One does not simply 'slaughter humanely.'

gendercontender:

baeddeltrender:

“Women are described in animal terms as pets, cows, sows, foxes, chicks, serpents, bitches, beavers, old bats, old hens, mother hens, pussycats, cats, cheetahs, bird-brains, and hare-brains…‘Mother Nature’ is raped, mastered, conquered, mined; her secrets are ‘penetrated,’ her ‘womb’ is to be put into the service of the ‘man of science.’ Virgin timber is felled, cut down; fertile soil is tilled, and land that lies ‘fallow’ is ‘barren,’ useless. The exploitation of nature and animals is justified by feminizing them; the exploitation of women is justified by naturalizing them.”

— Karen J. Warren Ecological Feminism  (via youhauntyourbagofbones)

holy FUCK

(Source: agentmaya)

    vegan-yums:

    Cinnamon pull apart fantails / Recipe

      dimples-universe asked "I really liked your response to doctorbee and I also wanted to point out that I managed to remain vegan while I was homeless a few years ago. I'm not saying that it's easy and I certainly don't speak for everyone but imo it's doable"


      Thanks for sharing your experience. Honestly, it makes sense that it would be doable but because I’m not in that situation, I don’t really have the authority to say. You do however, and your experience only helps to make the case that veganism is not as “elitist” and “classist” as everyone makes it out to be. Thanks again for the message.

        tags: ask,

          doctorbee:

          the-vegan-elves:

          Beyond Meat On The Today Show

          

NBC’s Craig Melvin reported on Beyond Meat, a plant-based meat substitute, and challenged Matt Lauer, Al Roker, and the rest of the Today Show anchors to a taste-test. The goal: to see if any of these meat-eaters could tell the difference (in taste and in texture) between real meat and fake meat.

          Spoiler alert: they failed.



          Bill Gates and the founders of Twitter are already getting behind this product, and are betting millions that Beyond Meat could “change the world.” Gates has already tried the meat substitutes and was unable to tell the difference between their product and the ‘real thing.’ Gates has gone on record saying that if Beyond Meat’s producers can get international distribution and can drop the price below meat (it’s already almost cheaper), they “can make a real contribution to human nutrition.” And with no cholesterol, no trans fats, and no hormones, it’s easy to see how this company could realistically go on to do just that.

          Considering the environmental devastation as well as the obvious and needless animal suffering and death caused by the animal agriculture industries, modern technology’s ability to create seamless imitations of real animal products leave no more excuses for meat-eaters.


          Reduce your impact. Improve your health. Sacrifice neither taste nor price.

          Go Vegan.

          The really important part of this is Gates’ comments on price.  Beyond Meat is great and delicious, but always always always remember that vegetarianism/veganism are a privilege and things like Beyond Meat are EXPENSIVE (a pack of chicken strips is about $9 per pound of product vs the national average for buying real chicken at $1.50-$3 per pound).

          It isn’t enough to make products that imitate taste and texture.  Innovations have to be made that allow for meat substitutes to be produced and sold at prices comparable to what people currently pay for factory farmed meats.  Beyond Meat is relatively new to the meat substitute game, and most subsitutes are able to drop in price after initially joining the market (for example, Gardein products have expanded in range and dropped in price as they become more widely available and stores price them competitively).

          So basically… keep an eye on Beyond Meat as a product.  Try it if you can find and afford it.  But always remember that when you say things like “Go Vegan”, it’s a loaded statement and it isn’t viable to everyone yet.

          Can you please provide a source for your numbers, because I’m not really sure where you’re getting them from. The news story mentioned that these products are already “almost cheaper” than the cost of meat, which I’m assuming means that they are at least quite similar in price. And indeed we heard from Gates and Beyond Meat’s producers that if everything goes to according to plan, the cost will fall below real meat. I don’t see what your point is in bringing up those topics when they were blatantly addressed.

