Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013

2013 was the year I became an animal rights activist
A vegan, and my life, health, and outlook in life
have changed a lot
I am really thankful for all the wonderful people
I have met and all the information and hope there is
For farmed animals. I truly hope the human race
Will learn to respect animals and not see them just
As a product to produce, use, and abuse for food
But as the wonderful, worth of respect Earthlings
They are.
I wish to the few who read this little blog,
A 2014 full of health, compassion and love
And I hope you open your heart to the animals
Of this planet, remember is their planet too
And just because they are weaker and kinder than us
They don't deserve to be enslaved and eaten
A wonderful 2014 for all

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Feliz Navidad

Had a wonderful vegan Christmas!
In my mom's & aunt's company
The cats, Herr Gato & Frau Kitty
Eating vegan food & getting vegan gifts!

Pictures coming soon.
Merry Christmas to you all!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

your food

"...the greatest evils in history,
such as the Holocaust,
have been perpetrated NOT by sociopathic demons
but by seemingly normal people who engaged
unthinkingly in atrocities that were assigned
to them by authority figures..."

Do you know where your food comes from?
Do you stop and ask yourself before you eat?
Animals live in this planet and have the same rights
to live as humans do?
Aren't we just tyrants who enslave them and kill them?
Just like the Nazis did, or as the whites did with the blacks?

Stop & think, where does your food comes from?
Are you just following the "normal"?
Are you willing to give up a taste of meat or a sip of milk
to save the animals? Or are you just going with the flow
of pain, slavery, and death, just because everybody else does it?
Are you compassionate? Or you just don't care?

Think! There are COMMON every day practices in the farming nowadays
these images happen billions of times per day!

pigs trapped without outdoors access for their entire life

chickens can't move around their entire life

cow extremely sick but still being milked a couple of times a day

pigs slaughtered brutally and left to die, some are thrown to hot water while still alive

Thursday, December 12, 2013

December Nights at Balboa Park and Vegan Outreach

Vegan Outreach at December Nights in Balboa Park.
AnimalProtection and Rescue League volunteers,
Bryan Pease, Denay Nay and her son Cardiff Jauregui,
Krystin Elize, Rick Kuhnla, and Berenice Weber reached
1,000 visitors at this lovely holiday festival in San Diego.
We started leafleting in spite of the rain,
and we got our reward soon, a double rainbow!

it is great to meet more vegans in San Diego, everyday more people are caring for animals!
"The day may come when the rest of the animal creation may acquire those rights which never could have been witholden from them but by the hand of tyranny." Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)

Thursday, December 05, 2013

tofu scramble

Recipe from the Vegan Outreach
Tofu Breakfast Scramble with green bell peppers,
onions, tomatoes, and a side of brown rice,
don't forget the nutritional yeast, really good!
Add red pepper flakes for a spicy touch
Recipe on page 1

No animals were harmed on the making of this delicious meal!

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

vegan blueberry muffins

I made these vegan blueberry muffins,
I took the recipe from the VeganOutreach's
They are great! I used coconut oil & soy milk
find the recipe on page 11 of the Vegan Outreach Cruelty-Free Eating Guide http://www.veganoutreach.org/guide/gce.pdf

Vegan food is delicious!
I eat much more than salads & veggies
my culinary world has improved so much since going vegan
and I don't have to harm animals or my health while eating
Give it a try!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Fur free Friday

Today was international fur-free Friday
I was happy to participate
Many animals, including cats & dogs!
Are many times skinned alive to protect the skins
Electrocuted anally, or beaten on the head to death
We must stop this horrible industry!
From  http://www.furfreefriday.com

"Each Year, approximately 50 million animals raised on fur farms around the world, which account for the majority of the world’s fur production, are killed for their pelts. This number does not include over a billion rabbits that are also killed each year (70 million alone in France).
This year’s annual Fur-Free Friday protest will educate and spread awareness to shoppers about the horrors of the fur industry"

As I get more involved in animal activism
I find out more horrible indescribable things
Humans do to animals...
Perhaps wearing fur and leather was OK centuries ago
When we haven't developed a textile industry
If you decide to wear fur or leather these days

You are contributing to extreme animal cruelty
These animals do NOT die in a compassionate way
They live miserably and die painful slow deaths
Get informed!
http://features.peta.org/ChineseFurFarms/

Also watch this video on leather
http://www.peta.org/videos/stella-mccartney-takes-on-the-leather-trade/



