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Today is World Vegan Day

Posted by on 11/01/06 (Shite)

In honour of World Vegan Day, why not make today the day you go vegan? The first step to stopping injustice and suffering is to do everything you can to not take part in it. Considering we make multiple food choices every day, your diet is a great place to start – an important step in a bigger picture folks!

Here are some good resources to check out:

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  • Comment by Yaniv on November 1st, 2006 at 11:12 am:

    As a vegan, the best thing I can do today is to disseminate Vegan Outreach’s Why Vegan? pamphlet in my campus. In changing people’s minds about the food they eat, it does work, believe it or not.

    -Yaniv.

  • Comment by caítlin on November 1st, 2006 at 12:20 pm:

    *spooky music* I just posted something about this on another topic!
    In the spirit of the day; a few things you can do to fight animal injustice from your computer chair.
    http://www.animalaid...necampaigning/ALL///

    I urge absolutely everyone who reads this blog from somewhere in Europe to take action asap in urging their MEPs to vote against the REACH chemical testing programme. I can’t emphasise how important it is that you contact them – stick in your craw though it may – because votes are coming up soon and public opinion will influence this one. Info here:
    http://www.animalaid...og//1//?b_topic_id=6
    PETA’s action alerts;
    http://www.peta.org/...ter/actionalerts.asp
    In Defence of Animals US site with actions;
    http://www.idausa.org/

    Also, http://hedweb.com/hedweb2.htm and http://www.animalink.../links/activism.html

  • Comment by drew on November 1st, 2006 at 5:12 pm:

    6 years and going strong. for some reason, all my friends gave up! fuckin losers….

  • Comment by tom on November 1st, 2006 at 5:51 pm:

    well, i’ve been trying – and failing- off and on for aboot 5 years now. i’ll keep trying though, to sacrifice and be as strict as i can. i’d say but for one slip up, fucking lazy bastard that i am, i’ve been 90%vegan since january or something. and before that i had tried may times and failed. i strongly believe that veganism and vegetarianism is one of the strongest statements you can make. it even leaves an small impact.

    i fart way more because i’m vegan too, it’s great!

  • Comment by Jon UK on November 1st, 2006 at 6:07 pm:

    I’m trying to go vegan. I’ve been vegetarian for like 2 years now but it’s gotta be done bit by bit.

  • Comment by beau on November 1st, 2006 at 6:38 pm:

    I’ve been vegan for the past 5 years now. Happy World Vegan Day Everybody. As far as going vegan, everybody finds their method or inspiration to do so and yeah in some cases it’s a struggle to finally get everything cut out of your diet. You’ll also find in a lot of cases that even though you’re ‘Vegan’ you’re constantly learning about something else that you didn’t know was an animal product and removing that from your consumption. It’s a continual learning experience and I have nothing but hope and support for anyone who makes the decision to stive for a cruelty-free lifestyle. Cheers all!

  • Comment by drew on November 1st, 2006 at 6:55 pm:

    yea just ease into it. i remember the day i finally gave up cheese. it seemed like the end of the world, and now i dont even care about it or want it.

  • Comment by tom on November 1st, 2006 at 7:42 pm:

    does anybody still have a link to that earthlings video?

  • Comment by tom on November 1st, 2006 at 7:46 pm:

    nevermind…

    http://www.isawearth.../viewtopic.php?t=339

  • Comment by tom on November 1st, 2006 at 7:49 pm:

    here’s the AR bittorrent again:

    http://torrents.rbgi.net/

  • Comment by jennifer on November 1st, 2006 at 10:54 pm:

    although i’m not a vegan (i’m a vegetarian, only until i finish high school though) i can say, through doing vegan cooking with friends, for potlucks, and for food not bombs, that anyone who’s tried being vegan but ‘failed’ ‘multiple times’ definitely has not been trying at all, especially if you live in a relatively big city. vegan cooking is simple, and is very well something that doesn’t have to be considerably more expensive, even given things beyond vegan (such as fair trade/organic options). research on recipies and nutrition is vital if common sense doesn’t cut it. fucking great pizza can be made without any dairy, seriously.

    if you’re a vegetarian like me, or even a meat eater, i think considerations should be made into what of dairy and meat we eat. if any of you are freegan, you should know what i mean. if not, then i recommend people to look into it. i think poor food distribution is just as important as animal rights, especially at the rate we’re going.

