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John Edmundson

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3,700,000 Vegans Adults In The USA

A crowd gathering at Vegan Street Fair in LA – source. The 2016 Harris Poll carried out for The Vegetarian Resource Group – breakdown here. Not a huge poll – but very encouraging results. Only persons over 18 were polled. Total US adult population aged 18 and over numbers is approximately 245 million. Approximately 8 million adults are either vegetarian or vegan. Approximately half of the vegetarians were also vegan. Approximately…

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Celebrity Interviews/ General/ vegan history

VEGAN 2016 – THE FILM: A Growing Movement Under Attack

HappyCow features in this truly excellent documentary by Klaus Mitchell and the team at Plant Based News – click above to watch. The HappyCow section starts at time marker – 10.32 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plantbasednews  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/plantbasednews Twitter: https://twitter.com/plantbasednews Instagram: https://instagram.com/plantbasednews    …

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The Secret Reason We Eat Meat: Carnism by Melanie Joy

These are a couple of minutes of graphic content – in her talk, Melanie Joy warns that it is coming. Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M. is a Harvard-educated psychologist, professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, a noted speaker, and the author of “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows.” Melanie is a recipient of the Institute of Jainology’s Ahimsa Award. Her work has been…

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Arthur Ling: Plamil: Vegan Business Reflections

C Arthur Ling, 1919-2005 Arthur Ling – Founding Director of Plamil Foods Ltd Much has, is, and will be written about Arthur Ling. He was a private man, with many of his other interests overshadowed by his uncompromising dedication to veganism, which to him was his religion, and a religion he would spend a lifetime in promoting. – more – here. ….. In November 1974, the 30th anniversary of The…

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Celebrity Interviews/ General/ vegan history

Jesse Eisenberg: Thanksgiving: Thanksliving

Thought provoking…… In a 2015 discussion with Conan O’Brien, actor Jesse Eisenberg talked about his family’s compassionate Vegan Thanksgiving tradition, replete with tofu and appealing stories of animal abuse. They opt for a vegan feast to honor the animals they’re saving by leaving them off their plates. …… …. .. Turkeys & Thanksliving – More on HappyCow! From 1901 – described in detail – here. …… …. .. From Dan Piraro much…

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General/ vegan history

Soya Milk 100+ Years Ago In Paris France

Sharing items in our Ernest Bell Library – a British article from 1913 – ……but once again the French were ahead of the game. There was an industrial scale French factory producing soya milk / tofu / other soya products – from 1908/9. …… Caséo-Sojaïne – Paris – France A salesperson’s calling card – circa 1910 Wiki – In 1908 Li Yuying AKA Li Shizeng opened a soy factory, the Usine de la Caséo-Sojaïne,…

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Health/ vegan history

Tofu Ancient And Modern: Not Weird

I am posting these images today, because I like them! I also like tofu! THE BEAN CURD (TOFU) SELLER IN OLD JAPAN Ca.1890s – Attributed to Suzuki Shin’ichi the Younger, (鈴木 真一, 1855–1912). On Flickr – here. Creative Commons License – here. From the collection of – Okinawa Soba (Rob). …… TOFU SELLER ON SNOWY DAY An item in our Ernest Bell Library – postcard – image from Japan – date…

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Animal Rights/ General/ Humor

On Epigrams: Henry S. Salt, Sidney G. Trist, Mark Twain, & Oscar Wilde

“Brussels sprouts seem to make people bloodthirsty, and those who live on lentils and artichokes are always calling for the gore of the aristocracy and for the severed heads of kings. Your vegetarianism has given you a wise apathy — so at least you told me once — but in the political sphere a diet of green beans seems dangerous.” – Oscar Wilde …… Epigram noun 1. any witty, ingenious,…

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Animal Rights/ General/ vegan history

Philip Wollen The Blazing Speech With Chinese Translation

Philip Wollen, Australian Philanthropist, Former VP of Citibank, Makes Blazing Animal Rights Speech – from here. 澳籍大慈善家,前花旗銀行副總裁,菲利普屋倫就動物權益發表激情演説 Translated by Agnes Tam King Lear, late at night on the cliffs asks the blind Earl of Gloucester “How do you see the world?” 深夜裏,懸崖上,李爾王問瞎眼的格羅斯特伯爵,「你是如何看世界的?」 And the blind man Gloucester replies “I see it feelingly”. 盲人格羅斯特回答道:「我用我的感受去看。」 Shouldn’t we all? 這不正正就是我們該做的嗎? Animals must be off the menu because tonight they are screaming in terror in…

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General/ vegan history/ vegetarian history

Ernest Bell Reflecting On Humans

  “Man is an almost hopelessly conceited animal. He thinks that not only the earth with all that it contains was created for his essential benefit, but also the sky, the sun, and indeed, the whole universe, as far as he has any knowledge of it, were designed for his purposes and welfare. The sun shines to warm him; the earth brings forth fruits to feed him; the mountains contain…

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