Despite the fact that savanna and forest elephants are on the Endangered Species List, Botswana has issued licenses to slaughter nearly 300 elephants. These decisions are fueled by money but has there been any consideration given to where the money will come from when elephants go extinct? No more trophy hunts, no more licenses, no more Safari tourism...it will all disappear with the extinction of elephants. Learn more under the ANIMAL NEWS tab.
Spring has sprung here in Ontario Canada, and with that comes some of my absolute favourite produce at its peak. Head to the KITCHEN, VEGGIES, and HEALTH page for my absolute fave spring produce and some recipes to go along with them!
The planet's predatory animals have long been under attack from hunters and poachers. What we have failed to realize is that by decimating predators, we invite the overpopulation of herbivorous species. Then, we happily cull those as well, manipulating every aspect of the animal kingdom. Head to the ANIMAL NEWS page for a story on why killing our planet's predators is a huge mistake.
6 lions were found poisoned and dismembered in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park leading to the arrest of four poachers. There are roughly 20, 000 lions remaining in the wild so any of them being slaughtered is detrimental to their survival. This story shows us that despite the many organizations that fight tirelessly to protect lions, they are still plunging towards extinction. Learn more under the ANIMAL NEWS tab!
Being Vegetarian / Vegan couldn't be easier nowadays with all of the amazing products available to us. Gardein, beyond meat, Lightlife, Yves, etc., they all offer something that I'm currently obsessed with. Head to the BYPASS or BUY page for some of my current fav products!
I've come up against some of the nastiest comments and insults throughout my years of advocating for animals. Facing regular attacks and insults can be tricky, but there's often underlying reasons why people are so aggressive. Head to the ANIMAL NEWS page for some of the comments I've been hit with and why I believe compassion has to translate into how we approach these comments and threats.
Hey y'all! I'm Jonathan, and I'm the creator of the Happy Veg blog! I've been cooking now for about 8 years, and I'm obsessed with creating vegetarian recipes that everyone can make and love. I'm also obsessed with animals & travel. Thanks for visiting the blog and have a great day xo