Welcome to my blog, The Potassium Princess! First. Post. Don’t worry, I’m just as new to this as you are… Here you can get your daily dose of vegan recipes, fitness, beauty tips…personal posts, you’ll never get bored! 😉 It all started on Instagram and now I’m bringin’ it to WordPress. My ambition with this blog is to motivate and inspire others, to receive insight and provide it. To share my personal journey as a Vegan throughout this fast-paced world. So, today I am going to start with a quote:
“Isn’t man an amazing animal? He kills wildlife – birds, kangaroos, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice, foxes and dingoes – by the million in order to protect his domestic animals and their feed. Then he kills domestic animals by the billion and eats them. This in turn kills man by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative – and fatal- health conditions like heart disease, kidney disease, and cancer. So then man tortures and kills millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases. Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals. Meanwhile, some people are dying of sad laughter at the absurdity of man, who kills so easily and so violently, and once a year, sends out cards praying for “Peace on Earth.” – from Old MacDonald’s Factory Farm by C. David Coats
For me, I had always been a vegetarian, for the sole purpose that I
hated despised the taste of meat. In my freshman year (Grade 8) I had this Socials teacher, and from there on, it was like BAM autofocus. Me being in this “elite” private school with very small class numbers (we’re talking like 7 people) it allowed for some very intellectual, in-depth conversations. My teacher was blunt yet the most compassionate woman. By the end of the year my whole perspective of the universe shifted. I began to look at the world realistically and really see it true colours. Now almost 3 years later, instead of just eating no, dairy, meat, eggs etc. I am beginning to make even more changes. You see its not all about the food (but hey who doesn’t like food) when you become vegan, you need to practice what you preach. Nothing is really happening when you eliminate those things out of your diet. It’s a big world and Vegans make up a sly 0.5% of all humans. As a Vegan I believe it is my duty to act out, be verbal, be physical. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi One my favourite quotes. It’s quite a simple concept too. When you think its just enough, add a little bit more. Whether its making a petition, joining a local activist group, adopting a stray cat that was going to be put down, you don’t have to go above and beyond. Its the small things that have the potential to make a big difference. Its not only rewarding to the universe and the animals affected but to your pride, dignity and self-worth as a human being.
“Go Vegan or go home” is what I like to say 😉
My question to you is: What is one thing that you have done to act out for the rights of animals? Or what is one thing you are planning to do?
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Have a fruitful day!