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Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Subject:Swine Flu Vaccine
Posted by:elfearz.
Time:6:50 pm.
Just letting everyone know (in case you hadn't yet heard) that the swine flu vaccine is made using chicken eggs.

"The government now hopes to have about 50 million doses of swine flu vaccine out by mid-November and 150 million in December. The flu virus has to be grown in chicken eggs, and the yield hasn't been as high as was initially hoped, officials have said."
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091024/ap_o

n_go_pr_wh/us_obama_swine_flu

x-posted to Pro-life Vegans

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Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Subject:Encouragement
Posted by:elfearz.
Time:10:16 pm.
Here's a little encouragement for when we're feeling frustrated with how cruel the world can be. Our efforts DO make a difference! Not sure who the author of this story is, but for the record it isn't me.

Once a man was walking along a beach. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day. Off in the distance he could see a person going back and forth between the surf's edge and and the beach. Back and forth this person went. As the man approached he could see that there were hundreds of starfish stranded on the sand as the result of the natural action of the tide.

The man was stuck by the the apparent futility of the task. There were far too many starfish. Many of them were sure to perish. As he approached the person continued the task of picking up starfish one by one and throwing them into the surf.

As he came up to the person he said, "You must be crazy. There are thousands of miles of beach covered with starfish. You can't possibly make a difference." The person looked at the man. He then stooped down and pick up one more starfish and threw it back into the ocean. He turned back to the man and said, "It sure made a difference to that one!"

God bless!
 



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Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Subject:What is Unity?
Posted by:rinatzakirov.
Time:11:43 am.
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Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Subject:Let's share
Posted by:elfearz.
Time:11:55 am.
Hi everyone! This community has been really quiet. Lets all share how God is working in our lives and what we are learning.

I'll start. I'm learning that I don't have everything figured out! That I still have a lot of growing to do spiritually and to trust God's plan.
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Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Posted by:elfearz.
Time:6:12 pm.
Does anyone have a recipe for fruit pizza? please and thank you.
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Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Subject:Recipes
Posted by:cassandra_cat.
Time:11:46 pm.
Mood: thankful.

Does anyone have any great biblical inspired recipes?  I love to have celebrations for all the feasts!  Any and all suggestions are welcome.

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Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Posted by:serendipitynsa.
Time:4:49 pm.
Matthew 10:29
Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will.

Does God will the deaths of His animals? How should this verse be interpreted regarding animals?
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Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Posted by:elfearz.
Time:2:05 pm.
If you have not already please read the peaceable table's newest issue. The Guest editorial by Pam Ahern is particularly beautiful. She speaks of her encounter of those who directly participate in animals violence while tabeling. Instead of being rude to them she showed them love and they were able to respond to her. This is a good example of how showing God's love for others is not only the right thing to do, but can have an impact on people.

Please read it here: http://www.vegetarianfriends.net/issue42.html
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Monday, November 19th, 2007

Posted by:elfearz.
Time:1:58 pm.
Mood: peaceful.
Hello there!
I'm new to the group so I thought I'd give a short introduction.
Looks like a great group, I'm looking forward to it.

Have a good thanksgiving and God bless,
Elfearz

P.S. I have a question. Does anyone know of any third parties that are both animal advocates and fairly conservative? For example a party that is pro-life and active in animal rights?
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Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Subject:Animal Abuse in Ukraine
Posted by:help_animal.
Time:6:32 pm.
www.MatesMaster.com friends and romance network, the site which is constantly involved in Animal Welfare programs, joins forces with Kiev City Society for the Protection of Animals in protest to the inhumane treatment of animals, abuse and cruelty in Ukraine.

About 156,000 stray cats and dogs are annually hurt, abused and killed in Ukrainian citiesand towns. When caught by the dog catchers, some stray animals are used forpainful experiments.
Stray dogs are often bludgeoned or put to death by electricity or caught using an inhumane poison and sometimes die slow, painful deaths. Instead of putting an animal to sleep with the use of euthanasia (i.e. the act of killing an animal painlessly), the animal service uses dithylinum (suxamethonium chloride), a poison which paralyzes the animal and causes it to die of suffocation in a few hours of agony. There is ample evidence that the poor creatures are still conscious and feel all the pain before they die. It is often the case that animals are beaten with legs and metal sticks, whereupon they are buried or burned alive.

Lots of people witnessed animals being tortured and murdered - little kittens tied up in plastic bags and thrown in the river, people intentionally run stray pets over with their cars, newly born puppies dumped on vacant land without their mother and left them to die.
Stories are endless and make hearts of every Human Being bleed.

Authorities of small Ukrainian communities for ever used and are still using different kind of poison - rat poison and recently they "discovered" a new method of killing stray animals - Isoniazidum (Tubazidum) anti-tuberculosis drug causing cheap, but very slow and painful death

more information is available here: www.MatesMaster.com/petrescue.html

To sign a petition to Ukrainian government, please, go to
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/stop-slaughtering-stray-animals-in-ukraine
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Friday, August 10th, 2007

Subject:ECOVER NOW ENGAGED IN ANIMAL TESTING
Posted by:kava.
Time:10:39 am.
A Joint statement by the Vegan Society and Ecover


Ecover respects the mission and values of the Vegan Society who acknowledge that Ecover has 27 years of history as a company dedicated to protecting the environment. The Vegan Society recognizes Ecover as a company of integrity. As such the Vegan Society and Ecover are working together to ensure both organizations’ principles are adhered to.