  • Comment by gerty on November 1st, 2006 at 11:00 pm:

    thankfully beastiality is a taboo. but I’m scratching my head as to why grinding animal parts into pastes and eating them religiously is the norm. inconsistent n’est pas?

    So balogny faced Paul McCartny’s trying to trade mark his name to hawk everythings from toothbrushes to African adoption forms to apparently meat products. he says its so meat companies dont use his name. I dont eat things with a face on it but i’d reconsider if it had Paul McCartny’s face. Jon Lenon must be doing the jitterbug in his grave.

  • Comment by gerty on November 1st, 2006 at 11:06 pm:

    As if a) we need celebrity endorsement or b) anymore reasons but personal savior Tony Robbins turn billionaire advocates going vegan!

    http://www.energisef...obbins_nutrition.php ha what a stupid link.

  • Comment by Hairhole on November 2nd, 2006 at 2:58 am:

    Personally, I found cutting out all dairy cold donkey worked best for me. After aboot one month it grossed me out. The smell and the rest of it made me rather pack frozen human stool in me trusty pipe and chase the farting dragon. Mind you, as a mislead vegetarian (for pretty much my whole life) I abused dairy, particularly cheese, pretty bad (I hear dairy and my penis still want to kick my ass for the years of abuse). Believe me, cutting dairy out of my diet was totally worth it, my allergies and brown/yellow/green goobers are all things of the past. I was thinking of posting a photo of my boiley ass before vegan and after…then I realized there is no difference. Good luck. Gord bless. Hairypalms Hairhole.

    p.s on an emotional level Earthlings ensured Veganism is the only path for me, and on an environmental/healthy/intelligent level John Robbin’s ‘Diet for a New America’ helped pat my back too.

  • Comment by caítlin on November 2nd, 2006 at 3:48 am:

    One thing I would strongly recommend to people who are trying to go vegan is EXPLORE! I had the greatest time when I went vegan, suddenly eating foods that didn’t exist to me before (and that I couldn’t pronounce). It motivated me to try lots of amazing food, and its a little replacement therapy – I missed cheese like hell, but I had new things to comfort eat with! And believe me, homemade satay vegetables with coconut rice beats the hell out of veggie burger and chips.
    I always offer new veggies/vegans recipes and actually, one of the easiest ways to get through to people for me is cooking for them. Obviously I can’t cook you dinner, but I have a gazillion recipes if anyone needs some inspiration!
    Clearly, G7 should commission me to do my own cook-show. Clearly.

  • Comment by mikea on November 2nd, 2006 at 9:00 am:

    Going vegan, in our western/industrialized/privileged/crappy societies, is something any sincere environementalist as well as any sincere anti-capitalist should seriously think of.
    Viva consum’action. Fuck selfish cowardice.

  • Comment by mikea on November 2nd, 2006 at 9:03 am:

    And Caítlin for Chef!

  • Comment by tom on November 2nd, 2006 at 11:42 am:

    ohhh im so sorry that i dont have the iron will that you seem to be endowed with. submitting to impulse is weakness, but i am trying, very hard. i have been selfish, but i am trying.

    “i’ve worn them on my feet, i’ve used them for food. i’ve been in love with their beasuty, i’ve been taught not to care. i never meant to hurt, but i have…”

    “and as im suffering your perfection, it reminds me of my own race…”

  • Comment by caítlin on November 2nd, 2006 at 2:25 pm:

    Tom, I love that I Spy song.

