“Help our bees!” “Save our pollinators!” As long as we consider them ours, can we save them?
Read this article at CounterPunch.
Love and liberation,
Love and liberation,
To some extent, we’re all caught up in the machine of exploitation. Sometimes I think the financially poor are most likely to work for people without compunctions about selling animals and substances taken from animals, or delivering these items. Fewer resources mean less decision-making power at work.
Turbulence and Refuge
Vegan-Focused Enterprises Matter. So Do Vegan-Run Enterprises
A vegan-run enterprise will seek ways to avoid toxic chemicals (tested on animals; harsh on the environment; unhealthful for living beings indoors).
As the vegan-run undertaking succeeds, it can make increasingly stronger decisions on fair trade and fair compensation for work.
The entity could sustain one or more vegans, in a decent work environment, where mutual support and even co-operative work relationships can flourish.
Feel free to link a vegan-run enterprise, including your own, in the comment section.
Animal farming generally depends on feed crops and wherever crops are grown as feed, pesticides and manure applications are common. What is not absorbed into the crop fields seeps into streams, rivers, and bays – resulting in toxic algal blooms and ever-expanding dead zones that suffocate aquatic animals.
And the human habit of animal husbandry defeats the integrity of animal communities and habitat in other ways as well: because we see animals as rightly appropriated for human food, there’s also the classification of free-living animals as game; there’s our habit of moving various animals between regions (and then adding insult to injury by calling them invasive).
Indeed, animal agribusiness can be understood as a traffic in introduced species.
Read on (article is just below the cover): Growing Green International No. 35 pages 1, 36.
And, wherever you live on Earth, please consider becoming a member of the Vegan Organic Network.