A Better World For Us All

A recent vid I made of Angel Flinn’s short essay as to why she will always be vegan. It’s titled “A Better World For Us All” . The mother and her calf we see in this vid were together in the same pasture just over the fence from where I currently live. Who knows if either of them are alive today. A few months ago the owner of the 100 acres sold up and now the pastures are empty but for the long grass which we see in this video. It makes me happy to see the tall grass waving in the wind. It makes me very sad to think how many sentient individuals over the many decades lived their short lives on this land and who were eventually murdered. Please watch. Note there are no graphic images. 

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Happy Healthy Vegan Children

There’s so much disinformation and misinformation out there in the public domain as to whether children can be healthy and happy being vegan. I asked vegan parents on my Facebook page LiveVegan in Dec 2013 if they could submit photos of their vegan children. This is a slide show of these happy healthy vegan children. For more information on how to be vegan, visit here

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Vegan Trove Podcast Ep 5: Ignoring Issues: Being Complicit with Global Tyranny

My latest Vegan Trove podcast Ep 5: Ignoring Issues: Being Complicit with Global Tyranny - Listen here

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VT Podcast Ep 4: Our Attitude to Those Who Are Vulnerable

My latest Vegan Trove podcast (listen here) Ep 4: Our Attitude to Those Who Are Vulnerable

In this podcast I take a look at the problems with single issue campaigns by discussing Sea Shepherd and their anti-whaling campaigns and the unsurprising announcement by Japan to commence whale hunting again in 2015. I speak about the problems within the abolitionist movement and some suggestions.  I speak about our fetishing of certain animals and in this case, Tasmanian Devils and a decision in Australia to introduce them on to the mainland and how our interference might not only adversely effect Devils but other animals around them. I look at insects and our behaviour toward insects. I look our violence toward insects and how our attitudes toward insects are extended to other parts of our lives. I speak about a new social media platform Tsu and my new page I’ve started on there as an alternative to Facebook.

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Disclaimer: Although I mention various individuals or sites in my podcasts, please note I do not necessarily endorse these individuals, or opinions, links or ads.  Please view my disclaimerhttp://www.vegantrove.com/disclaimer/

Thanks for listening. I thank you for your feedback and constructive criticism.  I look forward to having the pleasure of your company next time.  :) Please note this podcasts will be available on iTunes shortly.  Till next time, be safe and please, if you are not vegan, please consider it. Here is a good vegan resource

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VT Podcast Ep 3: Do We Value Our Taste Buds Over Our Own Species’ survival?

cover VT8Welcome friends to my third podcast (listen here). I was going to focus on a number of issues in this podcast, but an essay by Chris Hedges (Pulitzer Prize recipient) came to my attention titled “Save the Planet: One Meal at a Time” and I thought I would discuss some of the aspects of this essay.  :-)

Here’s an excerpt:

“Animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than all worldwide transportation combined—cars, trucks, trains, ships and planes.3 Livestock and their waste and flatulence account for at least 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, or 51 percent of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions.4 Livestock causes 65 percent of all emissions of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas 296 times more destructive than carbon dioxide.5 Crops grown for livestock feed consume 56 percent of the water used in the United States.6 Eighty percent of the world’s soy crop is fed to animals, and most of this soy is grown on cleared lands that were once rain forests. All this is taking place as an estimated 6 million children across the planet die each year from starvation and as hunger and malnutrition affect an additional 1 billion people.7 In the United States 70 percent of the grain we grow goes to feed livestock raised for consumption.8

The natural resources used to produce even minimal amounts of animal products are staggering—1,000 gallons of water to produce 1 gallon of milk.9 Add to this the massive clear cutting and other destruction of forests, especially in the Amazon—where forest destruction has risen to 91 percent10—and we find ourselves lethally despoiling the lungs of the earth largely for the benefit of the animal agriculture industry. Our forests, especially our rain forests, absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and exchange it for oxygen: Killing the forests is a death sentence for the planet. Land devoted exclusively to raising livestock now represents 45 percent of the earth’s land mass.11

And this does not include the assault on the oceans, where three-quarters of the world’s primary fisheries have been overexploited and vast parts of the seas are in danger of becoming dead zones.”

I speak about the so-called “Ag Gag” laws and the problem with focusing on animal agribusiness instead of addressing public demand for animal use. I speak also about the problems with promoting welfare reform and the problems associated with large animal organisations and their undercover investigations. I touch on a few other issues as well briefly.

Thanks for listening. I look forward to your company again. :)

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Vegan Trove Podcast Ep 2: Speciesism and Other Forms of Discrimination

Welcome again friends. :-) I invite you to subscribe to my VeganTrove.com site to receive updates on my latest podcasts. I invite you to listen to Episode 2 here.

In this episode I briefly touch on some of the topics covered in my 1st podcast. I explore some quotes, articles and interviews and include some of the audio. I touch on the problems of large animal charities ignoring the solution to animal “cruelty” and more importantly the solution to abolishing animal use (Veganism). I expand on a topic I broached last week about the ecological disaster that is animal agriculture and its contribution to species extinction and climate change and how green groups ignore its contribution and why, and I touch on a number of diverse miscellaneous issues.

This 2nd podcast is again a tad long (approx 45 minutes) but I hope you find it interesting.  Episode 3 will (hopefully) be in the next 2 or 3 weeks if time permits (I’m very busy till February in the new year).

As well as subscribing to VeganTrove.com site for updates, please join “Vegan Trove” on Facebook for future podcast updates :)

Disclaimer: Although I mention various individuals or sites in my podcasts, please note I do not necessarily endorse these individuals, or opinions, links or ads.  Please view my disclaimer.

Please note Episode 1 is already on iTunes and Episode 2 will be available on iTunes shortly. I will post a link when it is ready.
Thanks for listening. I look forward to having the pleasure of your company next time.  :)

For more information:

Russell Brand’s “The Trews

On the Environmental Disaster of Animal Agriculture | UVE Archives

Recommended books 

My LiveVegan Page: Another Facebook Casualty?

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Invitation to subscribe to my “Vegan Trove” Podcast

I invite you to subscribe to my Vegan Trove podcast site (now on iTunes) and listen to the first of my Vegan Trove podcasts. I decided since my Facebook page “LiveVegan” has stalled (due to Facebook algorithm changes), that I would start afresh and start a podcast and a site to host/post these podcasts and other abolitionist vegan resources.  This first podcast is little rough and a tad long but I think you might find it interesting. Next podcast will be in the next 2 or 3 weeks if time permits, and will probably be more structured.

If you’re wondering what the chiming is in the background, they are large wind chimes and it’s a windy day :)

Please as well as subscribing to VeganTrove.com, please join “Vegan Trove” on Facebook for links to future podcasts if that is more convenient. :)

Please view my disclaimer http://www.veganismisnonviolence.com/site-disclaimer

For more background info:

Facebook Is Throttling Nonprofits and Activists

Google is not what it seems | Julian Assange

Facebook Puts Everyone On Notice About The Death Of Organic Reach

Facebook Zero: Considering Life After the Demise of Organic Reach

Thanks for listening :)

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