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A Vegan Activist’s Guide to the Holidays

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The holidays are stressful! And, there’s added stress for vegan advocates. Unnecessary animal suffering is not only a common part of holiday meals but also a grotesque display celebrated at the center of the table. We’ve collected our favorite tips from our vegan community to make the stress of the holidays just a little less painful.

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Million Dollar Vegan Asks President Trump to Go Vegan

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Will President Trump go vegan in January for a $1 million dollar donation to veterans? That’s exactly what Million Dollar Vegan, a nonprofit organization, has asked the president to do!

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5 Stories of Vegan Activism in Religious Communities

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You are part of the vegan movement, whether you consider yourself religious, interfaith, spiritual, atheist, or agnostic. What unites us: the goal to make the world better for animals, the environment, and for ourselves. So, for the entire vegan movement, it's exciting that religious and interfaith groups are expanding the reach of veganism through their communities.

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What Will You Do? World Vegan Day (and month!)

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November 1st! World Vegan Day ushers in an entire month of celebrating and promoting the joys and undeniable benefits of being vegan. This year, there is plenty to be joyous about as veganism continues to evolve and become a mainstream lifestyle. What are you doing to celebrate?

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Fish – A Critical Part of the Conversation

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Here’s the truth: Fish are exploited in greater numbers than any other group of animals — and yet they are not covered by animal welfare laws. Given the staggering amount of catch and bycatch, the environmental impact, and a fish’s documented ability to feel pain and suffer, advocating for marine life is more important than ever. We’ve put together some of the essential talking points about fishing. We hope this will inspire you to advocate for fish in your outreach.

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3 Inspiring Stories from the Plant-Based Health & Nutrition Movement

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Imagine a world where people don’t suffer or die from preventable illness. What would it take for that to happen? Plant-based nutrition experts and medical professionals know that a whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) diet empowers people to achieve health and well-being. But how do we help others take advantage of this information to lead their best lives?

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How Will We Heal the Earth?

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Your environmental activism matters! Most of us in the vegan community know all too well that we need to act for the environment — now. And, we know that widespread adoption of plant-based diets is vital to healing the planet. Now, thanks to the climate change report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in early August, the world is much more aware. Let’s take advantage of this historic moment.

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How to Step Up Your Outreach with a Powerful Film Screening

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It’s unmistakable — the transformative power of a good film. Films help us escape our everyday lives and experience a spectrum of complex emotions. Great films are powerful tools for vegan outreach. With a bit of planning, anyone can execute a powerful film-screening event...

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3 Reasons Why You Should Attend AR2019

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As VegFund gears up for the Animal Rights National Conference this summer, we reflect on what makes conferences so magical. For us, part of the enchantment is meeting past, present, and future grantees face-to-face.

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Farm Animal Sanctuaries Educate the Public

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Farm animal sanctuaries — those idyllic places where a lucky few animals rescued from the harsh world of industrialized agriculture live out lives of peace and companionship in green pastures and warm barns. Sanctuaries bring people face-to-face with animals that many know only as food on their plates. Where else can you rub a pig’s belly or scratch a cow between the ears? Sanctuary visitors learn that each animal is a unique individual with a personality, intelligence, and social relationships, but they also learn about...

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