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MessageSujet: VEGANISM = VEGANISMO   Sam 30 Juin - 8:44

Leaders from major faith-based organizations met in Washington, D.C., to witness the signing of "A Religious Proclamation for Animal Compassion." on November 7, 2007. The proclamation states, "animals have intrinsic value as part of God's creation and are entitled to live lives free of cruelty and exploitation." It continues, "As stewards of God's creation, we accept and embrace our duty, responsibility, and moral obligation to both protect the lives of animals and assure that those lives reflect the respect and dignity they are to be afforded as part of God's creation. We therefore invite all people of faith, under the guidance of their various faith traditions, to take up the mantle of compassion towards all of life and recognize that, as human beings, we are only part of God's creation and cannot presume to be all that matters in it." read more

All religious organizations preach compassion, non-violence, and peace toward one another and some include nonhuman animals in that preaching. Today, more and more religious organizations are coming to realize that how we treat the least of our brethren - not just the least of our human brethren - is important to our souls - and, of course, to theirs as well. This idea isn't new. Treating nonhuman animals with respect and dignity has been around since nonhuman and human animals set foot, paw, and wing on the face of this earth.

However, today we are seeing that respect and dignity erode in many arenas: factory farming, zoos, circuses, hunting, laboratories, etc. Yet, we also see respect and dignity given to animals through prayer circles and services for nonhuman animals who are suffering and dying. We have annual blessings of the animals, usually near the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi (October 4). Companion animals are mentioned in human obituaries. Some guardians have funerals and memorial services for their dear departed companions.

We humans seem to be a bit schizophrenic in our relationship to animals - some we pet and coddle. We let them eat from crystal and fine china. Others we eat from our own crystal and china.

Dominion

Although much interpretation has been given to the word "dominion" as used in the Bible, the word was never intended to mean "domination" over the nonhuman animals, fish, fowl, and insects of this planet. Matthew Scully in his celebrated book, entitled Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy, writes, "There is a long tradition of benevolence to animals lost on us today as we haggle over the rights and science of animal life." According to Scully, Islam has its principle that "Whosoever is kind to the creatures is kind to Allah," and Buddhism its credo of "Peace to all beings." John Wesley, founder of Methodism, "wondered if some divine mercy might await mistreated animals on the other side." Further, Scully writes, "The catechism of the Catholic Church declares, for example, that "Animals are God's creatures. He surrounds them with his providential care. By their mere existence they bless him and give him glory. Thus men owe them kindness."

Andrew Linzey in Animal Theology writes, "[The concept of dominion] is commonly supposed that the power given to humankind over animals justifies their use or abuse by humans. Dominion has frequently been interpreted as despotism. But there is another and altogether more satisfying interpretation of this notion. Judged from its context, God shares his or her moral rule with humans so that they can look after and care for the creation which is made (cf. e.g. Gen 2.15 where humans are specifically given the task of tilling and keeping the garden). It is important to note, however, that this divinely given commission to look after the earth eschews any right to kill for food. The dominion granted is such that subsequent upon its bestowal, God commands a vegetarian diet (Gen. 1.29f). The giving of dominion over animals which was once thought to be the touchstone justifying any abuse is now becoming central to the view that what we owe animals is more than what we owe vegetables or arguably even ecosystems."


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Do unto others

All major religions have some variation on the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Although the words may be different, the sentiment is the same.

