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VeggieGlobal's Already Veggie Introduction ...
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VeggieBite ...
Pearls are not suitable jewellery for veg*ns. Both natural and cultivated pearls are harvested from mussels, oysters or scallops. All such clams (bivalve molluscs) are killed to retrieve the pearl. Even some imitation pearls can be made from coral or conch - both which are sea creatures.
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Let's wipe the slate clean and move into the 21st century ...

VeggieGlobal aims not to fall into any of the stereotypical lentil pots of vegetarianism. Although there's nothing wrong with hippies with nut-roast hangovers, let's just say that the "veggie" in VeggieGlobal indicates peace and harmony, and the "global" means that everyone, everywhere can join in! ... Here, you can even shake off those visions of pale, fainting rakes in dreary cardigans!

VeggieGlobal is passionate about its mission and doesn't hide the fact that it would ideally love to see the whole world turn veggie! ... But at the same time it avoids sanctimony, cuts through outdated boundaries and always aims to give you resources, friendly inspiration and fun without the pomposity or the usual stereotypical fallout.

With zillions of pages oozing original, inspiring editorials, campaigns and good-cause programmes, VeggieGlobal is creating total transparency between current veggies and meaty people who are beginning to realize that an ethically based lifestyle is becoming a prerequisite in how to survive the environmental turmoil which our entire planet is now facing.
You may also notice that this isn't exactly a hacked-together website with nothing but a few borrowed veggie facts and recipes, a couple of novel website tricks, and then adverts ... and more adverts! Instead, with years of dedicated research and intuitive foresight,
VeggieGlobal lays down a labyrinth of paths to help you achieve a natural sense of realization; how outward compassion and inner-healing are so closely entwined.
However, to reach this realization, meat-eaters do have to jump a few hurdles to eventually feel comfortable about an animal-free diet, and even then a diet which doesn't destroy rain forests and habitats. So, if you are a "meatie" thinking of becoming veggie, there is a slight telling-of bit in one or two areas, but it's all part of the natural flow and there's no self-righteous malice intended!
Don't forget, VeggieGlobal, along with its sister site Looking-Glass is a web "retreat", so whether you are veggie or just thinking about it, this is a place to drift into your veggie reverie!

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And now ... an Important Statement

VeggieGlobal is the only vegetarian based organization which states the following as its mission statement:
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VeggieGlobal accepts and respects individuals and associated indigenous cultures their choice - and often necessity - to eat meat - that is, if he or she is prepared to kill the animal themselves."
In other words, that means those who aren't having this evening's dinner killed and prepared by slaughterhouses, butchers, meat-packers and supermarket shelf-fillers. For example, if you live self-sufficiently and you only eat what you personally kill from a sustainable source, then that is your prerogative and nobody's business to pass judgment on you. Some indigenous cultures like Inuits or Eskimos (a race of people who live around the north polar regions) have no choice but to eat the animals and fish that inhabit their icy environments where vegetation doesn't even grow. Such cultures, along with indigenous peoples in other remote parts the world, have historically harmonized with nature, which usually retains the natural balance of the food chain and its associated ecology. These peoples have evolved to respect the environment (knowingly or not) and therefore the animal population around them, only to kill and eat what they personally require, as part of the circle of day to day life for themselves and the fragile environment around them. It's often only the interference of the developed world - and the destructive technology it brings - that destroys the natural balance of those almost-forgotten cultures and the delicate balance they have achieved between animal and human.
Carnivorous species who hunt for survival within a food chain is a natural occurrence in the natural world. On the other hand, humans are a controlling species, which harvest other species and manipulate an entire ecosystem to such an extreme that it has serious detrimental consequences. This is a parasitic behavior of globally damaging proportions, and all the more pointless because humans who have easy access to plant foods don't actually have to eat meat to survive. In fact, FM-free (Fish and Meat Free) humans are on average healthier than their meat-eating counterparts.

"Compassionate living, such as vegetarianism is not just an inner cleansing exercise. Its rationale should extend outside the body - to engage in the active healing and protection of every precious thing within and even beyond this world's biosphere.
Therefore, achieving the true harmonic of peace and well-being must be far further reaching than simply moving the furniture around, meditatively chanting or knocking back a seaweed and banana smoothie." - creator of VeggieGlobal and Looking-Glass

Stuff to Think About

The VeggieGlobal quote above suggests that vegetarianism, animal welfare, humanitarianism and conservation is not simply about whimsical displays of concern during one human's life cycle ... It's not about chasing an alternative, self comfort lifestyle whilst the commercial world around you continues to bulldoze its way across the planet for a quick buck ... Vegetarianism, animal welfare, humanitarianism and conservation are signatures of the earth's natural harmonic ... And these signatures can emanate from you, by rooting yourself into the planet - feeling, listening, living and truly responding - synchronized to the pulse of your homeworld.
For those who have already climbed - or intend to climb towards that next plane of human evolution, you'll find that a natural affinity with these signatures of compassion and their integration in your social life becomes completely transparent. You have succeeded when almost everything you do - even without having to think too hard about it - creates a positive and healing effect to this planet.

Don't forget ... we're not going to preach vegetarianism to you ... There is discussion here for you to take part in if you want to ... Read the philosophies that fuel this site if you want to. But you don't have to read it if it's all too much of a hassle.

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... Don't vegetate, cultivate!

From the very early days of this web site's origins - as far back as 1995 - veggieglobal.com pioneered a common-sense agenda about what society can really do to help re-balance the planet. Even then we were expressing the importance of organic, locally grown and locally manufactured products. We have explained the importance of abstaining from wild fish and why it should become the first stage of turning veggie, simply to help save the world's depleted oceans and rivers. We have also reported on fundamental aspects of the environment and animal welfare which had never been raised before. We have provided free-to-link-in-with and free-to-access animal / environmental services and campaigns, which can help save numerous lives and protect our planet, such as LaFAN or The NOVA Key or Ban The Bang!
We want to continue to cultivate the concrete and tarmac of the worlds cities and towns and spread enough awareness so that those who would otherwise never be the wiser can take the opportunity to plant themselves and tune to the earth's natural harmonic.

There's more to read in Part Two of this introduction if you wish ... Part Two gives you more insight into VeggieGlobal's background and philosophy. Otherwise, if you've read enough and just want get on with exploring please use the menu links on this page.
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