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Free Blankets For Shelters and Fosters…Made By Vegans!

azvegan February 7th, 2011 No Comments

NW Veg graciously offers to crochet blankets for dogs and puppies, cats and kittens!  The people making them are vegan and will mail them out to you.

If you are interested, please send an email to

Thank you to everyone at NW Veg for so graciously offering the handmade blankets…for free!

Interview With Vegan Athlete Scott Jurek

azvegan February 7th, 2011 No Comments

Check out this interesting interview with Scott Jurek!  He is an incredible athlete who refuels on a plant based diet.

Contact Dunkin’ Now To Help End Animal Cruelty!

azvegan January 23rd, 2011 No Comments

Compassion Over Killing is asking you to contact Dunkin’ Donuts urging the company to stop using eggs & dairy!

Please use the form below to send an email, then follow up by calling the company at 1-800-859-5339. You can also leave a comment on Dunkin’ Donuts’ Facebook Page!

  • Urge the company to stop using eggs and dairy in its donuts
  • Ask them to offer vegan menu items
  • Let them know that a growing number of consumers are removing their support from the cruel egg and dairy industries
  • And more and more people are opting for healthier foods

Ask the FDA to Revise the Egg Safety Rule

azvegan January 23rd, 2011 No Comments

Through an undercover investigation, the HSUS has collected video footage and photographs documenting the systematic abuse of animals at Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., the nation’s largest egg producer.

HSUS findings during this five week investigation at Cal-Maine include the following

  • Birds producing eggs for human consumption confined in overcrowded cages with the rotting corpses of other birds.
  • Dead hens, trapped under their cages, had died with their heads on the egg conveyor belts exposing passing eggs to the decaying bird.
  • Birds trapped by their wings, necks and legs in the thin, rusty wires of the battery cages.
  • Birds with severely injured legs, unable to reach food or water.
  • Birds suffering from severe, bloody uterine prolapses enduring the pain of other hens in the overcrowded cages stepping on them.
  • Eggs covered in feces and blood.

Please send Dr. Margaret Hamburg of the FDA  a message that the cage confinement systems used by the majority of egg producers are a problem that affects the health of the laying hens and increases the risks of Salmonella infection. Please use the form below to send a message to the FDA asking them to revise the Egg Safety Rule to protect human health and stop the terrible abuse of these animals.

Washington Ballot Initiative: Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act

azvegan January 23rd, 2011 No Comments

Nearly six million egg-laying hens in Washington state are suffering in cruel battery cages. With less space than a sheet of paper per hen, the birds are unable to move freely, turn around or even stretch their wings. Battery cage confinement is one of the most abhorrent practices found on U.S. factory farms today. That’s why Farm Sanctuary, along with a coalition of animal welfare, food safety and environmental groups, is working to place a measure on Washington’s November ballot aimed at banning intense cage confinement and requiring that these hens have enough room to turn around and extend their wings. Additionally, the measure would make the sale of eggs from battery cage facilities illegal.  Learn more about the suffering of hens in battery cages.

Check back for updates on this important measure and for ways that you can get involved!