Posted by: veganearthlove | November 4, 2010

David Suzuki

Perhaps you have heard this name before, perhaps not.

The most important thing I can say about David Suzuki, is not that he has succeeded in so many ways to help this Earth and it’s many environments, but that he has also helped HUMANS in so many ways.

Because what we have done to hurt this Earth, we have also done to hurt ourselves.

Did you know? That we all have traces of pesticides inside our bodies?

“…the discovery that pesticide residues were present in all creatures of the Earth, from penquins in Antartica to the milk of nursing mothers in the USA…The electron capture detector has continues to reveal minute but significant quantities of other toxic chemicals in places where they ought not to be.”

(from the Preface of James Lovelock’s book, Gaia:A new look at life on Earth)

Toxins in your cosmetic products – from the David Suzuki website.

I encourage to take a look through David Suzuki’s website

As well as see this movie by Mr. Suzuki: Force of Nature clips and information on http://www.nfb.ca

Educate yourself everyday.

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Posted by: veganearthlove | October 26, 2010

Inside Factory Farming

DO YOU KNOW WHERE MEAT, EGGS & MILK COME FROM?

From inside cramped cages and from sick, dieing animals.

1. A quick start

A quick but important read for anyone just starting to uncover the truths about factory farming.. (which means its great for beginners or people who don’t want to read as much, so pass it on!)

This article touches on:

  • egg production
  • bacon production
  • the sentient nature of all animals

To read the article: WSPA Inside Factory Farms

2. More information

Another brief article, with links for more information from the WSPA website. (Please note that I am viewing thiswith my location set in Canada, at the top of the screen you may switch your location)

This article touches on:

  • chickens
  • cows
  • pigs
  • foie gras (male duck liver) (females liver are too difficult to harvest due to being wrapped in veins)

To watch an important short undercover video: Inside the HORRORS of the Foie Gras Industry

This video shows the horrors seen in factory farms, including workers who choose to take ducks and murder them by violent means.. just because they WANT to kill them violently… Yea, I know.. it is insane.. BUT WHAT TYPE OF PEOPLE DID YOU THINK WORKED AT THESE MURDER FACTORIES? Nice, innocent people? Certainly, NOT! These people are, for lack of a better term, SEVERELY Psychologically “MESSED UP”.

“we were throwing away 1, 000 female ducks per week.. thrown into garbage cans..sometimes almost every duck would be alive [for days until died of starvation]”

“one of the workers killed them by bashing their heads on concrete posts”

To read the article: WSPA Farm Animal Welfare

Posted by: veganearthlove | October 24, 2010

What’s so Vegan about.. Facebook?

Well, essentially nothing is vegan about facebook as a whole..

BUT if you’re on said social networking site, come connect with other vegans:

Vegan Connect is a place for vegans (and non vegans) to share ideas, links, photos and more. As well as to connect with each other and make new friends and vegan allies.

Vegan Connect on facebook

🙂

Posted by: veganearthlove | October 24, 2010

Insight into Chemical Factory Farming

Wow, OMG,  that is disgusting, why don’t people WANT to WAKE UP and STOP EATING this crap.. (literally, your beef is fed with a lot of fecal matter) ?

Most of the people eating this meat have no idea what it happening, even the people who know are still sometimes eating this meat.. it is madness, which is why I like that it is called Mad Cow disease.

Factory Farming:
Your meat sometimes comes from cannibals and I’m not sure if that is the worse part (other than animals being slaughtered at all that is)…

“When a cow is slaughtered, the intestines and contents, the head, hooves, and horn, as well as bones and blood are used. These are dumped into giant grinders at rendering plants, as are the entire bodies of cows and other farm animals know…n to be diseased. Rendering is a 2.4 billion dollar a year industry, processing 40 billion pounds of dead animals a year”(Lyman, 1998, p. 11-12) 

Another staple of the renderer’s diet, in addition to farm animals, is euthanized pets—the 6 or 7 million dogs and cats that are killed in animal shelters every year” (Lyman, 1998, p. 12)

Added to the blend are the euthanized catch of animal control agencies, and road kill” (Lyman, 1998, p. 12)