          Another thing to keep in mind is that in order to go vegan, meat substitutes aren’t necessary. True, some substitutes out there are not cheap, but that’s not really relevant considering the fact that they aren’t required for a vegan diet. In fact, the cheapest things we can eat are things like rice, beans, peas, carrots, potatoes, onions, pasta, lentils, canned fruits and vegetables, oatmeal, corn, etc. Definitely not steak, eggs, dairy and bacon. (I’m sure you can guess which diet is healthier too.)

          And you may not like it, but I will continue to tell people to “Go Vegan.” You’re partly right in that choosing food (regardless of what kind of food) is a privilege, but a vegan diet is not. A vegan diet is viable to almost everyone because (excluding unnecessary meat substitutes) it’s almost unequivocally cheaper to buy the staples I mentioned above over animal products. And so by implying that we need to be careful when asking others to go vegan, you’re really referring to a group of people who simply cannot choose their food period, and that probably includes groups like homeless/starving people who have no choice but to accept anything they can get their hands on. In other words, a group of people who at least 99% of are not using Tumblr. Vegans are aware that such people exist and none of us believe that 100% of the world’s population has the ability to choose what kind of diet to have. But I don’t believe that every single time someone makes a post, there needs to be a disclaimer saying “Oh but if you are homeless or starving or otherwise physically incapable of choosing your food or else you might die, then I’m not talking to you!”

          And I’d also like to point out that it is incredibly rare to hear/see someone say something along the lines of “Omg, I totally believe in animal rights and veganism, I understand speciesism and I think it’s wrong to exploit and kill animals! I wish I could align my actions with my morals, but I tried going vegan and it didn’t work! :(” But do you know what I’ve seen/heard more times than I can count? “Omg even though I don’t care about animal rights and I firmly believe we have the right to exploit animals, I’m gonna talk about the fact that NOT EVERYONE CAN GO VEGAN because it’s a privilege and elitist and classist and way too expensive! God, stop asking me to go vegan, I can’t afford it and here’s a bunch of other excuses that aren’t even relevant because I wouldn’t do it anyway!”

          So if it makes you happy, I’ll include a disclaimer this time.

          To the 99% percent of Tumblr who physically can:

          GO VEGAN.

          vegan-forest-elf asked "Hi there, It's me again, my friend - her Tumblr name is veggiepoop, she's asked you something before - has told me that if we all stopped eating honey, we would all die because the plants wouldn't get pollinated so they would die out. I tried to explain to her how this is wrong but she didn't understand. Do you think you could give me a message to give to her explaining why that is wrong? It would help me out a lot. Thankyou!"


          Honestly, there is really no argument here. What your friend is saying is completely silly. This may not be thorough but I’m sorry, I’m just completely bewildered by the fact that there are people out there who come up with stuff like this. Why on earth would humans need to steal the winter food source of bees in order for them to be capable of pollination?

            tags: ask,

            Anonymous asked "Brownies: 2 cups black beans, 3/4 cup cocoa powder, 3/4 cup maple syrup, 1/2 cup applesauce, 1 flax egg, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp baking powder, 3/4 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt. Optional 1/3 cup oats. Throw in food processor until smooth. Bake in square pan at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes (or 20-25 if closer to sea level). These brownies are pretty fudgy and dense, not like brownies made with flour."


            Ah, interesting. I’ve never tried baking with beans substituting for flour, but I can see how it would still be good. I’m collecting a bunch of recipes and am probably just going to keep trying different ones until I hit on one I love. Thanks for sending yours along!

              mojavedolphins:

              Get your wallets ready! Lush is bringing back their shark fin soap. Proceeds go towards stopping shark finning.

                naughtylittlevegan:

                amarisea:

                I think that if you deliberately hurt an animal, you should have whatever you did to the animal done to you

                are you a vegan or are you not counting the torture and exploitation you pay for?

                  earthandanimals:


Tulips by Jason Stephens

                      blonde-moments-matter:

                      plainjanefaye:

                      the-vegan-elves:

                      love-is-just-a-miserable-lie:

                      estimated-prophet:

                      princess-passion-flower:

                      the-vegan-elves:

                      Beyond Meat On The Today Show

                      

NBC’s Craig Melvin reported on Beyond Meat, a plant-based meat substitute, and challenged Matt Lauer, Al Roker, and the rest of the Today Show anchors to a taste-test. The goal: to see if any of these meat-eaters could tell the difference (in taste and in texture) between real meat and fake meat.

