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Wednesday, August 31st, 2005
9:43 am

Saturday, April 9th, 2005
10:19 am
fnb ventura meeting next Sunday, April 16th at 12oclock at The Underground Coffeeshop in Ventura

if you know anyone who might want to come, please let them know! and let me know if you need directions or a carpool, and if you are coming.


Sunday, April 3rd, 2005
7:38 pm

Im new to this community, and i decided to make some animal live journal icons.


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Current Mood: creative
Thursday, March 24th, 2005
3:07 pm
) Food Not Bombs Ventura still needs volunteers to help us with passing out flyers, carpooling, getting donations, picking up donations, cooking food, and serving food to the homeless of Ventura. There we will be promoting human rights, animal rights (the food is always vegetarian and vegan most of the time), and peace. email fnbventura@gmail.com if you're interested. Thanks!

2) As many of you know, Wet Seal uses bunnies for fur instead of faux fur. Although I have sent a letter and many people have as well, I thought it would be more effective to send them a box full of receipts from faux fur bought elsewhere. (I specifically went to Abercrombie & Fitch instead of buying from Wet Seal.) If you want to send yours on your own for whatever reason, here is the address:(Joel N. Waller, CEO
Wet Seal, Inc. 26972 Burbank Foothill Ranch, CA 92610) If you'd rather have me send yours together with mine and the others that I collect, email me at fnbventura@gmail.com. Also, if you can't find your receipt, or don't want to bother, you can take a picture of yourself wearing it or a picture of the tag that says where it is from/ that it is fake fur, and I'll send that with the receipts!

3) I had an idea for Easter activism, and thought I would share it with others so that more people could do it. I don't know if it's a completely original idea, but it doesn't matter. Here's what to do: If your city is holding an Easter Egg hunt, plant plastic eggs with cruelty free stickers or other animal-friendly materials that are appealing to children inside. When the children go to find their eggs, they will find yours, and hopefully think about animals in a new way. For example, if someone got something that said simply and nicely where eggs really come from, how many children would want to have REAL eggs for easter ever again? Another helpful thing to do would be to hold a booth outside with information in case children or people are confused or just want to know more. That way you can personally explain the truth about meat, eggs, and dairy. Plastic Easter Eggs are on sale at Michael's (a craft store chain in the US) 52 for 6 dollars, or you might be able to find cheap ones at a 99 cents store or grocery store. Also, PETA.org can provide stickers and coloring books and other information made specifically for children, as well as information for adults. If you don't have enough time to order them, try printing them out at home or at the library. You can buy sticker paper at craft stores, or simply print onto regular paper. Happy hunting! (And sabatoging :) )

4) I love 8th Continent's chocolate soymilk, but apparently none of their soymilks are vegan. Please, please email them and urge them to switch from D3 to D2 in order to stop animal cruelty. Even if you don't like it, or like some other soymilk more, there are a lot of people who aren't vegan but still drink it. By getting this company to remove the ONE non-vegan ingredient, the non-vegans will be supporting anti-cruelty with their money. If the company is going to make and sell its product regardless of whether the vegans buy it or not, why not make it vegan so it doesn't hurt animals? Think of all the animals/animal by products that will be saved in the process! Not only that, but it would help those of us who love it ;) 8thContinent@genmills.com

x-posted a lot, sorry for the inconvience to some of you
Monday, February 21st, 2005
11:11 pm

Food Not Bombs is an all-volunteer collection that strives to end hunger, support the humane treatment of animals and promote peace. The Ventura, California chapter will be serving food to the homeless weekly. The food served will primarily be vegetarian and sometimes vegan, depending on the donated food supplies. To be involved with Food Not Bombs you do not have to be either a vegetarian or vegan, everyone is welcome to help us feed the homeless.

Food Not Bombs has a universal website at www.FoodNotBombs.net; however, each Food Not Bombs chapter is autonomous and is not controlled by any governing body. Because we are independent, all decisions about what to serve, what to promote, and what to do are completely up to us.

