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1 Living Vegan: Extending Compassion to All By: Carrie Klaus

2 Living Vegan: Extending Compassion to All What’s the big deal about honey? What’s the big deal about honey? Hidden Animal Ingredients. Hidden Animal Ingredients. Choosing cruelty free personal care items. Choosing cruelty free personal care items. Animal skins: Keep them off of your body. Animal skins: Keep them off of your body.

3 What’s the big deal about honey? Why honey isn’t vegan

4 Why Honey Isn’t Vegan Veganism = "...a way of living that seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing and any other purpose.” - The Vegan Society - The Vegan Society

5 Why Honey Isn’t Vegan Honeybees are animals from the phylum arthropod. Honeybees are animals from the phylum arthropod. Arthropods have complex nervous systems and are capable of feeling and responding to pain. Arthropods have complex nervous systems and are capable of feeling and responding to pain. Honeybees have been found to be capable of making decisions and possessing the ability to change those decisions when conditions change. (Gould, J. & Gould, C Scientific American Library) Honeybees have been found to be capable of making decisions and possessing the ability to change those decisions when conditions change. (Gould, J. & Gould, C Scientific American Library)

6 Factory Farming of Bees Honeybees are enslaved and exploited. Honeybees are enslaved and exploited.

7 Factory Farming of Bees Honeybees are enslaved and exploited. Honeybees are enslaved and exploited. 1.Nearly 2.4 million hives are trucked all over the country exposing bees to physiological stress, disease, and pesticides. 2.Queens come from commercial suppliers and shipping can be difficult for them. 3.Hives are often split according to what the keeper chooses and not what the queen chooses.

8 Factory Farming of Bees As in all factory farming, profits are put before animal concerns. As in all factory farming, profits are put before animal concerns.

9 Factory Farming of Bees As in all factory farming, profits are put before animal concerns. As in all factory farming, profits are put before animal concerns. 1.Hives are killed off, using cyanide gas, before winter because it’s cheaper than housing, feeding and providing disease prevention. 2.Hives that aren’t killed off are left to starve to death.

10 Factory Farming of Bees Inherent cruelty when animals are viewed as commodities. Inherent cruelty when animals are viewed as commodities.

11 Factory Farming of Bees Inherent cruelty when animals are viewed as commodities. Inherent cruelty when animals are viewed as commodities. 1.Queens wings are clipped to prevent swarming. 2.In nature a queen bee can live more than 5 years. On a factory farm queens are killed in less than 2 years to keep honey production at a maximum. 3.Hives are smoked to prevent aggression and increase honey production.

12 Other Concerns With Mass Production of Honey Colony Collapse Disorder Colony Collapse Disorder

13 Other Concerns With Mass Production of Honey Colony Collapse Disorder Colony Collapse Disorder “disorder affecting honeybee colonies that is characterized by sudden colony death, with a lack of healthy adult bees inside the hive.” “disorder affecting honeybee colonies that is characterized by sudden colony death, with a lack of healthy adult bees inside the hive.”Britannica.com

14 Other Concerns with Mass Production of Honey Colony Collapse Disorder Colony Collapse Disorder 1.Began to see large numbers of honeybee populations decreasing in 2006 world-wide. 2.Some estimates report that between 50% and 70% of colonies have died. 3.This is a problem because a number of our crops are dependent on pollination by bees.

15 Other Concerns With Mass Production of Honey “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years left to live.” Albert Einstein

16 Other Concerns with Mass Production of Honey While Einstein’s quote may have been an exaggeration, the loss of pollinators will certainly lead to rising cost of fruits and vegetables that provide our antioxidants and vitamins. While Einstein’s quote may have been an exaggeration, the loss of pollinators will certainly lead to rising cost of fruits and vegetables that provide our antioxidants and vitamins.

17 Other Concerns with Mass Production of Honey Colony Collapse Disorder: Causes Colony Collapse Disorder: Causes 1.Overuse of pesticides. 2.Selective Breeding for Industrial use. 3.“Pesticides are one factor, working in conjunction with introduced parasites, viruses, bacteria, and fungi and quite possibly with deteriorating living conditions for bees (poor quality food, too many hours on trucks, etc.). Bees can handle one of these stressors, but not all of them.”

18 Other Concerns With Mass Production of Honey Despite the dire situation with the loss of colonies, commercial beekeepers still continue to kill off their hives before winter.

19 Other Bee Products Beeswax Beeswax Propolis Propolis Bee Pollen Bee Pollen Royal Jelly Royal Jelly

20 Hidden Ingredients: There’s WHAT in there???

21 Common Hidden Ingredients Casein Casein Gelatin Gelatin Keratin Keratin Lactic acid Lactic acid Lanolin Lanolin Whey Whey

22 Is It Vegan?

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27 Other Animal Derived Ingredients Albumen Albumen Bone Char Bone Char Carmine/Cochineal Carmine/Cochineal Isinglass Isinglass Lipase Lipase Rennet Rennet Stearic Acid Stearic Acid Tallow Tallow

28 Resources PETA’s list of animal ingredients and their alternatives: PETA’s list of animal ingredients and their alternatives: ingredients.htm ingredients.htm Animal Ingredients A to Z – available at Amazon.com Animal Ingredients A to Z – available at Amazon.com

29 Cruelty Free Personal Care Not Tested On Animals

30 The Draize Test Eye Irritancy Test

31 Draize Test Performed on rabbits immobilized in stocks. Performed on rabbits immobilized in stocks.

32 Draize Test Performed on rabbits immobilized in stocks. Performed on rabbits immobilized in stocks. No anesthetic administered. No anesthetic administered.

