Scorched

I’m parched,

I’m scorched,

I’m hotter than hell.

Bad enough they put us here

But did they have to take our shade as well?

They ripped out hedges

Tall and thick,

To make room for machines,

Their noise, their stink.

Their clumsy approach,

Their ugly return.

They smash

And crush

And never learn.

No trees,

No hedge,

No shade for us,

No thought for us

No respite for us.

Vegan Art Supplies

You have to be really careful not to accidently buy something containing animal products when you’re buying art and craft materials but, thanks to an ever increasing number of people like us demanding cruelty-free art supplies, there are more on the market than ever before 😀

The wonderful ARTdiscount store gives us detailed information about which products are vegan-friendly and make it easy to be sure you’re not accidentally hurting anyone with your creative pursuits.

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Here is their detailed page, divided into specific sections like ‘vegan watercolour artist’, ‘vegan calligraphy’, ‘vegan sketcher’ and ‘vegan kids’ art materials’, you’ll find everything you could want right there 😀

Now then, I need some ink! Thanks ARTdiscount 😀

Book Review: Animal Resistance in the Global Capitalist Era, by Sarat Colling

Animal Resistance in the Global Capitalist Era is an academic text book filled with examples of animal resistance. These individuals’ stories will profoundly touch the reader’s heart and prove that the billions of people* kept by mainstream society as slaves, and murdered when they are no longer useful, are as desperate to escape their bonds as any of us would be in their situation.

* I define the word people as anyone with an individual personality.

This is a fantastic book, though hard to read at times. It is an invaluable resource for writing letters which demand change to the government bodies and animal welfare establishment who remain stubbornly, and criminally, resistant to it.

The stories shared in this book of individuals who escaped their cages and, in some cases, went back later and risked their lives to release others, are stories that will be with me forever. I see them in the eyes of the adolescent calves in the field, torn from their mothers and looking for comfort. I see them in the eyes of the sheep, steadfastly guarding her lamb, insisting that I do not approach. And every time I see a film with Clint Eastwood in, I remember Buddha, the orangutan.

“When the orangutan, who had once co-starred with Clint Eastwood, stopped working on

a Hollywood set in 1980, he was repeatedly clubbed by his trainer. The crew witnessed Buddha

being beaten with a hard cane, yet he was still forced onto the set and expected to perform. One

day, when Buddha helped himself to some doughnuts on set, his trainer beat him to death with

an axe handle. These last moments were in his cage. The film left Buddha out of the credits.

Buddha deserved better than these atrocities during his life and his final moments.”

Animal Resistance in the Global Capitalist Era by Sarat Colling, page 68

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This book demonstrates why most humans are so blind to the institutionalised exploitation and extreme cruelty to other animals. Animal exploitation industries not only hide their violence, but also somehow manage to cash in on their hypnotised customers’ affection for the ones who get away.

“When a pig’s escape from a slaughterhouse made headlines in the city of Red Deer, Alberta, his infamy was not only used to promote tourism, but also to symbolize the “importance” of animal agriculture in the city. In the summer of 1990, at the time known only by his captors as “KH27,” Francis made his exit from the C/A Meats slaughterhouse. As Francis was being forced towards the kill floor, he turned and fled. He jumped a fence nearly four feet high, snuck through the processing area, and pushed through the back door. He then took off running towards the parklands of Red Deer River Valley.

“For several months, Francis lived alone in the forest, sheltering in dens and foraging for grass. He was also known to emerge from the forest to rummage through neighborhood garbage cans. As a descendant of the European wild boar, he had the ability to thrive in the wild. Once free, his resourceful nature shone through. Like his ancestors, who could live in harmony with nature for twenty years, Francis possessed the ability to reason, sense danger, understand his environment, adapt to change, and travel long distances when necessary. When the media caught on to his escape in late October, after he was regularly sighted in park areas and bike trails, Francis became a household name.

“Citing concern about Francis’s ability to survive the cold weather, the slaughterhouse sent a hunter to track him. Yet, Francis was cunning; he eluded capture by never returning to the den that the farmer had discovered. One time the man came close, but Francis took off again, despite having been hit with a tranquilizer dart. On November 29, the hunter located Francis again and shot him with three tranquilizer darts. Unfortunately, one of them injured his bowel. Francis died two days later. C/A Meats, which slaughters countless pigs, had likely been more concerned about liability due to potential injury to humans (or property) than Francis’s ability to survive in the cold.

