Monday, November 7, 2011

Veganacious posted these statements...

on November 1, 2010. They are excellent and well worth disseminating widely. I agree with everything written here...and that's so refreshing. Let's work toward making everyday World Vegan Day.

(the complete post is reproduced below)

World Vegan Day

We advocate peace, ahimsa, non-violence.

We believe that veganism is a philosophy, not a diet.

We believe in the interconnectedness of all living beings.

We believe in the right of sentient beings to be treated with respect, not be property, and be allowed to live their lives.

We believe that the domestication of animals has created misery and death for most domesticates. We believe we have a responsibility to domesticates as far as we are able to help them, since we created them.

We believe that the current use and abuse of animals is not only morally wrong but unsustainable; it must stop.

We believe that respect for all living beings will help heal the earth.

We believe in doing the least harm towards others.

We believe that treating all sentient beings with respect is the morally right thing to do.

We believe that veganism will help heal the individual person; feeding upon death and suffering is in no way healthy.

We believe that human animals must control their own population.

We believe that we must allow natural areas for animal habitat, where nonhuman animals may live unmolested by human intervention.

We believe in a vegan world, in its possibilities, in its potentials.

Please, join us. Please, go vegan!

3 comments:

Bea Elliott said...

Bravo! I could not add or change anything and that IS totally refreshing!

I firmly believe that if we manage to last a few centuries longer it will only be because we've reached these criteria to do so... Respect for all living beings will not only help heal the earth --- It is the only thing that will save it!

Happy every-day Vegan Day to us all! ;)

Nicola said...

Hear hear! (Both Veganelder and Bea)

x

veganelder said...

Thank you Bea and Nicola.

Bea: It is the only thing, yes yes!

Nicola: Yes yes!