#Repost @onceyouawake .
I hate hate hate posting graphic images. But, I’ve come to the understanding that this is what it takes to make some see a connection with the food on their plate and a tortured dead animal.
We are so deeply disconnected, and from such an early age, that it’s very difficult to make any sort of connection that these are actual people. We’re taught growing up that this is food, and this is animal. And most just haven’t figured it out yet that they’re all animals, none are food, and all want to live. #govegan
Please make the connection! 🐔🐖 The sign on the right belongs to a local church, 🙁 advertising their upcoming event. The sign on the left is right across the street from the church. ⛪
Tyson wants to build a poultry plant here, and our town doesn't want it here. On the other hand, locals still participate in events in which factory farmed meats are served. If you don't like factory farms, then don't support ANY of them! 🐖🐃🐔🦃 #TheCattleOnAThousandhills#eatingisaspiritualdiscipline
Repost: @thamemarketanimalsave 💙
Animals are regularly sold at Thame Farmers Auction Mart as commodities. These animals are being sold in to a life of abuse which will result in them being slaughtered. Their flesh will be used in the meat industry - We bear witness outside Thame Market regularly, we show these animals the respect and love that they deserve. We acknowledge them as individuals and not as marketing objects.
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By now, most of us know that factory farming is terrible for animals, our planet and our health. But what about people who call themselves ethical meat-eaters? Doing something ethical by definition means that you’re doing something right or good. And while a lot of companies sell animal products using labels such as “humane” or “free-range” to ease the minds of consumers and increase business, the truth is that cruelty is inherent in these products. This is especially true of meat, which requires the violent slaughter of the animals. No matter how animals are raised (and let’s be real, more than 95 percent of all animals bred for meat are raised on factory farms), they are all killed the same merciless way: They are hung upside down, often while still conscious, and their throats are slit. A self-proclaimed "ethical" meat-eater must assume the unnecessary killing of an animal is ethical. That’s quite an assumption considering no animal wants to die. Think they do? Just take a look at the heap of news reports of slaughterhouse escapees running for their lives or animals jumping from transport vehicles. Pigs, cows, chickens, and other farmed animals are just as sensitive and intelligent as the dogs and cats who share our homes. Yet the meat industry is allowed to abuse billions of them in ways that would warrant felony-level animal cruelty charges if the victim were just one dog or cat. By buying and consuming meat, you’re directly supporting this industry. If none of this sits well with you, it’s time you joined the millions of people who have said enough and switched to a compassionate vegan diet.
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The video makes me cry. This has to stop. These living beings are needlessly suffering for our convenience and greed. I realize that these photos are hard to see. I can only imagine how hard it must be for this to be one's entire existence. 💔
Poor people in underdeveloped countries (mostly in Africa in Asia) are starving to death. The world produces more than enough plant food to feed everyone more than once over, but we decide to feed that food to animals so that we can eat the animals instead.
Factory pork farms are built near poor communities. They pollute the air with harmful sprays and pollute the ground with blood and waste. This pollution causes these poor communities to get sick and they cannot even walk out their front doors without the smell of death sticking to their clothes.
Pigs are often kept in torturous gestation crates, castrated without painkillers, and slammed against floors before they die way too early.
Meet the faces affected by your "personal choice" to eat bacon, sausages, brats, and hotdogs.
Love animals? Want a sketch?
Well guess what? Anyone who donates 50$ or more @thehumaneleague gets a free sketch! Just go to the link in my bio. People are already donating!
I'm partnering with @mahi_ahimsa and @rachel.s.rabbit to make 88 art pieces for the 88 Campaign! make sure to check out their art as well!
WHAT DO HUMANE LABELS REALLY MEAN?
