I’m going on seven years vegan and it was without the doubt the best choice I made in my life. So DO IT! Keep at it! <3
Hear hear! I’ll add, as a three-years vegan, eight years stumbly, staggery, ill-chosen survivalist wanna-vegan, don’t beat yourself up if you slip up, make a mistake, or need to take certain food-transitions slower. You’ll get there, put the resolve back in resolution. Obviously, we all know that eating a hamburger every day can’t be called “vegan”, but don’t feel like “oh no it’s over” because you found out their was egg in your veggie burger, bug-red in you juice, and they totally didn’t use a knife without mayo-residue to cut your salad-sandwich. You pick up and move on, now knowing how to ask if there is cholecalciferol in this multi-vitamin, and 20 different ways they know how to list each animal-based ingredient.
Also, on food transitions…there’s many a veggie who’s gone veg, and we all know there’s some hold out as you change your cooking, shopping, and food-accepting habits…don’t let it be a crutch you lean on loong after the cast came off, keep in mind your reasons you are vegan, but learn to forgive yourself for fucking up until you’ve re-learned the things you do and don’t eat. I mean, I have a pretty severe allergic reaction to some slurpee flavours/colours, but I still have ended up topping off my cup with “cherry” flavour, when last time I had a “cherry”, my throat swelled up and I broke out in hives :/….
TEEL DEER, yes it’s hard, yes you will fuck it up for a while, but you’ll learn the ropes if you don’t call it quits the first time you realize gummi bears have rendered animal remnants in them.
Riddle me this. It’s not like they skin the damn creature.
So you see, it’s not just like someone gives a sheep a haircut every year—this is a systemic exploitation that cares only about the bottom line. If being nice to the sheep isn’t cost-effective, it’s not done. Cruelty is an inherent condition to the factory model, with it’s demands for high-volume production at a lower base cost; you see this from the workers, to the means of production, to the products, and the end users on a system-wide scale where-ever the factory model is present.
And even if a sheep was raised humanely and wool gathered in an ethical way, most/many vegans wouldn’t wear or use it on the grounds that treating other living creatures as products and objects is a poor ethical basis.
Harvey used to be a fighting dog. His ears torn from battles he was forced into. He flinches when you talk too loud around him. He gets so excited when you prepare his food, as in disbelief that he’s actually going to eat this many days in a row and when you put the food down he kisses you in gratitude. He’s afraid of thunder, soda cans, the TV and when baby Nick Fury meows when he’s hungry. When we first picked up Harvey from the pound half of his face was missing and he was severely underweight.Now he’s a kitten baby sitter. FIGHT BSL IN YOUR COUNTY.
right in the feels
TW: Actual bad shit happening thousands of times a day that you will refuse to acknowledge because facing it causes your life to be mildly uncomfortable.
In pictures. Because vegans are uppity and privileged.
Step 1: Mother gives birth to baby.
Step 2: Baby takes his first steps. Mother nervously stares at human observers. She knows what’s coming. She’s seen it before.
Step 3: Less than 15 minutes after birth, the still-wet baby is taken from his mother.
Step 4: Mother is hooked onto mechanical milk suckers, so her baby’s nutrients can be fed to humans (thus significantly increasing humanity’s cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes rates…but I digress…)
Step 5: Newborn baby is sent to live the rest of his short life on a veal farm.
(most of the photos above were taken by my hero Jo-Anne McArthur)
Dairy = Veal = Cruelty.
Break your cheese addiction. I know it’s tough (trust me, I KNOW it’s tough- at first), but I promise it goes away.
It’s worth it.
i urge you to do it. i was a vegetarian for many years before i became vegan, and during that time, i felt that i was doing a lot of good. since then, i’ve come to realize that while i was a vegetarian, i still shared some of the meat eater’s mindset. i don’t mean to criticize vegetarians, but…
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