“After his death, Francis was memorialized as one of the seven bronze statues in the Red Deer Downtown Business Association’s Ghosts project, which pays homage to individuals, actions, and events that have shaped Red Deer. The sad irony of this story is that, after his death, the city used Francis’s bid for freedom to promote tourism and animal agribusiness. Relying on cognitive dissonance, the Downtown Business Association stated in the write-up about the statue: ‘Francis reminds us that hog production and processing are important parts of the Red Deer economy.’ Thus, the statue was a Potemkin gesture: it performed a deceptive function as propaganda that capitalized on the citizens’ love for animals and the escaped pig, while trying to profit from Francis’s notoriety. Neglecting the suffering of pigs killed for their flesh, the industry that caused and profited from Francis’s misery appropriated his struggle.”

Animal Resistance in the Global Capitalist Era, by Sarat Colling, page 95-97

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This book is not cheap. Sadly at the moment it’s only available in hardback at £47.24, although there is a Kindle version available for £26.53, but I strongly recommend you ask your local library to buy a copy. Everybody should read this book. Everybody needs to understand the individuals whose stories are shared here so that, in the future, they will understand the billions of animals who were born to fill their plates, and know how abhorrent it is that this horrific trade is allowed to continue in our global capitalist system.

Will you continue to congratulate the emperor on his magnificent garments, or will you join us and tell him he’s naked?

Thank you Sarat. I love your book.

For Happy the Elephant, Personhood Is Yet Another Cage

Couldn’t agree more. It needs to be said.

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My latest article for CounterPunch is provocatively titled, yes. Because while it’s right to improve life for a confined elephant, focusing on a being in permanent captivity makes a problematic case for personhood.

On social media, the elephant personhood case is tagged #FreeHappy. This confuses the humans-in-charge regime with freedom. Moving Happy might be the best we could do under the circumstances, but it wouldn’t create freedom; Happy would remain a refugee. This needs to be said. We need to be serious about freedom if we’re claiming to struggle for it. We must defend other animals’ interests in thriving independently of human supervision before it’s too late.

Love and liberation,

Lee.

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In loving memory

Raystede staff on the ground are doing a fantastic job – the trustees on the other hand, continue with their cruel betrayal.

Make Raystede Vegan

2022 – this year’s “free range, high welfare” dairy babies

dairy babies taken from their mothers

We will not forget. We do not forget that millions of babies like these are born to be killed every year. Just so that humans can drink their mothers’ milk and make it into ice cream and cheese and yogurt. For these unnecessary things, these babies were born and will die. Unnecessary suffering caused by Raystede.

Earlier this year I happened to be walking in this field before there were any animals in it, and I heard one of their mothers crying out. A pitiful, heart-breaking bellow reached me from the unseen farm, maybe half a mile away. Her cry was repeated, over and over, and I knew they must have just taken her baby.

I walked all the way home, another mile or more in the opposite direction, and I could still hear her as I turned the key…

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Crabs in Labs

A message from Crustacean Compassion:

“Today is World Animal Free Research Day. This day highlights the importance of developing animal-free research techniques and protecting animals during scientific studies.

Decapods in Science

Decapods, like crabs and lobsters, are used in science, but because they aren’t protected by laws that monitor experiments, there’s currently no way of ensuring their welfare in labs. They could be used for any experiment, as well as being handled and kept in ways that are harmful to their wellbeing.

We’re working to change this.

Science in Legislation

A law exists called ‘Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act’, also referred to as ‘ASPA’. This piece of legislation regulates the use of animals in science to ensure welfare is considered. Studies using animals that are protected by this law must justify why they are conducting that study, and how they are respecting the welfare of the animals used. It also means the number of animals used must be reported, so there are records to gauge the scale of the issue.

Now that their sentience has been officially recognised, we’re calling for decapods to be added to this law so that they are protected in the same way as other animals during experiments. One of the first things we’ll be doing is arranging a meeting with the Home Office to discuss expanding ASPA to cover decapods too.

