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Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.

Albert Schweitzer, French philosopher, physician, and musician (Nobel 1952)

Compassion toward animals got this teacher fired. Help him get his job back

December 19, 2014
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Keith Allison was removed as a teacher by the Green Local Schools in Smithville, Ohio in August 2014. Why? Because of a Facebook post in which he shared his personal beliefs about the treatment of dairy farm animals and encouraged people to drink plant-based milk.

He posted about the need for compassion toward animals.

On his personal time.

In his own home, using his own computer.

And for this, he was fired.

Keith’s post did not violate any laws. And as passionate as Keith is about veganism and compassion toward animals, he did not promote these causes in the classroom.

School Superintendent Judy Robinson said that Keith, who tutored elementary school students in English and math, was terminated because his Facebook post offended the owner of a farm that was shown in a photo attached to the post. But the post didn’t even identify either the landowner or the location of the farm.

Teachers, like all American citizens, have a First Amendment right to engage in free speech. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Ohio reminded the Green school board of this fact in a letter dated December 10, 2014.

“A school district cannot punish an employee because a member of the community objects to what the employee has to say,” said Freda Levenson, legal director for the ACLU of Ohio. “As the training ground for future citizens, schools have a special obligation to follow the Constitution,” said Joseph Mead, representing Keith as a cooperating attorney with the ACLU.

You don’t have to be a vegan or vegetarian to understand that Keith should be applauded for his big heart and compassion. He certainly shouldn’t be punished. We need more, not less, love and kindness in the world – especially in our schools.

Please sign this petition to urge the Green Local Board of Education to put Keith back where he belongs – in the classroom, serving as a much loved and highly respected educator.





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what lessons do we teach the generation
that will inherit our earth and nation.
do we teach them kindness or
to obey.
and not say anything out of the way.
if you want to raise children to
be compassionate and
of independent mind.
treat this man as a hero
and a champion
of the kind.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


Pope Francis, You Can Save The Irreplaceable Lives Of Billions Of God’s Animals

December 14, 2014
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BACKGROUND

By Arthur Poletti

Please send your message to Pope Francis encouraging him to go vegan.  Thank you.

WHOM TO CONTACT

SAMPLE LETTER

POPE FRANCIS,

YOU CAN SAVE THE IRREPLACEABLE LIVES OF BILLIONS OF GOD’S PRECIOUS ANIMALS!!

Your Holiness, Here Is How You Can Prove To God That You Are A Genuine Peacemaker And That You Truly Love All Of God’s Precious Animal’s.

(1) During Your 78th Birthday Celebration On December 17th Announce That You Chose To Be Named After St. Francis Of Assisi Because He Was “The Man Of Poverty, The Man Of Peace, The Man Who Loves And Protects Creation.”

(2) Tell The World That You Have Become A VEGAN Because It Is THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN PROVE TO GOD,To Yourself, And To Billions Of People That You Are A GENUINE
PEACEMAKER Who Truly Loves ALL Of God’s Animals.

(3) Suggest That Religious Leaders Of Every Faith Throughout The World Become Vegans.

(4) BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD For The Urgently Needed, And Long Lasting Benefits, Of Billions Of Animals, Billions Of Humans, And The Health And Welfare Of The Earth!!

Sooner Or Later Someone Will Be The First Vegan Pope!

Millions Of Vegans Throughout The World Will Be Hoping And Praying, That By The Grace Of God, That Someone Is You!!

Your Holiness, Have A Wonderful 78th Birthday Celebration On December 17th.

Respectfully,

From Every Vegan In The World Who Has Proven, By Their Actions, Not Just Their Words, That They Truly Love All Animals!!

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Animals also go to Heaven says Pope

December 10, 2014
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Tip the dog, Soda the cat, and Tweety-bird, indeed all animals will also go to heaven.

At least this is one interpretation of remarks made by Pope Francis in his weekly general audience in the Vatican, reports the Guardian.

“The holy scripture teaches us that the fulfilment of this wonderful design also affects everything around us,” said the Holy Father.

Relying heavily on St Paul’s letters to the early Christian communities, Pope Francis reminded everyone that a “new creation” lies ahead.

He added: “It is not an annihilation of the universe and all that surrounds us. Rather it brings everything to its fullness of being, truth and beauty.”

