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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.

December 31, 2012 4:03 pm
pureveganimagination:

I have the pig drawing on a t-shirt from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s clothing shop (http://www.compassionatecook.com/merchandise). I love it so much :D

pureveganimagination:

I have the pig drawing on a t-shirt from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s clothing shop (http://www.compassionatecook.com/merchandise). I love it so much :D

(Source: fuckyeahveganlife, via pureveganimagination-deactivate)

December 10, 2012 7:14 pm
Factory Farm Workers

vegasmo:

Never forget, the people you pay to inflict suffering for you, also suffer for you.

(via chronicallyvegan)

March 25, 2012 4:41 pm March 19, 2012 12:41 am
veganwinters:

Tuve que regresar a postear esto!!!!

(So you love animals and eat meat. Tell me, how does it feel to be so hypocritical.)

veganwinters:

Tuve que regresar a postear esto!!!!

(So you love animals and eat meat. Tell me, how does it feel to be so hypocritical.)

(via ka-j)

January 30, 2012 2:59 pm

veganskinnybitch:

Most brilliant response to the question asked of vegans/vegetarians: Where do you get your protein?

This woman is schooling all these mother fuckers. Go girl. 

(Source: marissalc, via vegpocalypsenow)

January 28, 2012 7:51 pm

The old one-person-can’t-change-the-world-so-why-bother argument:

maason:

“Vegan alternatives are not inherently better for animals or the planet. Pleather and faux fur—staples of vegan fashion—are petroleum-based products. The environmental devastation caused by petroleum—climate change, oil spills, toxic water, acid rain, genetic mutations—are well known and vast. While many vegans will tout the environmental values of hybrid cars, bicycling, reusable shopping bags and eliminating demand for factory farms, the analysis rarely curbs the demand for couture. Sure, cows were not slaughtered for our beloved shoes, coats and belts. However, plenty of other animals were destroyed when their habitats were ransacked, covered in oil, poisoned and abandoned.

If the world as we know it were to go vegan, the dietary shift would not save animals or preserve land. Many of the plant-based products that vegans rely on come from subsidiaries of the largest food corporations. General Mills, Kraft, Heinz and ConAgra—big hands in animal industries—are the purveyors of some of the most popular soymilk, tofu, prepared food and meat substitute brands.”

An interesting read about:

http://www.theprecarious.com/content/vegans-miss-larger-point

Too bad Zoe thought it would be a good idea to use one source for her article on veganism. Not that I wear a pleather suit with faux fur trim most days, but I highly doubt the about of patroleum used to make vegan friendly clothing come’s anywhere near the about of fossil fuels that are used by animal industries. The same can be said for Zoe’s misinformed conclusion that eating soy products is terrible given that so much deforestation takes place for the sake of growing soy beans (last time I checked, I ate way less than any cow). The gist of the article is that there is no way to do anything good for the world unless you join a commune somewhere, and that it is possible to do more harm than good as a vegan. I guess, on the internet, anything can be published by anyone. Oh you silly, silly, carnivores, when are you going to come to the light?

January 17, 2012 11:40 pm

Dear Sir who trolled me at Kroger’s today,

You are a drain on society. If you truly are a “high school football coach,” I can only hope that your students see, as I do, that you are a total moron and a jerk. I’m sure you thought it would be funny to pick on a young, and probably timid woman shopping for Tofurkey by brandishing the cuts of steak and rotisserie chicken you were buying. Oh the comedic genius. The thing is, if you choked on that meat tonight (we can only hope), that wouldn’t even make up for the amount of suffering you caused and ignorance you perpetuated during your life.  Your life has been negative for the earth. You are a bigoted, speciesist, and sexist parasite. 

I wish the worst for you and all the other carnivores like you.

Sincerely,

Emily

December 28, 2011 5:31 pm December 21, 2011 11:08 am
Fuck you, I'm not thinking: TO PUT IT BLUNTLY, REGARDING MILITANT VEGANS: A RESPONSE TO THE "ENSLAVEMENT, RAPE, MURDER", PHOTOSET

veganlove:

rageagainstthemobilesuit:

This whole vegan phenomenon is a first world problem. Some vegans actually understand this. The more militant “holier than thou” sect? Not so much.

In my experience most vegans I’ve encountered are extreme misanthropes who look down on humanity for certain perceived injustices towards other…

Lolz, youre fucking pathetic. Its amazing how uncaring and uncompassionate some people (like you) are. Man the fuck up and start giving a damn about the oppresion that goes on in this world. I wonder how you would feel if you were on the other side of the fence? You should start considering how your actions effect others around you. A$$hole.

