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Veganism: A Truth Whose Time Has Come

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Butterflies Katz is a writer, author, chef, activist, poet, veganic gardener, vegan for 33 years. She's been a pioneer in vegan diets for dogs. Her essays and articles have been regularly published in magazines such as the Vegan Voice.

  • 100+ Vegan-Owned~Vegan Businesses Worldwide
    Divided by country, this special feature shines a spotlight on over 100 vegan-owned~vegan businesses, worldwide. Hopefully this post will inspire more vegan businesses to open thereby making vegan living more accessible to the public. A show of support for this sampling of vegan business owners. (Email: to be added (...more)
    15 Dec 2013 at 8:39pm       

  • A LETTER TO NONVEGANS - December 2013
    STOP it. Please. Stop believing that you have the right to demand the practice of horrifically exploiting other members of the animal kingdom, who are conscious and feeling. They share with us the capacity to suffer, sentience, pain receptors, a brain, a nervous system, faces with eyes, a desire to live. We should be able to empathize. And vegans have (...more)
    2 Dec 2013 at 8:39am       

  • Butterflies Katz Vegan Posters
    27 Nov 2013 at 4:34pm       

  • 55 FAVORITE Vegan Educational Posters
    27 Nov 2013 at 7:59am       

  • A Photo Collage: The Essence of Veganism
    In the name of art, I didn't give credit on each photo. Thank-you to the animal sanctuaries,  Leilani Farm Sanctuary, Gentle Barn, C-A-L-F, Woodstock, Brightside, and Farm Sanctuary, Gentle World (, Gina Mathews, and whoever else (let me know)  for taking a (...more)
    27 Oct 2013 at 3:15pm       

  • Plenty of Pictures Proving that Pigs are Pals - NOT Pork
    Photo Credit: C-A-L-F Photo credit: C-A-L-F Photo Credit: Farm Sanctuary Marjie V Bremner Photo Credit: C-A-L-F (...more)
    27 Oct 2013 at 11:47am       

  • A Message to NEW Vegans
    When I became vegan 35 (pre-internet) years ago, there was little information available and we didn't know if the vegan way of life would even be beneficial. We didn't know if vegans could remain healthy without eating any animal products. Thirty-five unwavering vegan years later - I hope to inspire you and let you know that we CAN live vegan, (...more)
    21 Oct 2013 at 8:39am       

  • 35 years vegan ~ Butterflies's 35th Veganniversary Celebration
    While scrolling through my Facebook feed one day....I came upon Gary Smith's post of a vegan wine and cheese event featuring The Vegan Vine wine. This impressive looking event inspired me to host one too. For my 35th Veganniversary, I organized a lovely public event, with Darbster (a vegan restaurant in Boca Raton, Florida; with a vegan-verified wine (...more)
    16 Oct 2013 at 4:38pm       

  • I don't believe in Equality or Animal Equality but in Equal RIGHTS
    I don't believe animals are equal. I don't love or have an affinity for animals equally. I don't believe humans are equal. But I do, very strongly, believe in EQUAL RIGHTS for anyone sentient, based on being sentient. Those who are feeling, aware and conscious, deserve as a birth-right, equal rights under the law and otherwise - not to be harmed by (...more)
    15 Oct 2013 at 10:51am       

  • Albums of photos/posters - for advocacy - On Facebook
    The very best in Vegan Educational Posters - Tons of them! There's NO "humane" or "happy" animal products: The Truth (...more)
    29 Sep 2013 at 7:03am       

  • Vegan lifestyle choices, a question from Survey of Vegans
    Survey Question: Which best describes how you live? (choose all that apply) Answer Choices                                       Responses I do not eat in non-vegan restaurants - 10.41% 705 I do eat in non-vegan restaurants (...more)
    21 Sep 2013 at 11:38am       

  • Are vegans mentors, advocates, or quiet - question from survey of vegans
    Survey Question: Which most describes you? (choose all that apply) Answer Choices                                      Responses I am a mentor or coach and help new vegans - 20.73% 1,426 I have a vegan website or blog - 15.84% (...more)
    21 Sep 2013 at 11:27am       

