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The Food You Eat

Hunting is No Sport

Sport hunting is a disgrace, and calling it sport is ridiculous. Animals killed for the prize of an animal trophy, usually the skin or mounted head of the animal, or the thrill of the kill, shows the pitiful cowardice and depth of ignorance some humans have fallen to. Sneaking up on unsuspecting animals with high powered weapons is gutless. That it can be done legally in a few places, such as game reserves, and at certain times of the year, shows irresponsibility on the part of governments and the sorry state of our elected officials. Illegal hunting grows out of the ridiculous allowance of legal hunting, and sanctioning some hunting as legal only encourages this. Hunting is cruel and unnecessary, just one of thousands of cruel and unnecessary practices perpetrated on animals in our society. An all out war on animals on this planet has been underway for a long, long time, and shows a selfishness that is not coherent with unity, love, or harmony. An advanced society would ban hunting, …

White Bean and Escarole Soup

International Polar Bear Day

Today is International Polar Bear Day and around the world, zoos, educational institutions, and wildlife advocates are celebrating one of the most magnificent animals to still walk our earth. A lot of the focus centers on climate change and rightly so: the rapidly warming Arctic is the single-greatest threat to polar bears. But climate change isn’t the only threat facing polar bears. They are also threatened by unsustainable commercial hunting in Canada, fueled by growing demand for polar bear parts. Factory farming contributes more to global warming than Al Gore would have you think, that is the real inconvenient truth, if giving up your dairy, meat and eggs is perceived as inconvenient to you. Help a polar bear, go vegan.

Benefits of Coconut Milk

Benefits of coconut milk Higher in calcium than regular milk and almond milk. Nutrient Rich : Coconut milk is rich in a wide range of minerals and vitamins. It contains iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium, and also the following important vitamins: C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6. Coconut milk is also a good source of protein. Boost immune system : Half the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut milk are composed of lauric acid, which is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal thus strengthening the immune system. Weight Loss : The saturated fat in coconut is made up of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids which the body quickly turns into energy instead of storing as fat. Therefore, even though it’s high in saturated fat, coconut can aid in weight loss. No wonder it’s the number one recommended milk for protein shakes. It is also said to boost metabolism.Coconut milk makes you feel full very quickly because of high concentrations of dieta…

Killed in the Billions

Sharks kill 5 people a year. Elephants and tigers kill 100 a year. There are 2,400 human executions a year. Illegal drugs kill 22,000 a year. There are 1,200,000 deaths a year due to road accidents. There are literally billions of animals killed a year, mostly by factory farming, and that doesn't even include the trillions of fish killed yearly. Above All ....Be Kind

A Triple Cat Spoon

Animal Rights - Univ of Toronto - Week 1 - Animal Rights Zone

Animal Rights - Univ of Toronto - Week 1 - Animal Rights Zone:

'via Blog this' David Sztybel, Ph.D. "Overview of Animal Ethics - Analysis" a lecture filmed by Michael Sizer with audio by Jayme Dunlap January 10, 2013 The Animal Rights Academy a 16-week free university course organized by doctoral student Paul York hosted at the University of Toronto (not officially affiliated with the U of T) Toronto, Ontario, Canada The Animal Rights Academy blog: http://animal-rights-academy.blogspot.ca/

We Got F*cked | Watch free documentary films | Chockadoc.com

We Got F*cked | Watch free documentary films | Chockadoc.com:

'via Blog this' A feature length, not for for profit documentary that looks into the world of banking and fiat currency using scenes from various movies and media sources from across the galaxy. It is made to analyse the actions taken by government and the people in the midst of the financial crises. This feature length documentary is made by Dejavusion Productions and Lucas Media using a variety of sources, using inspiration from a wide spectrum the documentary is built into chapters and can be viewed at your leisure.

Forks Over Knives | We Are More than What We Eat: The Hidden Benefits of Eating a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

Forks Over Knives | We Are More than What We Eat: The Hidden Benefits of Eating a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet:

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Excellent article, covers all the important facts, all the reasons we can end the suffering and abuse not only to our animal brothers and sisters, but to the planet herself, and other humans, whether they suffer from starvation or human disease.

How to Make Homemade Vegan Mozzarella Cheese for Pizza

Ahimsa

Ahimsa (Sanskrit) is a term meaning to do no harm (literally: the avoidance of violence). The word is derived from the Sanskrit root hiṃs – to strike; hiṃsā is injury or harm, a-hiṃsā is the opposite of this, i.e. non harming or nonviolence. It is an important tenet of some Indian religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism). Ahimsa means kindness and non-violence towards all living things including animals; it respects living beings as a unity, the belief that all living things are connected. Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi strongly believed in this principle. Avoidance of verbal and physical violence is also a part of this principle, although ahimsa recognizes self-defense when necessary, as a sign of a strong spirit. It is closely connected with the notion that all kinds of violence entail negative karmic consequences.

