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VEGAN 2019 – The Film

December 9, 2019
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Source YouTube , Plant Based News

 

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Subtitles in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Narrated by Helen Millar: https://www.helenmillar.co.uk/



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how easy to see
the simplicity
of kindness
as we leave
all cruelties
behind us

Karen Lyons Kalmenson




Alex J. O’Connor: It’s Time To Go Vegan | Animal Rights Speech 2019

December 2, 2019
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Source YouTube
By Cosmic Skeptic


About, from Cosmic Skeptic

Alex J. O’Connor is founder of the Cosmic Skeptic YouTube channel, podcast and blog, platforms dedicated to the publication of philosophical ideas and debates in an accessible format. He is currently reading for a degree in philosophy and theology at St John’s College, Oxford University, having lived in that city all his life.

Alex is an international public speaker and debater, having delivered addresses in multiple continents at conferences, universities and local drinking groups, as well as debated ethics, religion and politics with a number of high-profile opponents before college audiences, on radio talk shows and on national television.

Alex’s online videos have been viewed more than twenty million times, attracting nearly three hundred thousand people to subscribe to his regular content. He has produced videos with notable experts in respected fields, such as Peter Singer, Lawrence Krauss, and Richard Dawkins.

Alex is an outspoken atheist, vegan, and free speech advocate, regularly discussing these topics on his online platforms. He is an avid reader and book collector, a musician and a singer, and spends much of his free time playing poker or snooker and sampling exotic alcoholic beverages. He also, sometimes and rarely, works on his degree.




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words spoken true
from his heart….
what can we do?
we can all start!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson




Vegan Pledge: Must-Watch Documentaries

November 25, 2019
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Dominion trailer

Source PETA

When you go vegan, it’s great to share your new, kinder way of living with family and friends. Many people are completely unaware of the impact that their food choices have on animals, their own health, and the environment – but you can help open their eyes. An easy way to do that is by inviting them to watch one of the following documentaries with you.

 

Dominion: created by Australian director Chris Delforce, this powerful feature-length film shows footage from farms and slaughterhouses across Australia, crushing the myth that what happens to animals used for food, clothing, or entertainment is in any way humane. You can stream this documentary for free online.

 

Earthlings: many vegans consider Earthlings to be essential viewing for all meat-eaters. The powerful documentary takes an in-depth look at the way we treat other animals, showing viewers why we’ve got to be more compassionate towards other beings.

 

Cowspiracy: this film offers a comprehensive look at the effects of food production on greenhouse-gas emissions, deforestation, water consumption, species extinction, ocean “dead zones”, and pollution – and it’s available to stream on Netflix.

 

What the Health: promoted as “the health film that health organizations don’t want you to see“, What the Health exposes the consequences of eating meat, eggs, and dairy and makes you wonder, Why isn’t this common knowledge? We hope it soon will be, especially since the documentary is also available on Netflix.

 

Lucent: this feature-length documentary explores the darker side of Australia’s pig-farming industry through a combination of hand-held and hidden camera footage, highlighting the day-to-day cruelty accepted by the industry as standard practice.

 

Unity: despite the advent of science, literature, technology, philosophy, religion, and so on, none of these advances has prevented humankind from killing one another, other animals, and nature. Unity is a film that explores why we can’t seem to get along, even after thousands and thousands of years.

 

The Game Changers: a UFC fighter’s world is turned upside down when he discovers an elite group of world-renowned athletes and scientists who prove that everything he had been taught about protein was a lie. It’s available to stream on Netflix.


Sharing your vegan pledge with family and friends can help you stay on track and be a very rewarding experience. Remember: the more people who take the pledge, the more animals will be protected. Thank you!


With compassion for all beings,
PETA





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learning enlightenment is time well spent.
kindness grows where the heart is sent.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson




Best Turkey-Free Main Dishes for Your Holiday Feast

November 18, 2019
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Source Free From Harm
By Ashley Capps



Nearly 46 million turkeys are killed for Thanksgiving every year in the U.S. alone. Most are raised on factory farms, where they endure unimaginable suffering. But even turkeys who spend their unnaturally brief lives on so-called “humane,” “pastured” turkey farms are subjected to the most horrific deaths most people cannot even bear to watch.

