One does not simply 'slaughter humanely.'

llbwwb:


Southern White Rhino Calf Kayode (by San Diego Zoo Global)

llbwwb:

Southern White Rhino Calf Kayode (by San Diego Zoo Global)

    Lemon Slice Nebula: Podcast Episode 1: The First Rule of Vegan Club is Tell Everyone!

    xthegirlwithkaleidoscopeeyesx:

    Interview with havocados, fightingforanimals, skepticalvegan and me on veganism ^_^ Interview conducted by Mandi Rivera.

      how many vegans are on here? reblog if you are a vegan :)

      (Source: xfoofinatorx)

        havocados:

        knowledgeandlove:

        TOP PICTURE FOUND IN 2013

        BOTTOM PICTURE FOUND TODAY (7/25/2014)

        WE’RE WINNING.

        Tyson more like byeson

          missfairyblossom:

-Wisdom of the trees- by Janek-Sedlar

              torontopigsave:

              Part one of a five part series which documents sweet little moments from Esther the Wonder Pig's second birthday party.

              I dare you to watch this video without a smile on your face!

              If only all persons, regardless of species, were shown this much affection! Please choose veganism in honour of the many nonhuman persons who not only will not reach their second birthdays, but will never know love and kindess such as this.

              We fight for Esther, and we fight for all her exploited brothers and sisters of all species!

              acti-veg:

              bloodonourhandsagain:

              vegan-vulcan:

              "Stop forcing your beliefs on me!" whined the carnist as they ate the flesh of someone who was literally forced to die because of the carnist’s beliefs that they are entitled to others’ bodies

              It sounds like you’re confusing carnism with cannibalism

              Ah no it seems like you’re confused about what we mean when we say “someone.” You see there is this really weird, radical notion within veganism that animals are, in fact; not objects.

                annathentea asked "What is unethical about consuming dairy and eggs from farm animals that have been looked after, are able to go outside freely, and are given good food? (Also, don't cows have to be milked to avoid discomfort? Or can that be done through baby-feeding?) I live in the UK and the dairy and egg farming industry here is much less factorised than in the US (I think)... I am vegetarian and a strong advocate for animals equal rights, thank you xx :)"


                the-vegan-elves:

                adoptpets:

                the-vegan-elves:

                adoptpets:

                Fantastic question! As far as milk and cows, cows only produce milk if they are pregnant. That means in order to produce enough milk to be profitable the cows are constantly giving being impregnated and giving birth. That is very hard on their bodies. But that also means that there are a bunch of baby cows being born. If they are male, then they have no use for the diary industry so they often end up being shipped off to be veal. Calves are deprived of their mothers milk, so humans can drink it, then mother and baby are separated, and baby becomes another victim of the cruel veal industry where babies are tortured so their meat will “taste better.” I’m sure you know already though just how cruel veal is since you are a vegetarian.

                Also, just like other mammals, humans as they grow up, aren’t supposed to need milk. So, when you hear about people being lactose intolerant, the fact is that is natural, because we aren’t biologically supposed to be drinking milk as we get older. We all to some degree are lactose intolerant, though I’m sure diary bothers some people more than others.

                As far as eggs. The problem is that many companies claim that they are cage-free, but the chickens are jammed packed and abuse is still rampant. Male chicks in the egg industry are ground up alive because they are of no use to the industry because they can’t lay eggs. Now, hypothetically if you got rescue hens or your neighbor has them, and you have visited the place and see that they are being well taken care of, then I personally don’t think that’s ethically wrong, assuming of course we are talking about non-fertile eggs. Some vegans still don’t think it’s okay as you are consuming the product of an animal. But I guess my concern would be, is the place you get your eggs from doing this for a profit, if it is then abuse will happen. Or, it is your neighbor who just has extra eggs from the chickens.

                FYI-Farm Sanctuary collects their eggs from their hens, hard boils them, then feeds them back to the chickens shell and all as an important source for calcium.

                Hello! I’d just like to add that actually, it is still unethical to take the eggs of a laying hen, even if she is on a family farm with lots of space and comfort. The reasons why can be summed up here.

                Thanks for the info the-vegan-elves. You just changed my mind. I always thought that was a vegan grey area, but now I agree, keep the eggs with the hens.

                Bottom line: “If a chicken’s eggs are removed on a regular basis, she will continue to lay, in a futile attempt to follow her instincts and form a proper brood. In fact, a chicken’s nesting instincts are so strong that they will continue to try to build a brood whether or not there is a rooster present to fertilize their eggs.”

