Speakers

5 Healthy Habits of Raising Vegan Families

Karla Moreno-Bryce, MDA, RD, LD
Registered Dietitian | Owner of Nutritious Vida

Karla began her vegan journey almost a little over a decade ago as a way to widen her circle for compassion for the treatment of animals. She enjoys guiding families meet their nutrient needs in adopting a vegan lifestyle through her private practice, Nutritious Vida. Her passion is recipe testing and shares practical vegan recipes on her blog that all age groups can enjoy. Karla is a first time mom who is raising her daughter on a vegan lifestyle and enjoys visiting independent coffee shops with her husband and daughter.

Adopting and raising your family on a vegan diet is much easier than you think. Karla shares 5 tips and healthy habits of vegan families. Learn how easy it is to eat vegan as a family, what foods to focus on, and how you can maintain this rewarding lifestyle.

Smashing Rooster Stigma

Melanie Moonstone
Founder and Operator of Rooster Redemption

Melanie founded Rooster Redemption in July 2016, a sanctuary in Minnesota focusing exclusively on roosters due to the rapid rate they are discarded, mistreated, abandoned, and exploited solely due to their gender.  In addition to running the sanctuary, Melanie works full time as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor at a local treatment center, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, where she helps alcoholics and addicts launch their recovery from addiction.

Melanie will share about the tragic fate roosters face in our society today and what you can do to help create a better future for these beautiful, intelligent, and often misunderstood birds.

Some Ways of Seeing Other Animals

Jeff Johnson
Associate Professor of Philosophy, St. Catherine University

Jeff Johnson is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at St. Catherine University in Saint Paul, Minnesota where he regularly teaches courses on food ethics, with a special focus on the ethics of eating animals. Jeff has published papers which explore connections between welfare and productivity in animal agriculture, the idea that farmed animals can be “humanely killed,” and the ethics of criminalizing undercover investigations of factory farms. He has also organized and participated in a number of panel discussions around Minnesota that examine the impacts of factory farming on animals, the environment, and local communities.

In this talk, Jeff will share some stories about his experiences as he’s been thinking and teaching about the ethics of eating animals.