Compassionate choices for yourself, the environment, and animals
WHAT CHANGE IS WORTH YOUR TIME?
Change can feel overwhelming. Let’s cut straight to it: there are many terrible things happening in this world of ours. How do we decide what warrants our time and attention? There are a number of approaches people can take, from choosing a cause that’s close to their heart (e.g. people raising money for research on a disease that affected their family member), to giving when there’s an readily available opportunity (e.g. participating in a work or school fundraising campaign). A type of change I’m particularly passionate about is our daily consumer purchases, which, quite notably, includes food...
IS VEGANISM EXTREME?
"Are vegans extreme left-wing hippies?" I wondered to myself, three years ago. At that time, I could respect choosing not to eat animals (though I still believed in humane meat and ate it regularly), but I couldn't fathom why people would choose not to eat animal byproducts, and, most of all, CHEESE!
"Humans have victimized animals to such a degree that they are not even considered victims... They are nothing; they don't count. They are commodities like TV sets and cell phones."