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As an Animal Lover…

Once You Come to Terms, You Begin to Understand


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Rudy: Pigs Don’t Want to be Bacon!

by Barbara Thumann-Calderaro

Rudy is a pig, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t loving, intelligent, or clean. In fact, he’s all of those things and more! But despite his impressive qualities, he and his best friend Carole are forced to go to a fattening farm and leave their families behind.

Intended to teach children the importance of being kind to animals,
Rudy: Pigs Don’t Want to Be Bacon gently shares the reality of meat production along with interesting facts about pigs.

Barbara states on Twitter that when you buy through Mascot Books, they will donate 15% to an animal rights group of her choice; she says the funds will go to support animal sanctuaries in NJ/NY area.

Also see her other book, Innocent Beings


Eating You Alive


Half of all adults in the U.S. struggle with chronic health conditions including cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and erectile dysfunction.

Despite countless dollars spent on medical research, new drugs and innovative technology to improve our health, more Americans are disabled and dying from chronic disease than ever before.

Featuring leading medical experts and researchers, Eating You Alive takes a scientific look at the reasons we’re so sick, who’s responsible for feeding us the wrong information and how we can use whole-food, plant-based nutrition to take control of our health—one bite at a time.


Excerpts from ‘Eating you Alive’


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New Jersey Vegfest

Mercy for all Animals

A sold out festival on behalf of the vegan message?


This packed event, held at the Morristown, New Jersey Hyatt Hotel on October 2nd, 2016, was a reminder to me that this movement is far from a fad…it’s a real turning away from society’s thoughtless use and abuse of animals to a culture of mercy and respect for other creatures.

This gives me great hope in where we’re heading with regards to animal rights.

It also showcased delicious food and drink, and medical doctors spoke of how illnesses are often reversed and cured by a plant-based diet (no news to me, but no doubt still news to many).

And there were film screenings that were so moving and inspiring they couldn’t help but turn heads and hearts towards this powerful message.

In one film (Vegan Every Day Stories) a woman spoke of her experience filming inside a slaughterhouse and…

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Plants Not Plastic

This is a brief compilation of the different things people call themselves with regard to dietary lifestyles, their true definitions (at least according to Wikipedia), and my thoughts on each.

To give a bit of background, my understanding of this list of lifestyles versus a list of diets is that diets are often popularized and advertised by a specific group or company (Atkins, Beach Body, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, etc.) and more often than not are paired with specific food products or supplements, where a lifestyle change or lifestyle intervention has more to do with a lasting mentality around food that is not specific to a group or company and can be practiced regardless of who is selling you the food you eat.

In order from most to least animal product consumption:

CarnivoreDefinition – meaning ‘meat eater’ (Latin, caro meaning ‘meat’ or ‘flesh’ and vorare meaning ‘to devour’)…

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