We will be scheduling an introductory meeting in which everyone interested is invited to come and see how they can help. At this meeting, you will be able to give any suggestions you have about the organization; what to include, what not to include, etc. We want your suggestions and strongly encourage you to come to this meeting. In order to get this organization off the ground, we need your support.

We will also need volunteers to:
1) Advertise and/or distribute Food Not Bombs flyers to promote public awareness
2) Pick up donated food and supplies from grocery stores, health food stores, farmers markets, and anywhere else that has agreed to donate
3) Use any personal contacts to help us get supplies donated to us, such as utensils, bowls, napkins, as well as food
4) Help cook large quantities of food, probably in stews and soups 5) Help serve the food
6) Find new volunteers

If you are interested in attending the meeting, or know anyone who might be, please contact Courtney at fnbventura@gmail.com with your availability. Also, if you have any questions or want to learn more, feel free to email us or visit www.FoodNotBombs.net.

If you have said you were interested, or are interested please join: http://groups.myspace.com/FoodNotBombsVentura


Thursday, February 17th, 2005
8:05 pm
in washington?
i'm organizing a protest on 2/19 from 11a.m.-4p.m. outside the tacoma mall. we're protesting wet seal. they're selling RABBIT FUR COATS. who else will speak up for the bunnies? to find out more go to- http://www.peta2.com/ot/wetseal/index.asp please please make time for this. if you're interested in going leave me a message so i'll know how many people will be there!
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005
12:46 am

good links to check

*post these links and get 100 peta points each time. fill out a street team report with the link of where you placed the links. get cool stuff!*
Sunday, August 22nd, 2004
11:08 am
Xposted alot
Any of you vegans/vegetarians who eat at Taco Bell might as well throw in the towel, youre wasting everyones time.

You do realize that KFC is owned by the same people that own taco bell. That also includes Pepsi and Pizza hut.

So why should we abhor KFC for the inhumane shit they do and then patronize these other establishments.

Well, we shouldnt.
Friday, July 16th, 2004
1:28 am
Sunday, July 11th, 2004
5:12 pm
i was just wondering... since my girlfriend is a vegitarian, and i'm vegan, would it be ok if i kissed her after she ate something like... cheese? cuz stuff like that lingers in the mouth

Current Mood: inquisitive
Friday, July 9th, 2004
12:26 am
Were A Vegan Harcore Band

I posted this as a comment on someones thread earlier and got a pretty good response. So i thought id post it again so everyone could see it.

Our Site

Our MP3s Can Be Heard Here

The Lable That Put Out Our Record

Read the lyrics to 85 lives a year.
Wednesday, July 7th, 2004
7:11 pm
ok... im trying to be a vegan, ive been trying for 6 months, i think im doing pretty good,but i can use some help and thats why i want to join this community, i looked at the other vegan related communitees and i think this one is the best for me, so... can you guys help me or should i just leave you guys alone?
Thursday, June 3rd, 2004
2:05 pm

I'm gonna be in Hamburg, Germany for a little while next week, can anyone recomend some places where I can get some good vegan eats? (addresses or locations included, please)

Friday, May 21st, 2004
10:33 am
we need your help
me and two of my friends are doing a vegetarian/animal rights promotional tour where we will be traveling for two months straight tabling at various musical events nightly and at some larger festivals. We are attempting to attain as much literature as possible and are also looking for places to stay along the way. if you have any suggestions on whom we can contact for assistance, please let me know. you can email me here and know that ANY assistance would be very greatly appreciated. thank you.

so far we have contacted:
no compromise

tenative schedule:
FL (magic fest)
NY (stillborn fest)
PA (posi numbers fest)
NY (hellfest)
and tons of show inbetween
Monday, May 17th, 2004
7:50 pm

So on Friday I went to go see Tiger Army and The Business (Tiger Army ended up canceling ::sob::) But I got to catch on of the opening bands, 12 Step Rebels, which was AMAZING. I noticed a "go vegan" pin on the singer/guitarist and an Animal Liberation sticker on his guitar. I approached him later to talk to him, but he was in the middle of an interview =( anyway, just thought this was the place to share my story =)

hot vegan.... yummmm

Friday, April 30th, 2004
10:16 am
I found this article online.. enjoy.

