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Springtime Celebrations Are Better Without Birds' Eggs

Spring is in the air. A time of celebrating rebirth, as nature emerges from winter, trees bud, birds nest and free-living animals give birth to their young. Eggs are a popular social and religious symbol this time of year. For birds, though, eggs have a relevance all their own. And that's why, at Friends of Animals, we recommend the use of artificial eggs for games such as the "Easter Egg Roll" or Easter egg hunts.
 

Advocating Vegetarianism Like You Mean It

We at Friends of Animals see an obvious and important connection between animal habitat, a secure future for humanity, and vegetarianism. We envision a holistic view that weaves these ideas together.

Sometimes, Vegetarian Societies expressly make allowances for animal products at their events. In the year 2006, there is no realistic argument that dairy and eggs can fit into ethical activism.

Nonviolence: a truly radical activism.

Commentary by Lee Hall, Letters to the Editor, Christian Science Monitor (3 Feb. 2006).

How could a firebomb symbolize respect for animals and the Earth - much less one consisting of "a napalm-like substance known as 'vegan Jell-O' "? Veganism isn't about forcing people to behave differently, and it sure isn't about napalm-like substances... In a world where coercion has, for so long, been the tedious norm, truly radical activism seeks and models a view in which respect prevails.

Dining With Friends: The Art of North American Vegan Cuisine

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On the holidays, invite your friends to experience the best of pure vegetarian cuisine.

Friends of Animals' Dining With Friends: The Art of North American Vegan Cuisine cookbook has drawn accolades for recipes as enjoyable to eat as they are to prepare.

This cookbook is perfect for every day, and for holiday meal planning.

Friends of Animals & Millennium Restaurant at the San Francisco Green Festival

On November 5-6, 2005, thousands are expected to attend the environmental conference known as the "Green Festival," which is being held at the San Francisco Concourse, located at Eighth and Brannan Street. This year, the crowd will have an opportunity to taste some of the finest and most environmentally-friendly fare of the Bay area. Friends of Animals has invited Millennium Restaurant to join our exhibit booth to offer a sampling of world-class cuisine, as prepared by reknown chef Eric Tucker.

Celebrate World Vegan Day

We at Friends of Animals wish everyone a happy and healthy World Vegan Day. The international celebration is the 1st of November. This year's theme is vegan diversity.

The vegan diet itself is diverse, drawing from worldwide traditions, and especially influenced by Mediterranean, North African, Indian, Chinese, Thai, Mexican and Caribbean kitchens, where good growing seasons for grains and beans have been complemented by rich arrays of herbs and spices.

The vegan lifestyle, too, encompasses an ethic without borders - between species or between peoples.

New Eco-Friendly Cookbook Has Taste

By Liz Gay, reprinted from the Nashville City Paper, Nashville, TN

Carnivores rule the culinary world. For example, after decades in business, only recently have fast food chains such as McDonald's and Wendy's offered leafy alternatives to fries like fruit and salads. The rest of the country is catching on, but vegans (those who shun all foods derived from animals) still have to be selective of where and what they can eat.

Celebrate World Vegetarian Day

Why not host a party for family or friends on Saturday, the 1st of October, in celebration of World Vegetarian Day? The American Dietetic Association states: "A well-planned vegetarian eating style can be healthful, nutritionally sound, and beneficial for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases." By taking time to treat good friends to a vegetarian meal, you send out a clear message it is possible, and even festive, to choose this healthful and respectful way of life.

Dining With Friends Vegan Cookbook

Dining With Friends: The Art of North American Vegan Cuisine Celebrate the earth's gifts: Invite your friends to experience the best of pure vegetarian cuisine. With their first cookbook, Dining With Friends: The Art of North American Vegan Cuisine, Friends of Animals will draw accolades for recipes as enjoyable to eat as they are to prepare.

Foundations of a Movement: An Animal Rights Conference

We are pleased to share a brief synopsis of Foundations of a Movement: An Animal Rights Conference which took place in New York City this past weekend. Please visit often; there's more to come, both here on our site, and in our quarterly magazine, ActionLine.

Jay Tutchton, Pricilla Feral, and Peter Galvin started the conference by discussing the connection between zoos and hunting, focusing on the connection between zoos and canned hunts at Texas hunting ranches.

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