We also published a press release with the RSPCA on World Day for Laboratory Animals, calling for the protection of decapods in science. The story was covered by The Guardian and Independent, and Animal Journal.

Make sure to keep up to date with the campaign to see our next steps in getting decapods protected in laws such as ASPA.

Thank you for your continued support.

Claire, Jules, Laura, Ann, Russell, Jane

Crustacean Compassion”

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“I believe I am not interested to know whether Vivisection
produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t.
To know that the results are profitable to the race would not
remove my hostility to it. The pains which it inflicts upon
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity towards it,
and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity
without looking further.”
Mark Twain
in a letter to the London Anti-Vivisection Society,
May 26, 1899

Snare-savaged dog saved by Liberia Animal Welfare and Conservation Society

Restoring Hope
MAY 25

“This cute dog got caught and spent 3 days on a snare. The left hand got damaged and the owner was only applying herbs that finally damaged the hand. The owner lost hope. However, the owner’s son, John heard about LAWCS from his friend and he ran to our office to help their family dog from dying. Our Animal Healthcare Officer immediately went to the village to save the dog. The hand was amputated and after intensive care, the dog has recovered and looks so happy.”

Support Liberia Animal Welfare and Conservation Society – they are doing such fantastic work.

New Sherman & Geynes starts today!

For those not familiar with Sherman & Geynes [pretend detectives], you can find episodes 1 to 4 here 🙂

Episode 5 – Missing a shoe, presumed dead – begins here:

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Yes, why would someone leave one shoe behind? Come back tomorrow to see what the detectives make of it 😀

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VEGAN COMICBOOK: Beans on Toast #3

New Beans on Toast OUT NOW!!!

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Beans on Toast #3 – the comic for 21st century kids – is finally here!

The third issue of this wonderful vegan children’s comic begins just like the first two, with a Marvellous Mildred adventure. This time, in ‘The Terror of Toby Teardrop’ Mildred and the Girl Scout Twins rescue poor little trout, Toby, from another of the Flat-Capped Menace’s dastardly schemes.

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There’s also another chapter from the charming diary of a nine year old home-schooler – What me and Jude did while everyone else was at school. And of course there’s an episode of Sherman and Geynes: pretend detectives. This time the imaginative detectives are hot on the trail of a missing book 😮

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If you love reading, you’ll really love Shepherd

Shepherd is an innovative site to explore if you’re looking for something to read. It’s a new approach which uses authors to recommend their favourite books, thus creating a vast library of recommendations. Whatever you’re interested in, fiction or non-fiction, just type the topic into their search and it will suggest some lists that might interest you. For example, if you search for veganism, it suggests –

  • The best books about vegan travel
  • The best vegan health books
  • The best vegetarian cookbooks for easy and delicious meals
  • The best and most recent books about yoga and Ayurveda
  • The best books about conscious plant-based cookery

So you never know what you’re going to find 😀 Each one of the Best Books lists has been written by an author who will recommend their own book and five others by different authors which fit under that heading.

But that’s not all. The search for veganism also triggers suggestions of other bookshelves:

The best books about …

Veganism
Japan
Minimalism
Pizza
The Amazon Rainforest

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On the other hand, you might search for an author or a specific book. If you search for The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder, the results give you five different Best Books lists which include it, and suggests bookshelves about The American Frontier, Europe, Jewish History, The Roman Empire, and Preschool. I know why The American Frontier came up, and Preschool, but I wonder why those other subjects did 😀

It can be so hard to find something you want to read because you don’t always know what you’re looking for. Shepherd gets it! Their unique library system gives you access to a diverse range of recommendations that you might not otherwise have discovered.

I was thrilled to be asked to write a Shepherd page and mine is called The best books for children which are also loved by adults. Check it out – see what I recommended! 😀 And share it as well, if you don’t mind 😉

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Move!

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

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02:18 HRS, reclaimed nature reserve, Lincs, UK

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The End.

We hope you enjoyed it, have a great weekend! 😀

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Comin’ to getchya!

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

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The chase is on!