    Haha, it occurs to me its a certain g7 member’s birthday today. Maybe I should post a recipe for cake and Derek can whip one up at lunch?
    While we’re on the subject actually, I didn’t give an email address earlier (oy) if people want recipes.
    saoirse_ionannas_aonad [at] nullyahoo [dot] co [dot] uk

  • Comment by tom on November 2nd, 2006 at 2:51 pm:

    hey chef caitlin i forgot

    “i killed them for conveinience. how could i be so inhuman?”

    some rich lady just drove by in a huge suv and she was picking her nose qith a q-tip. what class!

    happy birthday certain g7 member! happysweaty pants

  • Comment by 4130Punk on November 2nd, 2006 at 4:08 pm:

    Holy shit, I didn’t know that World Vegan Day existed but I did bring my mom to the best vegan restaurant in Toronto yesterday!

    And I agree with Caitlin, I have tried to many new foods once I began to embrace the vegan lifestyle. If I was still sucking back cheeseburgers I am sure that I would’ve never tried falafel.

    Cheese was the toughest piece of torture to give up and it still does haunt me. It sucks that more places to not offer vegan poutine but I guess my roasted red potatoes and asparagus are pretty good!

    “Peaceful protest doesn’t get the job done;
    So I wake up for the rally grab my soy milk and my gun; Breakfast with the family get the grub to see what’s up; Then I saw my sister had milk in her cup; I jumped out of my chair and sprayed her with my mace; I yelled ‘vegan power’ and I kicked her in the face; Dad was bugging, he started to run; But he’s a meat eater so I pulled out my gun; Shot him in the back, then I shot his wife; That’s how it’s got to be in defense of all life”

    HAHAHAHA!!!!

  • Comment by terrorfearor on November 3rd, 2006 at 2:40 am:

    i been vegan for four or five years, its been good, when i first heard that nofx song “vegetarian” i thought they were serious and at the time me and another freind of mine who is now vegan used to eat all sorts of carcass. I don’t eat animals anymore but i’m still stupid. duh

  • Comment by soyuz on November 3rd, 2006 at 7:34 am:

    another vegan surviving in an absolute meat eating society, where concept of vegetarianism or animal rights is alien to most people. going and growing strong each day. i didn’t know it was “world vegan day” either. from 18-20 it was a bit of a struggle, 20-23 was a vegetarian, and now 24+ i have lost all need or desire for meat or dairy. and i couldn’t feel anymore better. being vegan is the best part of my life. propagandhi a close second. keep on vegging out!

  • Comment by tom on November 3rd, 2006 at 9:07 am:

    ahh restaurants in ontario do not know how to make poutine, sorry. but be careful- most poutine sauces are made with chicken broth or chicken fat. i recently spoke with the buyer from lafleur’s restaurant and asked if there were any animal products in their poutine sauce. they never called back.

    i’ll eat a fallafel with osama before i eat meat poutine ever again.

  • Comment by frank on November 3rd, 2006 at 11:52 am:

    What are your people’s opinions on:

    -Individuals hunting for their food (i.e. Inuit and people hunting in general for food (not recreational hunting))

    -Family farms that raise cattle or chickens and give these animals a good life and treat them well (which I’ve personally seen, I’m from a small town and my Uncle has one of these farms).

    I believe that both are ok even though I’m vegan.

  • Comment by mikea on November 3rd, 2006 at 11:56 am:

    Tom, i didn’t mean to be offensive nor judgemental to anybody: i’m sorry if it appeared so. Especially i’m not used to be offensive to people who strive in the same direction i do!
    And we’re all selfish cowards, to some extent…
    You know, i don’t believe it’s a question of will: once you “feel it in your heart”, once you decide not to turn your back on the facts, then the mere idea of some meat,cheese or eggs into your mouth or stomach ends up being unbearable.
    Not to take any part in this shit is so easy most people in the priviledged countries can do it. I too used to see it as a big deal, as a perfection to be reached, but it’s nothing like that, really. It’s so small a step that after a couple of months you feel like a dick for not having taken that step earlier in your life.
    But even as easy as it was, i’m realizing it’s one of the very very few things i’m actually proud of.

