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Take a look at this 72-year old vegan who just won PETA’s “Sexiest Vegan Over 50″ Award. Listen to her on the video talk about her 40 year journey as a vegan.

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Mercy for Animals recently conducted a hidden-camera investigation
that reveals calves being beaten with pickaxes and hammers, thrown,
burned, and neglected. The group is seeking criminal prosecution of
the abusers. Here is a link to the footage, it is difficult to watch,
but something compassionate people should know about.

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This article appeared on the Good Culture website.  It explores how factory farmed meat production can contaminate the vegetables that vegetarians eat.  Click here to read the article.

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View some videos from The Gentle Barn Sanctuary in California.

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Read about some top Vegetarian athletes!

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Five Myths About Vegans

on April 24, 2011

In a Washington Post article, Carol Adams, academician and author of “Sexual Politics of Meat” gives answers to five of the most common questions and criticisms that vegetarians and vegans hear, staring with “Where do you get your protein?”  For more information click here.

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Results of a new study published in the online journal “Senior Journal” finds that a low-fat vegan diet treats Type 2 diabetes more effectively than a standard diabetes diet and may be more effective than drugs. The study originally appeared in the August issue of Diabetes Care, the journal of [...]

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What better evidence that veganism is catching hold and “is a Good
Thing.” First it was Ellen de Generes and her partner who went vegan; then
Oprah Winfrey tried it and got her entire staff to do it [even though she's
not quite there yet]. But now, on April 1, style guru Martha Stewart
devoted a full [...]

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Some people justify eating animals by the mistaken supposition that animals [particularly chickens or turkeys] are dumb and unfeeling.  The question of animal intelligence and emotion was recently the subject of a Psychology Today article entitled Empathic Chickens and Cooperative Elephants: Emotional Intelligence Expands Its Range Again. The current article also mentions that [...]

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On March 26th several families and their kids came to the MHVS Youth Group Toys For Tails event held at the Starr Library in Rhinebeck, NY.  The goal of the event was to make cat and dog toys for local animal shelters, and to bring together vegetarian parents and kids.  We made two different types [...]

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