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For the Animal Kingdom the Holocaust Never Ended: Vegan for LIFE!

“For the animal kingdom, the Holocaust never ended.”

~Philip Wollen, Kindness Trust.com

(Venture Capital for Good Causes)

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The following is the MUST see/read Transcript and Video from The St James Ethics and Wheeler Centre debate:

“Intelligence Squared: Animals Should Be Off the Menu”

Philip Wollen’s address: The St James Ethics and Wheeler Centre debate – Intelligence Squared: Animals Should Be Off the Menu!

Transcript:

On behalf of St James Ethics Centre, the Wheeler Centre,

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, The Age

The City of Melbourne and the ABC

All of whom have worked together to make this event possible

I would like to welcome

Philip Wollen

((Applause))

King Lear, late at night on the cliffs asks the blind Earl of Gloucester

“How do you see the world?”

And the blind man Gloucester replies “I see it feelingly”.

Shouldn’t we all?

Animals must be off the menu – because tonight they are screaming in terror in the slaughterhouse, in crates, and cages. Vile ignoble gulags of Despair. Read the rest of this entry

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Environmentalist? Feminist? Animal Activist? Humanitarian? World Peace? Not Vegan?

Environmentalist? Feminist? Animal Activist? Humanitarian? World Peace? Not Vegan?

“In studying the traits and dispositions of the so-called lower animals, and contrasting them with man’s, I find the result humiliating to me.” ~Mark Twain

For us “humane-beings” who believe (tell ourselves) we care about our environment, nonhuman and human animal rights, and promote Peace on Earth, that are not yet Vegan — clearly our cognitive dissonance is rearranging the recycled deck chairs on our Titanic!  

Cognitive dissonance (CD): The state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, esp. as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change. 


Our Human-Centric Cognitive Dissonance 

We human animals excel at denying that we have inconsistent thoughts (conflicting beliefs) by minimizing the importance of the conflicting belief that is most disruptive: fears of being different, inconvenienced, and/or isolation from our herd. Our most glaring example is that we live in a meat and dairy (MAD) consuming world, and yet claim to love nonhuman animals!? Clearly, for the majority of our human herd, we do not love all nonhuman animals. We tend to love the ones that we feel (believe) are attractive or endearing in some way; especially those who love us back! Human rights and Peace activist know this phenomenon well — we do this with human animals also; especially when we want something from them!

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