On March 2nd and 3rd thousands of NYC Vegetarians, Vegans, and the Veg-curious came out to the NYC Vegetarian Food Festivalto sample, purchase, and learn about vegan food and lifestyle. Add in some animal rights organizations and farmed animal sanctuaries, the NYC Veg Food Fest is sure to be a hot spot for our favorite vegan super stars (every vegan is a super star to us)! That means, that in this spectacular 100th episode of Vegan Radio we hit the mother-load on interviews!!
First we hear the story behind the festival from co-creator/coordinator Nira Poliwoda followed by Eddie Garza of Mercy for Animals, the benefactors of the festival's official after party. Next we feature Vegan Radio's favorite subject, farm animal sanctuaries! We hear from Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary again and find out what he's been up to since the last episode. Theresa Sarzynskifrom For the Animals Sanctuary tells the story of mother and son bovines Grace and Benjamin; Mike Stura, long time animal saver and sanctuary volunteer tells the story of the slaughterhouse escapee goat Wilfred who he rescued from the streets of Brooklyn and brught to Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.
The next segment of interviews feature amazing powerful woman authors, bloggers, and food providers who are each working towards veganism becoming the norm in the future. Ellen Jaffe Jones author of How to Eat Vegan on $4 a Day and Victoria Moran author of Main Street Vegan were kind enough to share their light with Vegan Radio and tell us what they are up to and how they are spreading the vegan experience to others. Next Rachel Kay and Marina Guvenc tell us about their newly launched vegan fashion blog The New Luv. Then Derek Goodwin shares magic moments with the ever regal Ella Nemcova of The Regal Vegan. Our final interview is with two of Sea Shepherd International's finest (fine as in you wish it were a tv interview) Georgie Dicks of Sea Shepherd Australia and Ethan Wolf the NYC Chapter of Sea Shepard tell us about the current campaigns and direct actions of Sea Shepard Conservation Society. Direct action is so dreamy.