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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)

World elephant day

August 12, 2022

A deafening roar
What will happen
To the world
If we hear it, no more.
It is said that an elephant never forgets.
Can it also be said that we will never forget elephants.
Happy world elephant every day!

International assistance dog week

August 7, 2022

international assistance dog week

I have eyes but I cannot see
Yet I know there is a world
It is all around me
I have ears but I cannot hear
But I know I am safe when
You are near
I sit in this chair, I cannot move
My legs or arms
With you by my side,
I will not be harmed
You are my soul, my body
My friend
Our trust is forever
The bond that shall not end

International clouded leopard day

August 4, 2022

clouded leopard

clouded leopard
ray of light
your beauty shines
all day and
night.

International tiger day

July 29, 2022

Tiger

denizen of jungles deep

if your species die

The earth shall

weep.

we tigers have babies,
just like you.
they deserve a safe
world to grow up in,
too.🐅🐯

I seek

July 27, 2022

 I seek the world once free and green

In summers kind

Few humans seen

No metal monsters 

That rise tall

Or rumble on the ground 

None at all

We know our former 

Lives have passed

But how much longer 

Can this world last 

FDA, it is time for transparency on supplement labels, please sign petition

July 25, 2022
by
Source YouTube Animal Save Movement



FYI, if you supplement, please make certain the products you are using indicate that they are vegan/not sourced from animals/plant based, but not all labeling is accurate, bovine means the capsules are derived from animals (gelatin), vitamin D is often sourced from sheep wool, etc., but you can verify via vegan organizations such as Certified Vegan or Vegan Society.

Also, for the morally outraged antivegans who scream that animals are an excellent source of, say B12 for example, do remember that the animals are supplemented as is their food, and that choosing between a supplement and violent suffering should not be a challenging decision. SL



Source Animal Save Movement

Please sign petition HERE


We’re petitioning the FDA to include a section on the ‘Supplement Facts Label ’, which would clearly indicate if a product includes animal-derived ingredients.


Over 80% of Americans use dietary supplements.

These products, which represent a $54 billion US industry, are now mainstream in American society, yet there is very little transparency about the use of animal ingredients within them. Unlike with prescription and over-the-counter medications, the FDA (and the Federal Trade Commission) assumes a reactive rather than proactive role towards dietary supplements. Instead, supplement companies, manufacturers, and distributors are left to ensure that each ingredient in finished products meets the definition of a dietary ingredient.


But they are hiding the truth from the public.

More than half of supplements in the market use at least one animal-derived ingredient with the two most common animal ingredients being magnesium stearate and gelatin, usually from cows, sheep or pigs. The US supplement industry kills 24 billion animals every year according to a report produced by Terraseed. Fishes make up the vast majority of animals killed for Omega-3 supplements, with over 23 billion killed annually. It takes approximately 100 fishes just to make one 30-pill bottle of Omega-3s.


Environmental catastrophe.

The supplement industry also creates 1.8 billion plastic pill bottles every year in the US alone, with only 9% of recyclable plastic actually being recycled. 76% of supplement packaging is made of plastic, and 3% of all supplement plastic waste ends up in the ocean every year, damaging fragile marine ecosystems and the animals who inhabit them.


It is time for transparency on labels.

Under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA):

Manufacturers and distributors of dietary supplements and dietary ingredients are prohibited from marketing products that are misbranded or misleading.

However, the supplement industry has traditionally lacked transparency about ingredients and how they are sourced.

People deserve to know what is in their supplements, where ingredients are sourced from,  the level of animal suffering that is involved, what the supplement practices are in relation to plastic, and the overall impact on the environment and the animals.

We (consumers) would make more ethical choices if we could, but supplement companies are hiding ingredients, not being transparent, and prioritizing profits over consumer awareness.


The FDA must act!

>The FDA has the authority to take action against any misleading dietary supplement product after it reaches the market.

>The FDA must include a section on the ‘Supplement Facts Label’, which would clearly indicate if a product includes animal-derived ingredients.

>Consumers around the country are conscious about animal suffering and environmental pollution – transparency in labeling is the only way people can shop confidently without compromising their values.

