Adorable kids sells vegan food in Denver! Makes you wish you lived here with me, huh?
This cutie got all dressed up in suspenders and sold lemon-and-mint sun tea and vegan banana bran muffins on the corner at a “goodies stand”! I love child labor, especially in costume!
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Vegan edible finger paint! Awesome! Good idea? »
Look what I saw on Inhabitots!* Vegan edible finger paint! Say whaaaa? You heard me. This is totally cool but is it a good idea? Obviously it’s safe to eat this paint but then what if they are at school and the finger paints come out and they are like, “sweet! Snack time!”
*Still not preggers
Picture from Inhabitots
Climate Change 2.0: Chomped if we want it!
This new video from the Chomping Climate Change website is a work in progress, aimed at kids. It explains how what we eat can impact the future of the environment.
The video explains very simply that the old model of environmental reform, calling for us to replace all fossil fuels with renewable energy, is tired, expensive, and not happening any time soon. If we shift the focus to what we eat, we can have a major impact in a relatively short amount of time. Basically, your energy-saving lightbulb is really super-duper, but if you want to make real change, put down the patty melt!
This video is based on the 2009 report Livestock and Climate Change by Robert Goodland and Jeff Anhang that we discussed Friday. The paper discusses the importance of getting the message of this new model for change out to young people, because they are the future, adoy! And even better, they are not old and grumpy and set in their ways like the rest of us. Don’t get mad, you know you’re grumpy! Or get mad, I know it’s hard to contain at your age.
Who likes adorable baby animals frolicking with good-looking dudes? YOU DO. WE ALL DO. So let’s enjoy these piglets and kids that Animal Place rescued from some shitty pumpkin patch last month. The pumpkin patch people used their “baby animal petting zoo” to lure customers, and planned to send all four little bitty babies to slaughter as soon as they closed the patch for the season.
A girl and her dolphin! »
My parents are in London at the moment, visiting my cousin and his sweetie pie little daughters, Sophia and Joanna. Turns out, Sophia has taken a shine to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society and adopted her own dolphin! I asked her to write a little bit about the WDCS and she was kind enough to oblige!:
I became interested in WDCS when I was reading my nature magazine (National Geographic, Kids). At the end of it was an adoption form and a bit of information about WDCS. They allow anybody to adopt a dolphin, whale or porpoise, but it is actually aimed at kids. I adopted a dolphin called Moonlight; she has a one year old calf called Mellow Yellow. Here is a picture of a dolphin:
WDCS is:The global voice for whales, dolphins, porpoises and their environment.
Here is a link to where you can find out more about Moonlight.
Click here for the kid’s zone.
-Cousin Sophia Rascal, Age 10, UK
I know, she’s very well spoken. She’s also a mean soccer player! Or football player, as they would say. Now I want to adopt a dolphin! No I probs would adopt a whale. I feel so bad for them all the time. Sigh. Let’s just look at the cute dolphin drawing!
Eight-year-old boy raises money for a kitten thrown for a car (pardon the commercial at the beginning). This little boy is the man! He’s so, like, stoic or something? That’s not the word because he’s clearly passionate and sensitive. But he’s so serious! And intense! I love him. What a great kid!
You can read more about the kitten, Clover, and donate here.
Veggie kids! Where you at? I want to hear from you! »
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I saw this wonderfully adorable video about this little vegetarian boy Quíron and now I want to hear from more veggie kids! Do you guys have kids? Are they vegetarian/vegan? I want to interview them! It will be so fun! Email me and I’ll just send you a few questions. Let’s show the world what cute and healthy little veg kids look like!
Vegan creme egg TASTE-OFF! »
Yo! So I found two VEGAN creme eggs* that you can buy commercially. Or, kinda commercially, meaning that you can order them wherever you are (in the United States?). Is that what commercially means? Probably not. ANYWAY. First off, there’s VeganSweets vanilla creme eggs and secondly, there are these ones in Queenbalch’s Etsy shop!
