Every time someone uses the excuse ‘but they’re going to die anyways’ as a justification for eating animals, I always feel like asking them:
‘And how would you rather die; of old age or murder?’.
This is precisely why we will be toasting family and friends with a Field Roast Hazelnut Cranberry Roast en Croute on Christmas this year. How lucky we are to be able to celebrate and enjoy good food without harming any innocent little creatures. I wish this could be everyone’s goal on a holiday that celebrates “peace on Earth”.
A vegan riding a hummer contributes less to greenhouse gas emissions than a meat eater riding a bicycle.
By: David StregeIn one of those oddities found in the animal kingdom, a dog adopted a baby deer and the two have become inseparable. According to Isobel Springett, the dog’s owner, the fawn was abandoned by her mother and was subsequently adopted by Springett’s Great Dane named Kate. Springett calls it “a loving relationship.” Thanks to PBS, which has an upcoming feature on “Animal Odd Couples,” we get a look into this odd relationship between Pippin the deer and Kate the dog:“What surprised me the most is when they started to play,” Springett said.
Indeed, as you can see, the dog and deer play together just as a dog would play with another dog.
The strange friendship between a dog and a deer isn’t the only odd couple featured in the PBS special Wednesday night. A goat and a horse have been fast friends for 16 years. A dog and monkey, and a dog and leopard are also among the animals featured.
You never know what might be next in the animal kingdom.
Once again, animals are teaching humans lessons about compassion and unprejudiced friendship. I love this :).
People often mistake veganism as a religion or a belief. Veganism is not a belief, it’s a movement based on facts. The only kind of religious doctrine I practice is the Golden Rule. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” I believe in the ethics of reciprocity. Talk is talk, but it’s actions that speak louder than words. What you choose to consume — it matters.
What we eat and wear are a reflection of our compassion in action. No, the world is not going to go vegan overnight, but if you’re concerned about all of those agriculture jobs that are lost, rest easy. As one industry declines, another one begins. Look what happened to the floppy disk, audio cassettes, or the fax machine. They’re obsolete now, but there’s new technology to replace it. Someone has to manufacture memory cards and iPods. Those changes happened gradually. As would a shift to a vegan economy. It is happening, slowly but surely. The vegan population has more than doubled in the last three years. People are making the connection.
As an animal lover, to truly practice what you preach —> go vegan. Our dollars fund the abuse. So regardless of who pulls the trigger, animals are being killed. The only way we can stop it, is to vote with your dollars.
Consider the numbers. Say you eat animal products 3x a day, 365 days a year. 365 x 3 = 1,095 meals a year. That’s a lot of animals. A recent study estimates that a vegetarian saves 406 animals a year (30 land animals, 225 fish, 151 shellfish.) That’s only a vegetarian. While the exact numbers a vegan saves are still up in the air, I have to imagine that number is more than doubled. And that number only accounts for diet.
Every meal makes a difference. Every purchase counts. The best way you can practice compassion, is to eat it. Consume kindness. Go vegan. #VegansofIG
“We’re at a critical point in human history. Our choices no longer have just a local impact. Their affects are felt globally, on animals, people, and the environment. By choosing to eat fewer animal products or going meat free you can protect the planet, your health, and save living beings, both human and animal from suffering. The power to change the world for the better is in our own hands. Together, we can make it possible.”
- Animals Australia’s Make it Possible campaign to end factory farming.
People look at me as vegan and conclude that since I stepped on a snail or because the vegetables I eat resulted in a tractor death for a squirrel somewhere in Paraguay that somehow vegans are hypocrites, which of course they’re not since perfection is an unattainable goal and is something to be driven towards, never actually achieved.
The difference between you and the vegan standing next to you is that while you’re both going to step on a bug tomorrow, they’ve decided to dedicate their lives to as little harm as possible, completely independent from what you do. So in no way does the protozoan life form they step on negate your responsibility for the lamb you’re paying a stranger to cut tomorrow. And falling 1% of an unattainable goal is really good when you’re standing next to someone who won’t even try.