33 Draize Test Performed on rabbits immobilized in stocks. Performed on rabbits immobilized in stocks. No anesthetic administered. No anesthetic administered. Evaluated for up to 21 days. Evaluated for up to 21 days.

34 Draize Test Performed on rabbits immobilized in stocks. Performed on rabbits immobilized in stocks. No anesthetic administered. No anesthetic administered. Evaluated for up to 21 days. Evaluated for up to 21 days. Ultimately all animals are killed. Ultimately all animals are killed.

35 Draize Test Problems: Problems: 1.Rabbit eyes differ from human eyes.

36 Draize Test Problems: Problems: 1.Rabbit eyes differ from human eyes. 2.Subjective data.

37 Draize Test Alternatives: Alternatives: 1.Frozen tissue and cornea cultures 2.Human volunteers 3.Computer Assays

38 Acute Toxicity Test LD 50 (Lethal Dose 50) LD 50 (Lethal Dose 50)

39 Acute Toxicity Test LD 50 (Lethal Dose 50) LD 50 (Lethal Dose 50) LC 50 (Lethal Concentration 50) LC 50 (Lethal Concentration 50)

40 Acute Toxicity Test LD 50 (Lethal Dose 50) LD 50 (Lethal Dose 50) LC 50 (Lethal Concentration 50) LC 50 (Lethal Concentration 50) Fixed Dose Procedure Fixed Dose Procedure

41 Acute Toxicity Test Problems Problems 1.All animals have varying degree of sensitivity to chemicals. 2.Differences in metabolism and absorption.

42 There is HOPE In the late 1990’s the UK banned animal testing for cosmetics. In the late 1990’s the UK banned animal testing for cosmetics. A near total ban was planned for Europe in 2009 (facing opposition from L’Oreal). A near total ban was planned for Europe in 2009 (facing opposition from L’Oreal). In 2000 CA passed a law limiting animal use in product testing, making it illegal to use animals when non-animal alternatives are available. In 2000 CA passed a law limiting animal use in product testing, making it illegal to use animals when non-animal alternatives are available. In 2007 and 2008 NY and NJ passed similar law. In 2007 and 2008 NY and NJ passed similar law.

43 What YOU Can Do

44 Generally speaking, the more natural a product, the better the chance it’s cruelty free and vegan. Generally speaking, the more natural a product, the better the chance it’s cruelty free and vegan.

45 What YOU Can Do Generally speaking, the more natural a product, the better the chance it’s cruelty free and vegan. Generally speaking, the more natural a product, the better the chance it’s cruelty free and vegan. Look for the Leaping Bunny Logo. Look for the Leaping Bunny Logo.

46 What YOU Can Do

47 Generally speaking, the more natural a product, the better the chance it’s cruelty free and vegan. Generally speaking, the more natural a product, the better the chance it’s cruelty free and vegan. Look for the Leaping Bunny Logo. Look for the Leaping Bunny Logo. Look for the Certified Vegan Logo. Look for the Certified Vegan Logo.

48 What YOU Can Do

49 Generally speaking, the more natural a product, the better the chance it’s cruelty free and vegan. Generally speaking, the more natural a product, the better the chance it’s cruelty free and vegan. Look for the Leaping Bunny Logo. Look for the Leaping Bunny Logo. Look for the Certified Vegan Logo. Look for the Certified Vegan Logo. Understand distinctions. Understand distinctions.

50 What YOU Can Do Generally speaking, the more natural a product, the better the chance it’s cruelty free and vegan. Generally speaking, the more natural a product, the better the chance it’s cruelty free and vegan. Look for the Leaping Bunny Logo. Look for the Leaping Bunny Logo. Look for the Certified Vegan Logo. Look for the Certified Vegan Logo. Understand Distinctions. Understand Distinctions. When in doubt, check it out. When in doubt, check it out.

51 What YOU Can Do

52 My favorites: Arbonne Arbonne Tom’s of Maine Tom’s of Maine Seventh Generation Seventh Generation Giovanni Giovanni Jason’s Jason’s Nature’s Gate Nature’s Gate

53 Animal Skins: Not For Your Body

54 Fur Farms More than half the fur in America comes from China More than half the fur in America comes from China 85% of industry skins come from fur farms. 85% of industry skins come from fur farms. Industry focused on maximizing profits, not animal well being. Industry focused on maximizing profits, not animal well being. Fed meat by-products not fit for human consumption. Fed meat by-products not fit for human consumption. Not protected by humane slaughter laws; often a gruesome process to keep pelts intact. Not protected by humane slaughter laws; often a gruesome process to keep pelts intact.

55 Fur Trapping Millions of animals killed this way. Millions of animals killed this way. Types of Traps Types of Traps Other animals inadvertently killed. Other animals inadvertently killed.

56 Leather By-product of meat industry. By-product of meat industry. Majority from developing countries. Majority from developing countries. Environmental concerns. Environmental concerns.

57 Other Considerations Snake Skin Snake Skin Alligator Skin Alligator Skin Wool Wool Cashmere Cashmere Angora Angora Down Down

58 Alternatives Synthetic leather Synthetic leather Faux Fur Faux Fur Synthetic Animal Skins Synthetic Animal Skins Down Alternative Down Alternative PETA’s Cruelty Free Shopping Guide PETA’s Cruelty Free Shopping Guide

59 Lasting Change “Don’t do nothing because you can’t do everything. Do something. Do anything.” –Colleen Patrick- Goudreau “Don’t do nothing because you can’t do everything. Do something. Do anything.” –Colleen Patrick- Goudreau Don’t focus on being perfect. Don’t focus on being perfect.

60 Compassion for All “The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all a part of one another, and all involved in one another” Thomas Merton


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