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Re: “Back talk

This is in response to Re: goats and vegans --

SHAME ON YOU at indyweek.com for misrepresenting two of my online posted comments to an article, whereas you took out the most urgent and relevant parts (i.e. censorship) and then condensed the two into one weak post. Anyone with a hint of a moral compass would not have done so. My offered comments gave much food for thought and put things in a perspective few ever consider, and is the hard-to-swallow TRUTH of the matter the article I commented at highlighted. For those who want to see for themselves what I wrote in the proper context, unedited and in sequence, please go to: http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/prodigal-farm-is-growing-along-with-its-humanely-raised-herd/Content?oid=3982383

Here are my 2 comments, as I posted them:

Hi Lisa.

You stated in this comment thread that you were once vegan and are trying to be vegan again. I beg you to NOT return to veganism until you have full comprehension of the term and its authentic definition. It is clear that you did not in your past "vegan" days -- nor do you still, up to this point.



Allow me to post a quote that clarifies a vegan principle that is relevant to the article's topic --



“Animal agriculture is a business making money on the bodies of other sentient beings. This can never be free of a fundamental insensitivity towards the victims of the industry’s profits and a deep betrayal to the animals who depend on humans for care. In the same way that one cannot own humans and traffic their bodies for profit in a humane way, it is impossible to humanely profit from the lives and bodies of animals.” 
— Hope Bohanec, author of The Ultimate Betrayal: Is There Happy Meat?



Animals are not ours to do with as we please. Period. Stop "buying" the lie that they are.

Posted by Victoria Hart on 03/27/2014 at 8:21 PM

... and...

P.S. to Lisa --

I encourage you to adopt a plant based diet SOON and begin living animal-cruelty-free in all aspects of your life... but just don't use the word "vegan" until you are serious about the principles/ethics. Poor or misconstrued definitions of the word "vegan" are part of the overall problem more so than part of the solution. We can't make up our own definitions based on our personal comfort levels. That's a no-no.



Thank you in advance for making future efforts to fully respect all animals and acquire reverence for life, if you are moved to do so. This is the heart and soul of authentic veganism. The day one stops seeing animals as "food", slaves and living tools for human use is a day well worth striving for and celebrating the achievement of. I cheer you on towards this goal.

Posted by Victoria Hart on 03/27/2014 at 11:02 PM

FYI: The Vegan Society (UK) first coined the term "vegan" in the 1940's. Leslie Cross (Vice President of The Vegan Society) wrote that veganism "means and will always mean the philosophy that man should for his own advancement live without exploiting animals."

Veganism is NOT a diet but a principle, a philosophy, and a moral imperative.

Also, the Vegan Society wrote:

"Veganism is a way of living which excludes all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, the animal kingdom, and includes a reverence and compassion for all life. It applies to the practice of living on the products of the plant kingdom to the exclusion of flesh, fish, fowl, eggs, honey, animal milk and its derivatives, and encourages the use of alternatives for all commodities derived wholly or in part from animals."

And...

"Veganism remembers man's responsibilities to the earth and its resources and seeks to bring about a healthy soil and plant kingdom and a proper use of the materials of the earth.

And...

“The Vegan Society advocates living on the products of the plant kingdom to the exclusion of all food and other commodities derived wholly or in part from animals. Its members base their lives on the ethic of Reverence for Life and seek to free themselves from all forms of cruelty and exploitation. They are aware of man's responsibilities to his environment and seek to promote the proper use of the resources of the earth."

The above quotes should make things quite clear about what AUTHENTIC veganism is. In my comments posted online at the article above, I strongly urged Lisa (and others reading the thread) to educate themselves on what veganism is and what it has been misrepresented to be.

If you want to read more about the history of Veganism, go here:
http://www.candidhominid.com/p/vegan-history.html

To learn about the lies told to you about so-called "happy/humane meat", feed your head (and your heart) and go here: http://www.humanemyth.org/

Thank you.

-Victoria Hart

Posted by Victoria Hart on 04/03/2014 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Prodigal Farm is growing, along with its humanely raised herd

P.S. to Lisa --
I encourage you to adopt a plant based diet SOON and begin living animal-cruelty-free in all aspects of your life... but just don't use the word "vegan" until you are serious about the principles/ethics. Poor or misconstrued definitions of the word "vegan" are part of the overall problem more so than part of the solution. We can't make up our own definitions based on our personal comfort levels. That's a no-no.

Thank you in advance for making future efforts to fully respect all animals and acquire reverence for life, if you are moved to do so. This is the heart and soul of authentic veganism. The day one stops seeing animals as "food", slaves and living tools for human use is a day well worth striving for and celebrating the achievement of. I cheer you on towards this goal.

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Posted by Victoria Hart on 03/27/2014 at 11:02 PM

Re: “Prodigal Farm is growing, along with its humanely raised herd

Hi Lisa.
You stated in this comment thread that you were once vegan and are trying to be vegan again. I beg you to NOT return to veganism until you have full comprehension of the term and its authentic definition. It is clear that you did not in your past "vegan" days -- nor do you still, up to this point.

Allow me to post a quote that clarifies a vegan principle that is relevant to the article's topic --

“Animal agriculture is a business making money on the bodies of other sentient beings. This can never be free of a fundamental insensitivity towards the victims of the industry’s profits and a deep betrayal to the animals who depend on humans for care. In the same way that one cannot own humans and traffic their bodies for profit in a humane way, it is impossible to humanely profit from the lives and bodies of animals.” 
— Hope Bohanec, author of The Ultimate Betrayal: Is There Happy Meat?

Animals are not ours to do with as we please. Period. Stop "buying" the lie that they are.

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Posted by Victoria Hart on 03/27/2014 at 8:21 PM

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