Come back tomorrow to see how it ends, or see now 😀

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Time to go!

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from last week:

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The long walk continues tomorrow,

unless you want to continue right now 😀

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Everybody’s here

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from last week:

20:47 HRS, somewhere north-east of Boston, UK

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Let’s go – tomorrow,

unless you want to go right now 😀

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Ready. In theory.

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18:04 HRS, 17 Brewers Street, Kings Lynn, UK. Miriam Goode and Kevin Ruth conspire.

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What are they ready for (in theory)? Find out tomorrow,

unless you want to read it now 😀

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Crabbit Farm

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

Crabbit Farm, Badlieu, Scottish Borders. 08:41 HRS

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Have a great weekend

and don’t forget to come back on Monday for the beginning of the end of Maddicts,

unless you want to read it now 😀

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It’s happening everywhere!

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

Data Analysis Office, Defence House, WLG, New Zealand. Colin Bains argues with his superior. 13:15 NZDT (02:15 GMT) 23 March 2027

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13:19 NZDT

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😮 Today New Zealand, tomorrow the Scottish Borders – the Maddicts are everywhere!

Story continues tomorrow,

Or if you don’t want to wait, read it now 😀

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Another one?!

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

Kent Constabulary Headquarters, Chief Constable’s office, 18:27 HRS

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116 Vancouver Drive, Edmonton, Canada. 17:47 MDT 22 March 2027 (00:47 GMT 23 March)

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Yikes! 😮

Story continues tomorrow,

Or read it now 😀

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Emergency. Which service?

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

22 March 2027, 10:17 HRS Operator Assistance Centre, London, UK

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Come back tomorrow for the continuation of Maddicts Part 4,

Or read it now 😀

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Meat ADDICTS

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from last week:

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Come back tomorrow for the continuation of Maddicts Part 4,

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Transcript

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

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That brings us to the end of Part 3 folks! Come back tomorrow to see the beginning of Part 4,

Or see it now 😀

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But …

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

But …

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And …

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And …

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So, no, they’re not going to catch them. But what now? Find out tomorrow 😉

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Round up!

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

18 March 2027 Prime Minister mobilises British troops

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Elsewhere –

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Elsewhere –

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Oh no! They’re not going to catch them are they? Find out tomorrow 😉

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State of Emergency

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from Friday:

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Newspaper clippings:

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Come back tomorrow to see what those in charge intend to do about all this 😉

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EEEEK!

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

Ixford University labs, UK. 07:51 GMT

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Yikes!

Come back on Monday for the Aftermath! (part 3)

Have a great weekend! 😀

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Oi!

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

Ball’s pig farm, Cambridgeshire, UK. 07:51 GMT

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Maddicts Part 2 continues tomorrow!

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PUSH!

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

Dickie Dumbman Dairies, Lincolnshire, UK. 07:51 GMT

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Maddicts Part 2 continues tomorrow!

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DECONTAMINATE BEFORE EXITING

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

Berkodd Mildews turkey farm, Norfolk, UK. 07:51 GMT

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Maddicts Part 2 continues tomorrow!

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Sssss!

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

Pushminkski fur farm, near Volokolamsk, Russia 10:32 HRS MSK (07:32 GMT)

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Maddicts Part 2 continues tomorrow!

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Grrrr

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

Zhang bear bile farm, Sichuan Province, China. 15:17 HRS CST (07:17 GMT)

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We’ll leave The story in China and continue it in Russia on Monday,

See you then!

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Part Two: Wednesday 17 March 2027

Vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

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Wookiburra Sheep Station, Victoria, Australia, 16:03 HRS EDT (07:03 GMT)

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Story continues tomorrow,

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Collective Response

Part One of the vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

16 March 2027 Professor Miriam Goode’s website goes largely unnoticed.

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Story continues tomorrow,

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Every reasonable argument

Part One of the vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from yesterday:

16.01 HRS driver Ian Stooge arrives with lambs and ewes for slaughter.

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16 March 2027 British Brain Foundation (registered charity) releases latest pamphlet detailing their research into cures for human dementia.

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16:42 HRS Ixford University labs, UK.

Lab tech Vicky Crass collects mice for analysis

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😮 Ooh, the animals are getting antsy!

