TODAY I AM VOICELESS
On January 17th, activists around the world joined in a 24 hour vow of silence to raise awareness for animals and promote peace over violence!
This action was inspired by James Aspey, who took a 365 day vow of silence in 2014. James broke his vow on Australia’s most popular morning TV show with this powerful, thought-provoking message that explains why he and all of us felt it was important to sacrifice our voice to raise awareness for animals.
If you came into contact with a Today I Am Voiceless activist, then you might have read their t-shirt:
For those who do not know, Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing, entertainment, or any other purpose.
Every time we purchase an animal product we are paying someone to mutilate, torture and slaughter an animal. Our demand for these products makes us equally responsible for the abuse and slaughter each animal has forced upon him or her before they are chopped up and become a neatly wrapped package on the supermarket shelf.
Our demand for meat, dairy and eggs are the main cause of their exploitation.
Going vegan is one of the most positive things you can do for yourself, the planet and most obviously, the animals!
It doesn't take strong willpower to be vegan. You don't have to like tofu. You don't have to be a particular religion. You don't even have to be an 'animal lover'.
To be vegan, you only need to agree with one thing: causing unnecessary harm to animals is wrong! If you agree with that, then you already believe in being vegan.
You might think it sounds like a challenging task (I remember thinking the same!) but it is far easier than you'd expect and infinitely more rewarding! Aligning your actions with your values is a deeply life enriching experience.
Some added bonus' of being vegan is that you are reducing your chances of getting heart disease, cancers, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis and many more illnesses. (Click here to view the study)
There are literally millions of delicious, nourishing and satisfying vegan recipes and there are vegan alternatives for all your favourite meals. Pizzas, burgers, chocolate, ice 'cream', cakes, curries, tacos... You name it! If you are on a budget, the cheapest foods in the supermarket are vegan foods!
The least we should do is stop our contribution to hurting animals... And that's what veganism is all about! We are disgusted by the idea of someone abusing a dog yet we are the cause of abuse and killing of pigs, cows, chickens, fish and many other animals.
We hope you are inspired to learn more about why animal rights is the fastest growing social justice movement of our time and also how each of us can stop contributing to the unnecessary use, abuse and killing of animals by doing one simple thing: becoming vegan.
Our choices matter! One person does make a difference and together, we can change the world!
To learn more about how YOU can move from supporting violence and oppression against animals to the side of JUSTICE and RESPECT, CLICK HERE!