As a pioneering ecological company, Ecover’s responsibility is to continuously improve the environmental performance of its products. A major challenge in developing an ecological washing and cleaning product is minimizing the effects of its use on aquatic systems. Therefore, the toxicity of these products on aquatic life must be measured.

The Vegan Society was founded in 1944 and seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practical, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. The Society understands the word “animal” to refer to the entire Animal Kingdom, that is all vertebrates and all multicellular invertebrates.

The Vegan Society Trademark is an established mark of trust that is recognised everywhere, by all. For products to obtain Trademark registration they must meet the following criteria:
• No animal ingredients. The manufacture and/or development of the product, and where applicable its ingredients, must not involve, or have involved, the use of any animal product, by-product or derivative.
• No animal testing. The development and/or manufacture of the product, and where applicable its ingredients, must not involve, or have involved, testing of any sort on animals conducted at the initiative of the manufacturer or on its behalf, or by parties over whom the manufacturer has effective control.
• Genetically modified organisms. The development and/or production of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must not have involved animal genes or animal-derived substances. Products put forward for registration which contain or may contain any GMOs must be labelled as such.

To establish the impact on the aquatic environment Ecover uses aquatic toxicity testing which uses water fleas (Daphnia), as they are present throughout the world in any freshwater system. As far as Ecover is aware there are no alternative tests available that will more accurately measure the impact of cleaning products on the aquatic environment. Ecover far exceeds the EU definition on what constitutes animal testing as Daphnia are invertebrates. The EU definition defines animal testing as the use of vertebrates, past a specified embryonic stage, (or larval stage in the case of fish and amphibians).

Ecover also uses a red blood cell test (Invittox RBC) on a non-systematic basis that uses blood from rabbit farming to test the effect of detergents on mucus membranes (to test skin compatibility).This test is used only in those cases where alternative testing methods are unavailable. Given the shortage of human red blood cells Ecover believes the use of human blood would be unethical. However, as alternative testing methods are continuously investigated, Ecover is confident that the RBC test shall become obsolete over the next few years. The Managing Director of Ecover has stated that if blood is needed for this test in the future he will donate his own blood!

Ecover continually strives to improve its product range against all of their exacting criteria. To achieve this, Ecover is continually developing and testing new ingredients. Ecover do not perform those tests on animals and employ alternative methods. For those ingredients to be included in a product, ingredient suppliers are forced by international law to prove their innocuity.
The introduction of a fixed cut off date at this stage would prevent Ecover from using these new ingredients and advances in their products which are developed in order to further benefit the environment. This is because a fixed cut off date prevents a company from introducing any ingredients that have been developed after this date. Ecover believes that by operating the five year rolling rule, by default, we are upholding our beliefs – we are honest and integral in our approach and will continue to pioneer for the future.

The Vegan Society does not permit the use of the five year rolling rule for Trademarked products and so would not permit any ingredients to be sourced under this system.

Ecover respects the values of the Vegan Society and its members. Yet, as part of the company’s core values, Ecover owes its customers transparency and will continue to hold on to its principles as it has done so for the past 27 years. Thus, our organizations have mutually decided to disagree on these points of principle and consequently, Ecover shall no longer carry the Vegan Trademark. However the Society is happy to let Ecover use existing stocks of packaging printed with our logo.

The Vegan Society assures its members that we will not compromise on our criteria for Trademark registration.
We hope that Ecover will continue to develop non-animal test methods and environmentally sound products which will enable us to work together again in the future.

Both Ecover and the Vegan Society will continue to work on improving ways to promote respect for our environment and society.

A Brief Summary of Facts:

1. Aquatic Toxicity Testing: Ecover undertakes Daphnia testing, as part of aquatic toxicity testing to establish impact on the aquatic environment. This is a recognised test that allows us to monitor our products against one of the key criteria for an ecological product, i.e. its impact on the aquatic environment.

2. Invittox (RBC) Test (Protocol 99): On a non-systematic basis, Ecover has adopted this test as part of its product testing of skin compatibility of detergents. This test is a variation of the red blood cell test (RBC) and allows us to measure the effect of detergents on mucus membranes. The techniques used to conduct this testing can be found on the web site of the European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods, under Protocol 99 (http://ecvam.jrc.it/index.htm). A mere 0.5 milliliters of rabbit blood is used as the source of red blood cells to conduct one complete test of a new product. In 2006 and 2007, Ecover performed 0 tests.

3. Ecover Annual Output. In 2006, Ecover’s annual output consisted of 19,625,296 units in liters (l) and 2,587,935 units in kilograms (kg) giving a total of 22,213,231 units produced.

