Go Vegan Please = Love The Animals + Respect Your Body + Stop The Cruelty + Save Fading Earth


“I pump up my vegan brain with 750mg of algae derived omega-3 EPA and DHA every day. I also carry a little bottle of ground flax seeds and nutritional yeast to power up the omega-3-fatty-acid ALA, B vitamins and protein in any meal that I think might need it. Rocking the fruit, veggies, beans, nuts and tofu smoothies of course. Four and a half decades of vegan and still loving it.” ~ Stele

+ Omega 3 fatty acids / Nutrition Facts .org
+ Omega 3s / Vegan Health .org
+ Omega 3s On A Vegan Diet And The Truth About Fish Oil / Erin Janus (Note: Some of the plant sources of DHA that Erin Janus mentions may have very little or no DHA.)
+ DHA EPA Omega 3s – Algae derived / Nordic Naturals is my fave brand for price and dose
+ DHA Omega 3: Vegan Needs + Joe Rogan’s Interview with Paleo Doctor
What is the Omega-3 Index? / via Omega Quant
What Are the Real Differences Between EPA and DHA? | Psychology Today

“Some people think the plant-based, whole-foods diet is extreme. Half a million people a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme.” ~ Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

“You have to make a conscious decision to change for your own well-being, that of your family and your country.” ~ Bill Clinton

“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, we’d all be vegetarian.” ~ Paul McCartney . [The Friendly Fig .org]

“Veganism is not just a way of eating, it’s a LIFEstyle, for LIFE.” ~ Freelee the Banana Girl

“I can’t think of anything better in the world to be but a vegan.” Alicia Silverstone [The Kind Life .com]

“Luckily we know that you can get your protein source from many different ways, you can get it through vegetables if you are a vegetarian. I have seen many body builders that are vegetarian and they get strong and healthy.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Try Vegan Please” ~ Dakota *

14 Reasons to Go Vegan Now

1. Save 200 Animals Per Year from Cruelty and Sorrow
2. Slim Down, Get Energized and Feel Happier
3. Campylobacter in Meat Causes Chronic Inflammation
4. Pigs, Cows, Chickens and Fish Hate Being in Prison
5. Look Sexy and Feel Sexy [Animal Fat Clogs Arteries]
6. Meat Worsens Pollution, Climate Crisis and Kills Earth
7. Plant-based Food Tastes Great and is Easy to Make
8. Less Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Hypertension
9. Vegan Burgers, V-Chicken and V-Cheese are Yummy
10. Meat is Gross and Often Contaminated with Feces
11. ~13 Lbs of Grain is Used to Make 1 Lb of Animal Flesh
12. A Lot of Cool Kids Do It [Search Famous Vegans]
13. Vegan is Smart. Vegan is Kind. Vegan is Fun.
14. Read more at XOEarth.org/Go-Vegan-Please

Peeps who have said they are vegan

Katy Perry, JLo Jennifer Lopez, Sia, Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Deschanel, Jessica Chastain, Brad Pitt, Madonna, Roger Hallam, Natalie Portman, Alicia Silverstone, Paul Watson [Sea Shepherd captain and Whale Wars captain], Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Kat Von D, Ellie Goulding, Woody Harrelson, Thom Yorke, Petra Nemcova, Oliva Wilde, Will.I.AM [V(egan).gang], Jessica Michelle Chastain, Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lopez, Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck, Jay-Z Beyoncé [maybe], Toby Maguire, Olivia Wilde, Emily Deschanel, Moby, Bryan Adams, Thom Yorke [Radiohead], Petra Nemcova, Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Alanis Morissette, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Demi Moore, Michelle Pfeiffer, Casy Affleck, Natalie Portman, Stevie Wonder, Kim Kardashian, Lizzo, Madelaine Petsch, Thandie Newton, Zac 10 cast members of the avengers’ are vegan or vegetarian, Ellen Pompeo, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia De Rossi, Jenna Dewan, Leona Lewis,.

Try Vegan Please song

Try Vegan Please
calls out a future love to me
try vegan please
for our particles share a destiny

so I power my bod with veggies, B12 and flax seeds today
so with a future love I may celebrate
with a thousand muscles that pulse and flex
and a thousand words that honor our fate

so I power my bod with fruits and agae based DHA EPA
so with a future love I may celebrate
with 10 trillion cells that dance and sing
and countless turns that make our fate

Try Vegan Please
calls out a future love to me
try vegan please
the Earth shares our destiny

so I power my bod with tempeh, nuts, and nutritional yeast today
so with a future love I may celebrate
with a thousand muscles that pulse and flex
and a thousand words that honor our fate

so in the now, I say to my love
I heard your and Earth’s future words
that we again may meet and love
I must repeat what I heard

