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My name is Emily. I'm a vegan and aspiring ESL teacher living in Little Rock, Arkansas. This is where I share things that, well, I'd like to share.

January 22, 2013 1:00 pm

Someone posted this on good ol’ Facebook, and I’m not sure how to respond. My first reaction is that the person who posted it (a white person) is using Bill Cosby to say, “See!! I’m not racist! Look at this black person saying that it’s black people’s fault that I think less of them!!!” 

It also bothers me that Cosby seems to be denying the existence of AAVE and/or advocating that it’s speakers be seen as less intelligent. 

Anyways, I know that there are people on tumblr who have a much better understanding of racism in the US and who will be better equipped to point out what exactly is wrong with this facebook post. 

Feedback please! Thanks!

September 8, 2012 6:27 pm
vegan-grindhag:

vegan-asshole:

empatheticvegan:

“On may 25th my day began as usual with Sobe’s eyes across my pillow whining to go outside, and Spade’s feet pressing against my back, it was our morning ritual. I let them out and noticed that Sobe who was solid white was lookin a little dingy so I decided I would put them in their cage to play while I cleaned my house and than bathe them before having them come in for the rest of the day. I walked the dogs to the backyard where their cage was, cleaned their water buckets and gave them fresh food and water, and than filled their swimming pool up so it would get semi warm for there bathes. I returned inside my home to clean and tidy the house…I was inside maybe an hour not knowing that my dogs were no longer in their cage but in the neighbors backyard.
    The dogs had pushed a small corner of their cage back and how they fit their selves through will remain a mystery to me but they did. While finishing the dishes I heard four of the most gutwrenching sounds of my life. I heard a set of two shotgun blasts, a brief pause and then a second set. Boom Boom…Boom Boom! and in that moment my heart literlly fell to the floor. I raced to my back door and screamed their names hoping to see their heads pop out of their dog house but no, I wouldnt see their faces however just beyond the sight of their cage I saw the Animal Control vehicle 200 yards from where I stood and it was then that I knew they shot them.I flew to my neighbors home where the news was delivered that “Yes Mam I was forced to shoot your dogs”
    All I asked was to have their bodies. It took me an hours worth of arguing as well as200 dollars to have them brought to my home. I was met by officers with arrogant attitudes, as if saying to me, you should be thanking me. I stopped your dogs before they killed someone or something. 
     Even still arguing with me as to where to lay their bodies, I wanted them laid on my front porch, which meant the officer would have to walk them across my yard getting his uniform bloody. He had managed to shoot them without so much as a single spec of blood getting on him and he wasnt about to get blood on his hands at the end of it. After standing there for ten minutes trying to convince me because I have a small child it would be in my best interest to allow them to dispose of the dogs because it would be distressing to her, I told the officers I believe there is no way around distressing my child. 
    As I watched the man first bring Spade to me then Sobe laying them side by side I noticed, these animals are shot in their sides not their face, not their chest! I asked the officer again,”So you shot these dogs in the side for violently charging you officer?” He replied, “Yes Mam I had no other choice.” I told the officers, “These were good dogs and had never bit anyone or anything, this officer was excessive for dogs that did not bite anyone or anything.” His supervisor looked me dead in the eyes and said and I quote, “These dogs were shot primarily for the potential harm they posed my officer.” 
    My tickets were then handed to me tickets, they had my dogs blood on them. I watched the officers return to their vehicles, no I’m sorry, and no remorse. Just an arrogant attitude and a fine. That was my payment for paying this city the liscence to have a dog and keeping my animals up to date on shots and having an enclosure, collars and tags around their necks, but I guess that only applies to people who dont have pitbulls.”Contribute nowTHIS IS A FUND SET UP FOR THE PITTS-BARNETT FAMILY TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR COURT AND ATTORNEY FEES.Even if you can’t donate please help spread awareness that pitbull owners go through this every day.  

What the fuck!?This is disgusting.If you’ve got anything at all to contribute, please do so <3  

This is awful, I hope you get some justice from this.

This is absolutely sickening. 

vegan-grindhag:

vegan-asshole:

empatheticvegan:

“On may 25th my day began as usual with Sobe’s eyes across my pillow whining to go outside, and Spade’s feet pressing against my back, it was our morning ritual. I let them out and noticed that Sobe who was solid white was lookin a little dingy so I decided I would put them in their cage to play while I cleaned my house and than bathe them before having them come in for the rest of the day. I walked the dogs to the backyard where their cage was, cleaned their water buckets and gave them fresh food and water, and than filled their swimming pool up so it would get semi warm for there bathes. I returned inside my home to clean and tidy the house…I was inside maybe an hour not knowing that my dogs were no longer in their cage but in the neighbors backyard.

    The dogs had pushed a small corner of their cage back and how they fit their selves through will remain a mystery to me but they did. While finishing the dishes I heard four of the most gutwrenching sounds of my life. I heard a set of two shotgun blasts, a brief pause and then a second set. Boom Boom…Boom Boom! and in that moment my heart literlly fell to the floor. I raced to my back door and screamed their names hoping to see their heads pop out of their dog house but no, I wouldnt see their faces however just beyond the sight of their cage I saw the Animal Control vehicle 200 yards from where I stood and it was then that I knew they shot them.I flew to my neighbors home where the news was delivered that “Yes Mam I was forced to shoot your dogs”

    All I asked was to have their bodies. It took me an hours worth of arguing as well as200 dollars to have them brought to my home. I was met by officers with arrogant attitudes, as if saying to me, you should be thanking me. I stopped your dogs before they killed someone or something. 

