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Nutter Butters are one of those snacks that some people say is vegan, and others say is not. I’ll quickly lay out each side of the argument, and you can decide for yourself. Ingredients in Nutter Butters Here’s the full ingredient list, I’ve highlighted a few important ingredients: Unbleached Enriched Flour, Sugar, Peanut Butter (Peanuts, […]Are Onion Rings Usually Vegan?
Onion rings can be vegan, but it depends on the batter. Batter often contains eggs or milk products. If you go out to a restaurant, it is not safe to assume that their onion rings are vegan. Based on what I’ve seen, it’s about a 50/50 chance. For Example, Harvey’s in Canada Has Vegan Onion Rings […]Do Dairy Cows Have to Be Pregnant to Produce Milk?
Dairy farms regularly impregnate their dairy cows, usually through artificial means. They wouldn’t do this if it wasn’t necessary, so common sense tells us that being pregnant has something to do with lactating. However, I think where most people get confused is that cows are not continuously pregnant. The Dairy Cow Milk Production Process Here’s how […]Is Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate Vegan?
Sodium stearoyl lactylate isn’t the most well-known ingredient, but once you start reading ingredient labels, you’ll see it everywhere. It’s used as an emulsifier (to encourage mixing), a foaming agent (creates bubbles), and can strengthen dough as well. You’ll find it in everything from baked goods to whipped cream when it comes to food, and in […]Is Yeast an Animal? (Can Vegans and Vegetarians Eat Yeast?)
This is a simple question to answer by looking at the definition of what an animal is, and what yeast is biologically. Yeast is a class of single-celled eukaryotic microorganisms, a fungus. They are incredibly small, typically between 3-40 µm in diameter. Animals are multicellular eukaryotic organisms. Because yeast are not multicellular, it’s clear that yeast are not […]20 Animal Rights Tattoos for Inspiration
I’ve gathered a collection of animal rights and vegan tattoos that I’ve found on various other sites. I thought it’d be convenient to have them in one place. Hopefully they can give you some inspiration for any future tattoos. (Source) A minimalist, cute, and powerful message all in one small tattoo. This is probably my […]What Are Pill Capsules Made Of?
There are 2 main materials made to make pill capsules. The cheapest, and most common, are capsules made of gelatin. Gelatin is derived from collagen in an animal’s skin or bone. But for products made for vegetarians or vegans, there are also capsules made from a vegetable polymers. For example, hypromellose is a cellulose-based polymer, and pullulan is a tapioca starch-based polymer. If […]A List of Vegan Country Crock Butters
Most of Country Crock’s products might look vegan at first, but actually aren’t. There’s a good chance that they all will be sometime in the future, it seems that Country Crock keeps moving towards plant-based ingredients. I’ll go over which ones are vegan here, and why. Country Crock Plant Butter is Vegan (For Some) Country […]Are You Getting More Headaches as a Vegan? [Possible Causes]
I’ve seen more than a few complaints from vegans, particularly new ones, about getting frequent headaches. So, I spent a few hours doing research on the topic to try to figure out what’s causing these headaches. There’s no definite answers, but I did find several potential causes worth considering. Keep in mind that this is […]Are Gorillas Vegetarian? (No, But Close…)
It’s something that most of us never think of. But then, someone mentions it – gorillas are basically vegetarians. And that’s more or less true, the bulk of their diets consist of plants. What Do Gorillas Eat? Gorillas are fairly smart, but they don’t eat vegetarian out of ethical/logical reasons, but do so by instinct. They […]