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Proud to be Cruelty Free

Proud to be Cruelty Free

I would venture a guess that the majority of human beings want to use cruelty free cosmetic/beauty products. I don’t think people walk around saying, “I would like my perfume to be worn by a rat first please.” Or “I’m ...

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Horses to be Slaughtered in the US for Meat

Horses to be Slaughtered in the US for Meat

The U.S.D.A. (United States Department of Agriculture) is moving toward approving a horsemeat slaughterhouse in New Mexico within the next two months. This will be the first time equine meat slaughtered in the US will be offered for human consumption ...

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Volunteer Journal #82 – Cleaning up Ballona Creek

Volunteer Journal #82 – Cleaning up Ballona Creek

January 19th, 2013 Yay!  National Day of Service! In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. LA organized a citywide cleanup. I picked an event hosted by Friends of Ballona Wetlands. I helped clean up my local bike path, which runs ...

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Bait and Switch: The Harmful Mislabeling of Fish

Bait and Switch: The Harmful Mislabeling of Fish

If the environmental consequences weren’t enough reason to swear off fish a newly released study by OCEANA found that seafood fraud (the mislabeling of fish) is wide spread.  Of particular concern are fish species the FDA advises against eating, either because ...

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Volunteer Journal #75 (UK Edition) – Thames21

Volunteer Journal #75 (UK Edition) – Thames21

Sometimes the greatest thing about volunteering is the people you meet. I worked with Thames21 in London, an organization dedicated to cleaning up the waterways in and around the British capital.  Specifically, I got to use a log carnival-like hook ...

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