Let's wipe the slate clean and move
into the 21st century ...
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"
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!
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But at the same time it avoids sanctimony, cuts through outdated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.
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
lays down a labyrinth of paths to help you achieve a natural sense
of realization; how outward compassion and inner-healing are so
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
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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now ... an Important Statement
is the only vegetarian based organization which states the following
as its mission statement:
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.
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.
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
Stuff to Think About
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.
In fact here's a link to take you
straight to VeggieGlobal's main
link so you can subscribe free ...
... Don't vegetate, cultivate!
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
NOVA Key or
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
gives you more insight into VeggieGlobal's background and philosophy.
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