About V-EGANISM

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MISSION STATEMENT

There are animal welfare vegans and animal only-fight-against-other-vegans abolitionist vegans. V-EGANISM is neither. Just as there are positive things and negative things about conservatives and liberals, there are positive things and negative things about welfarists and abolitionists. V-EGANISM avoids all 4 "political parties", and remains as an independent in thoughts and actions, only choosing what is right and just for animals, humans, and the environment. V-EGANISM however does have a mission statement which is how the founder of veganism, Donald Watson, originally coined the word's definition. It was a perfect definition then and it still is a perfect definition now! So the following paragraph is V-EGANISM's official Mission Statement--and nothing more, nothing less, we are simply called, "Vegan Activists", with no additives:

"V-EGANISM educates people and helps people and animals regarding the political and social justice cause, Veganism, which is a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude--as far as is possible and practical--all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing, cosmetics, household products, entertainment, service or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals, and the environment."

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Animals Killed Counter

Animals killed for food since opening this page

  • 0 wild caught fish
  • 0 chickens
  • 0 farmed fish
  • 0 ducks
  • 0 pigs
  • 0 rabbits
  • 0 geese
  • 0 turkeys
  • 0 sheep
  • 0 goats
  • 0 cattle
  • 0 rodents
  • 0 pigeons and other birds
  • 0 buffalo
  • 0 horses
  • 0 donkeys and mules
  • 0 camels and other camelids

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These numbers do NOT include the many millions of animals killed each year in vivisection laboratories. They do NOT include the millions of dogs and cats killed in animal shelters every year. They do NOT include the animals killed by human negligence. They do NOT include the animals killed in fur farms. They do NOT include the animals who died while held captive in the animal-slavery enterprises of circuses, rodeos, zoos, and marine parks. They do NOT include the animals killed while pressed into such blood sports as bullfighting, cockfighting, dogfighting, and bear-baiting, nor do they include horses and greyhounds who were exterminated after they were no longer deemed suitable for racing. Data for the Kill Counter are partially based on worldwide animal slaughter statistics culled from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for the year 2016. According to these statistics, about 75 billion land animals are slaughtered annually worldwide. (It should be noted that at the time the numbers were compiled, they were the minimum numbers of animals killed each year. The actual numbers may be significantly greater insofar as some countries or territories either did not report, or deliberately excluded, some statistics.) It’s important to note that, since most of the available data are now two years old as of 2016, these estimates are extremely conservative. It is quite likely that in many of the categories noted, the current kill rates are as much as 10 percent higher than what is indicated here.

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Friday, August 10, 2018

These half-billion-year-old creatures were animals—but unlike any known today

So-called Ediacaran organisms have puzzled biologists for decades. To the untrained eye they look like fossilized plants, in tube or frond shapes up to 2 meters long. These strange life forms dominated Earth’s seas half a billion years ago, and scientists have long struggled to figure out whether they’re algae, fungi, or even an entirely different kingdom of life that failed to survive. Now, two paleontologists think they have finally established the identity of the mysterious creatures: They were animals, some of which could move around, but they were unlike any living on Earth today.

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These half-billion-year-old creatures were animals

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

I Use Cruelty-Free Products

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In my previous blogpost, titled, I'm an Animal Rights Activist, I mentioned how I now prefer to call myself an animal rights activist than calling myself a vegan, explaining why. In this similar blogpost, I want to mention that I also now prefer to say I use cruelty-free products instead of saying I use vegan products. Again, as mentioned in my previous blogpost, the word vegan is such a light, fluffy euphemistic word; it lacks the seriousness and power that the word cruelty-free has.

For instance, if someone offered me some ice cream, and I politely say, "No. I don't eat ice cream", they might say, "Hmmm. Since when? I saw you eating ice cream the other day." I could then say, "That was vegan ice cream; I only eat vegan food." Or I could make that statement more powerful in a social justice way by saying, "That was cruelty-free ice cream; I only eat cruelty-free food", bluntly making them realize (if they hadn't realized already) that ice cream is derived from cruelty.

See what I mean? 

We animal rights activists really should stop using--or at least minimize using--the word vegan. Vegan is a pretty word, but it lacks defined power. As a social justice cause, using words that defend animals should be as powerful as possible to make it perfectly clear what this social justice movement is all about.