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Part 2: The Most Important Dilemma / Flawed Choices

Here is part two of sixteen installments from “This Is Hope: Green Vegans and the New Human Ecology” / How we find our way to a humane and environmentally sane future. Each installment will be posted at www.thisishopethebook.com. Though “This

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Posted in The New Human Ecology, Veganism, Michael Pollan "Omnivore's Dilemma series

Part 1: Critique of Michael Pollan’s book, Omnivore’s Dilemma

Species rights, environmentalism, and our human ecology are entering a new era. We are connecting the dots between the necessities of a vegan new human ecology (see www.greenvegans dot org) and problems that include human overpopulation, environmentalism, destructive economic systems,

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Posted in The New Human Ecology, Ecosystems, Michael Pollan "Omnivore's Dilemma series

Ecologically Barren Animal Welfare Reforms

We must find a way to deepen our empathy and refine our campaigns and communication approaches. As we advocate for the end of animal agriculture and the entirety of carnism, we must respond as we would if these individuals from

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Posted in The State of Our Movement, Farmed Individuals from Other Species, The New Human Ecology, Veganism, Ecosystems

Prairies, Corn, Wheat, and Soybeans

In the United States, 80 percent of the corn and 22 percent of wheat is grown for “livestock” food. Some 75 percent of the soybean crop in the U.S. goes to feed them. Corn and soybean crops occupy a combined

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Posted in Farmed Individuals from Other Species, Ecosystems

Our Vegan Choices Increase the Odds of Ecosystem Recovery

We are searching for material sustainability and have not yet found it. Unwilling to distinguish between the excesses of what we think we want and deserve and our true needs, our predations upon the environment remain wildly out of control.

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Posted in Fish and Wildlife Management, The New Human Ecology, Veganism

CITES and Veganism

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Whatever our initial reasons for stepping onto the vegetarian or vegan pathway, we grow over time into a broader and deeper understanding of the reasons to improve and expand our efforts. Veganism is a product of my past vegetarianism, for

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Posted in Veganism

Wolves Are Slaughtered By Our Human Ecology

We accept that predation in nature is real. It can be difficult to watch. However, the ongoing (and increasing) slaughter of wolves by various state and federal agencies is simply wrong. The agencies are serving hunters (5.5% of the U.S.

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Posted in Wildlife

Why Human Ecology?

It took time to build the title of my book, This Is Hope: Green Vegans and the New Human Ecology. I’ve long understood the connections between my meals, the suffering of nonhuman animals, and environmental impacts. And I was already

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Posted in The New Human Ecology
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