  • Comment by Pidge on November 3rd, 2006 at 11:57 am:

    A slow, one-handed, clap for this:

    http://news.bbc.co.u...e/nature/6108414.stm

  • Comment by Hairhole on November 3rd, 2006 at 4:12 pm:

    I don’t like using animals because…

    It’s not natural: “You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit. If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I’ll buy you a new car.” – Harvey Diamond

    The Church disagrees:
    “The official position of the Catholic Church has long been that animals don’t have souls. During a Church council in the Middle Ages a vote was taken on whether women and animals have souls. Women squeaked by. Animals lost.” (Robbins 24)

    (Propa)Gandhi said so:“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Gandhi

    I’m a Vegan because I’m no fucking poseur: “Activists fall into four distinct categories: ‘radicals,’ ‘opportunists,’ ‘idealists,’ and ‘realists.’ [The 3-step strategy is to] (1) isolate the radicals; (2) ‘cultivate’ the idealists and ‘educate’ them into becoming ‘realists’; then (3) coopt the ’realists’ into agreeing with industry. The ‘realists’ should always receive the highest priority in any strategy dealing with a public policy issues…If your industry can successfully bring about these relationships, the credibility of the radicals will be lost and opportunist can be counted on to share in the final policy solutions.” – Ronald Duchin Mongoven, Biscoe and Duchin Public Relations speaking to the National Cattlemen’s Association.

    This is true, except for the ‘poseur’ part, I’m quite the poseur…and a chronic beer farter.

  • Comment by tom on November 3rd, 2006 at 7:47 pm:

    mikea-my post wasn’t directed at you…

    frank- i almost killed a guy who was hunting for sport, actually, i wish i did kill every single person i saw with a dead dear in their pick up

    i also want to stop traffic on a major highway and stop that boxcar i saw, and let all the piggies free…and then kill anyone who tries to stop me…

    i strongly recommend sue coe for inspirational art, the art on the new prop lp is beautiful. g7 should release some sue coe posters, no?

    “so patient, so unattended. a package under a terminal bench, and a short fuse to scatter steady hands forget to remember…”

    I’m a vegan because :”This is true, except for the ‘poseur’ part, I’m quite the poseur…and a chronic beer farter.”

  • Comment by tom on November 3rd, 2006 at 7:53 pm:

    i just hacked into g7′s vegan porn acccount!

  • Comment by tom on November 3rd, 2006 at 7:54 pm:

    ooops….:http://www.veganporn.com/

  • Comment by Longy on November 3rd, 2006 at 10:21 pm:

    Ive been a vegetarian for about two years, and i just recently bought the Optimum Nutrition Bible, does anyone own this? Its got EVERYTHING you need to know in it about diet, it really is a bible. I hope to be vegan for the new year, its too logical to ignore. Caitlin, i tried emailing you for some recipes and it was having none of it.Some crazy complex email that is i mightve typed it in wrong. My email is tonylongino77 [at] nullhotmail [dot] com if you get a free chance to email me some stuff itd be greatly appreciated. Spicy food please (haha, the fucking cheek of it). So do the vegans/vegetarians on here take supplements at all? I only just started takin some coz i dont seem to have much energy of late. But i’ll be in top shape for when i groupie Propagandhi around the UK! Peace.

  • Comment by stephen on November 4th, 2006 at 1:26 am:

    heres some stuff to check out

    http://torrents.rbgi...2&filter=Movies

    everyone check out the film “peaceable kingdom”

    http://www.animal-ri...library.com/texts-m/

    adios

  • Comment by Yaniv on November 4th, 2006 at 4:24 am:

    Longy,

    Regarding your question about supplements, I used to take vitamin B12 as recommended for all vegans. But if you drink soy milk, the supplement may not be necessary after all – Silk, for one, contains the daily recommended amount of B12.

