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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 Project

February 19, 2018
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Source The Compassion Project , YouTube

Here’s a sneak peak of the documentary The Compassion Project.  Dr. Will Tuttle & Victoria Moran discuss compassion as the highest form of love. Sign up for updates at: http://thecompassionprojectfilm.com/ Like and Share our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CompassionMovie Twitter: #CompassionMovie






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please be

people out there…please be kind…if you need help with anger, please please get that help before you harm another being…don’t let your inner workings destroy the world inside and outside of you.
you have one life, and it is a gift. so make your presence here a gift, not a curse, to others.
thank you to those who already get this and to those who perhaps will.
lives depend on us, what we do or do not do…

treat all others as you wish to be treated,
or you are no more than an expletive,
deleted.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 


Derrick Morgan and His Wife, Charity, Inspire Titans to Embrace Vegan Diet

February 12, 2018
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Source Bleacher Report
By Andrew Gould

The Tennessee Titans took one step closer to earning their first playoff appearance since 2008 by improving to 8-4 with a Week 13 win over the Houston Texans. Some of their players have credited a vegan diet to better results.

As detailed by ESPN.com’s Cameron Wolfe, linebacker Derrick Morgan and his chef wife, Charity, converted some of his teammates. Charity cooks lunches regularly for several players. DeMarco Murray, Rishard Matthews, Jurrell Casey, DaQuan Jones, Wesley Woodyard and Brian Orapko all hopped on board.

Woodyard called his teammates “crazy with this vegan thing” back in training camp before joining them in August. The 31-year-old linebacker has compiled 99 tackles, his highest tally since 2012.







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Ethical Investors Have Been Missing Something When It Comes To Animals, But Now It’s Here

February 5, 2018
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Source Forbes
By Katrina Fox

I’m the founder of Vegan Business Media, a content, events and training platform providing resources to vegan business owners and entrepreneurs. I’ve been a journalist for 17 years, writing for niche and mainstream media in the UK, US and Australia. I host the Vegan Business Talk podcast and am the author of Vegan Ventures: Start and Grow an Ethical Business, the first book of its kind, which provides success strategies for aspiring and existing vegan business owners. I help vegan business owners and plant-based entrepreneurs across the globe to raise their profile through PR consulting and media training, including my online course and group coaching program Vegans in the Limelight. Originally from London, UK, I now live in Sydney, Australia, and am a regular speaker and MC at local and international vegfests and other events. Send me tips on vegan and plant-based businesses to katrina@veganbusinessmedia.com

Investors are starting to become more discerning about where they put their money. Richard Branson and Bill Gates are among the growing number of high-profile names investing in businesses that seek to do social good.

Many brands label themselves ‘ethical’ because of their commitment to initiatives that include supporting human rights, fair labor conditions and sustainability, but there’s a gap in the environmental, social and government criteria (ESG) that’s used to identify socially responsible companies. At the moment these criteria don’t include animal cruelty, exploitation or abuse.

Cruelty Free Investing, a 501C3 non-profit organization launched today, aims to fill that gap by providing resources for individual and institutional investors and financial advisors to help them make decisions in line with their values.

 Every single publicly-traded corporation on NASDAQ, NYSE and NYSE American (formerly AMEX) appears in one of two lists on Cruelty Free Investing’s website: Companies that do exploit animals, and companies that don’t.

Businesses are judged on whether they manufacture or serve food or drink items that contain animal products; make or sell clothing that involves killing or harming animals, such as leather or fur; manufacture or sell products that involve animal testing; or breed animals for food production and/or animal testing. Investors can click on the name of each company to find out how it does or doesn’t exploit animals.

The good news is that most companies are doing the right thing. Out of a total of 4,911 companies researched and listed on the site, 3,870 are cited as not exploiting animals, while 1,041 are deemed to exploit them.

While many investors prefer to buy shares in mutual funds instead of picking individual stock options, there are currently no mutual funds with a focus on the rights of animals. Cruelty Free Investing, which was founded by former journalist Dave Brett Wasser, hopes that its research will encourage the creation of such funds, which will then be added in a new section on the website.

As animal cruelty and exploitation continues to be exposed in the media, as well as on social media, we are seeing a new generation of investors and finance industry professionals seeking truly ethical options. These include the ‘vegan mafia’, a network of investors from companies including PowerPlant Ventures, VegInvest and Stray Dog Capital; the Glass Wall Syndicate of plant-based investors; and Baleine & Bjorn Capital, headed up by Smarties co-president Liz Dee, as well as financial planning firms such as Humane Investing. The tide is turning. Make sure you’re on the right list.

Katrina Fox is the founder oVeganBusinessMedia.com, author of Vegan Ventures: Start and Grow an Ethical Business and host of the Vegan Business Talk podcast.

 





to invest in ways
that save this
earth where
we dwell
is the sweetest
and most soft
of sells

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 

VEGAN 2017 – The Film

January 29, 2018
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Source YouTube, PLANT BASED NEWS

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fooled are we not
by the cruel and greedy
tall we stand
and stand up
for
the
needy!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 


Do You Suffer From Vystopia?

