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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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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Task Force Phone Conference

 
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I had my very first phone conference this afternoon with 6 other people as we discussed ways of getting the word out more regarding having reverence for all lives, based on the Unitarian Universalist 7th Principle:

Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Which, in simpler terms, means we need to take care of our planet, Earth, the home we share with all living things.


The one-hour phone conference went very well. We came up with a lot of great ideas, and decided to keep several old ideas that work. We also made some clarifications about certain issues. We decided to have another meeting--be it via phone or online--sometime in the near future.

I'm really looking forward to our next meeting!

2 comments:

  1. I'm really glad it went so well. You've got me thinking about respect for all living creatures. I am conflicted on this since I have such a fear of insects and all creepy crawlies, mice, rats, possums, and flying things like bats... etc. I respect them in that I am find with them being in their own environment, but if they get into my home or something then I have an issue. I'm not sure how to rectify that if I were to join the UU church.

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    1. Most people who are UU members are not vegetarian or vegan; I'm hoping to find those that are within my congregation so we can start a group (needs to be at least 3 people to get it going) and then contact LoraKim (a board member of the national UUAM) to become officially established as a UU Animal Ministry chapter in my church. That's how it works through the system.

      Adherring to all 7 UU Principles is a work in progress for all UU members. Nobody's perfect. :)

      There are ways to get unwanted animals out of the house, but depending on how bad the situation is, like if there's a lot of bugs or mice in the house, then I personally look at the health issue. Outside wildlife can carry many diseases so I would use methods to kill them, but then use preventive measures, like sealing cracks and holes, to keep them out.

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