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:note: to make the club a bit more alive, I propose you something :
If you have any vegan event near your location, inform us by sending a note to the group and it will be published in the journal, other vegans of the group could be interested by it !


Lots of vegan events here : Vegans World Network
Google calendar : www.google.com/calendar/embed?…


BELGIUM
Pré-réveillon Vegan - 29 décembre, Liège
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FRANCE
Journée Internationale pour les Droits des Animaux - 1-14 décembre, Perpignan, Rouen, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Lyon, Paris, Dijon, Marseille, Toulouse, Orléans
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Oeufs en batterie / Monoprix - 7 décembre, Nantes
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Oeufs en batterie / Super U- 14 décembre et 11 janvier, Marseille
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Séminaire de philosophie animale sur Jacques Derrida - 17 décembre, Paris
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Rassemblement contre la fourrure - 21 décembre, Lyon
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Manifestations Air France-KLM, contre le transport d'animaux de laboratoire - toute l'année à Paris, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Rennes, Lille...
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ISRAEL
Weekly Vegan Demonstration
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SLOVENIA
Veganmania - Ljubljana
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SWENDEN
Vegomässan - december, 7th, Malmö
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USA
Events in Southern California look here
STOP VIVISECTION European Union Citizen's Initiative

1 million signatures is reached BUT all those signatures might not be valide.
We need to reached 1,100,000 to be sure to have 1 million valid!

more infos here


KEEP MOVING AND SPREADING THE WORD, WE'RE GONNA MAKE IT!!!


This is for all the people who are citizens of the European Union!
There is a citizen's initiative opened against vivisection to make the european comission listen to us!
This is VERY VERY IMPORTANT! Share around you: family, friends, colleagues... !!!

GO HERE TO SIGN
Check your country*

Conditions: get 1 million signatures + 7 countries with their quotas reached

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Arts for Animal Rights Contest 2013

:iconmauriciokanno: is running a contest for the second time!
Here is the journal entry for more information

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Mascot Themed Contest

Our affiliate :icontheanimalswent2-by-2: is holding a contest!
Go take a look at their journal for more information!

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Vegan Sandwiches at Subway

Thought I'd put this in a blog entry. Hopefully, this does well, so they can bring it to ALL their stores.

www.cok.net/blog/2012/06/cok-s…

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Welcome our new admin : EmpressBrennan

Some weeks ago I asked for help in managing the group and here is our new admin!
Thank you very much, you'll be very helpful!

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michaellines5683's blog "the Vegan Beaver

:pointr: Find out more
Philosophers, scientists, writers, politicians... lots of great women and men have talked for animal rights and given us great quotes to show how much this cause is necessary and right.

So, tell me your famous quotes and I'll put them here :)

:new: "If beef is your idea of real food for real people, you'd better live real close to a real good hospital."
Neal D. Barnard

"Never believe that animals suffer less than humans. Pain is the same for them that it is for us. Even worse, because they cannot help themselves."
Dr. Louis J Camuti

"We don't need to eat anyone who would run, swim, or fly away if he could."
James Cromwell

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."
Albert Einstein

"Animal rights is the most unextreme philosophy I can imagine. It is about nonviolence. It is about compassion. It is about not harming and not causing suffering and not killing when we don't need to. That is it. It is really, truly that simple."
Stephanie Ernst

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
Mahatma Gandhi

"When a man wants to murder a tiger, he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him, he calls it ferocity."
George Bernard Shaw

"Animals are my friends...and I don't eat my friends."
George Bernard Shaw

"When a man wants to murder a tiger, he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him, he calls it ferocity."
George Bernard Shaw

"The thinking man must oppose all cruel customs no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo. When we have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another, even the lowliest creature; to do so is to renounce our manhood and shoulder a guilt which nothing justifies."
Albert Schweitzer

"A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral."
Leo Tolstoy

"Compassion is ethical intelligence; it is the capacity to make connections and the constant urge to act to relieve the suffering of others."
Will Turtle

:new: "The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men."
Leonardo da Vinci

"Every day, research confirms that other animals have intelligence and are social beings with emotions and feelings, just like you and me. Yet, we continue to treat them like 'animals."
A D Williams, 'Inside the Divine Pattern

"It's often said that vegans are annoying. Like seatbelts and ambulances... and other things that save lives."
Shelly Williams

"If you're sick of vegans pushing their opinion onto you, you're well ware in your rights to shut them down; more power to you. If you're sick of vegans pushing facts and are desperately killing you in to your own ignorance, then you really shouldn't demand truth in any other aspects of your life because that would not only be scary too no doubt, but highly hypocritical."
Shelly Williams

"People look at me as a vegan and conclude that since I stepped on a snail or because the vegetables I eat resulted in a tractor death for a squirrel somewhere in Paraguay that somehow vegans are hypocrites, which of course they’re not since perfection is an unattainable goal and is something to be driven towards, never actually achieved. The difference between you and the vegan standing next to you is that while you’re both going to step on a bug tomorrow, they’ve decided to dedicate their lives to as little harm as possible, completely independent from what you do. So in no way does the protozoan life form they step on negate your responsibility for the lamb you’re paying a stranger to cut tomorrow. And falling 1% short of an unattainable goal is really good when you’re standing next to someone who wouldn't even try."
Shelly Williams
ankieltaker sent me a note and gave me ideas to wake up the group a bit and give it maybe a real life! :dance:
vegtomato is going to translate this journal into chinese to post into his website Vegtomato.
So, I'll create some new journal entries to make you, dear members, participate! Hope you'll like the subjects and be talkative ;)

THANK YOU ALL for submitting your testimonials! It was a real pleasure to read your stories and I'm sure you were glad to read the stories of the others members as well =D

Of course, this journal is not closed, any new comer is welcome to post her/his story too ;)


HOW DID YOU BECOME VEGAN?

