you are not on top of the food chain, your choices aren’t on par with lions eating zebras, a vegan diet is neither unhealthy nor expensive, there is no such thing as vegan privilege, it doesn’t matter if you’ve always eaten animals, hunting isn’t noble, fishing isn’t either, you are not an inuit, humans are not carnivores, you’re canines don’t mean shit, veganism is not racist or classist, cows do not need to be milked, plants are not sentient, plant-based protein is easy to come by, it is not your right, it is not a personal choice, the (phyto)estrogen in soy is not dangerous, dead animals are not healthy - every nutrient you need comes from plants, animals are sentient and thus feel pain - there is no denying that, the soy monocultures you are thinking of are actually fed to livestock not vegans, no, you can not love animals while killing and eating them, respecting an animal after you’ve murdered it doesn’t mean shit and neither does using every part of the animal, intersectionality does not negate veganism, veganism is not a belief and it sure as fuck is not dogmatic, vegans are making a difference, intelligence does not matter - sentience does, breeding someone for the purpose of eating them is not an ethical justification, buying local isn’t more sustainable or more ethical than veganism, taste does not matter, taking “good care” of them before you kill them does not make it ok, yes, cows are raped, no, capitalism does not need to be smashed first, human problems are not more important, if you are concerned about migrant worker exploitation - stop eating meat, no, there is no humane way to kill, rape, exploit or enslave, if your mom won’t cook vegan for you - fucking do it yourself, no a vegan diet is not hard or unhealthy, no, vegetarianism isn’t fucking good enough, meat does not make you manly.
i’ve heard it all before and none of this selfish bullshit is valid. you’re making excuses.
you are lying to yourselves and you are killing the planet and everyone living on it. animals don’t exist for your convenience.
To become vegan is not to subscribe to a belief system; it is to eradicate previously held, often dogmatic, belief systems and to replace them with opinions and behaviors based on information that can be scientifically and morally substantiated.
I mean I’m absolutely an optimist and I love people but it hasn’t escaped my notice that time and time again we invent these indescribably wondrous machines and deeply powerful ways of understanding and describing the world and then so many of us do nothing but exploit them for self-interest and personal gain. We have won nothing until we vanquish the part of ourselves which puts us and our akin ahead of everybody else. We have accomplished nothing until we universalize human goodwill
You can choose what kind of tree you want to become
Idk I just find this beautiful
just imagine cemeteries looking like this
a forest of living, changing, beautiful trees. I think a tombstone holds much more finality in death than a tree. It’s like you are living on symbolically through something greater than yourself.
this is a serious post about how much I want this. I’ll make sure my family knows.
- Vegan Starter Guide by Friends of Animals
- Respecting Animals Means Going Vegan by BVA
- I Can’t Believe It’s Vegan! (Shopping/Cooking) by Animal Aid
- Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating by Vegan Outreach
Enjoy! Why not go vegan, or help someone go vegan today?