•Baha'i Faith: "And if thine eyes be turned towards justice, choose though for thy neighbour that which thou choosest for thyself." (Epistle to the Son of the Wolf)
•Buddhism: "Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful." (Udana-Varga 5:18)
•Christianity: "And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise." (Luke 6:31, King James Version)
•Hinduism: "This is the sum of duty: do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you." (Mahabbharata 5:1517)
•Islam: "None of you [truly] believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself." (Number 13 of Imam "Al-Nawawi's Forty Hadiths.")
•Jains: "In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self." (Lord Mahavira, 24th Tirthankara)
•Judiasm: "...thou shalt love they neighbor as thyself." (Leviticus 19:18)
•Native American: "All things are our relatives; what we do to everything, we do to ourselves. All is really One." (Black Elk)
•Seventh Day Adventist: "God's word sanctions no policy that will enrich one class by the oppression and suffering of another." (Ministry of Healing, Ellen G. White)
•However, do all of these "Golden Rules" apply to the nonhuman animal world? Let's take a look at how the world's religions answer that question.
Baha'i
Compassion for animals is a fundamental tenet of the Baha'i faith, which endorses vegetarianism. Baha'u'llah, founder of the faith, called upon humanity to show kindness to animals. Abdu'l-Baha, an ambassador of peace and the leading exponent of the faith, wrote, "tenderness and loving-kindness (to animals) are basic principles of God's heavenly kingdom." He continued, "[I]t is not only their fellow human beings that the beloved of God must treat with mercy and compassion, rather must they show forth the utmost loving-kindness to every living creature. For in all physical respects, and where the animal spirit is concerned, the selfsame feelings are shared by animals and man... whether you inflict pain on man or beast. There is no difference here whatsoever."

Abdu'l-Baha believed it is worse to harm an animal, "for man hath a language, and he can lodge a complaint...But the hapless beast is mute, able neither to express its hurt nor take its case to the authorities...Therefore, it is essential that ye show forth the utmost consideration to the animal, and that ye be even kinder to him than to your fellow-man."

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Buddhism
According to writer and educator Ronald Epstein, "Buddhism affirms the unity of all living beings, all equally posses the Buddha-nature, and all have the potential to become Buddhas, that is, to become fully and perfectly enlightened. Among the sentient, there are no second-class citizens. According to Buddhist teaching, human beings do not have a privileged, special place above and beyond that of the rest of life. The world is not a creation specifically for the benefit and pleasure of human beings...In Buddhism the most fundamental guideline for conduct is ahimsa - the prohibition against the bringing of harm and/or death to any living being.

"Furthermore, the karma of killing is understood as the root of all suffering and the fundamental cause of sickness and war, and the forces of killing are explicitly identified with the demonic. The highest and most universal ideal of Buddhism is to work unceasingly for permanent end to the suffering of all living beings, not just humans."

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Christianity

Author Andrew Linzey, an Anglican priest, theologian, writer and Christian vegetarian, in his book, Animal Theology, writes, "...'What is creation for?' or 'Why do animals exist?' there is only one satisfactory theological answer. Creation exists for its Creator. Years of anthropocentrism have almost completely obscured this simple but fundamental point. What follows from this is that animals should not be seen simply as means to human ends. The key to grasping this theology is the abandoning of the common but deeply erroneous view that animals exist in a wholly instrumental relationship to human beings. Even if humans are uniquely important in creation, it does not follow that everything in creation is made for us, to be pleasing for us, or that our pleasure is God's chief concern."

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Donald Cogan, said, "Animals, as part of God's creation, have rights which must be respected. It behooves us always to be sensitive to their needs and to the reality of their pain." Another English prelate, John Austin Baker, the Bishop of Salisbury "preached against indifference to animal pain and lauded the animal welfare movement."

Frances Arnetta, founder of Christians Helping Animals and People Inc, a New York-based ministry, examined numerous Old and New Testament passages and found that "God has given the animals many rights: The right to His blessing; their own intrinsic worth; the right to personhood; the right to a voice-either their own or ours; the right to eternal life; the right to be included in the covenants of God; the right to life; the right to freedom from fear, pain, and suffering; the right not to be overworked; the right to mercy and compassion; the right to shelter and comfort; the right to worship God, however they are able." And finally, St. Francis of Assisi said, "Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission -- to be of service to them whenever they require it."

