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Vegetarianism &Veganism

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.

FoA to participate in NYC’s Veggie Pride Parade March 29

By Nicole Rivard

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, who is now a contributor to the progressive, will headline the eighth annual Veggie Pride Parade and Rally on Sunday, March 29, in Union Square Park in New York City. Also speaking following the parade are Friends of Animals’ campaigns director Edita Birnkrant and local civil rights attorney Yetta Kurland, as well as a long list of leaders and activists from the veggie world.

Beyond Meat unleashes the Beast Burger

By Nicole Rivard

When Friends of Animals interviewed Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown for the summer 2014 issue of Action Line, he shared his vision for his plant-based “meats,” that they would one day end up in fast food chains where millions of people eat every day.

Albany VegFest 2014


Albany VegFest brings together the global health benefits of green sustainable living, environmental awareness, and compassion for animals and all beings. On Saturday November 15th, 2014 / 10am – 5pm, there will be a host of speakers, vendors and vegan food selections at the Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Avenue Extension in Albany. 

FoA Presentation at San Francisco's VegFest 2014

Friends of Animals’ Campaigns Director, Edita Birnkrant, gave the hard-hitting presentation, "Is It Enough to Say 'Go Vegan' or 'End Factory Farming?" at the San Francisco World Vegetarian Festival on Oct. 12, 2014.