Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Our Core Beliefs

WHEREAS millions of sentient beings are needlessly slaughtered each and every day for food; and

WHEREAS a vegan diet is just as healthy, if not healthier, than a meat-centered diet; and

WHEREAS food that is currently fed to animals could instead be used to feed the world’s hungry; and

WHEREAS the raising of animals for food is a major cause of land degradation, water shortage, air pollution and global warming,

We, The Vegan Party of Canada, assert that the transformation to a vegan lifestyle is the most important decision anyone can make.

We also believe that Canadians are by nature kind and caring, and that once properly informed, they will choose compassion over selfishness, common sense over tradition, and peace over violence.

“Having heard all of this, you may choose to look the other way… but you can never say again that you did not know.” - William Wilburforce, 1759-1833

3 comments:

JohnSakars said...

I've been a vegan for 11 years. I'm presently a volunteer for Vegan Outreach. I agree with everything I just read, in the post titled "Our Core Beliefs". I know eventually, people the world over will view the idea of eating non-human flesh, to be just as repulsive as the idea of eating human flesh. I want to help bring the world to this point of enlightenment. Please let me know if there's ever anything I can do, for The Vegan Party of Canada.
John Sakars

Anonymous said...

how can you just have a party that revolves around not eating certain foods

Daniel Wilson said...

If you look at the "What is Veganism" page, you'll find that veganism is more than just not eating certain foods. It's more than a diet, it's a lifestyle and commitment to non-violence.