My Message to Food Empowerment Network Regarding Arrest of Lauren Ornelas

My Message to Food Empowerment Network Regarding Arrest of Lauren Ornelas

“I’ve been telling the animal rights groups of which I am a part, all of my vegan FB friends (many of whom liked this status) what happened, my loved ones, co-workers, my website followers at Vegan Fierce, and even the company itself, that what they did is wrong, to drop the charges against Lauren, and to discontinue their rabbit meat trade. Whatever happens with her situation, she represents the views of many people who have evolved in their thinking that others matter. We will raise awareness of what is happening to the rabbits and how badly she is being treated. Please let her know that she has a lot of loving supporters. A person’s First Amendment rights to freedom of speech have been violated by the manager at Whole Foods who made a citizen’s arrest of Ornelas this past week.  Someone who arrests peaceful activists must have something to hide… I wonder what they are keeping from the public… Suffering, a lack of transparency with health concerns from unregulated meat, and perhaps the fact that this could be a gateway to start offering other domesticated animals as meat. The sun is already shining on a vegan world. Once vegan seeds are planted, they never die.”

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I began this website as a way to showcase that going vegan is easy, cost-effective, delicious, and most importantly, fun. No animal has to suffer or die for a meal. Since the age of four, I have not eaten meat. I learned at a young age that the family puppy shared the same types of emotions as wild animals and farm animals. I never thought that it was okay to exploit them. Twelve years ago, I gave up cheese, not knowing the suffering through which cows had gone. I am dedicated to the vegan lifestyle, animal advocacy, and in furthering the social justice movements for all people, animals, and the planet. I am pleased to announce that since this blog began in 2014, there are many more vegan businesses from restaurants, a fully vegan shopping center, a school that only serves vegan food, and a vegan medical center. Although I have no affiliation with them, I feel that it is noteworthy to say that the movement is growing, and I hope to see the property status of animals one day change to acknowledge them as "persons," not things.

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  1. Andy L.

    It’s a complete violation of free speech. They are obviously not being transparent about their agenda, like you said. These businesses are up to no good and I am glad someone spoke up. No more rabbit meat!

    1. Post author

      Hi, Andy,

      Thank you for your support. The rabbit meat trade is not something that we need growing here in America. Once that begins, other animals like dogs and cats will likely follow. People will say, “How is a company supposed to stay in business if only a small percentage of the population is vegan?” I will answer, “Let’s get with the times. We are growing… and growing… and growing.” I see it everyday of my life. Enough is enough with this archaic diatribe that vegans hear from meat eaters that they lack in protein, are weak, eat grass, and so on. This is 2014, almost 2015, and if we doubled the population of vegans from last year, we can certainly do it again. Before you know it, meat eaters will jump on the vegan bandwagon, saying that they were “always” vegan and that they have never supported animal abuse… It was no different with the slaves. Most people followed what was popular until there was a new popular. Veganism is becoming… very…. very popular. And, good always trumps over evil. The greatest threat to veganism, or any other social justice movement, is not the law, but our acquiescence to obey what is morally and ethically wrong. This is not to say that we should ever disobey for the sake of creating protest, but to stand our ground in the name of what is right, knowing that there will be a light at the end of the tunnel. In our case, it will be the absence of Ag-gag laws and the closure of businesses that restrict life from others. As always, Andy, you are a good and loving man. Thank you for being on the side of justice and liberation.


      Paul, Vegan Fierce

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