Monday, November 18, 2013

time to evolve

remember, there is not human slaughter,
for centuries we have killed animals for food,
for centuries we have enslaved humans,
belittled women, and exploited children,
as a species we have to evolve,
don't let the horrible traditions
stand on the way to expand your consciousness
and compassion for other species.
Go Vegan!
no slaughter is humane nor necessary
 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Schnitzel life

A poem from Noah Erdenling (Google Translation):

I sense that I must die soon
the chain already on my foot.
The man simply determines
when he wants to take my life.
My life was filled with sorrow and pain,
I wasn't even allowed to be outside and free.
My babies have been brutally beaten to the ground,
the screams were unbearable.
I was never allowed to see the sunshine,
and to walk on green grass.
The whole time I lie here on my own feces and mess,
just so I miserably die for your "Schnitzel"[meat].

Noah V Erdenling
Ich spüre, dass ich gleich sterben muss
die Kette schon an meinem Fuss.
Der Mensch einfach bestimmt,
wann er mir das Leben nimmt.
Mein Leben war erfüllt von Schmerz und Pein,
nicht einmal dürfte ich in Freiheit sein.
Mein Baby hat man brutal auf den Boden erschlagen,
die Schreie waren nicht zu ertragen.
Niemals durfte ich die Sonne seh´n
und auf grüne Wiesen geh´n.
Die ganze Zeit lag ich hier im Dreck,
nur damit ich für euer Schnitzel elendig verreck´.




Monday, November 11, 2013

animals for food

when friends who eat meat,
ask me to respect their choices of food,
they forget that they are overlooking
the animal's who is being killed opinion...
trying to speak in behalf of the animals,
and giving advice on cruelty-free food choices
& create awareness of the animal suffering,
is what feels OK to do,
we are not trying to tell you what to eat,
we are trying for you to open your heart
to the unnecessary pain of animals.

Friday, November 08, 2013

no law protects farmed animals

Did you know?
Not a single federal law protects farmed animals
during their miserable lives on modern farms.
If just one dog or cat were treated the way
billions of farmed animals are treated every day,
the perpetrator would be behind bars for animal abuse.
Do you think that's fair?

Please check the blog of Mercy for Animals
http://www.mfablog.org/
and do something about it!

Reducing your consuption of animal products
like meat, chicken, milk, all dairy, helps a lot!

image Mercy for Animals

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

animals do not want to die

"Animals are sentient and
do know they are going to die!
You can see how this one cow
just don't want to go in there because
he knows death awaits him.
How heartbreaking!"
You can stop this! Go Vegan!
Stop the meat industry! #animals #veganism #death 
I am scared and don't want to die.
Think of this video the next time you are about to eat
a cow, a pig, a chicken, or a fish.
Any & all meat are murder for a dish you body
doesn't really need. Think about it!
 

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Eat and let live

Veganism is about eating and letting live!
We do NOT give animals a choice,
they deserve to live in this planet
and enjoy their freedom as much as we do,
they are not our property to torture them and eat them!

















Go Vegan!
Here some ideas of making the switch and connecting
compassion for animals, for life, and for the planet!
TryVeg.com

Friday, November 01, 2013

help pigs in need

Please help the pigs in need!
Sign this important petition
http://www.walmartcruelty.com/

Other things you can do: reduce your consuption of meat!
Or even better, become a Vegan!
The Vegan lifestyle and diets are great! I feel so healthy,
light & fresh, I have lost weight and I feel sharper.

Please stop eating animals!
They do NOT deserve to be treated like this

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Animal testing and animals on labs, unnecessary extreme cruelty

Please listen to this podcast of Our Hen House with an interviews with Dr. Theo Capaldo, the president and executive director of the New England Anti-Vivisection Society, her organization is working to end the use of animals in research, testing, and science, it was founded in 1895! It has been proved that the animal research and testing helps very little for human health… the horrors she describes… how can we seat and do nothing? Also please do NOT buy any cosmetics or products that been tested on animals, and listen and support her organization.

http://www.ourhenhouse.org/2013/10/episode-197-if-men-had-wings-and-bore-black-feathers-few-of-them-would-be-clever-enough-to-be-crows/

Friday, October 18, 2013

Why Vegan?

“There’s a schizoid quality to our relationship with animals, in which sentiment and brutality exist side by side. Half the dogs in America will receive Christmas presents this year, yet few of us pause to consider the miserable life of the pig – an animal easily as intelligent as a dog – that becomes the Christmas ham.”
The New York Times Magazine
“An Animal’s Place,” by Michael Pollan, 11/10/02

Please visit this website, read and download the information
it is important!!
More Than 150 Billion Animals Slaughtered Every Year!
The choices you make daily by choosing your food
can make an impact! The change starts with one!


