Saturday, February 10, 2018

NZVP Ep.141 - getting back out there again and managing insecurities fear and paranoia and conditioning

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Wow. I was sheltered for so long at my job.  This is getting back out into the real world and I am finding out again about all my limitations and the things holding me back (myself, basically). It's a painful look in the mirror but worth doing.

Here is Peggy's video from The World Vegan Summit - it is so inspiring.  All the videos from the abolitionist approach advocates are so please watch them all.

PLEASE learn The Abolitionist Approach to Animal Rights.  Read the Six Principles.  Go on the website and watch all the Videos.  Read the Books - try to get them at your local library if you can't afford to buy them.

We can do this people!  We must.

Here is my badge I was talking about, that I wear every day

Notes and corrections:

1. ARGH so sorry the condition I was talking about is IRITIS (not Rinitis!!!) or Uveitis - here is information about it, it's good to learn about different things people are going through.

2. I completely forgot that years ago I had heard of one situation that a vegan was going through, who did have a terrible medical condition in which her body could not make or maintain its own cholesterol, and therefore was in an awful situation as was really really struggling to find a way to maintain her vegan diet without dying, literally.  It was a very hard thing, and a long struggle, that was very real, and this was a situation in which animal products (which unlike plants contain cholesterol) seemed to be the only medically viable option for them.  Luckily, and also because this person believed in animal rights they finally found a way (I don't know the exact details) to manage it without having to compromise their veganism.  So I actually also relayed that story to the person I was talking to as well, using it as an example to talk about the animal rights point of view. 

3. Sorry if the quality is so bad, I was just planning to do a 10 minute video but it turned into 40 minutes so too big for me to figure out how to upload, so it's now a podcast with really bad audio quality.

Friday, February 2, 2018

NZVP Ep. 140 - Yes, I do want to discourage you from single issue activism and welfarist activism

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Here is the podcast with Wayne Hsiung, Gary Francione and Bob Linden - the discussion occurs starting at about 36 minutes into the show.

Here is the ever important, historical, monumental must listen debate between Erik Marcus and Gary Francione (if calling it a 'conversation' will make you listen to it, then call it a conversation) it's a MUST LISTEN:

Here is a link to Gary Francione's BOOKS.  READ THEM!
This is Rain Without Thunder, published in 1996:

We know the world isn't going to go vegan overnight okay????

This is that blog post I talked about about the coalition needed for these single issue campaigns (also discussed in the podcast with Bob Linden and Wayne Hsiung). It's called" Why Welfare Reform Campaigns and Single-Issue Campaigns Necessarily Promote Animal Exploitation

Here is the blog post on the importance of theory and how everyone, even those who says they don't subscribe to theory, is actually operating under some kind of theory:

Here is that podcast I did about "one way" activism:

Check out Vanda Kadas' facebook page to see her fantastic, REGULARLY OCCURRING abolitionist approach vegan stall that she does every week!!! Here is a photo:

Sunday, January 14, 2018

NZVP Ep. 139 - Happy New Year 2018

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So this is a confessional with a New Year's resolution attached.

Here is a link to the saved recordings of the Webinar videos with Gary Francione and Anna Charlton - the one called Advocate For Animals is the latest one but they are all worth a watch. You can also sign up to see them live and have your questions answered live:

Check out the new book!!  Advocate for Animals!: here is a blog post about it with a link at the top to where you can get it:

Here is the How Do I Go Vegan website: there is a link to their Facebook page

Frances McCormack is the vegan mentor from How Do I Go Vegan (there might be other people too that I don't know about!):

Here is a post showing their week of fast easy meal ideas (this is from Facebook page):

Here is a link to the International Vegan Association Nutrition guide if you live overseas and I highly recommend it:

Thanks for listening!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

NZVP Ep.138 - Abolish Welfarism!

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Apologies for bad sound quality and no music, it is FREEZING here and I don't have my heater and so I am just in bed rugged up and I am only getting out of bed to get food or cups of tea.  Too cold!!! So I just recorded this on my phone in bed.  Luxury of modern life I am very lucky.

Thanks for listening

Sunday, May 14, 2017

NZVP Ep. 137 - Help

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Here is that debate between Gary Francione and Dario Ringach that I talked about

Here is the video of the debate.  The sound is TERRIBLE someone didn't turn off their darn cell phone >:(  But despite that it's worth a listen just grin and bear it.  It's worth it

Thank you for listening

Sunday, January 1, 2017

NZVP EP.135 - Happy New Year 2017

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Here is a photo of Puss Cat, rescued and safe and finally in a forever home, inside and cared for properly. She will be safe there, and receive all the medical attention she needs, I am very grateful to everyone who saved her xxxx

Here is a photo of Truc and Me and Jeff doing the stall.

Here is a link to the replay of the fantastic webinar I talked about.

There will be more webinars!  Go to Gary Francione's Facebook page to join the community! :

Happy New Year everyone!

Thank you for listening.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

NZVP Ep.133 - Exposes and loyalty to them. Also, a tribute to Bubbles the mouse. R.I.P little one.

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This is about "Exposés"  I couldn't put the accent on the "e" in the title because feedburner rejects it for some reason and the podcast won't work.

Here is the story I was talking about re: my experience with a PeTA video: 

Dedicated to dear sweet Bubbles and to Sophie and Michael, who are the most big hearted, generous, kind, and unconditionally loving and amazing people I have ever had the privilege of meeting in my life.

Thank you for listening
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Thursday, May 19, 2016

NZVP Ep.132 - 'The Earthlings Experience' and similar new activism (or is it really new..?)

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Please check out the Six Principles of the Abolitionist Approach to Animal Rights

Please read ALL Gary Francione and Anna Charltons' books

Please read this article about violent imagery in advocacy:

Here is that article I mentioned by Frances McCormack that coincidentally was published on the weekend about graphic imagery

Thank you for listening.

Dedicated to Buda the cat.

RIP my darling.  Miss you forever.