Try Vegan Please
calls out your future love to me
try vegan please
may our particles share a destiny ~ Stele / Dakota

More vegan quotes

“It is not your right—based on YOUR traditions, YOUR customs and YOUR habits—to deny animals THEIR freedom so you can harm them, enslave them and kill them. That’s not what rights are about. That’s injustice.” ~ Gary Yourofsky

“I decided to pick the diet that I thought would maximize my chances of long-term survival.” ~ Al Gore [Gris t.org ]

“If you don’t like seeing pictures of violence towards animals being posted, you need to help stop the violence, not the pictures.” ~ Johnny Depp

“I just could not stand the idea of eating meat – I really do think that it has made me calmer…. People’s general awareness is getting much better, even down to buying a pint of milk: the fact that the calves are actually killed so that the milk doesn’t go to them but to us cannot really be right, and if you have seen a cow in a state of extreme distress because it cannot understand why its calf isn’t by, it can make you think a lot” ~ Kate Bush [wikipedia.org…]

“Becoming vegan is the most important and direct change we can immediately make to save the planet and its species.” ~ Chris Hedges [TruthDig.com]

“When people ask me why I don’t eat meat or any other animal products, I say, ‘Because they are unhealthy and they are the product of a violent and inhumane industry.” ~ Cassey Afleck

“I became a vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry and unhappy like we do. I feel very deeply about vegetarianism and the animal kingdom. It was my dog Boycott who led me to question the right of humans to eat other sentient beings.” ~ Cesar Chavez

“I continue to be amazed by our bodies’ ability for self-repair. … Our bodies want to be healthy, if we would just let them. That’s what these new research articles are showing: Even after years of beating yourself up with a horrible diet, your body can reverse the damage, open back up the arteries—even reverse the progression of some cancers. Amazing! So it’s never too late to start exercising, never too late to stop smoking and never too late to start eating healthier.” ~ Dr Michael Greger

“I personally chose to go vegan because I educated myself on factory farming and cruelty to animals, and I suddenly realized that what was on my plate were living things, with feelings. And I just couldn’t disconnect myself from it any longer.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres

“It is more important to prevent animal suffering, rather than sit to contemplate the evils of the universe praying in the company of priests.” ~ Buddha

“We cannot have peace among men whose hearts find delight in killing any living creature.” ~ Rachel Carson

“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.” ~ Leonardo Da Vinci

“There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.” ~ Charles Darwin

“If people are good only because they fear punishment, then we are a sorry lot indeed” ~ Albert Einstein

“I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.” ~ Mohandas Gandhi

“For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.” ~ Pythagoras

“A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

“A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.” ~ Leo Tolstoy

“I wouldn’t touch a hot dog unless you put a condom on it! You realize that the job of a hot dog is to use parts of the animal that the Chinese can’t figure out how to make into a belt? ~ Bill Maher

“Every time we go by KFC, my kids ask me to honk and they yell ‘Boo’ out the window.” ~ Pamela Anderson

“Suffering is suffering. It is always ugly. It is always unwelcome. It always needs to be stopped. There are no exceptions. A person with the capacity but not the inclination to cease suffering is morally incomplete.” ~ Mirko Bagaric

“The question is not, ‘Can they reason?’ nor, ‘Can they talk?’ but rather, ‘Can they suffer?” ~ Jeremy Bentham

“My perspective of veganism was most affected by learning that the veal calf is a by-product of dairying, and that in essence there is a slice of veal in every glass of what I had thought was an innocuous white liquid – milk.” ~ Rynn Berry

“We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate for having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein do we err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings: they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.” ~ Henry Beston

“If a rabbit defined intelligence the way man does, then the most intelligent animal would be a rabbit, followed by the animal most willing to obey the commands of a rabbit.” ~ Robert Brault

“Whenever people say ‘We mustn’t be sentimental’ you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add ‘We must be realistic’ they mean they are going to make money out of it.” ~ Brigid Brophy

“Take away Love and our earth is a tomb” ~ Robert Browning

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” ~ Martin Buber

“One should not kill a living being, nor cause it to be killed, nor should one incite another to kill. Do not injure any being, either strong or weak, in the world.” ~ Buddha

“One farmer says to me, ‘You cannot live on vegetable food solely, for it furnishes nothing to make the bones with;’ and so he religiously devotes a part of his day to supplying himself with the raw material of bones; walking all the while he talks behind his oxen, which, with vegetable-made bones, jerk him and his lumbering plow along in spite of every obstacle.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

“I choose not to make a graveyard of my body for the rotting corpses of dead animals.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

“Violence begins with the fork.” ~ Mohandas Gandhi

Vegan notes

Chow down on beans if you like em! They have loads of important nutrients and protein.