January 22, 2018
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in our current world of dystopia
those who have compassion
experience vystopia
isolated in the truths
we share.
as we seek out those
who care.
but joy can indeed be found
at all the lives saved,
those precious lives,
still around!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 

Help Raise Funds for Animal Adoption in South Florida

January 16, 2018
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Brook Katz, a 32 year vegan, activist and advocate, is trying to obtain land to create a unique vegan animal sanctuary. In Florida, he found a huge need to help abandoned animals from being killed by shelters. He voluntarily started what has become the largest animal adoption event in Florida, the annual “Animal Adoption Fair” which has just completed it’s 7th year. He has gotten over 2,000 animals adopted and has been granted his 501c3 status from the government, as a non-profit organization.

Brook works for free with charities creating vegan food for their events. He hosts and caters a FREE vegan buffet/lecture every month turning on thousands of people to delicious and healthy vegan food and the principles behind the vegan way of life. He has authored several vegan cookbooks, and has lectured and demonstrated the advantages of a vegan lifestyle, worldwide.

He has a unique idea that will need the support of the vegan community (as well as others) to make a reality. “Brookhaven Animal Sanctuary”.

His vision is to have a totally vegan animal sanctuary and supporting community. It will be unique in that it will only be accepting animals from rescues and shelters. Brook works with hundreds of rescues and shelters in South Florida and he sees that every one of them have animals that will never be adopted. These animals take up space, food, meds, funding, etc. that most of these facilities can’t afford. His vision is to take all these animals and free up these rescues and shelters to be able to take in adoptable animals; whereby more animals can be saved. These “non-adoptable” animals would be able to live out their lives in comfort and dignity. In addition, the sanctuary would have it’s own hospice with a full time live-in veterinarian. The vegan staff would also live on the sanctuary and he plans to also start a veterinary intern program. (This will provide extra care for the animals while teaching new vets about veganism). The plan is also to make this sanctuary as self-sustaining as possible. (alternative energy, it’s own well, veganic gardens, etc.)

He need’s your help to make this happen. He need’s rural land (10 acres or more) in South Florida. He is asking for donations large and small. Everything will help! All donations made are tax deductible, and will go to the creation of this sanctuary, and to the costs of re-homing animals in South Florida at Brook’s ‘Animal Adoption Fair’ – Animal Adoption Fair. For further information go to www.brookhavenanimalsanctuary.org or www.brookkatz.com or contact him directly at brookkatz@hotmail.com or phone 954-971-4432.

Thank you for your help and generosity.

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more heroes, less zeros!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 

If you rooted for the Prospect Park bull, reconsider that burger order: Why save one cow and kill millions more?

January 8, 2018
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Source NY Daily News
By Jessica Scott-Reid

Tales of farmed animals escaping slaughter, making that last-ditch mad dash to freedom, seem to be able to turn nearly any burger lover into a cow cheerleader, rooting for the animal as he darts through traffic, running for his life. Bystanders don’t want to see the animal hurt, hit by a vehicle or handled too roughly by authorities.

No, unlike the millions of anonymous farmed animals, suffering out of sight in warehouses and slaughterhouses, these escapees somehow become more deserving of our concern and support. They are often given names, like the now famous Freddy and Frank Lee, cows who eluded slaughter last year by running to freedom in Queens.

And they are granted reprieve. Much to the relief of the invested public, once carefully captured, these animals often end up at sanctuaries rather than back on the kill floor.

And such is the case for New York’s latest little asylum seeker, a yet-to-be-named calf who escaped from a Brooklyn slaughterhouse and made a run for it in Prospect Park on Tuesday. The calf will now be granted the amnesty he so bravely battled for, as he too is reported to be heading to a sanctuary.

“Everybody was rooting for this bull,” said one witness. “Nobody wanted to see him go back to the slaughterhouse.”

“We were cheering him on,” said another witness. “I was just hoping they (police) were more gentle with the cow than sometimes they are with people.”

Though most humans claim to love animals, and to be against animal cruelty, it is somehow possible in these cases to deeply desire a happy ending for one animal, while intentionally ignoring the inevitable, violent fate of all the rest. How is it that we can have such an emotional response to one creature, while experiencing zero concern for the herd from which he came?

The answer is because it is just too easy to disregard the connection between one frightened calf, fighting for his life before our eyes, and the plastic-wrapped patty that ends up in our shopping cart. And as long as the consuming public only sees frightened baby cows in the context of courageous tales with happily-ever-afters, and not in the everyday narrative of electric prodding and throat slitting, then beef can continue to be what’s for dinner.

If slaughterhouses only had glass walls, as the saying goes . . .

Thus perhaps we ought to take this moment, as we savor the favorable outcome of this latest sweet story, to stop and think about those cows who instead ended up as dinner, how they too battled for their lives, out of our sight and out of our minds.

Like you or me, farmed animals do not want to die. Far from the archaic belief that cows and pigs and chickens do not have the capacity to feel or fear or fight to live, modern research vehemently proves non-human animals are sentient, conscious and capable of great suffering.

Terrified escaped cows offer hard proof.

So if the story of Freddy or Frank Lee, or our yet-to-be-named little bovine had you hoping and cheering then exhaling with relief, it may be time reconsider that burger. For if only he could have starred in a charming tale of bravery and been given a name, then maybe that cow too could have had his happy ending. Cows, like all animals, are not things, but complex characters deserving of their own life story.

Or, in the words of J.M. Coetzee, “Anyone who says that life matters less to animals than it does to us has not held in his hands an animal fighting for its life. The whole of the being of the animal is thrown into that fight, without reserve.”

Scott-Reid is a freelance writer.






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We are team bull chicken cow fish
No animals should ever be
Served in your dish

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 

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