Italian daily Corriere della Sera was in no doubt about his meaning. “It broadens the hope of salvation and eschatological beatitude to animals and the whole of creation,” wrote the paper’s Vatican specialist in an article published on Thursday.

With apparently little room in the Catholic Catechism allowing room for animals in heaven, reaction to the possible interpretations of Pope Francis’ comments remains mixed.

Every year on the feast of St. Anthony the Abbot pets attend mass with their owners and both receive a blessing at Saint Eusebio church in Rome.

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Require Plant Based State Prison and Welfare meals & save air, water, and animals

December 5, 2014
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Help create this movement for institutional meals to be more plant based!This proposed initiative requires the Washington State Department of Corrections with its 17,000 inmates, as well as the Department of Social and Health Services which runs the juvenile detention facilities (6,000) and violent sexual predator prison (3,600), as well as low income food programs (159,600+/-) to emphasize a plant based diet.

The way that this would work is by requiring these two agencies that publicly subsidize meals–to maximize reductions in food costs, CO2 emissions, water consumption, health care costs, and number of animals raised and slaughtered (including in concentrated animal feedlot operations that are major users of the bulk of antibiotics the public subsequently ingests).

This would result in a healthier plant-oriented food menu for those the public has assumed responsibility for, and major beneficial impacts to the environment.

The estimated annual savings by moving approximately 186,200 people to a plant based diet could be as much as 3.6 Million farm animals, $33M-$100 Million in public funds, 337,000 Tons of CO2 emissions, 40 Billion gallons of freshwater consumed for animal agriculture, and reduced health care costs associated with diet.

My name is Andrea Hegland and I have witnessed conditions deteriorate globally and here in my native Washington State.  My career background is in managing complex projects on Puget Sound, and I am a graduate of the University of Washington.

The first step in this process is to conduct a professional public opinion survey to assess this measure being passed if it goes all the way to a public vote.  This survey, and retention of attorney and CPA will cost $33,000.

If this passes, it could serve as a model for countless other public institutions and in the process, educate many people about these issues.  It would also give staff within agencies the traction they need to advance this concept from within.

Please help make this tremendous change in our institutional food systems!

What We Need & What You Get

The way that an Initiative to the Washington State Legislature works is that the sponsor registers with the State, then must collect 325,000 signatures to have the proposed legislation sent to the Legislature, which would be in 2016.  The Legislature can adopt it as written and then it would become law!  Or, the Legislature can reject it or propose an alternative, both actions that would lead to a public vote in November 2016.  In any event, there would be a public debate and the measure would be voted on!

Your contribution will help retain a professional public opinion survey company to prepare, conduct and evaluate the survey to determine voter support.

Most people and organizations that I have talked with believe this initiative will appeal to a wide cross section of voters because of the savings in so many areas — financial, health care, animals, greenhouse gases, and water.  The survey will clarify voter support and issue framing.

This proposed initiative will be conducted in 3 phases.  This survey is the feasibility phase.  If success appears feasible there will be a second phase to gather the 325,000 signatures required.  If that is accomplished the signatures and the proposed legislation will be submitted to the Legislature in December 2015.  If the Legislature does not pass the legislation or proposes an alternative in the 2016 session, then Phase 3 is a media and marketing campaign prior to the public vote in November 2016.

Be part of a movement whose time has come – change our public institution food systems to be human, earth, and animal friendly.

If this fundraising goal is not met, there is an option of having a public opinion survey done but with a smaller survey pool, but that is not ideal.  I hope that you will see the value in this proposal as a longer term investment that could have a profound impact.

The Impact

The potential impact is mind boggling.  If this concept spread to just each US State Prison and the US Active Military, and they moved to a plant based diet, the annual estimated savings in order of magnitude are 50 Million Farm Animals, $475 Million in reduced food costs, 4.8 Million tons of reduced CO2, and 600 Billion gallons of freshwater conserved.

Your contribution will help make it possible to start this movement in Washington State, and then advance this concept to every public institution in the nation – and beyond.

I have experience working with the Washington State Legislature and that is why I chose the initiative approach.  If the Legislature rejects or modifies this proposed law, it goes to a public vote.  Otherwise, as I am sure you can appreciate, it would likely languish in a dysfunctional, partisan, and divisive governing body that has been overtaken by wealthy special interest groups and individuals.  We don’t have time to play self-interested politics any longer.