Friday, October 11, 2013

Solio and Shukuru

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
gives you the opportunity to foster orphan
elephants and rhinos left by the poaching.
I decided to foster rhino Solio and elephant Shukuru,
for $50 each yearly, this money means a lot for them.
Please consider fostering a rhino or elephant,
these beautiful animals are in danger of extinction!
More details here http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/asp/fostering.asp

Solio
 You can check Solio's profile here
http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/asp/individual.asp?o=SOLIO

Shukuru
 and Shukuru's here
http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/asp/individual.asp?o=SHUKURU

Please help these animals!
We humans are finishing them!
We humans have to give them something back!

I wonder if one day I can travel there to meet Solio and Shukuru,
now that would be a dream come true!

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Gary Yourofsky

Every meat eater and vegetarian should
watch this Gary Yourofsky's video,
Everybody should watch it!
Please watch it, and challenge yourself to
think and to question your daily choices.
you can choose your language too...

Thursday, October 03, 2013

vegan and some animal rights activism

after being vegan, and learning so much about the cruelty
the farmed animals, testing animals, and most animals suffer,
even on puppy mills, I decided to take my fight to help animals
a step further, I have been participating in a couple of events...

the suffering of animals on these farm factories is just indescribable
pigs live in small cells where they cannot even turn around
their entire lives!
milking cows are constantly inseminated to keep pregnant
and milking them with machines, standing 24 hours a day
hooked to a machine
their calves are taking immediately from them as they are born
and tied and caged in small cages so they don't grow so they
can be sold as veil meat
chickens live in this tiny cages where they can't expand
their wings, and their beaks are cut without any pain-killers
I didn't know all of this! Now I know and the least I can do
is try to educate my friends and join these protests,
mostly to peace my hurt soul after witnessing so much suffering

please download a vegetarian guide and stop hurting animals
by eating them! http://www.mercyforanimals.org/VSG.pdf

I joined the 
Farmer John Protest on World Day for Farmed Animals
you can check a lot of pictures and footage here
https://www.facebook.com/events/504835166271568/  
here just a few pictures
the whole group, about 120 animal rights activists

great compassionate people
me and the poster I made
I also participated on the Campaign To Shutdown Talone's Custom Slaughter
me, to the right with sunglasses looking down at the sign

what I do on the weekends now



Monday, September 16, 2013

animals are not products

remember, animals are NOT products,
they should never be displayed in supermarkets such as...
They deserve respect
and we owe them to treat them with dignity,
they deserve for us to leave them alone!!
this planet is as much theirs, as it is ours,
just because we are 'stronger' and
capable of war and violence,
we should never slave them!
All animals are living creatures, not products.
They all deserve to be free from human tyranny.
 
 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Vegan Social Justice : Stop Making Excuses and Go Vegan Already...

Please read this heartfelt interesting post on the struggle of a woman to become vegan.
Vegan Social Justice : Stop Making Excuses and Go Vegan Already...: It is funny how many times when I talk about being vegan people act as if I was never myself a meat-eater, as if I was born vegan. The truth...

Friday, September 06, 2013

Tonight's tea

It is hot in San Diego
But I need my tea
Follow the tea advice
And have a good night
And a good life
Be kind to humans
To animals, to plants
To all beings, and to all life
Yogi tea


best answer, vegan

as found on yahoo answers!

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20130410151659AAoL6pA
THe natural biology of a human is a plant eater. It is not designed for the absorption of fat and salt from its intestine like all meat eaters. It isn't designed to digest meat well. It isn't designed with meat eating components like pointy fangs to rip, a short bowel to accommodate the non fibre meat inside it, or jaws to gulp the flesh. No, the human being is designed for plant eating- a wide jaw which chews ( meat eaters do not) , a long intestine to hold the food longer in order to suck out all the vitamins and water it can, then use the roughage ( fibre) of the food to clean it out, and flat teeth to cut and chump the food like a grinder.
We are plant eaters. We may have eaten meat and done other things for thousands of years ( smoking, beating women, arguing and getting stressed, starting wars based on egotism) but that doesn't make them good habits.
Humans are led by greed mostly, and they have complex mental faculties - nowadays we know meat isn't necessary and eating it could seem as backward an idea as it was to hold back women or black people going to university back in the day ( then, it was right, after all they weren't considered useful or even clever).
The human race is designed to eat plant foods and thrive off them. And be healthy off them.
Once we start eating meat, we get higher cholesterol, and colon cancer in greater quantities, also breast cancer. It does destroy our health slowly. All animal protein contains cholesterol and unhealthy fat.
Now we know this stuff, and that animals have pain receptors and can feel the same as we do, and all the other modern discoveries of health and biology, we know , just the same as finding out smoking causes cancer, that we don't need meat and the years spent partaking in it cause/d a lot of health issues.

