Thursday, March 11, 2010


There is no force powerful enoughto stem the tide of an idea whose time has come.
We can no longer, in good conscience or in good health,continue to use animals for food.

The vegan concept is not a fad that will pass with time.It is a necessary shift in thinking, that will lead toa heightened empathy and concern for others.It is the expansion of compassion, which is the single mostimportant step in the next evolution of humankind.

When we consider the wolf and the elephant,the shark and the ox, the weasel and the deer,we find that it is not the size or strength of animals,but how they obtain their food, that determineswhether their nature is violent or gentle.

We humans are also animals.Therefore, it is how our food is obtainedthat determines our own nature: violent or gentle.A gentle human nature is essential if we are to evolve;and we must evolve, if we are to survive.

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Let's save the rainforest together!

OFI Volunteers Club - Let's save the rainforest together

                                  WE CARE ABOUT ORANGUTANS

Hello to my earth and animal loving friends!

I have been researching the use of palm by companies that claim to be "cruelty-free" or "earth-friendly".

The brutal slaughter of orangutans and other wildlife and the massive burning of rainforests is neither earth or animal-friendly.

As I was researching the 'AgroPalma Group' and their direct relation to the corrupt 'RSPO' (Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil), I came across this website that I think may be of great help to saving orangutans and their rainforest home.

Visit for more info on the recent study on sustainable palm, RSPO and corruption.

I will be posting letters I have written to companies asking about their use of palm along with their response.

I just signed up, so please join me!

I do not think they have a Facebook and/or a Twitter page, so I will ask if I can dedicate one for them.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Eats Shoots and Leaves: Mountain Gorilla in Virunga National Park, DRC.

Silvarback Agashaya from Mountain Gorilla Group 13.

Health check by Gorilla Doctors.

PCRM Legislative Fund / The Great Ape Protection Act

PCRM Legislative Fund / The Great Ape Protection Act

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The Great Ape Protection Act (H.R. 1326) has just been reintroduced in Congress. This legislation would end invasive research on the chimpanzees remaining in laboratories, release federally owned chimpanzees to permanent sanctuaries, and end federal funding for the breeding of federally owned chimpanzees.

Please take a moment to help the more than 1,000 chimpanzees forced to live in laboratory research settings in the United States.

Recently, ABC's Nightline exposed the abuse of hundreds of chimpanzees and other nonhuman primates at the New Iberia Research Center in Louisiana. Unfortunately, these individuals are not alone in their suffering.

As a result of their use in experiments, chimpanzees can experience early separation from their mothers, social isolation, prolonged captivity, sensory deprivation, and repeated physical harm.

"People may be shocked to learn that laboratories in the United States are permitted to keep chimpanzees in cages about the size of a kitchen table, sometimes for decades," says PCRM primatologist Debra Durham, Ph.D. “It’s time for us to join the growing list of countries that ban invasive experiments on these amazing animals.”

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