Easy activism: Go shopping to help the thousands of chickens rescued from Cali egg farm! »
Here’s a simply amazing video documenting the rescue. Incredible. Watch it and then I defy you not to donate. The song is perfect too. Excellent work! PS: Can’t see the video? Watch it on Vegansaurus.com
The 4,460 hens rescued from the 50,000 hens left to starve in Stanislaus County—the Turlock Hen Rescue—still need our help. What can you do? Go shopping! Food Fight Grocery and some other fine retailers are going to be donating a portion of their sales on these specific days:
- Food Fight will be donating 10% of all online sales (and in-store for those in Portland) on Saturday, March 3.
- Herbivore Clothing will be donating 10% of all their online sales (and in-store) March 3rd and 4th (someone said they’d be donating sales now as well but I can’t confirm)
- Purrfect Pinapples will be donating 20% of this weekend’s sales too. Cruelty-free lingerie! Handmade! Wow!
- Blue Strawberry Scents will donate 10% of their sales for the next week. Buy you some cool soap!
- And I just saw on the event page that for the next month (to March 24th) Veganville on Etsy will donate 15% of all online sales to Animal Place.
Check out the event page for more info and updates. Food Fight adds this note:
If you were planning to place an order, please do it on Saturday, and if you don’t need anything, maybe go here and donate directly.
If you can’t spend any money right now, then please spread the word about these fundraisers and about the rescue.
And don’t forget to sign the petition started by Harvest Home to bring the man responsible for this catastrophe to justice.
The best vegan fun-in-the-sun products! It’s sunsational! »
Here in Portland people tend to get really excited when we have sun, and as a result get sunburned very easily. So I put together a fancy list of a few vegan sunscreens to keep your skin as healthy as your insides! Bam!
This sunless tanner from Nature’s Gate is the perfect way to add a little glow to your skin during the winter if tanning beds aren’t your thing. I’m a huge fan of their unscented lotion, making this lotion great to use whenever I’m not nursing a new tattoo. Just remember to wash your hands after application! They will turn orange, and no one likes that.
As a rock climber this Aqua block, also from Nature’s Gate, is exactly what I need in the summer. When climbing at places like Smith rock, it’s necessary to wear the strongest protection you can find so you don’t burn to a crisp. The water-resistance is a big plus for anyone who does summer sports or spends a lot of time in the water, nothing worse than sweating off that spendy sun block.
It’s always important to take care of your skin after being in the sun as well, because everyone forgets sunscreen sometimes! Aloe vera is always a good option or you could try an after-sun lotion like After Sun Face & Body Moisturizer by Aubrey Organics.
For those of us who like indoor tanning, I am sad to report that I haven’t been able to find an indoor tanning lotion suitable for vegans. If anyone knows of such a thing please contact me! I miss my tanning salon. Even though I have been known to use indoor tanning, I don’t promote indoor tanning because I know that it can cause cancer. And that’s just not right!
This guest post was brought to you by Chelsea Catchpole, a vegan who hails from the mystical land of Portland, Oregon. She is a barista by day and a blogger, climber, and “chef” by night. You can normally find her wandering the isles of New Seasons or The People’s co-op, spending way too much money on new foods. The rest of her free time is spent cuddling with her two cats, Sushi and Mojo-Jojo. You can read her other musings at Stumpy Vegan.
Eat, pray, vom: a d-bag’s guide to Portland »
Josh Ozersky, bro-extraordinaire, gives us a super-rad guide on how to kill animals and clog your arteries in Portland, Ore. First I’d like to comment on Ozersky’s writing style: VOMIT. Like, oy, come back to Earth. Here’s a sample: “Unlike New York City, where the winds of reputation stoke the fires of resentment, Portland is supremely communal and laid-back.” The winds of reputation stoke the fires of resentment? Bleh, pass me a bucket! He also seems to have recently coined his own term, "lardcore," which he now likes to use. Self-referencing. Awesome.
On to the food, Ozersky brags that he was “writhing in pain” after a long day of eating various nasty meats. Dudes, writhing in pain is not how you should ideally end the day. He literally ate himself sick. DISGUSTING. Ultimately, all his pork-worshiping leads him to declare Portland, “America’s new food Eden.” Guess what, bro: vegans declared Portland food Eden decades ago! What’s more, YOU CAN’T HAVE IT, MEAT-EATERS! It’s ours, deal with it.
Let’s be clear: there is a vegan STRIP CLUB in Portland, OK? My debilitating moral code doesn’t allow for strip clubs nowadays but if they are going to exist, a vegan strip club is where it’s at. Besides that, you can get a vegan HAIRCUT in Portland. For serious! In fact, my sister got a cut there and came out looking even more adorable than she already is. It was a stellar cut, side-swept bangs and all. The Parlour St. Johns, where you can get said haircut,
is part of the vegan STRIP MALL in Portland. There is a vegan strip mall! Talk about Eden [Ed. The Parlour St. Johns is not in the mini-mall. Thanks to our Portland-knowledgeable readers for correcting our geographical error]. This is where the famous Food Fight vegan grocery is. That place rules and the people are super-nice. But my favorite part of this strip is Sweet Pea Baking Co.—an all-vegan bakery. Sweet Pea has the most amazing scones I’ve ever had! And believe me, I’ve had scones. It’s the food of my people. So trust me when I say you’ve got to get the cinnamon scone. It’s off the chain.
Moral of the story: suck it, Ozersky. Portland is ours. Take your lardcore and shove it.
[map of vegan and vegan-friendly eateries in Portland from Happycow.com]
Food Fight! wants to know what kind of asshole eats a lamb?
Your Vegansaurus has answers, courtesy SFoodie and their proclamation that “Lamb Belly Is the Meat of the Moment”! Goodbye, pork belly, you are basically bacon and bacon is so played-out. Today you can tear into a little lamb’s tender tum at Betelnut, Gather, Hogs & Rocks, Lafitte, Mission Chinese Food, and SPQR. It’s a cheap cut of lamby-flesh, too, so hopefully it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to feed on baby sheep all season long. So to speak.
Help animals, get chunky! »
I just heard about Rescue Chocolate when Food Fight Grocery tweeted about their Peanut Butter Pit Bull chocolate bar yesterday, declaring it “weirdly good.” Kind of an odd endorsement, but what an adorable company! They sell vegan chocolates and 100 percent of the net proceeds go to animal welfare organizations! AHHHHHH! I’m overwhelmed with warm fuzzies! The only thing that could possibly make this any cuter would be if Mr. Winkle delivered the chocolates to your door on a throne made of babies.
I haven’t tried them yet but best believe I’m ordering these mofos today. They have four different chocolate creations that benefit a number of organizations.