Does Wearing Vintage Fur Instead of New Fur Make You a Better Person?

It's common knowledge that today's fur industry is notoriously cruel to our fuzzy little brethren of Earth, and understandable that the tide has turned severely since the Golden Age of Hollywood, when women like Liz Taylor and Rita Hayworth would traipse around red carpets with full-body fox stoles around their necks… » 3/09/13 12:30pm 3/09/13 12:30pm

Hardcore Vegetarians May Have Had a Hand in the French Revolution

Unless you're from new New Orleans and got knock-down, drag-out wasted last night in the French Quarter for Independence Day, Part Deaux (or unless you're from French Canada or actual France), odds are you missed out on Saturday's Bastille Day fete. That's okay, though, because NPR is offering you a plate of steaming… » 7/15/12 4:30pm 7/15/12 4:30pm

Meat, Fur, Razors, And The Challenges Of Living Ethically

Vegetarianism has gotten a lot of press lately, but in yesterday's Times, Gary Steiner argued that being truly ethical involves eschewing far more than meat — and this kind of abstemiousness may be falling out of favor. » 11/23/09 6:00pm 11/23/09 6:00pm

Natalie Portman: If We Don't Tolerate Rape, Why Do We Tolerate Meat?

Today on the Huffington Post, actress/activist Natalie Portman has an impassioned defense of Jonathan Safran Foer's vegetarian manifesto Eating Animals. She writes that "being polite to your tablemates" shouldn't trump morality. » 10/27/09 12:00pm 10/27/09 12:00pm