Vegan lifestyle articles that discuss ways of living in peace with humans, animals, and the environment.
Image from World Vegan Month
"Today, I marvel at the vegan foods in the supermarket, at the
cruelty-free clothing choices in stores, and at the fantastic alternatives
to dissection in schools, the modern ways to test medicines without killing
rabbits and beagles, the many forms of entertainment involving purely human
- Ingrid Newkirk
In 1976, the World Vegan Society collaborated with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to produce a 30 minute television program on the virtues of eating a plant based diet. Watch it here.
The production values reflect the times. Americans were unaware of the word vegan 37 years ago. Still, the film is a fascinating look at the birth of that lifestyle which I and many Notmilk readers have adopted.
It is interesting to note (while watching the video) that the vegans depicted in the England film promoted their change to a vegan lifestyle out of compassion to animals, particularly abused dairy cows.
In 2013, Notmilk's primary focus is that being vegan reflects compassion to one's own body. By eating animal proteins, and milk is essentially liquid meat, one eats more than just their pain and suffering. Since the making of this film in 1976, thousands of scientific studies have been performed to catalog hundreds of converging lines of evidence with one conclusion:
Eating animal flesh and drinking body fluids from animals does not do the human body any good.
Enjoy today's World Vegan day celebration!
"I became vegan because I saw footage of what really
goes on in the slaughterhouses and on the dairy farms."
- Ellen DeGeneres
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