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

Shut Up, PETA

Whether they're calling shark attacks "payback" or accusing photographers of necrophilia, PETA rarely goes a month without a serious dick move. Here's why they're one of the worst supposedly do-gooder organizations out there. » 9/29/11 5:45pm 9/29/11 5:45pm

PETA Launching Animal Friendly Porn Site

Great news, weirdos! PETA is launching a porn site! Finally, they can skip the "we love animals!" charade and get right down to bringing us the tits they've been all about showcasing this entire time. » 8/21/11 6:32pm 8/21/11 6:32pm

How To Be A Vegetarian At A Barbecue

It's Memorial Day, which means, among other things, the start of barbecue season. Which, for the non-meat-eating among us, is sort of fraught. Herewith, a few tips on surviving a barbecue as a vegetarian. » 5/30/11 3:00pm 5/30/11 3:00pm

PETA Now Comparing Meat To Child Abuse

Clearly unsatisfied the offensiveness level of its previous campaigns, PETA has kicked things up a notch with a billboard stating "Feeding kids meat is child abuse." » 4/12/11 6:00pm 4/12/11 6:00pm

Is It Selfish To Throw A Vegan Wedding?

As Douglas Quenqua notes in the New York Times, many vegans and vegetarians are faced with a bit of a dilemma when selecting the food that will be served at their wedding: » 8/08/10 2:05pm 8/08/10 2:05pm

Food Fight: A Whole Foods Honcho And The Politics Of American Eating

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey is a vegan who's against universal health care, and in some ways he's the embodiment of contemporary American food rhetoric: contradictory, self-righteous, and inflammatory. » 12/28/09 12:00pm 12/28/09 12:00pm

The Passion Of The Parsnip: Vegetarianism And The Feelings Of Plants

Arguing about food is totally a thing in this waning year, and now Natalie Angier has thrown her hat into the ring by claiming that plants have feelings too. » 12/22/09 12:00pm 12/22/09 12:00pm

30% Less Meat Healthier For Hearts, Planet

In industrialized countries, cutting meat consumption by just 30% would not only reduce greenhouse gases but also cut heart disease deaths by 17%. Tofurky, anyone? [Reuters] » 11/25/09 6:20pm 11/25/09 6:20pm

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

Vegetarians: You Are What You Eat

According to this cool but somewhat odd ad for the International Vegetarian Union, a vegetarian's stomach is juicy and delicious. And the intestines are a yummy complement to stir-fries. [BoingBoing] » 11/13/09 12:20pm 11/13/09 12:20pm

The Challenges Of Raising Kids Vegetarian

Today's LA Times brings up an interesting issue (and one that Jonathan Safran Foer will surely face at some point): how do you raise kids vegetarian without making mealtime a battle? » 11/09/09 2:00pm 11/09/09 2:00pm

Four Myths About Vegetarian Cooking, As Seen On Top Chef (Plus Recipes!)

Natalie Portman annoyed us with her comparison of meat-eating to rape on the Huffington Post, but she was totally gracious on Top Chef last night. And her guest appearance revealed some of the common misconceptions about vegetarian cooking. » 10/29/09 12:00pm 10/29/09 12:00pm

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

On Meat And Memory: What Vegetarians Give Up

Jonathan Safran Foer's Times Magazine essay on vegetarianism brings up an interesting point: for many people, becoming vegetarian means breaking with a lot of the cherished food memories that have made us who we are. » 10/12/09 7:20pm 10/12/09 7:20pm