131: I Don’t Eat My Friends

131: I Don't Eat My Friends

Mychael McNeeley studied Philosophy and Religion and continues to have interest in the ideology surrounding animal rights and veganism. Mychael also holds a BA in Philosophy from SDSU and an AS in Arboriculture from Cuyamaca.

After a horrendous event that took his son Jamie's life, Mychael has gained a whole new perspective on his own vitality.

Mychael's links:
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/mychael.mcneeley
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gratefulvegan/

One Minute Vegan:
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/OneMinuteVegan/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVWz6yrW6Ng

Reducetarianism: https://medium.com/@mychaelmcneeley/reducetarianism-vis-%C3%A0-vis-veganism-2b7de078db37
Jamie's Joy: http://www.jamiesjoy.org
Bite Size Vegan: http://www.bitesizevegan.org/
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau: http://www.colleenpatrickgoudreau.com/
30 Day Vegan Challenge (Affordable Course): http://www.30dayveganchallenge.com/
22 Day Vegan Challenge (Free): https://www.challenge22.com

130: Total Animal Liberation

130: Total Animal Liberation

Over the last year, Animal Liberation Activist Joshua Entis has been traveling the globe giving inspirational talks and workshops in over 21 countries on how to become the strongest and loudest voice for the animals. He uses his sales background to help navigate outreach conversations and motivate others to choose a more compassionate lifestyle.

Today, Joshua joins me in studio during his trip to San Diego for the #ChangeMakersTour after I had the pleasure of doing an Anonymous for the Voiceless Cube of Truth as well as hearing one of his talks regarding Sustainable Activism. In this talk, Josh shares a little more about himself as well as some of the ways we can work towards being more active.

Joshua's Links:
Website: https://www.joshuaentis.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joshua.entis/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/joshuaentis
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/joshentis

Anonymous for the Voiceless: https://www.anonymousforthevoiceless.org/
The Save Movement: http://thesavemovement.org/

Vegan in San Diego: www.VeganInSanDiego.com
San Diego Vegan Activists: https://www.facebook.com/groups/313788232487426/

127: Rowdy Girl Sanctuary

127: Rowdy Girl Sanctuary

Renee King-Sonnen went from rancher's wife to vegan highly because of a special calf she calls Rowdy Girl. Renee's husband Tommy wanted her to care for the calf, hoping that she would become a better Rancher's Wife.

Renee quickly realized the cows were sentient beings as she watched the mothers and babies cry for each other when they were separated. She bought Rowdy Girl for $300, which gave her the official title as a "Rancher", having no idea that this was to be the beginning of her journey towards veganism.

Today, Renee and Tommy's ranch that was once called "Sonnen Ranch" is a sanctuary named after her calf, Rowdy Girl. Rowdy Girl Sanctuary is recognized as a 501C-3 (Non-Profit) and houses 107 animals, 62 of which are cows!

**MENTION THIS PODCAST and get a Rowdy Girl Sanctuary Calendar for $10 at https://rowdygirlsanctuary.org/2019-calendars/**

Vegan Journal of a Rancher's Wife:

Rowdy Girl Sanctuary:
Website: https://rowdygirlsanctuary.org
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/rowdygirlsanctuary/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rowdygirlsanctuary/

Rancher's Advocacy Program:

126: The Vegan Olympian

126: The Vegan Olympian

Silver Olympic Medalist and vegan, Dotsie Bausch wasn't always so healthy; her journey into her cycling career began when she left behind her harmful lifestyle habits of drugs and an eating disorder.
Dotsie is now the founder of Switch 4 Good; the strong and growing coalition made up of dairy-free athletes, trainers, doctors, nutritionists and influencers who have made the switch from dairy to plant-based, for good!

Psssst, Shoutout Chef Charity Morgan! =D

Dotsie Bausch:
Website: https://dotsiebauschusa.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veganolympian/

Website: https://switch4good.org/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Switch4Good/

124: Breakfast Republic

124: Breakfast Republic

What happens when a vegan has the Owner and the Corporate Executive Chef of an egg-dominant restaurant on her show? It's not what you think, guys; Breakfast Republic is doing big things here in San Diego! Not only have they added a few vegan items to the menu (they're friggin' amazing; I've had them!), but they even removed a lot of the animal products from their non-vegan items (by replacing the butter with oil, etc), to create less of a chance of contamination.

