Talking About What Vegan Means
Friends of Animals’ New Website Blends Values & Verve
Darien, Conn. and Victoria, BC - Friends of Animals staffers in the U.S. and Canada are ready to announce their lively new online venue, bringing together the vegan community and people everywhere who wish to explore vegan living and ideas.
Vegan Means respects animals, values habitats, and works to promote a stable climate and a way to feed the world. Powered by an animal-rights advocacy group that’s five-decades strong, Vegan Means will help cultivate a human culture that outgrows its reliance on animal products and grows as quickly as possible. To this end, Vegan Means has distilled some of the very best information, and brought carefully considered new commentary, to provide an attractive base of knowledge about the decision to opt out of animal-based businesses.
Vegan Means explores the whys and the hows of the matter, providing material about the freedom of animals, and how that freedom is abridged for food, clothing, research and entertainment of one species alone. The impact of animal agribusiness on our environment, and how we as individuals can address this, is introduced, and kept updated. Also included are vegan history, the vegan’s role in peace and social justice, and approaches to activism and education.
The site includes nutritional guidance to illuminate some realities that are as important to human well-being as they are to fairness for other animals. New vegans will find useful tips to navigate social situations, such as helping friends and family understand what a vegan commitment is all about.
The “Ask a Vegan” section will be an Internet café for vegans who are curious about what long-time vegans think about their commitment, and how they deal with the trickiest situations and questions.
Vegan Means also features recipes from Friends of Animals’ acclaimed cookbook, Dining with Friends: The Art of North American Vegan Cuisine. These delectable and nutritious recipes, along with useful culinary tips like how to convert traditional recipes into winning vegan dishes better than their original counterparts!
FoA president Priscilla Feral said, “We’re talking about a revolution: challenging centuries of domination and starting with our next meal.” Vegan Means will be a valuable part of the movement begun by Donald Watson and friends, to change for the better our whole cultural view of animals’ lives and human moral progress.
Feral adds, “By becoming vegan we work at the roots to refresh our world, ensuring respect - and indeed a future - for our planet and all of its inhabitants.”
And that’s what being vegan means.
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