A while back, I exposed the globalists’ plot to effectively make veganism a mandatory lifestyle by saying you’re a hate criminal if:
- you criticize vegetarianism, veganism, or animal rights
- you expose how veganism was created by Zionist Jews to weaken the general population’s resistance to a global tyrannical government
- you expose how the Jew-run animal rights movement will use genetically modified ticks to turn people vegetarian against their will
- you expose how animal rights activists are promoting more pro-GMO propaganda (here, here, and here)
- you expose how Monsanto runs the animal rights movement
- you compare PETA’s euthanization of dogs and cats to the Nazis’ euthanization of Jews; or if you even equate PETA with the Nazis
- you expose how legal precedents are being set in the United States to have vegans declared a protected minority (here and here)
It will not be long before vegan extremists will have this blog reported and shut down for “hate speech against vegans”. Just let me make it clear that I oppose vegans who treat their veganism as a religion and try to shove their veganism down other people’s throats like fundamentalist Christians do.
Veganism by itself can be a healthy lifesyle choice IF PRACTICED CORRECTLY. Look at Jay Kordich. He’s been a vegan for over half his life, and you don’t see him or his wife Linda making fun of meat eaters or calling them petty, hurtful names. If more vegans conduced themselves in the way Jay Kordich does, then veganism would probably be so widespread that a majority of Americans would be vegan.
If you want to be a vegan for health reasons, then do it.
If you want to be a vegan for animal compassion reasons, then do it. I’m not telling people it’s wrong to be a vegan.
But it’s wrong to be a vegan and be such a fanatic about it that you bully and ridicule others who don’t adhere to your dogmatic, pragmatic hyperbole. If you decide to be such a fanatic about it that you resemble some Christian fundamentalist from the Westboro Baptist Church or fanatical Zionists, then I absolutely WILL oppose you and everything you stand for.
Well, it’s happened in Canada. Soon, we will be hearing about meat eaters in Canada being arrested for hate crimes for the mere act of offending a vegetarian or vegan by eating meat or drinking milk in their presence. Remember, if you do anything which offends a protected minority, you’re a hate criminal.
This is why I no longer believe in organized religion. If ethical vegans want to be religious fanatics like Christians, Muslims, and Zionists, then so be it. They can all choke on their religious dogma.
If you vegans want veganism to be treated respectfully, then you would behave more like Jay Kordich and less like Fred Phelps.
Does your worldview include a deep respect for animals and their rights? Do you choose to opt out of using and consuming animal products for ethical reasons? Are you vegetarian or vegan for ethical reasons? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, your ethical beliefs are now one step closer to being protected under Ontario human rights law as a form of “creed,” thanks to years of work by Animal Justice.
Ontario’s Human Rights Code protects people from discrimination based on characteristics like race, age, gender identity, and sex in situations like the provision of services, housing, and employment.
People are also protected from discrimination based on their creed. The term “creed” isn’t defined in the legislation, but until recently, it was thought to mean the same thing as religion.
But not anymore. The Ontario Human Rights Commission — which plays a critical role in promoting and advancing human rights in Ontario — began consultations in 2011 on updating its official policy on creed. One of the key questions considered by the Commission was whether creed should be expanded to include secular, moral, or ethical belief systems that are non-religious in nature. After all, strongly-held secular beliefs like an animal rights ethic can be more important to a person than a religion. And religion is on the decline, with fewer and fewer people saying they hold religious beliefs. If the purpose of human rights law is to protect human dignity, then why shouldn’t the law protect important secular beliefs along with religious ones?
The Commission listened. In December, it finally issued the much-awaited updated policy on preventing discrimination based on creed. Unlike the previous policy, which excluded non-religious belief systems, the new policy states that creed is not limited to religion:
“Creed may also include non-religious belief systems that, like religion, substantially influence a person’s identity, worldview and way of life.”
This would include a belief system that seeks to avoid causing harm to animals, like ethical veganism.
So, what does this all mean? The Commission policy is designed to provide guidance to employers, housing providers, and other service providers on how they can respect human rights and accommodate people who have requirements based on their creed. For example, the policy recommends that a person in a hospital facility who has a creed-based need for vegetarian food be provided with appropriate food by the facility. Other examples include:
• A university or school would have an obligation to accommodate a biology student who refuses to perform an animal dissection because of her creed.
• An employer would have an obligation to accommodate an employee who cannot wear an animal-based component of a uniform, like leather or fur, based on his creed.
• An employer must ensure corporate culture does not exclude a vegetarian or vegan employee, such as holding regular company networking events at a steakhouse, instead of providing additional, inclusive opportunities.
The final word on interpreting creed rests with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, which hears and adjudicates human rights claims. But Commission policies are persuasive, if not binding, on the Tribunal. Already, the Tribunal has said it is possible that a “political perspective… made up of a recognizable cohesive belief system or structure” may amount to a creed, which bodes well. The Tribunal has also recognized Falun Gong as a creed, despite its practitioners describing it as a “spiritual cultivation practice” as opposed to a religion.
In 2011, a claim was filed by a Ryerson student who felt the university discriminated against her in her academic studies because of her beliefs about animals and their rights. Although the case was dismissed on other grounds, it’s likely only a matter of time before the Tribunal will be asked to give a final and definitive ruling that ethical veganism is protected by human rights law.
In the meantime, you have the right to file a claim with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario if you believe you are facing discrimination based on your beliefs about animals. Animal Justice may be able to assist you. Contact us to learn more about your rights and how to enforce them.
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