Hey guys!
Thanks for viewing Thinking First, it really means a lot to us. Great news: the number of vegans and vegetarians in the world is greatly increasing! Now over one million people in the world are vegan, and more than 20 times that are vegetarian. That doesn't mean factory farming has stopped, though. It's still a huge issue, but more and more people are noticing the cruelty and making the switch. If enough people do, factory farming will stop. For good. Thanks to everyone who thought hard about becoming vegan or vegetarian, and extra super special thanks to everyone who actually did. You are making a difference in the world, though it may seem trivial to you. "What's one person gonna do?" you might think. "It can't be THAT much of a difference." Well, in fact, it can. Each vegan saves at least 100 animals from dying a year. Think about it. Since I've been vegan for 12 years, that means I've saved over 1,200 animals' lives. Some adults I know have been vegan for over 30 years. That really is the best feeling in the world, knowing you've made such a difference. 
    
    Please take this into consideration when trying to decide whether to become a vegan/vegetarian or not. And never let anyone tell you that one person can't make a difference!

~Katie, co-founder
 
 
Awww. Here's a cute video we found of a girl proclaiming exactly why she became a vegetarian at age six and a half. This is what everybody's response should be! She actually knows what she's talking about!

Be sure to comment and tell us what YOU think of her!
 
 
Hi! As we all know, Easter is coming up and for most there is always lots of meat on the table. If you're not interested in our one week challenge, try this one instead! Since holidays are a big meat production source try to eat no meat this Easter. It might be hard for those of you who are omnivores, but show yourselves you're strong enough to do it. 
Anna 
 
 
Hey Guys! I hope you're having a great month of March and looking forward to spring! I know that I am. I know that it's hard to go straight from being a full time omnivore to full time vegetarian so we have constructed a challenge. We encourage anyone who reads this: starting April 1, 2012 eat no meat for one week. If you're interested then feel free to leave a comment or let us know how it goes for you. 
If you're having trouble with alternative food, the books Eating Animals and Omnivore's Dilemma are great, as well as the Laptop Lunches site. 
Good luck!
Anna 
 

Videos

02/28/2012

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Good news! Live action entertainment is here with the Videos Page! (It's under 'News'.) Here you can watch recipes, factory farming videos, and interviews. There are already some up, so check them out!
 
 
The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas really lived up to it's name when a man died while eating one of their most "deadly" burgers. The restaurant offers free meals to those over 350 pounds, and its servers are dressed as nurses and the customers are called their "patients". To us, this seems ridiculously bad publicity, but surprisingly, the cafe is well known and liked by many. The man seemed to be another one of their wacky stunts, but "it was the real thing," says the restaurant owner. One of the servers called 911 and someone captured the moment and posted it on YouTube. The grill apologized sincerely and claimed it was a one time event, that it wouldn't happen again. But really--would YOU go to the Heart Attack Grill? Share this post and video with your friends!

 
 
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! I hope yours was as fun as mine. I ate vegan candy and cookies all day, and hopefully you did something similar, because that stuff is delicioso. I also got to--lucky me--dip strawberries in melted chocolate! Yum! Check the baking page for some yummy Valentine's advice. Also... make your Valentine's Day resolution (if that even exists) to donate to a sanctuary and help out some animals. They deserve love too! 

--Katie
 
 
Welcome to the Thinking First Blog! We hope you are all having a lovely fall! Visit our recipes and monthly newsletter pages to explore fun fall treats and events!
 
 
VegKids is now ThinkingFirst. We have two founders, Anna and Katie. If you would like to work for us, we require the following information:
You must be 12 or older.
You must be a vegan or vegetarian.
You must be dedicated to the well-being of animals.
Please contact us if you have any questions and we will get back to you as soon as we can! Thank you!
-Founders
 
 
Hi! So, I know it's been a while since I posted. I was just really busy with Global Reading Challenge and Math Champs and the play. But now since that stuff is over, I promise to post more. I just started reading Eating Animals. It's a very good book and I would highly reccomend it. To Alejandra Tobias and Ayla'Kay, thank you for the comments. I appreciate you watching the video from PETA, Alejandra. Ayla'Kay, I can tell that you are using pig latin and your