Category: Articles

The Art of Listening by Marla Rose of Vegan Street

Thankfully, there are some exceptionally outstanding voices of reason leading the vegan movement, Marla Rose of Vegan Street is one of them. Thank you Marla for this important contribution to give our collective voice a grounded standard worthy of emulating. http://veganfeministagitator.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-art-of-listening-or-your-allies-are.html   The Art of Listening (Or Your Allies are More Important Than Your Ego)…   “The biggest communication problem […]

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Cowspiracy Spreading the Vegan Virus?

Here is an article that in spite of its rude headline (Vegan Virus?) had some encouraging words about the effectiveness of the documentary film, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret. We were compelled to make the following comment on a statement within the article: Article Highlight: “Committed carnivores admit to avoiding it in case it puts them off eating meat.” Response: FEAR […]

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The Politics of Extinction by Captain Paul Watson

This essay by Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ranks as one of the most compelling essays I’ve read on exactly what has been wrong with American and other national politics for quite some time. Frankly, we are running out of time as the rate of extinction has been 1000 times the natural rate- to the tune […]

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Your Plate vs. The Planet – The Center for Biological Diversity Surveyed Thier Membership on 4.13.2015

So excited to see an actual conservation advocacy group taking this issue seriously. They have followed the “meat industry” is the problem bandwagon in dipping their toe in the water to see how their membership is going to respond to getting real about what must be done on behalf of biodiversity. Although, we want to make it clear that, “meat” […]

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Take the NASA Million Dollar Family Challenge

Purpose of the “NASA Million Dollar Family Challenge”: A positive method of stimulating peaceful, innovative vegan solutions and ideas to current unjust and violent system infrastructure. Build bridges to our community by inviting people or policy makers to take the “NASA Million Dollar Family Challenge” when they ask thoughtful genuine questions or especially when they make thoughtless, arcane, barbaric, or […]

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“No Option” is Not an Option for Vegans

Originally published as two individual pieces as separate letters to the editor and later were combined into a single article for The Free Press here: http://freepress.org/article/%E2%80%9Cno-option%E2%80%9D-not-option-vegans If you have never heard of the word “vegan,” this is a definition: someone who has acknowledged the fact that animals are fully conscious individuals who desire freedom and as such, warrant the same […]

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Becoming the Ardent Vegan Advocate

I’ve been an ardent vegan advocate since 2000. I became vegan because I am an animal lover. I was born and raised to respect animals and had believed I was an animal lover my entire life; although regrettably, I did not become vegan until I was in my late 20’s. A series of events awakened my consciousness; Moby’s “Everything Is […]

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Treatise for a Vegan Shift

People often ask me: “Why are you a vegan? Is it for ethical or health reasons?” as if it is a binary issue. Statements like this exemplify there is tremendous opportunity to raise the level of consciousness about the true insidious and pervasive impacts of the single behavior of an animal-based diet/culture. To illustrate this dilemma, I would share with […]

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