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This Month in Veganism – September 2017

A collection of media stories and blog articles related to veganism, animals and activism. Please note, we are not responsible for the content or ads you see on other websites.

Philip Lymbery, chief executive of Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) and the author of Farmageddon and more recently Deadzone, said: “Every day there is a new confirmation of how destructive, inefficient, wasteful, cruel and unhealthy the industrial agriculture machine is. We need a total rethink of our food and farming systems before it’s too late.”

Why factory farming is not just cruel – but also a threat to all life on the planet The Guardian

Overfishing is rapidly devastating marine ecosystems. Experts predict that, if current trends continue, by 2048 there will be a global collapse of all stocks currently fished. Sea lice and other infections from farmed salmon have an impact on numbers and global warming is changing habitat; for example, aquatic temperatures in the Strait of Georgia and Fraser River are one and a half degrees warmer than 50 years ago.

Something fishy by Vesanto Melina, Common Ground

Because it is in bed with sexism and racism, it’s time we break up with the meat industry

Veganism Is Both Personal And Political Manitoba University Paper

Vegans should be encouraged: their choice is high in moral as well as digestive fibre. Their detractors should stop crying over spelt milk.

The Guardian view on veganism: high in moral fibre The Guardian

We caught up with naturalist and best-selling author, Sy Montgomery, to find out what most humans don’t understand about animal intelligence.

What Most Humans Don’t Know About Animal Intelligence: An Interview With Sy Montgomery Care 2 Network

Eating Animals, a new documentary narrated and produced by Academy Award winner Natalie Portman, made its world premiere this weekend at the Telluride Film Festival.

The film, based on a book of the same name by Jonathan Safran Foer, aims to educate viewers about the horrors of animal agriculture by going undercover at factory farms and slaughterhouses and exposing the truth. In 2009 Natalie Portman reported ditching meat, dairy, and eggs after reading Foer’s book. Her film received a standing ovation.

Natalie Portman’s New Documentary About Farmed Animals Gets Standing Ovation Mercy for Animals

Plant-based diets, often cited as a craze driven by millennials, are gaining increasing popularity. According to research by HealthFocus, 60% of consumers are reducing their meat intake – and a massive 17% of 15-70 year olds now follow a ‘predominantly’ plant-based diet. What’s more, 55% of people who start eating a more plant-based diet say they plan to stick with it permanently. What was once called a ‘food fad’ looks like it’s here to stay.

Plant-Based Diets: A Game-Changer For Our Food System, Our People And Our Planet The Huffington Post UK

Thousands have taken to the streets of Tel Aviv in what has been described as the ‘biggest march ever’ for animal rights.

PICTURES: 20,000 Vegan Activists March For Animal Rights In Tel Aviv Plant Based News

“Sadly, though it would be nice if the pro-grazers were right, they aren’t,” says lead author Tara Garnett of the University of Oxford’s Food Climate Research Network. “The truth is, we cannot eat as much meat as we like and save the planet.”

Grass-fed beef is bad for the planet and causes climate change New Scientist

The suffering inherent in mass meat production can’t be justified. And as the artificial meat industry grows, the last argument for farming animals has now collapsed

Goodbye – and good riddance – to livestock farming The Guardian

Today, more and more people are eating animal products such as meat & dairy. Our new report, ‘Appetite for Destruction’, highlights the impact that animal feed production is having on species, habitats and our health.

Vast animal-feed crops to satisfy our meat needs are destroying planet WWF Report & The Guardian

Why do we think that killing animals per se is not morally wrong? Why do we think that death is not a harm for non-human animals?

A ‘humanely’ killed animal is still killed – and that’s wrong

 


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New Facebook Page for Canadian Buddhists Who Care Deeply About Animals

Gabriola has its fair share of Buddhists and those interested in Buddhism including several members of the Vegeteers. A kind member has passed on a new Facebook page of interest:

https://www.facebook.com/CanadianBuddhists4Animals/

Other Facebook pages/groups of interest to local vegans:

https://www.facebook.com/vegeteers/

Vegans of Gabriola

Vegans of Nanaimo

Vancouver Island Vegan Association


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Link Roundup: January and February 2016 Edition

Submitted by Vegeteers’ Members:

Vegan Nacho Cheese

The Secret Reason We Eat Meat

Vegans in Ontario say they’re protected under human rights law

Articles and opinion pieces:

Help The Climate, Change Your Diet

My meat addiction is over: I’ve gone vegan, and it’s brilliant

Forbes Magazine Highlights Exciting Growth in Vegan Business Opportunities

No, Being a Vegan Will Not Make You Go Bald

World’s First Vegan Supermarket Chain to Open in Portland

Canada’s Meat-Free Butcher Shop Wins on Dragons’ Den!

I stopped eating animals because of human rights

Science is rapidly revealing just how smart animals are

Vegan Medicine: Time to Reach Mainstream

Videos:

The Secret Reason We Eat Meat – Dr. Melanie Joy

Vegan on $25

Jon and Tracey Stewart Roll Out the ‘Green’ Carpet to Welcome Rescued Goats and Sheep to Their Farm

Food:

Your Guide To Aquafaba — The Weird Vegan Egg Replacer