• All Things Vegan explores a variety of issues relating to food, animal, and environmental concerns in Bend, Oregon, and around the world. All Things Vegan airs every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 5-6 p.m., on Bend’s Community Radio station, KPOV Community Radio.

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All Things Vegan ~ Show Notes ~ October 23, 2012 ~ Gary Smith on an L.A. protest in which activists temporarily shut down Farmer John: A plant that kills 6000 pigs a day

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Gary Smith, of The Thinking Vegan blog, gives a first-hand account of a protest in Los Angeles in which activists temporarily shut down Farmer John, a plant that kills 6000 pigs a day.

In this episode, you’ll have an opportunity to meet Gary Smith, a long time animal activist and owner of The Thinking Vegan blog. You’ll hear his first-hand account of the protest in Los Angeles that we talked about on our last show, where activists temporarily shut down the Farmer John plant: A facility that kills 6000 pigs a day. You’ll also hear why a Florida businessman spent the weekend in a cage at Miami-Dade Animal Services, and why some activists allowed themselves to be branded with the number “269.” And, you’ll learn how firefighters saved the life of an unconscious border collie named Leah after a house fire. Plus, we give you some tips on veganizing your Halloween holiday.

And, of course, we highlight the latest News from the Vegan Frontier, let you know about vegan related happenings in and around Central Oregon, and more!



Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Gary Smith is a long time animal activist, owner of The Thinking Vegan blog, which focuses on veganism as a social justice movement, and co-founder of Evolutus, a public relations agency working for a better world.

You’ll hear Gary’s first-hand account of the protest in Los Angeles that we talked about on our last show, where activists temporarily shut down the Farmer John plant; a facility that kills 6000 pigs a day. Gary also tells us about his involvement in the Beagle Freedom Project.

Related links:

FARM – Farm Animal Rights Movement


Gary Smith and his rescued beagles

Gary Smith’s rescued beagles:
Frederick and Douglass


News from the Vegan Frontier:

  • Pets’ Trust Founder Begins Weekend In Animal Shelter Cage
  • Dogs Suffer From PTSD Long After Japan Earthquake

  • Museum Kills Two Mules For ‘Realistic’ Display
  • Action Alert: Act Now to Save Bill and Lou!
  • Casey Affleck Condemns Cruel Dehorning
  • Cat-Eating Festival: Peru’s ‘Gastronomic Festival Of The Cat’ Includes A Feline Menu
  • Texas firefighters bring border collie Leah back from the brink after house fire
  • Vegan Halloween: Have fun while staying true to your vegan commitments

Veg Out ‘N About:

Featuring Bend’s newest Thai restaurant: Noi. Ask for the vegan menu! For more information, please find Noi on Facebook, see noithaicuisine.com, or call 541-647-6904.

News around Town:

VegNet Bend will hold their monthly meeting and potluck at 6p, Oct 24, at The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas in Bend. Bring a vegan dish to share and your recipe or list of ingredients. Food demo by Ciree Linsenman: Indian flapjacks, fruit chutneys, and more!

Gourmet Vegan Thanksgiving: Sunday, November 18. 5-8 p.m. at Broken Top Bottle Shop. Guest Speaker: Anthony Marr.

For more information about the above events, see VegNet Bend Group on Facebook or email .

Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now, will be speaking in Bend at the CTC Greenwood Playhouse on Sunday, October 28. For more information, see KPOV.



Paul Seymour

Paul Seymour

Theme song and musical clips are courtesy of Paul Seymour. To learn more about New Zealand / Australia based Paul or his music, please visit paulseymour.com.au.

Paul has new music he’d love you to listen at YouTube, Amazon.com, or iTunes.




All Things Vegan airs on KPOV, Bend Community Radio.

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