Entries tagged with “Animal Welfare”

#MooToo: Why We Should Rethink Drinking Cow’s Milk

Joaquin Phoenix very publicly pointed the spotlight on inter-species entitlement. Here's why, and how to do something about shifting our perceptions.

3 Compelling Reasons to Rethink How You Use Eggs

Springtime practices for decreasing health risks and increasing spiritual connections.

5 Food Policy Issues We Wish the Presidential Candidates Were Talking About

Here are five food policy issues that the presidential nominees aren't talking about—even though they should be.

A Holistic Approach to Vaccination for Dogs

When I was a veterinary student, I was taught that vaccinations are a cornerstone of healthy pets. As I went on to practice, however, I saw severe acute vaccine reactions, as well …

Be The Change Award: Katherine Dunn & Apifera Farm

“Apifera Farm is not so much a place as it is my intention to the world,” says Katherine Dunn, an artist who has been featured in S&H and a farmer who is now devoted to incorporati…

Book Review: A Plea for the Animals

A Plea for the AnimalsThe Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with CompassionBy Matthieu RicardShambhala PublicationsAccording to a statistic cite…

Do Animals Have More Soul Than We Do?

Not only do animals live, they have lives—with “undiluted purity and clarity…”

Faux Paws: Common Sayings Animal Lovers Should Avoid

Thingifying animals is a thing (Sure! I'll be your guinea pig!)—and words matter. Here are tips for kinder and more mindful, animal-inclusive speech from the world’s wisdom traditions.

Film Review: Stray

Five years ago, adventurous movie-goers were enchanted with Turkish director Ceyda Torun’s documentary about Istanbul’s street cats, Kedi, a small indie hit on the festival circu…

For the Love of Guinea Pigs

Discover 4 ways to celebrate the first-ever Guinea Pig Awareness Week. Start by learning what every human needs to know about interacting with these four-pawed friends.

Going Vegan After 50

By changing your diet, you can change the world—at any age—according to Carol J. Adams, Patti Breitman, Virginia Messina, authors of Never Too Late to Go Vegan.

Holistic Pet Care

Phil Klein, owner of Whiskers Holistic Petcare in New York, shares his holistic pet care tips.

How Do I Survive the Pain?

“My trigger that tells me I’m tuned in to an animal is the fact that my eyes fill up with tears.”

Mindful, Responsible Meat for the Table

When Upton Sinclair wrote The Jungle in 1906, readers were exposed to the horrible abuse of those who worked in the meat-packing industry. The book changed how the country thought …

Pets and Coronavirus: What We Need to Know

The news that a tiger in the Bronx Zoo tested positive for COVID-19 is raising questions about interspecies transmission and how to keep our pets healthy.

Planning a Heart-Centered Thanksgiving

Animal chaplain Sarah Bowen shares how she has re-crafted her Thanksgiving to be more compassionate and rejuvenating.

Podcast: Animal Chaplain Sarah Bowen

Sarah Bowen’s spiritual work as an animal chaplain and multifaith educator includes supporting all sentient beings, regardless of species.

Richard Oppenlander: The Myth of Moderation

The author of Comfortably Unaware and Food Choice and Sustainability on why eating humane and local isn’t enough, and why there’s no such thing as a “sustainable” meat.

The Food Fight We Might All Agree On

Because no one in their right mind really wants meat from factory farms

The Heart of Money: “Can I Become a Vegan Investor?”

I’m very concerned about animal cruelty in our society. From the dinner table to the clothing industry to cosmetics and pharmaceutical testing—it’s everywhere. I’d like to pu…