As awareness about the horrific treatment of farmed animals grows, many meat, dairy, and egg-eaters are turning to so-called "humane" animal products in hopes of avoiding food derived from animals who suffered on factory farms. Unfortunately, compassionate consumers are being fooled by clever marketing strategies employed by the animal agriculture industry to mislead the public into believing these “humane” products are cruelty free. Most people would be appalled by what private label certifiers consider to be humane. Some of the most horrific farming procedures are standard practice on humane-certified farms. Painful procedures such as tail docking, dehorning, and castration—all without anesthetic—are permitted by most humane label organizations, such as @americanhumane-Certified and @CertifiedHumane. Additionally, the federal and state governments do not have rules set for the use of these terms. There is no legal definition for the word “humane” and there are no inspections ensuring that farmers’ claims about their treatment of animals are valid. (link on AEC home page - via @lc4a)
📸: @weanimals/JoAnne McArthur
Sacred day with my baby @sky_fairman getting our Mommy & Me tattoos signifying our right of passage from fear of being who we are into a celebration of being EVERYTHING when we are being our true selves. This geometric lotus serves to remind us that everything shines from the inside outwards, creating infinite dimensions of existence and that we are the epicenter of All. When we shine our true essence outwards upon our lives, love flows, fear recedes and everything is possible from this field of infinite potential. Love is the power that heals everything, solves everything, creates everything. From this day forward and every day after, we flow outwards as Love. We rise, we shine, and we flow as seeds of the Sun and we reconnect with our true power when we give ourselves away in love. Every time I look down at my right hand I will be reminded that my daughter and I are unified as fierce Guardians of Light and Love and Truth and I will honor this awesome responsibility as my life’s true purpose. 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 Great thanks to Mario @holistictattoo for having a Vegan Tattoo shop in the middle of North Hollywood and to our amazing artist @joshua_gray87 for brining to life exactly what we wanted. 🙏🏼💜🌞🌞🌞🌞
I just made this amazing tofu scramble with vegan sausage ✌🏾 Acabo de hacer estos huevos revueltos de tofu con salchicha vegana, buenísimos. #GoVegan#fuck#factoryfarming#friendsnotfood#alachingada las #granjasindustriales#amigosnocomida
Tofu Scramble Recipe: @itdoesnttastelikechicken
Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 30 mins
For the Spice Mix:
2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
1 teaspoon Chili Powder
1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
1 teaspoon Black Salt (or regular salt)
¾ teaspoons Tumeric
¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
For the Tofu Scramble:
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1½ Cups of Mushrooms of Choice, sliced
1 Red Pepper, chopped
½ Medium White Onion, chopped
2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
2 12.3oz Boxes of Extra-Firm Silken Tofu or Firm Tofu
1 19oz / 540ml Can Black Beans (about 2 cups), drained and rinsed
Add all of the spice mix ingredients into a bowl and stir to combine.
Place a large pan over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. When hot, add the mushrooms, peppers, onion, and garlic and sauté for about 8 minutes until everything just starts to brown.
Now add the tofu blocks and break it apart with your spoon until you get a nice scramble texture with lots of chunks.
Add the spice mix, and black beans and stir everything up. Heat through for about another 8 minutes. Then you're done! Serve with toast, some avocado, or however you would like your scramble.
Finally got to try @amysdrivethru !
So many choices! 🍦🍔I ended up trying the cheese burger with fries, a side of Mac and cheese, cinnamon roll and a spiced chai.
Overall, I give them 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️out of 5 stars.
I loved they're packaging and how eco-conscious they are, even the building is green... like literally it has a garden roof haha. They're a fully Vegetarian restaurant and have many vegan options. So, you'll have to specify that you want *vegan* cheese on your burger.
The burger, fries, and chai were on point. The cinnamon roll was on the dry side and the Mac and cheese left a strange taste in my mouth.
Would I go back? YES! If I'm driving up that direction for an event or something, I'll definitely stop by for a cheese burger and fries. 🍔🍟 p.s. Yes... I cut my hair 💇🏻😊
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Please support Cruelty Free, Vegan!! .
#Leather is the single most environmentally damaging #fashion material, more than twice as impactful as man made leathers.
Livestock production, especially #cows , is one of the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions globally, worse than the entire transport sector combined.
