Michigan Vegan News
Fur Ban in Ann Arbor, MI!
8/16/2021 "This evening, the city council for Ann Arbor, Michigan voted unanimously to become the first city in the Midwest to ban the sale of new fur products. Ann Arbor is also the first city in a fur-producing state to ban fur sales.
Molly Tamulevich, Michigan state director for the Humane Society of the United States, said: “Ann Arbor has now become the Midwest leader in the fight against the fur industry. Cities should rightfully align their laws with the values of their constituents, and it’s clear the people of Ann Arbor care about animals and want nothing to do with fur.”
Drive thru vegan joint? Yes, please.
Veg-N is a vegan American style eatery in Lansing, Michigan that opened their brick and mortar location in February 2021. With an ever growing and diversifying menu, the restaurant has a bright future and is changing the vegan food game in the Lansing area. With fan favorites like Chili Cheese Fries, The OG Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Ranch Salad, and The Breakfast Burrito, there's something for everyone's taste preferences. What started as a food truck and has turned into the hottest restaurant in Lansing, the owners, Christabelle and Johnathan, have no plans on stopping there. Bigger goals of building into a chain restaurant, changing the way we look at the food supply chain, and bringing the vegan movement into the mainstream.
Indoor seating available. Drive-Thru available. Grubhub/Doordash Available.
Action For Animals First Undercover Rescue
11/21/2021 Lazarus weighed a meer 40 pounds when he was cast away. Standard sheep of his age should weigh 150 pounds. Weak, frail, and visibly ill, Lazarus stood in the holding pen eerily still and somber. His small head was sunken down and ears depressed. Every bone in his body protruded. He held his back in an arched position, much like a cat would do when scared. (Animals take this position to preserve body heat when they’re so cold from emaciation.) It was like watching death… alive.
We aren't born to eat animals. We are trained to.
Animal Rights: a moral imperative
"There is veganism and there is animal exploitation. There is no third choice," Gary Francione, The Abolitionist Approach.
In the United States, dog fighting is a felony. We as a nation have collectively agreed that dogs deserve the right not to be forced into lives of fighting and violence. We believe that even if a person gains a significant level of pleasure from the "sport," the action is still unjustified because it causes direct harm to a sentient being for an unnecessary, selfish reason. It would seem to follow then, in the interest of avoiding moral hypocrisy, that we would also grant those same principles of moral consideration to all non-human animals. In other words, if it is wrong to harm a dog for the purposes of entertainment pleasure, it is also wrong to harm a pig, a chicken and a cow for the purposes of palate pleasure.
Daisy Belle and Grace taken at SASHA Farm Animal Sanctuary
Factory Farming is Killing Our Environment.
The United States has five times as many livestock animals as humans, and it takes a lot of land to grow feed for the meat that ends up on our plates. The production of corn and soy takes up more than a third of America’s agricultural land, despite humans consuming less than 10 percent of it. Livestock consumes the vast majority of these crops.
According to an article published in The Guardian, researchers at Oxford University found that without meat and dairy consumption we could use around 75 percent less land for agriculture. That’s comparable to the size of the United States, China, Australia, and the whole European Union combined. So, in addition to destroying Earth’s water and air, raising animals for meat on a massive scale uses countless acres of land, destroying vital ecosystems, harming wildlife and biodiversity.
4 Tips For Going Vegan
Make a list of foods/meals you eat that are already vegan. Smoothies and avocado toast anyone?
Make your favorite meals but swap in vegan alternatives. Google "Vegan Pizza" or "Vegan Burritos"
Create a list of around 5 easy go-to meals. Master them before moving on to more challenging recipes.
Utilize the vegan options at restaurants near you and be open to trying new things. It's okay if you don't like them all!
Eating meat, dairy, and eggs doesn’t just harm animals and the environment – it can also have a negative impact on our health. Eating processed meat increases our chances of developing cancer, and research suggests that consuming animals’ flesh, milk, and eggs could be as detrimental to our health as smoking. Here are 4 tips for transitioning to a plant based diet.