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No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Vegan Shopping – 19 March 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

I was very happy to see that the Winter 2007 issue of American Vegan, the publication of the American Vegan Society, has a listing of sources for vegan products.

The way that the information is organized is so clear, that I was able to find out if a company sells vegan products only – something that is important to me.

“Why Shop Animal-Free?” is an excellent article on page 31 by Freya Dinshah, Editor, who expresses many of the concerns that I share; among them is the use of components of slaughterhouses and rendering plants, such as glycerin which is a product I have written about in a previous Blog.

This outstanding article ends with the following:

“The term cruelty-free in common usage today refers to products that have not been tested on animals. It is poorly defined and has been appropriated as a marketing tool. Only if a product contains no animal component can it be considered truly cruelty-free and in keeping with vegan ethics.”

So true! I know of many people who are fooled by the “cruelty-free” label, just as I used to be years ago before learning how meaningless some terms really are.  

Go on to: The Wheat and the Tares – 20 March 2007
Return to: Why Aren't You Vegan? – 18 March 2007
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