WRITTEN BY NEIL M. PINE, AUTHOR OF
THE CONSCIOUS PLANET.
IF YOU ARE CURIOUS ABOUT THE TRENDING OF VEGANISM YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT IT HERE!
WRITTEN BY NEIL M. PINE
Veganism is one of the hippest and fastest growing lifestyles, which is taking the world by storm, especially in light of the growing trend in health, environmental awareness, and compassionate psychology.
But what does it really mean?
Over the years, the word vegan has taken on an ambiguous definition. Most people consider anyone who uses no animal products to be a vegan, but there’s so more to it than that. According to Wikipedia, veganism is “the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, as well as an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of sentient animals. A follower of veganism is known as a vegan.”
The contingent factors of a vegan philosophy are animal rights and compassion for all living creatures. A true vegan philosophy will not tolerate any products which may harm or exploit animals. Vegans will not wear leather, fur, wool, silk, or use bee products such as honey, pollen, or royal jelly.
A person who eats no animal products for health or environmental concerns, but still may engage in hunting, fishing or patronizing products which may exploit animals, are technically referred to as being on a “Plant Based” diet.
The word vegetarian is defined by people who are primarily plant based, and traditionally do not intend harm animals, but may still exploit them through the ingestion of their bodily secretions and embryos. Lacto-ovo vegetarians: (Milk, eggs, cheese, butter, mayonnaise, honey, etc…) Also, like vegans, most vegetarians are dogmatically opposed to wearing fur or leather, but unlike vegans, they may still justify wearing wool or silk.
Also, in the United States, people are usually only preoccupied with vegetarianism for selfish reasons (health and environmental factors). However, the doctrine of eastern philosophy (AHIMSA: nonviolence and the sacredness of all living creatures), magically transforms vegetarianism into an act of compassion and respect for life. This is a mystical veneration which should be instilled in all children today in order to avoid incidents such as Columbine.
Compassion was the original reason why man became a vegetarian in the first place!
However, in the modern world, we now realize the inhumane and profligate environmental repercussions of even raising dairy cattle. Today, any vegetarian who uses dairy products, but still claim that they are vegetarian for compassionate reasons, are just fooling themselves! (The majority of Buddhists and Hindus in the world fall under this category) A dairy cow can live up to 25 years, but under the heavy burden of modern industrial milk production, they will only live for four years, and then get ground into hamburger meat. Also, the baby calves of dairy cows are heartlessly separated from their mothers at birth.
Veganism empowers the true altruistic potential of mankind. It is the realization of oneness with living creatures and respect for life and the environment, which will bring together all humanity to the next stage of evolution! — (Neil M. Pine)
To be continued! Please look for our series of cutting edge articles on Veganism, where we will be examining how it relates to racial supremacy, terrorism, and even serial killing, and how we can avoid these types of egregious anti-social behaviors by instilling compassionate vegan family values in our children!
Book cover endorsement for new sustainable, holistic, and compassionate vegan book, The Conscious Planet by Neil M. Pine: “A Game Changer! This book challenges many core idea and values related to parenting choices. The author provides an alternative perspective for parents to evaluate the relationships between food choices and parenting practices that may have a profound impact on the child” — (Dr. Carol Sigala, PhD) Child behavioral psychologist.
Veganism is Food For Thought! TheConsciousPlanet.org