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Anonymous: SeaWorld is educational. If you're against captivity you're against education. Also, we wouldn't have as many chances to get so close to such beautiful creatures if they didn't keep them captive.

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SeaWorld’s not educational. Here are some reasons why:

They ‘teach’ us that orca only eat fish - dead fish if you ‘learn’ from watching one of their Shamu shows. In the wild depending on the orca’s origins they have been known to feed on fish, stingray, seals, penguins and even other cetaceans. 

If SeaWorld was educational why do they house both transient and resident orca in the same tanks when in the wild these animals would not mix?

In the wild orca don’t mate within their families. Once a calf is born it never leaves its mothers side - meaning pod’s are made up of mothers and their children. Fathers remain with their mothers and siblings. In SeaWorld orca are inbred causing premature death, more stillborn births and other complications much less common in the wild.

If SeaWorld were educational would they not refuse the sale of Tilikum’s sperm given his past psychotic and aggressive behaviour (due to being cooped up in a tin can for the majority of his life) instead of allowing him to father 21 SeaWorld calves purely for profit (having trained him for artificial insemination). 

If SeaWorld were educational why would they impregnate their female orca’s before they’re mature enough and why would they impregnate them so soon after previous births? In the wild Orca wait 5+ years between births.

Why would they allow pregnant mothers to slide onto the slide-out putting unnecessary strain and weight on their unborn calves causing miscarriages and stillbirths?

Why would they let any orca use the slide-out considering the weight is known to damage their internal organs?

If SeaWorld were educational why would they show us WILD animals in cages performing ridiculous tricks for our ‘entertainment’? These are not natural wild behaviours - they are not natural behaviours at all. Why wouldn’t they sell wild orca tours or show educational videos?

If SeaWorld were educational why would they allow us to see animals with extremely sensitive sonar being tortured by constant loud music, clapping and fireworks?

I could go through a similar list of questions/facts for all animals kept at SeaWorld but, I think I’ve made my point.

SeaWorld are a number of things. Greedy and selfish to name just a few. But there’s one thing SeaWorld definitely isn’t: SeaWorld is not educational.

Finally, this planet is not OURS. The oceans are not OURS. We are not the sole inhabitants of this earth. The things that live here with us do not belong to us. They are not here to provide us with entertainment. If you want to see an orca in the flesh go out to sea - wait. Don’t spend a ridiculous amount of money to sit in a stadium watching these beautiful animals perform mindless tricks instead of swimming hundreds of miles in the open ocean.


Feb 18th
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vegan-because-fuck-you:

Do meat eaters base other moral decisions on whether or not lions do it?

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"Veganism is not about giving anything up or losing anything; it is about gaining the peace within yourself that comes from embracing nonviolence and refusing to participate in the exploitation of the vulnerable."
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Rather than giving up meat, people would rather try and find the right way to do the wrong thing. Disgusted with humanity.
“Unconscious Chicken Farming: This could be an upcoming “humane” alternative to the current method of factory chicken farming.
Here’s how it works: Chickens are placed in “a massive steel frame that would contain up to 1,000 birds. In it the chickens are completely immobilized—their feet are removed (to save space), and the birds receive food, water and oxygen through an intricate network of tubes. In order to eliminate the suffering that chickens would face under such conditions, Ford proposes that the birds’ cerebral cortex be removed, leaving the brain stem (and key homeostatic functions) intact. The chickens would continue to grow, but would basically spend their lives in a coma.”

This makes me want to throw up.

I have never felt more disgusted

Margaret Atwood totally predicted this in her MaddAdamm books. This is horrifying. I want nothing to do with the human species anymore. Nothing.

Are you fucking serious.
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Vegan doesn’t mean I’m better than you, it means we’re not better than them.

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I don’t give a shit what your eating habits are, this is something to think about
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THAI SWEET POTATO BURGERS WITH A SPICY PEANUT SAUCE Yields 6 - 8 patties 
FOR THE BURGERS:
1 large sweet potato
1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
3 large garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons finely grated ginger
1/2 cup roasted and salted peanuts, finely chopped
3/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats, processed into a coarse flour
1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons ground flax + 3 tbsp water, mixed in bowl
1/2 tablespoon sesame seed oil
1 tablespoon low-sodium tamari (or coconut aminos for soy-free option)
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt, or to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
FOR THE PEANUT SAUCE:
1 garlic clove
6 tablespoons smooth peanut butter (or almond or sunflower seed butter)
2.5 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons low-sodium tamari (or coconut aminos)
1-2 tablespoons water, as needed
1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup (or other sweetener)
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Method:

Preheat the oven to 350F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Peel the sweet potato. Using a box grater with the regular-sized grate holes, grate 1.5 cups of sweet potato. Place in large bowl. I had about 1/2 of the sweet potato leftover, so I sliced it into 1-cm rounds and placed it on the baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and toss to coat.
In a large bowl, stir together the grated sweet potato, cilantro, basil, garlic, ginger, and chopped peanuts.
In a food processor, add the oats and process until finely chopped. You want the texture to be like a coarse flour. Stir the oat flour into the bowl with the vegetables.
Now add the drained chickpeas into the processor and process until finely chopped. You want the mixture to be a cross between a coarse paste and finely chopped chickpeas, but don’t completely puree the chickpeas. Stir the processed chickpeas into the bowl with the vegetables and oat flour.
In a mug, whisk together the ground flax and water. Let it sit for only 20 seconds or so, any longer and it will get too thick. Stir this flax egg into the vegetable chickpea mixture until fully combined.
Stir in the sesame oil, tamari, lime juice, coriander, salt, and pepper all to taste.
Shape the mixture into 6-8 patties, packing each patty tightly between your hands so it holds together well. Place each patty onto the prepared baking sheet along with the sweet potato rounds.
Bake for 20 minutes, then gently flip the patties and potato rounds and bake for another 15-17 minutes until golden on both sides. You might have to remove the sweet potato a bit early - just keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
While the burgers are baking, prepare the peanut sauce. Add all sauce ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth. Adjust ingredients to taste if desired. The sauce will thicken up as it sits.
After baking, place patties on a cooling rack for 10 minutes to cool slightly. Serve with toasted buns (or lettuce or whole grain wraps), tomato slices, roasted sweet potato, lettuce, and the peanut sauce.
The peanut sauce will store in the fridge for at least a week. The burgers can be frozen (after baking and cooling) for a couple weeks.
Notes: 1) To make the burgers soy-free, use coconut aminos in place of the tamari or simply omit it all together. 2) To make this recipe nut-free, omit the peanuts in the burgers and use sunflower seeds instead. For the peanut sauce, you can probably use sunflower seed butter instead of the peanut butter, but you will likely have to adjust the other ingredients to taste since its more bitter than peanut butter.


 
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