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Goat’s Milk Kills Kids. Are You Kidding?

Are you considering reducing your dairy consumption by switching from cows to goat’s milk? On compassionate grounds, please take a moment to reconsider your choice. The goat’s milk industry results in the death of thousands of kids every year. While cows give birth to one calf a year, mother goats typically have twins, or even […]

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Being Vegan on a Budget

When you go vegan it doesn’t mean you have to spend all your money on food. Sure, you could splurge on the wide range of fancy faux meats and dairy-free cheeses available, but it is just as convenient to prepare vegan meals that are nutritious and satisfying, on the cheap. Following are a few tips […]


Vegan Education

Vegan education is the most effective thing you can do to help animals. What better way to end animal suffering than to stop eating them? When one person becomes vegan, hundreds of animals’ lives are saved completely. This creates the total end to suffering for the animals involved. Depending on which statistical model you prefer, […]

Om mane padme hum. May all benefits received by Elated from this website be diverted into spreading compassion towards all living beings everywhere. Photo © 123rf Yang Jun

Buddhist Quotes

“The first precept in Buddhism is “Do not kill.” This precept is not merely a legalistic prohibition, but a realization of our affinity with all who share the gift of life. A compassionate heart provides a firm ground for this precept.” Chatsumarn Kabilsingh. Read more buddhist quotes…

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Islamic Quotes

“Islam’s concern for animals goes beyond the prevention of physical cruelty or even condescending kindness to them, which is a negative proposition. It enjoins on the human species, as the principal primates of animated world, to take over the responsibility of all creatures in the spirit of a positive philosophy of life and to be […]

Jesus preached compassion and the end of discrimination. He would not punish you for showing compassion towards animals by going vegan.

Quotes From The Bible

Quotes From The Bible About Compassion Towards Animals “Thou shalt not kill. — Exodus 20:13 “But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.” — Genesis 9:4 “God blessed them and said to them, “… Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and […]

"I can't think if anything that makes me happier than seeing an animal's contentment, witnessing a creature allowed to be who he wants to be in the world — and at peace. It's a thing of beauty." Jenny Brown and Dylan © Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.

Vegan Quotes

Non-violence, compassion and ethics have been topics of conversation for centuries. There are many quotes from great minds that support a lifestyle that respects animals as part of our moral community. Vegan Quotes Biblical Quotes Islamic Quotes Buddhist Quotes Prayer for the Liberation of Animals The Great Bell Chant – The End of Suffering The […]

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What You Can Do

Do you care so much about the plight of farm animals that you can’t wait to do something to help them? Vegan education is the most effective activity you can engage in to save animals. It isn’t accompanied by the huge fanfare and doesn’t give you the immediate validation that petition and welfare campaigns do. […]

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Redefining Your Ethical Food Choices

When Elated began, we were looking for a name that conveyed two concepts: 1) being a vegan is a joyful experience and 2) as consumers we have the power to save the lives of animals through conscientious food choices. So discovering that ‘Enhancing the Lives of Animals Through Ethical Decisions’ produces the acronym ‘ELATED’ was […]

Find out more about Karen Johnson, The Elated Vegan.

Welcome to Elated!

Elated invites you to choose a vegan lifestyle. I ask this first and foremost for the animals. Their lives and their bodies are not ours to use. This is about compassion, but it is also about justice. Being vegan is the single most important thing you can do to save our environment, heal your health and […]