When Old Traditions Elsewhere Create New Traditions Here

When Old Traditions Elsewhere Create New Traditions Here

“When Old Traditions Elsewhere Create New Traditions Here”

By Paul Schulman

In June, Yulin, China held a dog meat festival where they believed that suffering dogs being boiled alive is healthier for them. SHAME ON THEM! In less than two months, Pakistan will repent for its sins by slitting the throats of camels… SHAME ON THEM! In three months, we in the USA, will be slitting the throats of turkeys to show our thanks for who-knows-what. SHAME ON US!

Maybe we should be thankful that we live in America and have certain freedoms that people don’t have elsewhere, honor the animals, Native Americans, African Americans, Jews who fled their countries after the war, immigrants from other countries, and others who have just as much of a right to celebrate being here as anyone else. Maybe we should celebrate the lives of turkeys just like we care about dogs and cats. Just because people have always done bad things to each other and to animals, does not make it okay to continue. If you want to follow traditions, make new ones. Thanksgiving – Give thanks for our freedoms, our lives, etc. by actually giving and sharing love and kindness with others… Having these views doesn’t make me a liberal; Nor does it make me extreme. I do what is right because it is right. No political or religious doctrines have to tell me right from wrong. There is no greater sense of freedom that we can attain for ourselves than by granting those same freedoms to others. Peace begins on our plates.

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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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