    Also, if you don’t eat legumes like beans or grains on a frequent basis, then you may need iron supplements. Signs of exhaustion and lethargy are usually symptomatic of anemia, which is caused by a lack of iron intake. To overcome this, I strongly recommend eating different kinds of beans – black, kidney, soy, pinto – as well as using nuts on your salads and dressings.

  • Comment by caítlin on November 4th, 2006 at 6:09 am:

    There is an almond carrot salad and stuffed avocado recipe in the bunch I just sent you that’ll fix you right up :)
    I take a multivitamin these days, although I’m not convinced I actually need it. [Having said that, I have a very cocky attitude towards sickness: "Gwan, I dare ye!"]
    You can get vitamins designed specifically for vegans, but they tend to be expensive. I got one in a health food shop that is vegan but not marketed as being *for* vegans, with pretty much your RDA of everything, for peanuts.
    Its worth doing, if even just for a while.
    According to one of my new converts (haha), lack of one of these vitamins (b12?) can cause neurological problems, so those who have been vegan for five years or more should be careful.
    Ooooh, I’m really scared.
    (Sorry. I got thrown out of the hospital and I have nowhere to mock sickness.)

  • Comment by drew on November 4th, 2006 at 12:00 pm:

    i dont regularly take a supplement, but pretty often i do drink those little emergen-c packets. i try to eat a balanced diet so that i get all my nutrients from the food i eat, which believe it or not, is possible. the best book i have come accross on nutrition and food in general is, Prescription for Dietary Wellness. its by the lady that wrote that very popular and amazing book, Prescription for Nutritional Healing.

  • Comment by Kyle on November 4th, 2006 at 2:32 pm:

    I don’t take supplements, and I highly doubt that I eat right. Not that I ate right before I was a vegetarian… And not like I was overly energetic back then.

  • Comment by blackmetal666 on November 4th, 2006 at 4:08 pm:

    I’ve been lethargic my whole life. Regardless of my diet. I think it’s genetic, haha. My dad
    and I both love to nap. Seriously though, anyone have any advice for gaining some energy?
    I eat fairly well and take a vegan multivitamin, but I seem to be a bit tired most of the time. Any help would be lovely. Peace.

  • Comment by caítlin on November 5th, 2006 at 9:21 am:

    Hey,

    Without getting in to too much detail here, lethargy can be caused by about a trillion things, and its easier to understand if you can identify other symptoms (like poor concentration, headaches, etc).
    I say this because at different points in my life I’ve had huge, horrible problems with lethargy, to the point I literally don’t get out of bed, can’t read, don’t communicate, etc. Depending on how well you eat, you could hit up a doctor and ask for bloodwork, but mine said it was pointless. Aenemia can cause those problems, as I’m sure can a host of other medical things, but don’t over-look the possibilty of mental health issues. If you’re depressed, or your moods are erratic, or you suffer from SAD, etc etc, concentration and energy really do suffer.
    If it doesn’t sound like that could be it, it would probably be worthwhile going on a high-energy diet with lots of fat, protein and carbohydrates, just for a little while to see if it helps you.
    Good luck :)

  • Comment by caítlin on November 5th, 2006 at 9:23 am:

    Oh, shit, sorry. Also, give some hollisitic remedies a try and see if they help! Tissue salts, flower tinctures, tonics, or if you think it could be related to depression, St. Johns Wort is meant to be good. Any health food shop should be able to point you in the right direction, but I warn you, these things can be expensive (stupidly).

  • Comment by blackmetal666 on November 5th, 2006 at 12:40 pm:

    Hey caítlin, thanks a bunch. I’ll try some of that stuff out. I think at least part of the problem is my erratic sleeping schedule and my stressful job. Some nights I’ll get 8 hours, others like 4. Which is really not a good thing, haha. Thanks again for the info, take care.

  • Comment by xFirecrackerx on November 5th, 2006 at 4:52 pm:

    I was going to post this under the topic about the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, but that topic is a month old so I figured no one would read it there.

