April 7, 2017

Heartwarming Short Videos of 'Humans and Animals'

As seen in the following short videos, animals have feelings. They are beings capable of deep emotion. They seek comforting and attention, as we do - and we often find this in our inter-species bonds. All animals, including humans, care for their young. Animals love and want to be free from harm. Some of these are tear-jerkers! Some are just plain adorable. Some of them are brilliant rescues caught on film. Enjoy, and hopefully see that we should live respectfully towards other species. The least we can do is live without intentionally exploiting and harming animals. Living nonviolently necessitates living the vegan way of life. (If you want to see the videos on a larger screen, after opening them, you can click the "YouTube" icon, lower right corner.)

Beautiful man loving a calf

A truly amazing rescue!!!!!

Feeding Daisy (rat friend) is so cute!

Surprise guest found in closet. 

A reunion with a lion friend, now in the wild.

Short film of Albert the turkey hugging his dad. 

A boy sleeping with his duck friend.

A welcome home greeting from goose friend.

Cow lays on the dog bed. 

Wonderful footage of cow hugging. 

Runner stumbles upon animal needing rescuing.

Chicken hugging boy friend.

Inter-species bonding at an animal sanctuary.

Girl and her chicken friend.

African man brings water to thirsty animals.

Human - Gorilla Reunion

Respecting animals at vegan animal sanctuary.

Rescuers pull baby elephant from mud pond.

Helping pull ducklings from sewer.

Humpback whale rescued from fishing net.

A duck and young girl closely bonded.

A Monarch butterfly and Koala bear

Guy doing push-ups while kissing a rabbit.

January 1, 2017

2017 Message to the World

I do not understand the human race. When I was a young girl and learned that people ate animals, I was in shock...."people eat animals? I don't get it. What?" said me, at age 12.  I never grew out of that way of seeing. You not only eat them, but you use them to experiment on, to entertain you, to ride on and hurt their spines, to skin them so YOU can wear THEIR skins, to poison, to purposely breed for your profit, to sexually violate (artificial insemination), to routinely kidnap their babies at birth and then torture and kill those newborn babies, to labor for you like a slave, to oppress, to objectify them so you can commodify them, to humiliate, imprison, cage, own... - or - pay others to do this all on your behalf.

I say YOU because I opted out of supporting this behavior towards other feeling beings.

You support all this, BUT you don't have to!

And for this reason, I do not understand the human race. Does your conscience not demand of you what mine does? How can anybody think it's fine to be violent to other animals? And yet there's a whole world of YOU out there who totally accepted "the programming" and societal indoctrination, and religious holy scriptures that are outdated, because now we can live vegan. Surely any righteous God would want people to live harmoniously with other humans and other species; not violently and disrespectfully. Surely anyone; any divine almighty being or any human being would choose not to assault and harm someone when there is no necessity to do so...this seems so obvious. Going vegan is such an obvious right. So why are vegans still the minority? Long term vegans have scientifically proven we humans can live vegan. Vegan super athletes have proven we can even find superior fitness as a vegan.
Hopefully in 2017, nonvegans will stop with the unjust deragatory words and thoughts towards vegans, and instead become one themselves and be a part of the uprising, get on the right side of history-in-the-making. Join hands and hearts with other vegans worldwide as we expand and forge ahead towards that tipping point when veganism becomes the accepted norm within society. Because honestly, it is - it's just normal not to want to be violent to others; all others.
To be vegan just means you live by the belief we humans should not hurt and harm animals. Shouldn't that be everyone? Get with the times. Let go of the old and really get NEW this year; 2017. Vow to be vegan, forever.

