Three Simple Tips for Raising Vegan Kids

A growing number of kids are, well, growing up vegan! Polls show that the Millenial generation now makes up 42% of vegetarians and vegans in America – and are carving out their own version of “mainstream” by raising their children with healthier and more humane foods too. This is good news everyone! Last week, the UK’s Guardian featured an article … Read More

Turkeys: Four Fascinating Facts You Might Not Know

Most of us have never had the opportunity to meet a turkey in person, which makes it difficult to understand them – or how amazing they are. If you ask anyone who’s been able to get to know rescued turkeys on a sanctuary, they can tell you just how inquisitive, social, and smart these animals are. In fact, just like … Read More

Discover the Hidden Lives of Playful Pigs

In our everyday lives, it may be difficult for us to relate to pigs or any farmed animal for that matter. Most of us have never met a pig in person or had the opportunity to discover that these highly social animals possess an amazing capacity for love, joy, and sorrow. After watching the entertaining video below, which highlights the … Read More

No Whey: All Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies Are Now Vegan!

As the Girls Scout’s say: Be prepared! Are you ready  for the 2015 cookie season? Here’s what you need to know: the latest news is that all of their Thin Mint cookies are now vegan! Last March, we shared the news about how Girl Scout cookies were starting to head down the vegan path: half the Thin Mints on the … Read More

Running for Her Life: One Cow’s Fight for Freedom

In late May, Yvonne, a six-year-old slaughter-bound cow, escaped from a German farm and ran for her life. In her quest for freedom, she spent nearly 100 days hiding in the forests of Bavaria. Garnering international attention, she eluded capture by police, farmers, countless good samaritans and animal advocates, and hunters (until authorities called off the “hunt”). Some joined the … Read More

TryVeg News Picks: Top 5 Cutest Farmed Animal Videos

Chances are good that if you’re reading this blog, you care about animals. In fact, polls show that most Americans do. Not only do we overwhelmingly favor laws to protect animals from harm, more than half of homes in the US have at least one companion animal and 50% of pet owners consider their furry friends as much a part … Read More

Five Foods This Kickass Vegan Nutritionist Can’t Live Without!

Great news! Protecting animals is easy in 2015: in fact, choosing compassionate vegan foods is one of the most effective steps each one of us can take to help protect animals. It’s also a great way we can protect our own health. If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to stand up for your health and for animals, you can … Read More

Eating Sustainably

“A substantial reduction of impacts [from agriculture] would only be possible with a substantial worldwide diet change, away from animal products.” – United Nations Every time we sit down to eat, we can stand up for the Earth and all of its inhabitants simply by leaving animals off our plates. Compassion Over Killing’s informative Eating Sustainably brochure is packed with … Read More

Polluting the Planet

According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, the amount of manure produced on American factory farms is three times greater than the amount of waste produced by Americans. And to make matters worse, unlike human waste that goes through a sewage treatment plant, farmed animal waste is virtually always untreated. It’s often just stored in massive hazardous manure “lagoons” or dispersed … Read More

Depleting Resources

There are currently more than 7 billion people on the planet – that’s twice as many as 50 years ago. We’re already straining our planet’s resources at dangerously unsustainable levels, and it’s predicted that in another 50 years, there’ll be 10 billion of us walking the Earth. Where are our resources going? Globally, agriculture accounts for about 70% of all … Read More

A Warming Planet

“If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains … the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off US roads.” – Environmental Defense Fund The scientific consensus is clear: the Earth is getting warmer – and it’s got a lot to do with us.According to … Read More

Controlling Your Weight

Obesity rates in the US continue to increase at an alarming rate. In fact more than one-third of American adults and almost 17% of youth are classified as “obese.” According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death”. … Read More

Stopping Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is widely considered preventable, yet, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it accounts for about 90-95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes in the US. And while it was once associated with older age, Type 2 diabetes is now considered a worldwide epidemic that includes increasing numbers of children and young adults being diagnosed … Read More

Preventing Cancer

There is also strong and growing scientific evidence that a vegetarian diet lowers the risk of developing various types of cancer. Health and nutrition researcher Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of the groundbreaking and best-selling book The China Study found that “no chemical carcinogen is nearly so important in causing human cancer as animal protein.” A recent study funded by … Read More

Beating Heart Disease

Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US. The good news is that clinical studies are showing how, in many cases, heart disease can be prevented — and even reversed — simply by choosing plant-based foods. In fact, a few years … Read More