A community of compassionate people, largely vegan and vegetarian, inviting and supporting all persons of conscience.
There are no hard and fast rules for deletion of posts, since these sorts of rules are often limiting and easily over-stepped. However, in general we ask that posts be relatable to veganism and inform a discussion of vegan topics. For instance, a post about vegan cosmetics would probably be acceptable, but a post about the application of vegan cosmetics would probably be deleted.
We have also deleted:
● Recipes for the sake of the recipes themselves. Rather, posts in the Culinary Conversation category must be "relatable to veganism and inform a discussion of vegan topics" absent of any recipe shared therein (ref: goo.gl/jVrGgG).
● Pictures of animals or food that serve no other purpose (ref. goo.gl/BTP29).
● Posts that are obviously spam and also do not contribute to vegan discussion (though we've been known to let the occasional bit of spam remain if we think it might be topical).
● Posts that are only advertisements from people who do not have an investment in our community or its goals. Please note that we love to see vegans promote themselves, their work and their ethics! However, sometimes that self-promotion comes across as a spammy plea for likes/hits/readership/customers, and we'd rather not see our members treated like potential marks.
● Posts that contain catch-words like 'sustainable' but do not contribute to a discussion of vegan topics.
● Shares of articles, videos, etc., which may be topical, but have been re-posted to the group too many times in too short a period (e.g. multiple repeats in the same day).
● Environmental activism links that don't specifically address vegan topics, unless the author of the post makes the vegan connection in an introduction (this one is tough for us, since environmental activism clearly affects animal welfare, but if we allow environmental activism without the vegan connection, the group suffers from mission creep).
● Humour posts that are not relatable to veganism.
We also reserve the right to make judgement calls about individual posts, so the above list should not be taken as finite or delimiting. It's simply an example set of posts we've deleted.
Finally, we ask that posts depicting animal violence be prefaced with a warning and linked, and that no pictures of animal violence be posted directly to the community (ref. goo.gl/ZscdpH). While we appreciate the necessity of discussing animal violence in a vegan context and wholeheartedly encourage the conversation, we believe it important that people be given the opportunity to prepare psychologically for these discussions and the images associated with them.
The Last Day Of Your Life [Not Graphic] Today is the day you die. You have right now. This very moment. And nothing more. I’d like to tell you it will be peaceful. I’d like to tell you there’s nothing to fear. But today, on the last day of your life, I will not lie to you.
This video is for those who will never see it—my words for those who will never hear them. Every individual in this video died brutally moments after this was filmed. To learn the truth about where your food comes from, see the resources and videos linked below.
Animal advocates say China's Yulin festival promotes inhumane conditions.
Although dogs have been eaten in parts of East Asia for hundreds—and possibly thousands—of years, a relatively new festival in Yulin, China, has sparked global controversy and polarized many Chinese, over both the treatment of the animals and the practice of eating them.
The ten-day Lychee and Dog Meat Festival started in Yulin, in southern China, on June 21. The annual festival, timed to the summer solstice, has been held for the past decade.
Please does someone have a recipe for healthy birthday cake? I need it to be vegan (or at least dairy free), wheat free, sugar free (sweetened with honey or syrup or with small amount of sugar) ... :)
I'd meant to start posting these earlier, but better late than never. This is the video covering our first day in iceland; +C.S. MacCath and myself discovered that being a vegan there was no hardship at all!
+Roux Harbour Here is my view on this. As human beings we have the extraordinary mind, consciousness and ability to change. While it would be nice if we would all be born with the compassion and wisdom of <insert name here of person fitting that description> we often have to start from more humble beginnings. Seeing humanity change towards a more compassionate attitude makes me feel joyful and while I do not agree with their past behavior I understand it was caused by ignorance that we all have at one time or another. Hope that helps you feel a little better.
Filming Murder, Finding Hope | Earthlings Creator Interview When writer Shaun Monson enlisted vegan celebrities Joaquin Phoenix and Moby to work on a documentary about humanity’s treatment of animals, he never expected the film to become the monolithic icon of animal rights it is today. Hear the behind-the-scenes of Earthling’s creation, his surprising ability to find hope in the horror, and the message behind his newest work Unity, featuring an unprecedented 100 celebrity narrators. For more information, to view the films and connect with Shaun and Toronto Pig Save, please see the links below.