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"Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man himself will not find peace. " Albert Schweitzer

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When it comes to peace, how would you describe yourself?
I am a born activist
What do you believe are the 'burning issues' today?
War, Hunger, Poverty, Education, Our Planet, Violence, Inflation, Human Rights, Our Shrinking Freedom
What must we overcome to achieve peace?
Greed
Can we change the world?
Definitely
Promise to respect others and refrain from spamming?
Yes

Do we all really deserve peace?





We all agree that it is morally wrong to inflict
‘unnecessary’ suffering or death on animals.
But the overwhelming portion of our animal use—just
about all of it—cannot be justified by anything other than
pleasure, amusement, convenience, or habit.
If you believe that the lives of nonhumans have moral value,
then stop participating in the killing of animals, however
‘humanely’ they are treated.

Most animals are killed for food. According to the Food
and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United
Nations, humans kill approximately 53 billion animals—
that’s 53,000,000,000—for food per year not including fish
and other sea animals.

Our thinking about nonhuman animals is very confused.
Many of us live, or have lived, with companion animals, such
as dogs, cats, rabbits, etc. We love these animals. They are
important members of our families. We grieve when they die.
But we stick forks into other animals no different from the
ones we love. That makes no sense.

There is something that you can do.
You can go vegan. Now.


Veganism reduces animal suffering and death by
decreasing demand.

Veganism is not merely a matter of diet; it is a moral and
political commitment to abolition on the individual level
and extends not only to matters of food, but to clothing,
other products, and other personal actions and choices.



But what’s wrong with eating animal
products other than meat?


There is no meaningful distinction between eating flesh and
eating dairy or other animal products. Animals exploited for
dairy, eggs, or other products are treated as badly if not
worse than ‘meat’ animals, and they end up in the same
slaughterhouse after which we consume their flesh anyway.

There is every bit as much suffering
and death in a glass of milk, ice
cream cone, or an egg as there is in a
steak.


145 million..... killed every Day
6 million......... killed every hour
100,000……… killed every minute
1,680………… killed every second



How can we justify this slaughter?

We cannot justify it on the ground that we need to eat
animal products for reasons of health. We clearly do not
need to do so. In fact, the evidence increasingly shows that
animal products are detrimental to human health.

We cannot justify it on the ground that it is ‘natural’
because humans have been eating animals for thousands of
years. The fact that we have been doing something for a
long time does not make it morally right. Humans have been
racist and sexist for centuries and we now recognize that
racism and sexism are morally wrong.

We cannot justify it as necessary for the global ecology.
There is a growing consensus that animal agriculture is an
environmental disaster.

According to the FAO:
★Animals consume more protein than they produce.
For every kilogram (2.2 pounds) of animal protein
produced, animals consume an average of almost 6
kilograms, or more than 13 pounds, of plant protein
from grains and forage.

Because animals consume much more protein than they
produce, grains that should be consumed by humans are
consumed by animals instead. Thus, along with other
factors, animal agriculture condemns many human beings
to starvation.

★It takes more than 100,000 liters of water to produce
one kilogram of beef, and approximately 900 liters to
produce one kilogram of wheat.

The only justification we have for inflicting suffering and
death on 53 billion animals per year is that we get pleasure
from eating them; that it is convenient for us to eat them; that
it is a habit.

Why not get better laws and industry
standards?


There are animal welfare laws that require us to treat animals
‘humanely,’ but these laws are largely meaningless because
animals are property; they are economic commodities that
have no value other than what we accord them.

And, most important, reforming exploitation ignores the
fundamental question: how can we justify using animals at
all as our resources—however ‘humanely’ we treat them?

What Is the solution?

The solution is to abolish the exploitation of animals, not to
regulate it. The solution is to recognize that just as we
recognize that every human, irrespective of her particular
characteristics, has the fundamental right not to be treated
as the property of another, we must recognize that every
sentient (perceptually aware) nonhuman has that right
as well.

Courtesy of:
www.abolitionistapproach.com





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At 11:04pm on June 10, 2010, Eva said…
Hello,

iPeace is deleted from David Califa the end of June. Here you can find a new home and old friends.

http://peaceformeandtheworld.ning.com/

You are cordially invited.

Warm regards, Eva
At 8:46pm on November 22, 2009, Lisa MacDonald said…
At 10:16pm on August 15, 2009, Philip Watling said…
Hi Eleni. I am happy to connect with you; I like making new friends. As an unknown author it is a good way to spread the word about my inspiring autobiography. This humble story about my life, my death and my resurrection is inspirational. Suddenly I have contacts from all over the world; many of whom have become friends, and more to the point, fans of my book on its Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Flight-of-a-Lifetime/7620224075?ref=ts

If you want to help change your life, make sure you get my incredible autobiography. Read it, love it, be inspired by it - and don't forget to tell your friends to do the same. It may be the best thing you have ever done.
At 7:58pm on August 15, 2009, Christopher Stewart said…

Glad that you can log in again Eleni ! :o)

Hope you have an excellent week-end !

Blessings,
Chris

At 12:58am on August 11, 2009, Lisa MacDonald said…

At 6:16pm on June 27, 2009, s <3 said…

At 5:11am on May 24, 2009, Bella Lychowski said…
Eleni, acabei de assinar uma petição online para ajudar a salvar os gatos do Parque Lage, no Rio de Janeiro, que estão ameaçados de despejo. Agradeço se puder ajudar a divulgar o link. bjos.

http://www.petitiononline.com/Lage/petition.html
At 11:10pm on May 12, 2009, Beatriz Pereira said…
Oi Eleni,

Obrigada por me aceitar como amiga. Sua página também é linda.

Eu trabalho como ativista pelos direitos de todos os seres on e offline, além de ser professora de idiomas, já que as contas não nascem pagas. Comecei todo esse trabalho no yahoogroups, aí migrei para o myspace e recentenmente descobri o ning.

Neste site, comecei um trabalho de discussão sobre a violência em si em cada ser humano. O nome do grupo é 'How to Treat and Heal Violence in Humans'. Visite-nos e junte-se a nós.

Se Você for ao www.ning.com Você vai ver o meu perfil e as outras redes ás quais estou ligada.

Mais uma vez, obrigada por aceitar o meu convite.

Paz e Felicidade.
At 5:00pm on May 12, 2009, s <3 said…
Thanks for all the videos. I like your page xxx

At 12:37pm on May 9, 2009, Loving TreeOfLife said…
So beautiful, thank you for these 888 minutes to relax :-))
have a wonderful weekend, too. LoveLight, Elke


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