Every year over 7 million tones of leather is produced globally, heavier than 11 Empire State buildings.
Over 2 billion kilos of chemicals are used every year to tan leather, killing waterways and people near tanneries, usually the poor and children.
Leather is not a by-product, it is the most profitable aspect of the #slaughter industry.
There are approx 1.6 billion cows on the planet mostly bred for #meat or leather.
Slaughter is usually hidden from view, but many investigations reveal that due to speed and volume, many cows are skinned whilst still alive. These are the images the #fashionindustry doesn't advertise.
Cows can live to 25, but are usually killed the year they are born.
Most leather is produced in developing countries where #animalwelfare standards are non-existent or not enforced.
Most leather comes from cows who endure intensive #factoryfarming conditions; extreme overcrowding, castration, branding, tail-docking, de-horning, deprivation and throat-slitting.
Cows are intelligent, sensitive and have complex social and emotional lives and just like you and I, don't want to suffer and die.
Please do not wear leather. (Thanks for directing me to their pages @vegan_by_nature)
Meet Izzy (aka Big Foot) 🦅 🐔 I found this sweet hen a few nights ago in an industrial area. 🐔She is under weight at 900g and pretty sick with a respiratory infection and trichomoniasis, but already showing huge improvement on meds. 🐔Based on her condition, demeanour and where I found her, our vet believes she is a battery hen that has escaped a transport truck (bound for slaughter). She also has had her beak tip cut off. 🐔The night I found her was cold and rainy. I dashed home to get my carry cage and net and found her again just before it got dark. She fell asleep as soon as we got in the car and again once I settled her at home. 🐔Watching her take her first steps out of her blanket nest, she was so unsure. She soon discovered the joys of blueberries and cherry tomatoes. I’ve had a hard time getting her to eat her poultry mix, I’m assuming it’s very different to the crap she’s used to, so for now it’s oats and mealworms. At least she’ll be getting some much needed protein and fats. 🐔She is SO smart and learns quickly. She already looks forward to having the harness on because it means walkies in the sun! 🐔She is a major lap chicken. Once she realised I was not going to hurt her, she looks and calls for me constantly. When she got frighted by a wild bird overhead, she jumped/‘flew’ on my lap for safety. Scared me half to death! I’m still a bit jittery around large birds haha 🐔 Sansa has not met her but KNOWS that there is another bird in my life 😬 Ps: excuse my morning face!
Very ironic that this pops up on my feed today as I've been debating on morals and animal agriculture all day but for whatever reason, everytime I had made a logical statement (such as emphasizing the fact that majority of food is sourced from small scale farms as opposed to factory farms, and therefore the criminal acts of industrial level farmers against animals cannot be translated to all farms nor can people be guilted for eating meat), people seemed to continuously respond to this by mentioning the environmental impact of animal agriculture. The environmental impact has 0 to do with the moral treatment of the animals, which is what we were arguing about. My point really is that the "vegan intellectual community" fails to address its own logical mishaps as a means if virtue signaling for propaganda purposes, which is a classic example of the straw man fallacy (responding to a statement with the impression of refuting it while not actually refuting it at all). We are all well aware of this impact but simply reading this on the surface is no excuse to generalize the entire industry and straw man everytime someone points this out. Why do we think that in 2016 sustainable farming increased by 23%, or that recently the innitiative above exists? The issue is not inherently animal agriculture (nor is animal agriculture inherently immoral), and if it was then the environment would have been in this poor state thousands of years ago. The issue is the industrialized methods of farming practiced in developed countries, which often leads to the neglect and exploitation of animals, and deforestation to support over-farming in under-developed countries. Either way, none of this had to do with what we were talking about and this is why I have such a problem with the "vegan intellectual community", bc everytime one issue is logically refuted someone immediatly brings forth a completely unrelated argument simply bc it has to do with the vegan narrative. There are lots of reasons to be vegan, but there is no excuse for spreading propaganda and guilting people with vague generalizations and collectivized assumptions.