Why do you think so many people are going vegan? From normal people to athletes and celebrities. Do the research. Ask the hard questions and find out the truth. If you can't sit through videos of what happens in slaughterhouses, why do you eat meat then? #vegan#vegangains#vegansofig#meatismurder#govegan
I saw this video taken by @ethically_elizabeth and I began to cry. I remember this baby. I was giving her water and talking to her...showing her the only compassion she would ever know, and now she’s gone😥
After 6 months of neglect and abuse, these beautiful, intelligent beings are herded onto trucks, where they travel nearly 500 miles in excessive heat, on top of one another. Even at 10pm, after a full day of traveling and hours after the sun has set, the heat radiates from the trucks. While the truck driver stops to use the bathroom, eat and rest, these pigs are left to suffocate in their own excrement. They do not receive food or water during transport and are completely exposed to the elements, which means rain, snow, triple digit temperatures and everything in between.
When the pigs finally arrive at the slaughterhouse, you can hear them screaming and trampling one another. They are emotionally complex and fully aware of their fate. After being kept in an immobile state all their lives, their legs and lungs are so weak that the pigs can barely walk. When they see space ahead of them, some of them begin running for the first time in their lives. Little do they know, they are quite literally running to their death.
The average slaughterhouse kills up to 1,100 pigs every hour. The sheer number of animals killed makes it impossible to kill them immediately. Because of improper stunning, many pigs are alive when they reach the scalding tank, which is intended to soften their skin and remove their hair. Slaughterhouse workers have documented pigs being scalded alive, while fully conscious. We see beautiful, intelligent creatures go into the gate by the hundreds. Moments later, we see the empty, feces laden trucks leave. It's heart wrenching.
Humans commit these grave injustices every minute of every single day throughout the world. But guess what? We don't have to and we can fight to end this senseless violence.
There is NO difference between these wonderful creatures and a cat or a dog. We do not have the right to exploit them or treat them as commodities. Please understand that your actions and the choices you make E
Today completes my 30 day #wthealth#vegan challenge!! I must say I have learned quite a bit!! 🙏
There are so many delicious food preparations that do not require one animal to be harmed! 💙🐸
I had no idea the impact animal manufacturing was making on our planet. Not to mention all the unnecessary harm and violence against said animals, and even the people who live near the animal manufacturing plants! 🐥🐷or the harm it causes our bodies. #obesity#heartattack#diabetes .
I feel better. I have more energy. Several people have mentioned that my skin ‘glows’ ✨
I never thought I could feel this 👍 great!!! .
After the challenge, I have decided to continue eating a plant based, vegan diet! .
Very grateful for @wthfilm to bring awareness to my life. You are what you eat!
Few consumers realize that veal is a direct by-product of the dairy industry. In order for dairy cows to produce milk, they must be artificially impregnated. While female calves are slaughtered or added to the dairy yard, many male calves are taken from their mothers when they are as young as one day old and chained in tiny stalls to be raised for veal.
The confinement is so extreme that they cannot even turn around or lie down comfortably. As author John Robbins notes, "the veal calf would actually have more space if, you stuffed him into the trunk of a compact car and kept him there for his entire life."
Many veal calves are deliberately kept anemic in order to produce light colored meat, which fetches higher prices in restaurants. Their liquid-based, iron deficient diets cause numerous health problems. Motherless and alone, they suffer from ulcers, diarrhea, pneumonia and lameness. after 3 to 18 weeks of this deprivation, they are truck to the slaughterhouse, where their young lives are taken from them.
Humans have no need for cow's milk. Just as dogs' milk is intended for puppies, human milk is intended for baby humans, cow's milk is intended for baby cows - not humans.
Dairy products are high in saturated fat and cholesterol and have been linked to numerous health problems including diabetes and prostate cancer. A Harvard study which followed more than 75,000 women over a period of twelve years found the women who consumed the most dairy products had no more protection from bone fractures than those consuming little or no dairy. There are excellent sources of calcium other than dairy, including kale, broccoli, collard greens, almond milk, and fortified orange juice.
Animals are dying. The planet is dying. We could make better choices. It's not a belief, it's a fact.