Come back tomorrow to find out why or find out now 🙂

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Meat is Murder!

Part One of the vegan graphic novel, Maddicts, continues from Friday:

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14:13 HRS Offal Inc. abattoir, Hampshire, UK

Activists protest against perceived cruelty

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😮 The last chance for what?

You’ll find out if you keep reading.

Come back tomorrow for the next instalment or read it all now 🙂

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Dickie Dumbman’s Dairies

Part one of Maddicts continues from yesterday [not recommended for readers under 12]:

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10:13 HRS Ball’s Pig Farm, Cambridgeshire, UK
Mother and son, Kevin and Mary Ruth, protest outside.

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Sorry for the depressing start to the weekend, it’s not all like this, as you’ll discover on Monday.

But if you don’t want to stop on such a downer, read on! 😉

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Maddicts Part One: Tuesday 16 March 2027

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07:21 HRS Berkodd Mildews Turkey Farm, Norfolk, UK.

Matthew Gilt, John Mallis and Ed Crewel arrive at work.

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Part One continues tomorrow,

But if you don’t want to wait, you can read the whole story now 😉

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Maddicts begins – read on if you dare!

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[A dark satire recommended for readers aged 12 and up]

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Intensive farming practices continued to escalate, subjecting billions of miserable, tortured souls to barbaric treatment.

Newspaper clippings:

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vegan graphic novel

😮 The scene is set! Maddicts Part One begins tomorrow!

But if you don’t want to wait, you can read the whole story now 😉

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This comic was created with Comic Life by Plasq

Maddicts was created by Violet’s Vegan Comics © 2012

Violet’s Vegan Comics creates funny, enlightening and sometimes action packed vegan children’s books for readers of all ages.

Since 2012

Beware Beware, the Maddicts are coming!

Beware beware, the Maddicts are coming,

They’re coming to get you!

They’re coming to get you!

Take care, take care, the Maddicts are coming,

You’d better get home, go on, RUN!

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Lock doors and windows, the Maddicts are out there,

They’re trying to find you!

They’re trying to find you!

Stay quiet, stay hidden, the Maddicts are out there,

They won’t let go ’til they’re done!

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Maddicts [a dark satire, not recommended for readers under 12] begins tomorrow 😮

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Violet’s Vegan Comics, making funny, enlightening and sometimes action packed vegan children’s books for readers of all ages, since 2012.

Luna’s Voice by Jania Williams

Jania contacted me recently and asked if we would share her vegan children’s book about a little girl with selective mutism.

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With beautiful illustrations by Olin Tri Djasfar, this delightful little rhyming story explains how hard it is for Luna to talk to people outside her own family. Except cows. She feels relaxed and happy, talking to cows.

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But when she witnesses the heart-breaking scene of a baby being wrenched from his mother, she determines to find the courage to speak out and tell all her friends about the horror of the dairy industry.

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This is such a beautiful story of empathy and courage which shows that, with kindness, everybody wins.

Luna’s Voice is available in paperback on Amazon but you can also read it for free right here 😀

Thoughtful Thursdays, Guest Post by Violet’s Vegan Comics, and Empathy-Building

Here is a guest post I wrote in support of Shira Dest’s Project Do Better. My mental capacity is not equal to Shira’s so I find it a lot to take in and have to absorb it slowly. What I do know is this: whatever our abilities, we all have things we can contribute to Shira’s plan. Please do whatever you do well to make the world a safe place for children and animals.

Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

How do we build empathy?

This is the fundamental pillar of Project Do Better.  I asked Violet for her thoughts on this topic, and about her children’s books: Violet’s Vegan Comics.  She was kind enough to share these thoughts:

Project Do Better

Shira Dest is an ambitious woman and she has an ambitious plan.  Some might say an over-ambitious plan.  Some might call it impossible.  But why should it be impossible?  Because most people are uncaring?  No.  Most people care.  Most people would prevent the suffering of a child if they could.  So what’s the problem?  Why aren’t all children safe?  The problem is a society and education system that conditions children to turn a blind eye to the suffering of other animals.