Risks & Challenges

Humanity has more to gain than to lose in this proposal.  We are overdue for modifying our diet to reclaim some aspects of human health, our environment, and to stop cruelty towards animals.

The primary opposition is likely to come from those that will lose money by such a diet shift – the animal agriculture industry and related industries.  The campaign team includes top notch professionals familiar with messaging and anticipating issues and challenges over the course of the campaign.  It will be a fight, but with your help, we can increase the chances of success with your support.

Want to help, but not financially?

Never fear! Whether you are able to support us financially or not, you can still be a tremendous help to us by spreading the word on this campaign via Facebook and twitter.  Please share a link to this campaign and tell your friends. It really does make all the difference in the world.

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Andrea Hegland

Initiator
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Public Opinion Survey Consultant
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Jo-Anne McArthur’s New Book Shines a Heartbreaking Spotlight on Invisible Animals

December 1, 2014
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Rescued from the bush-meat trade. Appolinaire Mdohoudou and Pikin, Ape Action Africa, Cameroon, 2009

Rescued from the bush-meat trade. Appolinaire Mdohoudou and Pikin, Ape Action Africa, Cameroon, 2009

Source One Green Planet

Many of us consider ourselves animal lovers – we love our silly, beautiful household companions and our majestic wild friends we see in the backyard, on TV, or in photographs.

It’s hard not to love these animals as we have gotten to know them in very tender, intimate ways – some share the spot next to us on the couch while others jump off the page or screen and inhabit our imagination, running as free in our minds as they do across the wild savannas, tundra, and forests they call home.

Yet these animals represent only a fraction of those we share our lives with. Many others remain hidden from view — like those confined to crates or cages in fur and factory farming facilities and those who spend their lives caged and tested on for our medicine and personal care products.

Still, others are seen, but their lives do not fully register in our consciousness as their presence resembles something akin to tradition or normality, something we do not question — like the dolphins and orcas that perform leaps and tricks for marine park audiences or the penguin, polar bear, snake, or meerkat that stare back at us through the Plexiglas exhibit of a zoo.

As Canadian photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur tells us, it is “the bulk of the animals we are closest to every day” who are actually the ones that “remain invisible.”

“They are ghosts,” she says. “They are our ‘spare ribs,’ our ‘leather,’ our toothpaste. The animals who are these products are sentient individuals, not a rib but a pig, not leather, but a cow, not a resource, but a rabbit who was used in testing.”

And it is these animals – and our relationship with them – that McArthur has spent more than 10 years documenting through her ongoing project and now, book of the same name, “We Animals.”

The project is not about creating an us vs. them mentality – these are the victims, we are the perpetrators – whereby shaming us into doing good or “seeing the light.” Rather, the project is one of storytelling, illuminating the lives of animals all around us and how we fit together in these lives.

“My book is about seeing these animals and, hopefully, about people making changes so that we abuse fewer and fewer of them,” McArthur says.

The title of McArthur’s book and ongoing project speaks volumes about the connection she’s trying to make us see and understand – that we are all animals.

She tells OGP that she wanted the title to “point back to the fact that we are all the same, all sentient, all of us deserving of being here on this planet, all of us with our own desires and goals and rights” in an attempt to close the disconnect, or fissure so often present between us.

“If we can see and remember that we’re all animals, perhaps we’ll start to treat our non-human kin with more respect,” she states.

Spanning five sections from “Fashion and Entertainment,” “Food,” and “Research” to “Mercy” and “Notes from the Field,” McArthur’s new book showcases her travels as a photojournalist into the trenches of fur farms and factory farms and to happier places with free animals like Save the Chimps sanctuary in Fort Pierce, Fla., and Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, N.Y. Through her journeys, she shows us how things sadly are for so many animals, and how they could be for all, if we’re open enough to see these possibilities.

While McArthur has met animals all over the world at this point – hundreds of thousands, she writes in her book — one of her defining moments as a photojournalist came at the very beginning of her career, when she was just developing a deeper love of photography.

It was back in 1998 when she visited a roadside zoo with her family and took a photograph of a donkey, an experience she recounts in her book’s stunning introduction.

