Being positive, staying positive – transferring those energies to others. Going vegan.

Going vegan is not a religion, it’s not a diet alone – going vegan is a state of mind and physical wellbeing that extends to the entire world and all who reside in it, it is the only way to live a nonviolent life that benefits everyone, as well as the ecosystems that we have all become so reliant on.

Going vegan shows respect to those who are currently in less fortunate positions than most. Going vegan is making a statement that you are against all violence to nonhuman beings as well as fellow humans.

There is nothing immoral about veganism – it expresses true love, and advocates for complete freedoms to those who are oppressed by a violent immoral social unjust corporate welfarist system, who’s first and foremost concern is profit. Keeping us sick is of primary importance to keep the cash flowing, enslaving, using sentient’s is easy as they cannot speak up and advocate for themselves. Easy targets for abuse.

What is sweeter than wine is being in full control of the one action that no one can stop you from – your own moral decision to control your own health, the health of others, the health of the world. Going vegan is easy, no one can stop you – so many more are making the decision to go vegan every day and are loving it. The animal agricultural industries are totally freaked out by the huge positive response to pro veganism – they are fighting hard to convince a somewhat subdued continued following who question their morality daily – the animal agricultural industry is a dying industry that ought to hop onto vegan train asap in order to keep up with the modern times and modern way of thinking.

We see millions of people all over social media who are against violence, who express their concern for violence and want nothing to do with violence in any way what so ever. The animal agricultural industry is a dying ‘breed’ – who –  will look back upon their horribilis actions in decades to come and wish they had taken an alternative course of action much sooner.

From a holistic and spiritual perspective: consuming nonviolence is so much more healthful and certainly ignites us with positive energy and health, both mentally and physically –  if for nothing else from a moral perspective that aligns us with inner peace in that we have harmed no one in the process of palette or any other arbitrary unjustified, and unnecessary human pleasure.

Being positive, staying positive – transferring those positive energies to others. Going vegan is the largest of life, and most effective conscious decisions that you can all make for the sake of the entire wonderful world. Break the chain of violence , their freedom is your freedom. Their social justice is your social justice. Set the bar, set the standard above and beyond – go vegan.

Silence the violence for all specie.

Our news letter for May 2015.

We have been speaking with people all across the board – those who very tragically say that they really don’t quite give a damn about animals, to those who have the capacity to connect with only a few selected sentient’s such as dogs and cats etc.,  and then many who make the connection to veganism through a healthy way of eating only.  Sadly even fewer people relate to climate change or to poor and underprivileged people.  Billions of people have not been reached as yet in more remote parts of the world and so ‘cruelty’ throughout the world still prevails.  Half the world has no internet access – many who support violence still take full advantage of those.  There is also corruption and those who continue to push violence in seemingly unrecognisable and unsuspecting ‘nonviolent’ ways to those who are unable to recognise the difference between unethical and unjust treatment and what Is morally correct.  And so we realize that we are going to have to push all buttons in order to continue to promote nonviolence – veganism – ahimsa –  throughout the world.

Whilst we admit that real change shall be made by those who embrace veganism due to ethical reasons first and foremost –  as stats as well as logic have proved that those are the people who do stay vegan with absolute conviction, we accept that many join the ‘movement’  to nonviolence through other ‘personal’ reasons before they see full light,  but their reaction to stop violence is slow and puts pressure on those who need help most IE: animals who are viewed as commodities, the poorest of the poor, and off course the ecosystems that we so rely on.  People have been taking ‘baby steps’ all their lives and it got them no further than their starting point –  the world moves at such a fast pace that baby steps have no place in todays spinning globe. So we are saying  ‘screw’ baby steps – they are a waste of time. Take the leap forward and go vegan, then see how much faster you can make the difference here for all who are in extremely vulnerable positions. We need to catch up quickly through education and slow down violence, and move nonviolence forward into the new future right now.

This month we continue to reach as many as we possibly can but staying focused, on track –  as to why going vegan is the moral baseline to nonviolence, health, a better climate, and a happier life for all.  Going vegan is easy when you know how.  Going vegan is easy when you have witnessed the atrocities forced upon animals by humans who are able to make  the connection to it’s immoral action.  Going vegan is even easier when you agree that the violence to sentient’s is unethical in every way –  that is what we want you to see, because we know that humans do have the capacity to connect to unjust practice to those who suffer.  Suffering, pain and violence doesn’t start and stop with animals – it extends to all who bleed, it extends to all who feel, it extends to all and each and every single one of us.

At this moment, as you read this – know that billions of animals are tortured, slaughtered, killed,  are crying out for your help, they are screaming in pain for you to hear them, are pleading for you to connect to their pain and suffering.  They are waiting for your action to help them, do something about their horror. They are waiting for you to take moral decisions to go vegan,  to be their voice,  to be their advocates,  to stop their slaughter.  Billions of lives are waiting for you to make the difference –  not only for themselves, but for you,  your children, for the entire planet.

We celebrate veganism this month as we do every month, every day, every second –  we encourage you to push and educate everyone to go vegan, share your message of nonviolence for all sentient’s until everyone ‘gets it’ .   Embracing veganism is of highest priority in the world today – educating everyone about veganism is the most ethical action that you can make in your everyday lives today in order to silence violence for all specie.

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others, if you cannot help them –  then don’t hurt them. Don’t hunt them, don’t poach them, don’t eat them, don’t use them for personal gain, don’t wear them, and don’t treat them as slaves.

