VEGAN ORGANIC NETWORK HUMAN AND ANIMAL RIGHTS TO LIFE
The fundamental farming and growing principles of the Vegan Organic Network (VON) were established in 1996 by three peace and human rights activists. They declared that the network was a transitional movement that encompassed a dynamic culture based on non-violence,cooperation, social justiceand compassion. They identified that there was a growing awareness about climate change and the emissions from animals that contributed to this. This gave added impetus to the growing ethical and ecological vegan movement.
All three had a background in food and farming. They discussed the lack of knowledge amongst vegans that despite the vegan label on food, few know how food is grown. Vegan organic farmers and growers grow their crops without using animal manure or fish, blood and bone from slaughter houses as do many organic farms. VON promotes this cruelty free method by DVDs, leaflets, their journal, Growing Green International, stands at vegan and green fairs, farm visits, website and at events in the UK and abroad. There is an advisory panel that answers queries from commercial farmers and home growers.
The Vegan Organic Network unambiguously embraces
these Articles in relation to people and animals.
Declaration of Human Rights
Everyone has the right to life.
No one shall be condemned to the death penalty, or executed.
No one shall be subjected to torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude
No one shall be required to perform forced
or compulsory labour.
Trafficking in human beings is prohibited.