>Animal-free supplements create less pollution and more consumer demand. A small label is all the public needs to make informed decisions for themselves and their planet.

>If brands have nothing to hide, there should be no reason for them to oppose more transparent labels on their products – let’s change this now!



What you can do!

1. Sign this petition today demanding the FDA add a section on the ‘Supplement Facts Label’ indicating whether the product uses animal-derived ingredients!

2. Share with your friends, family, and on social media.

3. Vote with your wallets. Only buy from ethical companies that are already transparent and don’t use animal-derived ingredients.

4. Sign the Plant Based Treaty which calls for a shift to plant-based solutions to fight the climate crisis.







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If someone hides the truth, then they know they have something to hide.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson




Snake appreciation day

July 15, 2022

July 16 is snake appreciation day🐍

 We slither

You wither

No reason for that

We are essential to

Earth environment 

And that’s a fact 

Some of us have venom

So be aware

Those of us who are invasive 

Humans put us there 

Elephant within

July 11, 2022

Hate

Anger

Bitterness 

All irrelevant 

If we humans 

Were more

Like elephants 

“I kill innocents because they never said ‘no’…”

July 5, 2022
by


Going to lay down a few facts not exactly related to EE, but that are important to write.

Veganism is for non-human animals. Just animals, trillions of whom are violently killed YEARLY. Animals are the victims of human supremacy, humans are not the victims of human supremacy. There are thousands of groups, organizations, and movements for humans that EXCLUDE non-human animals, so people wanting to include humans in the ONE movement for animals confuse me:

Advocating for animal liberation, is animal liberation FROM HUMANS.

I’m vegan for animals. Who is vegan for humans?

Most vegans I know also advocate on behalf of humans, note keyword of “direct”, such as “active” below, although veganism has tangential benefits to humans (environment, health), since the focus is animals, these benefits are not required:

Vegans can directly limit human suffering (actively participate in human-focused causes, goals, movements).

Vegans can also NOT directly limit human suffering (not actively participate in human-focused causes, goals, movements).

Vegans canNOT, however, NOT directly limit animal suffering (as vegans, we consume pbd – plant based diets – and reject products tested on animals, entertainment using animals, clothing including animals, etc., and if you do not do these, you’re not vegan).

In other words, ANIMALS ARE THE FOCUS OF VEGANISM. Not humans.

I came across a person who verbally assaulted a vegan, a vegan who’s vegan for the animals, and I wonder, are these same people vocally outspoken against, for example, Amnesty because Amnesty doesn’t include animals in its outreach? Because consistency is important: if veganism includes humans, then humans must include veganism. In a brief conversation I recently had, a vegan advocating against environmental racism said FOR THAT REASON that they don’t support groups that exclude animals, yet being vegan is not fundamental to opposing environmental racism. In other words, if you’re opposed to human oppression as a vegan, you can’t be opposed to human oppression because veganism is not a core philosophy to opposing human oppression if you embrace the same belief this person does.

I’m baffled that people want to include humans in the ONE movement that seeks to liberate animals FROM humans.

We can talk forever about the many ways animal exploitation negatively affects humans, but humans won’t be vegan to cure their problems, and humans are at fault for those problems, and as has been historically and currently proven: if humans won’t stop animal exploitation FOR THE ANIMALS, they will always resume it FOR THE HUMANS.

As to EE’s video above, at some point humans have to decide to be the intellectual giants they claim to be or continue being the absolutely foolish, greedy, violent killers they are. If we were not talking about the mass, incalculable suffering, and violent death required to violate and kill trillions of animals yearly, this would be parody. It’s embarrassing that humans devolve into comatose comedians when asked to apply ethics to the ones who deserve it the most. SL



Source Earthling Ed, YouTube


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Want to do more than go vegan? Help others to do so! Click below for nominal, or no, fees to vegan literature that you can use to convince others that veganism is the only compassionate route to being an animal friend:

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Vegan Outreach HERE

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Kindness and compassion too much to ask? are we as a species up to the task?