    Anyway…

    If anyone you know is confused about animal rights, send them to this website:
    http://www.culturean...org/animalrights.htm

    Also, in the debate over animal welfare versus strict abolitionist advocacy, Matt Ball of Vegan Outreach offers answers:
    “Welfare and Liberation: Mutually Exclusive?”
    http://www.veganoutr...reandliberation.html

    Go vegan!

  • Comment by tom on November 6th, 2006 at 10:57 am:

    i don’t use any vitamin supplements, and there are only two or three vitamins that aren’t naturally present in a well-balanced, properly planned vegan diet. one is b12, but all the soy milk i drink has this in it.

    alot of foods are fortified with vitamins like soya milk and cereals. mmmm…special k.

    do any vegans out there smoke cigarettes or marijuana? are cigarettes tested on animals?

    blackmetal666 do you smoke weed? i havent slept well in years and i found it was because of my chronic intake. so im stopping….for now!

    i pass to tha left, i blast….

  • Comment by caítlin on November 6th, 2006 at 11:29 am:

    Tom,

    ‘fraid so. Check out http://www.smokinganimals.com
    I remember reading about this years and years ago, before I was vegan (I think it was in Animal Liberation?) and just being horrified.

  • Comment by tom on November 6th, 2006 at 5:31 pm:

    yes, caitlin, that is a campaign against a particular tobacco corporation. i’ve been browsing, and apparently Imperial Tobacco, another huge player in the tabacco industry don’t test on animals. i’m not certain though…

    in any case the company itself said it would test on animals if a government body asked them to:

    (em)We regularly review the positions we take relating to product stewardship and health. We have undertaken a review of the appropriateness of animal models for the assessment of tobacco smoke. We do not commission or conduct research on animals and would only consider doing so under strict regulatory guidelines if a government authority formally required such work to be done. We continue to monitor developments in the area, as well as developing alternative approaches (in vitro models) through our own and external research.(/em)

    i don’t know what to think about this…

  • Comment by Kyle on November 6th, 2006 at 7:37 pm:

    You can think what I thought earlier while I was watching “Daily Planet” on the Discovery Channel. I said it out loud, actually: Fuck off.

    There is an experiment going on somewhere in western Canada where scientists are trying to determine if calves associate a negative experience with the environment it occurred in. They’re “discovering” whether or not these calves are like humans by giving half the calves anaesthetics before the burning and the other half a pain killer after the burning.

    They plan on doing the same thing for sheep and castration, as well as cows and branding.

    …And they claim this research is being done to improve conditions for animals in the future. Of course they’re thinking only within the system that demands their consumption.

    I find this frustrating. The “researchers” (or in this case, the gears to help perpetuate the system) are ignoring the simplest answer. It’s just like those dead Greek guys adding more spheres to explain retrograde motion, if y’know what I mean.

  • Comment by mikea on November 7th, 2006 at 5:33 am:

    “american spirit” also don’t test on animals.
    And they have organicaly grown tobacco. I leave you with your own judgement about that!…

    As about weed, it is to be mentionned that, along with alcohol, tobacco and lots of other stuff, it destroys one’s vitB12 stocks. Actually I don’t know whether if it destroys it or if it increases the need for it and therefore, increases its “consumption” by the body..I remember having very low stocks of it after only a month of veganism: i had been missing it for maybe years…

    Maybe we could ask Jordan S. to talk to us about weed consumption and veganism? ahah

  • Comment by 01101010 on November 7th, 2006 at 9:41 am:

    in hono(u)r of the almost-one-week anniversary of world vegan day, i bring you a revolution. two of the brightest minds in Bloomington, MN converge to bestow this upon us. what will they think of next?

    (seriously, what the fuck?)

  • Comment by dumdidddee on November 7th, 2006 at 11:23 am:

    We must kill them so they don’t die.

  • Comment by tom on November 7th, 2006 at 11:27 am:

    wow, that video reminds me of duck hunt. hmmm…video games are used to perpetuate certain pro-hunting thought processes…

    to all sport hunters….your day is near…i will destroy all of you and use your rotting carcasses as fertilizer for my organic soybean field….

