BY Elizabeth Ollero
on Jul 30, 2015
The Birkin bag by Hermès was designed for Jane Birkin in 1984, who complained to the then-president Jean-Louis Dumas that she couldn’t find a bag that was both stylish and practical. He designed one for her, calling it the Birkin bag. The bag comes in numerous styles, but one of its most popular variations is made from crocodile skin, and costs at least $36,000.
Recently, PETA has uncovered the cruel process Hermes puts alligators and crocodiles through to get the material for their luxury bags. Read More
BY Madison N Nunes
on Mar 05, 2015
McDonald's is the 90th largest economy in the world, but don’t mistake them for having the ability (OK, decency) to pay fair wages. After announcing their decision to sponsor Austin’s South By South West festival with their own showcase, the company promised to improve the “experience for all” with their newest creation: a lo-fi DIY food truck equipped with wi-fi. We’re guessing the fries are going to be pretty bombin’, since they seemingly cost so much there won't be "a budget for an artist fee (unfortunately). Read More
BY Darcy Sturges
on May 24, 2013
At five weeks old, Justin was found in North Pennsylvania on April 26 after being purposefully doused with an accelerant and lit on fire. On fire. A small, tiny, adorable kitten. I don’t understand this. Look at this face! Who could viciously attack this cuteness?
While I may not be partial to the name Justin (hello, ex-boyfriend!), this particular Justin has my heart all ooey and gooey. I want to love him and hold him and feed him and care for him forever. Whoever abused him makes me angry and so very, very confused. Read More
BY Kari Belsheim
on Dec 07, 2012
Average consumption of meat has nearly doubled in the past fifty years, and the U.S. is second only to Luxembourg for amount of meat consumed. With such a huge meat market, you would figure we would be more careful about quality control. Unfortunately, the industry is rife with abuses against farm animals, the environment, and our health. Pink slime, anyone? Thankfully, there is Certified Humane, a program started by Adele Douglass that certifies the humane treatment of farm animals without antibiotics or hormones. Read More