Wednesday, April 25, 2012

It's Time

Sunshine and a fresh breeze,
Lush fields and tall trees.
Friendship and bonds that will never be broken,
Memories that will never be forgotten.
Families that look out for one another,
Sons and daughters raised with the love of a mother.
A joy it is to live on this beautiful planet,
Healthy long lives lived without regret.

A life of freedom,
A life that we deny them.
Because they are property of humans,
Who enslave them just because they can.
A short life of misery and exploitation,
These sentient beings cry for freedom.
They have no words but their pleas are clear,
"We want to live, we don't want to die here."
Mothers torn from their newborn babies,
Young children slaughtered mercilessly.
They are moral persons, not things,
But we treat them like profit machines.
Over 56 billion murdered a year,
Simply for humans to eat, use and wear.

It's time to stop the killing, violence and oppression,
Time to end all hatred and discrimination.
Time to respect the rights of one another,
Time for peace and love to take over.
We don't need to exploit to survive,
So is it really worth taking innocent lives?
Go vegan, end the use.
They don't have a choice, but you do.

Sunshine and a fresh breeze,
Lush fields and tall trees.
How wonderful it is,
To be free.



Thursday, April 12, 2012

Why go vegan? - From a 9 Year Old

This post was written by my brother Eddy about why to go vegan.

My name is Eddy I am 9 years old and I will tell you why you should go vegan.

Did you know, every picture of animals being happy on a meat/milk/egg/fish product is not true if you were one of these animals you would be screaming "help help" and if pictures of animals were real then you would see a very very sad cow/pig/chicken/fish.

Did you know eating a egg is like eating the male chicks that die because they're no use in the egg industry so they are killed just after they are hatched. :(

Did you know more then ten million animals are killed every day for us to EAT?

Did you know milk from cows is meant for the baby cows not humans and furthermore most of the male baby cows DIE because they're not needed just because they don't make milk.

Did you know dairy industries say dairy for life just so people will buy more stuff dairy or more meat.

Did you know honey is really bees VOMIT and that bees don't make it for us they make it for the nest and the baby bees?

You can't make every one happy but you can make animals happy by being VEGAN.

So get your friends and give it a go.

Here's some of the food we eat.

Macaroni and cheese (made out of chickpeas)

Vegetarian sausages

Soy milk

Lasagne

Chocolate fudge/cake/muffins

Vegan food is really yummy.

If you search vegan recipes on Google you can find lots of yummy vegan recipes

Well that's all from me for now I really hope this makes you want to be vegan.
goodbye. :)

"They're all vegans. And you?"

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Message About Discrimination, Love, And Being Who You Are

I would like to write about an issue that I feel very strongly about, and that is homophobia.

I am not afraid to speak out against it, but up til now it's made me afraid to come out as a homosexual. Afraid of what others would think. Afraid that people wouldn't want to know me. But what use is living in fear? I know I'm a great person. I know I'm worthy of being loved, just like everyone else. I am me. I was born this way. Nothing wrong with that.

It makes me sad that there is still so much hate towards gay people in this world. Claims that homosexuality is a sin. That it shouldn't exist. That gay people should go to hell. Hatred. Violence. Bullying. This then leads the victims to depression, self-hate, loneliness and sometimes, suicide.

Why hate on those who are different from you? What good does it do? No one can help being born the way they are. Regardless of race, colour, sexuality, gender, mental and physical ability, species, everyone deserves respect. When we learn to love and respect others, we are happier, and they are happier as well. Win-win.

It really shouldn't be that big of a deal. So someone is attracted to people of the same sex. So what? As long as that person's happy, that should be all that really matters. We have no right to tell people that who they are is wrong. They might not be right by your standards, but they are right for themselves.

Treat others the way you want to be treated. Try to see the world through the other person's eyes. Take a minute to think how your actions and words could affect this person. And if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.

I can only hope that those who know me would look at me the same way they did before I came out. I am still the same person, no different. But in the end, their opinion doesn't matter to me, because it's what I think of myself that truly matters. I'm coming out because I'm tired of being afraid of what others might think of me. It'd be easy to keep it in the dark. No one who meets me would ever be able to tell that I'm a lesbian. But this is who I am, so why try to hide it? I am finally true to myself. And I want others to know that it's okay to be true to themselves too.

I want to finish with a message to the victims of bullying, if any of you are reading this post.
  You are beautiful. You are wonderful. Love yourself for who you are. Don't listen to the hateful people. They're the ones with the problem, not you. Don't let them affect your happiness, because you deserve to be happy. Stay strong. It gets better. I promise. And if you feel you have no one, if you feel there's no place for you in the world, email me, and I will listen.