Top 10 links of the week: A slinky catwalk through the sexy hallways of veganism! »
[Now THAT is a bird video. It made my sister cry]
First up: Why Eating Animals is a Social Justice Issue by Malenie Joy.
A vending machine that dispenses meat. What. The fuck.
Um…sex with animals linked to penis cancer. You heard me.
Britain Some British conservationists want to make an island for orangutans! HOW MUCH DO I WANT TO GO THERE?
Another from The Gothamist, NYC’s pet shops are filled with puppymill dogs. Adoy!
From Refinery 29, uggo sweaters for the 1%! Lots of wool, lots of fur, lots of fug.
Turns out, elephants in the Eastern Congo are dying due to human conflict more than anything else. Shit is effed.
Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero are getting love in The New York Times for their book, Vegan Pie in the Sky: 75 Out-of-this-World Recipes for Pies, Tarts, Cobblers and More Go ‘head, ladies!
Free People’s vegan leather line! »
Free People makes clothes for the neo-hippie with money. Who else to do vegan leather? Refinery 29 has their lookbook, and on Free People’s site they have an adorable little video with some of their veg designers talking about why they love their vegan leather and how super-duper excited they are to wear it.
Man I am super-duper excited about vegan leather, too. Leather looks cool, leather clothes look really good, except they’re made of death and bad for the environment and that sucks. But vegan leather is the best of both worlds! If you have enough money you can do anything. Look at this dress!
I want to wear it! A lot! Everywhere! With boots and a bright cardigan! Thanks, Free People, like I didn’t have enough of a shopping problem already.
Via Simply Vegan: Oslo Fashion Week bans fur! »
From Huffington Post: Oslo Fashion Week Bans Fur (POLL).
Veganism isn’t just about diet. It’s about omitting all animal products. Supporting one end of the trade supports even those omitted and so the abuse that is endured is still endorsed. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming because animal products pop up virtually everywhere, but taking small steps and shifting gears and habits, it is easy to find that even in a non-vegan world, there is a vegan one full of endless options. No one is perfect (from reading my posts, you know that for as long as I have been vegan, I too make mistakes), but we all try and intention is everything, so start here: no fur, no leather, no wool.
If you click on that link to the HuffPo article, you can vote in the site poll, which as of Wednesday evening looked like this:
Is that it? Only 86 percent of voters are anti-fur? NOT ENOUGH!