  • Which describes your employment situation best? Survey of Vegans
    From going through the comments, I see that many people who responded are confused as to what a vegan is. They seem to equate veganism with eating a plant-based diet. However, veganism is an ethical position of non-participation in animal exploitation, as far as practically possible. Therefore, if you work at a job that directly exploits animals - such (...more)
    21 Sep 2013 at 11:11am       

  • Survey of Vegans Question about raising children
    Answer Choices                                 Responses I am a child-free vegan and plan to stay that way - 38.69% 2,449 I may have children in the future - 32.94% 2,085 I have children, they are not vegan - 15.01% 950 I (...more)
    21 Sep 2013 at 5:58am       

  • Political views of vegans from a survey
    Question from survey of vegans, 2013 Political views.... Answer Choices                                          Responses I am generally liberal - 61.99% 3,872 I am generally conservative - 4.85% 303 I (...more)
    20 Sep 2013 at 10:28am       

  • This survey question shows who comprises the vegan community
    Question: Which of the following most accurately describes your situation? Answer Choices                      Responses I'm a basic person, but vegan - 47.33% 3,148 I live an alternative lifestyle - 14.09% 937 I am a professional (doctor, lawyer, professor, (...more)
    20 Sep 2013 at 10:15am       

  • Which best describes your point of view on companion animals? Survey of Vegans
    Questions: Which best describes your point of view on companion animals? Answer Choices                                                                       Responses (...more)
    19 Sep 2013 at 7:01am       

  • "Point of View" question from a Survey of Vegans
    Question from survey of vegans: Which of the following options describe your point of view (you may choose more than one)? Answer Choices                                               Responses I find being vegan easy - 61.45% (...more)
    19 Sep 2013 at 6:08am       

  • Vegan Views on Relationships from survey
    Question:  Which best describes your point of view on relationships? Answer Choices                              Responses I date non-vegans - 25.94% 1,676 I am vegan-sexual - 27.92% 1,804 I would have a relationship (...more)
    18 Sep 2013 at 8:29am       

  • Eating Habits - Comments from A Survey of Vegans
    Question: Which of the following describes your eating habits? Answer Choices                                                             Responses I eat a lot of raw food, green drinks/smoothies (...more)
    18 Sep 2013 at 8:14am       

  • Which best describes your nutritional viewpoint? Survey of Vegans
    Q:  Which best describes your nutritional viewpoint? A question from a Survey of Vegans  Answer Choices                                                               (...more)
    17 Sep 2013 at 3:42pm       

  • Are there other vegans in your area? Responses from a Survey of Vegans
    Q: Are there other vegans in your area?  Answer Choices                                                            Responses I live isolated from other vegans; only (...more)
    17 Sep 2013 at 3:30pm       

  • Which best describes your living situation? A Vegan Survey Question
    Question: Which best describes your living situation? Answer Choices                                     Responses I live with a non-vegan spouse or lover - 35.29% 2,420 I am a member of a vegan household - 15.05% (...more)
    16 Sep 2013 at 11:25am       

  • Which best describes your vegan epiphany? Comments from 'Survey of Vegans'
    From a 'Survey of Vegans' Question: Which best describes your vegan epiphany? Answer Choices                                                          Responses It took me steps (...more)
    16 Sep 2013 at 7:35am       

  • I was first inspired to become vegan.....(comments from survey of vegans)
    Q: I was first inspired to become vegan.....6,503 answered, 1,560 skipped, 1,829 clicked “other” and left a comment. Those will be analyzed and released at a later date. Answer Choices        Responses from a conversation with a person - 24.91%, 1,620 from seeing and educational video / (...more)
    16 Sep 2013 at 7:09am       

  • Survey of Vegans 2013, The Results
    Here are results to a "Survey of Vegans" that I conducted over a 2.5 month period on-line, mostly Facebook. Depending on the question, about 7,000 - 8,000 random vegans responded. The survey was posted in all groups who identify with being vegan, so was unbiased in that way. One thing making the survey biased is that those who are not (...more)
    13 Sep 2013 at 6:19am       

  • Vegan Dog Food Products - Europe, U.S., Australia, N.Z.
    Australia/New Zealand  (New Zealand distribtuor: Peter Woollett, House of T'ang - Phone (09) 421 0122) VeganPet (all products offered for cats/dogs are vegan) Main website: - They offer both dry kibble and moist food. Ingredients for dog food  All (...more)
    4 Sep 2013 at 11:15am       

