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Book Review: “Mind If I Order the Cheeseburger? And Other Questions People Ask Vegans,” by Sherry F. Colb
October 18, 2013

Book Review: “Mind If I Order the Cheeseburger? And Other Questions People Ask Vegans,” by Sherry F. Colb

Starting with her title, Mind If I Order the Cheeseburger? And Other Questions People Ask Vegans (Lantern Books, 2013),...

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When Is Killing the Right Thing to Do?
September 18, 2013

When Is Killing the Right Thing to Do?

One Saturday morning not too long ago, I was rushing about, trying to pack, shower, and eat in under...

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Debunking the Anti-Vegan Alien Invader Fable
August 26, 2013

Debunking the Anti-Vegan Alien Invader Fable

The animals need environmentalism. They need veganism too, of course, but it isn’t enough. Practicing vegans reduce the atrocities...

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The Arrogance of Some Flesh Eaters
July 11, 2013

The Arrogance of Some Flesh Eaters

People who love some animals, like their pets, but eat other animals, like chickens, have long been a prime...

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Eating at Burger Joints Is Good for Veganism
June 5, 2013

Eating at Burger Joints Is Good for Veganism

Burger places seem to be popping up everywhere. For a while we were back to the ‘80s with frozen...

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How an Activist Headed toward Burnout Can Change Course: Four Ways to Cope with Compassion Fatigue
May 20, 2013

How an Activist Headed toward Burnout Can Change Course: Four Ways to Cope with Compassion Fatigue

It has taken me until 5 p.m. to write a word of this column. It was due yesterday. I...

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Are Vegans Just Childish Dreamers?
April 22, 2013

Are Vegans Just Childish Dreamers?

Are vegans just childish dreamers? I wonder sometimes. I work so hard to stamp out animal suffering, but who...

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Entertaining the Innocent by Abusing the Helpless
March 25, 2013

Entertaining the Innocent by Abusing the Helpless

A polar bear in a small tank of water swims back and forth, back and forth, for hours. She...

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The Ethical Arguments Against Ethical Veganism
February 25, 2013

The Ethical Arguments Against Ethical Veganism

A vegan diet results in more animal deaths than an omnivorous one. That is the ludicrous conclusion of a...

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Veganism is About More Than Food
January 24, 2013

Veganism is About More Than Food

The dietary focus of the media and many activists make it easy to forget that being vegan means more...

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When Vegans Have Children
December 17, 2012

When Vegans Have Children

Part of parenting is teaching children how to live in the world. As a human adult who pays attention...

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