“At one time, milk was one of the more natural processes in farming. A bull would impregnate a cow — an actual bull, before the age of artificial insemination . She was pregnant for nine months and then a baby cow was born.
Afterwards, from the calf’s birth to up to three months after it was weaned, the farmer would...
Sat, 15 Mar, 2014 - 16:11Hi everyone, I was wondering what people think about the concept (or indeed the experience!) of cruelty-free eggs? I’ve been meaning to ask for ages! We started looking into it (we = my wife & I) when one of our friends started keeping chickens. Now we know three folk who, as far as we can tell, keep chickens as pets and look after them very well:
By “very well” I mean: in expansive settings (way beyond commercial “free...
Here’s a vegan-friendly poem, first of a series from me I hope… Others very welcome too, just add them to the Vegan Group on thebuddhistcentre.com!
We ate no flesh in Eden, but afterwards, When things got hard, we forgot the peaceful kinship of that ancient kingdom. As our teeth sank into their flesh we had to deny them. So we said they had no souls, no reason, no thumbs, no speech. We were so different. We made A chain of things to protect us - fire, medicine, our locking houses, many kinds of clothes. And we renamed them - farm product, fur crop, Renewable resource. Pray that we will see their faces again in the mirror of creation, the miracle of animals, their clear eyes meaning more than profit to our own. (Jean Pearson)
Sun, 30 Dec, 2012 - 20:17Thank, Jane, for these two links - great reading for anyone wanting to really look at (and change) the way they relate to animals. First is practical, www.vegetarianrecipeclub.org.uk - it’s all vegan and v.comprehensive, with not just recipes but lots of articles. Second is Resurgence magazine’s Animals edition which was awesome. The website doesn’t have everything that the hard copy mag did but it’s a good place to start.
Thu, 15 Nov, 2012 - 07:31I can’t wait to see what Jane is going to cook up on our next Vegan Feast Day!
For one thing, it will be handy for planning the Christmas lunch menu. Plus it will be a scrumptious lunch for all of us on the event - freshly cooked before our eyes! And I’m also looking forward to celebrating veganism in our new cafe space!
If you are interested to find out more about veganism, or if you...