On one hand, vegetarianism describes a lifestyle in which meat-eating is eschewed almost always for the sake of ethical, health, or environmental concerns (or some combination of any of those elements). In that case, eating human placenta, which was just going to plop out and exist anyway, shouldn’t disturb that…
People become vegans for all sorts of reasons, but they can probably stop saying they are because it’s the best thing for the earth. In the many variables of dairy/meat/vegetable diets, when it comes to sustainability, veganism is only around the middle of the pack.
PETA is excited to announce that Joe Arpaio, the notoriously racist Arizona sheriff who fancies himself “the world’s toughest,” is now on their preferred list after he switched the jail’s food over to a vegetarian menu. Even Pam Anderson’s on board! But has everyone forgotten that Joe Arpaio is anti-immigrant and has…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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."
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:
According to the Boston Globe, men can now be vegans. Except they're called "hegans," and they're extra-manly!
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.
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]
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.
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.