185: Is Your Closet as Organic as Your Kitchen?
Brendan Synnott has been an entrepreneur for quite some time. After owning multiple food-industry brands, Brendan felt the need to dig into an industry that even eco-conscious people don't tend to think too much about; clothing.
With the fashion industry being one of the top polluters in the world, Brendan decided to tackle the HUGE problem of "fast fashion" by founding Pact -- the world's first guilt-free fashion brand made with organic cotton in a certified Fair-Trade factory!
*September is Organic Awareness Month. Take 25% off your order for the entire month!*
184: San Diego Vegan Democrats
Chyann Cox is the President of San Diego Vegan Democrats and Delegate of the California Democratic Party. In this episode, Chyann discusses some of the ways people can get legally involved with San Diego's vegan community to help combat animal cruelty on a judicial level.
*Disclosure*: Although this podcast discusses political parties, I do not wish to discuss personal association (or lack of association) with political parties. This episode is about two people discussing similar views on broad vegan topics.</>
The 39th Annual Roosevelt Dinner: https://sdcdp.ngpvanhost.com/form/4867829346745712640
1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm @ Gourmet Island Bistro
Volunteer days at https://www.sahh4life.org/
183: Sale Ranch Sanctuary
Jen Sale fell in love with horses as a young girl, and her animal-loving journey began with her first horse, Patches. In 2011, with the intention of solely running a horse rescue, Jen and her husband moved to Temecula. Little did they know, they'd switch to a plant-based diet and start rescuing all animals; especially those in dire need of medical care and emotional connection.
To Donate: https://donorbox.org/srs-monthly-sponsorship
2019 GraceGiving : https://www.saleranchsanctuary.org/gracegiving-event-2019
182: Horseracing Wrongs
Patrick Battuello is the Founder, Director and President of Horseracing Wrongs -- a 501(c)(3) committed to eradicating horseracing in the United States. In this episode, Patrick discloses the horrific details behind horseracing that is covered up by the "glitz and glamour" of this multi-billion dollar industry.
** This episode contains graphic detail about horse slaughter at about twenty-five minutes into the episode. Listener discretion is advised.
Current (2019) Stats on Killed Racehorses: https://horseracingwrongs.org/killed-2019/
Protests and Events: https://horseracingwrongs.org/protests-and-events/
To Donate: https://donorbox.org/give-2-1
181: The Greenbaum Foundation
Jim Greenbaum has been interested in resolving injustices that exist in our society since he was a child in Louisiana. When he was a young adult, he had the idea of combating some of these issues legally, by attending law school. At the last minute, Jim decided to switch to a business major, with the idea that he could make a larger impact that way.
Thankfully, Jim was far from wrong. After a few "practice" attempts at business, Jim was able to reach a goal to help support organizations dealing with human rights, and later added a focus on animal rights.
Today, Jim has successfully supported numerous organizations, including Animal Equality, Earthling Ed, The Humane League, The Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine, as well as documentaries such as Game Changers, What the Health and Cowspiracy (to name a few)!
For more information about Jim or the organizations he supports, please visit http://www.greenbaumfoundation.org
For documentaries mentioned in this podcast, visit: https://www.vegandanielle.com/learnmore
For tickets to The Game Changers screening: https://gamechangersmovie.com/
* Correction: At around 33:10 I mentioned that 80% of Americans are obese or overweight. According to healthdata.org, it's 75% of men and 60% of women that are classified as either overweight or obese.
180: Non-Violent Communication
Marina Yanay-Triner started Soul in the Raw in 2013 as a way to share her vegan journey with the world and inspire other women to make healthier choices. She's been vegan for over 7 years now, and shares not only some food-related tips, but some of her non-violent methods of communication when speaking to others about veganism!
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.