Tag Archives: animal rights

Animal Rights Leader Wayne Hsiung w/ Special Guest

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Join DxE co-founder Wayne Hsiung and the panel as they “explain 3 crucial ways the tide is turning against the industry; uncover crucial details about factory farms that are hidden from the public; describe the brutal efforts by industry to crush dissenters; and, most important, give insightful tips on how ordinary citizens everywhere can help the fight to create a more transparent and just system of food”.

Former Smithfield pig farmer, Bradley Johnson will be joining Wanye in San Diego!

This is a public event and all are welcome.

Direct Action Everywhere Wayne Hsuing

VegWeek 2019

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With 52 weeks in a year, why not make at least one meat-free?

Take the VegPledge now to unlock your special deals, discounts, and recipes, plus a chance to win exciting prizes!

Santa Cruz VegFest

Water front view of Cocoanut Grove

Santa Cruz’s First VegFest is happening this April!

This event is sponsored by New Leaf Community Markets, Vegan Outreach, and more!

There will be:

  • Restaurants, food exhibitors, and free sampling!

  • Cruelty-free fashion and beauty exhibitors!

  • Notable speakers discussing topics in health, nutrition, environmentalism, animal welfare, and compassion.

  • Kids’ activities.

  • Opportunities to get involved with non-profit organizations.

All of this is included, in addition to swag bags for the first 100 guests!  Be sure to get one and grab an extra special treat from StarLite Cuisine.

Additionally, they are making an effort to make this an environmentally sustainable event, which we fully support!

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3rd Annual Vegan Mac Down – Chicago

Macaroni Noodle with Event Details

Come out to Chicago’s 3rd Annual Vegan Mac Down!

Attendees will be able to sample all entries and vote for the winner.  Chefs will be bringing their best recipes to compete!

Buy your tickets here!

Animal Place – Meat Out Event

A cow in the grass, text: Meat Out Event March 23

Come join us at Animal Place’s annual Meat Out event!

There will be free samples of StarLite Cuisine Taquitos and Rolled Tacos, as well as other delicious options!

This is a great event for families, vegans, and those who are “veg-curious”.  Buy your ticket here!


Animal Place “provides refuge to hundreds of neglected farmed animals. In addition to permanent sanctuary, Animal Place’s Rescue Ranch is a 60-acre adoption center, placing needy farmed animals into permanent homes.” (website).

Goat siting on a rock

Ella the Goat!

Western University Vegan Challenge

Vegan Fraternity X Sorority Challenge

Western University is hosting their first Fraternity & Sorority Vegan Challenge!  For one week, 40 students will go vegan.  They will have food provided by generous sponsors and be competing in various tasks.

Stay up to date with the Vegan Society (and this challenge) on their Instagram and Facebook!

6th Annual Vegan Mac Down

Bay Area Vegan Mac Down with Giant Macaroni Noodle

6th Annual Vegan Mac Down hosted by Factory Farming Awareness Coalition!

This annual mac n’ cheese cook-off between local chefs is one you can’t miss!

Attendees will be able to:

– Sample all entries and vote for their favorite, prizes will be awarded to 1st & 2nd place
– Check out local food & craft vendors
– Enter a raffle full of awesome prizes
– Enjoy free samples, yum!

Tickets are $12 in advance – $15 at the door.

5 sample cups of vegan mac n cheese

Photo by Michelle Cehn

Veganuary 2019

Sheep with Veganuary

Ever thought about trying plant-based? Are you interested in reducing your carbon footprint and saving animals at the same time?  Now is the perfect time to sign up for Veganuary!

Sign up to try to commit to being vegan for one month.  You will receive lots of support, as well as tips and recipes!