Nov 27, 2019
Over 150 billion land animals are slaughtered every year for our consumption. If we add in the 2.8 trillion fish, the marine animals, and even bees and silkworms, we’re into the multiple trillions. This is the largest, longest, most bloody holocaust our planet has every seen. There is no question that these animals are sentient–they feel pain, fear and grief, are capable of joy, love and excitement. There is a reason that we separate ourselves from the source of our food–we don’t want to see the terror in the eyes of our “dinner.” [From Bite Size Vegan]
Our featured guest is Amy Jean Davis – an animal rights advocate and the Founder of LA Animal Save (www.laanimalsave.org), the Los Angeles chapter of the global Save Movement. Originally from a small town in Indiana, Amy came to Los Angeles in 2008 as a top 24 Finalist on season 7 of American Idol. Davis started an animal sanctuary in the Los Angeles, California area. In 2015, she completed her certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from eCornell, and in 2016, Amy founded LA Animal Save, which is now the largest chapter of more than 600 Save groups worldwide.
There are many reasons people go vegan–their health, the environment, the social impact–but one reason most people stay vegan: morality and ethics. Veganism challenges the socially ingrained concept that animals are here for our use and questions the ethical validity of this belief system.
Most people are self-proclaimed animal-lovers. What most don’t proclaim is that they only love certain animals. We humans, on the whole, place certain species above others and our own species above everyone. This is called speciesism. We love dogs but eat cows. We care for our cats but kill and consume pigs. We may grown up with a pet chicken whom we name and love and care for, yet simultaneously continue to eat other chickens. Why is one being more deserving of life than another? These are the moral and ethical disconnects that veganism resolves.
About LA Animal Save:
Founded in 2016 by Amy Jean Davis, LA Animal Save (http://laanimalsave.org) is the largest chapter of the 600+ Save Movement groups around the world. The Save Movement (www.TheSaveMovement.org), which began in Toronto, Canada, bears witness to the suffering and oppression of pigs, cows, chickens and other farmed animals en route to slaughter. Using a love-based, community-organizing approach, volunteer animal rights advocates hold regular, peaceful vigils at slaughterhouses, live markets, and factory farms in order to be present in the face of animal injustice, raise awareness about the plight of farmed animals, help people to become vegan, and continue to build a grassroots animal justice movement based on the principles of animal equality and freedom.
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