Bullocks you say?

You say I can’t compare dairy with rape? And you’ve seen cows being milked before and they don’t looked terrified for their lives?

Yesterday I received an email essentially stating the two sentences above. And having never walked myself through, as in actually written out, the explicit facts I use to justify a statement as inflammatory as equating the sexual interference of a sentient being to the romantic notion of how it is we actually obtain “our” milk, I thought I’d share my response to that email below.

First off, and most importantly, the animal user industries have been extremely successful at selling us an image they need us to believe in order to conduct business as usual. That’s no mystery. It’s a fact. What is a mystery, figuratively speaking, is everything involved in providing us with “products” without a face or a story. Sadly the image they’re selling and what really goes on do not line up, even remotely, in the same vicinity of each other…

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You’re Vegan? And Healthy?

I’ve recently had quite a constructive, speaking from my point of view at least, back and forth, concerning veganism, with an old friend. And yesterday the subject of health and the merits of how I eat came up.

All Starting with said friend forwarding me a link to a blog post — that I found fairly problematic and somewhat short sighted — of an ex-vegan intent on bashing veganism for its supposed poor health consequences. With absolutely no valid arguments toward the reasons for his alleged feeling bad, other than a few horrible pictures of himself. I digress.

This was largely my response to his forward — to which I’ve added since sending…

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‘THE WORLD IS VEGAN! If you want it’

Earlier this week, Professor Francione, outlined an intriguing premise on his website: Our Virtual Billboard: “THE WORLD IS VEGAN! If you want it.” Which reads, in part;

“In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War, John Lennon and Yoko Ono had a billboard placed in Times Square. It read: “WAR IS OVER! If you want it. Happy Christmas from John and Yoko.” I propose the following: That we flood the world with a message; that we create a virtual billboard: THE WORLD IS VEGAN! If you want it…”

War would be over, if we wanted it. And the world would be vegan, if we wanted it. We hold the power to change. So the question is, quite simply, will we change?

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Veganism In The Mainstream?

On Saturday, Gary Steiner, had a piece published in The New York Times, titled Animal, Vegetable, Miserable. It’s a pretty decent article. Especially considering the forum. And so worthy of your attention. Especially that of American’s, given the time of year;

“Think about that when you’re picking out your free-range turkey, which has absolutely nothing to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. All it ever had was a short and miserable life, thanks to us intelligent, compassionate humans…”

Check it out…