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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 (...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 human (...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 (...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       

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