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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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Friday, February 8, 2013

Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home


Inspired by the idea that one person's change of heart can change the world, Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home explores the ethical awakening of several people who grew up in traditional farming culture and have now come to question the basic assumptions of their way of life. The 78-minute documentary features seven remarkable individuals engaged in a courageous struggle of conscience, each trying to re-integrate the parts of themselves that were fragmented by expectations and experiences that went against their deepest natures. The film provides insight into their sometimes amazing connections with the animals under their care, while also making clear the complex web of social, psychological and economic forces that have led them to their conflict.

Described by many viewers as a life-changing experience, Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home shatters stereotypical notions of farmers, farm life, and perhaps most surprisingly, farm animals themselves.

I'm glad their website, Tribe of Heart, gives the correct definition of being vegetarian as many people--including me sometimes--tend to automatically think if a person says they don't eat any animal products at all, they must be vegan--not so!

"A diet that includes vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and grains and is free from all animal products including dairy and eggs. Also used to describe a person who eats such a diet. Common confusion: Often mistakenly used to describe those who do not eat flesh but do consume other animal products such as diary and eggs. Such a diet would be more accurately described by the term ovo-lacto vegetarian."

So remember, all those celebrities announcing to the world that they are "vegan" because of their change in eating are not vegan--they are vegetarians.
Peaceable Kingdom's definition of vegan is found at: Peaceable Journey: Food & Daily Life: Vegan 


  1. I love your new background image. Perfect for your ministry!

    By these definitions I am an ovo-lacto vegetarian. But I bet if I told people that they'd have no idea what I was talking about! It's easier to say "vegetarian", but I hate to use incorrect terms!

    1. Thanks. :)

      When I was an ovo-lacto veg, I would always say that but then would have to explain.