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Hinduism

The general Hindu belief is that animals have souls but do not have access to eternal life. However, they can continue to return to earth and evolve to eventually inhabit a human body and then that soul has the ability to reincarnate and be one with eternal peace. This belief leads Hindus then to be vegetarian as they do not eat the flesh of one who has a soul. According to the Indian Sacred Book, the slaughter of animals obstructs the way to Heaven. It is therefore necessary for any Hindu who wishes to be connected to his or her religion to avoid eating meat, fish, and eggs. The Hindu compassion for all living beings leads one to this conclusion.

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Islam
The Prophet Muhammad said, "All creatures are the family of God..." The Qur'an makes no direct references to an afterlife for animals but there are indirect ones. Islam also teaches that God will be the judge of people and animals.

According to writer and international journalist Anayat Durrani, "God created man to be the guardian of the Earth and gave him dominion over its inhabitants. Therefore, mankind is held responsible for an injustice he has done to any of God's creatures. The Qur'an specifies that animals function as a community in the same way that human beings do, and all creatures have their place. The Qur'an also shows that it is not only human beings that give praise and worship to God through prayers but animals as well."

The Qur'an does indicate that cruelty to animals is equivalent to cruelty to humans and that animals should be treated as humanely as any other of God's vast creation. However, animals are still slaughtered for food, although the manner in which they are slaughtered should cause the least amount of pain to the animal. Yet, the animal must be conscious at the time of slaughtering. The neck is slit and the blood drained. The meat is then considered "halal"-meaning the meat has been obtained with God's blessings.

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Jainism
The main principles of Jainism are: Every living being has a soul; every soul is divine. Therefore, one needs to regard every living being as him or herself, harming no one and being kind to all living beings. Jainism regards every living soul as potentially divine; therefore, all living souls are to be treated equally.

"Ahimsa," a Sanskrit word, means more than just non-violence, it includes the concept of doing no harm to any living being directly or indirectly by thought, word, or deed. Jainism is the only religion to consistently advocate against harming any living being; therefore, Jains do not eat the flesh of animals, even one who has died naturally as that body may contain living organisms. Jains do not eat honey as some bees have to die in order for the honey to be harvested.

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Judaism
According to Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., writer and educator, Judaism has very powerful teachings about the proper treatment of animals. "According to Judaism, animals are part of God's creation and people have special responsibilities to them. The Jewish tradition clearly indicates that we are forbidden to be cruel to animals and that we are to treat them with compassion. These concepts are summarized in the Hebrew phrase tsa'ar ba'alei chayim, the Torah mandate not to cause 'pain to any living creature.'" Judiasm teaches that God has a blessed place in the world to come for all who are virtuous. Animals appear to be included in the "all."

According to Schwartz, the first dietary law in the Torah is vegetarian: "And God said: 'Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed-to you it shall be for food.' (Gen. 1:29)" However, permission to eat meat was eventually given as a concession to people's weaknesses.

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Native American
Native Americans believe all creatures are interconnected, said Gary Langston of Kansas City, a Northern Cherokee. "All living things are children of the Earth. It doesn't matter if we have feet or wings or roots."

Native Americans deeply respect animals as their equals and ask permission to take an animal's life and then only for food. In Native American tradition, animals are viewed as creators, messengers, protectors, guardians, spiritual guides, etc. Native Americans believe there is an afterlife for animals, that all living beings go back to the Creator-human and nonhuman alike.

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Seventh Day Adventist
The Seventh Day Adventist church was created mostly by the teachings of Ellen Gould (Harmon) White in the late 19th century. Ellen and her husband James emphasized a vegetarian diet. Although most of their writings relate to animals used as food, this couple strongly believed that humans should not be the cause of an animal's suffering for any reason. They were strong anti-vivisectionists. Some of their teachings include:

- God gave the "first parents" fruits from the trees in the Garden of Eden and said there should be no death in Eden.

- God gave Adam a job to care for the garden saying, "To you it shall be for meat."

- Vegetables, fruits, nuts, and grains should compose our diet. The eating of flesh is unnatural. Had meat been essential to health and strength, animal food would have been included in the diet given to man in the beginning.

- Meat is not healthy for the body and whatever affects the body affects the mind and the soul.

