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November 21, 2023

Deepening Complexity: Honouring Despair and Cultivating Hope in the Climate Crisis

I stopped engaging with the news in the midst of the 2020 pandemic due to the seemingly endless despair I felt for the world we are living in. At the time, this was the best choice I could make for my mental health and for my capacity to dream up the...

October 27, 2023

Champions of Food Justice: Welcoming the Latest 2023 People’s Fund Grantees!

Our commitment to uplifting leaders in our movement continues as The People’s Fund allocates funding to three more incredible projects. To date, the grant program has awarded a total of $951,750 to 28 BIPOC-led organizations. We recently co-hosted two Donor...

September 19, 2023

Rooted in Love: Second Annual Plant The Power VegFest

Plant The Power hosted its second annual Plant The Power VegFest in Columbus, Ohio, on August 6 at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Rooted in love, Plant The Power VegFest centers the unique needs, backgrounds, and identities of BIPOC (Black,...

August 25, 2023

Sustainable Sightseeing: My Attempt at Sustainable Tourism

I recently traveled to Europe, and I wanted to make sure my trip was climate friendly. I am interested in climate change and how it has rapidly affected our planet. Research has proven that the changes we have seen over the past few decades normally occur...

July 31, 2023

Strengthening the Vegan Movement with Inclusion

It’s no secret that the vegan movement has taken off in a big way in recent years. But with so much positive change happening, it’s important to acknowledge the areas where we still need to improve. And unfortunately, one of these areas is...

July 19, 2023

The People’s Fund by Mercy For Animals Is Thrilled to Announce Our Newest Grantees!

In its first two years, The People’s Fund awarded over $700,000 to 23 leaders and organizations. This year, The People’s Fund distributed an additional 11 grants at $20,000 each to four new organizations and seven previously funded grantees, totaling...

May 26, 2023

Individual and Collective Ways to Triumph over Trauma

From the first melodic utterances of my African ancestors to the in-utero lullabies sung by my parents, from the gospel call and response of my grandparents in church services to the voices of collective resistance against poverty, injustice, and...

May 26, 2023

Liberatory Language: A Vegan Advocate’s Choice to Help or Hinder Our Message

As animal liberation activists in solidarity with our beyond-human relatives in their fight for freedom, one of our most powerful instruments of allyship is unquestionably our voice. We use it to amplify the adversity and suffering of those whose voices are...

March 22, 2022

13 BIPOC-Led Initiatives Changing the World for Animals and People

Mercy For Animals is delighted to announce the 2021 grantees of The People’s Fund! In 2021, 13 grantees were awarded a total of $210,000. The People’s Fund was established in October 2020 as a pilot grant program to address racial inequity in funding to...

February 16, 2022

Exclusive Interview with Soul Eubanks, Mastermind Behind Black Vegan Everything

Christopher “Soul” Eubanks is a friend to animals and a champion for justice. A public speaker, an author, and a musician, Soul uses his arsenal of talents to advocate for both humans and nonhuman animals. Last year, Soul was one of Mercy For Animals’...

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