  • Butterflies Katz interviewed on Vegan World Radio
    credit: Nonhuman Emancipation/Facebook I was interviewed by Bernadette Session and it aired August 20, 2013 on Vegan World Radio Just click the link and listen....and enjoy. (...more)
    21 Aug 2013 at 12:39pm       

  • Vegan Cleaning Products
    U.S.A. - based Sun and Earth - - made in the U.S. – a large line of household cleaners and laundry products, spot remover, that are non-toxic and environmentally-friendly, and all are vegan; no animal ingredients and no testing on animals. (...more)
    13 Aug 2013 at 11:00pm       

  • Incredible Interspecies Relationships
    “I think a lot of people find these cross-species relationships surprising because they don't appreciate the richness of the emotional lives of non-human animals, that non-human animals experience the same emotions we do.” Marc Bekoff, Professor Emeritus of University of Colorado, who was featured in a PBS episode “Animal Odd Couples” One of (...more)
    4 Aug 2013 at 11:31am       

  • 30 second lesson on HOW TO TREAT A PIG!
    Kids of all ages can learn to love pigs. Pigs are easy to love. They are friendly, come when you call them,  and love tummy rubs. All sentient animals, whether as  intelligent as pigs or humans - or not  - have the inherent  birth right to protection from bodily harm by humans -  since humans can live vegan and (...more)
    28 Jul 2013 at 10:14am       

  • Fascinating Facts about Animals
    “Let us remember that animals are not mere resources for human consumption.  They are splendid beings in their own right, who have evolved alongside us as  co-inheritors of all the beauty and abundance of life on this planet”  Marc Bekoff, Animals Matter: A Biologist Explains Why We Should Treat Animals with Compassion (...more)
    27 Jul 2013 at 11:07am       

  • 45 Vegan Advocacy Posters - Part 2
    14 Jul 2013 at 4:58pm       

  • 137 Vegan Advocacy Posters - Part 1
    14 Jul 2013 at 4:04pm       

  • 35 Reasons why I Was IN LOVE with A Dog
    My soul-mate and furry friend; Kisses  passed away late May, 2013,  leaving me feeling the depths of sadness.  Kisses lived 13.5 of her 14.5+ years - on a vegan diet.  1. Kisses's greetings alone were equal to 101 reasons – it was the most incredible greeting a person could ever wish (...more)
    11 Jun 2013 at 11:50pm       

  • 100+ "Right-On" VEGAN Advocacy POSTERS
    Read from top to bottom - these compelling, convincing,  Truthful messages will help you understand  all you need to know to live vegan, forever. (...more)
    10 Jun 2013 at 2:44pm       

  • WHY I LOVE VEGANS by Sun; Co-Founder of Gentle World
    I love vegans, first and foremost, for their heightened sense of justice and compassion, in choosing to avoid, as far as possible, products and businesses that exploit anyone's body, in any way, for any reason. Akin to abolitionists of human slavery who believe that it is morally wrong to force living, breathing (...more)
    7 Jun 2013 at 4:12pm       

  • A Special Feature; Worldwide Vegan Activism
    The vegan ethic is taking root all over the world.  with her dog friend, fed a vegan diet Buenos Aires, Argentina - Ana María Aboglio is a lawyer, specialized in Philosophy of Law and Ethics for animal rights. She has published several articles related to animal issues in (...more)
    24 May 2013 at 5:19pm       

  • Vegan Essentials: One Stop Online Vegan Shopping
    Vegan Essentials started out in 1997 as a mail-order printed catalog business, and moved from paper catalog to online, in early 2000. They have been the winner of Veg News Magazine's Veggie Award for "Best Online Store" for the past 7 years, and have won "Best Vegan Shoe Store" the year prior. Here, Ryan and Courtney; owners of Vegan (...more)
    15 May 2013 at 12:44pm       

