All posts tagged Vegan

Ted Leo, singer-songwriter-guitarist, veteran vegan

Ted Leo—the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, front man of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, and veteran vegan—recounts his path to vegetarianism, in 1988, then after further reading, research, and contemplation, going vegan in 1998. Read more…

Rachel McCrystal, executive director of Woodstock Farm Santuary

Rachel McCrystal—executive director of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, which rescues farmed animals and provides refuge for them, now housing around 400 animals—recalls a childhood marked by a houseful of animals, featuring a preponderance of rattlesnakes and other reptiles (her biologist dad was a herpetologist). Read more…

Steve Jenkins, co-author of “Esther The Wonder Pig: Changing The World One Heart At A Time”

Steve Jenkins—co-author, with Derek Walter and Caprice Crane, of “Esther The Wonder Pig: Changing The World One Heart At A Time”—discusses how Esther entered his and Walter’s world: He got duped into adopting her when she was a baby, having been told she was a micro-pig. This “micro-pig” grew to 650 pounds. Read more…

Ellen Jaffe Jones, vegan author and speaker

In an unusual edition of “Talking Animals,” Ellen Jaffe Jones—the running coach, speaker and author of such books as the bestselling “Eat Vegan on $4 A Day” and “Kitchen Divided: Vegan Dishes For Semi-Vegan Households”—discusses her own kitchen divided and the ensuing unraveling of her marriage, chiefly tied to growing philosophical differences around her husband being a meat eater while Jones is a vegan, with those differences widening as she shifted from being vegan for health reasons to animal rights reasons. Read more…

Dan Piraro, “Bizarro” cartoonist

Dan Piraro—who, for 30 years, has drawn the highly-acclaimed, widely-syndicated comic “Bizarro”—discusses his recently announced plans, over the next two to three years, for retiring “Bizarro,” and how that announcement was initially misunderstood by some, and triggered an uproar in others. Read more…