V for Veganism Introduction and Compilation

V for Veganism Introduction and Compilation



hi welcome to be for veganism I’m your
host
Kiirstin Marilyn in a world that has
normalized cruelty captivity and slave
men and violence against non-human
animals we here at v4 veganism would
like to present you with an alternative
a vegan lifestyle in this series we’ll
be talking to some amazing vegans and
bringing you on a journey to discover
sustainable cruelty-free alternatives to
everyday products from cleaning supplies
to clothing and everything in between
it’s our mission to show you that
veganism is not just a diet in a way of
life that does not strive for perfection
but intends to do the most good and the
least harm
we intend to normalize veganism in order
to combat the normalization of
atrocities committed against innocent
sentient beings in today’s society we
hope to show you that small changes made
each day by people like you can help to
combat this epidemic of violence so join
me as we meet people who hope to change
the world they’re being with them and
discover ways that we ourselves can be a
part of the solutions I’m here with Jill
Carnegie she is a professional animal
activist
a leader in the activism movement and
also a professional vegan so we wanted
to get your expertise on veganism also
the difference between veganism and
vegetarianism vegetarianism is something
that has gone at this point
extraordinarily mainstream and that is a
big step forward
I grew up vegetarian I was born of a
vegetarian pregnancy and I feel really
blessed to have grown up that way we
were a little bit different than other
vegetarians and that we also avoided
down we avoided
Silke but this is all before online
shopping was available twenty-five years
ago thirty years ago it was more unusual
to be vegetarian at that time than it is
to be vegan now but the definition
really of vegetarianism is that you
avoid meat and flesh so you don’t
consume fish you don’t consume birds you
don’t consume animals like cows and pigs
but you still might use animal products
you might still use products that test
on animals or attend entertainment
venues that use animals veganism seeks
to avoid contributing our dollars and
our support to any industry that
exploits or kills an animal so that
would include eating animals or anything
that comes from an animal their
secretions such as their breast milk or
their eggs it also excludes clothing
they you know uses materials that come
from animals such as wool and also
products that have been tested on
animals or forms of entertainment that
exploit animals such as zoos and
circuses
now that we have the term plant-based we
don’t need to use the confusing vegan
diet anymore that refers to a person
restricting consuming animals and their
secretions in their diet but it does not
necessarily mean that they’re taking an
ethical stance to avoid contributing to
the suffering of animals because
veganism is a social justice movement
it’s about justice it’s about standing
up for victims and moving our consumer
dollars away from supporting cruelty
that honestly the majority of people
don’t agree with that’s another thing I
figured out to do the tour bus vegan is
old at its core is activism our friend
Eddie Sullivan who is a sound engineer
by day takes his veganism a step further
by actively fighting on the streets of
New York City against the abusive
carriage horse industry you realize this
is animal abuse right how vegan are you
I’m a member of the vegan High Council
which is a interplanetary governing body
of vegans that regulate vegan behavior
among vegans and delegate vegan policy
we’re here at the hack line on 59th
Street by the park where they keep the
horse carriages horses naturally would
want to be together in a group and they
never get to do that they are strapped
to these carriages blinders are put on
them so that they are not distracted a
metal bit is put in their mouth which
steers them and if you’re here watching
the activities of these drivers you see
all these little additive oppressive
behaviors that add up to just a
miserable life of these horses so we
want to talk to people about that we
want to try to fill them in we want to
get them to think about what they’re
doing and confront the oppression
themselves and realize and we’ve we’ve
been real successful I mean people have
decided not to take
carriage rides thank you very much these
horses are abused animals and they’re
forced to work in the streets
this guy will take you around Eve really
knows the city he’ll take you around
it’s a good choice
I’m very Pro Union and pro-labor I think
unions are fantastic for people the
problem is is that there’s no union
protecting the horses they’re doing all
the work these guys sit sit and look at
the horses behind all day do you think
the horse wants to wear this stupid
bullshit right if nothing else so
interesting to me too is is in New York
we feel like we’re such a progressive
City and we do things first but there
are several cities already that have
banned horse carriages so why are we on
the back end of that movement as
progressive as we like to think we are
we also spawned Trump you know I mean
really you’re fired
he’s just an impressive guy on many
levels so the fact that oppression like
this whore this horse carriage industry
exists in this city it doesn’t surprise
me when you add up all the other
oppressions NYPD is the largest
militarized body of military force on
the planet it’s also the home of Wall
Street and and big global banking
there’s a lot of oppression that that is
tied into New York City so yeah we’re
progressive in a lot of ways we’re a
vegans paradise with all of vegan
restaurants and everything so that’s
that’s cool we’re eating less animals in
a lot of ways but you know this is a an
