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FoA to take the stage at NYC’s Vegetarian Food Fest

Friends of Animals’ Campaign’s Director Edita Birnkrant will take the main “apple” stage Saturday, May 7, at 5:10 p.m. at the NY Vegetarian Food Festival to give a presentation challenging the “humane” myth of animal agriculture and its overall negative impact on the environment and wildlife.

Happy Earth Day!

From all of us here at Friends of Animals, Happy Earth Day! Check out our tips for creating a meaningful and impactful celebration today: 

Friends of Animals to be Featured at 2016 Conscious Eating Conference

Edita Birnkrant, FoA’s Campaigns Director, will be a featured speaker at the Conscious Eating Conference hosted by United Poultry Concerns and held at: David Brower Center in, Berkeley, CA on Saturday, March 19! Registration opens at 9 AM and Friends of Animals will also have a table with literature and merchandise as well.

Vegan Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday

No matter what your team’s colors are on Super Bowl Sunday, we can help your party be “green”— earth and animal friendly, that is—with some vegan recipes, including a vegan chili and cornbread from Friends of Animal’s own cookbooks, and

Planning a Vegan Thanksgiving?

Friends of Animals is encouraging everyone to exercise the freedom they are so thankful for and start a new tradition of not serving turkey this Thanksgiving and instead providing hearty plant-based plates (see recipes below). It’s time to give turkeys something to be thankful for.

Guide to Vegan Halloween Candy

Halloween can be a tricky time of year for vegans...many of the treats that are handed out on October 31st contain ingredients derived from animals, like dairy products or gelatin. Others contain different versions of the extremely destructive ingredient, palm oil, which we urge you to stay away from as well!

Cheers and Jeers

Landlord seeks to start a vegan discount trend.

World Veg Festival in San Francisco

This weekend Friends of Animals is headed to and sponsoring the 16th annual WORLD VEG FESTIVAL, hosted by the San Francisco Vegetarian Society.

National "Eat Your Vegetables Day"!

You’re probably not surprised that we think everyday should be “Eat Your Vegetables Day”, but we’re still excited that the day is officially here!  

What better time to start a garden, cook a veggie-filled meal, or commit to a plant-based lifestyle change? We have some great resources below as well as a collection of some of our favorite summertime vegan dishes to inspire you today! 

NYC filled with veggie pride on Sunday

By Nicole Rivard

Marchers dressed up as animals and vegetables, waving signs that showed their support for animal rights and their pride in leading a plant-based lifestyle, processed through the old meat packing district before converging on Union Square during the eighth annual Veggie Pride Parade and Expo in New York City Sunday. “Don’t just say you love animals, go vegan,” they chanted.