- Eating meat is not just cruel to the animals, it also has an adverse effect on all those who engage in the destruction and eating of meat.

- When we eat meat, we're eating grains and vegetables the animal ate. Better to go direct to the source of nutrition by eating grains, vegetables, fruits, and nuts instead of meat.

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In Closing

According to Andrew Linzey, "Human beings cannot affirm their own value within the created order without at the same time affirming the value of all created beings." In other words, if we believe we are important in the grand design, then everything else that has been created has importance, including the nonhuman animals and the planet herself. Linzey continues, "Is what is owed animals as God's creatures satisfied by the language of respect, responsibility, and rights? ...I argue, from a theological perspective, that we need to go even further: that a morally satisfying interpretation of our obligations to animals cannot simply rest with a claim for equal consideration as advanced by some animal liberationists. Drawing upon the notion of divine generosity exemplified in the person of Jesus, I suggest that the weak and the defenseless should be given not equal, but greater, consideration. The weak should have the moral priority."



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Vegan Companion Animals




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Vegan Diets – Good for Animals, The Planet and Your Loving Companion

If you are vegetarian or vegan, congratulations on making a healthy and ethical choice. Avoiding animal products means that you are boycotting an industry that is based on systematic cruelty to millions of animals each year and is a leading contributor to climate change and heart disease.

But you might still be supporting this cruel and polluting industry without even realizing it. Meat products are in every can and bag of pet food, unless it’s labeled as vegetarian or vegan. Up to 50% of commercial pet food brands are comprised of "meat meal" and "by products", which include slaughterhouse waste such as beaks, brain, spinal cord tissue, bones, lungs, intestinal tracts, and meat from dead, dying diseased or disabled animals. Other contaminants which have been found in commercial pet foods include old restaurant grease, containing high concentrations of dangerous free radicals and trans fatty acids; fish meal that contain PCB's, heavy metals and other toxins, bacterial, protozoal fungal, viral and prion contaminants.
We have domesticated dogs and cats over thousands of years, conforming their lifestyles to be compatible with ours. Their days of foraging and hunting in the wild are long gone. Now we have a responsibility to care for these animals and make the best choices for them as they are completely dependant on us. Being a good guardian means providing them a diet that suits their nutritional needs and spares them potential health issues from conventional pet food, while reducing the suffering and unnecessary slaughter of other animals at the same time.

A Vegan Dog is a Happy Dog

Do vegan diets meet the nutritional needs of companion animals? For dogs, the answer is easy – yes. Like humans, dogs are omnivores and can survive by eating plants or animals. Dogs can thrive on a well-balanced plant-based diet, which meets all their nutritional needs. The transition to a plant-based diet should be a gradual change, mixing the two foods over a period of several weeks, giving a higher percentage of the vegan food as you go, until the new food is given exclusively.

Dogs are not dependent on meat-specific protein, and can easily digest the majority of vegetables and grains. If you have any doubts as to the benefits of a plant-based diet for your dog, then you may want to consider having your veterinarian do a blood panel after several months on the vegan food. The results of this exam will demonstrate the benefits of a vegan diet.

Veterinarians say a common problem in dogs is skin disorders caused by allergies to food, particularly meat protein. Health benefits of a vegan diet for dogs are decreased incidences of cancer, infections, hypothyroidism and fleas, ticks and other ectoparasites; improved coat condition, diminished allergy symptoms; and improvements in disorders like arthritis, diabetes and cataracts.

Your Dog's Carbon Paw Print

Meat, dairy and eggs in pet foods are hastening the immense environmental problems globally. Reducing or eliminating the consumption of animal products is one of the most powerful ways an individual can reduce his or her carbon footprint, and we have the power to make this important choice for our companion animals. Animal agriculture is responsible for many of the world’s most serious environmental problems including global warming, water use and pollution, energy consumption, deforestation, loss of biodiversity and species, as well as the detrimental impact fishing has on our oceans. For more information on the eco-impact of animal products, click here.