4. Fixed cut off date vs Five year rolling rule.

Some companies operate to a fixed cut off date for ingredients which means none of the ingredients they use have been tested on animals after a certain date. The companies are free to choose that date and may have different dates for different products.
Other companies choose to use the five year rolling rule which means none of their ingredients used in a new product will have been tested on animals in the previous five years. However this is a continually moving date for new product development.
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Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Posted by:seethrublue.
Time:11:27 pm.
I was so happy to find this community. My diet and the Lord are very important to me--this community meshes those two loves together. ;)

I hope we can all stimulate more activity in this community!

God bless.
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Friday, April 6th, 2007

Subject:Keep Our Almonds RAW!
Posted by:undershadow.
Time:1:55 pm.
For anyone who has not heard, ALL ALMONDS WILL BE PASTEURIZED STARTING SEPTEMBER 1, 2007!!! THIS WILL KILL ALL ENZYMES AND MAKE THE ALMONDS LESS NUTRITIOUS!!!! We cannot allow this to happen! Do all that you can to keep raw almonds on the market!!! Write to the Almond Board at staff@almondboard.com and sign the following petition:

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/mandatory-almond-pasteurization-is-wrong.html

Protect our freedom of choice!
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Monday, November 13th, 2006

Subject:ms group?
Posted by:jaimie.
Time:6:59 am.
May I dare ask if there is any kind of vegan/vegetarian christian group on myspace?


Thanks:)
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Friday, April 21st, 2006

Subject:Animal Friendly Stuff for You!
Posted by:xdaligirlx.
Time:5:55 am.
Hey everybody, I just wanted to tell you about my rad website, www.organicskincareandmore.com I sell Arbonne products, which is a little bit like avon, but everything I sell ins 100% organic, and made from botanicals. There are all kinds of things, skin care, make-up, lotion, shampoo, baby care, aromatherapy, nutrition, weight loss, stuff for men, etc. Everything is really awesome, and not one thing has been tested on animals. All of the packaging is made from recycled materials, and there arent any artificial preservatives or oils in the products. They're all made from plants, including the make-up. I don't mean to advertise on here..well, obviously, to some extent, yes, but I knew how hard it was to find good stuff sometimes, that was animal friendly, so I'm just letting you know. And I became a consultant for Arbonne, so I could save money to start some rally's in Albuquerque, there aren't enough people who know about veganism. So at least check it out for me and let me know what you think, and if you buy something, your contributions are going to a great cause. Thanks! www.organicskincareandmore.com x-posted
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Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Subject:call to any good readers!
Posted by:ryansmithxvx.
Time:7:45 pm.
several months ago i asked all of you for book recommendations for a paper on the social injustice of meat-production and meat-consumption. you may or may not remember that it's for a social justice paper contest at the seminary i go to.

well, the deadline for submission is this friday and i've finally hammered out the rough draft of my essay on how the meat society robs others of food by wasting it unnecessarily on animals. it's still a working draft, but i'd really like some reviews/edits/yada yada.

i've uploaded the paper to http://unshadowed.com/~ft/social-justice.doc and if you've got a good eye for reading papers, i'd really love your help. i'd also love your edits if you think i should rearrange/reorganize/etc. the paper is centered around the theme passage for this year, isaiah chapter 61.

you can download the paper and then just make any edits obvious (use bold, highlighting, other colrs of fonts, whatever you like) and email it back to me at xryansmithx@gmail.com

i'd really love to win just so i can stand up and read this paper about the benefits vegetarianism has to the starving people in the world to the rest of my school.

i need them back by thursday around lunch time so i can make the edits for friday's deadline. thanks ahead of time to anyone that helps out!
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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Subject:mod???
Posted by:vampirexfaerie.
Time:8:40 pm.
it looks like the mods have left, and we have a few trolls lingering around here. yikes:(
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Saturday, February 18th, 2006

Subject:quote
Posted by:vampirexfaerie.
Time:4:06 pm.
"Thou shalt not kill" does not apply to murder of one's own kind only, but to all living beings; and this Commandment was inscribed in the human breast long before it was proclaimed from Sinai. ~Leo Tolstoy
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Sunday, January 29th, 2006

Posted by:ein_suender.
Time:2:57 pm.
A man of kindness, to his beast is kind,
Brutal actions show a brutal mind.
Remember, He who made the brute,
Who gave thee speech and reason, formed him mute;
He can't complain; but God's omniscient eye
Beholds they cruelty. He hears his cry.
He was destined thy servant and thy drudge,
But know this: his creator is thy judge.


-Admonition posted in Shaker barns
Robert White, Jr.
Hancock, Massachusetts
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Sunday, January 1st, 2006

Subject:Happy New Year, people !!!!
Posted by:not_existing.
Time:8:59 pm.
Happy New Year, people !!!!

How did you celebrate your new year ?

I spent the New Year's Eve with a group of people from my church fellowship, and we welcomed the new year while praying.

"You crown the year with your bounty;
your wagon tracks overflow with richness."
----Psalms 65:11
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