Peace can never be proclaimed on planet earth as long as we continue to oppress, violate, enslave, exploit, abuse, and slaughter non-human animals by the millions every single day across the globe. Only veganism is total peace and justice for all.
(The Peaceful Planet)
It’s our belief that only a vegan lifestyle of non-violence and compassion can give every human and non-human animal the chance to live a joyful life free from fear of oppression, prejudice, exploitation, abuse and slaughter.
There’s been a quantum leap technologically in our age, but unless there’s another quantum leap in human relations, unless we learn to live in a new way towards one another, there will be a catastrophe. (Albert Einstein)
The world is fraught with many other problematical streams which threatens the health and mental welfare of every sentient creature.
These include discrimination, exploitation, oppression, speciesism, poverty, hunger, greed, poor food choices, a corrupt economic ideology and depleted ecosystems.
Accordingly, our mission is to accept the problems we face and make THE PEACEFUL PLANET a confluence of all of these streams.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. (Margaret Mead)
Planet Earth and its ecosystems, its inhabitants and the multitude of civilisations created on it are dynamic and interlinked.
Any change needs to be equally dynamic and interlinked. Our belief is that on balance humans have a negative impact on the planet.
Unless we make radical changes to our attitudes to the planet and how we inhabit it, the least we can expect is for human civilisations to disappear. The most we can expect is to destroy the earth itself.
Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope and, crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. (Robert F. Kennedy)
Despite the many intersectional challenges facing us, we refuse to take a negative approach and fundamentally believe change CAN happen.
We face a rocky and difficult road ahead of us and we may never achieve our goal, but despite this, we argue that the challenge is most definitely worth meeting.
“BETTER TO LIGHT A SINGLE CANDLE THAN TO CURSE THE DARKNESS”
If enough people change THEIR world, we change THE world. (Sir Ken Robinson)
Throughout time, billions of innocent and peaceful human and non-human animals have been slain at the hands of despicably cruel humans.
Their slaughter caused or ‘justified’ by wars & conflicts, social & domestic violence, religion, greed and lust for money & land possession, poverty, hunger, sexual deviancy, exploitation, oppression, discrimination and speciesism.
Each one of those unfortunate and innocent slain victims – every man, woman, child and animal – just wanted to live a full and free life. In short, lest we forget not one of these poor creatures or allow their deaths to be pointless.
When I say I shall die, as I have lived, rationalist, socialist, pacifist, and humanitarian, I must make my meaning clear. I wholly disbelieve in the present established religion; but I have a very firm religious faith of my own – a ‘Creed of Kinship’ I call it – a belief that in years yet to come there will be a recognition of brotherhood between man and man, nation and nation, human and subhuman, which will transform a state of semi-savagery, as we have it, into one of civilisation, when there will be no such barbarity of warfare, or the robbery of the poor by the rich, or the ill-usage of the lower animals by mankind.
(Henry Salt, 1939)