Thursday, July 02, 2009

Permaculture Ethics



Permaculture is unique amongst the sciences because above all it is an ethical system. Permaculture ethics are:
Care of the Earth (including all life),
Care of People
& Fair Shares for All.

In this short excerpt from the award winning documentary film about the suffering of animals for food, fashion, pets, entertainment and medical research, the truth about our connection with our fellow earthlings is revealed in graphic detail.

For more information about the full length movie please visit:
http://www.earthlings.com/

For more Information about Permaculture please visit:
http://www.permacultureplanet.com

3 comments:

K. Paris said...

Thank you so much for posting this. It has given me much food for thought.

I've struggled over and over again to give up meat eating. I've tried doing it for health reasons and it has never stuck.

I had an experience recently (which I won't go into here, but may blog about) that smacked me upside the head and inspired me to want to give up meat for good. I'm deeply hopeful that my newly developed interest in Animism and the spiritual direction my life has taken will help me keep my (again) desire to not murder animals for my food.

Again - thank you so much.

Kay

t23 said...

My pleasure.

I had been a vegetarian for 15 years, I broke that when I lived in Alaska for a year. Ive been off and on ever since.

I think a good way to start and to help ease others into the fact that you don't eat meat is to adopt a Thervadan Buddhist diet.

They traditionally beg for their one meal. They are vegetarians, but if meat is offered they will accept it. They wont accept it if it is made especially for them, but if it was already made, they will eat it.

I do a version of this because I am poor and I can't refuse my grandma's hospitality.

Peace,
t23

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