Pamela Tourigny
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Pamela blogs about trying to live ethically and sustainably, and animal concerns on She is a decade-long vegan, founder of Vegan Eats Ottawa, co-founder of Ottawa Veg Fest, and recent founder of Pamela is passionate about healthy living, so her activities include running, hiking, and playing ultimate frisbee. More info at:

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Vegans Must Stop Settling For Sad Salads

(8) Comments | Posted February 29, 2016 | 10:45 AM

It can be tough dining out as a vegan, or even a healthy eater. While it's infinitely better in 2016 than it was even just a few short years ago, many vegans can relate to the fear of being dragged to mainstream restaurant and having nothing to eat but salad....

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A Holiday Survival Guide For Vegans (And Their Hosts)

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2015 | 3:46 PM

I've moderated an active vegan/vegetarian Facebook group for about eight years, and every year leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas there is an onslaught of posts on the topic of not just how to prepare veg-friendly foods for the holidays, but also how to socially navigate the experience with curious...

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Don't Blame Veganism For Your Eating Disorder

(11) Comments | Posted November 17, 2015 | 2:19 PM

I have written on my blog about extreme dietary restriction on several occasions, but in light of a blonde who we shall not name leveraging the simmering backlash against veganism to whip up a media frenzy to help her sell a book that she's written, it seems it's necessary to...

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Why is Cecil Different From the Billions of Animals We Eat?

(166) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 12:43 PM

You would have to be entirely disconnected from humanity for the past few days not to have heard about the tragic death of Cecil the lion in Africa, at the hands of a rich American sport hunting dentist.

Cecil's death has caused an Internet uproar. It's almost all...

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5 Tips for Eating Out as a Vegan

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 12:32 PM

It's a familiar experience for most vegans. You open the menu at a restaurant selected by your dining partner, hoping there will be something you can eat. Edible would suffice; filling and tasty are probably out of reach. Just please, not another salad....

Yup, another salad. At least this one...

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A Guide to Effective Animal Advocacy

(4) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 10:23 AM

A number of people have commented to me over my years of involvement within the vegan community that they are often overwhelmed by all of the suffering that animals endure, leaving them unsure how to advocate for them effectively. It's a feeling of helplessness to which many can surely relate.

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There's Nothing Radical About Recognizing Animal Suffering

(6) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 12:44 PM

I vividly remember sitting on my bed weeping, holding the book in my hand, frantically wracking my brain for an out, or a way to forget what I had just read.

What I had just read was a heart wrenching description of the experience of a mother cow, who had...

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