I know there are friends here who don’t like seeing my posts on veganism—it can certainly cause discomfort when I remind them that the chicken, cheese, or bacon they continue to eat is the result of a cruel industry—imprisonment, torture, and murder. But I won’t stop sharing, because I couldn’t live with myself if I just kept silent. For the animals, for the planet, for our health and the health of those we love… Go Vegan! ❤
~ Judith Fiore (May 30, 2015)
150 years ago, Americans would have thought you were absurd if you advocated for the end of slavery. 100 years ago, they would have laughed at you for suggesting that women should have the right to vote. 50 years ago, they would [have] loudly objected at the idea of African Americans receiving equal rights under the law. They laugh at us now for suggesting that animal slavery be ended. Some day they won’t be laughing.
~ Gary Smith (June 30, 2011)
Lemme discuss a common misconception about veganism real quick: A person that just likes to eat a lot of vegetables is not necessarily a vegan. A “vegan” is actually a person that believes and lives their lives according to the idea that nonhuman animals are not commodities and resources for humans to use for any purpose. If a person does not believe in, or adhere to, that principle, they may just mean that they eat a plant-based diet.
~ John Tallent (May 4, 2015)