A Must Read for Every Parent and Child Who Wants a Healthy Cruelty-Free Future!

Vegan Is Love by Ruby Roth

Ruby Roth’s new book “Vegan Is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action” should be read by every human animal on Earth!

“Vegan Is Love” is creating much controversy about how much “reality” children should be exposed to concerning why and what (who) they are eating, how we are exploiting nonhuman animals for research, “entertainment”, and many other forms of abuse. This controversy is a healthy sign of awareness for ourselves (epidemic levels of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, etc.), other animals (over 30 billion animals killed for food each year in the U.S. alone), and our planet (ecological devastation), that is way overdue! As clearly stated by Roth: “If it’s too scary to talk about, the reality of where those pieces of meat come from, then it’s certainly too scary to eat.”

Amazon summary of “Vegan Is Love”: ”Roth illustrates how our daily choices ripple out locally and globally, conveying what we can do to protect animals, the environment, and people across the world. Roth explores the many opportunities we have to make ethical decisions: refusing products tested on or made from animals; avoiding sea parks, circuses, animal races, and zoos; choosing to buy organic food; and more.”

Concerning a Vegan diet being healthy for children, Roth states: “Vegan diets provide all the nutrition you need to fuel your growing child and typically contain higher amounts of the “good stuff” – vegetables, fruits, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, etc. – than the standard American diet [SAD].” The health concerns of Vegan diets were addressed by the ADA (American Dietetics Association) back in 2009: “It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes.”

As parents we must ask ourselves; in this world we have created of gratuitous film, TV, and video game violence, that our children are exposed to daily, why is this book that is promoting a message of Love so controversial? The following quote is the ending of “Vegan Is Love”:

“At breakfast, lunch, and dinner, at the store or in school, we remember our love for animals. They are part of our everyday lives, part of our hearts. When we see them, we can feel them and know that we are here together – living, breathing, eating, playing, and loving under the sun.

In the end, only you can choose how to eat and live. It takes courage to ask, “What kind of person do I want to be?” and decide the answer for yourself. The choice to be vegan is especially brave. It means you are standing up for yourself and all other living beings – and that is love. Our choices are powerful. Vegan is love.” ~Ruby Roth

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Ruby Roth”s personal video for “Vegan Is Love

For those who still feel that “Vegan Is Love” is too real for their child, you may want to start with Roth’s book:

That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals“.

Why we don't eat animals

Please note: Vegan Zeitgeist always assumes that healthy, progressive, and informed human animals are acutely aware that to enslave, exploit, and/or murder any sentient being, for any reason, is the most grievous act against ALL Life, and the antithesis of compassionate humane behavior!


About Vegan Zeitgeist

Learning and sharing all things Vegan 4 LIFE! My passion (practice) is Veganism ~ Ahimsa (non-violence) so ALL may Live! (: Ⓥ :) We Are Human Animals Evolving ~ Therefore We Are Vegan! Life to ALL All-Ways! Lain

Posted on May 9, 2012, in VZ Blog and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Sounds like a great book. From the questions asked Randi Kaye from CNN seemed a bit clueless though. And funny (or sad I guess) how love can be viewed as controversial.

    • I liked the finale, just not sure that I loved it. But it left a lot of qisntuoes to be resolved, even beyond the Olivia swap.I would like to see what the machine was. Who made this? was this the machine Walter made and discussed in season 1? and why was it specific to Peter? and assuming Peter and Olivinate hook up now that they are back, how is Peter going to feel going from sexy and outgoing Olivinate to the uptight emotion frozen Olivia when they swap back?Is that considered cheating? (ok just having some fun there) But it is a way to have the relationship happen, without it being all happiness. imo usually when a show finally breaks that sexual tension between two characters, the show goes down hill almost every time. This way we got a bit of it, but when she comes back, there will be that uncertainty Olivia has that Peter liked Olivinate better. In your guys opinion, does John Nobel get an emmy nod this year? maybe even a win? he’s been great, but it will be tough competition with it being Lost’s final season, and with Mad Men and Breaking Bad being so critically acclaimed.

  2. Perhaps of interest:

    We interviewed Ruby Roth in the last episode of our podcast, recorded with an audience of vegan parents at VegfestUK. And in the show before that, we found out what it’s like to be “born vegan” by asking adults about their vegan childhoods.

    (We’re The Vegan Option, a monthly 20 minute podcast. Science, stories and analysis from a vegan perspective.)

  3. It’s irrelevant wtehher Bay or Fox is telling the total truth. Reality probably is that there is a hint of truth from both sides. Maybe just one big explosion with one yelling “your fired!” at the same time the other is screaming “I quit!”. The only real truth that not many people will dispute is the damage done to this franchise by one of them. Here are just a few examples of the piss poor leadership these films have had. 1. The Twins (really!?! WTF!), 2. Devastator’s Testicles (“Look at those big balls daddy”, quote from my 5yr old), 3. Jazz’s over the top Ebonics (What’s Crackin’), 4. Shia (Take a little Ritalin and chill out), 5. Why only GM products (This completely alienates 3/4 of the original characters, none of which they have used anyway so never mind this one), 6. Jetfire (These beings are supposed to live for millenniums, but he had to retire after 1980?), 7. The rehashing of the same Transformers with different colors throughout Revenge of the Fallen (including but not limited to Blackout/Grindor and all of the Constructicons), 8. John Turturro (How do you go from Joey Knish to showing yourself in a thong for a couple bucks?), 9. Bumblebee (Why the “F” can’t you speak?), 10. Optimus Prime’s paint job (We should have known you’d choose Flames!”)

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