someone told me "veganism is overrated"
lol, turn on the TV… walk into a restaurant… go to a birthday party or a wedding… look at what foods are subsidized by the government… take a peek at the food guide… ask your doctor or nutritionist… go to the grocery store and compare the amount of meat in the store to the availability of tempeh and fresh greens… compare the number of animal sanctuaries in...
me: i'm finally happy
life: lol no just wait
The world must create five billion vegans in the next several decades, or triple...– Dennis Avery, Director of the Centre for Global Food Issues Who knows if those are the only two options, but it’s an idea.
Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the...– Ambrose Bierce
The Dreaded Comparison: Human and Animal Slavery →
Marjorie Spiegal makes the connection between animal slavery and human slavery not, as so many seem to think, by saying animals and humans are the same, but rather that the force driving people to enslave other beings has the same root. We know that slaves have been treated like animals; Spiegel asks us to consider why we treat animals like slaves.
Interview on Blackvegetarians.org with Justice for...
What are your thoughts about the comparison made between the enslavement of people of African descent by whites and the oppression of animals in factory farms by humans? KC: While I can understand why some people might be offended by being compared to an “animal,” I always remember that humans are animals, too. Such comparisons are demeaning only if you make them so. So when I see pictures of...
The Seven Habits of Healthy Vegans →
I became a vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry and...– Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist
In like manner, if the wealthy aristocrats who are perpetrating conditions in...– Dick Gregory, civil rights leader
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in...– Buddha
Taking a Look at Our Self-Serving Belief Systems
We share this planet with countless other species. Of all the species on earth today, we are among the youngest. In fact, we could be thought of as the adolescents of the planet - self centered and arrogant; unaware of what has gone before, and short-sightedly trashing our home - imagining that the world revolves around our momentary desires. We are currently the self-proclaimed dominant species...
The common theme in the mentality of the oppressor, like the mentality of a bully, is that “might makes right.” Bullies think that having power over others, be it physical strength or political might, justifies discarding the inherent rights or significant interests of others for their own personal gain. Regardless of whether we are talking about a schoolyard bully, a racist, a sexist,...
From a very young age we’re basically taught to think of racism and “anything...– (via feministdisney)
The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow...– Albert Einstein
Elderly Animals: Photographs by Isa Leshko
Does It Take Willpower To Be Vegan?
Photo: Dog meat seller eating fruit “I believe that veganism, in contrast to diets and most raw or specialist food regimens, requires no will power. It’s simply based in understanding. It may take will power in the very beginning when things are all new, but with understanding, there is no need for will power at all. Animals are not food – there is no desire to eat them. Even ...
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the...– Mohandas Gandhi
Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is—whether its...– Rachel Carson
"Never be afraid of seeming radical. All the best...
The word radical, like the word radish, derives from rad, meaning “root.” A radical is someone who attempts to dig to the root of a situation. Effective change can occur only if you change a course of action from the causal point. Failure to understand this is why so many “liberating” revolutions of the past never elicited long-lasting, positive change. They dealt only with...
The “disease of disconnection” plagues the human condition. As a species, we are not at ease with ourselves - with our bodies, with our minds or with our feelings. We are not at ease with others - with other human beings as well as other animals. We can be nervous, competitive, fearful and worried; we crave respect and approval while simultaneously seeking dominance and power. We...
“Thousands of years of a bad habit does not make...
Regarding our violence against other beings: … humans have participated in wars and committed many atrocities against humans and nonhumans for thousands of years. Does looking back on our past evolution dictate our future evolution? What is the highest consciousness we can rise to? Could there be a better way?
Just how destructive does a culinary preference have to be before we decide to...– Jonathan Safran Foer
Factory farming cannot, as a practical matter, be ended for a number of reasons....– Gary L. Francione (Oct 7, 2011)