vegan MoFo: happy hump day!

Happy Vegan MoFo Hump Day! Do you know what that means? All those hardworking MoFo-ers are half-way through their tasty posts celebrating the vegan month of food. The lovely Kittee, of Cakemaker to the Stars and Papa Tofu fame, has organized a flash mob to celebrate today. Everyone participating in the flash mob was emailed the secret details to share with the world today: a brand new song from talented (vegan) songstress, Leslie Hall: The Vegan Song!

Vegan Song Lyrics:

I eat the finest cuisines, in the finest of places / Stuff my mouth full and always say thank you / But if it’s raised in a cage, and it can’t even move, if it’s hormone filled and in a bad mood / I’m gonna pass on that / Reach for something better / The only milk I’ll drink comes from the nipple of a soy bean / Veggies make you live forever, and they seem to taste much better / When they’re cooked and grown with love, so give a chef who knows what’s up a hug / Momma just can’t seem to get it, Papa he just rolls his eyes / When I tell them I’m much healthier, they just say that it’s all lies / But beans, nuts, fruits and veggies can really fill the belly / Get you vitamins you need, shiny hair and extra speed / Don’t take that meat-wich any further, I want a marinated, deep fried, hand-tied mushroom burger / I like it! / We gotta stand strong for our feathered, furry, sometimes scaly animal friends and their little babies / ‘Cuz I wouldn’t want to live in a cage in a dark warehouse killed at an early age / Pumped full of hormones, sleeping in my feces / Never met my mother, raised by machines / Never get sunshine never get green, but that’s just me / [That girl loves fruit leather!] / So ask us what we’re eating, delicious and repeating / Fruits and veggies are so nice, with a slice of tempeh, yes, I’ll have that twice / Don’t forget the legumes!

Kittee sent us this animated .gif to share – click here to hear the song.

Happy Hump Day!

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adopt a turkey, vegan MoFo.

veganmofoHappy Canadian Thanksgiving!

While I’ll be sitting down with my family today to enjoy some quality time and an awesome vegan meal (which I promise you’ll be hearing much more about in the coming days!), I can’t forget that today also marks the sad demise of millions of turkeys in this country – and that many millions more will lose their lives to mark American Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season in general.

This year we decided to adopt a turkey. No, we don’t have a turkey waddling around the living room – although that would be very cool.

Farm Sanctuary, some of the best people around, are running an Adopt-A-Turkey Project. For $25 you can sponsor a turkey and help support all the great work that Farm Sanctuary undertakes to benefit the lives of farm animals everywhere. Farm Sanctuary will mail you an adoption certificate, a photo and a little history about your turkey. Every little bit helps Farm Sanctuary and helps the animals.

Please consider adopting your own turkey and suggest the idea to others too.

That’s Olive the turkey, in the photo – I felt immediately drawn to her. She lives at Farm Sanctuary’s California shelter.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone – spread a little love this holiday season.

Olive

Photo: Farm Sanctuary

great opportunity to learn about the plight of farm animals.

Upon looking in my inbox last night I was greeted with a welcome email from Farm Sanctuary.  The letter was written by Gene Baur, President and co-founder of this amazing organization. Gene wrote a best-selling book not too long ago entitled, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food. In the email Gene outlines that, in celebration of the book’s release in paperback, he is giving everyone the opportunity to get his book in e-book format for FREE.

Now I just read the email last night (Saturday) and the email, sent on Friday, states that the free offer is only good for one day – but I was still able to download the book for free last night and so I wanted to share the info with you in case the offer has been extended for a bit. It’s a great chance to read a great book, and a wonderful tool to share with others.

The email Gene sent is below with all the necessary links intact – good luck and enjoy!

This week we have witnessed a momentous victory for farm animals in the passage of Prop 2 in California , and YOU had everything to do with it!  More than 6.2 million people in the state voted YES on Prop 2. These people believed that farm animals deserve consideration and they voted their conscience.  If it weren’t for your support, Farm Sanctuary would not have been able to spread the word about the ongoing cruelties that farm animals suffer at the hands of an industry that has resisted any meaningful change for animals. This is a victory not only for animals, but it’s a victory for YOU. Your ongoing support has made all the difference for farm animals.

I’m writing you today to keep that momentum going! Many of you know that I wrote a book that was released earlier this year, entitled Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food. I wrote this book to be used as a tool for animal advocates, as it’s a great way to educate people about farm animal issues. I’ve spent a good portion of this year traveling to cities throughout the U.S. talking with people about how Farm Sanctuary came to be and why we work tirelessly on behalf of the animals we know and love.

I’m happy to report that this week, Farm Sanctuary was released in paperback and can be ordered online or found at a bookstore near you.

And, TODAY ONLY, you can also download Farm Sanctuary for free!  Please celebrate the paperback release with me by downloading the eBook at http://www.ebookstore.sony.com/You can read the book without a Sony Reader; just download the reader software to your computer and you can read it there. More downloads mean more attention to farm animal issues!

Thank you for all you do for the animals and please join me as we keep this momentum going and educate millions more about the plight of farm animals!

Yours in compassion,
Gene Baur

President and Co-Founder
Farm Sanctuary

P.S. As always, 100 percent of the author’s proceeds will be donated to Farm Sanctuary . For reviews, book tour information, an overview of the book, my blog, and more… visit genebaur.org.