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Vegan Trove Podcast Ep 22 and 23: VegFest UK London 2015 and Single-Issue Campaign Debate

vegfest 2015UK LondonHere is part 1. Here is Part 2.

I share some thoughts about one debate presentation at VegFest UK London 2015 by Tony Wardle, VIVA! UK about single issue campaigns.

Here’s the full debate on Youtube from London Veg Fest 2015 about single-issue campaigns and whether they take the animal rights movement forwards or backwards. There’s a very strong abolitionist vegan presentation.

Here’s the other debate from London Veg Fest 2015 on whether Ricky Gervais and Beyonce (and other celebrities) are confusing the “Animal Rights” movement.  A very strong abolitionist vegan presentation.

Here is a link to numerous abolitionist books.

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Vegan Trove Podcast Ep 21: Abolitionist Vegan Round-up #1

AVRoundupMy most recent Vegan Trove podcast Episode 21: Abolitionist Vegan Round-up #1 (Listen here).
The first of many abolitionist vegan round-ups: various quotes and thoughts by various abolitionists on social media.

Here are a few of the resources mentioned:

The Abolitionist Approach

My Face is on Fire 

Grumpy Old Vegans

There’s an Elephant in the Room

International Vegan Association

Go Vegan Radio

How Do I Go Vegan – A Comprehensive Abolitionist Vegan Resource

My own pages – Abolitionist Vegan Resources
and Vegan Trove

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Vegan Trove Podcast Ep 20: Shouldn’t Buddhists Embrace Veganism?

Buddhists and VeganismOne of my latest Vegan Trove podcast Ep 20: “Shouldn’t Buddhists Embrace Veganism?” (Listen here)

Of course everyone should embrace veganism. In Episode 20 I ask the question and sharing some personal experiences with Buddhist organisations. As well I explore the reasons why ‪#‎Buddhists‬ should naturally embrace veganism‬.

If you’re not vegan, please consider going vegan. It will be one of the best decisions you make in your life. You can find a link to many good vegan resources on my site.

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Vegan Trove Podcast Ep 18: How Do I Go Vegan: An Abolitionist Vegan Resource

Catching up on a couple of my most recent Vegan Trove podcasts. Here is Vegan Trove podcast episode 18 (Listen here) where I briefly explore a newly created abolitionist vegan resource : How Do I Go Vegan

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Crying Calves, Distressed Mothers and We Are Responsible

Friends, I’ve been very busy the last few weeks and will be till probably mid July so unfortunately I haven’t been able to post a blog or do a podcast for a while, but I thought I would share an experience I had today. Please watch this short vid:



Many cows over the fence in the large pasture have been crying day and night for the last 2 days. For those who are not vegan, this is a regular occurrence on any farm that supplies animal products (meat, dairy etc) to supermarkets. The farmer who recently sold his 100 acres said he was “simplifying” his herd. That’s code for “taking them away to be murdered because he needs to reduce the numbers since selling his land”.

So the farmer has separated the mothers from their calves and the mothers were being taken away to be killed. The calves will never see their mothers again because the mothers have been murdered. And I can imagine the mothers were crying and extremely distressed all the way to the slaughterhouse right up until they were murdered.

All this tragedy and violence takes place simply because we think animal products “taste good”. We certainly don’t need them to survive or be healthy. Distressing events like this one take place regularly, not just when farmers sell their land. It is a normal occurrence on any farm, particularly dairy farms.

I went out because being witness to this tragedy was too distressing, and upon my return the calves were gone and the mothers were gone. If the calves were not killed too, then wherever they are, they are still crying for their mothers. This is the unspeakable bereavement which occurs every day everywhere all over the world. To do this to sentient beings is morally wrong.

The truth is, most of us are living unconsciously. We live unconsciously, and we do not think about, or wish to think about the tremendous violence we participate in because we create demand for animal products. We need to ask ourselves: Do we really think this is OK? Do we really think it’s justifiable? And we need to consider, if we need to ask ourselves this question, then it probably isn’t OK.

A friend of the farmer knew I was vegan and said to me, “you think differently but in this place, this is how things are”. I replied that one does not have to be vegan to see that there is something very wrong about removing crying children from their distressed mothers and then murdering them. I can guarantee if I lined up a group of non-vegans in front of these crying calves for 2 days, most people would probably find the experience distressing and would probably consider this terribly wrong. And yet because all we see in supermarkets are neat little packages of “meat” and very attractive containers of dairy products, we do not need to think about (nor to we want to think about it) or see what goes on behind these products.

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Vegan Trove Podcast Ep 16: Taking the Rights of Animals Seriously

AAPListen Here to my latest podcast which is a reading of an excerpt of “Animals As Persons : Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation”

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Vegan Trove Podcast Ep 15: Can I Bully You Into Adopting My Point Of View?

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Is publicly humiliating people on our social media pages in our vegan education efforts helpful or a counterproductive? I speak about this prevalence of this on social media in relation to abolitionist vegan education as well as related issues including claims by a small few that it is racist to promote veganism for the animals.

There’s new trend of rescue animal sanctuaries selling animal products from their refugees of domestication to the nonvegan public, thus reinforcing the public’s nonveganism. I discuss this and also the interrelatedness of all forms of discrimination which are just faces of the same ignorance.

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