6 more reasons to go vegan.

When promoting veganism, we’re often confronted by claims of care toward humans as though they negate the importance of going vegan. Veganism is trivialized as something for “animal lovers,” not for humanitarians and social justice workers. It often goes something like, “I care about human issues” or “We have too many human problems to solve before we can deal with animal rights.”

If there’s one thing that veganism has taught me, it’s that everything is interconnected. We can’t commit violence over there and then wonder why there’s violence over here. We can’t meditate on inner peace and world peace, while consuming the products of violence. Our values and intentions mean something and we’re selling ourselves short when we act as though we can just overlook a fundamental form of discrimination and violence and still achieve our goals as individuals and a species.

So here are 6 reasons why even those who prioritize human concerns over animal concerns should still go vegan.

1. Do you eat? If you have time to eat in a day, and have access to grains, legumes, and some fruits and vegetables, then you have time to eat a vegan diet while still dedicating all of your other time to humans.

2. Eating animals does not demonstrate care for humans, it just demonstrates disregard for animals and disregard for the negative impact that using animals as resources has on humans and ecosystems. In other words, you’re not showing how much you care for humans by not being vegan. You demonstrate care for humans by caring for humans, and by paying attention to the ways in which domination and injustice are intersectional. The principles that guide us to help humans – justice, compassion, peace, nonviolence – also happen to be the foundations of veganism, and they’re better served when one of the greatest sources of violence to which we directly contribute is eliminated: eating animals who are more like us than not, and contributing to the death of 30 land animals and hundreds of marine animals every year while exacerbating resource inequality, climate change, pollution and water scarcity. Veganism is empowering because we can do so much with so little and use the foundation of nonviolence to support other forms of activism.

3. Compassion and justice are not measured quantitatively. You don’t run out of compassion and justice when you use some on animals. In fact, the more compassion you allow yourself to feel and the more expansive your sense of justice, the more you will generate. Imagine if your sense of food justice also protects other vulnerable beings and protects the environmental landscape for future generations. Justice grows. If your heart can cringe at the sight of a cat in pain, imagine what you must feel for a human child. If you feel indignation when someone squashes an insect, imagine how you must feel when humans go to war. Studies show that vegans and vegetarians respond with more empathy to both human and animal suffering than non-vegetarians. Compassion grows.

4. We already agree that unnecessary animal suffering is wrong. If you think it’s wrong when someone beats a dog or kicks a cat, ask yourself why. We tend to respond with moral indignation because these acts cause unnecessary suffering. Even if we think that humans matter more than animals and that we would save a human life over an animal life any day, we still think that it’s wrong to cause unnecessary suffering to animals. Since we don’t need animal products to live healthfully, any amount of suffering caused to an animal raised as a resource is unnecessary. Eating a fish or an ice cream cone or wearing a leather jacket causes no less suffering than kicking a cat; in fact, it likely causes much more suffering. Being vegan is the absolute least we can do if we care even a tiny bit about animals. If you care enough about animals to care for a cat or a hamster, to think it’s wrong when someone kills a whale or steps on a mouse, then you care enough to not eat a cow or a chicken or a fish. It’s that simple. Animals are sentient: they feel pain and pleasure and they have an interest in not suffering and not dying. And luckily, this is all it takes to warrant moral consideration.

5. Violence produces violence. Animal suffering is human suffering. Whether you kill animals yourself or pay others to do it for you, by creating an industry that requires humans to act violently, we contribute to a violent humanity. Individuals who work in slaughterhouses have some of the highest rates of workplace injury, mental illness, suicide, drug abuse and domestic violence. To quote William Blake, “a dog starved at his master’s gate predicts the ruin of the state.” Psychologists interpret violent behaviour against animals as a precursor to violence against humans. The way we treat every living organism is a reflection of our entire world view. We can’t expect justice and peace within our own species while we terrorize others.

6. Animal agriculture affects us all. According to the World Watch Institute: “the human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future—deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities, and the spread of disease.” Breeding, feeding and killing animals requires tremendous resources that are now being depleted beyond regeneration. This affects the world’s poor most drastically. There are over 7 billion people on the planet, while nearly 1 billion people are currently malnourished or dying of starvation. More than 6 million children will die this year of starvation. 82 percent of these children live in countries where grain surpluses are fed to animals that are eaten by individuals in the developed world. One quarter of all of the grain produced in third world countries is given to livestock (Oppenlander, “The World Hunger-Food Choice Connection“). This affects food prices, food availability and food security for everyone.

After these considerations, we might still be left with one or more of the four common justifications for continuing to eat animals: tradition, habit, convenience or pleasure. But as progressive people, we don’t have a problem condemning traditions or habits that don’t hold up to moral scrutiny. We have no problem saying that if a tradition involves violence against women that it needs to change. Or that if someone derives pleasure from harming children that they need to change.

We know that ethical principles that protect individuals from harm transcend both social considerations: traditions, cultural norms, dominant ideologies; and individual considerations: habits, tastes, and convenience. Social and cultural maxims and individual wants cannot serve as ethical justifications. They always serve as excuses and rationalizations. So instead of responding with knee-jerk excuses or hiding behind concerns for humanity, let’s embrace the intersectional nature of injustice and start fighting for justice everywhere. An easy place to start is on our plates.

~ Active Vegan ~