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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, May 23, 2014

The Mystical Cat

There are very few cats left in India. Narikauravas, a group of wandering gypsies, eat them in south India—as they eat squirrels and other small animals. In the North, cats are killed and passed off as chicken. While many Indians keep dogs, very few keep cats.
Cats are a mystical animals with a long and colorful history as a companion for humans. 
There is an entire branch of prediction called Ailuromancy (from the Greek ailouros), which is divination using cats' movements to predict future events. Cats are supposed to be able to see the human aura or life force that is invisible to human eyes and predict ill health or even death. Kittens born in May are supposed to have special supernatural powers.
Here are some unusual historical superstitions and omens pertaining to cats from all over the world.

Cat Predictions
A cat sleeping with all its paws tucked under its body foretells of rain on the way.
If the cat is curled up on the ground with its forehead touching the ground it means stormy weather is coming.
A cat sneezing once is said to indicate rain; a cat sneezing three times indicates that the humans of the household will catch a cold.
A cat washing its face on your front doorstep foretells of a visit from a member of the priesthood.
Finding a white hair on a black cat brings good luck.
A cat placed into the empty cradle of a newlywed couple will lead to conception--providing that the cat doesn't jump right back out.
Cats coming into the house foretell of birth and fertility.
If a tortoiseshell cat features in your dreams, you will be lucky in love.
If a cat washes its face in front of a gathering of people, the first person that the cat looks at afterwards will be the first to marry.
If you willfully kill a cat, you will automatically forfeit your soul to the devil. Whoever kills a cat will never have good luck.
If a cat is following you it means money is coming your way.
Carrying a cat over a stream or other body of running water is bad luck.
If you see a one-eyed cat, spit on your thumb before pressing it into the middle of your opposite palm while making a wish. Your wish should come true.
If you rub a cat's fur backwards, you'll soon get into a fight.
If the cat washes behind her ear, a stranger will appear. If a cat washes it's ear three times, you can expect a visitor from the direction that it's looking. 
If a cat is grooming itself and puts its paw around its right ear, it means a gentleman is coming; left ear, a lady is coming to visit.
If a man dreams of a cat and the cat scratches him, his sweetheart will be a spiteful termagant. If a woman dreams the same, she has a rival.
A cat following you means money is coming your way.
If you chase away a cat from your house, bad luck is sure to befall you.
If a cat sneezes the day before a wedding, the marriage will be happy.

Other Animals Observed for Predictions
Human beings are so anxious to know the future that they will use anything for prophecy. 
Alectryomancy means divination by means of a cock, encircled by grains of corn placed on the letters of the alphabet which are then put together in the order in which the grains were eaten .This was done by the Greeks. 
Hippomancy, which means prediction based on a horse's pace or neighing, was practiced by the Celts, who had a horse goddess named Epona. 
Myomancy is predicting events through the movements of rats--a practice in Egypt and Assyria. 
And finally, Orniscopy is telling the future through the movement and formation of birds in flight and was started by the Greeks who believed that birds were instruments of gods sent specially for this purpose.

(source: eKantipur.com)

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