Karen Lyons Kalmenson



If you’re not vegan, you’re neither pro-choice nor pro-life …

June 27, 2022
by

Source PETA


For all the pro-choice non-vegans out there enraged at the loss of a federal guarantee of legal abortion, just remember: every time you consume, wear, or use animals, you are willingly participating in the reproductive exploitation, bodily control, and violent death of THOSE animals, you really are THAT hypocrite; and for the non-vegan “prolife” brigade whose “concern” for other people ceases to exist after they’re born, you’re literally a screeching contradiction, imagine protecting guns more than protecting kiddos while also eating babies.

Encouraging news, though: you can be vegan and save lives NOW, you don’t have to wait until November because ANIMALS ARE ALWAYS DENIED BOTH CHOICE AND LIFE.

And before you get enraged that PETA exists versus being enraged about the factual horrors demonstrated in PETA’s above video, do note that you’re not required to donate to PETA or even pretend to know what PETA is, you can be vegan for the animals and commit to saving THEIR body autonomy and THEIR lives regardless, because as long as you’re being outraged or a hypocrite, you can realistically beneficially impact other beings who don’t get the opportunity to protest the required violence, suffering, and death inflicted on them via twitter groups, prayer circles, or donation-seeking profiteers: if each person threatening to boycott the USA or the 15 still-soul-sucking republicans who favored gun control legislation (most of whom aren’t seeking reelection, surprisesurprise) were vegan, imagine how much less bloodshed, misery, pain, and suffering there would be in the world.

I cannot think of anything more pro-choice AND pro-life than veganism. SL


PS: don’t forget to read about the accepted and standard abuses that occur IN ADDITION TO the-already violent suffering required of animals in “animal agriculture” as part of propagandized “humane exploitation”:






Download Your FREE Vegan PDF HERE

Order a FREE vegan kit HERE

Dairy-Free Info HERE

Take the Dairy-Free Challenge HERE

Click HERE for more Dairy-Free

Fish alternatives can be found HERE

Learn about eggs HERE

Find bacon alternatives HERE and HERE

Take PETA’s Cruelty-Free Shopping Guide along with you next time you head to the store! The handy guide will help you find humane products at a glance. Order a FREE copy HERE

Searching for Cruelty-Free Cosmetics, Personal-Care Products, Vegan Products, or more?
Click HERE to search.

Free PDF of Vegan & Cruelty-Free Products/Companies HERE

Click HERE to find out How to Wear Vegan!

Want to do more than go vegan? Help others to do so! Click below for nominal, or no, fees to vegan literature that you can use to convince others that veganism is the only compassionate route to being an animal friend:

PETA HERE

Vegan Outreach HERE

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Have questions? Click HERE



Humans see themselves as superior, while their behaviors and attitudes are inferior

Karen Lyons Kalmenson



World giraffe day

June 21, 2022

no i am not one of mother nature’s gaffes
i am basically, a baby giraffe
so you still do not get it,
ah what the heck
i am also a life support system
for my long legs and long neck
leave us alone i know you can
stupid selfish
hunter man

Ok but, where’s the lie???

June 20, 2022
by

Source Romesh Ranganathan , YouTube




I cannot tell you how many people claim that “mean/disrespectful/militant” vegans are why they aren’t vegan. First, since you don’t know every vegan, just assume there are many who are “super nice”, so if you won’t be vegan FOR THE ANIMALS, be vegan for the nice vegans. And why do you demand other people be nice so you’ll not abuse others? It’s disingenuous rhetoric, like, who do you normally blame for your inability to be a decent human when “convenient vegan scapegoats” aren’t around?

(And, let’s be honest – not that you’re capable, lol – if you use social media to lie to, deceive, and manipulate a vegan, your position is not based on care, concern, or respect, it’s based on perpetuating suffering and abuse in manners that makes you feel comfortable causing suffering and abuse. –insertshruggingemoji–)

Second, forcibly impregnating animals, separating them from their infants, mutilating babies, macerating babies, killing babies, stabbing animals, cutting animals’ throats, disemboweling and burning/scalding animals alive, is what is “militant/violent/aggressive”. Even the “quickest” killing is inherently cruel and requires animal suffering, you cannot separate yourself from that fact just because your species benefits from euphemizing that fact. Vegan words describing how YOU physically exploit animals isn’t “militant” but what you ACTUALLY DO TO ANIMALS, is. If you don’t like what vegans say, stop causing it.

