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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."

Healthy Body, Mind & Spirit Maneki Neko Cat

Healthy Body, Mind & Spirit Maneki Neko Cat

Love & Peace Maneki Neko Cat

Love & Peace Maneki Neko Cat

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Gathering in Community - Joining the Circle

I attended an October 24th meet at my church called, Gathering in the Community - Joining the Circle. It's about seeking a smaller group within the large church congregation community with whom to make connections and for spiritual development.

Before the gathering, we were emailed notes to prepare for the meeting. One such notice was to bring a small item representing who we are.

Above, is what I brought. I've been collecting bookmarks since the 1970's, now having about 275 bookmarks from all over the world. But sometimes I make them, like the one above. Bookmarks is a special collection of mine and the longest collection of 3 things I collect.

Also, I decided to mention what pretty much sums up who I am as a person, what I most talk about and what I most study/read about. To know that I'm a pagan and a vegan is to already know a lot about me. So I was very proud to show this bookmark off. I had just made it the night before the gathering!

Also, I met a fellow vegan there! Out of about 12 of us, there are 2 vegans so far.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Vegan Halloween Treats and Party!

Instead of doing my own homework in creating an awesome Vegan Halloween list for everyone, I have decided to leave it to the experts--meaning finding the best links for your Vegan Halloween. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Yellow Moc Croc Double Zip Around Wallet Vegan Friendly

The title of this blogpost is the official name of this gorgeous vegan wallet I got from Amazon. It's nice and big--like having two wallets in one!

The color, design and texture is brilliant; it looks very expensive like a designer wallet (it's originally sold by Fourever Funky). I used to keep my wallet inside my bag when taking things out of it; now I'll be pulling out my wallet to show it off. And best of all it's cruelty-free! Win-win for all!

It's designed to look like mock crocodile skin {rolling eyes}, but I didn't get it because it's supposed to look like faux animal skin; I got it because it's so pretty, huge (I NEED a large wallet with all the stuff I put in it) and is the best looking vegan wallet Amazon had to offer in my opinion.

It's the coolest wallet I have ever had. Vegan accessories are so stylish!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pro-Life (like Pro-Animal) is Being Liberal

For many years, I have considered myself an Independent, politically speaking. But there are times when doing my market research work where that answer isn't quite good enough so they ask, well, which side do I lean toward--Conservative or Liberal? And I still could not answer.

The main reason why I have not made up my mind is because of two huge issues that are most important to me in this world: The life of an animal and the life of an unborn human.

Politically (and unfortunately), these two issues commonly fall this way: If one is a vegan/animal rights person then they are liberal. If one is pro-life then they are conservative. Hence my dilemma. But after really thinking about it, I have decided that they are both on the same side. They both are about fighting for the lives of living beings. So now, which side are they both on? The conservative side or the liberal side?

I believe they are both on the liberal side, as liberals are more likely (generally speaking, as a whole) accepting of anyone and everyone, regardless of who they are, than conservatives; so this makes sense to include as liberal thinking: animal rights and human rights--including the unborn rights. It makes sense to me that it would be liberal to be pro-life.

I believe every innocent being has the right to live, survive, thrive, be free and given a chance to pursue their own happiness, regardless of age, nationality, race, creed, ethnicity, species, born and unborn.

Next time this question comes up to me, I'll say I'm Independent, but I lean more toward being liberal.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

My (Cruelty-Free) 3rd Susan Nichole Bag!

My 3rd Susan Nichole vegan handbag just arrived today; fast delivery--as usual. It's so smooth and soft. Awesome quality! I loves it!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Cruelty-Free Wraps at Hospital

So today, I went to have a TB test prior to volunteer working in the healthcare field. After I got the test at my local hospital, I went to one of the hospital's cafes and found these two vegan wraps there (click on photo for larger view)! They also had two other vegan wraps, but they were just vegetable wraps with hummus on the side.

The Tex Mex taste better; I don't like black olives, which the Famous Sicilian wrap has in it. But both are delicious.

Very nice to see some great vegan food options for staff at the hospital.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

October 4th is World Animal Day

World Animal Day is tomorrow, but it dates back to October 4, 1931 when, at a convention in Florence, a group of ecologists sought to raise awareness for endangered and rare animal species. On this day, animal life, in all its forms is celebrated, and special events are planned in locations all over the globe. These 24 hours are the chance to give back and celebrate animal life in an especially special way (as every day is "world animal day") in all its shapes and sizes, from mice to elephants, and recognize the positive influence they have on our lives. Over the years, World Animal Day has evolved into a day to honor all animal life and appreciate the love and companionship of our companion animals.
October 4th was chosen as World Animal Day as it is the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animalsWorld Animal Day, however, has now gone beyond being the celebration of a Christian saint and is today observed by animal-lovers of all beliefs, nationalities and backgrounds. Animal blessings are held in churches, synagogues, and by independent animal chaplains in parks and fields. Animal recue shelters hold fundraising events and open days, wildlife groups organize information displays, schools undertake animal-related project work like organizing trips to shelters and farms. Individuals and groups of friends or co-workers donate to animal charities or pledge to sponsor a shelter animal. People donate food/money to cat and dog shelters or adopt an animal. You could even organize an animal related quiz night to raise money for animal charities.
World Animal Day is celebrated in different ways in every country, with no regard to nationality, religion, faith, or political ideology.