Vegan FAQ, abolitionism, and nutrition:
I'm not vegan, but I'd like to learn about veganism. Where can I find out more about becoming vegan?
A great place to start is at Boston Vegan Association's FAQ site.
I'm already vegan. Where can I learn more about the abolitionist approach to animal rights?
Start here to find out more about the abolitionist approach to animal rights. Also check out The Abolitionist Approach website.
Where can I learn more about vegan nutrition? Do you get enough protein? Calcium? Vitamin D? How about Vitamin B12?
The Boston Vegan Association has fabulous nutrition guide you can view online here. You may also order free pamphlets to distribute to others.
Why don't you use honey in your cooking?
Honey is NOT vegan. This is why.
It appears that you only use organic sugar. Are animals harmed in the processing of sugar?
Yes, they are. Read this.
Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog? by Gary Francione
Rain Without Thunder: The Ideology of the Animal Rights Movement by Gary Francione
Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World by Bob and Jenna Torres
Animals, Property, and the Law (Ethics and Action) by Gary Francione
Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-Based Diet by Brenda Davis
The Case for Animal Rights by Tom Regan
Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation by Gary Francione
Making a Killing: The Political Economy of Animal Rights by Bob Torres
Generation V: The Complete Guide to Going, Being, and Staying Vegan as a Teenager by Claire Askew
Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust by Charles Patterson
The Dreaded Comparison: Human and Animal Slavery by Marjorie Spiegel
Animal Equality: Language and Liberation by Joan Dunayer
Animal Rights Blogs:
Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach
Rutgers Prof. Gary L. Francione's website--complete with blog and forums--exploring an abolitionist approach to animal rights that regards veganism as the moral baseline and requires that nonhumans need only be sentient in order to have the right not to be treated as human resources.
On Human-Nonhuman Relations
A vegan animal rights advocate since 1979, Roger Yates, Ph.D, is a teaching associate/lecturer in sociology at the University of Wales, Bangor. His blog is a sociological exploration of speciesism.
Unpopular Vegan Essays
"Unpopular Essays Concerning Popular Violence Inflicted On The Innocent"
Vegans of Color
Many vegan spaces seem to be assumed (consciously or not) to be white by default, with the dialogue within often coming from a place of white privilege. We’re not single-issue here. All oppressions are connected.
Our Vegan Pregnancy
A vegan journey through first time pregnancy.
Working Class Vegan
The goal of Working Class Vegan is to present animal rights theory in a clear and consistent manner to the working class and make veganism accessible to the masses, especially low-income households and underprivileged neighborhoods.
Essays"generally comprised of critical observations of vegans pertaining to how we relate to the Big Other: omnivores."
Charities and (small) Animal Sanctuaries that need your help:
Charities That Test On Animals
Charities That DO NOT Test On Animals
Maple Farm Sanctuary
Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary
Shopping (Vegan and vegan inspired clothing, accessories, shoes, cosmetics/skin care, condoms, etc.):
BVA's Shopping Links
Resources (vegan bodybuilding, nutritionists, pregnancy and children, etc.):
Feeding Vegan Kids
Brenda Davis, Registered Dietitian and nutritionist
Pregnancy and the Vegan Diet
Vegan Bodybuilding Forum
Vegan Fitness Forum
Vegan pro-triathelete, speaker, author