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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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Love & Peace Maneki Neko Cat

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Documentary: A Will for the Woods

What if our "last act" could be a gift to the planet--a force for regeneration? 

Musician, folk dancer, and psychiatrist Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial, determined that his final resting place will benefit the earth.

For more information:

A Will for the Woods

I have also added "natural, green burial" websites/information to my Links List below for those who are interested in planning a green burial for themselves and/or their loved ones. You can find the links in the list where I mention in parenthesis the burial sites are for people.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Cruelty-Free Women Polka Dot Newsboy Hats w/ Metallic Accents & Bow!

I purchased these 3 cool and very feminine hats from Amazon! It arrived quickly and best of all, they are cruelty-free! I'll wear them especially when I go to church.

  • 60% Cotton, 40% Polyester
  • Best Fit From 21 1/2"-22 1/2" Head Circumference (Hat Size 6 7/8 - 7 1/8)
  • 3" x 2 1/4" Bow on the Left Side of the Hat
  • 2" Wide Visor

Saturday, March 15, 2014

First Aid for ALL

First Aid for People

This is the AHA's official First Aid class book, which teaches you thoroughly on how to treat all kinds of injuries. Nice book to have around for emergencies regardless of whether you are a student or not. Easy to understand with lots of photos.

First Aid for Companion Animals

This book, in my opinion, is the best book on the market for giving first aid to dogs and cats. It covers everything you need to know, even serious injuries like gun shot wounds. It shows you how to give CPR to any size animal. Easy to understand with photos. No home with companion animals should be without this book.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Vegan Owned and Operated Hint Mints Inc.

I got Hint Mint's Pomegranate Acai in the mail yesterday. It taste very sweet and good, satisfying my sweet tooth, but it wouldn't do if one has regular bad breath; it's more of a breath freshener, or terrific as vegan candy. Although the name says "hint mint", I can't really taste the mint, but the taste of fruit definitely stands out.

If you love candy while freshening up your breath a bit, this one's for you!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Vegan/Animal Rights: A Failing Movement

I mentioned this briefly in my Tweets on Twitter but I want to elaborate my thoughts here.

Since listening to Steven Best's lecture, and dwelling on it regarding my own personal experience, I have now come to realize the world going vegan will most likely never, ever happen--not only in my lifetime-but never (unless God/dess force everyone to be vegan) because of the movement itself.

Steve Best gave his reasons why the Vegan/Animal Rights movement is failing--mainly due to the movement as a whole in not wanting to join forces with other social justice causes of various movements world-wide to make the planet a place of freedom and justice for all: People and Animals and thus the Environment. Please listen to Steve's lecture if you have not already. It is the most profound speech I have ever heard!

Here are my personal experiences and also reasons why the Vegan/Animal Rights movement is failing and will continue to do so:

The movement is full of egos--people wanting to be a celebrity in some way so chooses the Vegan/Animal Rights movement to do it in (mind you, people like these are in any kind of movement--not just animal rights--in wanting the spotlight to be some sort of celebrity). These people do not want to listen to others; they just want to do their own thing in hopes of being a famous vegan celebrity.

For instance:

I have contacted well-known animal rights people/groups in the movement like Our Hen House, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Erin Red: Red Radio, Go Vegan Radio and Gary Francione. I have mentioned thoughts of my own and thoughts of other animal activists to make progress in the Vegan/Animal Rights movement and they have not responded to me. These ideas (mine and others--like Steven Best and Gary Yourofsky) are well thought-out, intelligent and ideas no one in the movement has said, but yet there is silence with these people and groups that could help make a difference in the movement since they all have a fairly large following. But no response, be it for or against these ideas. They just have their own beliefs and do not care about what others are thinking. What respect I had for these people are now gone, as to me, they don't really care about animals; all they care about is becoming some famous celebrity vegan. Some of these people's/group's podcasts actually sound like entertainment shows!

How sad and pathetic, but as I said, these types of people are in all kinds of movements.

So why do I continue in the Vegan/Animal Rights movement, knowing it's a lost cause?

Because I care about freedom and justice for all beings and it is my own personal moral responsibility to continue to help others and the environment. I'm happy I will have a clear conscience when I pass on, knowing what I did for animals, people and planet was ethically and morally right and I was not in the movement to try to become a famous vegan celebrity.

My hope is that vegans/animal rights people in the movement will come to their senses and realize to truly save the world, we must not have huge self-centered egos and start listening to each other, learning from each other, and come together as a whole to make a peaceful, loving world.

All beings--people and animals--want a free and just life, so let's start making it happen--NOW.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

(Was) World's Oldest Vegan Regarding Veganism: "It's All There in the Bible"

Loreen Dinwiddie, passed away at age 109 in September 2012. She had been vegan since 1922. Ms. Dinwiddie lived in my town in Portland.

She credits her vegan diet, which she started in 1922 with her husband, for her longevity.
Loreen, a Seventh-Day Adventist, says she draws her diet from biblical teachings. She says: "It's all there in the Bible.”

If someone would have asked me who I would want to meet back then if I could meet anyone, I would have said, Loreen Dinwiddle.

Here she is--looking great at 108!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Vegan Mini Mall and Veggie Grill for My Birthday!

My birthday was on Sunday. I had a terrific time celebrating it!

On Saturday, I went to the Vegan Mini Mall, and bought these delicious goodies below from Food Fight! Grocery and Sweetpea Baking Co. The peanut butter square (which tastes exactly like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups) is what I got from Sweetpea, and the rest from Food Fight! 

It's always comforting knowing I don't have to pay much attention to ingredients when I shop at the Vegan Mall, since everything is cruelty-free.

On Sunday, I went to Veggie Grill, and had my usual, which is below. I should order more different entrees--I did once--but I love the vegan cheeseburger with fries, and carrot cake (and lemonade) too much to get something different. It's SO delicious!!

To end the day, although I canceled my TV service last year, I was still able to watch the Oscars live last night! I love watching the Academy Awards; it's my "Super Bowl".