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#1 Old 03-22-2015, 03:14 PM
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activities that are supportive for veg lifestyle

Please add ideas of activities or occupations that are supportive of veg lifestyle such as work in the health food industry, organic farming or helping bring awareness through activism.

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I just came back from vacation out of state and experienced shopping at an all vegan grocery store for the first time. So I guess owning and/or running a vegan store or restaurant would be one. There are people who have food trucks/vans that go around and sell food from them.

There are vegan magazines and activist organizations that need staff, though some of these positions are voluntary and not paid.

There are farm sanctuaries that need help.

There are not going to be a whole lot of pure vegan or vegetarian friendly occupations, but that does not mean one can't be in other occupations and still be a positive influence and voice for the movement in some way.

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I'd say recycling/repurposing things.

I'd love a business that takes things otherwise put in landfills given new life.
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Some religions,
Jainism - is based in the practice of non-violence and vegetarianism is strict, sometimes vegan.
Hinduism - is sometimes vegetarian, some of its offshoot groups are strict.
Buddhism - has some support but tends to not be strict.
Seventh Day Adventists recommend vegetarian but are not strict.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/vegetarian_and_religion
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Environmental/animal lawyers

Lobbyists

Legislature drafters

Elected officials
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Are political processes or people involved supportive of vegetarianism ? How ?

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Are political processes or people involved supportive of vegetarianism ? How ?
Changing things from the inside. . Imagine a political candidate who opposed agriculture subsidies and factory farming, for example. Change at the legislative level is what we need.

And a River of change
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Changing things from the inside. . Imagine a political candidate who opposed agriculture subsidies and factory farming, for example. Change at the legislative level is what we need.

And a River of change
I see what you did there
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A career as a Registered Dietitian might be a good choice. All mainstream health / nutrition organizations now recommend diets that are substantially plant-based, with only a small amount of protein-rich food (from plants or animals). As a Registered Dietitian, your consistent advice would be to eat more whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.


Here are the current recommendations from the United States Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services (see below). They recommend that about 80% of your plate be filled with plant foods, and that only about 20% of your plate be filled with protein-rich foods (and these can be vegetarian). They also state that calcium-fortified soymilk is part of the "dairy group":





Isn't it interesting that the USDA's most recent recommendations have become so similar to the recommendations that have been offered since 1991 by the vegan Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine?


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Are political processes or people involved supportive of vegetarianism ? How ?
Now that I am on a desktop I can give an adequate response to this, in several points.

1. Lawyers! If you look in the news at all these great law suits being filed against corporations like Sea World, you are looking at the hard work of dedicated lawyers. They are also pushing for non-human personhood in chimpanzees and suing zoos, food giants, and anyone they can for APHIS and AWA violations. They are also constantly challenging Ag-Gag laws. Often animal lawyers will work for NGOs like the Animal Legal Defense Fund, PETA, Mercy for Animals, and Sea Shepherd has recently announced they will be opening up a legal wing to their operation. Other lawyers are part of the animal law sections for their state bar association and take cases pro-bono or low-bono. These lawyers are working to change the courts view of animals from a property class to a non-human person class. Major developments in this are actually on the family law front where courts are increasingly taking a "best interest of the animal" approach for divorces and domestic violence cases! Super exciting. Adam Karp, one of the top animal attorneys in the country recently had a MASSIVE and successful suite against an Idaho policy department who shot a Newfy for NO REASON. They had to pay $250k in damanges, which was one of the FIRST TIMES the courts acknowledge the pain and suffering people experience at the loss of their companion animals.

2. Lobbyists! If the HSUS and other pro-animal organizations didn't have a lobby arm, the big-ag and vivisectionists would have nothing to compete against when congress and senate go back over the AWA or MMPA. Additionally, it can affect future developments with APHIS and any future legislation.

3. Which brings us to legislative drafters! Whenever you hear of "so and so jurisdiction introduced a big which will..." The bill itself was not written by the congress person or senator, or city council person. It was written by a legislative drafter most of the time. These are people who work for organizations and submit bills to be introduced by senators/congressperson/etc. Same goes for initiative writers. These are people who spend countless, often unpaid, hours writing legislation which will probably never pass. I had the joy of being involved on the writing of a ballot initiative that would have made it illegal to shell batter cage eggs in the State of Washington. At the last minute the HS-WA pulled out to divert their attention to another pressing matter, but we were poised and within signature range to make it onto the ballot.

4. Politicians. Ever hear of Cory Booker or Dennis Kucinich? These vegan politicians are PERFECT for getting AR/AW issues onto the floors of congress by simply being that voice. It is the same reason why more women in the halls of congress create legislation more friendly to women -- It adds that voice.

The law is the method through which society tells its citizens what is good moral behavior. It is also the means of communication to other societies about the world view. The law is often the last to change after the public has changed it's view, but it is the most important step. It codifies and solidifies what we view as acceptable behavior with punishments proportional to the violation of status quo. The moment -- and I believe it is coming -- that orcas and other cetaceans are no longer permitted into slavery will be the moment we tell the world that the U.S. (and Canada, as I believe Canada has some great legislation moving that way) no longer views this as acceptable behavior.
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Maybe some day the animals that get eaten will be treated better before they get slaughtered.
Wouldn't honest and accurate science and/or education prove that dead animal flesh is not good for us?
With years of PETA mobilizing, following Barnum and Bailey circus and picketing with educating about how the elephants are abused, they just announced that they are going to phase out elephants in their acts, but in three years time. Chalk one up for PETA.
We do have to make the government change and that is why many activists and most anarchists are vegetarian, because that is where we fit in politics.
Supportive for vegetarians....
WWOOFing - World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms - They are vegetarian supportive, no money exchange, work exchange trade for a few hours of work for a place to stay (usually a small community) and good - usually farm grown organic food

Food Not Bombs - also world wide, serving health vegetarian food to the poor and homeless. They are in most major cities and many small cities, can start one up anywhere and feel good about getting good food out to people who need the experience of how good, good food is.

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Supportive activities...
Like Silva replied, with recycling / anything that is ecologically productive. Society is destructive toward nature, which disorientates human nature, so tuning in to it with nurturing it brings connection to deeper life process.

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