     Even still arguing with me as to where to lay their bodies, I wanted them laid on my front porch, which meant the officer would have to walk them across my yard getting his uniform bloody. He had managed to shoot them without so much as a single spec of blood getting on him and he wasnt about to get blood on his hands at the end of it. After standing there for ten minutes trying to convince me because I have a small child it would be in my best interest to allow them to dispose of the dogs because it would be distressing to her, I told the officers I believe there is no way around distressing my child. 

    As I watched the man first bring Spade to me then Sobe laying them side by side I noticed, these animals are shot in their sides not their face, not their chest! I asked the officer again,”So you shot these dogs in the side for violently charging you officer?” He replied, “Yes Mam I had no other choice.” I told the officers, “These were good dogs and had never bit anyone or anything, this officer was excessive for dogs that did not bite anyone or anything.” His supervisor looked me dead in the eyes and said and I quote, “These dogs were shot primarily for the potential harm they posed my officer.” 

    My tickets were then handed to me tickets, they had my dogs blood on them. I watched the officers return to their vehicles, no I’m sorry, and no remorse. Just an arrogant attitude and a fine. That was my payment for paying this city the liscence to have a dog and keeping my animals up to date on shots and having an enclosure, collars and tags around their necks, but I guess that only applies to people who dont have pitbulls.”
Contribute now
THIS IS A FUND SET UP FOR THE PITTS-BARNETT FAMILY TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR COURT AND ATTORNEY FEES.
Even if you can’t donate please help spread awareness that pitbull owners go through this every day.  

What the fuck!?
This is disgusting.
If you’ve got anything at all to contribute, please do so <3  

This is awful, I hope you get some justice from this.

This is absolutely sickening. 

(via veganangst)

July 7, 2012 10:51 am

My cat Caillou is currently hospitalized and I’m broke as shit.

everycage:

quoilecanard:

This is Caillou. He’s currently being hospitalized for a blocked urinary tract. This is a life-threatening situation which requires him to be hospitalized for at least 48 hours while they flush out his bladder and tract, and already his vet bills are going to be over $1,300. I applied for Care Credit and was denied due to having no verifiable income. I currently need to pay rent on top of his vet bills but I had to spend all of my rent money just so they would take him in today. I’m going back tomorrow morning and they’re going to possibly need to keep him for longer, so I may have to pay even more (and I have currently only paid $700).

I feel like a total douche for asking for money from anyone, but I don’t know what else to do. If anyone can help in even the slightest bit, I would be beyond grateful. If you’d like to, you can donate through paypal here: Donate here. 

Thank you in advance to anyone who helps. If you can’t donate, even just reblogging this for a signal boost would be awesome.

Donation made!
Best of luck to the both of you. <3 

(via another-vegan-feminist)

June 17, 2012 1:21 pm
animalavenger:

This is Lil’ Sister the Dog - German Shepherd Dog-Golden Retriever Mix

Lil’ Sister will be put down at Malvern Animal Shelter on June 20, 2012




Age: Approx. 6 Months    Gender: Female    Kennel #No kennel number

Personality / Description
Lil’ Sister is very scared. She doesn’t know why she is there and she misses her friends and her family. She is darling, just scared. She seems fine with everyone and the other dogs, but is just sad and scared and lonely on the cold concrete. She is a stray and will be euthenized in the next week if we can’t find a place for her. Mary Ann saw her in the shelter and said shes as sweet as she can be, fine with the other dogs.If you are interested in Lil’ Sister, dont call the shelter, call Mary Ann Taft right away, this little dumpling needs out. Shes gonna be a big girl, so make sure you have room in your home and your heart to keep her forever. Her adopt fee is 85 local and 100 out of state. Transport can be arranged for 150-200 depending on where you live. She will be spayed and given shots, but will not have a heart worm test unless requested and if she is positive, the adopter/rescue will incur the expense. If you want to sponsor her, you can use this chip in for the shelter. Please dont let her die http://sacmalverncityshelter.chipin.com/malvern-animal-shelter-and-stop-cruelty-in-hot-spring-county-arkansas



Where to Adopt
Malvern Animal Shelter, MALVERN, AR 72104
Reason being at shelter: Stray


For more information, call: (501) 276-2385 or email:mataft@netscape.com

animalavenger:

This is Lil’ Sister the Dog - German Shepherd Dog-Golden Retriever Mix


Lil’ Sister will be put down at Malvern Animal Shelter on June 20, 2012


Age: Approx. 6 Months    Gender: Female    Kennel #No kennel number

Personality / Description

Lil’ Sister is very scared. She doesn’t know why she is there and she misses her friends and her family. She is darling, just scared. She seems fine with everyone and the other dogs, but is just sad and scared and lonely on the cold concrete. She is a stray and will be euthenized in the next week if we can’t find a place for her. Mary Ann saw her in the shelter and said shes as sweet as she can be, fine with the other dogs.If you are interested in Lil’ Sister, dont call the shelter, call Mary Ann Taft right away, this little dumpling needs out. Shes gonna be a big girl, so make sure you have room in your home and your heart to keep her forever. Her adopt fee is 85 local and 100 out of state. Transport can be arranged for 150-200 depending on where you live. She will be spayed and given shots, but will not have a heart worm test unless requested and if she is positive, the adopter/rescue will incur the expense. If you want to sponsor her, you can use this chip in for the shelter. Please dont let her die http://sacmalverncityshelter.chipin.com/malvern-animal-shelter-and-stop-cruelty-in-hot-spring-county-arkansas

Where to Adopt

Malvern Animal Shelter
, MALVERN, AR 72104
Reason being at shelter: 
Stray
For more information, call: (501) 276-2385 or email:mataft@netscape.com

(via chronicallyvegan)

July 24, 2011 6:00 pm