Thank you for providing Vegan options

Someone had lunch at The Winemakers Daughter a wee while ago and left behind a similar card to this.  We thought, what a great idea, so we designed and had printed these thank you cards.  We will be giving them to people attending the next Vegan Luncheon (we will let you know when it is as soon as possible.)  In the meantime if you would like a few, please send a pre addressed and stamped envelope to: Vegn NZ, 1081 State Highway 1, Te Horo, Kapiti.

How things are made

Speciesism - at Vegan Outreach

Animals Voice magazine

What it's all about

The idea behind the Te Horo o Kaimanga - Vegan Luncheons is to bring people together to not only try some wonderful Vegan food,

but join in conversation with others and have a good time while doing so. It is a consciousness raiser for all animal lovers; celebrating animal friends and family. A special thank you goes to the Wine Makers Daughter for their support.

The World Change that excites us (Horowhenua/Kapiti vegans) is the rapid growth of thinking, and action, around non-violence = being Abolitionist Vegan.

 

This is increasingly expressed by lots of people, all around the world becoming: and living: as vegan. https://www.abolitionistapproach.com/

 

Please look at these sites, which are a small sample of 'what's up' all around the world.

 

As an animal lover, you'd like to be inspired, and be part of the new non-violent order... YES.

 

Please, have a look at these examples of love in action:

India: https://www.animalrahat.com/latest-news/

Europe - Sweden: https://veganoutreach.org/vegan-outreach-heads-europe/

 

Farm Animal Rights Movement worldwide: www.farmusa.org.

USA: http://animalsvoice.com/...

New Zealand: http://govegan.org.nz/

***And here's where Tel Aviv gets an honourable mention:

https://bloomfit.net/15-top-vegan-friendly-cities-in-the-world/

And here's another site where you'll find encouragement:

https://www.happycow.net/vegtopics/travel/top-vegan-friendly-cities

All of the above is deeply connected to Animal Rights: which as a part of the 'rights movement' is clearly linked to the desire, by hordes of humans - for a new era... the changing; developing; human consciousness is expressing itself in exciting; inclusive; democratic ways...

 

Indeed, the time may be approaching when we will experience...

'Democracy is coming to the USA' **

 

Do we hear you say 'Yeah Right!' Experiencing a Tui moment there?... :-D

 

Yes, we hear you say “this is a huge ask...”

 

Indeed: But the present era of travesty, may rebound: and with time a 'Great USA may emerge, in parallel with the ethos and ballast of Tibet. (‘Hope’ it is said 'springs eternal')

** Leonard Cohen's "Democracy" lyrics...

 

It's coming through a hole in the air,
from those nights in Tiananmen Square.
It's coming from the feel
that this ain't exactly real,
or it's real, but it ain't exactly there.
From the wars against disorder,
from the sirens night and day,
from the fires of the homeless,
from the ashes of the gay:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.
It's coming through a crack in the wall;
on a visionary flood of alcohol;
from the staggering account
of the Sermon on the Mount
which I don't pretend to understand at all.
It's coming from the silence
on the dock of the bay,
from the brave, the bold, the battered
heart of Chevrolet:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

It's coming from the sorrow in the street,
the holy places where the races meet;
from the homicidal bitchin'
that goes down in every kitchen
to determine who will serve and who will eat.
From the wells of disappointment
where the women kneel to pray
for the grace of God in the desert here
and the desert far away:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.


Sail on, sail on
O mighty Ship of State!
To the Shores of Need
Past the Reefs of Greed
Through the Squalls of Hate
Sail on, sail on, sail on, sail on.


It's coming to America first,
the cradle of the best and of the worst.
It's here they got the range
and the machinery for change
and it's here they got the spiritual thirst.
It's here the family's broken
and it's here the lonely say
that the heart has got to open
in a fundamental way:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

It's coming from the women and the men.
O baby, we'll be making love again.
We'll be going down so deep
the river's going to weep,
and the mountain's going to shout Amen!
It's coming like the tidal flood
beneath the lunar sway,
imperial, mysterious,
in amorous array:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.


Sail on, sail on ...

I'm sentimental, if you know what I mean
I love the country but I can't stand the scene.
And I'm neither left or right
I'm just staying home tonight,
getting lost in that hopeless little screen.
But I'm stubborn as those garbage bags
that Time cannot decay,
I'm junk but I'm still holding up
this little wild bouquet:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

Coincidence!
This just to hand, re: democracy and USA. 
Interesting..
Challenging...
Rob Brezsny

6 October at 08:55 ·

Vox magazine writes: A leading Holocaust historian just seriously compared the US to Nazi Germany. Christopher Browning says, "If the US has someone whom historians will look back on as the gravedigger of American democracy, it is Mitch McConnell."


Usually, comparisons between Donald Trump’s America and Nazi Germany come from cranks and internet trolls. But a new essay in the New York Review of Books pointing out “troubling similarities” between the 1930s and today is different: It’s written by Christopher Browning, one of America’s most eminent and well-respected historians of the Holocaust. In it, he warns that democracy here is under serious threat, in the way that German democracy was prior to Hitler’s rise — and really could topple altogether.


Browning, a professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina, specializes in the origins and operation of Nazi genocide. His 1992 book Ordinary Men, a close examination of how an otherwise unremarkable German police battalion evolved into an instrument of mass slaughter, is widely seen as one of the defining works on how typical Germans became complicit in Nazi atrocities.


So when Browning makes comparisons between the rise of Hitler and our current historical period, this isn’t some keyboard warrior spouting off. It is one of the most knowledgeable people on Nazism alive using his expertise to sound the alarm as to what he sees as an existential threat to American democracy.


Read the article: https://tinyurl.com/y8e5pvjl

Alex Hershaft

Gary Francione

'There's something in the air....'

Humankind's consciousness is changing.

Alex Hershaft the person; story; and life’s work profoundly affected me, Alastair, when I attended the Farm Animal Rights Conference in Washington DC 2013.  So-much-so that here’s a couple of links to Alex telling his story…

A Vision of a Vegan future:   www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTU1SM-mLB8 

Holocaust To Compassion:   www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7dZv43A0g0

Gary Francione is steadfast in promoting veganism as ‘the moral bottom line’ and thus, humankinds moral obligation to all animals: www.abolitionistapproach.com/ 

The following are two of his many quotes...

“Veganism is about nonviolence. It is about not engaging in harm to other sentient beings; to oneself; and to the environment upon which all beings depend for life. In my view, the animal rights movement is, at its core, a movement about ending violence to all sentient beings. It is a movement that seeks fundamental justice for all. It is an emerging peace movement that does not stop at the arbitrary line that separates humans from nonhumans.”

“If you are not vegan, please consider going vegan. It’s a matter of nonviolence. Being vegan is your statement that you reject violence to other sentient beings, to yourself, and to the environment, on which all sentient beings depend.”

It is helpful but not essential to book and pay for your Vegan meal/s online the Thursday prior to the Vegan Luncheon

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