Third, people who threaten to abuse animals more because vegans exist, are disturbing; you think you’re being righteous with your feigned indignation and bluster, but you’re either so full of self-doubt and a crisis of conscience that you overcompensate with threats of animal abuse to maintain “superior species legitimacy” and perceived entitlement, or, you actually are psychopathic and rely on the rah-rah social status quo of others who also are challenged by decency to validate your disgusting threats of violence in addition to the violence you already support.

But here’s the thing: if you honestly think forcibly using, violating, and killing animals is “humane”, then what is MORE humane than NOT forcibly using, violating, and killing animals? You don’t kill and eat animals because you honestly believe that NOT killing and eating animals is inhumane.

It’s just basic logic and decency: for all the dog and/or cat lovers out there, what is better for dogs and cats? A nonvegan existence where cats and dogs are killed and eaten globally? Or a vegan world where dogs and cats are NOT killed and consumed? Did you ever stop to consider that maybe people feel comfortable eating dogs because you feel comfortable eating pigs??? It’s all part of the same violent, vicious cycle that you perpetuate regardless of YOUR chosen victim species or OTHERS’ chosen victim species.

One more point: my twitter account is on a permanent restriction, my main profile and all the media I share come with required warnings due to “sensitive/mature content”; I share videos, pictures, and USDA data, ie., data that comes from the actual anag industry and the actual USDA. I also share anag data from other countries. As such, it’s both violently hypocritical AND revealing of nonvegans to partially censor and wholly restrict MY content, all of which YOU, the anag industry and the anag industry cheerleaders, relentlessly defend as “humane”….. I mean, if it’s so “humane”, why do you report me for sharing it and why does it get permanently restricted? It’s almost as if – shocker – it’s NOT humane.

You actually substantiate my point: if you can’t even watch animal exploitation or read about it, even in the form of records or spreadsheets, imagine the animals having to ACTUALLY EXPERIENCE IT IN THE FORM OF VIOLATION AND VIOLENT DEATH.

So yeah, vegans ARE better than you. If that bothers you, be vegan. For the animals. SL







Download Your FREE Vegan PDF HERE

Order a FREE vegan kit HERE

Dairy-Free Info HERE

Take the Dairy-Free Challenge HERE

Click HERE for more Dairy-Free

Fish alternatives can be found HERE

Learn about eggs HERE

Find bacon alternatives HERE and HERE

Take PETA’s Cruelty-Free Shopping Guide along with you next time you head to the store! The handy guide will help you find humane products at a glance. Order a FREE copy HERE

Searching for Cruelty-Free Cosmetics, Personal-Care Products, Vegan Products, or more?
Click HERE to search.

Free PDF of Vegan & Cruelty-Free Products/Companies HERE

Click HERE to find out How to Wear Vegan!

Want to do more than go vegan? Help others to do so! Click below for nominal, or no, fees to vegan literature that you can use to convince others that veganism is the only compassionate route to being an animal friend:

PETA HERE

Vegan Outreach HERE

Get your FREE Activist Kit from PETA, including stickers, leaflets, and guide HERE

Have questions? Click HERE





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

Karen Lyons Kalmenson




USDA releases years of slaughterhouse records following lawsuit

June 13, 2022
by
Veterinary neglect is common to all farms visited. Animals who suffer from innumerable health problems are not treated for reasons of economic profitability. October, 2019. Castilla la Mancha, Source Tras Los Muros



No laws can protect animals bred to be dead, why people champion regulations or laws that REQUIRE violent death, is bizarre. In slaughterhouses, where animals are violently killed after brief existences of suffering, there is NO REGULATION that can protect animals – it’s a SLAUGHTERHOUSE.

I disagree with the “transparency” term for the above reasons, same as I don’t praise CCTV in slaughterhouses: slaughterhouses are where animals go to violently die, how anyone can praise a recording of animals violently dying, is bizarre. If people are so happy to use CCTV as demonstrative of animal “protection”, what is more protective of animals than NOT KILLING ANIMALS?

