A good reason to go vegan – you’re anti hunting.

If I were not vegan yet – I would go vegan for ethical reasons. One of which is that I am against hunting.  The theft of life is immoral – and can never be justified under any circumstances. The entire world is now aware of the tragic circumstances that Cecil, a magnificent innocent 13-year-old lion, has been exposed to by yet again the unprofessional hunting fraternity.  ‘Hunters’ – a complete embarrassment to society – aggressive, incoherent, violent, and vile. Cecil who was one of the stars of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. When  we stay ‘stars’ – we mean that he was in the prime of his life, and life was not over according to Cecil. His will to live was on par with any and all human life. He was charismatic, and had good communication with both nature and man, he loved human contact, he was gentle, kind, and always obliging to professional photographers who were taken in by his composure, his eye contact, his body language, his freedom to express his love for the wild and the beautiful, and free. He was beautiful and had an unusual black mane which mystified visitors, set him apart from others – one was always able to recognise Cecil quite easily. He had a regal way about him, in the way that he walked in a slinky demur, how he blinked, and that loving look that he gave you – always charming.  That was Cecil – so charismatic. A perfect gentlemen even in his own pride. cecil charisma1 Earlier this month, locals found the protected lion shot, beheaded and skinned. Authorities now believe that a local man was paid $55,000 by a western hunter to lure Cecil out of the protected park so that the hunter could ‘legally’ murder the lion on a local landowner’s property. Only wounding Cecil, it is believed that the hunter then spent two days tracking Cecil before killing him and taking a ‘trophy.’ The 48 hours of  pain and the suffering is too hard to fathom. After investigation, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority and The Telegraph are both naming Cecil’s killer as Walter Palmer, a dentist and known big game hunter from Minnesota. But this Is not the first time that Palmer’s name has been involved with illegal killings. There are recorded cases going back to 2006 together with other Zimbabwean officials as well as non officials, and perhaps it’s time for investigations to delve much deeper.  In fact this would also be a perfect case for INTERPOL, which would uncover more leads. Hunters are intertwined with poaching – that is for sure, as in this case. They lend wildlife and conservation a really bad name. walt palmer 1 Unsurprisingly, the dental surgery of Walter Palmer has not fared well on social media. In fact, there’s been so much backlash on social media that the dental practice seems to have shut down for the day and all shades have been drawn.  It is not surprising that Palmers clients are utterly disgusted – and we have seen comments that they shall never set foot in his practice again. The world has now seen him in action with innocent victims all over Africa –  killing Cecil our family Lion, and other members –  Rhino, Leopard, Buck, etc – his list of fetish for killing is chapters long. The lives he has drawn breath from is hopefully at end to which he must now answer for. Dear god may he never step foot on our land ever again to harm the innocent. cecils pride 1 Cecil leaves behind a pride of lions, including 24 cubs, who preservationists say, will now likely be killed by other lions. Cecil also leaves behind him so many humans who loved him so, appreciated and, who loved his nature, his free spirit, and who adored his companionship through the most amazing photographs that any wild individual could possibly display so freely, – educating the world how to love, and how to enjoy wildlife, the way it was meant to be. Live well Cecil – may your spirit live on and in all, for eternity and in the heart, of the good in man.

Walter Palmer: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know:

Cecil was left skinned & headless on the outskirts of the National Park.

The hunters tried to destroy Cecil’s collar to hide the evidence

Palmer faced prison time in 2008 for lying to a federal agent about the killing of a bear

Palmer was also previously accused of sexual harassment

Without blame –  thousands of death threats have been made against Palmer on social media due to his unlawful conduct and violent psychotic behaviour against the innocent.

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~ Active Vegan ~

‘Game’ exploitation – another reason to go vegan.

Wildlife for sale – that is the site that this picture was copied from. To be clear all animals are exploited. Those without voices – innocent individuals shall always be exploited for as long as you allow them to be. In South Africa – massive shift from exploiting domesticated animals to exploiting wildlife has been on the rise for decades and gaining momentum –  demand for It from abroad and the rise in exploitive associations and stakeholders internally – including South Africa’s own Deputy has resulted in the wildlife crises that she and other countries face today –  focus has shifted primarily on how to make a quick ‘ching’ – ranchers, game hunters and agricultural farmers continue to punt their violent business to the media and onto the public.

