My age will make a decade turn on 1 January, 2011 (1.1.11). On this powerful day, I have one sincere birthday wish: I ask each of you to go vegan, if only for the length of the day.
The Reasons for My Request:
1. To Save the Earth
These two simplified articles summarize the difference we can make for our planet with a small act thoughtfulness. However, they reference vegetarianism, rather than veganism; I ask you to go vegan (no milk, eggs, honey, etc.) for greater impact.
2. To Spread Peace and Compassion
This small act of compassion, if only for the day, will help to spread a loving, peaceful energy. Compassion cannot exist in the midst of speciesism any more than it can exist in the midst of racism, sexism or agism. The belief that non-human people are human people's rightful food, and the subsequent destruction of non-human people for this purpose, is not a foundation for loving or compassionate behavior toward anyone. Further, the destruction of lives for food releases the energies of hopelessness, misery, agony, terror and violent death. As many humans plan meditations for 1.1.11 with the purpose of sending positive, loving energies to other humans, we can ensure that we are truly releasing love and compassion to all people, without hindering our positive intentions with negative energies, by not taking lives on this day.
3. Most Importantly, to Save Lives
Simply put, not eating animals (vegetarianism), if only for the day, will prevent lengthy, violent and painful lives and deaths. Not consuming animal fluids (veganism) will prevent yet more pain and death (meat = murder, yes, but milk = rape + murder x 2).
This is Part II (Food) of the award-winning documentary Earthlings, already in progress: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVKGcgrtiC8&feature=related
Please watch all of this, and follow this section of the documentary to its end.
Please grant my birthday wish: Save the planet, save lives and spread the energy of compassion by going vegan on 1.1.11. If you will do this, I would love to know; please reply. If I may help you plan a healthful and yummy diet for the day (or for the rest of your life), please call me!
Love & light for all people, human & non-human,
Rev. Dr. Tiffany Diane Moon
x10 on 1.1.11