  • Are Vegans Making History?
    VEGANS ARE MAKING HISTORY  by BEING ON THE RIGHT SIDE of a SOCIALLY-ACCEPTED WRONG. ~~~~~~~~~~~ White Rose Resistance to Hitler; center; Sophie Scholl ~ 1932 During the German Nazi regime - would you have been one of the honest and brave people like Sophie Scholl or the other members of the White Rose resistance (...more)
    16 Apr 2013 at 12:29pm       

    Respect Other Animals What 'sanity' looks like. Pigs are friends. (...more)
    4 Apr 2013 at 5:42pm       

  • A Compilation of Long-Term Vegans; Our Powerful Message
    Joined together in this compilation, are people who have been living vegan for decades, which is a powerful statement proving that humans CAN live vegan. My short questionnaire was  responded to by an assortment of: prominent activists in the movement, the youngest Alpine Ski Racer in Olympic history at the age of 14, a medical doctor, PhD's, a (...more)
    3 Mar 2013 at 4:56pm       

  • 100 Vegan-Eating Dogs; An encyclopedia of Vegan Dog Nutrition
    Dogs are evolving along with their vegan human caregivers. Being metabolically omnivores; they too can eat a vegan diet and live as long, or longer, than their animal-consuming counterparts. This directory is not only proof of that, but is a wealth of information, recipes, and links to guide you to feeding your rescued dogs a diet that is (...more)
    22 Jan 2013 at 4:38pm       

  • Plant-Powered Professionals; Vegan doctors, R.D.'s, vets, nutritionists
    Plant-Powered Professionals is a compilation of vegan (or those who advocate a 100% plant-based diet) medical doctors, registered dietitians, certified nutritionists, doctors of veterinary medicine, etc. Those who don't live vegan, but advocate for a 100% plant-based diet for health reasons, are indicated as such. Eating a plant-powered diet (...more)
    29 Dec 2012 at 12:27pm       

  • Vegans; Since Birth
    Anne and Clint petting a pig; both mother and son are vegan since birth Anne Dinshah - Age 42 - New York - - It was the truthful and eloquent writing of Anne's father; Jay Dinshah, that inspired me to become vegan, 34 years ago. Anne, a lifelong vegan tells us of her latest project: "My book: Dating Vegans: Recipes for (...more)
    2 Dec 2012 at 9:39am       

  • The biggest misconception that nonvegans maintain.....
    One of many campaign posters from Evolve Campaigns The following question was posed on Facebook: The biggest misconception that non-vegans maintain is that (fill in the blank) __________________________________. Jenn V Keller-Lowe - The biggest misconception that nonvegans maintain is that we are "extreme" because (...more)
    26 Nov 2012 at 12:35pm       

  • 2012 Interview with Butterflies
    Chick it out here: This woman contacted me when I was in South Florida and hosting a free-to-the public vegan event. (...more)
    24 Nov 2012 at 10:02am       

  • It's Easy to be Vegan Video
    This video footage is from a free public event: IT'S EASY TO BE VEGAN that was held on September 8, 2012 at Northwest Regional Library in Coral Springs Florida. It was sponsored by Gentle World and 30 South Florida volunteers came together to make it happen. This was some "in the moment" footage taken by a volunteer videographer: (...more)
    31 Oct 2012 at 10:55am       

  • My Top 10 MOST POPULAR posts
    A response to 60 comments  vegans hear from nonvegans 140 Vegan (...more)
    25 Oct 2012 at 10:36pm       

    An inter-species LOVE puddle with a piggie pillow. "SISTERS - female to female" photo credit JoAnne McArthur  Love and Pleasure is felt by sentient animals of all species (...more)
    22 Oct 2012 at 8:42pm       

  • 140 Vegan Businesses Around the World
    I was happy to learn that there are many vegan businesses taking root worldwide; so many more than the ones interviewed and highlighted here. Hopefully, reading through the educational words from these business owners, you will support them -and- start a vegan business of your own. We hope this variety of shops, restaurants, vegan public relations firms, (...more)
    14 Oct 2012 at 2:14pm       

  • Photos from It's Easy to be Vegan FREE public Event
    All the photos (80) were uploaded to my facebook page, here: (...more)
    22 Sep 2012 at 1:53pm       

