On the surface, the subject of pet food animal testing sounds silly because we would all want pet food tested before feeding it to our pets. And the idea of cats & dogs testing food doesn’t sound a bit cruel. But in the case of pet food, the testing is not what is cruel. The problem is how these tests are done. In many cases test dogs and cats are held in captivity in laboratory cages for their entire lives. It’s hypocritical to subject other dogs and cats to captivity for the sake of our pets.
Stop the mass killing of wild horses. Help rescue a sick elephant from a circus. Stop the sharing of animal cruelty videos. Protect farm animals from abuse. Ask Vietnam to ban animal torture.
One of the things I struggled with as a vegetarian was whether I should put my dog on a vegetarian diet to go along with my ethical choices. I researched this a lot and the opinions are so varied that I could never make a decision. There are people who claim that their dogs thrived on a vegan/vegetarian diet, and there are others who call it unnatural because a dogs’ natural instinct is to eat meat.
If you’re one of many animal welfare conscious shoppers, you probably try your best to buy meat from responsible sources. But you probably feel a little overwhelmed by the number of marketing claims in meat packaging. Should you buy the “humanely raised” chicken? Or should you go with the “stress free” chicken? Shouldn’t “humanely raised” chicken be “stress free?” This post will answer those questions for you. I’ve compiled a list of the most common terms and labels with a summary of the meaning behind it. Unfortunately, not many are credible. But we do have some hope.
Due to the utter shock and disgust that I felt when I first discovered that I was eating cheese with animal by-product, I decided to make a list of cheese brands that have us vegetarians in mind.
As if being vegetarian is not hard enough, we must also keep an open eye for animal products in foods that we’re allowed to eat. Things like cheese, cookies, soup, etc… can have animal ingredients carefully hidden in the ingredients label. Here’s what you should be looking out for.
The vegetarian kitchen should have a complete set of recipes that can be put to use daily. You need easy recipes for lazy nights, nutrient and protein rich recipes for a balanced nutrition, and of course we can’t forget the meat eaters in our lives. Here you will find four cookbooks to meet all of those needs.