Kosher (כשר) and halal (حلال) dietary guidelines—particularly in regards to the treatment and slaughter of animals—have long sparked controversy and debate, even within their respective religious communities. The most contentious aspect of ritual slaughter—taking the international stage more than once—is whether shechita (שְׁחִיטָה)[1][2][3] and zabiha/dhabiha/al-dhabh ( ذَبِيْحَة)[4][5][6] (the terms for slaughter performed to kosher and halal standards respectively) are the most humane and merciful or the most brutal and barbaric. [tweet this] (read more + resources)

There are some huge changes happening with Bite Size Vegan, with the most immediate and obvious one happening next week. I’ll tell you what that is, then the main reasons why it’s happening and then the reasons it scares the bajeesus out of me. (yay!)

And about my upcoming speeches, which will be another overseas adventure so stay tuned for that! (read more + resources)

From breakfast to baked goods to countless cultural dishes, eggs couldn’t be more universally ordinary and unremarkable. But today is about challenging appearances and assumptions of extremism and normality. Today is a lesson in unlearning. [tweet this] (read more + resources)

I took on Vegan Gains in an epic arm wrestling showdown. Find on the REAL reason Richard moved across the Atlantic! Two vegan YouTubers. One epic battle. See what happens when vegan egos collide. [tweet this] (read more + resources)

Our societal perception of what is normal and natural tends to be defined by the actions of the majority. As most people grew up eating animal products from an early age, veganism is by default viewed as deviation from the norm.

Yet as children, vegan or not, most also exhibited an inherent affinity for animals, as evidenced by their tendency to hug, pet and play with rather than tackle and tear the flesh from them. [tweet this]

Given this near universality, one has to wonder: are vegans the few who have deviated from our animal-eating nature, or are non-vegans the majority who have deviated from our animal-loving nature? [tweet this] (read more + resources)