                      Spoiler alert: they failed.



                      Bill Gates and the founders of Twitter are already getting behind this product, and are betting millions that Beyond Meat could “change the world.” Gates has already tried the meat substitutes and was unable to tell the difference between their product and the ‘real thing.’ Gates has gone on record saying that if Beyond Meat’s producers can get international distribution and can drop the price below meat (it’s already almost cheaper), they “can make a real contribution to human nutrition.” And with no cholesterol, no trans fats, and no hormones, it’s easy to see how this company could realistically go on to do just that.

                      Considering the environmental devastation as well as the obvious and needless animal suffering and death caused by the animal agriculture industries, modern technology’s ability to create seamless imitations of real animal products leave no more excuses for meat-eaters.


                      Reduce your impact. Improve your health. Sacrifice neither taste nor price.

                      Go Vegan.

                      I have this product in my fridge right now as I read this.

                      My problem with these fake meats is its not natural. There are chemicals in just about everything now and you’ll do better to try and stay away from them, so what’s to say this is any different? Don’t get me wrong, if it’s safe I’d have no problem eating it, but I don’t feel right about eating something completely artificial. If this becomes like a big thing and it’s easy to find information then we’ll see but personally I wouldn’t jump right into this without knowing what’s actually in it.

                      Why do we need to eat something that tastes like meat? We should be encouraging people to eat vegetables, beans, fruits and whole grains, not a fake meat product made from chemicals.

                      For me, it’s less about telling people what they should eat, and more about what they should not eat. As a rule, veganism is much healthier than a diet of meat, dairy and eggs, and that’s a great benefit, but health is not the reason I try to get people to go vegan. I do it for animal rights. And for the many people out there who literally only eat animal products because it’s pleasurable to their taste buds, products like this can be a great eye-opener into the fact that you can still eat all the same, identical-tasting foods as a vegan that you can as a non-vegan. Of course, if meat-eaters out there would be willing to skip the meat substitutes and go straight to a raw vegan diet, that’s great. But I think there are a ton of people who would be much more open to the idea if they felt they didn’t have to “give up” the taste of animal products. And ultimately, as long as people aren’t paying for torture and slaughter, that’s all I care about. Not whether someone is eating something made from “chemicals.”

                      As for what estimated-prophet said, if you watched the video (or even read my caption), you would see that Beyond Meat is actually pretty healthy, at least much healthier than real animal flesh. Beyond Meat is made up of vegetable protein - mostly peas. Respectable names were even saying this product could make a significant contribution to human nutrition. Did you miss that part? Also, if you don’t want to eat anything at all that is processed or contains “chemicals” then make sure you never enter the meat section of any grocery store. Because if anything is pumped full of hormones, preservatives and other harmful chemicals, it’s meat.

                      The fact that you say you would never eat anything “artificial” is pretty interesting. What is your definition of artificial? Because if you are arbitrarily condemning any food that is meant to imitate something else, then that’s pretty misguided. Just because Beyond Meat’s chicken isn’t made from an actual animal’s flesh doesn’t automatically mean that it’s dangerous and scary. In fact, it’s quite the other way around. There are hamburgers made from black beans too, you know. Also, are you really telling me you believe that just because bean burgers use something besides real meat, that automatically makes the fattening and cholesterol-pumped beef burger more healthy? If you literally are saying that you never eat anything “artificial,” or that contains “chemicals” then I am truly stunned and impressed. That must mean that you grow/raise all of your own food and never use anything like pesticides, never eat fast food, boxed cereal, hot dogs, sausages, hamburgers, anything that comes in a can, ham, bacon, gelatin, cheese, non-raw milk, yogurt, any refined oils, soft drinks, corn syrup, pasta, any kind of dough, etc. etc. etc. Because all of those things require either processing, additives, or both.

