The Nonhuman Refugees Of Domestication

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I’m making separate posts on individual issues related to Veganism, so that anyone who wants a handy reference guide to each issue won’t have to go through my entire link list to find it. The links included in each individual post may not be updated regularly, so the Master List will be the only place to find complete updates. These posts will be comprehensive enough to cover most or all questions related to each issue however.

Disclaimer: My only goal with this list is to produce as comprehensive a resource for Vegan information as possible. I am 100% Abolitionist Vegan and 100% against exploitation of nonhuman or human animals, any type of violence against human or nonhuman persons or property, welfare regulation, any form of speciesism, ethnic bigotry, genderism, ableism, heterosexism, etc., any of the large governmental or non-governmental nonhuman animal organizations, “happy meat,” vegetarianism, veg*nism, Meat-Free Mondays, or other forms of reductionism and anything else that makes it seem like any form of violence or exploitation of animals is ok. If any of those positions are endorsed on any site in this list, or any language is used to imply that, it’s not that I included that link because I agree, but simply because I don’t control every bit of information on all of these sites.

This section is meant to shed some light on some of the problems that are inherent in humans keeping domesticated nonhumans as companions.

Sub-Section 1B14:
Our Nonhuman Family Members:

Sub-Section 1B14a:
Moral Theory (primarily):

” ‘Pets’: The Inherent Problems of Domestication”:
http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/pets-the-inherent-problems-of-domestication

“Commentary #2: ‘Pets’ ” On The Abolitionist Approach:

Commentary #2: “Pets”

http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/media/podcast/20090812-araa-commentary-2.mp3

“Commentary #4: Follow-Up to “Pets” Commentary: Non-Vegan Cats” On The Abolitionist Approach:

Commentary #4: Follow-Up to “Pets” Commentary: Non-Vegan Cats

http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/media/podcast/20090817-araa-commentary-4.mp3

“Should We Keep Pets?” On The Abolitionist Approach:
http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/media/links/p163/the-institution.pdf

“Animal Care and Control: The Sad Failure of New York City’s Municipal Shelter System” On The Abolitionist Approach:
http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/animal-care-and-control-the-sad-failure-of-new-york-citys-municipal-shelter-system

“VegPets”:
http://yourcybercourt.info/arveg/vegpets.html

“Evaluation of cats fed vegetarian diets and attitudes of their caregivers”:
http://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/abs/10.2460/javma.229.1.70

“Obligate Carnivore: Cats, Dogs, and What it Really Means to be Vegan”:
http://www.amazon.com/Obligate-Carnivore-Really-Means-Vegan/dp/0974218006

“Vegan Diets for Dogs and Cats” by Armaiti May, DVM:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIMBX3jdYM0

“Dr. Andrew Knight introduces himself and his work with cats and dogs”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9m_liQppxQ

“Vegan Cat Ethics”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYA1kTJCl1Y

“Quack Veterinarians Who Feed Cats a Vegan Diet”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt9_hEbvlqM

“Metabolic Misconceptions”:

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Sub-Section 1B14b:
How To Feed Our Nonhuman Family Members Vegan (primarily):

“What’s Really in Pet Food”:
http://www.bornfreeusa.org/facts.php?p=359&more=1

Something I posted about feeding companion animals Vegan:
https://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/the-truth-about-pet-food

“Is it ‘unnatural’ to feed dogs a vegan diet?”:
http://thevegantruth.blogspot.co.nz/2011/11/is-it-unnatural-to-feed-dogs-vegan-diet.html
http://thevegantruth.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/v-dog-100-vegan-dog-food-owned-and.html

“Vegetarian Diets Can Be Healthy for Dogs”:
http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/vegan_dogs

“Making Your Own Vegan Dog Food”:
http://www.vegan-heartland.com/2012/06/making-your-own-vegan-dog-food.html?m=1

“Dog Health Survey”:
http://www.pkdiet.com/pdf/diet/Dog_Health_Survey.pdf

“Vegan Dog Food Products – Europe, U.S., Australia, N.Z.”:
http://thevegantruth.blogspot.com/2013/09/vegan-dog-food-products-europe-us.html

“The Vegan Feline: Can my feline companion be a vegan?” by Laurie Jeffreys DVM:
http://www.farmedanimalfriends.org/1/post/2013/05/the-vegan-feline-can-my-feline-companion-be-a-vegan-by-laurie-jeffreys-dvm.html

Vegan Cat Food Companies and Distributors:
Harbingers of a New Age (US, most other countries):
http://www.vegepet.com/
(They provide homemade recipes to use with the VegeCat supplement; they also provide the Vegecat Phi supplement that is pH adjusted for cats that are prone to urinary stones)
http://www.vegepet.com/international_distribution.html

Ami Cat (Italy, also available in the US and other countries):
http://www.v-pets.com
http://www.amipetfood.com
http://www.amipetfood.com/en/our-partners (Some distributors)
http://www.greenleafvegandist.com/where-to-buy.html (Distributes Ami in Canada)

VeganPet (Australia & New Zealand):
http://www.veganpet.com.au
http://veganpet.com.au/articles/?page_id=12 (distributors)

Benevo (Europe, South Africa, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan):
http://www.benevo.com
http://www.benevo.com/distributors
http://www.tiendanimal.es/ (Spain, distributor of Benevo and possibly others)

VegePet (Taiwan, not the same as the American company):
http://www.vegepet.com.tw

FeliGourmet (Germany):
http://www.veganversand.at/vegetarischetiernahrung/katzennahrung/index.php
(Also sells Benevo and Ami Cat)

VeganCats.com:
http://www.vegancats.com
Distributor of Ami, VegeCat in USA. They do ship internationally, but your country’s customs may reject the shipment.

