See, most people are really, really good at being super passionate about animal rights issues that take literally zero effort to stand for.
Boycott Seaworld? Done. Easy. I’ll go to the aquarium instead!
Killing whales to eat them???? rabblerabblerabble how barbaric! Even though I live in a part of the world that I basically have no way in which to access whale meat, do you know what? I’m going to vow NEVER to eat whale!
Fur? Ew!!!! I can’t believe someone would wear a dead animal, I’m never going to buy fur. Oh look a leather jacket, cool.
Shark cull?!?!?! That’s ridiculous and I wont stand for it. I’m going to, um, not… support… that by… saying I don’t support it!
Copenhagen Zoo killed a Giraffe? well I’m not going there anymore (not that I ever was going to lol).
As soon as you suggest something that takes some actual real life effort, like I don’t know, actively avoiding all animal products, no longer purchasing products tested on animals and seeking cruelty free alternatives, boycotting all establishments and events that use animals for entertainment (circuses, aquariums, rodeos, horse racing)
All of a sudden its like woah hey now don’t you think you’re being a bit extreme? I mean isn’t there something easier I can do like all those other things that requires no effort at all??
"derp/herp derp" is ableist stop fucking using it, it is a term that originated with making fun of kids with down syndrome and being like "ha ha derp face:-P" and it has been used against disabled people for so long after that, please stop using it, get mad at people that do use it, please
I can’t stand it when someone says to me that humans need to eat meat to survive. And then still insist they are right even after I tell them they just said that to someone who hasn’t eaten meat in years.
So I was in the car with family today and I passed a truck carrying pigs that I think I can assume was on its way to the slaughter house. I’ve never felt the kind of emotions that came over me like that before and it really hit me again why I do what I do. It was like a moment of my heart racing with fear for the animals followed by me trying my hardest not to start sobbing. I wish I hadn’t looked, but I also couldn’t look away.. :(
Hi! I'm still a senior, but I am applying to OU next fall. I happened to find your blog and I'm super excited, because being vegan as well, I have been pretty worried about the food situation in Athens. I visited one cafeteria (Boyd I think? honestly no idea) and there didn't seem to be very many vegan options. Both because I was overly nervous to walk around the place for a while, and also because I wasn't expecting much. I'd love to hear what your experience has been like!
Yay, this is so exciting!! :)
Unfortunately, there aren’t too many vegan option at the dining halls.. The school likes to tell you there is, but as someone who has been vegan since I’ve been there, it was a struggle sometimes. That doesn’t mean you can’t eat anything though! It took me some time to know where to look, but you get the hang out it. Boyd is almost everyone’s least favorite haha.
I’ve been told that you can talk your way out of a meal plan but I never looked into it. I did, however, have a friend who had special meals made for her :) It requires planning ahead and picking up meals on time but it’s something I wish I had done.
If you choose OU, definitely come off anon and let’s talk (: I would be more than happy to help and show you around.
In your opinion if someone is vegetarian is that at least better than eating meat. Like if everyone in the world became a vegetarian would it help solve a lot of problems or is being a vegan the only true way to stop the meat industry and the consumption and use of other animal products?
Not at all. The dairy and egg industries directly support and profit from the meat industries. I think vegetarianism is great for people who can’t go vegan or for people who can’t go vegan just yet (i.e for those relying on parents feeding them), but otherwise it is not nearly enough to help animals. I was a veggie for 4 years genuinely thinking I was doing the best I could for them, and was utterly gutted and heartbroken when I discovered I’d still essentially been paying for them to suffer and die. The only way to stop the meat industry is to go vegan.
To be fair yeah Tyson may be sinking into oblivion but for every person that foregoes animal products, a hundred decide to support ~humane~ happy meat and a thousand people halfway across the world take their first bite of what will be a lifetime of animal eating.
So stop pretending like it’s some big victory because it’s not. There is so much work to do its ridiculous. We are nowhere near claiming veganism is changing the world.
I got 2/3 of my dogs from breeder but it doesn't mean that their conditions weren't awesome. The breeders love what they do. I am friends with them on Facebook and they do nothing expect love on their animals. People have to make a living and as long as the situation is humane and safe and full of love, I don't see a big deal in breeding dogs.
Except it is not humane or ethical to bring more animals into the world while so many more are dying. And it is certainly not humane to profit off of animals forced to have litter after litter. Of course the breeders love what they do, it’s a business they profit from. If they loved animals that much they’d go out and rescue them from shelters instead of adding to the problem and single handedly giving homeless animals the death sentence.
"after I showered with vegan shampoo and vegansoap, I ate my vegan cereal with vegan milk, put on my vegan makeup, grabbed my vegan shoes and got into my boyfriend’s car (with veganseat covers) and went shopping for vegan things, and then that night we went out to eat and I had a delicious veganburger”
just so people won’t go “_____ isn’t vegan! CAUGHT you!” every three seconds
"tea is just leaf water!" "yeah well coffee is just bean water!" wow, it’s. it’s like everything is made of things. this door is just wood rectangle. this poster is just ink paper. this lemonade is just lemon water. wow, it’s like you can combine ingredients to make things that are more enjoyable than the initial parts of the equation. sure is a magical world we live in
I get so mad when animal eaters say things like “Aww so cute” or “Look at those innocent eyes” or “Omg I love them” about animals they kill, eat and exploit everyday. Like you have no right to adore that animal and pretend you love and care for them.