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REVOLUTION IN IRELAND
There is a fast growing vegan and animal
rights movement in Ireland.

Join the “We Are
Weaned” Movement.
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Veganism is regarded by many
animal advocates to be the moral
baseline of the animal rights
movement.

However, we know that only a few
people “go vegan” overnight. If you
are interested in the vegan
philosophy of justice-for-all, contact
us and we’ll do our best to answer
all your questions.

Go Vegan Ireland http://govegan.ie/ - is a very useful
resource for new vegans in Ireland.
Check out their “Vegan Kit” which
can be downloaded from the site.
They have material on “becoming
vegan,” “why vegan,” and “living
vegan,” as well as items on vegan
education

There are many active groups doing a
variety of different activities. 2015 saw the
very first Dublin VegFest which was a
great success – The 2016 event was even
bigger. The time of veganism is NOW.

VEGAN

The Vegan Information Project (VIP)

JUSTICE
FOR
ALL

runs a unique form of vegan education
outreach based on our weatherproof
gazebo stalls. We have literature, videos,
plant-based food samples, badges, and a
“tea station” café area (in the summer!)
where people sit and talk about all things
vegan.

We also produce podcasts, run education
courses, and have a YouTube video
channel.

VIP also does school talks through Animal
Education Outreach.

text 086 391 2018 for details

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VEGANISM

Many vegans are involved in
campaigns that reflect our justice-forall philosophy.

Donald Watson, the co-founder of The
British Vegan Society said that
veganism was the “greatest cause on
earth.”

NONHUMAN ANIMALS. Vegans do
not eat animal products. We do not
wear wool, leather, silk, or fur. We do
not use products that have been
tested on other animals. Many
vegans also avoid items such as
palm oil, sugar, and other cash
crops.

This is because veganism is a very
big idea about human relations with
other animals, each other, and the
planet on which we live.

Founded in 1944 as a social
movement, veganism is part of the
peace movement – which takes the
idea of peace beyond the barrier
between human animals and
nonhuman animals. Those who
started the vegan movement saw
veganism as a central part in the
moral evolution of humanity.

This means that we move away from
killing and refuse to let others suffer
for our wants. Vegans are here to
st
declare peace in the 21 century.

One of the main focuses of veganism
is to oppose the violence we inflict on
other animals when we use them.

This is an animal rights stance that
takes rights seriously. This means that
we see the other animals who can feel
pain and joy; who can suffer
physically and emotionally, as rights
bearers and we say that the human
use of other animals – on farms, in
slaughterhouses, in laboratories, for
example, are rights violations.

Veganism is not – and never has been
– just about opposing animal rights
violations: it is about justice-for-all. It is
about human rights, issues of food
security, and respect for the
environment as well as the way we
exploit other animals.

We at the Vegan Information Project
look at things in what’s called an
intersectional way – that means we
understand that oppressions are
intertwined or entangled. Both
oppression and liberation struggles
are entangled. Sociologist David
Nibert writes: “The social changes
that will lead to the liberation of
both humans and other animals will
and must be inseparable.”

We believe that violent oppression of
others is wrong – whether on the basis
of species, gender, “race,” sexual
orientation, social class, and so on.

We cannot solve any of these
problems in isolation.

HUMANS. Many humans suffer
because we exploit other animals.
Some of the most serious human
illnesses are associated with eating
animal produce. Those who work in
slaughterhouses are often poorly
paid for very dangerous work. Many
vegans are concerned about human
exploitation in food production, for
example, the child slavery in the
production of some chocolates. Many
are also concerned about human
slavery in the manufacture of clothes.

FOOD SECURITY. Eating animal
produce is very wasteful, of land,
crops and water. In a vegan world,
there would be no food shortages in
“developing countries” – everyone
would be fed.

ENVIRONMENT. Animal agriculture
has a major impact on the
environment and is the leading cause
of climate change. For example,
animal use creates 18% (some
estimates are 51%) of greenhouses
gases – more than all transportation.
Visit: http://www.cowspiracy.com/