It doesn’t have to be this way — delicious plant-based alternatives abound. From frozen faux-turkeys that taste like the real thing, to mouth-watering, protein-packed grain roasts, to decadent, delectable vegetable spreads like Roasted Hasselback Butternut Squash (say that five times fast!)— there are tons of tantalizing Turkey Alternatives that can take center stage at any holiday table.

Whether you’re looking for store-bought, order-online, or make-your-own options, it’s easy and delicious to veganize your favorite holiday main dishes.

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Friends not food

Karen Lyons Kalmenson




DxE: The Right to Rescue

November 12, 2019
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These orphaned chinchillas were destined to become fur coats… until a new mom entered their lives #RightToRescue

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Fur belongs on whom it was born not by the vain and frivolous worn

Karen Lyons Kalmenson




How 50 Activists Killed a 60-Million-Dollar Slaughterhouse Deal in 12 Days

November 4, 2019
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slaughterhouse

Activists fill Milwaukee City Hall to protest the Strauss slaughterhouse.
Photo: Robert Grillo, Free From Harm



Source Free From Harm
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Two weeks after an incredible victory that captured the headlines and social media, I am still pinching myself to make sure what happened so rapidly and decisively is not but a dream I regret waking up from. The efforts of 50 activists and neighbors who shut down a 60-million dollar slaughterhouse in 12 days should serve as a huge inspiration to many. It demonstrates what is possible when a small yet determined group of regular people sets their minds to accomplish something that seems, on its face, impossible.

From the time one Milwaukee activist learned about the Straus slaughterhouse deal in a news story on October 8th, all signs from the media and politicians indicated it was a done deal with no hope in hell of being defeated. In the course of the next 48 hours, we would piece together the backroom maneuvers between the Mayor, aldermen and a huge meat industry player that would negatively impact the lives of an underserved community while shutting them out of the process. We learned that the Milwaukee Zoning & Neighborhoods & Development (ZND) Committee had already met on October 8th to approve the deal without a single member of the public present.

By October 12th, the newly formed Slaughter Free Milwaukee activist group discovered that the final vote to approve the deal was scheduled for a full up or down vote in just 3 short days (October 15th)! What happened between then and the morning of the 15th was pure magic. SFM organizers responded in crisis mode by creating a groundswell of resistance: building a Facebook presence, going out in the streets to talk to local residents, business owners, community activists and churches in the area of the proposed slaughterhouse, making signs and flyers, writing and distributing a press release, flooding alderman with phone calls and emails, showing up at City Hall to try to get their attention, and connecting with local reporters to tip them off about our planned City Hall protest.

Please read rest HERE





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when united by a force
driven by love and
kindness,
we can triumph over the
heartless
and
mindless.

thank you fine peeps!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson




English and Speciesism

October 28, 2019
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Originally posted January 2, 2011

English and Speciesism
By Joan Dunayer


Standard English usage perpetuates speciesism, which is the failure to accord nonhuman animals equal consideration and respect. Like racism or sexism, speciesism is a form of prejudice sustained in part by biased, misleading words. However, whereas racist slurs rightly elicit censure, people regularly use, and fail to notice, speciesist language. Unlike sexist language, speciesist language remains socially acceptable even to people who view themselves as progressive. Speciesism pervades our language, from scholarly jargon to street slang. Considered in relation to the plight of nonhuman beings, the words of feminist poet Adrienne Rich express a terrible absolute: “This is the oppressor’s language.”

Speciesist usage denigrates or discounts nonhuman animals. For example, terming nonhumans “it” erases their gender and groups them with inanimate things. Referring to them as “something” — rather than “someone” — obliterates their sentience and individuality. Pure speciesism leads people to call a brain-dead human “who” but a conscious pig “that” or “which.’

Current usage promotes a false dichotomy between humans and nonhumans. Separate lexicons suggest opposite behaviors and attributes. We eat, but other animals feed. A woman is pregnant or nurses her babies; a nonhuman mammal gestates or lactates. A dead human is a corpse, a dead nonhuman a carcass or meat.

Everyday speech denies human-nonhuman kinship. We aren’t animals, primates, or apes. When we do admit to being animals, we label other animals “lower” or “subhuman.” Dictionary definitions of man exaggerate human uniqueness and present characteristics typical of humans (such as verbal ability) as marks of superiority, especially superior intelligence.

