One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them.
—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
One of the simplest lifestyle changes that we all can make and could have one of the biggest impacts on reversing species, habitat, ice and atmospheric loss is to adopt a plant-based diet and healthy vegan lifestyle.
Farm To Fridge
Narrated by Academy Award-nominee James Cromwell, this 12-minute, powerful film takes viewers on an eye-opening exploration behind the closed doors of the nation's largest industrial poultry, pig, dairy and fish farms, hatcheries, and slaughter plants — revealing the often-unseen journey that animals make from Farm to Fridge.
Devastating anti-factory farming/Vegan
companion film for an iPhone game
The tides are turning….
A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the "Universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.
See our "Why Vegan?
" pages for more quotes from great thinkers through the ages.
America's meat addiction is slaughtering the planet
, Salon, 12/ 2013.
The Horse Meat Scandals Reveal We Are More Psychologically Screwed Up Than We Realised About Eating Animals
Everyone's getting upset because horses are turning up in our dinners rather than cows. But is it possible that this 'scandal' is revealing more about our relationships with animals and conflicts in our inner psyches, than the nutritional content of our meals?
We develop relationships with certain animals, such as horses, dogs and cats, so we assume they have 'minds'. But other animals, such as cows, are not kept as pets or companions, and therefore we decide they are 'mindless', in comparison to horses.
No surprises here. Everyone seems to be talking about it.
U.S. Vegan Population Doubles in Only Two Years
Compassion has just taken a giant leap forward
European Union to Ban All Animal Testing for Cosmetics
Harvard Declares Dairy NOT Part of Healthy Diet
The Harvard experts also referred to the high levels of saturated fat in most dairy products and suggested that collards, bok choy, fortified soy milk, and baked beans are safer choices than dairy for obtaining calcium, as are high quality supplements. More…
RenoVegans™ Pot Luck
• Rigatoni with "meat" balls.
• Chick pea (garbanzo bean) salad with cilantro, broccoli and cabbage.
• Lentils and barley on a bed of zucchini squash and carrots.
• Twice baked sweet potatoes.
• Pear and parsnip herb sauté
• Kale salad with raw beats, carrots, cranberries and pine nuts.
Demonstration Against Animal Testing, Charles River Labs, Reno, 10.12.12
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