SuperVegan Logo

As of October, 2013, SuperVegan is no longer under active development.
The site content remains online in the interest of history.

We are still active on Twitter:

To keep informed about future projects of SuperVegan, join the SuperVegan Projects mailing list:

The Amazing Instant New York City Vegan Restaurant Finder

Where?

 Either within
or 

How Vegan should the restaurant be?

(check all that apply)


Want more options? Try our mildly overwhelming advanced search page.

Search

 the entire site:

Finally New York Magazine shows some sensitivity towards animals in article about National Pigeon Day!

Alexandra Zissou, NY Mags‘ Kids Section editor, wrote a fantastic article in the June 16th issue.

The short piece includes quotes from Karen Davis of United Poultry Concerns, Valerie Sicignano of In Defense of Animals, and Anna Dove of The New York Bird Club, who she urges all New York families to “carry a bit of bread crumbs in your bag, a few seeds to show kindness and respect. The pigeon isn’t a threat or an enemy. It goes along with quality of life to show kindness and compassion to all living things.”

Kudos to Zissou for writing the article and helping raise the profile of our city’s feathered friends. And a welcome show of compassion, especially after her puff-piece on the UniverSoul circus, an outfit with numerous animal welfare violations.

Make sure to visit the site and LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS. Quick, before the comments section gets co-opted by cynical posters like The What!

And don’t miss the first National Pigeon Day on Friday, June 13th from 4 to 8pm. Pilgrim Hill in Central Park, enter on Fifth Ave. at 72nd St. Free.

3 Comments

  1. Comment by

    animalfriendly

    on #

    “carry a bit of bread crumbs in your bag,”

    This seems like astoundingly bad advice. The reason there are so many pigeons in Manhattan is because of all the human “leftovers” that they find to eat. Actively feeding them only encourages their breeding, which is where so many of the conflicts between humans and pigeons come from. We should simply leave them alone.

  2. Comment by

    Jason Das

    on #

    Or simply leave them to fend for themselves. I’ve got no problem with pigeons breeding, but carrying crumbs to feed them seems pretty bad, too. Let wildlife be wildlife.

  3. Comment by

    Veganne

    on #

    I don’t agree with taking a passive attitude towards any sentient creature. Not only do I carry bird seed in my bag to dole out, I pick up wounded or sick birds when I find them. I am unable to just leave them on the street to “fend for themselves.” There are too many potential risks on busy city streets, including poachers. Also, there are enough competent wildlife rehabbers in NYC who will provide treatment to a pigeon who needs a little TLC to get back on his feet.

Instagram