abuse that the entire planet knows about
and sees when they come and visit our
city and it’s an
really unfortunate I’m here at Seoul
Dance Center with Carla choco she is a
founder of Soul Dance Center and a
promoter of veganism through dance which
isn’t incredible I just wanted to ask
you how did you find your way to the
Agena so I was born I guess really sick
with like I had sinuses I couldn’t
really breathe the only option back in
the day in Mexico he’s like they
literally have to cut your face open and
like clear your underneath of your face
out and my mom was like she’s like five
years old I don’t think that’s an option
so then she started doing research until
she found like holistic health and like
they told her you go vegetarian she can
eat any fish and he seafood and he meat
and then that was saved me basically and
then I I skipped the surgery that’s
where she became vegetarian I was
vegetarian and my sister literally she
was vegetarian all her life like she
never ever tried meat and then she went
vegan so she’s she’s the lucky one yeah
and I was like you’re not about to be
better than me
I’m gonna go vegan too and I didn’t know
as much you know like I did it first
just to like oh yeah I’m gonna step it
up
but then I started doing all these
research and finding all these videos on
like YouTube and everything that happens
in factory farming and I was just like I
can even like look at it the same way
ever again
they go we’re doing downstairs on the
lobby section we wanted to like a little
vegan cafe so we’re gonna have only
vegan products everything vegan because
all the kids are here already
might as well offer them products that
are better for them than just what they
gave you outside he’s speaking of what
the health which I just watched they
classify like processed meats which you
know includes a lot of things that we
feed our kids as a type 1 carcinogen
those crazy
and that’s along with cigarettes and
alcohol and a number of other things
that we wouldn’t you wouldn’t give your
kids cigarettes you wouldn’t say oh go
smoke this pack of cigarettes but we
feed our children this garbage every day
so that’s amazing that you have these
kids here and you’re influencing them
and you’re influencing them all around
not not just in dance but in their
lifestyle as well so me that’s so
important because my favorite type of
dance is the dance with a meaning
anybody can shake to shake whatever you
know look beautiful glitter whatever but
when you’re dancing to say something
that matters that you need to send a
message out and make sure people
understand what’s going on because we
live in a blindfold blindfold and we
don’t know what’s going on outside
so that’s my favorite type of dance and
the fact that I have all these kids I’m
like what better option that to be like
listen get informed you gotta watch this
look at this YouTube video and posting
these animals like you know like you
gotta be nice to them so I’m always
thinking of like making them a little
aware of what’s happening
the elastic vegans is the dance company
that we created like three years ago and
it’s only began dancers and we always
talk the first year was about factory
farming the second year was about animal
testing this time we’re doing the circus
animals and any animal in captivity the
zoo SeaWorld everything so it’s pretty
nice and we also tell the kids okay
we’re gonna make banners like watch some
you know improv uh like SeaWorld or the
sewers and like we need to stop these
for the animals because they’re
suffering so they get it and they get
excited and they’re like oh yeah I was
protecting them I’m like yes we are she
has no deficiency yeah no this is insane
energy that’s for sure it’s just a
question it’s a microphone you have just
speaking it when you answer the question
we’re gonna do one more time because we
don’t need animals
because they’re friends not food let’s
go put some food together
we are making a garbanzo and spinach
watercress salad much minutes yeah we
cut some onions red onions we cut a red
pepper now some light spinach which is a
great source of a fiber protein
phytonutrients I give it a little crunch
up there and we all remember Popeye
everything in the food world there’s
things that complement each other
sunflower seeds and spinach work
together in harmony like avocados and
tomatoes some it’s like black pepper and
turmeric so either knees together helps
the digestion of this these foods the
green foods but also increases the
nutritional dan say five times this is
the harmony of food like Chinese
medicines and then we’re going to take
some watercress as this is a super high
antioxidants so on dog this is what you
really want at least then one or two of
your meals if not every meal all the
time something as simple as this it’s
got slightly peppery taste the foods
like red pepper and mango or high in
vitamin C so this helps the absorption
of the iron foot and of course it’s time
to look beautiful isn’t it yeah so yeah
the seeds are going to drop to the
bottom there so what we’re going to do
next is kick the dressing that I made so
this dressing was simple Noelle’s not
nothing needed we just blended up some
dates fresh limes juice jalapeno juice
cumin oregano so because it’s lovely
little dressing it’s quite thick when
you massage your dressing into your food
it really gets the flavor and everybody
you know because sometimes a dressing it
doesn’t reach every part and then we
have some lovely walnuts every meal we
need a healthy file for nutrient
absorption and our stomachs if I was not
healthy far the nutrients really don’t
absorb in our stomachs at all so
something is simply just sprinkling in
some seeds like sunflower seeds or
walnuts or almonds or pumpkin seeds
garbanzo beans
get your protein problem before all
