Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue
You can’t love animals, and eat them too!

Did you know that PIGS are among the smartest animals on the planet, learning faster than dogs, dolphins and chimpanzees, having the intelligence of a 3 year old human child, such as excellent long-term memories, problem solving which requires logic (such as mazes), they understand symbolic language, love to play; know and recognise individuals and learn from one another; cooperate with each other, deceive and trick each other, can manipulate a joystick to move an on-screen cursor, can use a mirror to find hidden food; exhibit empathy and emotions for others.

COWS fall into a deep depression when their newborn calves are taken away from them. They mourn for days for the loss of their babies with heartbreaking bellowing and crying, and other cows try to help and comfort them. They also have excellent problem solving skills that involve logic.

The list goes on and includes all animals that are consumed by humans as food.

So, when someone says “I love animals, I have a dog”, while they continue to eat the flesh of other sentient, feeling beings – no questions asked, what they are actually saying is

“I only love specific animals of my choice, and I do not eat those specific animals. ”

think about it

do the right thing

GO VEGAN

This 4 minute video by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) draws a parallel between aliens, humans and animals in an entertaining and humorous way:

https://www.facebook.com/official.peta/videos/10155942713459586/

Where Do You Get Your Protein?

“SO, WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR PROTEIN FROM?”

The most commonly asked question of vegans is “how can you possibly get enough protein if you don’t eat meat or eggs?”

We need protein to build and repair bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood.

However, protein from meat also gives you artery-clogging saturated fat.

From the day we are born, through our school years and into adult life, we are misinformed and brought up to think that protein comes from meat – so much that it has turned into a “false reality” for most.

People have been brainwashed into believing that they need meat to obtain protein, for building strength and muscle, however the animal kingdom bears living witness to the contrary – exploding this myth.

A Gorilla’s diet is 97% PLANTS (plus some ants, snails and grubs)

If a gorilla can get enough protein eating plants, so can we!


ELEPHANT

Magnificent, intelligent and strong.

The Indian and African Elephants rely purely on plants, from which they obtain sufficient energy to travel huge distances(average25 km) everyday, play with their young, and despite their average 5.5 tons weight can run up to 45 km per hour!

RHINO

Strong, powerful, aggressive.

All 5 species are herbivorous and eat nothing but plants.

With a weight of 4 tons, they can still run close to 55 km per hour. The strength of their charge is equivalent to a car hitting you at a speed of 130 km per hour.

HIPPO

Enormous, strong and aggressive.

Regarded as the most aggressive and dangerous large animals in the world, at a weight of3.5 tons, the third largest land animal, after elephants and white rhinos, and travels up to 10 km in one night for food–which is mainly grass.

BISON

Tireless, full of muscles, symbol of strength and determination.

The largest animal in North America, survivor of the Ice Age, can gallop long distances as fast as a horse, can jump almost 2 metres high, and leap over2 metres in length.

Feeds on grass!

HORSE

Speed, strength, endurance and power.

A horse’s body is made up of 45 percent muscle -more than the bones!

It can pull up to3 times its own weight.

Dietary information : PLANTS !

GIRAFFE

The tallest living animal, has the power to kick a lion to death.

Can sprint up to60km/hand sustain a speed of 50km/h for several kilometres.

Food source is leaves, fruits and flowers of woody plants.

Nutritional values

Beef Vs Beans

VEGAN PROTEIN SOURCES

Seitan, Tofu, Tempeh and Edamame, Lentils, Chickpeas and Most Varieties of Beans, Nutritional Yeast, Spelt and Teff, Hempseed, Green Peas, Spirulina, Amaranth and Quinoa, Ezekiel Bread and Other Breads Made From Sprouted Grains, Soy Milk, Oats and Oatmeal, Wild Rice, Chia Seeds, Nuts, Nut Butters and Other Seeds,Protein-Rich Fruits and Vegetables.

COMPLETE PROTEIN

There 20 different amino acids, 9 of which the body cannot produce on its own. These are called essential amino acids, and we need to eat them. In order to be considered “complete,” a protein must contain all nine of these essential amino acids in roughly equal amounts.

Most nutritionists believe that plant-based diets contain such a wide variety of amino acid profiles that vegans require very little effort to obtain them.

Some simple examples of complete plant protein:

  1. Quinoa
  2. Buckwheat
  3. Soy
  4. Seitan
  5. Rice + Beans
  6. Hummus + Pita
  7. Peanut Butter Sandwich
  8. Spirulina + grains or nuts

EAT FOR BETTER SEX

EAT FOR BETTER SEX

Research suggests that people on a vegan diet do better in bed – and this is because what is good for the heart is good for your sex life!

……… find out why!