Check out our Smarty Beans post with some bean eating tips. Beans have been proven to be smart for numerous nutritional and preventative reasons, not just their protein. Smarty Beans talks about killing the fart factor in beans by adding baking soda to the beans while cooking, after cooking or when soaking the beans once (or twice).

Some studies have indicated that protein deficiency is probably rare or even non-existent. Check out these studies as cited by Dr. Greger MD , nutritionist and vegan. However, those who want to feel mega confident that they are getting enough protein in their diet once they go vegan [or vegan-ish], eating beans is extra protein insurance.

Read the Increased Lifespan From Beans by Dr. Greger for more good bean news. NutritionFacts.org/video/Increased-Lifespan-From-Beans/ It cites research that indicates, “The intake of legumes—beans, chickpeas, split peas, and lentils—may be the single most important dietary predictor of a long lifespan…”

Find more awesome nutritionfacts.org’s vids and articles here. More about beans is at NutritionFacts.org/?fwp_search=beans .

Additional resources and/or dissenting resources

+ OMEGA-3 AND TRANS FATTY ACID INTERACTIONS https://www.dhaomega3.org/Overview/Omega-3-and-Trans-Fatty-Acid-Interactions
+ (Flaxseed) Storage and Baking Stability https://www.goldenvalleyflax.com/flax-facts/health-research-articles/flaxseed-storage-baking-stability/
+ #FlaxFAQ: Can I use flaxseed for baking https://healthyflax.org/news/can-i-use-flaxseed-for-baking
+ alpha-Linolenic acid via Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha-Linolenic_acid https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha-Linolenic_acid
+ Monounsaturated Fats via American Heart Assoc https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/fats/monounsaturated-fats#.W4RT0yRKjb0
+ Purslane Weed (Portulaca oleracea): A Prospective Plant Source of Nutrition, Omega-3 Fatty Acid, and Antioxidant Attributes https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3934766/
+ Omega-6 and omega-3 oxylipins are implicated in soybean oil-induced obesity in mice. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-12624-9

Try Vegan Please

The *Try Vegan Please* line comes from my inspiring friend Dakota who has biked for thousands of miles with big vegan signs on his bike. It is amazing to see one of my heroes and his three 2.5 foot square *Try Vegan Please* signs hanging on his bike as he is biking along! He is at instagram.com / Vegan.Hemp.Bicycle

For all the life that loves to live, Stele ~ XOEarth Man

Make Vegan Music and Art

Artists:: A vid, art or dance for these quotes and our vegan songs would be nice.
Musicians:: Tweak and record your version and we will promote it here.
Fans:: Share and sponsor this page and a song for it.

Note: Some of the plant sources of DHA that Erin Janus mentions may not be consistently potent.


3 responses to “Go Vegan Please = Love The Animals + Respect Your Body + Stop The Cruelty + Save Fading Earth”

  1. Stele Avatar

    Please challenge 14 people every day to go vegan.
    Honor those who promise to go vegan with a story, dance, song, award or art.
    Stop Animal Misery :: Save Burning Earth :: Pumpup Body Mind
    Super plant-based tricks and science at XOEarth.org/Go-Vegan-Please
    #HowMany #MonthsToSaveEarth https://youtu.be/KsNtg7q_Q4c

  2. Stele Avatar

    To reduce cellular inflammation, you need more EPA than DHA. It is rapidly becoming acknowledged that omega-3 fatty acids are good for the brain. However, there are two eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). … The ultimate goal of using omega-3 fatty acids is the reduction of cellular inflammation. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-the-zone/201204/what-are-the-real-differences-between-epa-and-dha

  3. SteleEly Avatar

    Via: Ask Pablo: What Is The Carbon Footprint Of Tofu?
    Tiffany Plate, a writer from Boulder, Colorado found that farm inputs result in 0.005 and 0.011 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per pound of organic and non-organic tofu respectively. Tiffany went on to discover that transportation from the field to the soybean processing facility resulting in a further 0.015 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions energy and fuel use at the processing came to 0.002 pounds.
    What Is The Impact Of Making Tofu?
    By far the greatest source of emissions in the supply chain of tofu comes from the tofu factory itself. Tiffany estimates that fuel and electricity use at the tofu factory results in 0.55 pounds and that transportation to her local store adds another 0.012 pounds of greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere. The total greenhouse gas emissions from making and distributing a pound of tofu is between 0.81 and 0.86 pounds, depending on a variety of factors such as the use of irrigation water, the distance of transportation and organic/non-organic. Compare this to the conclusion of a Scientific American article that claims that the average pound of factory-farmed beef creates almost 15 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions!

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