She observed the donkey’s environment – a barren enclosure wrapped with fencing and held up with wooden beams with a sign to the left that read simply, “Donkey.”

It was at this point that she saw how “nothing was learned” and that “no relationship was furthered or deepened,” that “the entire scenario was an insult to us both.”

“I wondered if anyone was really looking at the relationship, seeing anything at all. Our use of animals is so culturally ingrained, it’s virtually invisible. But not to me. And so began my work, documenting our uses and abuses of animals around the globe,” she says.

McArthur continues this work day in and day out and she tells us that she will “always be working on the ‘We Animals’ project.” It is a project she carries out through her own photography, but also through collaborations with other artists, filmmakers (like Liz Marshall of “Ghosts in Our Machine”), and animal advocacy organizations.

The project also has an educational branch called the We Animals Humane Education Program, where McArthur visits schools and does presentations on the photographs and stories she’s collected over the years featuring not just the “invisible animals of our lives” but also “stories of love and liberation.”

Additionally, there is a new book in the works, she tells us, although it is currently in the research stage.

Ultimately, through her photography work, what she’d like to invite us all to do is to “look beyond” ourselves.

“I would ask people to have the courage to look, to really see, and to not turn away.”

And so, HERE, please meet just a handful of the animals McArthur has encountered during her “We Animals” journey, one which you can see more of in her new book available now on Amazon.

To learn more about McArthur’s work and view additional photographs, please visit her website.

All images: Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals

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Fur-Free Friday

November 24, 2014
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See IDA’s list HERE

See international list HERE

This holiday season, join PETA in getting into the #ShopVegan spirit (and urge others to do the same)! Let’s take Fur-Free Friday, November 28 (the busiest vegan shopping day of the year), to the next level by encouraging consumers to leave ALL animal products behind and to kick off #WoolFreeWinter.

When: Friday, November 28
Where: Everywhere! (Scroll down for a list of all of the events)
What: Spread the cruelty-free love by encouraging everyone you know to #ShopVegan!

UNITED STATES
Arizona
Scottsdale: https://www.facebook.com/events/570748819737939

California
Fresno: https://www.facebook.com/events/1417862651806874
Los Angeles (3 locations for protests): https://www.facebook.com/events/1576864205868306
Palo Alto: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fur-Free-Friday-Palo-Alto/517447681692151
Riverside: https://www.facebook.com/events/293115527549213
Sacramento: https://www.facebook.com/events/405098962971303
San Diego: https://www.facebook.com/events/1544030532476842
San Francisco: https://www.facebook.com/events/1532689270282293
San Luis Obispo: https://www.facebook.com/events/1512746628983887
Costa Mesa (Saturday): https://www.facebook.com/events/1531845483723315

Colorado
Colorado Springs:
https://www.facebook.com/events/740099719370498/

Delaware
Greenville: https://www.facebook.com/events/1416177005298542/

Florida
Orlando:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1514029025536054/

Kentucky
Lexington:
https://www.facebook.com/events/614301178678788/
Louisville:
https://www.facebook.com/events/725044684217889/

Louisiana
New Orleans:
https://www.facebook.com/events/383968091758069/

Minnesota
Minneapolis: https://www.facebook.com/events/657198687730290/

Missouri
Kansas City:
https://www.facebook.com/events/343906672437335/
St. Louis:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1404160093207753/?source=1

Nevada
Las Vegas: https://www.facebook.com/events/355891414584155

Ohio
Columbus (Fur-Free Saturday):
https://www.facebook.com/events/674490239325221/

Oregon
Portland: https://www.facebook.com/events/1488650711401072

Pennsylvania
Philadelphia:
https://www.facebook.com/events/727815663964924/
Whitehall: https://www.facebook.com/events/1590897904463690/

Texas
Dallas: https://www.facebook.com/events/681520508612709/
Houston: RSVP to houstonanimalrights@yahoo.com

South Carolina
Greenville: RSVP to kirchbergersandra@yahoo.com

Virgina
Richmond:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948afab23a46-furfree
Norfolk:
https://www.facebook.com/events/303194119870549/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

CANADA
British Columbia
Vancouver:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1498761367063581

Ontario
Toronto: https://www.facebook.com/events/464692353669828

Can’t hold an event but still want to get involved? Spread the word about Fur-Free Friday! E-mail us at ATeam@peta.org, and we’ll be happy to help you out! And please post links and images of your favorite cruelty-free products on this day to show others just how easy it is to #ShopVegan.