Gullible followers are swooped up in the mass hysteria – as they themselves continue to violate animal rights – whether it be a dog, or a sheep, or a chicken or a fish, or a buck, or a child etc. – exploiting animals shall always continue whilst you yourself choose to consume and wear them. You can no longer rely on welfare organisations and business corporations, suits and ties, governments and scientific experimental labs to make those changes for you. Cruelty shall simply shift from one specie to another as it has done over millennia – taking full circle – getting absolutely no where fast. You and only you can make that change –  by refusing to be a part of animal exploitation – then educating others to do the same.

Ranchers, hunters etc. shall always drive exploitation to where the ‘ching’ is – whether it be cows, pigs, geese, buck, elephant, lions, rhino – it doesn’t really matter to them who they exploit – as long as it is lucrative business for them. These adrenalin junkies get away with shooting their bullets because they can – because you allow them to and because you support their follies – dwindling numbers of wildlife, increasing figures in hunting and poaching, spurring demand for horn and other body parts, increasing violence, disrupting volatile ecosystems, destruction of land – air – water, violating poor impoverished communities, punting slaughter facilities – taxidermists – butcheries, violating both human rights and rights that all animals ought to have. These are the demons in today’s world – in todays society – the very same people who continue to say that they fight for conservation, who say that they care, who say that they love animals, who say they care about animal welfare – they don’t – let’s all be honest – they only care about the ‘ching’ in their pockets – and you who continue to support them – care about your own palette pleasure. You can only say that you really care when you stop exploiting animals completely – until then you are part of a vicious circle encouraging the rise in violence. You are wasting your time fighting for lost cause until you go vegan – until the world goes vegan – wilfully and conscientiously choosing to live non-violently for them – for yourself – for future generations – for the planet.

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~ Active Vegan ~

The failure of single issue campaigns.

The failure of single issue campaigns resonate louder than the Chimes of Big Ben of London. A historical repeat at least eighty years in the making now in raw and truthful realization. The world is questioning why the results of hard core moaning and cursing, petition contributions, marches, arms up in the air, shock and horror has done nothing to change the status of animals and has done nothing to stop the magnitude of cruelty that they face today. We acknowledge that you are abhorrently horrified that injustices against all animals today has increased dramatically. Vivisection is on the rise so is the fur trade  which has made a major comeback, more animals today than ever before are under the knife in labs set up all over the world. Slaughter facilities mushroom everywhere – wildlife is disappearing at phenomenal rates – people are outraged at hunting and poaching expressing anger  bitterness –  yet no positive outcomes to benefit the innocent – they too are dwindling. – Foie gras failure – snuck back into restaurants and back onto shelves.  Consuming their vile overgrown exploded livers is bad enough – laying your head down at night on pillow casings filled with feathers violently plucked from their overweight frail bodies –  sold as comfortable sweet dream pillows and the torture doesn’t end there.  Billions of lives cry out every second of the day whilst you take part in single issue campaigns and nothing gets done.  The victims cursed –  every specie alive today. How can it be ? How can it be that the word ‘violence’ has become the word most synonymous in today’s vocabulary.  How can it be that everyone is fighting so hard for single issue campaigns  yet nothing is changing ? How can it possibly be that you are donating hard earned cash – yet they continue to suffer so . How can that be? The answer to your question is one that has been  right before your very own eyes . It has been written in bold on the very front page of your daily diary  – you are simply not doing enough –  supporting organizations who are encouraging violence  confusing the public.

Kicking up a fuss is just not good enough. You have to mean what you  say – you have to say and do what you mean if you really care, you have to live your life like you really care – that is what it means to go vegan.  You cannot be a part of an abusive system whilst you fight against it.  That simply does not make any sense what so ever. You cannot advocate for the rights of one animals body part and violate another and expect for change to happen. You have to advocate for all animals in order for their status to change. You cannot expect for people’s perceptions and opinions on animal abuse to change if you yourself are part of the violent system. You cannot expect the system to change period if you are eating, wearing or exploiting animals in any way. That will never happen – that is the reason that single issue campaigns are a complete failure today.  There are no shades of grey. There is nothing in between right and wrong. There is no middle ground. You are either in or you are out. You cannot stand in front of the door and just keep knocking and ringing – making a noise without opening that door and walking right through it  – and expect change to happen – it won’t.  If you are against violent atrocities against animals you have to act like you care, eat like you care and conduct your daily life like you give a dam – only then will your voice be heard.