Okay so first, the VeganSweets ones. Here is what they look like in package:
Adorable! There are 12 in a package. And here’s what they look like when you cut into them:
Creamy goodness! And the taste is OUTRAGEOUS. I loved them because they weren’t too sweet and the chocolate was rich and delicious. A vegetarian who tasted one said that they are very reminiscent of the real deal, they just taste like a high-class version. They’re also about half the size of the Cadbury creme egg so, hey, you can eat more! Or just have one as a snack and not go all Tom Cruise on Oprah. Or I guess we’re saying Charlie Sheen now? Anyway, you’ll be the opposite of those psychos. Anyway, they’re $9.99 plus whatever shipping to your house from Maryland. Speaking of, you could double up your shipping with them and get all sorts of other delicious Easter candy, including VEGAN PEEPS.
Next up! The Etsy one! Here’s the pic from the listing:
Cute! When they arrive, they’re actually wrapped in deliciously shiny silver foil, and your mouth starts to water, imagining the Willy Wonka experience it’s about to have. You get six eggs (they’re roughly the same size as an actual cadbury creme egg) for $9.99, plus $4.50 shipping. BUT CHECK OUT WHAT THESE FOOLS LOOK LIKE INSIDE:
HOT DAMN THAT LOOKS LIKE YOLK, SON! These are very sweet, almost buttery. They were a little TOO sweet for me (lie, I’m still hella eating them), but Jonas liked them better than the VeganSweets ones for that reason. Plus, cracking them open and having that freaky creme that looks like yolk ooze out will give you the same gross thrill that you get from the actual Cadbury egg. It’s SO GROSS, yet SO SATISFYING!
Okay so, they’re both awesome. If you’re into super-sweet realistic replications, go with Etsy’s Queenbalch. If you want a classier, more delicate egg that’s still authentic-tasting, go with VeganSweets! If you have the money, get both and do your own taste-test! Or if you have kids and you celebrate Easter, it would be fun to mix them up as basket treats, as the different colored foils look cute and festive together.
Oh, and if you don’t want to buy, you can always make your own! Kids might have fun doing that too or they might just hate you forever for making them work for their candy. It’s a toss-up!
Now please excuse me while I go eat both of those beauties DON’T HATE.
Crazy parents kill baby, happen to be vegan »
This is just a horrendously sad story and to make it even worse, these motherfuckers are vegan. Great. And, of course, when the news covers it, every headline screams VEGANS KILL BABY. I can’t wait for the shitstorm of crap press that’s gonna come veganism’s way from this horrific tragedy. Here’s the thing: These parents didn’t kill their baby because they’re vegan, they killed their baby because they’re VERY VERY CRAZY.
These people also didn’t bathe their baby and treated the baby’s bronchitis with poultices of cabbage, mustard oil and camphor. NOTHING to do with veganism, everything to do with crazy. I just don’t have any faith that the public will see anything but VEGANS KILL BABY, and we’ll keep hearing about it for years and years whenever the topic of whether or not you can have a healthy vegan baby. Answer: you can. Perhaps this should be a cry for help for increased availability of mental health programs?
Now, here is a ridiculously cute kid in an Herbivore Clothing shirt. Tell me that kid isn’t the picture of health/about to be kidnapped by me. EITHER WAY: You’d be wrong! Speaking of adorable vegan kids, BABY LEGWARMERS Y’ALL.
The End Dogfighting campaign: the HSUS helps ex-dogfighters with education and looooove »
Stereotypically, your Vegansaurus loves public radio. We also love dogs, DUH, and pit bulls particularly. Today’s Morning Edition returned that love hundredfold, with a story about personal and canine redemption.
The End Dogfighting campaign began in Chicago in 2006, expanded to Atlanta in 2008, and has just begun in Philadelphia. It “recruits former dogfighters and young, at-risk pit bull owners to take weekly training classes with their pets.” And you know what happens when people take their dogs to quality training classes on a regular basis? MAGIC—or, you know, the humans and animals develop mutual respect and love. According to Chicago program leader Tio Hardiman, “there’s a connection between fighting pit bulls and struggling to live in a violent society…. [K]eeping guys out of the world of dogfighting is good for them, their dogs, their families and the rest of the community.”
They also say that Michael Vick’s “testimony” about his former dogfighting exploits is really helpful, as he shares a socioeconomic background with many of the programs’ participants. Look at multimillionaire, making a difference!
What you need to do, though, is go to NPR and listen to Elizabeth Fiedler’s report—like all dogfighting stories, it’s got some horrific elements, but hearing the people talk about their experiences themselves, while the dogs bark all happily in the background, is way more valuable than reading a description.