  1. Improved blood circulation improves sexual function. Animal products on the contrary are high in saturated fats and cholesterol, clog arteries and slow down circulation which can lead to sexual dysfunction.(cayenne pepper, dark chocolate, fruits, leafy greens, sunflower seeds, beets).
  2. Eating a healthier diet with more fruits and vegetables can reduce your need for certain medications which may interfere with sex drive and function.
  3. Foods with high levels of zinc and vitamin B which are consumed by most vegans cause a chemical reaction in the body that increases the libido in men and women, increasing testosterone levels and sexual desire.(basil, figs, pine nuts, avocado, almonds, asparagus, celery, pumpkin seeds, chickpeas, and bananas, watermelon, walnuts).
  4. Increased energy, vitality and stamina levels, reduced sluggishness, eg. bananas are high in potassium, which is a nutrient that helps in sex-hormone production and boosts energy. Other energy boosting foods include dark chocolate and nuts.
  5. Studies suggest that a vegan diet changes the body’s overall chemistry, making bodily secretions and odours smell and taste sweeter and fresher.
  6. Increased natural lubrication in women due to the water contained in fruits and vegetables, and increased physical sensation and arousal during sex due to improved blood circulation.
  7. A balanced vegan diet generally results in a slimmer body, due to the absence of consumption of fat from meats and dairy. Shedding weight can also have a positive impact on your sex life.
  8. Meat consumption increases the amount of synthetic hormone intake, which can lead to a reduction in sperm count and even increase the risk of testicular tumors.
  9. Female fertility can be improved or boosted by eating vegan, iron rich foods to prevent ovulation problems, by eating plant based rather than animal protein, and foods high in dietary fibre (wholegrains),which comes from plants.

So do yourself and your partner(s) a favour and GO VEGAN  😉

MUST WATCH MOVIES

MUST WATCH MOVIES

Films & Documentaries

TOP RECOMMENDED VIEWING *** Earthlings (2005)

Exposes the suffering endured by animals at factory farms, research labs, puppy mills and more.

Contains graphic footage of violence – but essential viewing for anyone who might use or consume animal products.

Director Shaun Monson

Narrated by and starring Joaquin Phoenix.

Sea Spiracy (2021) release March 2021

Examines the negative Environmental impact of fishing on marine life and the marine eco-system.

Produced by Kip Anderson .

Documentary – Adventure

Cast includes Ali Tabrizi, Richard O’Barry, Lucy Tabrizi.

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (2020) release September 2020

The AMAZING Sir David Attenborough recounts his life, and the evolutionary history of life on Earth, to grieve the loss of wild places and offer a vision for the future, urging people to remember their impact on the natural world.
It’s STILL not too late but we must act fast !

Documentary – Adventure

Cast includes David Attenborough, Max Hughes.

The Game Changers (2018) release September 2019

Elite athletes, special ops soldiers, scientists on what we need to eat – is meat necessary?

Produced by James Cameron and James Wilks.

Cast includes Scott Jurek, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lewis Hamilton.

Eating You Alive (2018)

Chronic diseases and their connection to what we eat, diet as cause and cure.

Director: Paul David Kennamer Jr.

Cast includes James Cameron, Samuel Jackson.

Running For Good (2018)

Sports documentary following world record marathon runner Fiona Oakes, her amazing recovery from surgeries, and accomplishments all on a plant-based diet.

Executive Producer: James Cromwell and award-winning director Keegan Kuhn.

Dominion (2018) and Lucent (2014)

Expose the horrors of standard practice in pig farms, and other forms of animal abuse and exploitation.

Director: Chris Delforce.

Eating Animals (2017)

Where does our meat come from? Explores today’s industrial animal agriculture and the ultimate stakes of eating animals.

Director: Christopher Dillon Quinn.

Narrated by and starring Natalie Portman.

What the Health (2017)

Reveals the impact of meat and dairy consumption on health and questions the practices of health organisations and pharmaceutical companies.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn.

Vegan: Everyday Stories (2016)

Follows four remarkably different people on their everyday vegan diet journey.

Director: Glenn Scott Lacey.

Cowspiracy – The Sustainability Secret (2014)

The truth about the link between animal agriculture and ecological crises such as climate change, ocean dead zones, and water shortages.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn

Producer: Leonardo DiCaprio.

The Ghosts in Our Machine (2013)

The story of a photojournalist who has dedicated her life to documenting the lives of exploited animals, and advocating for their rights as sentient beings.

Award Winning Director: Liz Marshall.

Live and Let Live (2013)

A moving and inspirational film examining the relationship between animals and people, by looking at six people who switched to veganism, including former butchers and factory farmers who share their stories.