  • A Letter to Whole Foods by Keith Berger - share it!
    A letter written to Whole Foods in response to this ad:  To Whom It May Concern: When I went vegan in 2004, I was at a loss as to where I might find quality vegan options in my area.  A friend said, "You can't go wrong at Whole Foods!" and I began shopping at your stores.  I have been a loyal (...more)
    13 Sep 2012 at 6:16pm       

  • Speech given at FREE-to-the public vegan educational event
    Butterflies's speech at It's Easy to be Vegan event  Hi everyone and thanks for coming. I learned about veganism from the writing of Jay Dinshah; the man who brought the philosophy over from the U.K. and started the American Vegan society. In 1944, in the U.K., a man named Donald Watson broke away from The Vegetarian (...more)
    8 Sep 2012 at 5:09am       

  • An Irrefutable Truth by Light; co-founder of Gentle World
    This is Light kissing Braveheart's nose; a free-living forest deer Before I became vegan, I felt that everything I knew could be refuted. My opinions could and would be challenged by anyone who knew better or whom I thought knew better.  In those years – all through college and law school, when I earned my tuition by working as a (...more)
    2 Sep 2012 at 6:17am       

  • It's important for all vegans to ___________ (fill in the blank).
    The following are responses from vegans on Facebook  Vera Cristofani - It's important for all vegans to promote veganism. Lorraine Haines - It's important for all vegans to reject and challenge slavery and exploitation. To speak for, and represent the victims of slavery and exploitation. To identify, (...more)
    28 Aug 2012 at 6:58am       

  • A vegan is____________________ (fill in the blank.)
    The following question was posted on Facebook and here are the responses: A vegan is_____________________________ (fill in the blank.) Karen Zupancic - A vegan is humane and ethical. Asheville VeganSociety - A vegan is Da shit!! Rainbow A-s Sparkles - A vegan is never invited to BBQ's. (...more)
    13 Aug 2012 at 11:07am       

  • English and Speciesism by Joan Dunayer
    Standard English usage perpetuates speciesism, which is the failure to accord nonhuman animals equal consideration and respect. Like racism or sexism, speciesism is a form of prejudice sustained in part by biased, misleading words. However, whereas racist slurs rightly elicit censure, people regularly use, and fail to notice, speciesist language. (...more)
    8 Aug 2012 at 10:34pm       

    7 Aug 2012 at 6:27am       

  • Vegan Views on Abortion, War, Gun Control, and Capital Punishment
    I wondered what vegans views were on war, capital punishment, abortion and gun control. Here are various vegans and their points of view on these issues.  Katia Luto - I am opposed to the death penalty, and thankful to live in a country where it is not practised. I am also opposed to the availability of weapons, (...more)
    28 Jul 2012 at 7:06am       

  • What's in a Word? by Edward Immel
    The common usage of the word ‘vegan' has begun to shift in the last decade, largely under the influence of celebrities and the news media. Instead of a philosophy and way of life that seeks to avoid the exploitation of nonhuman animals, veganism is viewed by many as a fad diet now - and often as one that allows the occasional consumption (...more)
    24 Jul 2012 at 2:06pm       

  • ABC's of Veganism
    Abolish Animal Abuse      Boycott Barbaric Bondage and Bloodshed Cruelty-free campaigning. Caring Crusade. Compassionate Consumer Choices Don't Defend Dissection, Declawing, Debeaking, Dehorning, Dog-breeding, Deerskin, or Dairy. Epiphany Embracing Empathy. Ending (...more)
    21 Jul 2012 at 4:43pm       

  • Vegans telling vegans to eat small amounts of animal products when dining out
    I posted the following statement on Facebook. I was very happy that the most vegans did NOT agree with Kathy Freston, Vegan Outreach or PETA's thoughts on advocacy, but a few did. Check the end of this post for proof that Vegan Outreach, PETA, and Kathy Freston have advised vegans to purchase products with small amounts of non-vegan ingredients. The (...more)
    16 Jul 2012 at 4:07pm       

  • Realistically, do you think we can create a vegan world or humanity?
    I asked this question on Facebook. The responses were split, some yes, some no, some 'I hope so'. The following went into a bit of depth with their responses. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Monika - YES. It is inevitable. Vegans are the fastest growing group in the world. We change people everyday (...more)
    14 Jul 2012 at 10:19pm       

