My photo
Portland, OR, United States


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

Thursday, March 5, 2015

10 Ways Animals Help People with Dementia

As we know, just being around an animal can have a soothing, amazing effect.

Here are 10 ways animals help people with dementia:

1. Reduce anxiety
2. Reduce stress
3. Encourage communication
4. Improve mood
5. Lower blood pressure
6. Improve eating
7. Reduce aggression
8. Lower blood triglyceride levels
9. Increase activity levels
10. Provide an opportunity to play and be creative

The benefits of animals toward people who have dementia are so numerous and strong that everyone should consider taking their companion animal on their friendly visits, as long as it's safe for the animal and if the visitor likes animals.