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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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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.

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