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.
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
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.
Vegan in San Diego: www.VeganInSanDiego.com
San Diego Vegan Activists: https://www.facebook.com/groups/313788232487426/
129: Plant Chics
Jacque Tarlton is a Certified Wellcoach and Wellness Advocate. She’s passionate about improving health through fabulous, fun and scientifically proven lifestyle changes. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and practiced as a Registered Dietitian in her early career.
Marzia Prince is an award-winning international health and wellness expert. She has been hosted on many TV networks and radio stations including Fox News Radio, iHeartRadio, CW, WFAA Channel 8 News. Her plant-based programs have changed thousands of lives, helping clients achieve goals they once thought were impossible.
Together Jacque and Marzia make up the super cute, exceptionally fun and always healthy; Plant Chics!
Plant Chics Tribe (private group; women only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/492005744489329/
Plant Chics Plate (What to eat to get more fiberlicious foods in your life): https://www.instagram.com/p/BfbVC4jjtyb/
Plant Chics Challenge: https://www.plantchics.com/product-page/plant-chics-30-day-challenge
128: Wrapping Up 2018
Rachel is one of the most influential vegan activist organizers here in San Diego, so who better to have on the podcast and talk all about 2018!? In this episode, Rach and I discuss some of San Diego's big vegan news along with some other note-worthy global news.
Friends and businesses mentioned in this episode:
Veg News Magazine, Nailstalgic Salon, Eco Chic Salon SD, Kava Collective, Don Lee Farms, Costco, Plant Power Fast Food, Breakfast Republic, Del Taco, Beyond Meat, Starbucks, WuTang Clan, White Castle, Impossible Foods, Billion Vegans, Paige Parsons, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Anonymous for the Voiceless, Melanie Langston-Bazzell, Kind Heart Coalition, Saving Animals & Healing Hearts, DxE, Staci Plikaytis, Karl Kyler, Melanie Arce, Matt Johnson, Wayne Hsiung, Breathe Vegan, San Diego Animal Save, Purple Mint, SoulShine, By.Rosaline, Rocky Howe Tattoo, Kat Von D, High Voltage Tattoo, James Spooner, Mission Square Market, Brianna Martelozzo, SD Union Tribune, SDPD, Ellen Ericksen, Farm Animal Refuge, Plant Based News, Live Kindly
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!
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Vegan Journal of a Rancher's Wife:
Rancher's Advocacy Program:
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
125: It's So Easie!
Rock Vitale is the founder and creative director of I Care Vegan and the CEO of Easie; a 24/7/365 service that connects you with professionals who will get your task done when you need it! Rock is also newly vegan, and he shares some of his struggles and successes of being vegan this year.
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!
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:
Sloth Sex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31mQTp51PSc
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.
Animal Liberation Conference, May 29th 2019; Berkeley, CA: