179: The Land of Ahimsa
Dolly Vyas-Ahuja is an Ahimsa animal activist and a voice for the voiceless. Her mission is to spread awareness and education about the cruelty of the Dairy Industry. She comes from a Gandhian family and is the granddaughter of a Freedom Fighter for social justice in India. One of her main objectives is to have Indian temples pledge to be cruelty-free and ban the use of dairy products.
In this episode, Dolly tells her personal story as well as her great efforts to educate India, and the rest of the world on the idea that dairy is not Ahimsa (an act of non-violence).
To donate to the film:
178: José for Congress
José Caballero grew up in a small town in Texas to parents of Panamanian, Puerto Rican, and Mexican descent. Until the age of five, José grew up with both parents, however, after José's father was imprisoned for drug dealing and money laundering, his mother was forced to raise him and his younger sister on a less than average income, working multiple jobs to support them.
Today, José is running for US Congress CA53 to end all animal agriculture subsidies and inform the public of the health dangers associated with animal products, but his story had a bit of an interesting start to it.
Disclosure: Although I've allowed a politician on the show, I do not discuss my personal association (or lack of association) with political parties.
To Donate: https://www.joseforcongress.us/contribute/
177: Right to Rescue
Cassie King leads the Communications Committee for Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), an international animal rights group based in Berkeley, California. With DxE, she has helped rescue animals from farms and slaughterhouses, including her two bunnies at home (Jonah was rescued from a live poultry slaughterhouse and Mabel was rescued from a fur farm), and she is currently facing 7 felony charges for helping starving animals on factory farms in Sonoma County, California.
In this episode, Cassie explains the importance (and dangers) of Open Rescues, and how we can get involved.
Animal Liberation California Convergence - September 28, 2019:
DxE uses donations to continue filming and exposing these industry. They also use these funds to pay for legal fees associated with rescues.
To donate to DxE, visit the following link: https://www.directactioneverywhere.com/donate
176: America's Algae Gal
Attention all Science Nerds and Gym Rats: This episode is PACKED with mind-blowing stats and information!
Catharine Arnston is the founder and CEO of Energy Bits; the raw, vegan, gluten-free, nutrient-dense, alkalizing algae tabs. Algae is the single-handed most documented food in the world with the highest health and beauty benefits. It also contains the highest concentration of vitamins and minerals and is considered the most sustainable crop in the world. If that's not enough, Energy Bits algae also contains 3x the amount of Protein of steak, 48x the Iron of spinach and even contains the Fatty Acids, Omega-3, DHA and GLA.
Catharine shares her discovery of alkaline foods after searching for answers for her sister who was diagnosed with cancer. Through her research, she stumbled upon algae and eventually created the brand, Energy Bits. Today, Energy Bits are used by top professional athletes, practitioners and families.
As a gift to you for listening to this podcast, Catharine is offering a 20% discount on all products, using the code, "VeganDanielle" at checkout.
175: Organic for Health
Deborah Nash has been vegetarian for life, and later discovered plant-based nutrition and the idea of "Food as Medicine" after experiencing some childhood health issues and surgeries. Today, she is a referral-based celebrity holistic chef for clients such as Simon Cowell, Jennifer Lopez, Derek Jeter, Stevan Seagal, Alex Rodriguez and many more, and she's come on to talk about not only the importance of putting organic foods into our bodies, but also the importance of putting organic products on our bodies.
Deborah's organic vegan skin and oral care, "Deborah Organics":
Deborah Nash: http://www.instagram.com/chefd.daily
174: Horses are not Machines!
With Del Mar Racing Season in full swing, Ellen Ericksen is back to talk about the horses! According to www.HorseRacingWrongs.com, as of July 2019, the beginning of the season for California, 63 horses have already been reported as dead as a result of this cruel industry, people call a "sport". Unfortunately, the reported deaths are often modest compared to the actual deaths due to under-reporting and other deceitful conduct, in order to keep numbers low, and ticket sales high.
Current stats (CA only), as of 7/24/2019:
Del Mar: 2 dead
Golden Gate Fields: 13 dead
Los Alamitos Race Course: 10 dead
Santa Anita Park: 35 dead
Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton: 3 dead
Protests every Saturday at 11:30am at Del Mar until September 3rd, 2019
For protest updates and more about Ellen,
References and statistics by Horse Racing Wrongs:
Website (updated frequently): https://horseracingwrongs.org/
173: Sweet Ritual & Cool School
Amelia Raley grew up in Northwest Arkansas, the capital of Tyson Foods, where it was a regular occurrence to see chickens on the side of the road, who had fallen from transport trucks. She was also nearby the University of Arkansas' animal experimental farms, where she witnessed cattle testing techniques and had first-had exposure to the animal agriculture industry.
After a period of time, Amelia was exposed to veganism by accident, while attending the University of Oregon, and today runs one of Austin's coolest shops, Sweet Ritual. She is also the founder of an all vegan ice cream school, Cool School, which is a 5-day course about commercial ice cream production and has hosted a total of over 50 alumni so far!
Austin Vegan Ice Cream Tour: http://www.atxvegans.org/ice-cream-tour.html
172: Biking Across America
Richie Crowley is an Ivy-League-Educated former professional athlete who left the late night party scene to became a sober vegan entrepreneur who's taking a huge risk by Biking Across America with the hopes of educating others on the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle as well as overall total health and wellness!
171: The Superfood Goddess
Stephanie Bosco is an expert in plant-based nutrition. She's also a transitional health coach, personal chef, nutritional guide and so much more!
In this episode, learn how Stephanie's journey started as a bit of a challenge brought on by family members, as well as what's kept her going strong as a Whole Food Plant Based vegan today!
170: Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival
Shawn Stratton is the director of the Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival, as well as an international leadership and team development consultant, professional speaker, bestselling author and even an Ironman and Ultramarathon competitor!
In this episode, Shawn shares his story on how he got to learn about surviving in the wilderness as well as how to be a part of the next Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival!
Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival (for dates and other details):