The cons of meat eating are so many it's too long a list to write. But main ones:
it's very expensive- you're basically buying a body.
Very unhealthy- your body cannot digest meat as a food the way it digests and uses plant matter- which contains all the minerals and vitamins and essential elements we're meant to eat.
High high cost of environment- the meat industry is the biggest polluter on the planet.
Rainforests- they are being chopped down each day, they can't be replaces, to make way for fast food cattle.
Environment- the energy it takes to make one lb of meat is way way higher than 2 lb of plant food. Electricity to house, clean, feed, kill, store, chop up and transport the meat. Plant food doesn't take any of that.
Cruelty. let's not forget we're talking about living animals' lives. Living, breathing creatures, just like slaves to satisfy other people's greed. It's a fallacy to say meat is a cheap protein that can be used by hungry people. I've live in those poor areas, like the American south, never met a redneck yet who didn't love McDonald's and his meat. It's cheaper growing beans, and the even more impoverished people who do so are clever about it. It's not a reason to kill backyard squirrels and rabbits. These people who claim that- really? Beans, are easy and much cheaper, plus, guns cost money to maintain, just don't believe it. I speak from experience of living there.
MEat will cost you health wise in the long run. Meat eaters get more breast cancer, fact. Colon cancer too, fact.

Veg diet- cheaper, much less hassle to cook and prepare. Meat, you realise if you don't keep it chilled and leave it out, it turns in to a time bomb of potential death. I mean, look at that fact, and ask how much is your greed worth it.
You smell better on a veg diet. There is a certain smell of meat eaters, I can tell it standing near them. The smell of the inside of your body, sweat, chemicals from urea and toxins. Smells rotten.
Nicer to environment. YOU will not be making a massive dent in the pollution on earth. This is a huge factor you can't avoid. Google meat pollution, and you'll see. Acid rain, burnt rain forest, toxic streams and lakes.
Why should anyones greed be more important than aother living beings right to life.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

I do love animals, a protest against bacon

last Saturday I went to my very first protest
I joined some animal lovers and vegan friends from PETA
We went to protest against this International Bacon Festival
Now, that I more conscientious of animal issues
that I have been vegan for a longer period of time
I thought I could do a bit more than just stop eating animals
I think I can try to help friends, family and others
to understand the tremendous pain that animals suffer
when living in farming factories and when slaughtered brutally

I got to meet some really nice vegan people (see below)
and I will surely meet them again when I can join to protest
the atrocity that is going on in our planet.

Morrissey from The Smitsh would be proud of my sign!

All to help these beautiful creatures that are so abused

a group of new lovely friends, all animal activists

the complete group of animal activists

If you would like more information on how to go vegetarian or vegan
Check this amazing website Mercy for Animals
You can download a Vegetarian Starting Guide for FREE! Here
http://www.mercyforanimals.org/vegan-starter-kit.aspx

Monday, August 26, 2013

the moon and the animals

i took some pictures of the August full moon
with a side of black cloud...
the animals? i am still vegan
and i will forever be
i still go to bed thinking that somewhere
there is an animal suffering locked in a cage
waiting to be slaughtered, horrified, and in pain
while humans sleep nicely waiting for tomorrow's breakfast
my only regret about veganism, not have done it before
why was i blind to their pain?

a short tale, for a little-abandoned blog
better today, a bit, than none at all

August Full Moon, click to look closer

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

let's talk

"to our mom, she's been blogging too little, and spending too much time in Facebook and Twitter..."
~ Frau Kitty on a serious conversation with Herr Gato about my social media habits (I fear an intervention soon!)

Frau Kitty and Herr Gato plotting something

Monday, July 22, 2013

Philip Wollen - Animals Should Be Off The Menu debate

Please stop torturing animals and your health!
Listen to Philip Wollen, ex-vice president of Citibank
and now animal rights advocate
and vegetarian!
His pledge against animal cruelty and human health!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

vegan food

these are some of my simple every day vegan dishes

avocado sandwich with green onions, cilantro, tomatoes on sprouted bread

fresh fruit and raw veggies are a great snack, easy to find organics in California

vegan lemonade, with maple syrup, organic lime juice and the secret ingredient: ground fresh ginger for a spicy touch!

the juicing basket! except for the avocado, I eat avocados often, California is the land of the avocados!

kale, white mushrooms, walnuts and blueberries salad with homemade vinaigrette, it was fantastic!

one of my favorite dishes, homemade veggie soup!

