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"Joshua Katcher started 'The Discerning Brute' in 2008 as a resource for intelligent men who want to make ethical, informed decisions concerning their lifestyles. Joshua is a committed environmentalist, vegan, and social justice advocate."

  • Drinking Tiger Bones
    The Daily Beast recently wrote an article about the mythic Asian machismo associated with drinking spirits containing tiger bones. Like many other superstitions of acquiring the two-dimensional, symbolic strengths of animals by consuming their horns, penises, flesh and bones – the black market in tiger bones exists as a luxury status symbol (...more)
    24 Jul 2014 at 11:40am       

      For Spring/Summer 2015, ROMBAUT continues to bring together the hardness of functional, architectural and minimalist aesthetics with the confidence of sustainable, future- materials. “Fitting for a spring collection, the vision is hopeful, celebratory and radiant. It is a message of youthful optimism. Nature and technology are tamed in (...more)
    24 Jul 2014 at 10:56am       

  • NPR's Special Series “Men in America” Looks At Vegans
    Men in America is a special series from NPR’s show All Things Considered that “…explores what it means to be a man in America today.” I was contacted by producer Neda Ulaby not too long ago because a friend of hers had directed her to The Discerning Brute. Here at TDB we focus a decent […] (...more)
    21 Jul 2014 at 3:52pm       

  • David Carter: NFL's Vegan Defensive Lineman
    David Carter is a defensive lineman for the Oakland Raiders and a competitive powerlifter with Plant Built. He will soon launch his website, The 300 Pound Vegan, and admits “this is a chapter in my life I was never expecting“. That’s not surprising to hear from someone who grew up eating every kind of meat, […] (...more)
    17 Jul 2014 at 9:30pm       

  • Not Just a Haircut: The Reality of Wool
    Just last week I wrote about the wool industry’s greenwashing efforts. Not only does the wool industry take a mind-boggling toll on the environment, but it is shockingly cruel. The mythology of wool is that it’s just a friendly haircut, but nothing could be further from the truth. In a new undercover investigation by PETA, […] (...more)
    11 Jul 2014 at 11:13am       

  • Hit Back: Chart Your Own Course but Don't Give Up on Your Heroes
    By Adam Gnade I’ve been thinking a lot about where you go when you need to move beyond your heroes. At a certain point (whether you’re ready or not) you want to stand up and do something original but what does that mean, how do you start? I want to write something big, something that […] (...more)
    10 Jul 2014 at 12:22pm       

  • Biohackers Engineer Yeast to Produce Casein for “Real Vegan Cheese”
    A team of biohackers in Oakland at the infamous Counter Culture Labs are using their science skills to make real vegan cheese. According to their Indiegogo page: Real Vegan Cheese is a not a cheese substitute! It all begins with regular old baker’s yeast. Through synthetic biology, we engineer our yeast to become milk-protein factories, (...more)
    9 Jul 2014 at 2:29pm       

  • Champion Heavyweight Boxer Goes Vegan for Comeback
    He’s got an English accent. He’s buff. And now, he’s vegan too. David Haye “The Hayemaker” recently told The Independent that he’s planning to make a big comeback after some serious injuries, an out-of-control alter-ego, and major surgery. “I’ve only got myself to blame.” He said. “To (...more)
    7 Jul 2014 at 12:58pm       

  • Vivienne Westwood “Moral Outrage” SS15
    Vivienne Westwood’s SS15 show in Milan was all about being bold. Bold patterns and colors inspired by the pixelated graphics of 1970s arcade games – and a bold message: moral outrage at factory farming of animals. Partner Andreas Kronthaler says on their website, “Vivienne & I are both vegetarians but we are urging people (...more)
    30 Jun 2014 at 3:01pm       

  • Peter Dinklage & Billy Bob Thorton on Being Veg
    Two Hollywood heavyweights recently spoke out about their choice to not eat animals. Peter Dinklage of Game of Thrones is featured in a new campaign for PETA. His video is below. Billy Bob Thronton was featured on Ecorazzi talking about shooting the new Fargo in Calgary. “A lot of people would say, ‘What do you […] (...more)
    18 Jun 2014 at 12:56pm       

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