Let's give a big round of applause for (in my opinion) one of the most vegan-conscious, but otherwise non-vegan breakfast joints for taking the extra step to create an environment for vegans to feel safe to eat in!

Breakfast Republic:
Website: http://breakfastrepublic.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakfastrepublic/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/breakfastrepublicsd/

123: Van Life, Sloth Sex & Bath Bombs

123: Van Life, Sloth Sex & Bath Bombs

Lauren White aka "Vegan Life by Lauren" joins us in studio today to share her #VanLife experience along with Amber Bath; the natural, handmade, plant-based, cruelty-free bathing essentials company. SQUIRREL! (or should I say "sloth"?) We totally change gears and talk about mating rituals in the animal kingdom.

For more Lauren:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veganlifebylauren/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTmD9WHV1RIyI2g4KPlw_iw?view_as=subscriber

For more Amber Bath:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amberbathco/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amberbath/
Website: http://www.amberbath.com/

Sloth Sex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31mQTp51PSc

122: Direct Action Everywhere – DxE

122: Direct Action Everywhere - DxE

Born and raised in Iowa, Matt Johnson grew up with plenty of farmers, hunters and fishers in his family. As a kid, he made a decision to not eat animals after making the connection that they were sentient beings, but it wasn't until 2013 that he went fully vegan.

Since 2015, Matt has been the press coordinator, as well as an open rescue investigator with the animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere, also known as DxE.

In this episode, Matt shares what it means to be involved in "direct action" as well as the legality of open-rescues under our current system.

Website: https://www.directactioneverywhere.com/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/directactioneverywhere/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/directactioneverywhere/

Matt: https://www.facebook.com/matt.johnson.777158

Animal Liberation Conference, May 29th 2019; Berkeley, CA:

121: Understanding Rett Syndrome

121: Understanding Rett Syndrome

Janelle Noble Donovan, creator of ANSHI, developed a product literally at her daughter Raegan's hospital bedside. Raegan has a genetic condition called Rett Syndrome and according to RettSyndrome.org, the unique postnatal neurological disorder is often misdiagnosed as autism, cerebral palsy or non-specific developmental delay.

Rett Syndrome is caused by mutations on the X Chromosome on a gene called MECP2. Common medical concerns may include, but are not limited to: epilepsy, disrupted sleep, orthopedic dysfunction, osteoporosis, spasticity, anxiety and/or early-onset puberty.

For more information on Rett Syndrome: http://www.rettsyndrome.org
ANSHI Website: http://ANSHIheals.com
ANSHI FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/anshiheals/
ANSHI Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anshiheals/

120: The Purple Mint

120: The Purple Mint

Jay and Crystal, owners of the Purple Mint Vegan Bistro share their stories about how and why they went vegan as well as their journey from New York to California, raising vegan kids, and opening an all-vegan, cruelty-free nail salon..!? Whaaaaat??? Yes, it's true!

The Purple Mint:
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/thepurplemint2/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepurplemint/
Website: http://www.thepurplemint.com/
Jay's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allstarvegan/
Nailstalgic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nailstalgicsalon/

119: Jule’s Vegan Foods

119: Jule's Vegan Foods

Founders Julie Van Dam and Stephen Janke are passionate about Vegan Cheese. After years working in upscale fine dining restaurants such as LA's Patina, San Francisco's Aqua and The Waterfront, and later, running a successful catering company, Julie and Stephen underwent a life-changing event; in 2014, Julie was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colo-rectal Cancer! After two surgeries and eight months of chemotherapy, Julie knew they needed to make a change, which is when the their transition to veganism began!

In this episode, we talk all about the couples' experience, strength and hope and how veganism ties into their story!

Also, shout out to their super cool "Kid", Carson! (Sorry, Carson, I know you're not a kid anymore!)

Facebook: http://www.FaceBook.com/JulesVeganFoods
Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/JulesVeganFoods
Stephen’s Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/PlantPunkKitchen
Website: http://www.JulesFoods.net


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