Hey, I'm a teenage ethical vegan, surviving in a huge family of meat/dairy/egg eaters. hopefully, if you have found this blog, you are in the 2-3% of the population that is vegan! If you aren't, maybe this blog will open your eyes to vegan living. I basically post relatable vegan stuff and animal rights things :) please read my FAQ before sending questions. and if this blog helped you make the switch to veganism please let me know because i will be so happy. message me if you need any help getting started on veganism or advice stuff. p.s: no super graphic/bloody pictures posted. and all posts are organized in the tags page!

overlypolitebisexual:

"if you were polite and nice with your activism we’d listen" no you wouldn’t you fucking liars

buddhabrot:

sagansense:

Brian Skerry photographs the results of commercial bluefin tuna fishing in the mediterranean. The World Wildlife Fund estimates that each year, 4.4 million sharks and 90,000 turtles are unintentionally caught as bycatch from unregulated commercial tuna fisheries using long lines and drift nets. A shark caught in a net will suffocate to death. Shark numbers have declined by as much as 80 per cent worldwide, with a third of all species now threatened by extinction (pew charitable trusts)

via awkwardsituationist

absolutely horrible

peacetreetea:

vegan-because-fuck-you:

     peacetreetea:

A mother and her baby say goodbye as the calf is shipped off to a slaughterhouse for veal. This is the reality of the dairy industry.

“Did you know my mother? I’m told her name was Belle.
I don’t know what she looked like, but have memories of her smell.
Did you ever hear my mother?…Did her cries pull at your heart?I remember them quite clearly, when the men pulled us apart.
Did you drink from my mother? Did you ever taste her milk?Did you feel her face against yours? Was her skin as soft as silk?
I’ve been told I had two brothers, and my sisters numbered four,Then my mother went to slaughter, of no value anymore.
Were you there with my mother? Did you look into her eyes?Did you see the fear within them? Did you listen to her cries?
And now MY end is coming, I am waiting with my friends,We are huddled close together, In this place where all life ends.
Will you be there at our slaughter? For the flesh you want to eat.Will you ever think about us? When you buy that piece of meat.
It’s my turn now, I’m moving. I am going to my end.I am urged with shouts and kicking, and with sticks that never bend.
I am thinking of my mother, and remembering her smell.And I know we’ll meet in heaven, and forget this life called Hell.

Everyone should read this^
In order for a mother to produce milk she must, like all mammals, get pregnant. In the dairy industry the mother is artificially inseminated by a human sticking his hand in her vagina (rape). The mother carries her child in her uterus for 9 months and within moments of giving birth, has her child stolen from her so the calf does not nurse. Instead the milk goes to humans. If male, the calf goes straight to the veal industry to be slaughtered for meat. If female, she shares the same fate as her mother.
Is all of this worth a bucket of ice cream? Milk is for calves.

peacetreetea:

vegan-because-fuck-you:

     peacetreetea:

A mother and her baby say goodbye as the calf is shipped off to a slaughterhouse for veal. This is the reality of the dairy industry.

“Did you know my mother? I’m told her name was Belle.

I don’t know what she looked like, but have memories of her smell.

Did you ever hear my mother?…Did her cries pull at your heart?
I remember them quite clearly, when the men pulled us apart.

Did you drink from my mother? Did you ever taste her milk?
Did you feel her face against yours? Was her skin as soft as silk?

I’ve been told I had two brothers, and my sisters numbered four,
Then my mother went to slaughter, of no value anymore.

Were you there with my mother? Did you look into her eyes?
Did you see the fear within them? Did you listen to her cries?

And now MY end is coming, I am waiting with my friends,
We are huddled close together, In this place where all life ends.

Will you be there at our slaughter? For the flesh you want to eat.
Will you ever think about us? When you buy that piece of meat.

It’s my turn now, I’m moving. I am going to my end.
I am urged with shouts and kicking, and with sticks that never bend.

I am thinking of my mother, and remembering her smell.
And I know we’ll meet in heaven, and forget this life called Hell.

