A Change of Heart

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In honor of all my friends who dare speak out against the daily injustice & cruelty that is done towards the animals!

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out– 
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out– 
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.

~Martin Niemöller

Hungarian Jews arriving at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp.

“Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.” ~Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

Today I watched Philip Wollen’s speech for TEDxMelburne. It’s a thought provoking speech! The first five minutes were hard to watch, but I did! After that there are no more pictures – 0nly him speaking! Philip Wollen says, “First we change in our hearts and then the world changes.” He also says, “True leaders must speak out.” I believe this is especially urgent NOW! If you are a mother or a father reading this, think of what kind of a world you want to leave your children. You’re not a helpless victim here!

In fact, we are more powerful than we believe or we are told! One of the most powerful tools you come into contact with on a daily basis…is your FORK! You can vote with it! You can, of course, eat with it! What goes on the end of it…MATTERS! Not just for your own health, but for the health & the future of this planet! I’m not ready to lie down and give up. Every day I look into the eyes of hundreds of small children. They are hopeful and I care about each of them as if they had been my own, so I don’t want to hear any excuses about why you can’t do it or won’t! This planet is a bloody mess and WE can change that! SO be a true leader and speak OUT! Philip Wollen asks, “And if not you, who? And if not now, when? Please watch him speak! 

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About urbanveganchic

I'm an urban chic woman, who is passionate about educating others about the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based vegan diet, cancer prevention & survival, as well as art & life. I love adventures and travel. As an artist and a teacher, I care deeply about healthy living, being a conscious steward of our planet, and being kind & respectful towards animals. Learning about a vegan plant-based diet has been like discovering a new country and falling in love with it, so if I sound like I'm enamored you now know why! As a world traveler, I truly wish I had discovered this beautiful new country twenty years ago! Better late than never, as they say, cause there's no going back now! Born and raised in Scandinavia. Proud owner of a tripod cat & a foxy little pup. Speak four languages...some better than others. Working on the fifth one. We are all either part of the problem or the solution! Health & Happiness to you! ~UrbanVeganChic

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