                I’m glad to hear that I’ve changed your mind! It’s something a lot of people don’t know about eggs, so I try to spread the information whenever I get the chance. Thank you for taking the time to read the link and for being open-minded enough to change your views.
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                  greenthepress:

                  carlboygenius:

                  We are negligent and we are killing our world.

                  Powerful images — our actions can (and do) affect something as big as an ocean. 

                    "I honestly can’t believe we have to remind people that plants and cows are not the same thing."
                    skeletonwrekt in the most accurate comment ever regarding the “plants hav feefees 2” argument (via veganvibez)

                    (Source: vegan-vulcan)

                      beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Raspberry Mango Spinach Smoothie…RECIPE

                      beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

                      Raspberry Mango Spinach Smoothie…RECIPE

                        vegan-yums:

Vegan Chocolate Lava Cakes
                          be-their-sound:


I remember touching one of the sows in those crates. She was red and big with fourteen piglets tussling off to the side. She flinched. I could feel a strange sense of horror deep inside me, but I pushed it down. I rested my hand on her back and, for one brief moment, she leaned into it and then jerked away, as if burned. She could not understand my sudden interest in touching her with gentleness, no pig in the pork industry does.



Anyone who can explain the rightness of a cage has never been in one, never felt the sides of it pushing and denying access to the natural world. They have not felt the frustration of nothingness, of being restricted, of being in a barren, empty world. When her instinct drives her to make a nest for her babies, she cannot. When her preference would be to nurse her piglets in a deep bed of leaves, she cannot. When she wants to run away from the humans who abuse her, she cannot. When she wants to burrow in straw with her sister and brother, she cannot. And when she is desperate to save her piglets, when they are taken forcibly from her at 2-3 weeks of age, when the wrongness of that separation is evident in her tense muscles and strange cries, she can do nothing to stop it. Everything done to her is an attempt at removing her from instinct and desire and what she wants and needs.
We know what happens to her piglets. They too will be stripped of their dignity and of their pigness. Then they will be killed and eaten by a species who does not need meat to survive. She will spend years in that cage, repeatedly artificially inseminated, repeatedly denied access to a nest and the outdoor world, repeatedly abused and repeatedly stripped of her babies.I don’t need meat to survive. You don’t either. Pigs need to be allowed to express all that makes them them. And they cannot do that on a farm or in a place that sees them as roasters and production units. Since there are so many alternatives to pork, there isn’t any reason not to start choosing a compassionate diet now. Do it today, for the millions of sows denied true motherhood and the hundred million piglets turned into pork. We must honor who they are by not reducing them to what our palates desire.Marji Beach - Animal Place Sanctuary. 
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                          be-their-sound:

                          I remember touching one of the sows in those crates. She was red and big with fourteen piglets tussling off to the side. She flinched. I could feel a strange sense of horror deep inside me, but I pushed it down. I rested my hand on her back and, for one brief moment, she leaned into it and then jerked away, as if burned. She could not understand my sudden interest in touching her with gentleness, no pig in the pork industry does.

                          Anyone who can explain the rightness of a cage has never been in one, never felt the sides of it pushing and denying access to the natural world. They have not felt the frustration of nothingness, of being restricted, of being in a barren, empty world. When her instinct drives her to make a nest for her babies, she cannot. When her preference would be to nurse her piglets in a deep bed of leaves, she cannot. When she wants to run away from the humans who abuse her, she cannot. When she wants to burrow in straw with her sister and brother, she cannot. And when she is desperate to save her piglets, when they are taken forcibly from her at 2-3 weeks of age, when the wrongness of that separation is evident in her tense muscles and strange cries, she can do nothing to stop it. Everything done to her is an attempt at removing her from instinct and desire and what she wants and needs.

                          We know what happens to her piglets. They too will be stripped of their dignity and of their pigness. Then they will be killed and eaten by a species who does not need meat to survive. She will spend years in that cage, repeatedly artificially inseminated, repeatedly denied access to a nest and the outdoor world, repeatedly abused and repeatedly stripped of her babies.
                          I don’t need meat to survive. You don’t either. Pigs need to be allowed to express all that makes them them. And they cannot do that on a farm or in a place that sees them as roasters and production units. Since there are so many alternatives to pork, there isn’t any reason not to start choosing a compassionate diet now. Do it today, for the millions of sows denied true motherhood and the hundred million piglets turned into pork. We must honor who they are by not reducing them to what our palates desire.
                          Marji Beach - Animal Place Sanctuary. 

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