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The 2016 Election: Endless Green Vegan Opportunities?

It’s difficult to imagine what the next several years will be like after this—the 2016 U.S. election. Conservative Republicans will control all branches of the U.S. government. In this context, every progressive cause will be impacted. Will it be for

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Posted in The State of Our Movement, The New Human Ecology, Veganism, climate change, political

The Unlimited Vegan – Part III

Connecting to Power In parts I and II, we see how the founders of modern-day veganism anticipated the connections between the vegan principle and other pressing issues. It is our job to understand that those same issues, if left unsolved,

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Posted in The State of Our Movement, The New Human Ecology, Veganism, Ecosystems

The Unlimited Vegan – Part II

Making Sense of the Whole In part one, we saw how Donald Watson, Leslie Cross and other founders of the word “vegan” and the Vegan Society implied and then stated what it means to apply the vegan principle to the

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Cowspiracy the documentary premiers!

A movie with a message too long ignored. For organizations receiving this, please email your members and post the attached poster (www.cowspiracy.com) to your social media sites. You also will see the scheduled tour at www.cowspiracy.com that’s selling out to

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Deep Vegans – Part 1

Whatever our initial reasons for stepping onto the vegetarian or vegan pathway, we must quickly grow into a broader and deeper understanding of how important Veganism is to the future of all life on Earth. For some, like me, Veganism

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Posted in The State of Our Movement, Fish and Wildlife Management, The New Human Ecology, Veganism, Ecosystems

Part 15: Michael Pollan and His Omnivore’s Disappointment

It is our experience with nature, our increasing awareness of ecosystems, the operational norms of animal agriculture, and the sentient and non-sentient individuals under the yoke of carnism that lead millions of people to campaign for what must come next:

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Posted in Farmed Individuals from Other Species, The New Human Ecology, Michael Pollan "Omnivore's Dilemma series

Part 14: You’ve Been Disregarded

Recall that earlier in his book, Omnivore’s Dilemma, author Michael Pollan saw nothing in the eyes of steer #534 (“As I gingerly stepped toward him the quiet shuffling mass of black cowhide between us parted [Pollen’s steer was now at

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Part 13: Pollanist Destiny

Michael Pollan wants us to believe that our predation on individuals from other species should exist in the future because it existed in the past, and that our current predation upon domesticated and wild species is a natural (my word)

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Part 12: The Philosophers Pollan Overlooked

The bias we find in Omnivore’s Dilemma ensures the arguments of vegetarians and vegans will look weak and the carnist omnivores’ positions look strong. For example,  we should reject the book’s inference that philosophers Peter Singer and Tom Regan represent

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Part 9: Cross Pollination

Pollan declares that he intends to take the “approach [of ] the diner as a naturalist might, using the long lenses of ecology and anthropology,” while employing “the shorter, more intimate lens of personal experience.” My charge is that he

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The 2016 Election: Endless Green Vegan Opportunities?

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