We Recommend V-dog
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Other Vegan Companions

Want an easy, naturally vegan companion animal? Adopt a bunny from your local shelter. Rabbits eat an entirely plant-based diet, can be litter box trained, and are off the charts on the cute-o-meter with their wiggly nose and endearing hop. Most shelters have rabbits available for adoption and people find they make adorable companions. Other options for vegan companions are rats, guinea pigs and hamsters, but don't ever buy these or any animals from pet stores, flea markets or online. Only obtain these animals if they are available at a rescue shelter or humane society.


Resources:

http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/vegan_cats

http://www.v-dogfood.com/

http://www.vegepets.info/

http://www.vegforlife.org/dogscats.htm

http://www.bornfreeusa.org/facts.php?p=359&more=1



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STATEMENT FROM A VETERINARIAN

Vegetarian Diets Can Be Healthy for Dogs
by Dr. Armaiti May, D.V.M., C.V.A.

For both ethical and health reasons, many vegetarians and vegans choose to feed their companion dogs vegetarian or vegan diets. Up to 50% of commercial pet food brands are comprised of "meat meal" and "byproducts," which include various body parts (such as beaks, brain, spinal cord tissue, bones, lungs, intestinal tracts) slaughterhouse wastes, 4-D meat (from dead, dying, diseased or disabled animals), supermarket rejects, as well as rendered dogs and cats from animal shelters. Other contaminants which have been found in commercial pet foods include old restaurant grease containing high concentrations of dangerous free radicals and trans fatty acids; PCBs, heavy metals and other toxins, particularly from fish; bacterial, protozoal, fungal, viral, and prion contaminants, along with their associated endotoxins and mycotoxins; hormone and antibiotic residues; and dangerous preservatives. Many speculate that the increase in incidences of cancers, kidney failure, and other degenerative diseases in our companion animals recently may be due to the harmful ingredients in many commercial meat-based pet foods. This has led people to feed alternative diets.

Dogs can be healthy and in fact, thrive on a vegetarian or vegan diet, as long as all necessary nutrient requirements are met. Dogs are biologically omnivorous, but can adapt well to a plant-based diet which meets all their nutritional needs. It's important that the food be digested easily as well as have good palatability. The transition to a plant-based diet should be a gradual change (mixing the 2 foods in different proportions until the new food is given exclusively) to minimize the occurrence of gastrointestinal disturbances (such as diarrhea and sometimes vomiting).

In my clinical practice treating dogs, one of the most common ailments I diagnose and treat in dogs is skin allergies. Recurrent skin allergies (itching, scratching, biting, licking, leading to recurrent inflammation and infection of the skin) are usually due to one of the following (and sometimes a combination of these factors): (1) flea allergy dermatitis (the most commonly diagnosed); (2) food allergy (occurs in about 10-20% of cases); and (3) atopy, which is an allergy to something in the environment, such as house dust mites, pollen, grass, etc. Atopy is relatively uncommon. Most of the time a dog has a food allergy it is to a meat protein such as beef, chicken, or one of the other common meat sources. Vegetarian diets may bring these food allergic dogs relief from their skin allergies. A smaller percentage of dogs are allergic to soy, which may limit choices of commercially available vegetarian diets. In that case, if a caretaker wishes to feed a vegan diet, a homemade diet may be the next best option, but even more care must be taken to insure appropriate nutrient balance and supplements may need to be added to the diet.
Although dry kibble is generally better for dental health, if the dog is predisposed to urinary problems such as urinary crystals, canned (moist) food would be a better choice because the higher water intake helps to dilute out the urine and reduce the incidence of crystal and stone formation. One of the potential but unlikely risks associated with vegetarian diets in dogs is the occurrence of struvite crystals, which are more likely to occur if the urine pH becomes too alkaline. (This problem affects certain breeds of dog more commonly; the affected breeds include shih tzus, miniature schnauzers, bichon frises, miniature poodles, cocker spaniels, and Lhasa apsos.) Adding water to the dry food or encouraging the dog to drink water would be another way to address the issue of urine concentration which is related to crystal formation (the more dilute the urine, the less likely crystals are to form). To avoid any problems associated with urinary alkalinization secondary to the dog being on a vegetarian diet, I recommend that 2-3 weeks after switching the dog from a meat-based to a plant-based diet that he/she be brought to a veterinarian to have a urinalysis performed. This simple test will show what the urine pH is, as well as whether any crystals are present, therefore heading off any problems before they start. If the urine pH is too high (too alkaline) and/or struvite crystals are present, various acidifying agents can be used.

