Dealing with mice and rats: A humane approach

As winter approaches, mice and rats start looking for warm places for shelter. And what better spot than a nice warm home with lots of crumbs in the kitchen? Once they move in, they will generally increase their population to take advantage of the available food supply. If you are not into sharing your home… Read more »

Support Local Farmed Animal Sanctuaries

For our 2010 Year of Compassion, the Toronto Vegetarian Association has taken on a very fitting and special campaign – to help Ontario’s local farm sanctuaries. These sanctuaries selflessly rescue and take care of farm animals. To support their work, TVA is proud to announce the creation of our Support Local Farmed Animal Sanctuaries (SLFAS)… Read more »

Food for Thought: The Ethics of Eating

A series of lectures across post-secondary campuses and high schools in the Greater Toronto Area TVA’s educational speaker series titled “Food For Thought: The Ethics of Eating”, launched in March 2010. The speaker series, originally aiming to reach an audience of university and college students and now branching out to high school students, emphasizes the… Read more »

Coretta Scott King & the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

The widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., died on Jan. 30, 2006. She had devoted her life to his legacy. An activist long before she met her husband, she embraced a vegan diet in 1995 due to the influence of her son, Dexter Scott King. Coretta believed that promoting animal rights… Read more »

Recommended vegetarian books

Vegetarian Books We receive a referral fee from Amazon for any book sales that are initiated from this page. Once you are ready to buy, please start from here (even if the book you want is not listed below). Rating refers to the Amazon customer rating. Five stars is the maximum. Nutrition Becoming Vegetarian Apr 2003, by Vesanto… Read more »

The plight of egg-laying chickens in Canada

Canadian-born Pamela Anderson is continuing her campaign for animal welfare by urging Loblaws to label eggs that come from caged hens. A letter addressed to Loblaws president John Lederer includes a request to label all Battery eggs as “eggs from caged hens.” “There is no reason why Loblaws cannot put up signs or label the… Read more »

History of vegetarianism: Leo Tolstoy

The great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy chose and championed vegetarianism by Gregory B. Betts Tolstoy was introduced and became a vegetarian, all on the same day. With only one conversation. It must take a special kind of intelligence to change one’s life so suddenly. The confrontation and reversal of personal hypocrisies can be harrowing, especially… Read more »

A Brief History of Vegetarianism

by Anne Dozell The following is a short summary of some of the highlights of “The Heretic’s Feast, a History of Vegetarianism” by Colin Spencer. (The information and views are those of Mr. Spencer.) This book is available from Amazon.ca (where it has a four star rating based on six reviews.) Colin Spencer is a… Read more »

Do vegetarians eat fish?

Fish. It’s usually the last meat people give up. Maybe it should be the first. by Steve Hal North Americans have been swearing off beef, pork and chicken in droves lately. Most cite health concerns such as heart disease and cancer, while others express empathy for the environment and animals. But many still consume fish… Read more »