The most important thing you can do to help animals is not to eat meat or, better yet, any animal products. It is essential for parents to be honest with their children and to tell them how burgers and salami are made. It is often the case that teenagers resent their parents for not telling them the truth about the origin of their food but have had to find out, unpleasantly, themselves.Read More
We usually hear animal rights activists speak on behalf of animals because animals cannot speak human languages, BUT … For the first time in history, animals themselves are fighting for their rights in a human court. In the story, The Turtle Who Fights For Animal Rights, animals come up with firm arguments and very respectable witnesses to support them such as Nikola Tesla, Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, Leo Tolstoy, Franz Kafka, and George Bernard Shaw (to name a few).Read More
Adults usually give children lessons on how to be kind and how to treat living creatures. It is expected of adults to be wiser and set an example for children by their own behavior. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Animal cruelty laws rule the adult world, so sometimes children are there to teach them true values instead. In the story ‘The Doctor Donkey’, the child teaches the adults how to treat animals kindly.Read More
We don’t need to make up fictional vegan superheroes when we have plenty of animals that show us how it is possible to be super healthy, extremely strong and amazingly fast just by eating plant-based food.
I’m afraid it won’t help much if we just give kids a lecture on nutrition. I think that young children can learn more from a monkey or an elephant in a story than from an adult telling them to ‘eat your veggies!’ ☺
Vegan children’s books are a good way to educate young children about veganism and make them aware of the unjust treatment of animals. In some books, those messages are delivered in violent terms and images which could shock kids and make them feel fearful.Read More
One creative way to promote the vegan belief that animals should be treated as friends, not as food, are picture books that encourage empathy and respect towards all living beings. One of them, written in a witty way, is An Unordinary Lion about a scary predator who decides to get out of the cruel food chain that he was part of.Read More
There is a wise Chinese proverb that clearly demonstrates how a competitive spirit is destructive: When an archer hits a target, not expecting a reward, he uses the fullness of his ability; When he hits to win the gold medal, he becomes nervous, blind, sees the two goals, and is all alone. His shooting skills did not change; His expectations divided him. This is very important to him. He is thinking more about winning than about shooting. The strong need to win draws the energy that was needed to shoot.Read More
About 2 o’clock after midnight, the stewardess on the airplane woke me up. Is the airplane on fire? Has the engine stopped working? Are we being kidnapped? What is it? With a warm smile, she said, ”Excuse me, Madam, here is your breakfast!” Half dreaming, I was looking at my vegan breakfast in front of me: fruits, burgers, beans in chili sauce, a pastry, and margarine. Okay. I really like beans in chili sauce, but not at 2 o’clock in the morning! I’d rather sleep at that time.Read More
Could frequent traveling have possible negative effects on our kids? Family travel bloggers share their perspectives on the matter. If you are also one of those parents who is often traveling with your kids, I would like you to join this discussion about the downsides of family traveling.Read More
The Amish are known for their simple living, not watching TV or using the internet, wearing plainclothes, riding in horse carriages and being very religious. It looks like they live a more primitive lifestyle than their surrounding cultures. It also looks like they got stuck in the past, but it seems they still live very happily.Read More
Mom the Muse
The Muses were the Greek goddesses of inspiration in literature, science and the arts. They exist even nowadays and people call them Moms. You can meet the modern kind of muses in the story Mom the Muse.