Although diet-related problems are unlikely to occur for dogs on a nutritionally complete and balanced diet, certain dog breeds are predisposed to DCM (dilated cardiomyopathy), a form of heart disease which may be influenced by lack of sufficient intake of taurine and/or carnitine (amino acids which are naturally occurring in flesh foods but can be added to the diet via synthetic supplements which are readily available. Doberman pinschers, boxers, "giant breeds" (Scottish deerhounds, Irish wolfhounds, Great Danes, Saint Bernards, Afghan hounds), and cocker spaniels are the dog breeds predisposed to DCM. The role of carnitine and taurine in the therapy of DCM remains controversial. American cocker spaniels with dilated cardiomyopathy generally respond favorably to taurine supplementation. Those not responding to taurine will often respond to the addition of L-carnitine. This http://www.carnitine-taurine.com/index.htm contains info on ordering supplements of taurine and carnitine for affected dogs. If someone has one of the predisposed breeds, it may be beneficial to supplement with taurine and/or carnitine if not already present in the vegetarian diet, in conjunction with consulting one's veterinarian.





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MessageSujet: Re: VEGANISM = VEGANISMO   Sam 30 Juin - 8:51

VEGAN RESOURCES

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VEGENEWS DAILY

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Michelle Pfeiffer Discusses Veganism with CNN
By Hilary Pollack | juin 5, 2012



The actress tells the popular news network that her plant-based diet was inspired in part by Bill Clinton.

Actress Michelle Pfeiffer is the newest celebrity to go vegan, according to her interview that aired last night on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight. The 54-year-old beauty tells Dr. Sanjay Gupta—who interviewed former president Bill Clinton about his plant-based diet last August—that it was the health special “The Last Heart Attack” that inspired her to forgo meat and dairy. She cites Clinton’s tenaciousness, love of food, and intelligence as the indicators that led her to trust his judgment, and she also took into consideration her own family’s history of cancer. “I just felt like … there was science [behind] it,” she tells Gupta. “It was sort of irrefutable.” Pfeiffer also says that she has enjoyed the diet thus far and is encouraging her longtime husband David E. Kelley to follow suit.

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http://www.idablog.org/go-vegan-with-ellen/

IDA thanks Ellen DeGeneres for launching a new educational website called Going Vegan with Ellen. The comedian and talk show host has turned her love for animals and a healthy lifestyle into a website that shares recipes, tips on getting started, and glimpses of other vegan celebrities including her wife, actress Portia de Rossi, Joaquin Phoenix, Toby Maguire, Lea Michele, and Emily Deschanel, IDA’s spokesperson for World Go Vegan Week last year. Click here to read more on our blog and post your own thoughts.

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Go Vegan with Ellen!
August 17th, 2011 | Author: Hope Bohanec
IDA would like to thank Ellen DeGeneres for launching a new educational website called Going Vegan with Ellen. The celebrated comedian and talk show host has turned her love for animals and a healthy lifestyle into a website that shares recipes, tips on getting started, and glimpses of other celebrities that are also vegan including her wife, actress Portia de Rossi. Some other famous vegans noted on her site are Joaquin Phoenix, Toby Maguire, Lea Michele of Glee, and Emily Deschanel who was IDA’s spokesperson for World Go Vegan Week last year.

DeGeneres went vegan in 2008 and has steadily increased her dedication to the diet, shunning Lady Gaga’s meat dress on her show and offering the musician a dress made of veggies instead.