supplements came along this is how we’ve
been eating for thousands of years you
know this is how our body responds to
food this is how our body draws the
vitamins the micronutrients and the
micronutrients out of food let’s design
that way obviously we live in like say
that capitalistic world their profit
margins and supplements and protein
powders mean remember the American
taxpayer subsidizes the million 325 four
billion dollars a year so that that
keeps the price of meat very low well
you know I can’t force people in this
way I can’t make people become vegan
that’s a moral and ethical choice but
why I can’t teach this plant-based
nutrition and how to you know we’re not
bringing your protein from you know your
five micronutrients your protein your
complex carbohydrates your healthy fats
your fiber and your water these are the
things that you need every day and in
large quantities you know that the
pleasure trap is something in psychology
and food I mean it’s it’s it’s a real
thing you know our body creates these
chemicals and the dopamine when it comes
to food and then every time you eat it
wants to hit that high so you know I
have a empathy for our empathy for
almost by empathy for human beings
omnivores alike because I understand the
struggle I understand the deep
psychological conditioning is to break
the food habit I became vegetarian at 19
I’d wanted to do it for a really long
time but it was very weird back then
we’re talking I’m so gonna out myself
1969 and I heard about veganism a couple
of years later and really wanted to do
it but it seemed so weird and so extreme
and I also was dealing with a binge
eating disorder I was always either
binging or dieting a lot of self-hatred
and that kind of thing going on and I’m
not oh my gosh I gained weight as a
vegetarian if I become a vegan I’m gonna
be huge and yet I knew it was the right
thing it took me so long
I was really mentored and I would say
believed in by Jay and Freya did sha at
the american vegan society there wasn’t
a lot of other input out there about
going vegan
but they stuck with me and then I came
to recovery for the eating disorder and
was finally able to make the choice I
wanted to make which was vegan and that
was 1983 so it’s been a while and I love
it it’s been very good to me and the
exact opposite thing happened from what
I thought and that was that I did lose
the weight and I’ve also been really
healthy for a really long time there’s
this moment inflate that I love that I
don’t think a non-vegan would pick up on
where you go to the refrigerator you’re
gonna make like your new girlfriend’s
little girl you’re gonna make her
breakfast alright and you go to the
refrigerator and you’re looking through
and there’s like eggs and all this other
stuff and you’re like nope there’s
nothing that I’m thinking your shirt
says like where’s the tofu and that’s
like his character is vegan – yeah like
who whose idea was that was that did you
go to the writers and you were like make
my character vegan no they like they did
make him vegan because I guess it was it
just came out and the way that they
wrote him that he’s like a vegan Venice
bro yeah I don’t know if I had a name
influenced on it or not but gag of
trying to make that little girl
breakfast and looking through a full
fridge to them is funny because it’s
just you this guy that has no idea of
how to like cook anything probably cuz
he’s just looking at like all this
breakfast food and then he’s like man no
sorry kid but that is fake Oh way better
I definitely interpreted it that there
were like eggs and other things that he
didn’t want to make her so he was like
no there’s no that’s how I took it but I
do it better now yeah that was my bias
brain and how I interpreted we’re here
today at the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary
where we’re gonna meet some amazing
animals
some amazing staff and some amazing
people behind the rescue efforts of
these very exploited animals so let’s go
inside and check out the scene
as a little kid my best friend was a
beagle I’d sleep in his bed every night
with Barney my best you know my beagle
and as I grew up and he unfortunately
left us in high school I was getting
involved in animal issues and I didn’t
want to do the classic conundrum in your
anatomy and physiology class dissecting
of a fetal pig or cat or the cow’s
eyeball and so my professor at this
really nice school I went to gave me an
option of watching a couple of videos he
got in the mail instead they were from
PETA and it was all about the use of
beagles and laboratories and it changed
my world because that was my dog I saw
in those videos and I learned more from
there and since then animal testing has
been an issue that’s resonated with me
it offends me just because we’re using
something sacra sent like science for a
very strong profit motive and at the
expense of very vulnerable beings that
most Americans have this real
relationship with and can easily
empathize with because they share our
homes and our lives and a big part of a
culture I think the most annoying more
than question is just added to it on the
way they see things when they tell me
like I would like why do you care so
much like chill I’m like our planet who
are sharing don’t be selfish it’s so
annoying so annoying like your meat
consumption affects me because I I live
here too
yeah it’s not fair as my house move out
your lease is up ha ha ha
that’s for Humanity’s lease is up on
this planet yeah and you know if we want
to if we want to re-sign we gotta get
those roommates on point thank you so
much for doing what you do and being a
part of this movement
so important and it’s so important that
we stick together mm-hmm we got power


V for Veganism Introduction and Compilation


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