Resources

PETA’s brand-new “How to Plan a Demonstration” video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCUqPSnfzqQ

Beauty Without Bunnies, an online database of cruelty-free beauty and personal-care products and companies
http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/beauty-without-bunnies.aspx.

Wool investigative video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zHjY9Pc0Nk&list=UUmQRypK6kAcujJAlYZpFW8Q

PETA’s “100% Skinned Off ” “sale” tags
http://www.peta.org/action/home-action-expose-fur-cruelty/

PETA items and other animal-friendly products for sale
http://www.peta.org/shop/default.aspx.

 

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Painful truth or comforting lies – it’s up to us.

November 21, 2014
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Source There’s an Elephant in the Room blog

There is absolutely no morally relevant difference between human beings and those nonhuman beings upon whom we prey. We are all self aware. We form family and social bonds and share relationships with others. The mother and child bond is particularly strong and evident across all species. We communicate; we are capable of experiencing pleasure; we are capable of experiencing suffering; and we are all capable of feeling fear. Every single one of us will seek to avoid pain. We value our lives; they matter to us. In short, we all share the quality of sentience.

Painful truth

There is absolutely no way for humans to obtain the body parts and secretions of others without causing unspeakable suffering, exploiting their reproductive systems, mutilating and confining them, killing their children and taking from them every single thing that we would define as the things that make our own human lives worth living.  

Not content with these atrocities, we use the skins (in some cases the tender, fragile skins of their unborn children – yes, really),  we use fibres and feathers torn often from their living, pain wracked flesh, we test chemicals upon and within the trembling agony of their anguished bodies, and we perversely choose to call ‘entertainment’ the results of our having broken and bent their innocence and vulnerability to our will.  And yet, despite this, there is absolutely no nutritional or other need for humans to consume or to use in any way, the bodies of other sentient beings. 

So why do we keep on doing it?

Although this is scientifically proven truth, for most of us, the reason that we have never confronted or examined our behaviour is because it has always been more comfortable to accept without challenge the myths we were taught as babes. These are reinforced by the prevailing customs of a highly speciesist society where independent thought that goes ‘against the current’ is not particularly encouraged. Whilst we are in no doubt whatsoever that the actions and processes detailed above would constitute extreme and violent torture if carried out on ourselves or our children, we somehow find it easy to overlook the harm and unspeakable cruelty when it is being done to victims of a different species, while continuing to tell ourselves what good people we are. We are, nevertheless, the perpetrators of the worst horrors imaginable, unavoidably responsible despite being removed to a sufficient distance where we do not need to listen to their screams and their futile pleas for mercy; to a distance where the gore and dismembered corpses have been neatly sanitised into almost unidentifiable packages on supermarket shelves.

We all say we care

And the ultimate irony is that almost every single one of us claims to care for animals; claims to abhor ‘cruelty’, and is quick to declare our unequivocal condemnation of those whom we consider to harm animals. And the exploitation industries have been extremely quick to spot a commercial opportunity in this, cynically adopting the language and terminology of care and concern. The word ‘compassion’ is bandied about freely, as are the words ‘humane’ and ‘welfare’.

Comforting lies

Our inbuilt resistance to change has been easily soothed by this terminology and so many of us have fallen into the trap of considering that our use of others must surely be acceptable because of the comforting reassurance being poured in our ears from so many quarters.  These ‘quarters’  are invariably those that – if we would only take time to consider – have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo where living, breathing, helpless and vulnerable beings exist in a hell of our making and are looked on as commodities, as ‘products’ to generate revenue.

No right way to do the wrong thing

However, as I mentioned earlier, there is absolutely no way for humans to obtain the body parts and secretions of others without causing suffering so sickening that we shy away from even considering it. Yet no matter how long we look, we will never find a way to make this fundamental injustice anything other than what it is; an outrage of epic proportions on a global scale, an annual massacre of trillions (including marine beings) to support nothing other than the self indulgence of a blinkered species.

Once we understand this, the only logical action is for us to follow our moral compass towards veganism, after all, it’s what we already believe in.  Veganism is true justice and nonviolence in action. Become vegan and your only regret will be that it took you so long!

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