When you start to live your life without violence  – you renounce violence only then do you fully comprehend the magnitude of what you have been doing wrong and why the suffering of the ones that you love so and have fought relentlessly for have continue to suffer – how all of that can change with a simple switch to veganism. The world is vegan if you want it to be. The pain and suffering can stop with one single action – and once you have embraced that simple action, you can teach others to do so. Going vegan is easy if you  mean what you say.  There is no need to eat animals, there is no need to wear animals and there is no need for animals to  be forced into a situation of having to entertain you. The sooner you understand and embrace that respect – the sooner everyone’s focus will change  to what is going to make the difference for the status of animals – all animals.

Thank you

World Wildlife Day and going vegan.

It’s time to get serious about Wildlife crime. What has the significance of going vegan, have anything to do with stopping wildlife crime you may ask? Everything is your answer. 

There are several strong parallel links between the two, going vegan will strongly benefit all wildlife, both fauna and flora, and save millions of specie from extinction. Survival of wildlife compliments all ecosystems, which in turn is of paramount and pivotal importance to us.

World Wildlife Day, March 3 – a day which both celebrates the intrinsic value of wild fauna and flora and acts as a reminder of the urgent need to tackle wildlife and forest crime. Join us in the lead up to this important day and use your voice to tell the world that it’s time to take a stand against organized wildlife crime before it’s too late.

Sure we can curse about wildlife crime all that we want, we can march, we can sign petitions, we can scream and shout, and we can become completely embroiled with absolute bitter anger but, how effective is this going to be with growing populations, poverty rise, world hunger and demand for crime?  None of that is going to matter enough to change the annual exhilarated wildlife crime stats. Why not? Because the demand is still there and it’s on the rise. So the solutions has to be looked at and tackled from all and alternative perspectives, a bigger picture. Don’t underestimate the power, the benefits and the differences that going vegan will have on saving wildlife!

We do agree that the fight must go on, and that we are making small differences here and there however, lets make the ultimate difference demanding change at a faster speed. Going vegan is not a sacrifice. All it means is living ones life ethically. Let’s view the bigger picture, embrace the entire effect, and let’s take real meaningful action, educate others, and show and live out our daily lives as though we really mean it and do care, by changing our own lives first, in support of wildlife. Small differences are not enough as they just get swallowed up by ever growing communities. Big differences count the most, are most effective and, when 7 billion people embrace veganism, the demand for violence, and the utter destruction of wildlife witnessed today, shall be an embarrassing closed chapter of the past, a black book locked away safely for all of eternity. A learnt mistake.

There would be no such thing as wildlife crime because there would be no demand for it! 

There would be no demand for trinkets and other left over bone matter, skin, and embalmed dead animals haunting ones walls, shelves and cabinets. There would be no demand for the consumption of unhealthy, decaying flesh tortured on land and violently hauled from our waters, and stolen from the skies. There would be no demand for land, water and air degradation and pollution, destroying the chances of wildlife survival today. There would be no demand for zoos, circuses, aquariums and other forms of vile entertainment which sees so much violence, disrespect, suffering, and disregard to the lives of those stolen from the wild. There would be no demand for poachers, hunters and other criminals and sadists who candidly take the lives of the innocent simply because they can, further fuelling wildlife crime. There would be no demand for jackets, hats, gloves, shoes, belts, bags and purses, and all other ‘accessories’ made from the skins of stolen, captured and tortured wildlife. There would be no demand for pets who are ripped from their homes, their families, their environments. There would be no demand for wildlife trade. There would be no demand for slavery.

Change starts in our own homes.

You see when we change, our mindset and demand changes. When the demand is no longer there, attitudes change, the agenda of corporations change as they follow the money, and the law adopts a new and positive approach because we demand it. We demand a refreshing, new, positive outlook on life. Illegal syndicates will die and die they must. Poachers will look for other forms of income. Fashion houses will create, incorporate, and make use of other more greener, world and wildlife friendly options by demand. Slaughter facilities will disappear leaving the world with cleaner pockets of natural forests, cleaner water and cleaner air for wildlife survival. Greedy corporations wouldn’t dare step out of line. Everyone’s agenda would change dramatically by demand but, only when we ourselves want it badly enough to make the change, and take the lead. So take an ethical stand on Wildlife Day, make a real difference for wildlife by changing your mindset, and become a part of the biggest growing movement today by those who show that they really do care in their everyday actions, in the way that you live, in how you think, in what you wear, and in what you eat, and in whom you choose to support, and in how serious you truly are about change. The choice is yours, the clock is ticking. World Wildlife Day Everyday!

Thank you .

~ Active Vegan ~