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Fur Free Friday

I usually avoid stores like the plague on Black Friday because of the massive amounts of people and the rampant consumerism, which is just something I can’t get down with. However, it is the busiest shopping day of the year, which makes it a perfect opportunity to get the word out about the cruelty of the fur trade.

If you’ve been wanting to get active, here’s your chance. You can chant, carry signs, hand out leaflets or simply lend support by marching along with dozens of other local activists this Friday, November 27th.  The march will begin at Daley Plaza (Washington & Dearborn) at 12 pm and continue through Chicago’s main shopping district, the Loop and Michigan Ave. ,  stopping at fur stores along the way.  The event is sponsored by the Animal Defense League. For more information contact adlchicago[at]riseup.net.

Fur Free Friday
November 27, 2009
12 pm – 2 pm
Daley Plaza (corner of Washington and Dearborn)

Links: a guide

So I’ve been sitting here adding links as they come to me and I guess I’ve decided I have to establish a few guidelines in order not to have a blogroll that’s a mile long. So here are the criteria for those of you who might be curious:

Get Active: This area is pretty much for local events only,  therefore I will only post links to groups/organizations which are active in the Chicago area, with the exception of Vegan Outreach because I think they have a lot of valuable information to offer, especially under the nutrition section.

Restaurants: These are all restaurants within the city limits which have a sizable portion of their menu devoted to vegan options.  I do visit restaurants within the suburbs from time to time, as well as restaurants which might only have a couple of vegan options and I’ll probably review a few of them on here. When I do, I’ll include links in the post in which they are mentioned (if there are any).

Vegan Products: While Chicago is home to a lot of good vegan food companies, as far as I know our city lacks 100% cruelty free clothing stores like New York’s Moo Shoes, so I’ve included the places I like to visit online when I can’t find what I’m looking for at local stores.

If there are any places I’ve missed which you think should absolutely be included under any of these categories please post them in the comments section.


A blog is born

After nearly 5 years of being a vegetarian and hemming and hawing over whether or not to take the next step and become vegan I’ve finally decided to take the plunge.

I live in Chicago,  home of great vegan companies like Chicago Soy Dairy and Upton’s Naturals , as well as restaurants like Soul Vegetarian East. I’m always looking for new vegan friendly restaurants or recipes to try out, as well as for local vegan/vegetarian events. I always feel like I have to go to 10 different places to find these things though, so I’ve decided to simplify things and compile as much of this stuff here as I can. If you’re from the Chicago area and would like to contribute local restaurant reviews, book reviews, recipes, etc. please contact me at secondcityvegan[at]gmail.com. Otherwise, enjoy!