Monday, July 01, 2013

The International Summer Organ Festival Opening Night

Last Monday night was the opening night for the
The International Summer Organ Festival,
with Carol Williams, marimba player Kengo Ito,
and the bagpipes band from the House of Scotland
It was a great night to start a great San Diego Summer Tradition
some pictures I took, and remember!
the party goes on all through July and August!
in case you are having a boring Monday night!
Here more information
http://sosorgan.org/index.htm
and tonight's program
http://sosorgan.org/programs/program130707.pdf


Dr. Carol Williams - Civic Organist

Carol Williams and  Kengo Ito, marimba artist

Kengo Ito, a super talented young marimba artist

Carol Williams composed an organ piece for her dog Dietrich, called Dietrich Dilemma, the dog came on stage with his tuxedo, to listen to his piece!

surely my favorite part was the combination of organ music and the wonderful House of Scotland Bagpipe Band!

House of Scotland Bagpipe Band

Balboa Park is so romantic at night!

a couple by the fountain

a complete view of the Spreckels Organ Pavilion, another San Diego jewel

Friday, June 28, 2013

Making the Connection film from the Vegan Society

This is the summary of an inspirational 30 minute film
made by the Vegan Society about vegan lifestyle
please take a look and always consider stop using animals
not only for food but for clothing, supplements, etc.
Humanity will only survive through compassionate living!


If you would like to watch the complete 8 chapters
Please visit this link:
http://www.vegansociety.com/resources/making-the-connection.aspx

GO VEGAN!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

vegan

I think the last piece of chicken I ate
Was around early April, after feeling dizzy
A minor health scare and watching a bunch of health related movies
On Netflix on juicing and healthy eating
I came across Vegucated, and that made it
Since early April I am vegetarian
I would like to say that I am a 100% vegan
Meaning NO animal products
Yet, I had some yogurt at home and some parmesan cheese
I had to “finish”, and a couple of times I have come across
Food that has cheese crumbs (a spinach salad from Bread and Cie)
With nuts and some goat cheese; and I had some pizza at work,
The vegetarian kind, but had cheese, so I would say
I am 80% vegan these days?
Looking forward to be 100% vegan…
Some friends have asked me for how long I would eat a vegan diet
I am planning to do it for the rest of my life!
Health is one issue, YET never filling sick has stopped me
From eating another piece of chocolate or a cake
No señor!! But with veganism the force that is driving me
Is much stronger, I am not doing only for health reasons
I am doing it ‘because I know what it takes to get meat,
Beef, pork, and chicken to your table,
I know all the suffering, the killing, the slaughtering
The pain, and the insanity that is killing an animal
Just to get it on your plate…
The very first days I quit eating chicken (which by the way
Are the most abused animals ever!!!) Whenever I craved
A piece of chicken I only had to remember what I read on
All the pain, suffering and anger inflicted not only to the chickens
But to the humans working on the slaughter houses!

Anyway I started writing this doc days ago and then
I got side tracked but the bottom line is:
The healthy side of the vegan diet
has been just a wonderful "side effect";
my real motivation is to NOT contribute to
the torture of animals who are killed in
the industrialized farming factory system
which is out of control and lacks compassion mainly in the US!
More on this issue soon
If you care about animals, please help stopping the slaughtering
I found this old post from 2010
read all the quotes after the picture!
It’s been long since I’ve been considering becoming vegetarian
Or vegan, but I thought it was a “hard” thing to do,
Now, I’ve been vegan for a couple of months
And it’s the BEST decision I’ve made in a long time!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

the Summer cats

the summer cats
die Sommerkatzen 
los gatos de verano

it's not the Summer just yet
but Herr Gato and Frau Kitty are ready for it!
Frau Kitty got her new Summer 2013 cardboard house
and she already doesn't want to get out of there
Herr Gato soothes himself from the fact of
not being able to fit in any house, by sunbathing
on a cardboard box on top of the lounging chair
(I know the sun is not bathing yet, but soon, it will...)

San Diego is sunnier than ever but not too hot yet
wonderful weather and enjoying the company
of these lovely felines!

"I am not leaving this sunny home ever!" ~Frau Kitty

"I wish I could fit in one of those houses..." ~Herr Gato