I'm not a very big fan of Chai, can't even remember the last time I sipped one even as a non-vegan. But when you get opportunity to flourish your culinary skills, don't shy-away. Made this cruelty-free one with freshly homemade coconut milk for mom and guess what 'she loved it (she is Chai addict).' Also taught her to make coconut milk, hoping to see a lot of changes in her kitchen. When you are activist, you never get a break. #chai#chaitea#tea#coconutmilk#coconutmilktea#crueltyfree#vegan#homeactivism#veganactivist
Join the online #DxEconvergence Team:
Here's our action plan:
Friday: Tag someone who showed personal kindness to you, as a vegan or activist, and create a powerful WAVE of kindness on social media.
Saturday: Tag the Mayor of Berkeley and politely ask for his support in creating a truly Compassionate City.
Sunday: Make a phone call to support our nonviolent action by reporting what you're seeing.
Prairie dog at a petting zoo. This is their life. I was told by an employee here that nature is brutal, so this girl here is lucky and loved. Nature is most brutal when you breed someone into existence just to be on display and to suffer, like in this case right here.
last night I participated in my first #cubeoftruth with #anonymousforthevoiceless and it was awesome! Can’t wait to do more more of them. Swipe to see the delicious food I had afterwards from @saigonlotustoronto
The activists who rescued Ella (below) were treated as criminals, instead of people who were taking a sick hen to receive medical attention, but we'll never stop answering animals' calls for help!Learn to do the same tomorrow at #dxeconvergence#OpenRescue#CannibalismAtCostco
Pigs comforting each other upon arrival at the slaughterhouse. They know. We're so sorry that the world is this way, we're so sorry that people don't see what incredible beautiful beings you are. You deserve so much more than this.
I'm sorry you were killed yesterday.
We will never, ever stop fighting for this to stop. 📸 @nuttree666
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION. LINK IN BIO @belinda_vegan
@Regranned from @vegan.femme.again - - LATEST PETITION - (NOTICE, ACTIVISTS, THIS IS HOW IMPORTANT WE'VE BECOME)
STOP SILENCING ANIMAL WELFARE ADVOCATES WITH 'AG-GAG' LAW
Target: Kim Reynolds, Governor of Iowa
Goal: Don’t prohibit employees and animal rights advocates from exposing abuse on factory farms.
The ACLU and PETA have filed a lawsuit in the state of Iowa to overturn an ‘ag-gag’ law. The groups state that the law is unconstitutional and violates the First Amendment rights of would-be whistleblowers looking to expose animal abuse and inhumane working conditions.Under the current legislation, it is illegal to film, photograph or make audio recordings at agricultural facilities. This law must be repealed. Similar ‘ag-gag’ laws exist in nine other US states, with many other states drafting similar proposals. Sign the petition below to demand Iowa overturns this unconstitutional law.
https://animalpetitions.org/458672/stop-silencing-animal-welfare-advocates-with-ag-gag-law/ - #regrann#vegan#vegansofinstagram#veganactivist#veganactivism#veganaf#animalrights#animalrightsactivist#animalrightsactivism#govegan#veganfit#vegangirl#veganguy#instavegan#vegancommunity#veganfamily#animallover#veganlife#veganforlife#calltoaction
Disclaimer: Not a perfect body. All photos taken just now. No filters just different locations/lighting. 27 years old. No weight training or cardio machines/running. Just an active lifestyle doing things I enjoy.
Now: 4 YEARS VEGANIVERSARY 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉❤️🐮🐷🐔🐟❤️🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 I've been vegan for four years. Meaning, I don't eat animals, their secretions, or biproducts. I live off of fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds. My favorite foods lately consist of oatmeal, potatoes, purple grapes, melons, zucchini, pistachios, beans, pasta, and pizza. Although, that isn't all I eat! I eat until I'm full at every meal. I eat when I'm hungry every time. I don't restrict gluten, salt, or healthy fats. I prefer to consume little to no oil. If I want bread, I eat it. If I want vegan icecream, I eat it. I don't have a workout schedule or a meal plan. I am happy and confident in my own body.
I wish I had gone vegan sooner. -said every vegan ever!
Egg Mother - Day 49
"Egg Mother" is my performance art piece symbolizing the amount of abuse and suffering experienced by female chickens in the egg industry.
For the entire lifespan of a chicken, I will take time to create an egg out of clay every day, no matter the day, to mourn the female chickens who are unnaturally forced to lay one egg a day, putting a tremendous amount of strain on their bodies.
For a female chicken, the average number of eggs laid (naturally) would be about 15 per year, and she would live to be about 8-10 years old. In the egg industry, female chickens are forced to lay an egg every day until their bodies give out from the exhaustion at 1-2 years, when they are then taken to slaughter for meat. By taking away the egg from underneath a chicken, she instinctually must produce another one, which becomes very hard on her body.
The conditions egg-laying chickens live in are some of the most cruel in animal agriculture. The typical cage is so small that they don't have room to stand up, turn around, or groom themselves, which becomes very frustrating as they go against their natural instincts. The cages are stacked on top of each other so that the chickens relieve themselves onto each other, while still being unable to clean themselves. The eggs fall through the bars of the cages to be collected. Free-range and cage-free are no better because they are grouped in larger spaces with more chickens, where they must climb on top of each other with no real room to move.
Some people believe that buying local or organic eggs from smaller farms or backyard chickens is humane, however the chicken is still being forced to produce an extreme and unnatural amount of eggs, thus putting unnecessary abuse on her body and shortening her life.
Although this piece focuses on the life of female chickens, it should be noted that a frequent practice in the industry is the grinding up of male chicks alive in machines similar to wood chippers after they hatch. Because they don't lay eggs, it doesn't make much economical sense to keep the male chicks alive.
Eggs (as well as all animal products) are unnecessary, unhealthy, replaceable, and never humane.
Activism is good for our mental health.
If we allow it, that is.
There's an inherent reward to doing something different, like participating in new activities, meeting new like-minded people, or attending new events.
Activism gives us a feeling of fulfillment, confidence, empowerment, and joy. Because we get to share a message with others - a message that really matters.
Yes, it's hard, painful, and traumatic sometimes. And that's exactly why it's so rewarding.
I know the world sucks sometimes. I really do.
Just think about this, though. Right now, there are thousands of people like you and me, who are pondering ways to help the animals.
People filming eye-opening documentaries and videos.
People creating new plant based alternatives to animal products.
People rescuing animals and providing them with loving homes.
People handing out flyers or doing letterbox drops.
People organizing events to get more like-minded people together.
It's an incredible feeling, knowing that there are so many of us out there. Yes, we're in the minority. But our movement is growing.
Right now, we may only be connected via a computer screen. But that connection gives us strength, and hope.
Stay proud, passionate, and persistent. There are many of us like you, who will never give up fighting for the animals. 💘🐾
One day, you will find that pairing soul. It will be a feeling beyond your imagination. You just can't help it but to adore them. You will feel your whole heart melt for this person. This beautiful soul will bring joy, laughter, calmness and so much inspiration, that you will finally see hope in front of you. For once, you can actually say, I'm in love. I can see a future with this person. I can share my life with this person. Maybe this one is not a lesson. Maybe this one is what they call a soulmate.
What happens when you search dairy cow in google images? You get this first image. The perfect looking cow in an open field looking healthy and well. The second picture is of a dairy cow at the end of its 'shelf life', exhausted, missing the calves that have been taken from her and broken in spirit. That is the true image of the dairy industry. Ditch dairy. Go vegan.