October 25, 2016

50 FAVORITE PHOTOS (a stroll down this vegan's memory lane)

Friend and Flowers. My young vegan friend; Soul (at age 3). 
Angel with Poof the Magic Rabbit (one of many rescued rabbit friends); both emanating gentleness.
My hand-lettered plaque for the "Kisses Memorial Garden". 
Mountaintop meadows where we lived for over 2 decades (in summer/autumn) at 8,000 ft. high.
A most gentle woman; Summer, and the most gentle dog; Valiant; he's so sweet. 
My tribute to Kisses; a very alive vegan-organic garden.
Playing "stickie" with Kisses was the ultimate in FUN...even baby Soul thought so! 
A row of uplifting sunflowers greet those who enter The Kisses Garden.
Beautiful (vegan for 14 of her 15 years) watching a sunset in Hawaii.
A deer friend (Braveheart); with a dear friend. This is a wild animal; not so wild right?
At one time, our daily ritual was to climb a mountain to commune with the sun at 8,000 elevation. 
Kisses and I had a strong love relationship. She lived with no leash/collar; beside me (and vegan).
Young people feel that I respect them; see how (vegan) Adonis's face reflects a shared reality.
Soul (age 6) jumping into the 'Seren-dip-in-me' natural pool. Discovering it was pure serendipity. 
Light and Sun; founders of Gentle World; two of the longest-living vegans on Earth. 
Cozy, Butterflies, and Mighty ....so happy together. 
The bookends defining cute. They were dropped off together at Gentle World. Lucky us!
Butterflies in The Kisses Garden with Eden and Soul (vegan kids) eating peas! 
The Monarchs and bees just adore the vividly bright Zinnia's ... okay I admit it, so do I! 
My little Mighty man friend. I've known him since he was a puppy. He's the cutest; hands down!
A ground squirrel eats cantaloupe seeds like a Disney character, on our mountaintop sanctuary.
Thousands showed up for the S. Fl. VeganFest I organized (2016); welcomed by my hand-lettered signs.
Carrot-Cashew Pate - the most popular item at our Maui restaurant: The Vegan; and served at my events. 
One year I happen to witness, several times, butterflies mating. 
I am hand-feeding a (free-living) ground squirrel when we lived alongside forest animals.
I plant flowers that bees love. I let them be.... in ecstasy, pollinating, living, and not stinging. 
Valiant; Gentle World Hawaii's rescued friend. So gentle. His clipped ears speak of his prior abuse.
I once lived with Aspen groves and purple lupine fields in a U.S. national forest - and a bunch of vegans.
My close vegan friend Soul (age 6) enjoying his daily play time in the natural pool at my spot.
Butterflies Katz "author photo" for a poetry and photo book I once published. Big Island, HI.
I love connecting barefoot with the earth walking on the paths through my veganic garden.
Golden lights up - as we should - when we are blessed with the presence of a forest deer. 
Sunflowers and corn and blue-skies-above invite you into the Kisses Garden. 
Having a garden without a fence in New Zealand's forest reserve land is a real accomplishment.
A face not only a mother could love...my sweet friend Soul eating peas in my garden. 
The light making beauty even more beautiful. 
Butterflies speaking at the Coral Springs library; event entitled "It's Easy to be Vegan".
A caterpillar reminds me of the essence of my chosen name (Butterflies): transformation. 
My favorite flower; Cosmos in the sun's spotlight. 
I once had a relationship with an injured Monarch butterfly who depended on me for her life.
Speaking up for the animals as usual, at an event entitled 'Veganism; A Truth whose Time has Come'. 

Baba (lived to age 17) with Golden. Another vegan-eating dog and rescued friend.

Summer and Beautiful; A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words.

A Monarch butterfly takes her first flight from my hand. 

Peaceful Vegan-Since-Birth Soul at age 3.

A special gentle friend: Magic - hugging a Sequoia tree. 

Butterflies hand feeding a deer; whom we protected from hunters.

A fawn showed up at my camp-sight in the mornings - and the mother trusted me!

Paw and hand intertwine; paw of Baba and hand of mine. 

Butterflies; age 59, 38 years vegan and holding the book she published.

A Monarch starting to emerge from the chrysalis in my 'Gardens of Tranquility'.