Could Veganism End World Hunger?

Originally posted on Our Compass:

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SourceGentle World: for the Vegan in Everyone
By Michael Chatham

Whenever someone in the animal rights community suggests the concept of complete animal liberation, and therefore an end to the exploitation of animals, a common criticism and counter-argument to this goal is: “Humans can’t give up eating animals (or animal products), because then everyone would starve!” Not only is the idea of giving up their favorite edibles anxiety-inducing and even threatening to resolute omnivores, but it seems perfectly rational to them that, given the plight of humans around the globe who are suffering from poverty and hunger, removing animals from the world’s food supply would only exacerbate the situation. However, nothing could be further from the truth. It is actually the production of animal-based foods that is one of the leading causes of world hunger.

It is estimated that a staggering 925 million humans around the world…

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Eat Vegan? Wear Vegan.

Originally posted on Happy Vegan Vibes!:

If you haven’t noticed, I didn’t have a Vegan Journey on Monday. Before I jump into this post, I’m going to be all an editor-like-newspaper-journalist type of person. I understand that everyone’s busy lives (so am I with recent events); however, if you agree to something, either tell me something came up or back down on it. This isn’t very difficult. If you agree to share your story, please make deadlines. It’s quite simple. If you can’t send me your story on deadline but send it after, I’ll share another week and so on for the next person. If you don’t follow my statuses on my Facebook page, please do so now since I do mostly updates about my blog posts than on here.

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New Wallet: Vegan Friendly

We’re always interested in the food aspects of a vegan but what about clothing? We don’t…

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Animal Testing for Cosmetics?

Originally posted on Alexandra´s Animal Awareness Blog:

Photo: PeTA

Photo: PeTA

There are more and more countries in the world who have completely stopped and banned all testing on animals for products used in cosmetics, cleaning and hygiene. Some countries have moved forward and will stop in the near future. Why are some countries not supporting this move? If more companies are told that the consumer will no longer buy products tested on animals pressure will get them to rethink their policies. And then pressure will mount on changing the legal side of this kind of torture.

“India is well on its way to becoming a cruelty-free country following its recent ban—enacted, in part, thanks to PETA India’s efforts—on testing cosmetics on animals as well as the proposed ban on importing animal-tested cosmetics into the country. Now, the Indian Beauty & Hygiene Association (IBHA)—an organization representing L’Oréal, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and other companies—is actively challenging these efforts to…

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