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Animal activism, politics, ethics, and the environment.

Cage-Free vs. Free-Range vs. Pasture-Raised Eggs : Demystifying Egg Labeling (VZ 279)

Trying to decipher between cage-free vs. free-range vs. all of the other confusing labels on eggs can be SUPER confusing! In this episode of our podcast, we hope to help shed some light on the different types of eggs so that you can make purchases based on your own values and circumstances. You can listen …

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Cruelty-Free Pet Products

In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’ll be shedding (get it, shedding??!) some light on cruelty-free pet products, including food, treats, grooming products, and flea medicines.   Please note that some of the links on this page may be affiliate links and, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission …

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3 Amazing Places to Adopt a Turkey This Holiday Season

Why Adopt a Turkey? Every year, animal sanctuaries rescue as many turkeys as they can from that ugly fate, for which vegetarians and vegans everywhere are truly thankful. However, these sanctuaries are then responsible for the expenses associated with saving lives…the medical costs of rehabilitating injured or otherwise traumatized birds, and the costs of feeding …

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Cruelty Free 101 (VZ 64)

Using live animals in experiments is not a modern concept.  The ancient Greeks practiced vivisection, the dissection of live animals, in order to understand how living organisms functioned.  Historically, animals have been used to test treatments before applying to humans, and this practice continues to this day.  This cruel, unnecessary practice.   In this episode …

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