Meet Vegans and Vegetarians From Around The World
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I can do lots of things, but previous jobs have included typesetting and graphic design for about 10 years, a care worker/admin/day centre manager in a home for older people for 8 years, and a year as a barman :-)
I've a BTEC in Computer Studies, amongst other computing qualifications, having used computers since the 80s.
I'm an eco-worrier(!), so have an interest in the environment, being the chairman of a local green group, and co-founder of my local Transition initiative.
The ideal thing would be a home-based job (probably design again, or a web/telephone support role, or, in my dreams, doing vegan marketing!), as I look after my 2 young children for part of the week, as I'm divorced.
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Okay, to help clarify the situation, here are some definitions—
A ‘vegetarian’ (Adopted by The Vegetarian Society of Great Britain in 1847, although it appears in print from 1842, before that people abstaining from meat were ‘Pythagoreans’) is “a person who does not eat meat, fish, or fowl, and who may or may not eat dairy products or eggs.”
The term ‘vegan’ was coined by Donald Watson in 1944 and adopted by The Vegan Society of England founded later that year. Their definition of ‘veganism’, accepted as the decisive standard worldwide, is “…a way of living which excludes all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, the animal kingdom, and includes a reverence for life. It applies to the practice of living on the products of the plant kingdom to the exclusion of flesh, fish, fowl, eggs, honey, animal milk and its derivatives, and encourages the use of alternatives for all commodities derived wholly or in part from animals.”
People who call themselves ‘vegetarian’ but eat fish, or ‘vegan’ but eat honey, are ‘pescetarians’ and ‘vegetarians’ respectively and should please stop muddying the water for the rest of us.
I say that we are all on a path, some of us are further along it and should encourage those behind us, whilst being open to advice from those ahead :-) I’d rather educate than criticise. Most of us weren’t born veg*ns, so we shouldn’t be hard on transitioning meat eaters, it’s way better to help them than alienate them…
I took the Vegan Pledge in January 2010, after being a vegetarian for 27 years!
I’m always asking ‘Why?’, I just wondered if anyone else was the same…
If only we didn’t have greed we’d have Tesla’s amazing inventions!
Check out the World Clock, it’s quite fascinating..
“There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.”— Bertrand Russell
“‘I am’ is the name of God. God is none other than the Self.”— Ramana Maharshi
“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”— Winston Churchill
“A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty”— Unknown
“We can admit that we’re killers, but we’re not going to kill today, that’s all it takes”— Captain Kirk
“We’re not gonna make it, are we? People, I mean.” — John Connor “It’s in your nature to destroy yourselves.”— The Terminator
“I think it would be a good idea.”— Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization
“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.” — Leonardo da Vinci
Only when the last tree has died, and the last river been poisoned, and the last fish been caught, will we realise we cannot eat money.— Cree prophecy
“For 200 years we’ve been conquering nature. Now we’re beating it to death.”— Tom McMillan
“For in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children's futures, and we are all mortal.”— John F. Kennedy
“Man talks of a battle with nature, forgetting that if he won the battle, he would find himself on the losing side.”— E. F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful
“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, it is loaned to us by our children.”— Native American proverb
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.” — Albert Einstein
“All things are connected, like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.” — Chief Seattle, 1854
“You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit. If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I'll buy you a new car.” — Harvey Diamond
“Happiness is not having what you want, it is wanting what you have.” — Sheryl Crow
"I believe that water will one day be employed as fuel, that hydrogen and oxygen which constitute it, used singly or together, will furnish an inexhaustible source of heat and light, of an intensity of which coal is not capable." – Jules Verne, The Mysterious Island (1874) Was he talking about hydrogen fuel cells Brown's Gas?
Message to Bryan Au — “Bryan, did you realise that there are almost 11,000 people on Volentia that you haven't befriended yet LOL ;-P”
Henry Ford (of Model T fame) wore soy bean clothes, drank soy milk and drove a soy plastic bodied car!
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