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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/neuter the nonhuman refugees of domestication whenever you can. Please feed your companion animals 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 go here:

https://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/master-list-of-vegan-info

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  1. So now that our species has successfully suppressed the instinctual drives of our preferred pets–specifically, the canine and the feline–we are encouraged to impose a vegan-style diet on them? There are about 200 million owned canines and felines in this country. If they all ate a vegan-style diet, it would mean our species would be growing a lot of crops for just these two preferred species to the exclusion of all other species. Other earthlings die as a result of our food crops. If we must do this for ourselves, then I accept this responsibility, but I won’t accept it for a couple of species to the harm and death of other species. I find this behavior morally indefensible and blatantly prejudicial. These animals you call companions didn’t ask to be our companions. Stop the ownership of animals.

    • 1. All nonhuman family of Vegans can be fed just on the unused crops from human use alone (not including the Vegan taurine and other Vegan ingredients that would be added that are not sourced from any crops).

      2. Nonhuman family such as domestic cats and dogs are human-created breeds and by ending domestication, which is the logical goal inherent in Veganism itself, such breeds would no longer exist. We have moral responsibilities to each individual nonhuman, we do not have moral responsibilities to keep artificial breeds extant.

      3. There are only 2 choices regarding homeless cats and dogs: rescue/adopt is one, the other is to slaughter them wholesale. The former is morally justifiable, the latter is not.

      4. While it’s immoral, and contrary to Veganism, for human animals to intentionally breed nonhuman animals for our own pleasure, amusement, or convenience (and this includes profit), since nonhumans have the same right not to be exploited by humans that humans do, rescuing and helping the countless cats, dogs, rabbits, cows, chickens, pigs, reptiles, and other nonhumans who need justice is a morally positive action.

      Domestication is an immense source of unnecessary suffering and death. Adoption and guardianship of the nonhuman refugees of domestication is not the same as intentionally forcing nonhuman animals into existence. We have a moral responsibility to stop bringing new animals into the world merely for human interests. Just as we as a species have a moral responsibility or opportunity to take care of and protect of the animals who are already IN existence because of us.

      Vegans also don’t agree with the term “pets” which is demeaning to nonhumans, implying that their only purpose for existing is to serve as a source for human companionship. Nonhumans reasons for existing are the same as ours; their lives and interests in their wellbeing and freedoms are their own, just as ours are. I personally use terms like “nonhuman family members” or “nonhuman refugees of domestication” when referring to currently-in-danger or rescued nonhumans.

      On the subject of Vegan cat and dog food, most domesticated cats are healthier and thrive better on a Vegan diet, and only a small percentage are not able to thrive Vegan. All dogs thrive better on a Vegan diet. However, the real issue is speciesism. How is it right to kill other animals merely to feed them to your nonhuman family? Their lives are morally not worth less than the lives of our cats and dogs, just like our lives are not worth more than the lives of a cow or chicken, etc.

      There are some Vegans who absurdly refuse to observe rational thought on this subject; Their almost constant fallacy is The Appeal To Nature. They state that because a cat’s “natural” diet is other nonhumans that “they will die without meat.” This argument is nonsense because cats need specific nutrients to thrive, not specific sources of nutrients. Vegan cat food contains every nutrient that nonhuman prey animals have, but from Vegan sources, and there are currently no cats who have ever died from a properly administered diet of professionally manufactured Vegan cat food. However, there are many cats thriving on Vegan food, and more and more veterinarians are learning the benefits of such a diet.

      For more clear thinking on this issue, and the answers to further questions you may have, listen to these sound files:

      I’ve also made 2 blog posts that explain why Veganism is really the only answer to the problem of immorally killing either your feline and canine family members or the animals they eat (the commercial food is full of nasty stuff that will give your feline and canine family all sorts of deadly diseases).

      Here’s some further info (warning: the “disgusting truth” link has one graphic image):

      https://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/the-truth-about-pet-food

      https://legacyofpythagoras.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/domestication-and-companion-animals

    • Hi! I am in Ct. and have not been to Colorado in ages. It’s awesome to hear that my site is being spread around locally by people in many different areas though! What did the flyer look like, if you don’t mind? I may be able to tell who posted it or may not. If I find out I will lyk. I have created several flyers for people to print out (they are on one of my posts on CNOVA aka Vegan Ed.) and it was probably one of those. So in essence I was possibly the creator but not the printer. Or maybe they just put my link on their flyer, which is also ok as long as it is not welfarist or otherwise speciesist in nature.

      Also, if you have any further questions that you want to talk to real person about rather than just researching on the blog, please let me know.

      This is my FB profile in case you want to talk to me there:

      https://www.facebook.com/squeezeplay

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