Sunday, December 2, 2012

Farm Sanctuary Photos on Twitter

I'll be posting one picture of an animal for every day of my internship at Farm Sanctuary on the Vegan Superstar Twitter account. Check it out here!

I'm finally here at Farm Sanctuary!

I will be writing a post about my one month internship upon my return with photos and videos. See you in a month!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Countdown to my internship

As you may know by now, I will be going to Farm Sanctuary in NY for the month of December as an intern at the shelter level. I will be leaving on November 30th from Canada and come back on January 2nd 2013.

I'm starting to wonder about a few things, like:

- How are we going to celebrate Christmas at the Farm?
- Will I be able to have lots of interaction with the animals?
- Is it going to snow like crazy or is the weather going to be decent?
- If it's snowing lots, are the animals going outside as much? Do they get cold just like we do?
- How many interns are there for the month of December?

We'll see soon...

I'm also excited to say that I bought a GoPro camera to attach to my chest so I can video tape while working and/or interacting with the animals. It should be interesting to see what's gonna come out of it. I wonder if the chickens will be curious about the little red light that signals that the camera is recording!

The countdown has started and I have 24 days to go before my departure!


Monday, October 22, 2012

Imagine a world without factory farming!

On Tuesday from 7PM on all television stations, one little pig with a big heart, a big voice and a big dream, will take flight on TV screens for the very first time.

Watch it here!


Monday, September 17, 2012

Walk for Farm Animals!

Now that summer is almost over, it means that the Farm Sanctuary's Walk for Farm Animals is near. I will be heading to Calgary AB this week-end to walk. I will be posting pictures of the fundraiser as soon as I come back so stay tuned!

Walk in Calgary AB

Pictures update:


Stacey behind the table just distributed the posters in preparation for the walk

We just came back from the walk


One of the poster we were carrying



Thursday, August 23, 2012

My Farm Sanctuary Internship 2012

I just received the good news that I was accepted for an internship at Farm Sanctuary in NY for the month of December 2012 at the shelter level! It will be a great opportunity to finally meet the animals (and the people too!) from that awesome organisation!


Friday, July 27, 2012

The London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremonies is using Farm Animals

Ingrid Newkirk, the president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, wrote Boyle a letter describing the risks of stressing, injuring, and traumatizing the animals:

“There are inevitably serious problems involved when it comes to using live animals in productions, and I don’t mean just aesthetically, with animals falling ill, defecating, urinating and so on.

“Animals become stressed and anxious when they are forced into unfamiliar or frightening situations, and stage sets—with their bright lights, heavy equipment and noisy crowds—are obviously traumatic environments for them.

“Then there is the transport to and from the venue, which also proves stressful as animals do not understand what is happening.

“And as for fireworks, clearly they frighten the bejesus out of animals. By contrast, the use of stunningly clever animatronics would create a show of Olympic proportions—without harming any living beings.”

She went on, “Should you opt to use real animals—and we hope you do not—please do as the producer of Babe did and ‘pay them their wages’ by making sure that they are retired to an animal sanctuary after the performance, rather than being sent back to farms and ultimately slaughtered."




"The set was designed to contain real grass and real soil. The use of animals drew criticism from the animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Boyle replied to PETA, assuring them that the animals would be well cared for."
Source: Wikipedia


Update:

In a letter to the Captive Animals Protection Society, the Olympics committee's director of ceremonies Bill Morris said they will return to "future roles in movies and theatre".

He said: "Because the animals come from a specialist supplier we understand that none of them are intended for the food chain.

"Indeed it is expected that they will return to natural surroundings and any future roles in movies and theatre."

Read more here: Full article


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Raw food!

A few weeks ago, I went to a raw vegan restaurant in Qualicum Beach BC. I was experimenting a full raw meal for the first time. I had spring rolls for an entrĂ©e, a Mediterranean Pizza for my main meal. The food was so good that I topped it up with a small rice wrap packed with greens, sprouts, red and yellow peppers, cashew hummus, Falafel Balls and Carrot. I soon realized that you don't need to eat lots to be fulfilled.