  • 40 Vegan Foods & Why Vegans (and non-vegans) Should Eat Them
    Apples – Apples are very high in pectin, a soluble fiber. Because it is a gel-forming fiber, pectin can lower cholesterol levels as well as improve the intestinal muscle's ability to push waste through the gastrointestinal tract. Avocado – Avocados have 35% more potassium than bananas. They are rich (...more)
    22 Jun 2012 at 6:01pm       

  • New Awesome Vegan Starter Kit
    Here's the link. (...more)
    20 Jun 2012 at 8:46pm       

  • Fact: There's No Health Guarantees with being Vegan
    I have seen so many “vegan advocates” misinform the public as to what vegans are and why to become vegan. I recently read a well-known vegan advocate trying to get a family member to become vegan based on “not getting osteoporosis”. You might be able to advocate for this family member to give up animal protein and dairy in an attempt to avoid (...more)
    20 Jun 2012 at 4:22pm       

  • 40 Vegan Foods: Their Scientifically-Proven Health Benefits, interesting facts, especially for vegans
    Apples – Apples are very high in pectin, a soluble fiber. Because it is a gel-forming fiber, pectin can lower cholesterol levels as well as improve the intestinal muscle's ability to push waste through the gastrointestinal tract. Avocado – Avocados have 35% more potassium than bananas. They are rich in B vitamins, (...more)
    16 Jun 2012 at 2:20pm       

  • Vegan Recipe Books
    Incredibly Delicious: Recipes for a New Paradigm - Gentle World The Cookbook For People Who Love Animals - Gentle World The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook - Jo Stepaniak Vegan Deli: Wholesome Ethnic Fast Food – Joanne Stepaniak Table for Two – Jo Stepaniak (...more)
    12 Jun 2012 at 3:39pm       

  • Recommended Reading List - Vegan and Animal Rights Theory
    The World Peace Diet - Will Tuttle Ph.D Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World - Jenna and Bob Torres The Pig Who Sang to the Moon (The Emotional Lives of Farm Animals) by Jeffrey Masson Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog - Gary Francione Animals as (...more)
    7 Jun 2012 at 6:26pm       

  • In just 1 or 2 words, describe "what is veganism?"
    Replies are from Facebook participants responding to this question:   In just 1 or 2 words, describe "what is veganism?" Ethical stance                                              Life           (...more)
    24 May 2012 at 5:16pm       

    I'm amazed to see how many people think that veganism is just a diet, and don't understand the philosophy behind it. Amazingly, now we have ''vegans'' who hunt or fish, ''vegans'' who eat or use honey, ''vegans'' who eat eggs and cheese/casein, ''vegans'' who eat fish and chicken every once in a while, and even ''dietary vegans''... This is very (...more)
    20 May 2012 at 6:19pm       

  • Miracle Foods for Vegans
    If you are one of those vegans who don't like your vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients coming from a bottle...these are some of nature's miracle foods for vegans. I wish I knew about them many years ago! There's a few more on the docket to try, including stinging nettles right out my door. DANDILION I (...more)
    16 May 2012 at 4:23pm       

  • Am I vegan? Clearly defining who is and is NOT vegan.
                  “I feel in my heart that animal exploitation is wrong and I love animals, but I don't check ingredients when I purchase food, clothing, cleaning products, toiletries, etc.” Am I vegan? If you are still demanding animal exploitation with your product purchases or funding (...more)
    6 May 2012 at 1:08pm       

  • A Recipe for a Long Healthy Life
    green smoothie with goji berries 10  C. Desire to stick around to witness the world's people adopting vegan living.   9  C. Healthy mindset that does not participate in the exploitation of other animals.   8  C. Non-processed, whole plant foods, balanced; with a great majority being raw fruit,   (...more)
    25 Apr 2012 at 11:35am       

    1.) Because you really don't want to fund the exploitation of animals; of a different face, that suffer; much like us. Because you're a decent, reasonable and fair person and you want to show basic respect to other aware animals, by not paying someone to use and kill them on your behalf. 2.) Because you want to extend and (...more)
    7 Apr 2012 at 1:02pm       