The moral code by which “good” people raise their children is inconsistent.  Its contradictions require that children are taught to apply the rules selectively…

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They have no right!!!

Reflecto Girl #6 concludes:

vegan superhero Reflecto Girl
vegan superhero Reflecto Girl

See you on Monday with the beginning of Reflecto Girl #7

Have a great weekend 😀

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The vegan superhero, Reflecto Girl, was created by Violet’s Vegan Comics

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Violet’s Vegan Comics creates funny, enlightening and sometimes action packed vegan children’s books for readers of all ages.

Since 2012

Oh Michael

Reflecto Girl #6 continues from yesterday:

vegan superhero Reflecto Girl
vegan superhero Reflecto Girl

Come back tomorrow to see how the story ends.

Or take a look right now 😉

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The vegan superhero, Reflecto Girl, was created by Violet’s Vegan Comics

Violet's Vegan Comics logo

Violet’s Vegan Comics creates funny, enlightening and sometimes action packed vegan children’s books for readers of all ages.

Since 2012

BOOM!

Reflecto Girl #6 continues from yesterday:

vegan superhero Reflecto Girl
vegan superhero Reflecto Girl

😮

Come back tomorrow to find out what the hell is going on!

Or find out now 😀

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The vegan superhero, Reflecto Girl, was created by Violet’s Vegan Comics

Violet's Vegan Comics logo

Violet’s Vegan Comics creates funny, enlightening and sometimes action packed vegan children’s books for readers of all ages.

Since 2012

Undo what you just did!

Story continues from yesterday:

vegan superhero Reflecto Girl
vegan superhero Reflecto Girl

What does he mean they’re like the tobacco farmers?

Find out tomorrow!

Or if you don’t want to wait, find out now 😀

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The vegan superhero, Reflecto Girl, was created by Violet’s Vegan Comics

Violet's Vegan Comics logo

Violet’s Vegan Comics creates funny, enlightening and sometimes action packed vegan children’s books for readers of all ages.

Since 2012

Reflecto Girl 6 begins today!

Episode 6: Harsh But Fair starts here 😀

vegan superhero Reflecto Girl
vegan superhero Reflecto Girl

Oh no! Come on Renee – get in there!

Come back tomorrow to see what happens when she does 😀

Or if you don’t want to wait, you can read it right now 🙂

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The vegan superhero, Reflecto Girl, was created by Violet’s Vegan Comics

Violet's Vegan Comics logo

Violet’s Vegan Comics creates funny, enlightening and sometimes action packed vegan children’s books for readers of all ages.

Since 2012

Aaaagh!

Reflecto Girl #5: Sidekick continues from yesterday:

vegan superhero Reflecto Girl
vegan superhero Reflecto Girl
vegan superhero Reflecto Girl
vegan superhero Reflecto Girl

Well, that’s a turn-up for the books!

Reflecto Girl episode 6 starts on Monday 😀

vegan sidekick Distracto Boy

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The vegan superhero, Reflecto Girl, was created by Violet’s Vegan Comics

Violet's Vegan Comics logo

Violet’s Vegan Comics creates funny, enlightening and sometimes action packed vegan children’s books for readers of all ages.

Since 2012

Banned for life

Reflecto Girl #5: Sidekick continues from yesterday

vegan superhero Reflecto Girl
vegan superhero Reflecto Girl

Come back tomorrow to find out what the Dounto’s up to.

Or take a peek now 😀

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The vegan superhero, Reflecto Girl, was created by Violet’s Vegan Comics

Violet's Vegan Comics logo

Violet’s Vegan Comics creates funny, enlightening and sometimes action packed vegan children’s books for readers of all ages.

Since 2012

The places you’re not supposed to go

Reflecto Girl #5: Sidekick continues from yesterday:

vegan superhero Reflecto Girl
vegan superhero Reflecto Girl

😮 Tough talk.

Will the gardener heed RG’s warning?

Is George in big trouble?

Find out tomorrow,

or find out now 😀

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The vegan superhero, Reflecto Girl, was created by Violet’s Vegan Comics

Violet's Vegan Comics logo

Violet’s Vegan Comics creates funny, enlightening and sometimes action packed vegan children’s books for readers of all ages.

Since 2012