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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

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Three Cruelty-Free Soaps

Sonoma Soaps Bar Soap- First Crush

I just came back from grocery shopping and bought these 3 cruelty-free soaps.

Unfortunately, the companies that sell the vegan soaps are not vegan companies overall, so be careful, please read the ingredients before purchasing soaps from these companies to make sure it's 100% cruelty-free vegan like the ones above.

Friday, April 18, 2014

"Skinny Bitch" Vegan Chicklit Novels

This is one of the very few vegan novel for adults that I know about. I just got it from my library. It's a chicklit book so it's an easy read.

Synopsis from Amazon:

How bad could a little butter be? Bad enough to get rising culinary star Clementine Cooper blackballed from every vegan kitchen in Los Angeles after a backstabbing coworker sabotages the biggest night of her career. Fortunately, any vegan chef worth her salt knows how to turn lemons into delicious, cruelty-free lemonade cupcakes. Clem launches the Skinny Bitch Cooking School with dreams of opening her own neighborhood café. So she’s livid when sexy millionaire Zach Jeffries puts a fork in her plans with his new steakhouse.

When Zach signs up for her cooking class, however, she’s astonished. He’s far from the simple meathead Clem imagined him to be. In fact, he’s a very good kisser. Clem thought she was open-minded, but as she confronts the challenges of budding entrepreneurship, old rivals, ex-boyfriends, and two tempting suitors—a charming British vegan chef and a traitorously attractive carnivore—Clem wonders if she can ever say “I love you” to a man who hates tofu.

320 pages. Published: June 4, 2013

I just found out now, the author has recently written a second follow-up to that book called...

It comes out in May.

Synopsis from Amazon:

For the second time in just a few short months, Clementine Cooper’s professional reputation hinges on one restaurant review. Clementine’s No Crap Café is poised to score the Holy Grail of publicity—a mention in the New York Times Sunday travel section—if Clem’s veggietastic lasagna can bowl over the food critic.

Clem has no time for distractions. Or surprises. But when her meat-eating millionaire boyfriend Zach Jeffries shocks her with a sweet and romantic marriage proposal, of course she says yes! Now she has to plan the most important menu of her life while fending off her domineering future mother-in-law’s extravagant plans for the wedding.

As if there wasn’t enough on her plate, Clem decides to open a second restaurant on her parents’ farm—Clem’s No Crap Outpost— against Zach’s advice. Just when she needs his support the most, Zach grows distant. The only person who really seems to understand is Clem’s friend and biggest competition, the cute vegan chef Alexander Orr. Putting out fires in the kitchen is easy—but in her relationship? Suddenly, her time with Alexander feels . . . hotter . . . than usual, and Clem starts to wonder if the charming carnivore she’s engaged to is really the man she should spend her life with.

320 pages. Published May 6, 2014

Looks to be two cool light summer reads!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

In Defense of Insects

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A bush cockroach (Ellipsidion australe)

Here are two awesome articles on sticking up for all animals--including insects. Insects are not only living sentient beings, but they also help the environment.

On Defending Cockroaches

Also, check out the other link inside that article, called:

The Insects Among Us

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Social Justice Cards

I just ordered my brand new cards for my vegan ministry! It should arrive within 8 days from Vistaprint.

As you can see, I was able to put a lot on it! I didn't just want to have my name, email and web address; I wanted to describe in detail what my ministry is all about before anyone would contact me.

The picture was the best I could find on their site to illustrate what my ministry is all about--Veganism equaling love for all, symbolized by doves which represents peace.

I can't wait for my cards to arrive!