  • A Nutrient that might help vegans - DHA/EPA, Omega 3's and Vegans
    Based in the U.S., NuTru offers only vegan supplements. O-mega-Zen is a high potency microalgae DHA supplement, supplying 300 mg per capsule; now with EPA or in liquid form. Purchase from online vegan stores or at Wholefoods in western U.S. Believing that a vegan diet is not only adequate, (...more)
    5 Apr 2012 at 9:40pm       

  • A Chronicle of my Vegan Journey
    1969 – At 12 years of age I learned ‘meat' was a dead animal and stopped eating all animal flesh. I had to make my own food; my family ate animals. In 1978, at age 21, after reading a copy of Ahimsa Magazine (now The American Vegan; published by The American Vegan Society) and specifically reading co-founder; Jay Dinshah's convincing (...more)
    29 Mar 2012 at 7:51pm       

  • 33 Tips for Vegans from a 33 Year Vegan
    'Realize that every sentient human and nonhuman animal has the birth-right not to be harmed, assaulted, enslaved, and oppressed by humans. It is humans that don't honor the inherent rights of other animals. 'Be self-assured when discussing veganism with pre-vegans; you are on the side of Truth. 'When educating about veganism, (...more)
    11 Mar 2012 at 2:22pm       

  • Animal Experimentation; The Truth
    I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn't. ... The pain which it inflicts upon un-consenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further. - Mark Twain  I'm with Mark Twain…I believe that nothing (...more)
    2 Mar 2012 at 10:10pm       

  • A Young Vegan Boy's 10 Health Tips
    Soul; age 3 1/2 Vegan since conception, ‘Soul' (yes, that's his beautiful name!) is now 3 ½ years of age. He was never a small baby – just perfect! His cute little physique is something to behold. He's athletic and loves to run. He's only 3.5, yet I often find him an interesting conversationalist. He's quite refreshing, (...more)
    25 Feb 2012 at 11:39am       

  • A response to typical comments vegans hear from non-vegans.
    A response to 60 comments vegans hear from non-vegans  Humans need animal products for survival. You will die earlier. There are things in meat, which your body needs and you cannot get from any other kind of food. According to the world's largest (mainstream) organization of food and nutrition professionals, (...more)
    11 Feb 2012 at 10:36am       

  • Exploring the Truth of Vitamin B12 and Vegans
    Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) is a vitamin that plays an important role in the function of the brain and nervous system, the metabolism of cells, DNA regulation, and the creation of blood. The normal range in a standard blood test is 200-900 pg/mL (picograms per milliliter). Levels below 80 clearly represent B12 deficiency. A blood test (...more)
    22 Jan 2012 at 10:59am       

  • A Model of The Perfect Vegan
    Is there such a thing as a perfect vegan? I think it's technically impossible unless you live as a hermit outside of society. From antifreeze, lubricants, paints, emery boards, hydraulic break fluid, crayons, specialty plastics, buttons, plywood adhesive, pharmaceuticals, high grade steel, water filters, bandage strips that contain animal (...more)
    1 Jan 2012 at 11:55am       

  • Veganism is Rational
    Vegans, sadly for us, often hear remarks like ‘Yes I love animals; I love how they taste' or “you know plants are living things too' or ‘what about plant suffering?' or ‘under your new laws do we give rights to the mouse or chipmunk and prey animals?' or ‘fish are not sentient' and other irrational remarks, which inspired (...more)
    23 Dec 2011 at 2:08pm       

  • 1951 early (abolitionist) essay - Leslie Cross
    The following essay was published in 1951 in The Forum VEGANISM DEFINED by Leslie Cross;  one of the founding members of The Vegan Society Recently the Vegan Society adopted revised and extended rules which among other things clarify the goal towards which the movement aspires. The (...more)
    16 Dec 2011 at 2:27pm       

  • What do you wish EVERY VEGAN would wake up and realize?
    Katia Luto - I would like to see vegans dropping all racism and sexism. Seeing disgusting racist and sexist comments from vegans on Facebook has been my greatest disappointment since becoming vegan. I still respect vegans for simply being vegan. But, some still need to make the connections between ALL forms of oppression. Scott (...more)
    14 Dec 2011 at 2:41pm       

