On the Psychological Continuum

Animal Person

There is a general consensus that vegetarianism and veganism are different philosophically. There is no philosophical continuum, but there is a psychological continuum, as evidenced by everyone at the workshop taking steps back or forward, denoting their increase in animal use (including no meat to meat, or backsliding, like I did a decade ago), or their decrease (such as when vegetarians go vegan). Hence, what we need from this point onwards is psychology and not philosophy.

What Friends are For

Animal Person

How ridiculous is it that " On the Psychological Continuum ," to say nothing of an article against rabbit fur, is on the same page as Gabriella's Fur Den? Is this like eating at a non-vegan restaurant, where by doing so you support animal use and abuse?

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"Change of Heart": New Book about Animal Activism

Critter News

It's called "Change Of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change." For example, why is it so hard for our family members and co-workers – many of whom have companion animals that they love – to cut cruelty from their diets and go vegan? We received an email about a new book being released by Lantern Books.

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On "Compassion," "Nonviolence" and "Justice"

Animal Person

Being vegan because you want to live as nonviolently as possible and you don't want to contribute to violence and you don't want to respond to violence with violence is admirable to some, though refusing to support the defense of sentient nonhumans when you probably would if they were humans bothers me. I think most would agree with that one, although there is the question of psychological harm, and activists are all over the map with that. Or vegan pumpkin pie.

On Radical Abolitionism and Guilt

Animal Person

I do not believe that our war can be won by vegan education alone and that some day, the oppressors of humans, nonhuman animals and the planet are going to see the error of their ways and transition to a nonviolent, non-exploiting way of life. And I don't think that converting one person at a time to veganism via my spectacular baking or my blogging is going to make up for the people of China and India rapidly increasing their consumption of animals.

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Moral Vegetarianism, Part 3 of 13

Animal Ethics

Vegan vegetarians who eat only vegetables, fruit, and nuts do not completely remove all microorganisms from their food, even with repeated cleaning. But it might also be possible to develop animals that periodically shed their legs and wanted to have their shed legs eaten, animals whose psychological health and well-being depended on such eating. For an explanation of this feature, click on “Moral Vegetarianism” at the bottom of this post. What Meat Should Not Be Eaten?

The One Animal Product You Should Feed Your Children

Animal Ethics

The breast milk of vegan mothers is fully nutritious for infants, and contains the full compliment of energy, protein, and vitamins, needed for the rapid growth of life's first half year. Michael Klaper, Pregnancy, Children, and the Vegan Diet , p.

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