Nonhuman-animal epithets insult humans by invoking contempt for other species: rat, worm, viper, goose. The very word animal conveys opprobrium. Human, in contrast, signifies everything worthy. Like the remark that a woman has “the mind of a man,” the comment that a nonhuman is “almost human” is assumed to be praise. Both condescend.

While boasting of “human kindness,” our species treats nonhumans with extreme injustice and cruelty. Directly or indirectly, most humans routinely participate in needless harm to other animals, especially their captivity and slaughter. Whereas true vegetarianism (veganism) promotes human health and longevity, consumption of animal-derived food correlates with life-threatening conditions such as heart disease, cancer, and hardening of the arteries. Still, our language suggests that humans must eat products from nonhuman bodies. As if we possessed a carnivore’s teeth and digestive tract, thoughtless cliché places us “at the top of the food chain.”

To speciesists, needless killing is murder only if the victim is human. In animal “farming” and numerous other forms of institutionalized speciesism, nonhuman animals literally are slaves: they’re held in servitude as property. But few people speak of nonhuman “enslavement.” Many who readily condemn human victimization as “heinous” or “evil” regard moralistic language as sensational or overly emotional when it is applied to atrocities against nonhumans. They prefer to couch nonhuman exploitation and murder in culinary, recreational, or other nonmoralistic terms. That way they avoid acknowledging immorality. Among others, Nazi vivisectors used the quantitative language of experimentation for human, as well as nonhuman, vivisection. Slaveholders have used the economic language of farming for nonhuman and human enslavement. Why is such morally detached language considered offensive and grotesque only with regard to the human victims?

The media rarely acknowledge nonhuman suffering. Only human misfortune garners strong words like tragic and terrible. When thousands of U.S. cattle, left in the blazing sun on parched land, die from heat and lack of water, reporters note the losses “suffered” by their enslavers.

Belittling words minimize nonhuman suffering and death. As expressed in a New York magazine caption, antivivisectionists “oppose testing on any creature—even a mouse.” The word even ranks a mouse below humans in sensitivity and importance. There’s no reason to believe that mice experience deprivation and pain less sharply than we do or value their lives less, but our language removes them from moral consideration. Who cares if millions of mice and rats are vivisected each year? They’re “only rodents.” What does it matter if billions of chickens live in misery until they die in pain and fear? They’re “just chickens.”

In speciesism’s fictitious world, nonhumans willingly participate in their own victimization. They “give” their lives in vivisection and the food industry.

Further belying victimization, the language of speciesist exploitation renders living animals mindless and lifeless. They’re “crops,” “stock,” hunting “trophies,” and vivisection “tools.”

Category labels born of exploitation imply that nonhuman beings exist for our use. Furbearer tags a nonhuman person a potential pelt. Circus animal suggests some natural category containing hoop-jumping tigers and dancing bears, nonhumans of a “circus” type. The verbal trick makes deprivation and coercion disappear.

Evil gathers euphemisms. Over millennia, speciesism has compiled a hefty volume. Wildlife management sanctions the bureaucratized killing of free-living nonhumans. Leather and pork serve as comfortable code for skin and flesh. Domestication softens captivity, subjugation, and forced breeding.

Positive words glamorize humans’ ruthless genetic manipulation of other species. Horses inbred for racing are “thoroughbreds.” However afflicted with disabilities, dogs inbred for human pleasure and use are “purebreds,” while the fittest mixed-breed dogs are “mongrels” and “mutts.”

With complimentary self-description, humans exonerate themselves of wrongdoing. Food-industry enslavement and slaughter cause suffering and death of colossal magnitude. Yet, consumers of flesh, eggs, and nonhuman milk count themselves among “animal lovers.”

Currently, misleading language legitimizes and conceals the institutionalized abuse of nonhuman animals. With honest, unbiased words, we can grant them the freedom and respect that are rightfully theirs.


From Wikipedia: Joan Dunayer is a writer, editor, and animal rights advocate. “A graduate of Princeton University, she has master’s degrees in English literature, English education, and psychology. Her articles and essays have appeared in magazines, journals, college textbooks, and anthologies.” A professional editor and writer for more than two decades, Dunayer has “taught writing to high school, college, and university students” and her “articles and essays have appeared in journals, magazines, and anthologies.” In addition to numerous articles, she has authored two books, Speciesism (2004) and Animal Equality (2001).




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words harm
words heal
words lie
words reveal
words were
invented by man
interpreted the best
and worst he/she
can

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


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