“When this gruesome mix is ground and steam-cooked…the heavier protein material is dried and pulverized into a brown powder—about a quarter of which consists of fecal matter. This powder is used as an additive to almost all livestock feed….I used to feed tons of the stuff to my own livestock….They are no longer eating solid parts of other cattle. They still munch, however, on ground up dead horses, dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, turkeys, as well as blood and fecal matter of their own species and chickens. About 75% of the 90 million beef cattle in America are routinely given feed that has been “enriched” with rendered animal parts. The use of animal excrement and feed is common as well, as livestock operators have found it to be an efficient way of disposing of a portion of the 1.6 million tons of livestock waste generated annually by their industry. In Arkansas, for example, the average farm feeds over 50 tons of chicken litter to cattle every year. One Arkansas cattle farmer was quoted in U.S. News & World Report as having recently purchased 745 tons of litter collected from the floors of local chicken-raising operations. After mixing it with small amounts of soybean and bran, he then feeds it to his 800 head of cattle, making them, in his words, “fat as butterballs.” He explained, “If I didn’t have chicken litter, I’d have to sell half my herd. Other feeds are too expensive.” If you are a meat-eater, understand that this is the food of your food” (Lyman, 1998, p. 12)

THIS IS MERELY A TASTE OF YOUR MEAT, To read the facts: Visit the Factoid page on MadCowboy.com

And remember to pass it on to your friends and family: MadCowboy.com

Posted by: veganearthlove | October 10, 2010

Don’t forget your daily dose..

Being a Vegan is more than just not eating animals.

As a vegan you have the chance to do so much for the animals and the Earth.
Here are a few ways to get your daily dose of activism in with each day:

1 – why not try posting up some links on your blog or social networking site to reach out, it’s quick and easy

(most of the time a google search or a youtube search can come up with some interesting results, just pick a topic that you want to know more on and share!)

2 – researching is key! try to read something new about a vegan cause everyday so that you are more informed and can better inform others, because knowledge is power!

(try some of the links that I have listed on this blog – a lot of organisations also have information on their websites, usually on a facts page)

3 – pass on the facts – instead of telling other people where to go and making them angry (right away), always try handing out some literature about your cause to some open minded and even close minded people.. you never know what a good pamphlet could do..

But if that doesn’t work, harsher tactics may be used. I am in no way suggesting that you use violence.

4 – getting vegan outreach materials is EASY and free (click here). Make sure to use your materials in the most effective ways you can think of.

-so don’t just waste your stickers on clothing you may be wearing (1 time use), instead try putting them on your binders (if people see your binder-good for university)
-instead of handing them out to people, put them on “things” that are “visible to the public” (I am in no way suggesting that you vandalize public property). Try putting them on your car or your door.

🙂

Posted by: veganearthlove | September 26, 2010

Vegan Recipes

Check out the new recipes page here.

It’s under the Vegan Life tab.

Have fun cooking and enjoy some fresh, healthy vegan meals!

Posted by: veganearthlove | September 13, 2010

WELCOME FREEDOM FIGHTERS!

Meat = Dead Animals

Meat = Dead Animals

Welcome to the first step in a long battle to end meat eating worldwide! Thank you for finding veganearthlove.

This is just one blog, there are many of us.

We are out there. We are growing.

WE ARE VEGAN!

www.CALMaction.org

Posted by: veganearthlove | September 10, 2010

Why Love?

Because love is the best thing in this universe.

Compassion is what builds us, it strengthens us. We need love and compassion to become persons. Without love and compassion we are hollow, we are only bodies.

I see everyday animals without love (humans and non-humans alike) and I see those who are shown compassion and given love out of another’s heart.

Those who never get to feel any love or those who are severely lacking that exposure to compassion from another.. they do not become persons, they cannot realise their full potential. They are just animals, maybe they feel alone but maybe they just feel alive.

I see those who are shown love and kindess and acceptance and I see inside of them individual personalities and emotions and thoughts. I see in them the ability to harness that given love and create love for others. My cats, whom I love as if they were my own biological offspring, get to feel my love everyday and it shows. They each show me love in return as well and they have personalities. And they seek love.

You see, it is with love that we grow into beings, persons, personalities. It is through compassion, kindness and thoughtfulness that all animals flourish.

It is through love that we become happy and also unhappy. But without love and it’s parts we are simply here.

 

We need love to be all that we can be; all that we were meant to be.

Posted by: veganearthlove | September 10, 2010

Why Earth?

Because the earth is our home and it takes care of us, and we need to take care of it too.

 

 

(More environmental links and information to come.. sorry but a website takes time to build – I encourage you to start your own research today!)

Posted by: veganearthlove | September 10, 2010

Why Vegan?

Because being vegan means living in reality.
Inform yourself!
Meat is not healthy for you – Vegan ”faux meat” is healtier
Eating meat starves the world
Animals are not here for our consumption

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