Articles by Miriam Porter

Miriam Porter is an award-winning writer who writes about veganism, social justice issues, and eco-travel. Miriam currently lives in Toronto with her son Noah and many rescued furry friends. She is a passionate animal rights activist and speaks up for those that have no voice.

5 Interesting Facts about Octopus and Why We Shouldn’t Eat Them

Author: Miriam Porter.  Octopus are incredible creatures and should be treated with love and kindness. They should never be stuck inside tanks, raised on factory farms, eaten or abused in any way. These eight-armed geniuses are playful, inquisitive, sensitive, determined ...
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Why Honey is Not Vegan

Author: Miriam Porter.  Whether or not vegans eat honey is a common debate. In fact, the topic has sparked many social media arguments with heated discussions on both ends. Over the years it’s been frustrating to see beauty products labelled ...
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The Truth About The Egg Industry

Author: Miriam Porter.  Chickens are some of the most abused animals on the planet. There are more chickens raised and killed for food than all other land animals combined. The abuse they face is horrific and there are no laws ...
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5 Reasons Lobsters Should Be Friends, Not Food

Author: Miriam Porter.  While there are certainly more than five reasons not to eat lobsters and treat them with love, respect and kindness, here are some essentials to get you started. 1. Lobsters are smart Lobsters, if left alone in ...
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5 Reasons to Stop Eating Fish

Author: Miriam Porter.  Fish are smart and social creatures that want to live in peace and freedom. But like other animals constantly being exploited by massive industries, fish are abused and killed for profit. In fact, more fish are killed ...
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What is Youth Climate Save?

Author: Miriam Porter.  Dedicated youth around the world are speaking up for animals and the environment. Youth Climate Save (YCS), a branch of the Climate Save Movement, provides the youth a platform on issues surrounding the climate such as animal ...
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5 Tips for Raising Vegan Kids

Author: Miriam Porter.  Raising a vegan child for almost a decade has taught me a lot about the world. I have navigated through nutritional health debates, gone against societal norms, been faced with accusations from strangers, and firmly stood my ...
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Must Watch Vegan Themed Documentaries to Screen While Physical Distancing

Author: Miriam Porter.  Wherever you are currently located in the world it’s fair to say you have experienced lockdown or quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic. While some countries have eased shelter in place and stay at home orders, others ...
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7 Reasons to Ditch Dairy

Photo: human.cruelties Author: Miriam Porter.  Cows, like all animals, want to be free. They want to roam at their leisure, be free of pain, feel the grass beneath their feet and not be locked in captivity. Cows nurture their young ...
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5 Reasons to Stop Eating Pigs

Author: Miriam Porter.  There are endless reasons to stop eating pigs. Here are five crucial ones to get you started. 1. Pigs are Sentient Beings Pigs have feelings. They feel sadness, pain, happiness and love. They are also highly intelligent ...
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The Importance of Attending Animal Save Vigils

Author: Miriam Porter.  The first Pig Save vigil I attended was in Toronto many years ago outside the now closed down Quality Meat Packers slaughterhouse. I had been putting it off for a long time since I figured I am ...
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5 Outstanding Vegan Celebrities Speaking Up For Animals

Author: Miriam Porter.  With veganism on the rise around the world you don’t have to look very far to find celebrities using their influence for good. Many passionate people are using their fame as a platform for change and raising ...
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