Director/Producer: Marc Pierschel

Forks Over Knives (2011)

Promotes the health benefits of a vegan diet. Learning to reduce dependence on medication and use plant based eating to regain control over health.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn

Vegucated (2011)

Fun to watch! Follows 3 meat and cheese loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks and learn what it’s all about.

Director: Marisa MIller Wolfson.

Great Vegan Athletes

THE WORLDS BEST VEGAN ATHLETES

Great vegan athletes who set world records or became world champions.

Across the spectrum of sports, athletes have attributed the below to a plant-based diet:

* improved endurance * increased strength * lack of injuries * faster recovery * low inflammatory levels

* reduced stress * better focus and concentration * reduced cholesterol * better heart rate *


Lewis Hamilton, Formula 1 driver

Five-time Formula One World Champion

Often considered the best driver of his generation and one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport

Credits his overall racing success to his vegan diet. Initially adopted a plant-based diet for his health, but has recently placed more thought into the ethical side of the diet.

Scott Jurek – Ultramarathon Runner

Named one of the greatest runners of all time

  • Winner of 16 prestigious ultramarathon titles
  • Three times named Ultra Runner of the year
  • Set at least ten course records
  • Broke the records from 24 hour running (USA) and the 2189 mile Appalachian trail

Vegan since 1999.

Credits his diet for not only the length of his career, but also his recovery time and lack of injuries.

Venus Williams – Tennis Player

Winner of

  • 7 Grand Slam singles titles
  • 14 Grand Slam Women’s doubles titles.
  • 5 times Wimbledon winner in women’s singles
  • 4 Olympic gold medals

2nd highest-earning female tennis player of all time.

“I started for health reasons after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. I wanted to maintain my performance on the court, but fell in love with the concept of fuelling your body in the best way possible. Not only does it help me on the court, but I feel like I’m doing the right thing for me.

Kendrick Farris – Weightlifter

America’s strongest weightlifter.

Gold medal at the past two Pan American weightlifting championships.

Originally went vegan for ethical reasons.

“It took me a while to really cope with the fact that I had been deceived (by the meat and dairy industry). My performance was better simply because I wasn’t doing harm to my body, so recovery was happening faster.”

Meagan Duhamel – Figure Skater

  • Four-time world champion and Olympic medalist pair skater.
  • Two-time Four Continents champion.
  • Winner of every major championship (both national and international) in the 2014-2015 season.
  • Seven-time Canadian national champion (2012–18).

“I think being a vegan athlete gives me a huge advantage, I am able to recover and train with more intensity than most of my training mates. I also managed to stay completely injury-free while competing at the highest level into my 30s, which is extremely rare (if not unheard of) in figure skating. I credit so much of my health and sport success to my plant-based lifestyle.”

Carl Lewis – Olympic Sprinter

Voted Olympic athlete of the century.

  • 9 Gold and one silver Olympic medals.
  • 10 World Championships medals, (eight gold).
  • Unbeaten in long jump for 65 competitions and indoor record holder for decades.

“I’ve found that a person does not need protein from meat to be a successful athlete. In fact, my best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet.”

Barny du Plessis – Bodybuilder

The world’s first vegan bodybuilder and Mr Universe 2014, amongst other national and international titles.

Went vegan after retiring from bodybuilding in 2013 due to health concerns.

After going vegan and a radical improvement in his health, he returned to win Mr.Universe in 2014.

“Since becoming a vegan, my training has been amazing. I wake up feeling good, I’ve got more energy, my recovery’s really good and I’ve got no aches and pains. Best of all, I’m not contributing to the suffering of animals.”

Heather Mills – Skiier

Gold medalist in disability winter sports.

Five world records broken in three months.

Experienced a miraculous recovery from a serious infection that medicines and antibiotics could not heal, as a result of excluding meat and dairy from her diet.

“My plan is to improve the world with veganism and that includes showing that healthy vegans can be the best in sport.”

Hannah Teter – Snowboarder

Three-time Olympic medalist, including Gold.

“I feel stronger than I’ve ever been, mentally, physically, and emotionally. My plant-based diet has opened up more doors to being an athlete. It’s a whole other level that I’m elevating to.”

Jermain Defoe – Footballer

Seventh best goal scorer in Premier League history, scoring over 150 goals in the league to date.

Credits his performance to his vegan diet.

On giving up meat, eggs, and dairy: “I don’t find anything hard to give up… because I know the feeling scoring goals gives me.”

Austin Aries – Wrestler

  • One of only five wrestlers ever to win the Triple Crown.
  • TNA World Heavyweight Champion and Grand Champion.
  • Three-time Impact World Champion.
  • Two-time ROH World Champion.

Has found people don’t understand that protein requirements for muscle building can come from other sources besides animals.

“We’ve been misguided to live in the extreme where every time you sit down you eat animal products.”

“At the core, eating other creatures doesn’t appeal to me”