                      Going completely raw vegan is absolutely the healthiest thing you can do for your body, and if you’re saying that’s your standard, then wonderful! But if you’re still eating all or any of the above, I think a meat substitute made from peas and carrots is the least of your worries.

                       HOLY SHIT, THANK YOU

                      I am 100% sick of the vegans who get up on a pedestal because they’re being a bit healthier. Like yeah, good for you, that’s good for your body and all, but for fuck’s sake, if it’s not your body it’s not your business. People eating meat substitutes does not negatively affect you, animals, or the environment, so fuck right off. If meat substitutes get more people to go vegan they are 100% good because NO SHIT most people won’t jump straight to raw vegan or whatever! Our place to comment on other’s eating habits stops right when it stops affecting us & the planet. Is it bad to put a lot of chemicals into your body? Yeah. Since it’s not affecting anyone else is it any of your damn business if someone else puts chemicals in their body? Hell no!

                      The commentary right above mine is a lot better but I was angry enough to comment.

                      ^^stfu and let us be proud! vegans are awesome, just because you have different views does not mean you are correct, and just because I have different views does not mean i am correct. but you really need to shut the fuck up and take a mother fucking seat!

                      Who? I really hope you aren’t saying that vegans need to shut the fuck up. Which “different views” are you talking about? Because killing someone isn’t a view.

                      Anonymous asked "This thing about being vegan is what most of us try to do is educate people on WHY WE EVEN BECAME VEGAN( usually they ask), And they automatically think we are attacking them for not being vegan."


                      sarcasticmisanthropicvegan:

                      non vegan: so why are you vegan?

                      vegan: because I love animals and believe they should have rights so I don’t support or condone industries that exploit, abuse and murder them for profit

                      non vegan: YOU CAN LOVE ANIMALS AND NOT BE VEGAN UGH STOP ATTACKING US AND SHOVING YOUR BELIEFS DOWN OUR THROATS JUST BECAUSE WE AREN’T VEGANS SERIOUSLY THIS IS WHY PEOPLE HATE VEGANS YOU ALWAYS ACT SO HIGH AND MIGHTY LIKE YOU’RE BETTER THAN US IM GOING TO GO EAT LIKE TEN HAMBURGERS NOW SO IN YOUR FACE HMMM BACON SO STOP ATTACKING US RIGHT NOW GOSH

                          love-is-just-a-miserable-lie:

                          estimated-prophet:

                          princess-passion-flower:

                          the-vegan-elves:

                          Beyond Meat On The Today Show

                          

NBC’s Craig Melvin reported on Beyond Meat, a plant-based meat substitute, and challenged Matt Lauer, Al Roker, and the rest of the Today Show anchors to a taste-test. The goal: to see if any of these meat-eaters could tell the difference (in taste and in texture) between real meat and fake meat.

                          Spoiler alert: they failed.



                          Bill Gates and the founders of Twitter are already getting behind this product, and are betting millions that Beyond Meat could “change the world.” Gates has already tried the meat substitutes and was unable to tell the difference between their product and the ‘real thing.’ Gates has gone on record saying that if Beyond Meat’s producers can get international distribution and can drop the price below meat (it’s already almost cheaper), they “can make a real contribution to human nutrition.” And with no cholesterol, no trans fats, and no hormones, it’s easy to see how this company could realistically go on to do just that.

                          Considering the environmental devastation as well as the obvious and needless animal suffering and death caused by the animal agriculture industries, modern technology’s ability to create seamless imitations of real animal products leave no more excuses for meat-eaters.


                          Reduce your impact. Improve your health. Sacrifice neither taste nor price.

