Is veganism a social justice movement or a group of people who eat plant based food?
If it is a social justice movement, should we be sensitive to the impact that our words and actions have on others?
Or, is it simply a matter of suck it up and deal with it?
By the same token will we give those who make the comments a ‘free pass’ if they claim that it wasn’t their ‘intent’?
If we then adopt this attitude, who is the one that says where the line of offensive comments begins?
How then, do we attract others to the movement?
A little over a month ago, Mark Pearson did the unthinkable.
Not only did he consume animal flesh, he was caught eating the “morsel”.
As is usually the case, when someone gets caught doing something wrong, they put all sorts of spin on it, and attempt to deflect the focus.
This is exactly what Mark Pearson and the Animal Justice Party have done.
Rather than accept responsibility, and fall on his sword, the wagons were circled to protect him.
Mark Pearson and the Animal Justice Party put issued statements full of Orwellian doublespeak.
First came the Animal Justice Party’s salvo to those who were calling for Mark’s resignation
The “statement” was full of so many falsehoods that I am surprised it was published.
Mark Pearson, will consuming a dog be his next “error of judgement’?. Source: Facebook
Let’s cut right to the chase here. If this post is going to be a TL:DR, then this is what you should take away from it.
Mark Pearson should resign from the AJP and parliament immediately.
For those kept reading, let me ask you this.
If there was a person who has for many years championed ’cause X’. So much so that those who are involved in ‘X’ dread to see this person walking towards them.
This person is held up as one of the few people who is seeking justice for “X”.
Now what would you say if this same person was alleged to have participated in “X”?
Would you condemn that person? (more…)
This is an open letter to all the candidates of the Animal Justice Party for the House of Representatives, and the Senate.
Please allow me to introduce myself.
I am an eligible voter at the coming election.
I care about the plight of other animals.
I understand the complexities of animal rights.
I am also vegan.
This means, according to Facebook, my only option is to vote for you on July 2.
This is why I am writing this letter to you.
I feel there are a few questions need answering. (more…)
A number of people have contacted me asking about the comment that I made which was screen shot was taken of, and appeared in a recent article on Ecorazzi.com
While I don’t normally get involved in Fakebook drama, on this instance, I feel that I need to because something needs to be said, and it has to stop.
The comment, which is linked below relates to Gary’s vendetta he has against Casey Taft.
A vendetta that is now crossing the lines into an obsession.
An obsession that is getting more hostile with every comment/post that Gary Francione writes. (more…)
What are your thought’s on veganism?
Do you think it is an all or nothing lifestyle, where personal purity is the holy grail of veganism?
Personally, I didn’t think it is.
Yet, there are those who can only be described as anti-vegan who push this are their main excuse for dismissing veganism.
Straw Man Fallacy
Merriam Webster defines a straw man as: (more…)