This weekend, many of us will be celebrating Earth Day. I take this time to honor the interconnectedness of all life, and to express gratitude that I live in a time and place of great abundance. Here in America, and especially in the San Francisco Bay Area, I have access to a great variety of nourishing plant foods, and never want for lack of variety or satisfaction in my vegan diet.
My vegan diet is my expression of ahimsa - nonviolence - my most important value and, literally, my middle name. For anyone interested in an ethical perspective on veganism which resonates with me strongly, I recommend reading the materials on Prof. Gary L. Francione’s web site, http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/, and his most recent book. http://www.eatlikeyoucarebook.com/.