I love seeing the vegan diet taken to a philosophical and intellectual level as this woman's research does. Why is eating meat an agreed upon social norm, and what is involved in keeping it this way?
Your dog is the cow you eat. You cat is the fur you wear. Make the connection and see that all living animals deserve love and respect. Why do we still turn an blind eye to the cruelty and suffering of 56 billion animals per year?
I didn't start my vegan journey for any reason in particular. Instead it was a series of signs all within one week which pointed me to veganism. I always feel that it happened to me, it was not my choice.
In one moment, I declared myself vegan and I have never looked back. Now I needed to find my reasons and my inspiration that would carry me forward. A quick internet search later, and into my life stepped Colleen Partick-Goudreau. She is a wealth of knowledge and compassion and I personally wouldn't be where I am today without her.
Here's a short video about her awakening into veganism. You can find her website at www.compassionatecooks.com.
This evening I'm heading down to a university lecture hall to listen to Gene Baur speak, founder of Farm Sanctuary. I'm really excited to hear his message, and if this afternoon's CBC radio broadcast is any indication as to what his message is, it is to rethink the notion that we need to eat meat.
This afternoon's Maritime Noon broadcast can be found here, and starting at about 9:40 you can hear the great debate with opinions of Gene's as well as call-in guests. I was tempted to call myself! Take a listen. What are your thoughts?