Informational documentaries: @racingextinction @earthlingsfilm @chasingice @virungamovie @blackfish_movie @forksoverknives @cowspiracy
Thank you @stephjaguar17 @jacob_greenblatt @giannibelove @chefitophoto for comforting me in my moment of weakness for the pigs. You all are truly amazing people and I am so thankful to have you all in my life. It means the world to me and really gives me validation that I am not alone and honestly, that’s it’s okay to breakdown and sob over the loss of a fellow companion that you never got to know.
I am not one to show my vulnerability to the world. Frankly, I always want to be the strong one to be able to bring the ones who are down back up. Last night, it was different. Today, it is different. I can’t seem to find the strength to feel better about the situation. I can’t seem to put myself in others and see myself in them to understand WHY they can’t just stop paying for the gruesome and painful life of these beautiful beings. I cried for hours over the loss of my friends, my loved ones, and those whom I never met. During the night of giving the babies water, I could only see my fur babies in their eyes. I couldn’t imagine my pups being in those death trucks, awaiting their fate of fear and a painful death. Thankfully, my babies were at home with fresh water and food, a warm comfy bed to sleep in, and wonderful roommates to play with them while I’m away giving love to those we will never see again. These pigs- these babies- these beings are just like us. They are just like our dogs. They deserve EVERYTHING our babies get on a daily basis. They DESERVE a home, a warm bed to sleep in, a loving family to care for them, and to not be treated as property.
TREAT ALL ANIMALS AS THEY ARE YOUR OWN FAMILY MEMBERS.
BE THE GOOD IN THE WORLD
STOP CONTRIBUTING TO THIS VIOLENCE!!
Every day you choose to not go vegan you are choosing to being the master of the puppets who kill these animals for YOU. YOU are killing the environment. YOU are murdering these animals. YOU are hurting billions of people. YOU are contributing to the starvation of millions of people of this world 💖🌱
To all who have expressed interest in bearing witness, please consider joining us next Sunday, the 29th at Pine Ridge Farms from noon-3pm for @desmoinesanimalsave’s second vigil.
Our first vigil ignited a newfound sense of urgency in my activism, I encourage everyone to experience this at least once— veggies and meat eaters alike.
Support @thesavemovement. Come close to the suffering and try to help. 🐷💔
Thanks to @ks_vegan for the images & video.
There’s a place in all of our hearts that knows this isn’t okay. Please find that place and awaken the true compassion within your heart and soul. Stand tall for peace, love, freedom and justice for all. Let’s stop this. Let’s love and care for each other. Together we can make a difference🐥💚🙏🏼
You see, naturally we all would choose love above everything. However, in this society they have normalized killing for food, clothing, cosmetics and even for mere pleasure in “sport” . What’s sad is that most of you all can’t pull the trigger or jab the knife in their throats while looking into their soulful eyes. Yet, you pay for what hurts to watch and hurts more to endure. You know it’s torture. You know it’s not fair. You know this is evil and unnecessary ! They have the same thirst for life we do. With all the information you have, you are consciously choosing to pay for murder when you know you can thrive off plants all while saving lives, leaving a small footprint on our planet and becoming healthier. As a child you would love all creatures, and want to befriend any soul because speciesism was just another word to you.. You were an earthling who only knew love. Go back to that.
Choose love. #Compassion#ChooseLove#FriendsNotFood#Earthlings#MeatIsMurder#CognitiveDissonance#ConsciousExpansion#PlantPowered#PlantBased#ForksOverKnives
Yesterday I stood on the kill floor of a slaughterhouse. I guarded a trash bin filled with live quails who were about to be slaughtered. There were feces, blood, feathers, and dismembered body parts (including chickens' heads) covering the floor. There were knives covered in blood and trash bins filled with the remnants of animals.
We asked that all of the animals be released to rescues. The police came and arrested 20+ activists. Although we were unable to save everyone, we did liberate a rabbit, a quail, and a lamb, who are all safe now.
We put liberation into action. We stormed into a slaughterhouse and took animals out. And if we continue to rise up, and we continue to grow this movement, someday soon we will storm into every slaughterhouse and leave with every animal. Who is with me? #DxEConvergence
At last nights pig vigil with @thesavemovement @laanimalsave bearing witness and giving compassion and water to terrified thirsty babies just moments before slaughter. The trucks stop for us for a few minutes until we’re told to back up so the they can enter the slaughterhouse💔 In these last moments, we are with them, showing them the only love and compassion they will ever know. “We see you. We love you. We are so sorry we couldn’t save you😥💔 We are trying”