I’ve posted this elsewhere, before, but it’s still amazing, so I’m posting it again. Please watch it if you haven’t yet!
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- A volunteer intern was killed by a lion, who was then killed, for being a lion. This happened at Cat Haven, a facility which “breeds and keeps lions, tigers, jaguars, lynx and other exotic cats and takes them out for public appearances.” I feel so bad for Dianna Hanson and her family, and the big cats and human staff at Cat Haven. Maybe one day humans will focus our efforts on preserving natural habitats, rather than keeping big cats in captivity.
- Humans continue to consider cow flesh mixed with horse flesh to be “tainted” and are deciding if they should give it to the poor rather than throwing it out. The linked article includes a graph showing what animals people prefer to eat, by species. My conclusion: Please stop all of this and go vegan.
- Surviving isn’t always thriving.
- Humans may be creating a new geologic age which may or may not be comprised of our fossilized cities. The future will tell, I guess. Now would be a good time to give up beef and air travel, if you care about future generations and such. Via Natured on Twitter.
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In Do We Have The Courage To Raise Our Sons More Like Our Daughters?, Lynn Beisner tells a story about how changing gender norms have allowed her to continue a treasured family tradition of passing on a beloved (presumably non-vegan, but that’s not the point here!) toffee recipe — because her son was ready to take up the torch when her daughter wasn’t. She writes,
I love how my son is challenging all of the gender assumptions I didn’t even know I still had. I love that somehow, against all odds, I managed to raise a guy who cannot have his masculinity threatened because it does not reside in what other people think of him.
As I read this lovely post, I thought of all of the amazing vegan men I know, who are willing to stop eating animals, though so many human cultures seem to equate meat eating and dominance over nature with masculinity. I love that so many men are becoming so willing to help build a more equitable, peaceful, cooperative culture, in these different ways. Maybe the kitchen is a good place to start, since it’s a place where women and animals have been oppressed for a long time.
Maybe one day women won’t fear men, and animals won’t fear humans. Can we make that happen, together?
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This video is about my vegan evolution, so you get to hear how obnoxious I was as an early vegan (and what happened to make me, I hope, less obnoxious), how my friends helped me on my way, what happened when I worked for PETA for two ill-fated weeks, and some tips for other people embarking on this journey.
Click here to watch the video, and please leave me comments – I’d love to hear what you think. Thanks for watching!