All vegans love animals and respect them, that's a fact. But how did you turn vegan? Are maybe were you born in a vegan family?
How does it happen? How old were you? Was it hard for you to make the decision? How did react your family and friends?

Veganism is always a main subject of discussion with people. So, I'm sure you have plenty of stories to tell us, don't be shy.
Sometimes, we feel lonely because we think nobody understands how we see things. Sharing are stories will cheer us up, I think. We'll see how much we're alike, that we all go through the same things but maybe in different ways.


I'm waiting for your comments!




I was born in an omnivorous family.
We had a dog (my mom's) and later we had goldfish (my brothers' and mine). We also had birds.
I was told to love animals, that they were part of the family as we were ourselves.
For my 8th anniversary, I had a female guinea pig: the love of my life. And also the start of the infinite love I've had for guinea pigs ever since.
On rainy days, I took away from the path snails and slugs and worms to put them back in the grass. When we saw an injured birds or hedgehogs (even a bat, once), we tried to ill them. Sometimes they get better and were released but mostly, they died. We buried all of them in our garden.
We were against corrida, hunting and any sort of animal abuse... But every day, we had our share of dead flesh called "meat".
I grew up in a small town in the countryside, so, people don't like change and "new ideas". We only knew one vegetarian woman and we made laugh of her speaking about her diet.
Years went on...
Around 17, I tried for a very short time to be vegetarian, but it wasn't enough well thought and I supposed I didn't know at that time why exactly I was doing it. And the "vegetarian diet" wasn't good enough for me, I still felt like there was some injustice going on. So, after less than a month, I get back to meat, eating the food my mom cooked.
Then, when I entered university, I lived for the first time out of my parents' place, leaving all week in my student room with food to cook and... to buy. This is when it hit me.
I remember being in front of this meat in the store and that I thought "I can't buy this, I'm not giving my money for a murder".
So, I bought instead soya steaks and all other stuff like that. My roommates asked questions and accepted with no laugh my diet.
When I get back home, I told my parents I was becoming vegan (yet, as we had hens at this moment, I ate their eggs). My father answered me "As long as you keep yourself informed to be healthy, it's okay". And even though he was still omnivorous, during family diners (with aunts, uncles...) he supported me against them and told them about animals, the miserable conditions they live in.
At once, I quit meat, leather, wool, tested cosmetics.
Quitting meat wasn't hard at all for me. I stopped eggs when my hens died (mostly of illness, because rescued hens from egg farms are very fragile). Milk was very easy to forget because I was already drinking soya milk as I've never been able to digest cow milk. For cosmetics, I've always been against testing, but I didn't pay attention when buying my shampoo, though, I always refused to put make-up. When I found brands that were vegan, I started putting make-up on my face.
The hardest part was cheese. I'm french. I've always looooved cheese. I didn't buy any but it was very hard for me to say "no" when I was proposed some during a diner. For many years now, even if I'm missing the taste of it, I'm strong enough to resist the temptation =D
This year 2013 will celebrate my 10 years of being vegan.
Last year, my mom told me that my father and she were thinking of becoming vegetarian.

:iconanya1916:
New submission folders!
As there are a lot of food photos that have been added to the club gallery lately, I created new folders to order this more properly.
So from now on, you'll have to choose between the folders :
- "Slaty Food" (meals, vegetables, maybe breakfast if it's salt...)
- "Sweet Food" (deserts, fruits, breakfast...)
- "Drinks" (fruit juices, veg milks...)



Gallery-only animal/veggie related art is accepted
So, please, submit to the gallery only ANIMAL/VEGGIE ART RELATED!
Any other art will be deleted or rejected.
Submissions to the "featured folder" are closed. Select the right folder to submit your pic. If you are not sure where your art goes, just ask! ;)



Gallery submissions
Did you know that you can submit to the club any of your animals art? Photos, drawings, stuff... It doesn't have to display a message for animals rights.
However, anthros and fan arts are not allowed.



What kind of activity / project / contest... would you like to see on the club ?

People are still joining the club, I try to keep it updated, but there's not much activity here... So I'd like to have your opinion and ideas.
What would interest you enough to make you participate to the club's life ?

Don't be shy, tell me everything ! ;p
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the vegan community for vegans and vegetarians artists ! Come share your vegan art for animals rights and against animal cruelty, share also the vegetarian events around the world.
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:icontiaropsis:
Tiaropsis Mar 28, 2014   General Artist
Hi Folks!  I'd be happy to share some of my art with you!  In fact I kind of did already.  I submitted a photo of a squirrel into the "Featured" gallery when I meant to submit it into "Animals."  I just wanted to apologize in case I've broken a protocol.
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anya1916 Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries :)
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Tiaropsis Apr 4, 2014   General Artist
Good!  So how do I submit art?  Do I want to try to put it in the correct folder, or do you sort art submissions?
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anya1916 Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
in the correct folder, it's better :)
in case you don't know, put it on "featured" and I'll do the job =D
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Tiaropsis Mar 28, 2014   General Artist
Never mind, I canceled that submission.  What's the best way to submit to this group?
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Kirschenwasser Feb 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I hope I am allowed to spread a news via comments around here. But it's for a good purpose. :aww:

Valentine's Charity Auction for animals - two days left to bid! :'D

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Birdy124 Jan 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for requesting "Little Maria and Birdy" !!Bunny Emoji-20 (Loving it) [V1] 
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:iconsameerprehistorica:
Is posting animal cruelty petitions allowed here ?
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anya1916 Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can send the link to the petitions in a note and I'll see if I can add them to the journal :)
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:iconsameerprehistorica:
There is a folder called as Animals rights in this group.Anyone can post petitions there.Is that right ?
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