We love Ellen and her passion for veganism, however, she is now the face of Cover Girl Cosmetics, a company notorious for testing their products on animals. We hope that she can make the connection that animals suffer in labs just as much as those that end up on our plates and either discontinue support of Cover Girl or use her celebrity power and get them to stop testing on animals- an even better option!

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Celebrate Compassion


World Go Vegan Week (October 24th through 31st) is a celebration of compassion and a time to take action for animals, the environment and everyone's well-being. With your help, IDA wants to make the word "vegan" a household word. This year is going to be extra special, and extra cheesy!



This year, we want to help make it even easier to be vegan and what better way than being able to order a quick and easy pizza- with delicious vegan Daiya cheese!

We want you to go to your local pizza shop and ask if they would offer a vegan pizza for the week of World Go Vegan Week. We are partnering with Daiya cheese and they will send a sample of their amazing meltable, stretchable vegan cheese for the pizza joint to try. We will provide you with a letter and tips on how to approach the pizzerias. If you would like to be part of spreading the pizza love in your community, please contact Hope Bohanec: hope@idausa.org 415-448-0058 or 707-540-1760.

Check out the restaurants that are participating and offering a vegan pizza for World Go Vegan Week!

Vegan pizza outreach not your cup of tea? There are many other ways to celebrate with us!

Here are some other ways you can celebrate World Go Vegan Week:

Be sure to register your event with us so we can send you flyers, posters and other materials to make you event a success. Contact Hope Bohanec: hope@idausa.org (415)448-0058.

•Plan an event or activity to get people interested in veganism, such as a public lecture, cooking demonstration, feed-in with vegan food samples, leafleting, tabling, library exhibit, or street theater performance. If you serve vegan food at your event, you can get refunded for the cost through the VegFund


•Ask your local natural foods store to offer vegan samples for the week. Ask your favorite local food store to offer vegan samples or specials for the last week of October. Let them know that we can send information, posters and materials to help them celebrate World Go Vegan Week.


•Ask veg-friendly restaurants to offer discounts or specials on their vegan food. Encourage restaurants to have vegan specials for the week or to offer a discount for bringing in a veg-curious customer.


•Show a powerful, short vegan video at your next potluck or social gathering. Here's one of our favorites: Vegan video by NonViolenceUnited.org.


•Host a Vegan Halloween Party. Have a costume party and have prizes for the best animal costume, most compassionate, and the most vegan creative! Have vegan Halloween candy and treats on hand and go trick-or-treating, offering folks at the door vegan candy and brochures.


•Students: join or start a vegan club in your school and plan an event with your friends that will educate people about the benefits of a vegan diet to human health, animals, and the environment. Write a paper on veganism, hand out vegan literature at a college campus or help get vegan meals into your school's cafeteria. Visit Choice to learn how.


•Write a letter to the editor about the benefits of a vegan diet or the cruelties of factory farming, or ask your local newspaper to write a story on the subject.


•Visit a farmed animal sanctuary and take a friend who still eats meat. There are a number of farmed animal sanctuaries where you can visit rescued cows, pigs, turkeys, chickens, ducks, goats, sheep and rabbits live naturally in peace and harmony without fear of abuse or slaughter. Check out Animal Acres, Animal Place, Farm Sanctuary.


•Encourage a Compassionate Thanksgiving. Since Thanksgiving is coming up in a few weeks, talk to your community food banks about providing vegan options such as Tofurkys. Consider buying a few Tofurkys, preparing them, and bringing them to your food bank or other similar community dinner. Be sure to check out Gentle Thanksgiving which offers a lot of information and guidance on this special observance.


•If you are a part of an animal protection organization, become a presenter of World Go Vegan Week. There are no costs to you for joining us as a co-presenter. All you need is to post the World Go Vegan Week banner on your web site, which links to the World Go Vegan Week web page. Contact Hope Bohanec, for more information: hope@idausa.org or call (415) 448-0058.


•Adopt an activist.


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