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  1. This isn’t news: People who are informed and compassionate tend to be concerned about more than one issue. Just witness the tagline for Satya magazine: Vegetarianism, Environmentalism, Animal Advocacy, Social Justice. There was widespread evidence of this dovetailing of advocacy as a month of Gay Pride events wrapped up last weekend.

    In San Francisco, Bay Area Vegetarians did vegetarian and factory farming outreach at San Francisco Pride. CARE, Compassion for Animals and Respect for the Environment, sold vegan food and educated onlookers about animal rights at the Philadelphia Gay Pride Festival. And in New York, Farm Sanctuary did outreach, petitioned to ban the use of veal crates, and “adopted out” cows at PrideFest. (And let’s not forget the festivities of the day before, when Liza Minelli hosted the Rubyfruit Pet Pride Pageant!)

    So let’s continue to stand up for what we believe in and educate those around us until cruelty and discrimination of any kind no longer exists. And maybe next year, we’ll have a little celebration of our own: Veggie Pride, anyone? The French have been at it for several years now, and I think it’s about time we caught up.

    Vive le végéta*isme!

  2. Married to technology? Lotus Cake Studio's got a cake for that.

    Married to technology? Lotus Cake Studio’s got a cake for that.

    Tucson Citizen just ran a positive, though somewhat short, article titled “No Meat!: Sweet-toothed vegans bake their cakes and eat them, too.” The article features Vedika Webb, the baker behind Philly’s Lotus Cake Studio, which is a hotspot for betrothed East Coast vegans looking for a custom wedding cake.

    Also featured is Allison Rivers Samson, the West Coast chocolatier and baker behind the SuperYummy goodies at Allison’s Gourmet. Allison’s Gourmet has a brownie and cookie of the month club. Since we’re on the topic of weddings, wouldn’t a membership be the perfect wedding present?

  3. Keirra and her pie

    Keirra and her pie

    Philadelphia City Paper recently profiled Copper Desserts, a baker of pies and cakes that are friendly to both vegans and folks with wheat allergies. All products are homemade by Keirra Strayhorn Winter, a 27-year-old former New Yorker, using healthy products like unrefined organic sugar, flaxseed, and unsweetened soymilk.

    Copper Desserts are now available at Jamaican Jerk Hut in Philly. Individuals can place orders via email to The website is scheduled to launch in August.

  4. There's something perverse about this PR pic of Hudson Valley Foies Gras Farm VP

    There’s something perverse about this PR pic of Hudson Valley Foies Gras Farm VP

    DawnWatch directed us to a recent article in USA Today, “Foes see foie gras as fat target.” It seems Philly may join Chicago and California in banning foie gras as soon as this Fall. On May 25, Philadelphia city councilman Jack Kelly introduced legislation to ban the cruel cuisine.

  5. Cotton Monsters Galore!

    Cotton Monsters Galore!

    Don’t miss the Art Star Craft Bazaar going down this Saturday and Sunday (June 3 & 4) in Philly. The bazaar will feature over 60 artists and crafters, so be sure to bring some cash so that you might partake in purchasing pleasures. You’ll definately wanna check out these highlights:

    • Vinyl bags, wallets, belts, and accessories by Brooklyn’s own crafty vegan Miss Alison.
    • Ex-Boyfriend studio’s eco- & worker- friendly vegan schwag like wallets made from old candy wrappers, wrist cuffs made from beer cans, barware, and other unique items.
    • Jennifer Strungle’s simply *amazing* handmade dolls at Cotton Monster.

    Be there or be square: Saturday, June 3, 11-7pm & Sunday, June 4th, 11-5 pm. Liberties Walk (1030-1040 N. 2nd Street) & down Bodine Street.

    On Saturday, the bazaar meets up with the Northern Liberties Spring Music Festival. If you’re in NYC, I recommend hopping on the Chinatown bus—the daytrip will set you back just $20.