Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thoughts on Cecil

This week, there has been a lot of outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion, a treasure to the land of Zimbabwe.  I hear that outrage.  I feel that outrage.  I think it is sickening that anyone could think it's okay to kill any animal for fun.  This poor lion, shot with a bow and arrow, then lured off his sanctuary and killed, did not deserve to die.  Here are a few thoughts I have about this, though.

Yes, it sucks that Cecil is gone.  Yes, it sucks that someone killed him ending his life.  But, there are so many animals that are killed on a daily basis - for your food, for your clothes, for your makeup and hair care products.  Do they deserve to die?  No.

We all, especially non-vegans, need to ask ourselves what we can do to end those unnecessary killings.  What can you do to stop that cow from dying?  What can you do to stop that shark from being used for your makeup or facial cleanser?  What can you do to stop that horse from being used for your glue?

The answer is simple: Go vegan.  Every single one of you who is outraged by Cecil's death - Go Vegan.  Every single one of you who is outraged by global warming - Go Vegan.  Every single one of you who is outraged by the death of innocent animals killed for your food - Go Vegan.  Every single one of you who has ever looked into the eyes of your dog, cat, or other companion animal and felt love and compassion - Go Vegan.  Because that is the best way to end the senseless killing and death of so many other animals around the world.

Friday, July 10, 2015

The Vegan Life Travels

Hi everyone!  Some of you know me in person, but for those who don't know me, let me tell you something!  One of my dreams is to be able to travel.  I mean, who doesn't want to see more of the world, right? 

Well, as a challenge to myself, and as a new chapter in my life, I am going to start some travel around the US, stopping in different cities, visiting their restaurants, checking out vegan stores, and stores that sell vegan items - and writing about my travels here on my blog!  At some point, I am going to write about my adventures in a book as well.

One of the things I am doing before I start on my venture is raising some money for the costs.  I have launched a pretty stellar Indiegogo Campaign that you can view by clicking here!  I look forward to sharing my journey with all of you!