farmers Who Became Vegan Activists

CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation): The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories

Factory Farming

Factory Farming: People and Poverty

Slaughterhouse Workers

Environmental Racism 

The Someone Project: Farm Animal Behavior, Emotion, and Intelligence

Rising Number of Farm Animals Poses Environmental and Public Health Risks

Factory Farming FAQ

Farm Animal Life Expectancy

The Problem

Hog Wild: Factory Farms Are Poisoning Iowa’s Drinking Water

Workers in the Fishing Industry



Cruelty-Free, “Humane,” and other food labels


When A Fight Over Language Is Actually About The Right To Know The Truth

The Truth Behind “Humane” Labels

Understanding Labels & Loopholes

Humane? Ask the Animals.

Are There Really Cruelty-Free Eggs?

The Humane Hoax

“I only buy eggs, milk, or meat from my local farmer” The Truth About “Humane” Farming

Humane Slaughter?

USDA Helps Industrial Farms Claim Humane and Con Consumers, Says AWI

Arguments For and Against Humane Meat

Humane Animal Farming?

I Became a ‘Humane Farmer’ to Help Animals; I Should Have Gone Vegan




The Chicken and Egg Industries

Billions of Day-Old Chicks Are Shredded, Gassed, and Suffocated


My Quest for a Humane Egg

Eggs: What Are You Really Eating?

A Handy Guide for Vegan Advocates Discussing Chickens and Eggs

Backyard Chickens Have a Downside

What’s Wrong with Backyard Eggs?

Chicken Behavior: An Overview of Recent Science

Chickens Used for Eggs

What’s Wrong With Eggs? The Truth About The Egg Industry

Food for Thought: Chicken

What Does “Free Range” Really Mean? 

Factory-Farmed Chickens: Their Difficult Lives and Deaths

The Chicken Industry

The 4 Most Humane Ways to Kill a Backyard Chicken






The Myth of Happy Dairy Cows

Health Concerns about Dairy Products

The Spiked Nose Ring: A Symbol for All Dairy Cruelty

My Journey from ‘Humane’ Dairy Farmer to Vegan Cheese Maker

10 Mothers on Why They’re Saying NO to Dairy

Let’s Talk About All the Pus Americans Are Drinking

Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet – Milk and Dairy Foods

Dairy is Scary

Quantitative measurement of endogenous estrogen metabolites, risk-factors for development of breast cancer, in commercial milk products by LC-MS/MS.


Your Health

Milk Gate: Is Dairy Industry Bribing Health Organizations To Push Milk?

Why the Power Plate? Plant-Based Diets Promote Health

Your Health

Antibiotic Resistance from the Farm to the Table

How Plant-Based Nutrition Reignited My Passion for Medicine

For Your Health

How Industry Influences Nutrition Science

The Casein Cancer Link or Why You Should Ditch That Milk for Good

Calcium in Plant-Based Diets

The Ultimate Guide to Cruelty-Free Beauty and Household Shopping

Rewarded for Being Vegan

The Environment

Food Math 101

Environmental Impact of Raising Animals for Food

For the Planet

Veganism is ‘Single Biggest Way’ to Reduce Our Environmental Impact, Study Finds

Climatehealers.org The Science – The Facts

People and Poverty

Reverse the ‘Livestock Revolution’

Know Your Food

Kindness Project: Environment Impacts of the Animal Industrial Complex

The Facts

Factory Farming and Our Climate

Environmental Footprint of Milk

Humane Myth Glossary: Sustainable

Fashion brands that use leather are funding Amazon destruction, new study finds 

Plant-based Products Produce Less Pesticide Pollution

China’s Plan to Cut Meat Consumption by 50% Cheered by Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron

The Impacts of Dietary Change on Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Land Use, Water Use, and Health: A Systematic Review


Ag Gag Laws

What Is Ag-Gag Legislation?


Food Guides and Tips

While many of these links have “vegan” in the titles, please don’t be deterred by the “v” word. Below are recipes, suggestions and ways to get help in modifying your diet, etc. Also be sure to check out the Apps section below, as there are some super helpful ways to know find more plant-based and vegan options! Taking steps to healthier living is easier than you might think.

A Week’s Worth of Vegan Dinners From Trader Joe’s

Free Vegetarian Starter Guide

Plant based recipes

Costco’s Vegan Offerings Are No Joke

10 Vegetables That Can Substitute As Meat

Million Dollar Vegan


The Vegan 8 (8 ingredient vegan recipes)



Cooking Without Eggs

Egg-Free Cooking & Baking with Miss Kitchen Witch

Order Your FREE Vegan Starter Kit!

