🔥Veganism is an act of nonviolent defiance. It is our statement that we reject the notion that animals are things and that we regard sentient nonhumans as moral persons with the fundamental moral right not to be treated as the property or resources of humans.
▪️Do you value animals morally? If you do, you have no choice but to go vegan. You cannot coherently think that animals matter morally but that it’s acceptable to kill them (however ‘humanely’ you raise and kill them) for your palate pleasure. It’s really very simple.
🔹Live vegan. You have nothing to lose except your daily participation in bullying the vulnerable. You have everything to gain, including your moral integrity. The bottom line is clear: if you believe animals matter morally, you’re committed to veganism. There’s no getting around it.
🙏🏿Going vegan is easy, it is better for your health; it is better for the planet; and, most important, it is the morally right thing to do.
Because I know most of you watching this will be fellow vegans I have removed the sound from these videos. But for those who might watch this and still eat bacon? The bloodcurdling screaming of these terrified, intelligent creatures will haunt me till the day I die. Every pig I met today during the vigil here in Melbourne pushed past their fear to offer me a greeting, often a sweet kiss on the hand or a nuzzle. Each one gently asking for a chance at a better life that I couldn’t give them. Right now they are all gone. Each one loved their mother and their brothers and sisters. Each one had a desire to be comfortable and happy. They were still babies, and now they are all gone. #pleasegovegan#animalliberationnow#animalrights#vegan#veganactivist#melbournepigsavevigil#thesavemovement#pigs#pigsave#govegan#thishastostop
This is exactly from where the roots of animal exploitation start. Commodifying a sentient living being who has it own purpose . The moment we steal the original purpose of any sentient being and tag it as an 'Asset' we exploit it no matter what. The same happened during slavery.
Animals are classified as property and are used exclusively as resources for humans. Although we claim to regard animals as having moral value and to not be just things, their status as property means that they have no moral value; they have only economic value. We recognize that treating humans as property is inconsistent with recognizing humans as members of the moral community. We accept as a fundamental moral principle that all humans, irrespective of their particular characteristics, must be accorded the basic moral right not to be property. On this principle rests the universal condemnation of human slavery. The property status of animals means that animals are considered to be things, irrespective of what we say to the contrary. We need to recognize that all sentient beings are equal for the purpose of not being used exclusively as human resources.All animal use, however supposedly “humane”, is morally unjustified.
RP @zoe_rooster - Here are some photos from our amazing demonstration outside of the Charles Paddock Zoo this past Saturday. We got lots of interest from local media, including two articles in the SLO Tribune, and I was told that another outlet will be posting something today or tomorrow. We had lots of great conversations with passersby, and even convinced a few people to leave the zoo. I am so thankful to everyone who came to this demo, and I hope we can do many more like it! #AnimalLiberationNow#DxE#PETA
Credit: @tanyasrocks Please sign petition 🙏🏼 Link is in @cristinakitty11 bio 🙏🏼 Send 'Baby' the Circus Elephant to Sanctuary! - petition link in bio ☝
A devastating Facebook video showing the emotional toll that life in a circus takes on animals has gone viral. Viewers can see a baby elephant in costume, backstage at Garden Bros Circus. The poor animal is facing a wall, sucking on its trunk for comfort, and has visible scars and suspicious marks all over its skin.
Life in a circus is horrific for animals. The abuse isn't just mental and emotional - circus elephants are often severely abused. Trainers use bullhooks, ropes, and electric prods to beat elephants into submission and get them to perform tricks. It's clear from this video that some of these inhumane methods have been employed on the baby elephant.
Times are changing, and people no longer want to see animals abused in circuses. Sign now to demand that Garden Bros Circus release this baby elephant to a sanctuary immediately and commit to going animal-free in the future. (Source: thepetitionsite.com) .
Stand out moment:
I ran into a student I met last year. In hand out mode but it didn’t take me long to recognize her.
We both ended up clueing into the conversation we previously had.
She gave me a pretty hard time last time and even though she stayed with me a while and listened intently to what was being said, she still made comments that she didn't agree and that she'd never go vegan.
I remembered how the interaction was so I took a different approach this time.
I asked her if she ended up looking into the info I gave her last time and if her stance had changed on anything.
She admitted that she did learn about some environmental issues and that if she was to ever make any changes it would only be for the environmental stance. She is a firm student who seems to try and get a reaction out of you but I see through the tough exterior she puts on and I know she's curious.
We discussed a few areas and I brought up a different stance on it which made her curious to stay longer.
This is a wonderful student, sweet and interested but who is also an alfa female. She wants the facts, the knowledge, the breakdown, she wants to know everything she can before she makes her decisions.
We had a beautiful interaction where she didn't feel judged. Throughout our conversation I noticed the relatable ground we had and I brought it up when it felt appropriate. I simply said "im curious are you also an alfa female?" The energy she released when I said that kinda seemed like she needed to hear it and know it was respected. Like she had been having a hard with people taking her seriously. We chatted a bit more and I mentioned how I understand sometimes it comes down to us wanting to be the ones to learn ourselves. She heard me out a lot more and ended up being the one to bring up the fish dying in the ocean. When I brought up how it’s so many we have to measure it in tones, she got teary eyed and was affected.
It was amazing to see how her stance changed after we built a connection and how much she admitted to learning and trying.
She gave the most sincere thank you while telling me she would look further into it all.
Make the connection.💕
One of my favourite conversations today!
This gentleman was so friendly and curious to know more.
You’ll notice some people will read the Booklets right away and others want you to talk and explain before reading. This is want happened with him.
We walked around the majority of the school together, discussing a variety of issues in animal agriculture and our society.
He had been making changes in his health but still ate mainly chicken and eggs.
We ended up sitting down and talking for a while, where he admitted that going vegan was the best way. He left with extra Booklets, info, links and exchanging contact info for further questions and support. He was very grateful and genuinely thanked me for the info. .
People are waking up everyday and one of the things I’ve noticed on these tours is not only the growth in people wanting to make positive changes but I also notice people wanting to feel more understood.
Listen to their stories, be real, talk to them like you’d want to be talked to. Connect with them, the information you relay to them will stick a lot better after you form that bond.
Do what you can, when you can... for the animals and people!
Go vegan! Care about all!