A Must Read for Every Parent and Child Who Wants a Healthy Cruelty-Free Future!
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”:
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“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
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:
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!
Posted on May 9, 2012, in VZ Blog and tagged "That's Why We Don't Eat Animals", "Vegan Is Love", American Dietetic Association, Animal Rights, Children's Books, CNN, Environmental Devastation, Health, Ruby Roth, Vegan Children, Vegan Health, Vegan Kids, Veganism. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.