  • Making a Stand
    I made a stand to be vegan thirty-three years ago; a protest to the “the way it is”. Veganism defines civil disobedience. When becoming vegan, we make “a stand” to disobey the uncivilized behavior of humanity towards other animals. I made many “stands” along my vegan journey. When I say ‘making a stand', I mean to adopt and then remain (...more)
    12 Dec 2011 at 9:29am       

  • Excellent Vegan Speech - by Angel Flinn
    Angel Flinn and Poof; the magic rabbit! The vegan ideal embodies the highest of spiritual and ethical aspirations – non-violence, harmlessness, reverence for life, and the cultivation of compassion toward the innocent. It is cause for celebration that we are blessed with the ability to bring such noble qualities down to earth by simply eliminating from (...more)
    5 Dec 2011 at 10:20am       

  • Striking at the roots of patriarchy by Maya Shlayen
    December 6th marks the anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre in Montréal. On this day in 1989, a lone gunman – Marc Lépine – walked into the school and specifically targeted women for shooting. After killing 14 women and injuring 14 other people, he committed suicide. His suicide note blamed “feminists” for ruining his (...more)
    3 Dec 2011 at 10:17am       

  • Is Veganism a Choice?
    Whether ‘to have' or ‘not to have' a baby is a choice. Dragging a newborn baby calf from his/her mother soon after birth so you can steal the calf's life sustaining milk – is not a choice; it's a crime – and most of humanity is complicit and then call their crimes “a choice”. Why choose to bring a baby into (...more)
    14 Nov 2011 at 2:48pm       

  • Is it 'unnatural' to feed dogs a vegan diet?
    Beautiful; she was fed a vegan diet most of her life Some say that feeding dogs a plant-based diet is unnatural; that an animal-based diet is their natural diet. We have experimented for three decades, and have been successful in caring for canines and feeding them totally vegan. So now it is proven by us (and many others) that dogs (...more)
    12 Nov 2011 at 10:18am       

  • I'M VEGAN AND........fill in the blank.
    In honor of World Vegan Day 2011, I posted this fill in the blank question on Facebook. Here are a plethora of vegan testimonials, pleas, and statements in response.  Jessica Barnett - I'm vegan and I've never felt better! Leah McKelvie - I'm vegan and antispeciesist. Toran Tanner - I'm (...more)
    5 Nov 2011 at 3:51pm       

  • How has being vegan affected your mental health?
    Once again, we see that vegans come in a variety of perspectives and "takes on life" including the subject of 'veganism relating to mental health'. Here we have a diverse range of responses to the question 'How has being vegan affected your mental health?' Nicola - "Literally NEVER been happier." Annette - "It has made me (...more)
    29 Oct 2011 at 12:07pm       

  • I Believe.....
    I believe in Ahimsa and that we have no right to harm other animals. I believe in abolitionism and that we have no right to use and enslave any animal; human or nonhuman. I believe in nonspeciesism and that we have no right to unfair and irrelevant prejudice towards a victim based on species membership. I believe in 'Reverence (...more)
    20 Oct 2011 at 3:28pm       

  • Dr. Doolittle - If I Could Talk To The Animals Lyrics
    If we could talk to the animals, just imagine it ...                                                      chatting to a chimp in chimpanzee  Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting to a cheetah What (...more)
    7 Oct 2011 at 7:28am       

    They do have feelings, too! All animals, all species Become vegan to show basic respectfor other animals. It's a matter of justice.It's a moral imperative.It's for everybody. It's humanity's next evolution - towardsa more civilized way of living, andthe (...more)
    4 Oct 2011 at 9:18pm       

  • Interview with a Vegan
    1 Oct 2011 at 8:30am       

    What initially inspired you to become vegan? Valerie St. Denis - I looked into Daisy's eyes (my dog) and realized the meat on my plate might as well have been her. I looked into Jame's eyes (my cat) and realized my cleaning products could have been squirt into his eyes. I looked into Buck's eyes (my other cat) and realized (...more)
    22 Sep 2011 at 9:01am       

  • Fantastic Radio Interview with 34 year vegan
    Listen to internet radio with thevegsource on Blog Talk Radio (...more)
    19 Sep 2011 at 12:48pm       

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