Friendly and Pragmatic Vegans and Vegetarians Weekly Digest, 19th September 2016


This past week at Friendly and Pragmatic Vegans and Vegetarians, we promoted Think Kind’s Be Kind To Animals Week where all Australian primary and secondary schools and students are invited to carry out a project on the topic of sentience.

We’re stoked with our group’s description [Description: Welcome to our FRIENDLY group for non dogmatic vegans and vegetarians 🙂 Please join in if you are looking for a place where you can ask questions about veganism, speciesism, animal rights without being yelled at…

Please note that this group is not for “purists” (those who think that veganism is an all or nothing, black and white affair and who won’t tolerate differences.) We are not interested in hearing about whether a particular person is vegan or isn’t and would encourage some broad minded acceptance here.

We do not welcome pseudo-science.

Once in, please familiarise yourself with the pinned post with the group’s rules.

**We are a Shame-free zone**

Our mission is kindness:] as FPVV welcomes critical thinking and does not welcome a one-approach-fits-all, my-way-or-the-highway attitude. Social media being what it is, we get the occasional upset member who doesn’t seem to get that we’re not your usual “vegan group”. It’s all good – FPVV is well established and everyone is welcome to express their perspective.

All members are invited to read our pinned topic when they join. It contains our rules but also nifty links to our great permanent topics such as the unsolicited dish pics or the funny memes.

FPVV members also looked at how to best reply to a family member who shares pseudo-scientific articles against veganism and at the impact of animal agriculture on climate change.

We discussed a critic of a meme by Moby about being an activist 1st and before everything else and members were invited to look at Melanie Joy’s work. Also, what’s the best documentary we can recommend?

That’s all for now! Enjoy yourself, take care and see you in the group!

I am thinking of making this a monthly thing rather than a weekly thing. Thoughts?



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