  • Comment by dumdidddee on November 7th, 2006 at 12:52 pm:

    hey, why did my post get “moderated”?

    “We must kill them so they don’t die.”

    It is quote from a southpark episode involving hunting, but methinks it aptly sums up the rationale so often used by hunters to justify hunting, which goes something “There aren’t enough predators to keep the deer herds in check, so it is our duty to shoot them so they don’t overpopulate and subsequently starve from food shortages”.

    I’ve been around here a while and i ain’t no troll.

  • Comment by tom on November 7th, 2006 at 3:09 pm:

    I think I’d like to find Daniel Charles Haskett, tie his arms and legs together and gag him. Afterwards, I’ll tie him to my cargo van, and drag him down two kilometers of these beautiful Quebec roads.

    http://stupidangryca...not_the_worst_w.html

    and seriously people, check out the vegan porn site, it’s not actually porn! unless, um, you’re into animated images of cows and pigs…all the more reason to visit this site!

    http://www.veganporn.com

  • Comment by caítlin on November 7th, 2006 at 3:11 pm:

    Weell, as this is a post about animal rights..

    Peta have a campaign at the mo trying to get the MOD to stop slaughtering wee bears for their hats. They want people to email this particular fuckface (defencesecretary [at] nullmod [dot] uk) urgently, as they’re about to meet him and want to make sure he’s aware of public opinion. Very shittily written sample letter [for if you're bizzay]:
    Dear Sir,

    I am writing to urge to to heed PETA’s advice in the coming days about the use of bear skin in five guards regiments’ uniforms.
    Canadian bears killed for their skins are either shot during hunts or caught in steel-jaw traps, where they can remain for days until a trapper finds and kills them.
    Please understand that this is neither necessary nor popular.

    I trust that you will take this matter seriously.

    Yours faithfully

  • Comment by tom on November 7th, 2006 at 3:18 pm:

    this might come in hand for all you boozers out there too…not all alchohol is vegan! caitlin take note!

    http://www.veganporn.com/booze.pl

  • Comment by caítlin on November 7th, 2006 at 6:27 pm:

    Oi! Its caítlin, not caitlin! My name is not “kay-tlin”!
    See yew feckin’ nart am-or-icance..

    I like my booze (she says, after two bottles of wine and nine attempts at spelling her own name) but I love my wee critters more, thankyouverymuch!
    Most vegans know to consult the usual sources, but anyone in the UK should definitely check out:
    vegans.frommars.org

    homepage.ntlworld.com/geraint.bevan/Vegetarian_beers.html

    As for the rest of y’all, I have no idea.

  • Comment by tom on November 8th, 2006 at 9:46 am:

    kate-lynn then?

  • Comment by dumdidddee on November 8th, 2006 at 11:18 am:

    Actually, i believe it the proper pronuncictin is cat-lin, with kat as in pat and lin as in sin. That’s pretty close, eh caítlin?

    Incidentally, my mom was born and raised on a small farm near Letterkenny in county Donegal, and one of my first cousins who lives there is named caítlin. I visited the emerald a few times as child, but i haven’t been there for nearly 20 years. Everytime i read see one of caítlin’s post i am reminded that i need to go explore my roots.

  • Comment by caítlin on November 8th, 2006 at 12:33 pm:

    hehe, this is fascinating for me! Its actually “catch-leen”, but god loves you for trying. Or something. Irish is a crazy, senseless language.
    My aunt and cousins live in Donegal! Their nearest hospital is letterkenny, weiiird. Beautiful place.

    Annnnnnnyway, I posted a few days ago about REACH chemical plans in Europe. Unsurprisingly, its not just a European foible. Seriously people, please act on this:
    http://www.peta.com/...rts-item.asp?id=2069

  • Comment by dumdidddee on November 8th, 2006 at 1:59 pm:

    you have kin in donegal? Do they live anywhere around Falcarragh? That’s the specific town from where my mommy hails. If they do, i’d bet that your relatives know my relatives cuz everyone knows everybody round those parts. Woudn’t that be wild!

