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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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Dining/ General/ Restaurants/ Stories/ Travel/ Veganism

2016: Vegan Restaurants Blast Across Hong Kong’s Dining Scene

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In 2016 Hong Kong averaged around one addition per month to its all vegan restaurant list. At the end of Q3 2016 the number of all vegan restaurants and cafes in HK doubled compared to the same point in 2015. Here’s the deal. (Veggie SF) January – Veggie SF had been in business since January 2010 as a lacto ovo vego restaurant. In January 2016 this 1950s San Francisco style…

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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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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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