The Ghosts In Our Machine

We have made some changes

Hello, look around, we have made some changes that allow for greater interactivity: contribute to our blog; share content; visit our original flash DEMO WEBSITE to experience more about our project and meet our growing family of Animal Ambassadors; join our facebook group and twitter feed. Pose questions, and interact with us. We will be in production throughout 2012, and will share our process as we go.

THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE has been, and continues to be, a journey of discovery. We welcome ongoing vibrant discussion.

– Liz.

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  1. Bradley Waltman December 3, 2011 at 5:02 am

    Thank you for your activism and passion and drive and for making a difference. It hurts me to my soul to see what We as Human (not often Human[e] Beings) do to our fellow earthlings. Ive been lucky to be vegetarian since i was 6, and 4 days ago – after watching Earthlings (so difficult to watch – I had to do it over 2 days) – I adopted a vegan diet. What Ive noticed is that most everywhere (well definately in here South Africa), people don’t want to know the reality, the brutality and cruelty. They mentally switch off and push the knowledge to the back of their minds. I can’t change them, but I have changed my life. Thanks again for getting the word out, for being brave amidst the anguish – and for connecting with the weakest and most vulnerable that are Ghosts in Our Machine.

  2. Pat December 13, 2011 at 7:42 am

    I’m so glad you’re making this film!!!

  3. vegangsterARNP December 14, 2011 at 4:41 am

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing this. Along with Earthlings, there must be testament to the brutal, unfathomable reality that these non human animals suffer for humans’ sake. What you are all doing is the most selfless act imaginable. Please continue and make it happen!

  4. NinaBee January 14, 2012 at 11:45 am

    The Ghosts are everywhere. From perfume to cd’s, food and fashion to fuel alternatives, animals have been commoditized for profit for every aspect of modern human living. Humankind needs to become aware of what we as a collective whole have allowed to happen and then – we must change!

  5. Mr. J. H. C.(Tabucur) Lyrette January 24, 2012 at 6:50 am

    May all that have life be delivered from suffering. – Buddha

    See yourself in Others – Buddha

    “Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds theirs. We live by the death of others: we are burial places! I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look on the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.” – Leonardo da Vinci

    A man can be healthy without killing animals for food: therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. – Leo Tolstoy

    I care not much for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. – Abraham Lincoln

    “A human being is a part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” – Albert Einstein

    Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for the survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. – Albert Einstein

    Animals are my friends… and I don’t eat my friends. – George Bernard Shaw

    “Be the change you want to see in the world.” There are many problems in the world we can’t change, but with every meal, we have the power to create lasting positive change. – Mahatma Gandhi

    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” –Ghandi.

    “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punisments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way”. – Martin Luther King Jr.(Many people don’t realize that his wife, Correta Scott King and their son, Dexter Scott King are both vegan).

  6. Mr. J. H. C.(Tabucur) Lyrette January 24, 2012 at 6:59 am

    We Are The Living Graves of Murdered Beasts
    By George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

    We are the living graves of murdered beasts

    Slaughtered to satisfy our appetites

    We never pause to wonder at our feasts

    If animals, like men, can possibly have rights

    We pray on Sundays that we may have light

    To guide our footsteps on the path we tread

    We’re sick of war. We do not want to fight

    The thought of it now fills our hearts with dread

    And yet we gorge ourselves upon the dead

    Like carrion crows we live and feed on meat

    Regardless of the suffering and pain

    We cause by doing so. If thus we treat

    Defenseless animals for sport or gain

    How can we hope in this world to attain

    The PEACE we say we are so anxious for

    We pray for it o’er hecatombs of slain

    To God, while outraging the moral law

    Thus cruelty begets its offspring: war.