    Maybe there really is something to that whole six degrees of separation things.

    Herr Moderators (kidding) – i know this post is totally off topic but please humor me this one time.

  • Comment by tom on November 8th, 2006 at 5:45 pm:

    pasta. hey caitlin, i didn’t realize your name was so anatomical! face.

  • Comment by caítlin on November 9th, 2006 at 6:08 pm:

    Tom: Your ma certainly did last night.
    BAM!

    Dumdiddee: I have no idea. Isnt that in the Gaeltacht? My lot live around Inishowen/lough swilly.

    Onto the subject at hand – I don’t know how many of you have heard of a British daily called the Independent. Its pretty fuckin’ good, for a newspaper. Anyway, this laydee – “the green goddess” – had a piece published today about the REACH chemical testing. A mainstream newspaper! Talking about animal rights! S’not bad, for a bunch of limeys.

    Anyway, for some dumb reason you have to pay a pound to read it online, but if you ask really nicely and you don’t tell the independent, I’ll email it to you. Shhh.
    http://comment.indep...s/article1962774.ece

  • Comment by angela on November 12th, 2006 at 6:26 pm:

    because of “less talk more rock” I went vegetarian… six months later I went vegan, my 10 year vegan-niversary is around the corner.
    propagandhi changed my life.

  • Comment by tom on November 13th, 2006 at 11:16 am:

    if you guys have never tried deep fried battered tofu you dont know what your missing! mmmmmorgasmic in deed. derek!

    it’s true, beaver was wearing reebok shorts…i even questioned the weirdness of this sight…have i been lost in a vortex of sexual vegan farting?

  • Comment by caítlin on November 13th, 2006 at 4:54 pm:

    Its been 5years since shitty countries occupied Afghanistan. Here’s your present;
    http://getactive.pet...ests/forward?c=p2m40
    Again – this is important.

  • Comment by brecht on November 15th, 2006 at 8:05 am:

    i’m 17 years old, been veggie for 2,5 years now. i hope one day i can go vegan when i move to a city because at this moment in this shitty european village it’s allmost impossible to be vegan. i like soymilk and tofu a lot :-)

  • Comment by Hairhole on November 16th, 2006 at 3:22 pm:

    Two gouged eyes and about 10 000 punches to the nuts might be start: http://news.bbc.co.u...americas/6146058.stm

    So the Propogondhi collective is back from the weird side of Canada eh? Perhaps a radio show is in order…

    May I suggest Death’s ‘Torn To Pieces’ and Joanna Newsom’s ‘Peach, Plum, Pear’ for tuneages.

    The People’s Gonna Dance…

  • Comment by tom on November 16th, 2006 at 4:19 pm:

    i think by not performing that live animal liberation act as was promised, an animal is still suffering. way to go g7 radio!

    or is todd’s farting considered animal liberation?

  • Comment by phill on November 17th, 2006 at 11:51 am:

    I was wondering if you’ll be serving meat during next year’s veagan day?
    I just purchased potemkin city limits from Best Buy, and let me say it is the best propagandhi album I ever purchased at the mall.
    I was also wondering where I could make a philanthropic contribution to G7? I understand you are taking donations. It is amazing what the unseen hand can keep afloat.
    Keep on rockin’!!

  • Comment by Longy on November 20th, 2006 at 3:19 pm:

    I was on the bus into town, stumbled across this in The Metro, a free newspaper. Talk about a crushing blow.

    http://www.metro.co....0&in_page_id=34

    Ah well, its not like im going to space in a hurry, or Nevada in fact, leave them inbred twats to it.

  • Comment by tom on November 28th, 2006 at 11:46 am:

    yo, check dis out:

    http://www.purina.ca/halloffame/

  • Comment by terrorfearor on November 30th, 2006 at 5:09 am:

    one prop fan down. ross hyslop 1981-2006.
    peace. fuck religion

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