Everyone should read this^

In order for a mother to produce milk she must, like all mammals, get pregnant. In the dairy industry the mother is artificially inseminated by a human sticking his hand in her vagina (rape). The mother carries her child in her uterus for 9 months and within moments of giving birth, has her child stolen from her so the calf does not nurse. Instead the milk goes to humans. If male, the calf goes straight to the veal industry to be slaughtered for meat. If female, she shares the same fate as her mother.

Is all of this worth a bucket of ice cream? Milk is for calves.

April 22, 2014

veganvibez:

why argue with carnists about veganism when you can get the same sensation by hitting your head against a brick wall

In your idea of a perfect world, no animals would be killed/eaten right? So the entire planet would be surviving on what? How long do you think this world would last like that?

veg-killj0y:

vijara:

This is a great question. As cool as it would be if everyone decided to go vegan, it wouldn’t happen overnight. As more people decide to switch to a humane and compassionate lifestyle, the demand for animal products starts to decline. When this happens, farmers start breeding less animals for consumption.

What effect does this have on the environment?

  • Less carbon dioxide emission (if one person exchanges eating meat for a vegan diet, they’ll reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.5 tons per year)
  • less methane production (chickens, turkeys, pigs, and cows are collectively the largest producer of methane in the U.S.)
  • less nitrus oxide (the meat, egg, and dairy industries produce 65% of worldwide nitrous oxide emissions)
  • not to mention that 1 calorie from animal protein requires 11 times as much fossil fuel as one calorie of plant protein
  • and the diets of meat eaters create 7x the greenhouse emissions as the diets of vegans
  • nearly half of all water used in the United States goes to raising animals for food. it takes more than 2,400 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of meat (1 pound of wheat requires 25 gallons)
  • you’d save more water by not eating one pound of meat than you would by not taking a shower for 6 months
  • raising animals for food uses 30% of the earth’s land mass (that’s about the same size as Asia! approx. 17 Million sq. miles. to give you another point of reference, the moon has less area than that, at 14.6 million square miles)
  • more than 260 million acres of U.S. forest have been cleared to create cropland to grow grain to feed farmed animals

Why is raising animals for food so inefficient?

  • 70% of grain and cereals grown in U.S. are fed to farmed animals
  • it requires 16 pounds of grain to produce 1 pound of meat

What does eating meat have to do with people starving in other countries?

  • every ounce of water, grain and resources that goes towards an animal who will ultimately be slaughtered is an ounce of water or grain that could have gone to those who so desperately need it. a study published earlier this year in the journal Environmental Research Letters analyzed the world’s agriculture resource data and found that humans cutting meat from their diets could play a significant role in combating world hunger. According to the researchers, 36 percent of the total calories that come from crops are allocated to farm animal feed, but only 12 percent of those calories actually make it to people’s dinner plates. The researchers concluded that if all of the world’s crops were directly consumed by humans, there would be approximately 70 percent more food available, providing sustenance for an additional 4 billion additional people.

Check out this article, in which the UN is urging a global shift towards a vegan diet -

"A global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change, a UN report said today.

As the global population surges towards a predicted 9.1 billion people by 2050, western tastes for diets rich in meat and dairy products are unsustainable, says the report from United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) international panel of sustainable resource management.”

So, in short, if the planet begins to move towards a vegan diet, our planet would last much longer, there would be better food opportunities for people who don’t get enough, there would be less damage done to the environment, there would be less disease, and maybe the other sentient beings on this planet will finally be treated with the respect they deserve.

Perfect response.

vegasmo:

vegan-mermaids:

What I dont get is when theres a four or five year old human child still drinking milk from their mother the media and everyone flips out that ew thats unnatural you’re harming that child! But then it’s mainstream and acceptable for humans to drink the milk of another species no matter their age?!

There’s more of a stigma against drinking milk from your own species than there is from another species and no, it doesn’t make any sense.

Anonymous:
Have you ever hugged a cow? If not, I highly recommend it.

vegasmo:

No and my life feels empty.

facesofsanctuary:

Mortimer’s soft little nose.
Animal Place, Grass Valley, CA.
© Andrea White 2014

facesofsanctuary:

Mortimer’s soft little nose.

Animal Place, Grass Valley, CA.

© Andrea White 2014

 
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