I sent this message to PETA. I know that support of PETA varies from vegan to vegan, but being that they are as large as they are, I figure that they must be a good starting point for information, in the very least.
I don't know how legitimately the other members of Havenheed are about making a physical community become a reality. But this is something that resonates within me and I do spite my "poorness" and ability to only contribute my entire savings -- which is around $1000 -- that I would gladly put into the kind of utopia, haven, and paradise our cruelty-free, environmentally-friendly nation would create. Unfortunately, our conversations seem to include Jonas, Lion, Moon, and myself, and I would really love for this to get more in-depth and for true monetary commitments to be made (for those wishing to own or live on the land).
Anyhow, here is what I sent to PETA, mostly on behalf of myself, since I did not want to speak for Havenheed directly, but I do include that I am, in fact, Rand Geralt, citizen of Havenheed:
Colleagues and myself are a bit unsure as to where to go to seek a few answers, as well as possible help and guidance, for an endeavor we all support...
Being that PETA is the largest and "go-to" organization against animal cruelty, I figured this would be the best place to start to see if there is any help, information, or resources available.
Basically, we want to prove that "living vegan" is entirely possible. PETA is a big part of that, and we want to take it beyond just animal rights and include that we want to live as modern as possible in as purely a cruelty-free life as possible. This includes the intense desire to steer clear of all or any forms of animal products in not only food and clothes, but in all aspects of life. In addition, we'd want to live a life FREE from environmental harm.
The dream is to create a true vegan paradise. We have several who are able or willing to spill around a thousand each (if not more) into some kind of land purchase. The goal would be an entirely cruelty-free, sustainable existence and society.
There's been a lot of hypothetical planning and talk about locale, as well as ways to overcome obstacles. There are some large islands for sale that would (or could) make good starting points, but as of now we're only capable of making a dent in the purchase cost. But the dream of happy gardens and the absence of exploit fuels many of us.
This is primarily a general inquiry to PETA to see if there is any information or suggestions that can be offered, or, if that is not possible, to be steered in a helpful direction.
A cohesive, vegan nation... merely fiction, or shall we strive for our ideals to become reality? If the opportunity were to arise, we will show the dedication to see things through.
But even moreso, we will hope to disprove the conventional societal belief that this entire endeavor isn't possible. Many of us don't just believe that we are vegan for animal rights, but also because something inside us tells us that this is how we were made to be.
And so, before getting any more in-depth, I digress. If PETA can offer any help our way, we would be eternally grateful. If not, this group of lunatics and idealists understands. :)
/Rand Geralt, citizen of "Havenheed"
And so, I seek my fellow Havenites' (?) comments and criticisms regarding not only this letter, but the legitimacy of this entire "real Havenheed" endeavor.