Following a lawsuit, the USDA released the below records establishing the frequent torture that occurs IN ADDITION TO animal violation and suffering and violent death. It’s almost as if, despite the “humane-treatment-of-animals” mantra of anag cheerleaders, they’re admitting to the abject horrors defenseless animals are forced to endure: if killing animals is so “humane” there would be no reason to try to withhold slaughterhouse “violations”.

Veganism is the ONLY humane and the ONLY logical protection for animals. SL


USDA source links, all records below following article:


https://www.fsis.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media_file/2021-05/FOIA-2018-062-MOI-NR.pdf

https://www.fsis.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media_file/2021-06/FOIA-2019-298-Released-Records.pdf

https://www.fsis.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media_file/2021-05/FOIA-2017-274-MOI-NR.pdf

https://www.fsis.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media_file/2021-06/FOIA-2019-298-Released-Records.pdf




Source Sentient Media

By Jennifer Mishler


Marking a step towards transparency in food production, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has disclosed on its website records revealing the handling of farmed animals in slaughterhouses. The records, dating back to January of 2017, were made publicly available following a settlement between the federal agency and animal protection organizations Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and Farm Sanctuary.

In a complaint filed in 2018, the nonprofits alleged that the USDA had violated the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by failing to release requested records showing its enforcement of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act. These laws govern the treatment of billions of animals killed for food in the U.S. each year as well as food safety.

“This is the biggest step in improving government transparency at slaughter since the USDA began disclosing these records pursuant to [the Freedom of Information Act],” said Erin Sutherland, a staff attorney with AWI’s farmed animal program. 

The release of the USDA records, despite a failed attempt by the agency to have the case dismissed, offers what AWI calls “a rare window into a heavily guarded aspect of food production.” The group believes that the proactive disclosure of animal handling records could boost transparency and safety in the U.S. food system.

While traditional FOIA requests require federal agencies to release information upon request, the process can be lengthy. “The delay associated with fulfilling these requests renders the records almost useless by the time they are received,” AWI’s farmed animal program director Dena Jones said in 2018. But according to the law, FOIA also requires federal agencies to “proactively” disclose records subject to frequent FOIA requests.

In the fiscal year 2019, the USDA received a total of 26,458 FOIA requests, the majority—77 percent—going to its Farm Production and Conservation program which includes such agencies as the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Food Safety and Inspection Service. That year, the USDA reported that it is taking steps to increase its proactive disclosures, including making FOIA information more accessible on its websites and publishing monthly APHIS FOIA logs.

The settlement brings an encouraging step. Yet there is much to be done when it comes to transparency in animal agriculture. The industry is protected by industry favoring ag-gag laws that silence investigators and whistleblowers who often provide the public’s only insight into the realities faced by animals and workers inside factory farms and slaughterhouses. Corporations also wield immense power over their supply chains, compounding the secrecy in food production and complicating the role of government oversight. 

While there is a long way to go, Farm Sanctuary general counsel Emily von Klemperer said the agreement by the USDA to publicly post slaughter records constitutes “a huge victory.” 

“These records routinely expose inhumane treatment of animals at slaughter facilities and are critical to our efforts to educate the public and hold the agency accountable to enforce what minimal legal protections farm[ed] animals have,” she says.





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Dairy-Free Info HERE

Take the Dairy-Free Challenge HERE

Click HERE for more Dairy-Free

Fish alternatives can be found HERE

Learn about eggs HERE

Find bacon alternatives HERE and HERE

Take PETA’s Cruelty-Free Shopping Guide along with you next time you head to the store! The handy guide will help you find humane products at a glance. Order a FREE copy HERE

Searching for Cruelty-Free Cosmetics, Personal-Care Products, Vegan Products, or more?
Click HERE to search.

Free PDF of Vegan & Cruelty-Free Products/Companies HERE

Click HERE to find out How to Wear Vegan!

Want to do more than go vegan? Help others to do so! Click below for nominal, or no, fees to vegan literature that you can use to convince others that veganism is the only compassionate route to being an animal friend:

PETA HERE

Vegan Outreach HERE

Get your FREE Activist Kit from PETA, including stickers, leaflets, and guide HERE

Have questions? Click HERE



No words just tears

Karen Lyons Kalmenson



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