Animal Welfare

Animal welfare refers to the human responsibility for ensuring or maintaining the health and well-being of nonhuman animals in all contexts, including environments such as homes, sanctuaries, or zoos; wild or natural habitats; and animal agriculture and aquaculture. Some who have a large heart for animal welfare focus on small, local issues, while others focus on the larger-scale interferences humans have on the animal populations around us. Whether caring for an animal in our own home or lobbying for political action, all efforts to protect animal welfare are worthwhile in keeping us connected to and responsible for the impact we have on the natural world around us.

Eating Meat Will Be Considered Unthinkable to Many 50 Years from Now

People in the future will be horrified that we once ate meat.

Going Vegetarian to Lose Weight? Here's What You Must Know

There are plenty of reasons to try the vegetarian diet, including reduced animal cruelty, helping the environment and of course, losing weight. But a vegetarian diet isn't always a guaranteed way to drop pounds.

The Meat of the Matter

Dr. Melanie Joy coined the term 'carnism' in considering the question of why do we eat certain types of meat and not others. Carnism is the invisible belief system that conditions us to eat certain types of animals.

Vegetarians, Get Inside the Minds of Meat Eaters

According to Melanie Joy, to understand the psychology of meat eaters, vegetarians must navigate through a labyrinth of ethical and moral contradictions. Yet, doing so would help bridge the often contentious divide between the two groups. - Katie Leo

Understanding Neocarnism: How Vegan Advocates Can Appreciate and Respond to “Happy Meat,” “Locavorism,” and “Paleo Dieting”

“Happy meat,” locavorism, and “paleo dieting” are signs of society’s willingness to examine the ethics of eating meat, eggs, and diary, and they reflect people’s genuine concern for animals (and the environment and health).