Very tasty experience!



Thursday, July 5, 2012

Cute Puppies Hate Chains

Just a quick animation video from the HSUS to remind people to unchain their friendship (people still chain their pets?!) and bring them inside at night. Thumbs up HSUS!

 
 


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Fear, Ignorance, and Collusion: The Real Reasons Why Experts Dis’ Veganism

Awesome article by Ruby Roth, author of "Vegan is Love", her latest illustrated book for children. Ruby had her book reviewed by Nicole German, a registered dietitian on Diet Blog, whose occupation and critique perfectly exemplify the real reasons why "experts" often dis' veganism: fear, ignorance, and industry collusion.

You can read the article here.


Every time I read statements like this by people that I think 'should know better', I just shake my head wishing people would make the connection between what they eat and health.

For our kid's sake, we have to take a step forward and start educating them about the consequences of our current food system.


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Farm to Fridge

"Embracing veganism is not sign that there is anything wrong with vegans. On the contrary. It is a sign that we have learned to think beyond the selfish boundaries of our own desires and actually give a damn about other animals, people and the earth. It is a sign that we are no longer willing to blindly continue to pay people to torture, enslave and kill other animals simply for the sake of our enjoyment." - Comment by Nishemi



Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THIODWTqx5E
"We must see with our eyes what they must endure with their bodies"



Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Seal Slaughter

Watch "Baby Seal's Sad Last Moments".

After decades of showing the public seal clubbing (read bloody massacre...) on television, newspapers and now the internet, things are starting to change. More countries are banning harp seal pelts, the last one being Russia. They were the biggest market for the Canadian seal fur industry. It is all about demand. Cut the demand and these practices will come to an end.


Source: http://www.youtube.com/user/hsus
"We must see with our eyes what they must endure with their bodies"

Thanks to the social media, it's now easier to be aware of what's happening around us and also harder than ever for the corporations to hide anything from the public eye. I believe things will change in regard of "animal rights" and animal welfare because of it.



Thursday, May 31, 2012

Walk For Farm Animals 2012

This year, I will be doing the walk for farm animals in Calgary AB Canada on September 22nd. You are more than welcome to support me by making a donation. Just click on the badge below and you'll be redirected to my Walk for farm animals page.


All the money goes to Farm Sanctuary and thank you for your support!


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Lisa the vegetarian

An image that speaks for itself.


People that consume animal flesh don't always realise where their meat is coming from. I've heard too many people saying they don't want to see videos or images from slaughterhouses or even undercover videos exposing the cruelty to "food animals" just so they can keep eating without a second thought what their parents raised them believing is good and necessary in order to get all the nutrients their body needs. The animals don't need to suffer their whole life and be killed for your belly and body to be satisfied and stay healthy.

The reality is you can find all the nutrients your body needs on a whole-food plant based diet. It doesn't need to be fad or boring. Google is your best friend for recipe ideas. Simply search "vegan recipes" and you'll be amazed with all the options that comes up!


Monday, May 28, 2012

Kale it!

Kale can be used the same way you use lettuce. I you're a salad maniac, you can roughly slice it and mix it up to lettuce, then add up your veggies as usual.


I personally like to shred my kale in the food processor and add it to a quinoa salad with my other veggies. If you want to "drink" it, you can easily blend it into a green smoothie rather than juicing it since I feel my juicer doesn't extract much out of it as it is not a juicy vegetable.



Kale is very high in beta carotenevitamin Kvitamin Cluteinzeaxanthin, and reasonably rich in calcium.

Keep it simple: eat more kale!


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Carnism

Do you know what Carnism is?
Carnism is the invisible belief system, or ideology, that conditions people to eat (certain) animals.

Watch this video. It brings another perspective in the way you look at your plate simply by being told what you're actually eating.



The author of the book "Why We Love Dogs Eat Pigs and Wear Cows" talks about carnism. Very interesting presentation.



Read more about carnism here: carnism.com
Let me know in the comments below what do you think about this?


Friday, May 25, 2012

Domain name registration

The domain VeganSuperstar.com has just been registered!

Stay tuned :)