Vorschau 2013 Veganismus @ NiceSwine.info

In unserer Reihe “VEGANE READER” werden die nächsten Beiträge sich fortlaufend befassen mit veganem Umweltschutz und Naturbewusstsein. Soweit haben wir drei Beiträge zu dem Thema verfasst, die in der Kategorie DISCUSSING VEGANISM IN GERMAN abrufbar sind. Schwerpunkte dabei waren soweit:

Der vegane ökologische Fussabdruck:

  1. omnivor versus vegan
  2. eine vegane Ökologie
  3. Lebensräume erhalten und schaffen

Daraufhin wollen wir insbesondere nochmal vertiefen:

  1. vegane Kinder / eine vegane Kindheit
  2. vegane Senioren / Alter und Vegansein

Zwei Themenbereiche, die uns sehr wichtig erscheinen und die, wie wir meinen, besonderer Aufmerksamkeit bedürfen.

Es scheint fast überflüssig, aber dennoch wollen wir noch einmal betonen, wie wichtig es ist sich als VeganerIn mit ökologischen Themen aus verschiedenerlei Hinsicht, insbesondere ethischer Hinsicht, zu befassen. Es gäbe keine Tiere, gäbe es keine Natur. Lebensraum heißt auch Raum für Freiheit.

Unsere Konsum-Demokratien (das müsste eigentlich ein Widerspruch in sich sein, ist es aber nicht) sind so weit, dass man sich ein bisschen Natur erkaufen muss, durch eine (zumeist umweltbelastende) Urlaubsreise oder den “Luxus” sich einen Garten oder ein “Stück” Land leisten zu können.

Die Dreh- und Angelpunkte (es gibt gewiß mehrere) in Sachen Veganismus und Tierrechte, sind die Definitionen und die Verständnisvarianten dessen, was “Natur” ist. Über das Bewusstsein für die Notwendigkeiten einer intakten und geschützten Natur können schließlich Fragen über Erdrechte geklärt werden. Und Tier- und Menschenrechte sind faktisch abhängig von der Unversehrtheit einer intakten Natur.

Wenn der Veganismus aufklären will über den Schutz tierlichen Lebens, wird man nicht vermeiden können, sich mit dem Thema “Natur” neu – und aus veganer Sicht – zu befassen.

Vegan Politics and Animal Politics

Vegan politics is animal politics

Veganism is a new enviro-social phenomenon taking place at the core of society. Today’s veganism is clearly predominantly defined by an ethical motivation. The wide spectrum of vegan ethics cover: the concern for nonhuman animals in the forefront, alongside the protection of the natural environment and the burden of inner human conflicts (pertaining to gender, ethnic diversity, human coexistence, the wider environmental consciousness). As little as the public wants to be aware of that, a multifocal approach plays a key role for an ethically motivated vegan to adapt her or his lifestyle.

Enlightenment efficiency

You can reach a wider audience to empower and educate with a notion of what can be called “vegan pedagogy” than you can with an ivory tower intra scholarly debate about the details of “what rights to preferably grant to which species given the circumstances under which that would be possible, if at all”.

Politics is applicability

The politics of animal rights and the vegan movement are to date inseparably connected. Vegan pedagogy entails an empowerment that lets the “recipient” know, that she or he can voice own constructive thoughts, and that she or he can and is actively participating in a democratic processes that encompasses the recognition and establishment of animal rights and animal politics (animal law) respectively.

Without an active encouragement of the individual person to participate in this democratic process and to use own creativity, we can’t expect for a consciousness of respecting other life forms to become a viable reality in a near future that’s already bound to inhabilitate people rather than to respect their democratic potentials other that voting.

Also we should seek to avoid “prescribing” knowledge that has been agreed upon exclusively by scholars, whose accepted canons eventually are taken over by authorities and the law, and then set as golden rules by which people in society will have to go.

Self-participation in critical thinking and questioning is the key word in “vegan pedagogy”, which in turn can become a key to create a perfect basis in terms of awareness for “animal politics”.

Animal Politics

Animal politics can be a political idea that encompasses nonhuman animals as how their lives and their paths-of-life become intelligible to the sensitized human being.

A theory for animal politics can only be drafted from experience. The closest experiences that people from the general populace have with the adversaries of society’s human-animal relationship – that make animal politics necessary – are ethically motivated vegans.

To separate the sociology of veganism from what will become the new intersection of animal rights politics, that overlays environmental rights and human right, would mean to dysfunction the most vital societal democratic impulse.

thoughts ( 23 – 05 – 2012 )



Power:
Brutal people think they rule – but they only rule themselves.

What exactly is speciesism:
That they are traumatizing pigs as a token species of animals, proves on the backside the “symbolical” impact and power animal culture has on homocentrism.

Alternative system:
See it that way, humans don’t rule.

Constructive relations:
Revolutions need to happen, even within families.

To be a new start:
If only one person switches sides, everything turns upside down > the nature of a homocentric balance!

The narrow masses:
Now matter how many people know you, the world of human societies is so small.

Change!
The flaw of money expresses itself with that what people do with money. “ … So much money and they can’t think of anything better to do with it?”