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Vegan Life

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Friends of Animals opposes the use of animals for human consumption for moral and ecological reasons.

Advertising campaigns that try to make the public believe the grisly business of turning fish, birds and mammals into food can be done in a “humane” fashion send the wrong message. Whether nonhuman animals are reared intensively or “free-range,” their lives are completely controlled and then brutally ended, and profit is what matters most to those who own them.

Incremental improvements pushed by some welfare-oriented animal advocacy groups do not alleviate animals’ suffering; they are geared to assuage our own consciences so that people continue to eat animals (including fish), thinking that somebody else has addressed the morality issue.

Being vegan also goes beyond what is on your plate. Respect for animals factors into clothing decisions and other consumer items, such as “cruelty-free” makeup, cleaners and toiletries.

Being vegan is not only good for animals, it also benefits the environment. Livestock supply chains account for 14.5% of all human-induced greenhouse emissions each year. That’s about the same amount of emissions from all airplanes, ships, trucks and cars combined.

FoA’s vegan cookbooks

To help you begin your vegan journey, and to enjoy it fully with all who are in your life, Friends of Animals has published three vegan cookbooks: The Best of Vegan Cooking, Dining with Friends, and For the Love of Dog Biscuits.

Dining with Friends equips readers with an impressive repertoire of delicious recipes and many of the book’s recipes can be on the table in less than an hour.

The Best of Vegan Cooking provides meals for every occasion, from easy, everyday dishes to festive, elegant dining. It is a cornucopia for all seasons. Menu items featured include soups, salads, pastas, vegetables, breads and muffins, desserts as well as special sections on classic risottos and delicious ice creams and sorbets

For the Love of Dog Biscuits provides 12 seasonal recipes for healthy, all-natural and nutritional delicious dog treats that won’t break the bank. There are even gluten-free recipes as well as a recipe for Carrot Parsley biscuits that can help combat doggie breath.

To order any or all of these vegan cookbooks, please click here.

Click here for our Be Vegan pin.
Click here for our vegan T-shirts and accessories.

Interested in learning more?

Our quarterly magazine, Action Line, provides articles on vegan cooking, fashion, vacations, and more that you can read by becoming a member.

Here are just a few recent FoA articles about veganism and its benefits, as well as some of the challenges this humane and ethical movement faces in gaining more widespread support.

Want to save the planet? Overhaul the National School Lunch Program 

FoA challenges USDA to boost vegan school lunch options

In My View: How Melanie will live on in me, by Priscilla Feral

Bringing Gen Z into the vegan fold for animals

It’s time to stop Big Beef from being a schoolyard bully

Lab-grown meat: Stupid, costly and unnecessary

If it involves an animal, it is not vegan

Why greenwashing animal protein won’t work

Pass the peas, please!

The importance of vegan education, by Anna Charlton, adjunct professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law