It is X-posted as well.

Why Honey is NOT Vegan

One question that vegans often hear, and a question that a few who refer to themselves as "vegan" ask, is, "Why don't vegans eat honey?" Despite the misconception that honey is healthy, (due to the inherent
unhealthiness of other highly refined and processed sweeteners), there are many reasons for not consuming it. These reasons range from how the bees are treated during the production of honey, to health benefits from abstaining from honey consumption.

It is important to bear in mind that bees are animals. They have brains and central nervous systems with which they comprehend their surroundings. This alone puts honey in the same class as dairy products and eggs. That being, a by-product of a living, feeling animal. Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th edition, states that an animal is: "Any of a kingdom of living things having the capacity for spontaneous movement and rapid motor responses to stimulation." It also states that an insect is, "Any of numerous small invertebrate animals, (such as spiders, centipedes, bugs or bees), that are more or less obviously segmented." With all of that in mind, let's discuss veganism. A vegan is, "A strict vegetarian who consumes no animal food or dairy products;" also, "One who abstains from using animal products."

So ask yourself, why do vegans not drink milk? One of the many reasons is that it was intended to feed the mother's calf. So too is honey produced by a bee to feed its larve. So, I ask you what the difference is? Once one is aware of what honey is and that it has no place in the human diet, the very thought of consuming it becomes repulsive. Honey comes from the bee's "honey sac," (honey stomach), which is a distention of the esophagus. Basically, honey is nothing more that "bee vomit."

Like cows and chickens, bees are used as biomachines to make a product for human consumption. Like all forms of slavery in the modern world, they are seen only for their use-value, or how they serve to benefit their "owner." They can only gather a tiny amount of pollen in each trip, 75,000 miles of travel to gather enough pollen to produce just one pound of honey. They do all of this work to create food for their own consumption alone; not for that of human beings. If bees were human, this abusive treatment would be considered, by all, to be slavery.

Many believe that bees are not harmed in any way when they are used for making honey. This, could not be further from the truth. In the North, it is not profitable to keep bees throughout the winter, thus they are killed. One way that this is done is by dousing the hive with petroleum, then burning it. Other times they are simply left to starve to death, after the honey is taken. Hives are burned when there is a disease outbreak. In addition, some bees are killed because they eat honey but do not do enough work. This is usually done at the larval stage.

In order for bees to survive when the honey is taken away, a white sugar syrup is given to them. This substitute is not at all nutritionally adequate replacement for the bee's necessary diet. This malnutrition leaves them exposed to disease. Because of this, antibiotics like Tetracycline, Terramycin and Sodium Sulfathiosole are mixed in with the sugar substitute.

A bee may be an insect, but nonetheless it is a living, breathing creature. The act of taking away food produced for any species or their young, (regardless of whether or not they can possibly survive with less), is plain and simply greedy, lust for excess. Additionally, bees are quick to defend their hive if it is disturbed;
just one more indicator that they do not willingly "give" us their honey. In order for a human to eat honey, first it must be stolen.

Not eating honey is as simple as using the following alternatives, (there are also many others); brown rice syrup, (great for substituting in recipes, though less sweet than honey), barley malt, sorghum, (similar in taste to molasses), black strap molasses, fruits and fruit juices, dates and Sucanat, (granulated cane sugar). All of these substitutes are available in any decent health food store.

Abstaining from honey is simply another step in becoming vegan. It is not the first or second step that people generally take, because the injustice seems smaller and further away from us than those of
other animals. Eliminating honey is simply another step that makes the world a more just and peaceful place. Please consider this with an open mind.
Tuesday, April 13th, 2004
11:26 am
to the vegan punks-

what's a good vegan alternative to knox gelatin for spiking up hair besides glue?
Friday, April 9th, 2004
9:14 am
Friday, February 13th, 2004
12:16 pm
Welcome to our community!!!

Please feel free to share your thoughts on veganism.
Share recipes.

No meat eaters will be tolerated and will be banned immediately!
Wednesday, February 11th, 2004
1:50 pm
This isn't your ordinary vegan community!
We are on a mission!
We refuse to tolerate any meat eater.

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