The Mail Order Catalog for Healthy Eating:
http://www.healthy-eating.com
(I believe this company sells TVP that is made from non-GMO soy. You can use this for the VegePet recipes that require TVP if you are making those.)

Kitty Litter that tests urinary pH (check it a few months after transitioning, then once every few months thereafter. If pH becomes too alkaline, you should use the VegePet.com recipes with the “Vegecat Phi” supplement that is adjusted for cats that are prone to urinary stones.):

Health Meter Cat Litter:
http://healthmeter.blogspot.com

Ultra Monthly Monitor (Ultra Pet):
http://ultrapetcatlitter.com/products/ultra-monthly-monitor

Perfect Litter:
http://www.perfectlitter.com

Pet Ecology PerfectLitter:
http://www.perfectlitteralert.com

“Veggie Cats: Why should you test urinary pH?”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6waDDYO8J18

“Cats with Allergies on a Plant-based Diet”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHFT1B0_H_Y

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Facebook Pages On Vegan Cats And Dogs:
“Vegan Cats”:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/669599113104942

“Vegan Dogs Thriving”:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vegan-Dogs-Thriving/544580732238947

If you’re not already Vegan, and you think animals matter morally, then please go Vegan. It’s easy and great for you, incredible for the animals, and wonderful for the planet. If you’re already Vegan, please educate non-Vegans about why they should go Vegan. Please rescue, volunteer, adopt, foster, spay, and neuter the nonhuman refugees of domestication whenever you can. Please feed your nonhuman family Vegan where you can. These things are the most important, morally responsible things to do and are desperately needed by everyone.

To learn more about Abolitionist Veganism and the issues I’ve outlined in this post, check out The Master List Of Vegan Info:
https://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/master-list-of-vegan-info

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20 thoughts on “The Nonhuman Refugees Of Domestication

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  3. “and don’t neuter/castrate your pet (it fucks up his life)”

    Nonhuman companion animals are not “pets.” That word implies that their only purpose is to provide humans with something to pet. They have interests in their own lives apart from anything humans do or don’t want.

    Actually if you DON’T neuter your nonhuman companion you’ll fuck up their life, and you’ll also perpetuate domestication which will create MORE nonhumans that will suffer.

    “and just let your cat out then and when, and it will search, kill and eat its prey anyway (it just comes natural) ”

    So what you’re promoting is for other nonhuman animals, who have just as much of an interest in living, to die merely because you don’t want to feed your companion a Vegan diet?

  4. Don Vega da Silva, Dogs and cats are not natural. We forced wolves and wild cats to change over the course of many thousands of years and created their domesticated counterparts that are now caught between the nonhuman and human worlds in a nightmarish hell of human device.

    We need to end domestication completely and for good. Until we completely end breeding and spay and neuter every cat and dog, there will always be the possibility for humans to abuse them and nothing positive that comes from these species existing will ever outweigh the suffering that we visit on them on a daily basis.

    We want to keep them around for our own interests in having companions, but it’s not worth seeing millions of cats and dogs die in “shelters” each year, and seeing many more being tortured in many other different ways.

    I’m not denying that you love them, but they are dependent on us for every facet of their lives, and it’s completely a 1-way street. As much as we care about them, our continuing to perpetuate their existence is exploitation, and exploitation is an immoral thing to do.

    It’s in the best interest of the nonhumans to end domestication. It’s the biggest mistake the human race has ever made and we can’t fool ourselves any longer. It’s got to go.

    Spay and neuter may not be ideal, but it’s the lesser of 2 evils. It’s the only way we can make sure that domestication finally ends.

    • Everything about domestication is evil, and if it’s a choice only between a greater evil (intentionally continuing domestication) which will result in many times more suffering of a specific group of sentient beings (of which group I am not a member) or a lesser evil which will result in much lesser suffering of a much smaller group of sentient beings, and then at some point, no more suffering for that group at all (ending domestication by ending intentional breeding of nonhumans by humans plus spay/neuter), you bet I’m going to choose the less suffering.

      And that is the secondary reason why I’m Vegan, because an end to domestication will happen within 25 years after the world goes Vegan and will fix the problem for good. Nothing else is going to do that.

  5. “Then making veganism to a religious view ”

    You haven’t spoken to my rational points, but you’re going to call what I posted similar to a religion.

    Looks like you want me to delete your posts.

    Wish granted.

  6. For anyone else who is thinking about debating what I’ve posted about with irrational arguments and then continuing to debate without speaking to the rational points I’ve posted in response your comments will be deleted. Rational debate is the only form of debate I engage in.

    • As long as anyone uses irrational arguments, then defends the same irrational arguments while calling someone else’s ideas a religion, I have no need to entertain those posts on my blog.

      Try refuting the logical points I made with logical arguments of your own, instead of using Appeal To Emotion fallacies, and I won’t delete your comments.

      Did you bother to listen to the links I presented? If you had, I doubt you’d have posted the comments you did, since every single one of them was already answered in the links.

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