Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Facebook Page!

AS OF LAST FRIDAY NIGHT I started a Facebook Group Page-"Awesome Vegans of Long Island".
I felt the time had come where I had saturated my inner circle of relatives and friends enough. So I will be posting vegan/vegetarian-related comments only on that page.
I welcome any and all input on that particular group page would be relative to the reverence for life philosophy. Hope to see some of you there!
P.S. Look for the yellow bowl with bananas icon.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thank You Prof. Francione-This is what I've been trying to get across

"Veganism as Abolition
Many animal advocates take the position that veganism is not required as a baseline principle of the animal rights movement. Some advocates do not even view vegetarianism as required, claiming that we can be “conscientious omnivores” if we eat animal flesh and animal products that have been produced in a supposedly more “humane” way.

This site also seeks to make clear that the moral baseline of an animal rights movement is veganism. Veganism is not merely a matter of diet; it is a moral and political commitment to abolition on the individual level and extends not only to matters of food, but to clothing and other products, and to other personal actions and choices. It is important to recognize that just as an abolitionist with respect to human slavery cannot continue to be a slaveowner, an abolitionist with respect to animal slavery cannot continue to consume or use animal flesh or animal products."

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Secret is Out. Spread the Word.

The Cove exposes the slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises in Taiji, Japan every year, and how their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is being sold as food in Japan and other parts of Asia, often labeled as whale meat. The majority of the world is not aware this is happening as the Taiji cove is blocked off from the public. The focus of the Social Action Campaign for The Cove is to create worldwide awareness of this annual practice as well as the dangers of eating seafood contaminated with mercury and to pressure those in power to put an end to the slaughter.