Vegan Eating Out Tips

Shop Smart: 21 Tasty (Oil-Free, Vegan) Finds at Trader Joe’s

Vegan Recipes by Cuisine Type

Vegan products listed by category

Meatless Mondays


Top 10 Vegan Myths

The Mostly Vegan

Struggling To Make The Vegan Transition? Top Tips To Help You Embrace A Plant-Based Diet

Vegetarian Substitutes for Ground Beef

Rabbit Food Grocery

The Vegetarian Site list of foods and online store

Vegan Mentor Program

Peta2 Guide to Going Vegan



Why isn’t wool vegan? Inside the hidden cruelty of sheep farming

Justice For Animals Wiki: Wool

Allbirds Is All Wrong—Urge It to Ditch Wool NOW!

What’s So Bad About Down?

Patagonia’s ‘Sustainable Wool’ Supplier Exposed: Lambs Skinned Alive, Throats Slit, Tails Cut Off

Take a Stand Against UGG in These Cute Cruelty-Free Boots

The truth about leather.

Silk, Cashmere, Shearling, and Other Animal-Derived Clothing


Racism and Discrimination

Environmental Racism 

Slaughterhouse Workers

Workers In The Fishing Industry 

Racial Injustice: The Truth About Industrial Agriculture

N.C. Court Chooses to Restrict Local Property Rights of Neighbors Besieged by Industrial Hog Waste 



Game Changers

Forks Over Knives

Meet Your Meat

At the Fork

Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home





Food, Inc.

Food Matters



The Last Pig

Live and Let Live

What the Health


The Animals Film

My Life As A Turkey

The Emotional World of Farm Animals

Vegan 2017 – The Film




Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism, by Melanie Joy, PhD

Eating Animals, by Jonathan Safran Foer

The Ultimate Betrayal: Is There Happy Meat?, by Hope Bohanec

Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach by Gary L. Francione and Anna Charlton

Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth, by John Robbins

The China Study: Revised and Expanded Edition: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health by T. Colin Campbell, PhD and Thomas M. Campbell II, MD

Prisoned Chickens Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry, by Karen Davis, Ph.D.

Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Meat, by Howard F. Lyman with Glen Merzer

Animals Make Us Human, by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson

Eat Like You Care: An Examination of the Morality of Eating Animals, by Gary L. Francione and Anna Charlton


Videos and Hidden Camera Exposés (These contain graphic footage)

Hormel Hell – Supplier Mutilates Piglets

Farm to Fridge – The Truth Behind Meat Production

This Will Make You Think Twice About Your Turkey Sandwich

Tyson Tortures Animals

Dairy is Scary

What’s Wrong With Eggs? The Truth About The Egg Industry

A Story About 10 Billion Lives

Food for Thought: Chicken

Free Range Chicken Slaughter





Food Monster

Forks Over Knives


Cruelty-Free (Leaping Bunny)

Is It Vegan?



Jane UnChained (Jane Velez-Mitchell)

Food for Thought (Colleen Patrick-Goudreau)

2 Rowdy Vegans (Renee King-Sonnen & Ryuji Chua)

Ordinary Vegan (Nancy Montuori)



Mercy for Animals

Animal Equality

FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement)

Compassionate Farming Education Initiative

Compassion Over Killing

Free from Harm

United Poultry Concerns

A well-fed world

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Rancher Advocacy Program

Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach

Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)


Humane Decisions

Ethical Elephant


Vegan Outreach

Compassion for Farm Animals

The Humane League

ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)

Fish Feel

VeganSci Ethics & Evidence

Four Paws

CETFA (Canadians for the Ethical Treatment of Farmed Animals)

Eyes on Animals



Visit a Farm Sanctuary in Your Area

Cows: Science Shows They’re Bright and Emotional Individuals

Companies That Still Test on Animals (and associated brands)

Animal Ingredients List: Non-Vegan Substances

Animal A-Z Fascinating Facts About Some of the World’s Most Amazing Animals

Cruelty-Free Kitty

The Ultimate Guide to Cruelty-Free Beauty and Household Shopping 

Vegan Beauty & Personal Care Products

Former Meat and Dairy Farmers Who Became Vegan Activists

Why Go Veggie?

Vegan Festivals Directory

Stop the Slaughter of Sick and Injured Birds [petition]

Consider Veganism

The Microsanctuary Movement



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