There are a lot of opinions on the best way to feed your pet. Some people advocate for a totally raw diet, while others think classic kibble is the way to go. The truth is that what's best for one dog or cat may not be best for another, but let's explore the different options … Continue reading Kibble, raw or vegetarian: what should you feed your pet?
I'll start this post by clarifying that there is a difference between keeping animals for rehabilitation purposes or as family pets and keeping healthy, wild animals captive in an unnatural environment. Rehabilitation facilities are dedicated to nursing sick or injured wild animals back to health with the intent of releasing them back into their natural habitat, … Continue reading Animals in captivity
When you choose to follow a diet that doesn't include meat and dairy, many potential sources of nutrients become unavailable. Some nutrient deficiencies to keep an eye out for include iron, B12, calcium, vitamin D and protein. Luckily, we live in a world with fortified foods, additives and supplements. The only supplements I find it … Continue reading Being vegan: how to combat nutrient deficiencies
Ever heard the term "adopt don't shop"? You probably have, but why is adoption better than buying a pet from a breeder or pet store? There are many answers to this question, the biggest of which being that the world is already full of animals who want nothing but a home with a loving family. By purposefully … Continue reading Adding to the family? Choose adoption!
What does it mean to be a foster parent for pets? An interview with Danielle Cummings, development coordinator for Gainesville Pet rescue, provided the ins and outs of fostering for all of those who are interested (and you should be!) Fostering is important in two ways: it ensures that more animals are being saved and … Continue reading Fostering a pet: how to do it and why you should
Buckle up, because we're about to delve into the shocking reality of dairy farms. According to this article by Vegetarian Times, 7.3 million American citizens follow a mostly vegetarian diet. Strict vegans make up about 1 million of all vegetarians. Both numbers have been slowly but steadily increasing over the years. So what's wrong with dairy? Many … Continue reading The truth about dairy
Hello, fellow animal activists! Welcome to No Chick Left Behind, my little corner of the blogging world. Before we get in to the purpose of this blog, it would only be polite to give a proper introduction. My name is Susanne, I'm 20 years old, and I was born and raised in sunny Florida. I'm … Continue reading Why choose vegan?