My Actions Are The Ground Upon Which I Stand (Kindness and Compassion)

Non-violent compassion..Mahatma Gandhi

We May Look Different But In Our Capacity To Suffer We Are All The Same

Happy Caturday....my cat Tiny

Store bought coffee cream substitute I like

If you don't have time to make vegan substitute cream for you coffee, I found a good one yesterday. So Delicious brand coconut milk, in the small carton that looks like a half and half carton, tasted great in my organic fair trade coffee this morning. It is cheaper to make your own substitutes, and you can play around with them, I posted all those recipe's just to give ideas, but if you are busy, in a rush, and in need, this So Delicious is a good choice. There is no strong taste or sweet taste, so the coffee flavour is the predominate one but it still has a creamy look. The vegan diet, lifestyle does not have to be hard, its mostly about finding substitutes for what you were use to and you are not harming the animals or exploiting them. Drink your coffee guilt free and empowered. I just love love love coffee, grinding the beans from scratch, so a good creamer is a must. Wonder what other great new products and ways of preparing food are waiting to be discovered. I heard the N…

Local Family Tells the Benefits of Going Vegan

Local Family Tells the Benefits of Going Vegan:

'via Blog this' In this ABC news item, according to a recent Harris Interactive Study, the number of vegans in the U.S. has doubled since 2009 to 2.5 percent, a trend that, if it continues, will put 80 percent of America as vegans by 2021. And this change makes sense. A recent study conducted by the National Institute of Health reported that the average vegan is 30 pounds lighter than their meat-eating counterparts, and will live almost a decade longer.

Do No Harm

Do no harm. End the suffering. Industrial animal agriculture is cruel, harmful (to animals, Earth's ecology and starving humans). Be an agent for positive change.

Life or Death

The majority of humans on this planet appear to have a death wish, even unconsciously. This is not surprising as they consume death regularly, supporting the slaughter of billions of sentient life forms every single day, mostly by eating. The universe on the other hand has an imperative to live, to evolve, to develop more complexity. It is principally an ordering force, for life. The death force moves in the other direction, toward entropy. It does not sustain the system it is a part of, therefore entropy is its natural direction. If we look around at our world today we can see much activity that opposes the life force, leading to a breakdown of the system. A ‘self above all’ mentality that destroys, exploits and robs life, rather than a ‘self within all’ mentality that encourages and has reverence for life. Disconnection is a word that comes to mind. Disconnection from other sentient life forms, from love, compassion, spirit, from the ugly truth of mans war on nature, animals, th…

This Doesn't Belong To You

You Are What You Eat

Don't Fool Yourself

Global Day Of Action For Dolphins

Meat-eating societies are the main cause of world hunger because they feed a disproportionate percentage of the world's crops to 60 billion land animals annually killed by the meat, dairy and egg industries worldwide, and tens of billions of marine animals... instead of the 6.5 billion people on the planet. One acre of land can yield 30,000 pounds of carrots, 40,000 pounds of potatoes or 50,000 pounds of tomatoes. However, one acre of land can yield only 250 pounds of meat. Why? Because depending on the animal in question, it takes from three to twenty pounds of vegetable protein to create just one pound of animal protein.

Book Review: “The End of Diabetes” by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. (BONUS: GIVEAWAY! AND FREE RECIPES!) | Our Hen House

Book Review: “The End of Diabetes” by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. (BONUS: GIVEAWAY! AND FREE RECIPES!) | Our Hen House: "Dr. Fuhrman does not ask you to take this on faith. For skeptics, he goes into great detail on why a high-protein diet including animal products is dangerous, and cites research that for every 5% of calories consumed from animal protein, the risk of diabetes increases by 30%. Another cited research example shows that of the more than 60,000 men and women studied, those following a vegan diet had diabetes prevalence that was only one-third of non-vegetarians. Dr. Fuhrman also addresses myths that fish and eggs are healthy components of a disease-preventing diet, and emphasizes the need for the inclusion of healthy fats from nuts and seeds."

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So Much Concern About The Economy, What About The Ecology

So much talk and concern over the economy since 2008, with the unravelling of our fiat monetary system. The economist talk about things getting better in twenty years. It may well happen but the thing that will take down the global economy is the state of the Earths ecology. That you cannot fix with bail outs or austerity measures. Global warming is not being faced as a major concern and the finger pointing anywhere other than factory farming is just delaying and hiding the critical truth of this dire situation. When the human race realizes their civilization is at stake then perhaps they will act and they won't care much about the economy, what has real value will not be money. Our world faces a potential of rising oceans, extreme weather, global famine, war, the breakdown of society, all because we refuse to address the real issues. A society that can't feed itself anymore will react in anger. A society that continues to live in unsustainable ways walks on thin ice. Engagin…

Tell Me Why Oh Why Must We Eat The Animals

Why Must We Eat The Animals, Oh Why, Oh Why

a panda hugging a policeman's leg after an earthquake

A Life Time of Misery For A Moment of Selfish Pleasure

ONLY AFTER THE LAST TREE IS CUT DOWN, THE LAST OF THE WATER POISONED, THE LAST ANIMAL DESTROYED... ONLY THEN WILL YOU REALIZE MONEY CANNOT BE EATEN----- CREE INDIAN PROPHECY