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“My Father Shot Our Dog”

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Some folks were shocked by the short, sharp punch delivered by Ray Rice to the head of his then-fiance, Janay Palmer. Others were stunned by the insouciance with which Rice knocked Palmer unconscious, the casual air with which he dragged her insentient body across the floor.

Not me. The only thing that shocks me . . . → Read More: “My Father Shot Our Dog”

The Continuing Crisis

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Shelters and sanctuaries are flooded with homeless roosters due to the fad for backyard hen-keeping, which profits hatcheries at the expense of families. Find out what you can do to help. . . . → Read More: The Continuing Crisis

Food for Thought on Labor Day

Food Empowerment Project founder (and VINE board of directors member) lauren Ornelas has just posted a short Labor Day post on the Appetite for Justice blog.  Go read it now. Then, show her some love in the comments (on that blog, not this one), so she won’t feel awkward about so bravely disclosing her . . . → Read More: Food for Thought on Labor Day

Fine Dining for Farmed Animals

When vegan restaurants support farmed animal sanctuaries, it’s win-win for everybody! On September 7 in Boston, True Bistro will host a “Night for VINE.” You can support the sanctuary by asking a vegan restaurant in your town to do the same. . . . → Read More: Fine Dining for Farmed Animals

An Open Invitation to Wayne Pacelle

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Let us use our skills at care-taking and creative problem-solving in ethically complex situations to help you see how HSUS can lead the way to a healthy, plant-based agricultural economy. . . . → Read More: An Open Invitation to Wayne Pacelle

An Open Letter to HSUS Staff Members

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VINE cofounder pattrice jones urges staff members of the Humane Society of the United States to speak up within the organization in order to break the institutional consensus that has led the farmed animal division to sponsor a festival of animal killing. . . . → Read More: An Open Letter to HSUS Staff Members

Building Community Through Veganism: Queer Veg*n Speak Out

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VINE’s recent Queer Veg*n Speak-Out took an interesting turn, leading to an important conversation about the ill-effects of the implicit whiteness of mainstream veganism. “Listen in” on the conversation in this recap provided by our Community Engagement Coordinator, Brandie. . . . → Read More: Building Community Through Veganism: Queer Veg*n Speak Out

Flowers in the Vegetable Garden?

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Flowers in the vegetable garden can both spice up your vegan diet and be part of a veganic process of gardening by setting up vibrant and dynamic plant communities. . . . → Read More: Flowers in the Vegetable Garden?

The Oxen at the Intersection

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In The Oxen at the Intersection, VINE Sanctuary cofounder pattrice jones analyzes the campaign to “Save Bill and Lou” as a case study in animal advocacy, with sometimes surprising conclusions. . . . → Read More: The Oxen at the Intersection

Summer Reading via VINE

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This spring has brought the release of two new anthologies, each with a chapter by one of VINE’s cofounders. The books are The Ethics of Captivity, edited by Lori Gruen, which includes a chapter by VINE cofounder Miriam Jones, and Ecofeminism edited by Carol J. Adams and Lori Gruen, which includes a chapter by . . . → Read More: Summer Reading via VINE