                          Go Vegan.

                          I have this product in my fridge right now as I read this.

                          My problem with these fake meats is its not natural. There are chemicals in just about everything now and you’ll do better to try and stay away from them, so what’s to say this is any different? Don’t get me wrong, if it’s safe I’d have no problem eating it, but I don’t feel right about eating something completely artificial. If this becomes like a big thing and it’s easy to find information then we’ll see but personally I wouldn’t jump right into this without knowing what’s actually in it.

                          Why do we need to eat something that tastes like meat? We should be encouraging people to eat vegetables, beans, fruits and whole grains, not a fake meat product made from chemicals.

                          For me, it’s less about telling people what they should eat, and more about what they should not eat. As a rule, veganism is much healthier than a diet of meat, dairy and eggs, and that’s a great benefit, but health is not the reason I try to get people to go vegan. I do it for animal rights. And for the many people out there who literally only eat animal products because it’s pleasurable to their taste buds, products like this can be a great eye-opener into the fact that you can still eat all the same, identical-tasting foods as a vegan that you can as a non-vegan. Of course, if meat-eaters out there would be willing to skip the meat substitutes and go straight to a raw vegan diet, that’s great. But I think there are a ton of people who would be much more open to the idea if they felt they didn’t have to “give up” the taste of animal products. And ultimately, as long as people aren’t paying for torture and slaughter, that’s all I care about. Not whether someone is eating something made from “chemicals.”

                          As for what estimated-prophet said, if you watched the video (or even read my caption), you would see that Beyond Meat is actually pretty healthy, at least much healthier than real animal flesh. Beyond Meat is made up of vegetable protein - mostly peas. Respectable names were even saying this product could make a significant contribution to human nutrition. Did you miss that part? Also, if you don’t want to eat anything at all that is processed or contains “chemicals” then make sure you never enter the meat section of any grocery store. Because if anything is pumped full of hormones, preservatives and other harmful chemicals, it’s meat.

                          The fact that you say you would never eat anything “artificial” is pretty interesting. What is your definition of artificial? Because if you are arbitrarily condemning any food that is meant to imitate something else, then that’s pretty misguided. Just because Beyond Meat’s chicken isn’t made from an actual animal’s flesh doesn’t automatically mean that it’s dangerous and scary. In fact, it’s quite the other way around. There are hamburgers made from black beans too, you know. Are you really telling me you believe that just because bean burgers use something besides real meat, that automatically makes the fattening and cholesterol-pumped beef burger more healthy? If you literally are saying that you never eat anything “artificial,” or that contains “chemicals,” then I am truly stunned and impressed. That must mean that you grow/raise all of your own food and never use anything like pesticides, never eat fast food, boxed cereal, hot dogs, sausages, hamburgers, anything that comes in a can, ham, bacon, gelatin, cheese, non-raw milk, yogurt, any refined oils, soft drinks, corn syrup, pasta, any kind of dough, etc. etc. etc. Because all of those things require either processing, additives, or both.

                          Going completely raw vegan is absolutely the healthiest thing you can do for your body, and if you’re saying that’s your standard, then wonderful! But if you’re still eating all or any of the above, I think a meat substitute made from peas and carrots is the least of your worries.

                          onegreenplanet:

Lush Cosmetics Joins the Fight to Protect Endangered Pangolins!
                            "Veganism is not about vegans. Vegans are people with all sorts of good and bad points. But that says nothing about veganism. Vegans are often the messengers of veganism, but don’t confuse the two. Veganism is the understanding that animals value their own lives and bodies, that animals have an interest in continuing their existence and avoiding suffering and that animals have the right to be treated with respect and justice and not to be treated as property. The logic of veganism stands independent of any individual vegan person."
                            —Greg McFarlane (via animalconnectiontx)

                              I want to make chocolate brownies.

                              Does anyone have a delectable, exquisite, tried-and-true recipe they’d be willing to share?

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