VEGANUARY WEEK 4 - For the Birds!

Jameson Veggies Cover.png

Tastes Like Chicken

Dear Maral,

Congratulations! You have made it a whole month eating nothing but PLANTS! We hope you feel happy, healthy, and energized knowing you are making a difference for the animals, your health, and the planet! We are proud of you and we knew you could do it!

Our last week brings us to the most consumed animals world-wide - chickens. Not only do humans consume chickens at a startling rate, but so do our pets! Let's not walk on eggshells here - humans consumed 110 trillion tons of chickens in 2019, with the US being the largest producer - producing over 20 million tons. This statistic does not even include egg production and consumption!

Chickens are the most consumed animal worldwide because they are very cheap to process and take up less land than other animals, making them economically affordable and easy to obtain. Chicken as a meat is generally mild in taste and texture and is commonly used to meet the need or desire for protein, both for humans and pets.

Luckily, we know some incredible plant-based products that "taste like chicken", are healthier for you, and do not require harm to any living, sentient being! Let's get to it!

Plant-Based Chicken

Alpha Mango Pineapple Chik'n Wrap


Insider Promo: use code HUNGRY10 at checkout for 10% off your first order.

Alpha based in Glendale, CA, has a mission to make food that is craveworthy, convenient, and uncompromisingly good for you. You can find Alpha products at your local Costco, so not only are they all of the things mentioned in their mission, but they are also incredibly accessible!

These sweet and savory plant-based wraps take all of 10 minutes to prep and enjoy - there's no time like the present!

Mango Chik'n Lettuce Wraps

Rebellyous Foods No harm. No fowl. Meatless for all.

Rebellyous Foods believes everyone should have access to delicious plant-based food. We love their nuggets, patties, and tenders that cook just like chicken and arrive ready to heat and eat so you can keep things simple, whether you’re cooking for a family of four or looking for a quick, easy meal! We are also excited that they are priced so that everyone can enjoy quick, scrumptious, plant-based meals any day of the week.

Rebellyous Foods

Guided by the mission to replace animal agriculture.

Find online at Good Eggs (San Francisco Bay Area) and

GTFO It’s Vegan (nationwide)!

Some of our additional favorites are JUST Egg, Quorn, SIMULATE, Beyond Meat, and Impossible Foods!

Myth Busting

Chicken Free Range.jpg

Myth: "Free-Range" and "Cage-Free" means chickens are raised humanely and have space to roam free.

Fact: These claims on labels do not have to be verified through on-farm inspections and producers can use these terms as long as the animals were given some access to an outdoor area of unspecified size. The outdoor area does not have to be big enough to accommodate all birds.

Battery Cages.jpg

Myth: Eating eggs does not harm a chicken.

Fact: When chickens are hatched, the males are instantly killed and hens are debeaked, sometimes having their toes cut off. At 18 weeks old, they are moved to cages called battery cages. Battery cages are small, drawer-shaped cages a few feet wide and only about 15 inches tall - barely taller than the hens themselves. Depending on the size of the cage, between 4-10 birds are held in each cage. Industry guidelines recommend each bird has 67-86 square inches of space - smaller than a piece of paper - which is over 90 square inches. A 2017 United Egg Producers report estimated that 85% of commercial egg production in the US uses battery cages. While in the cages, the hens are kept under artificial light 24 hours a day to trick their bodies into producing more eggs. After 2 years, a hen’s egg production begins to slow and they are all killed.


Vegan | Non-Vegan Materials

Myth: Using feathers and down for clothing does not harm the birds.

Fact: Down is the soft layer of feathers closest to birds' skin, primarily in the chest region. Most farmed geese are killed when they are only 15 weeks old and ducks at 14 weeks! It is common practice to be plucked repeatedly while they are still alive, a very painful process. Synthetic insulation is designed to replicate the qualities of down, but has some added benefits! When wet, it dries faster, it's less expensive, and naturally hypoallergenic. Sounds like a win for synthetic to us!

Chicken Facts.jpg


Can dogs really be vegan? ABSOLUTELY! Dogs are omnivores and can obtain all their nutrients from vegan sources. Dogs consume about 20% of the meat produced for humans, but products like V-Dog are turning the tables on that number and saving the lives of chickens.

Insider promo: SUBSCRIBE20 for 20% off your first subscription order.


The kindest, healthiest dog food on the planet!

Zalomon 3.jpeg

Jameson Animal Caregiver, Zalomon, & Romeo the Rooster

Thank you for pledging to Veganuary! You will be entered to win a special prize pack including, Chef Marisa Miller Wolfson's Vegucated Family Table cookbook, a signed DVD, a Vegucated tee, and a Jameson Humane tote bag made from 100% recycled materials!


Be part of the change today, help us improve animal welfare through global collaboration and education for the benefit of all life.

With much gratitude and admiration,


Monica Stevens,


Proud to Be Vegan

Questions for Monica about her vegan journey or how she and her husband David started Jameson? Feel free to reach out! 

We hope you enjoyed Veganuary with Jameson! Now that you've joined us on our Veganuary challenge, we hope you will enjoy our monthly updates including more information about living veganically!

Please consider supporting our programs, services, and animal care by donating, volunteering, fostering, or sharing in our mission!

Support Jameson's Work
Facebook  Instagram  YouTube