Rhonda and Mark live in the Western Suburbs of Sydney. They have been Vegetarian for about 10 years and vegan for about 4 years. They have (at the moment) 4 lovely rescue dogs. They endeavour to highlight the benefits of the Vegan lifestyle for the animals, for the people and for the planet. They created a veg group for blood donating, Red Veg and answered a few of my questions.
The Lines We Draw eBook is the first release from the eBook publishing arm of Our Hen House - a short eBook written by civil engineer Sangamithra Iyer. A story about boundaries - physical, biological, and ethical - it evolved out of a conversation with the late Dr. Alfred Prince, a hepatitis researcher, about the use of chimpanzees in medical research, and expanded into a larger discussion about ethics. Prince left New York University's Laboratory for Experimental Medicine and Surgery in Primates (LEMSIP) in the 1970s to establish New York Blood Center's chimpanzee research colony in Liberia. The story weaves various threads and makes connections among logging, the Liberian Civil War, and vivisection.
Chimpanzees are slowly being phased out of research in the United States, and the New York Blood Center has ceased testing in Liberia, but questions remain about the fate of laboratory chimpanzees. By shedding light on the psychological impacts on both the chimpanzee victims of vivisection and those who experiment on them, Iyer has found her way to change the world for animals. She answers a few of my questions:
Is It Vegan is a mobile tool for anyone interested in eliminating animal products from their diet.
Creator, Conner Burggraf has been vegan since August 2010. Aside from Is It Vegan, he works at a doggy daycare in Portland, Oregon and is an aspiring vegan chef who cooks in his free time. He took some time out to answer my questions.