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 whose voices can't be heard.

4 Things The Leather Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know

Author: Miriam Porter: From jackets to boots to purses, too many products are still made from animal skins or hides when humane and eco-friendly alternatives are readily available. Behind each leather item is an animal that endured a horrible life ...

‘You Are What You Eat’ – 5 Key Takeaways From The New Netflix Series

Author: Miriam Porter: If you aren’t vegan yet, you might be after watching the new four-part Netflix Series ‘You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment’.  It’s based on the groundbreaking study by Stanford Medicine published last November about 22 pairs of identical twins ...

5 Incredible Athletes Powered By Plants

Author: Miriam Porter: The myth that athletes need to eat protein from animal products to gain muscle and strength is repeatedly being shattered. Every day vegan athletes around the world prove the power of plants helps them stay healthy, participate in ...

Remembering Steven Wise: Animal Rights Lawyer And Fearless Trailblazer

Author: Miriam Porter: Steven M. Wise, a passionate animal rights lawyer who argued for the rights of animals and gave a voice to great apes, elephants, and whales, has died at age 73 at his home in Coral Springs, Florida, ...

The Moral Dilemma Of Eating Dogs

Author: Miriam Porter: There are approximately 700 million dogs in the world. But some people estimate that number is actually closer to 1 billion dogs! This massive amount of barking pooches includes dogs living with families as companions and stray ...

Veganuary & Earth Month University Pledge Campaign

Author: Miriam Porter: Veganuary is underway, and people around the world are swapping out meat, dairy, fish, and eggs for healthier and kinder alternatives. This non-profit organization inspires people to try vegan for January and beyond. Since 2014, millions of people have ...
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The Live Export of Horses And Their Slaughter Must End

Author: Miriam Porter: Horses are magnificent gentle creatures. These highly intelligent animals are also very social and use their senses to recognize other horses they have become friends with. Horses form strong social relationships with each other and usually live ...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Greyhound Racing

Author: Miriam Porter: Commercial greyhound racing is nothing like meeting up with a friend at the park and having your dogs “race” and chase a ball or frisbee to see which pup gets it first. The truth about greyhound racing ...

The Fur Industry: Killing Animals And Destroying The Planet

Author: Miriam Porter: It’s no longer a status symbol or fashion statement to drape yourself in dead animals, even though some people still do. But just when I thought fur was on the way out many years ago, fur trim ...