To put it bluntly, if vegans seem “holier than though,” it’s only because they see all the suffering going on in the world and just wish you would do your part to stop it. Eating meat is wrong.  It is bad for the environment, it is bad for out bodies, it’s a drain on a now waning food supply, and plus the animals suffer for every day of their short lives. 

Milking a cow isn’t rape, you’re right. Artificial insemination is. Rape is rape is rape. Does that mean that I’m more upset about the rape of cattle than the rape of humans? No, and assuming that I am only demonstrates how close minded you are to veganism and how little you actually understand about any vegan you know.  I can’t speak for everyone, but the vegans I know and I see the torture, rape, and enslavement of all creatures as equally wrong. Animal rights are human rights.

No a cow is not a cat, just like you are not a dolphin, or a gorilla, or me. Although we are not the same person, I am sure that we would both have similar reactions to being mistreated.  Neither of us want to be raped, beaten, caged, slaughtered, or eaten. I’m sure right now you’re thinking, but humans are not non-human animals. And I wouldn’t argue with you. However, is being human the prerequisite for deserving rights? Vegans would say no, and they would add that no living creature deserves to suffer nor do humans have the right to cause suffering to non-human animals.  

No, cats are not cows are not humans.  But all of them should have the right to lead a life without enslavement and suffering. 

The thing is, I guess I think that the way animals are treated today, especially animals who are thought of as food, is insane and awful and disgusting. It sickens me to think about what they do to pigs, chickens, sheep, turkeys, cows, and many other animals.  I guess what I don’t get about people that eat meat is how upset they get over human suffering.  I mean, if your willing to support the rape of a cow, why does human rape bother you?  I mean, if A is not B, then I does A give a shit what happens to B at all? Right?

The thing is, allowing maltreatment of any living creature (and excusing it under the argument of “A is not B”) is bad for everyone. The answer is to treat every one, human and non-human, as an individual and with respect. Vegans are only trying to do their part in making this world a more loving and less violent place, please forgive us if we get irritated by your close minded rationale. There’s simply no way you can look at eating meat and the meat industry that it supports and think, this is fine and doesn’t hurt humans at all. When you wake up from that dream, veganism will be here for you. 

December 14, 2011 11:17 am
veghead:

vegangirls:

singinslowmotion:

I have this on my messenger bag!

This is going on my jacket

Methinks I shall get it for my messenger bag/jacket.  There are a couple that I like :3.

I just had a conversation about the value of tradition and the use of the term as an excuse for meat consumption. As if tradition was sacred or somehow a better argument for torture and murder than simple preference. The meat industry is every bit as sick as any human genocide you can think of, and every bit as repulsive as human slavery and rape. I am convinced that anyone that ever bothers to argue against veganism is merely fighting to defend a guilty conscience, and those that passively continue to support the meat and animal industry are desperately trying to maintain their ignorance and perceived innocence.  We may be the most intelligent species, but what we have done and continue to do to each other, other living creatures, and the earth only proves that we are the worst thing to ever happen to this planet. 

veghead:

vegangirls:

singinslowmotion:

I have this on my messenger bag!

This is going on my jacket

Methinks I shall get it for my messenger bag/jacket.  There are a couple that I like :3.

I just had a conversation about the value of tradition and the use of the term as an excuse for meat consumption. As if tradition was sacred or somehow a better argument for torture and murder than simple preference. The meat industry is every bit as sick as any human genocide you can think of, and every bit as repulsive as human slavery and rape. I am convinced that anyone that ever bothers to argue against veganism is merely fighting to defend a guilty conscience, and those that passively continue to support the meat and animal industry are desperately trying to maintain their ignorance and perceived innocence.  We may be the most intelligent species, but what we have done and continue to do to each other, other living creatures, and the earth only proves that we are the worst thing to ever happen to this planet. 

(via veghead-deactivated20120123)

November 17, 2011 7:35 pm

Pro-choice Vegans..

veganlove:

roronamrah:

If a foetus isn’t a baby even though it’s fertilised, then what is your issue with eating unfertilised [free range] eggs?

…eh, probably something to do with consent.

because, vegans do not eat any animal products. Regardless of how ‘humane’ the animals are kept. Personally, I think eggs are disgusting. I have never liked the taste and have never been keen on them. I guess it’s hard for most others to understand this.

Not to mention the terrible conditions in which egg laying hens are kept (yes, even if the carton says free range). Free range often means as many hens as possible crammed into a barn; maybe there aren’t any cages, but humane? I think not. Can I support this because I sometimes enjoy eating eggs? No. 

Also, taking the entire pro-choice argument and boiling it down to the argument over personhood, or when life begins, or whatever you want to call it, is to show utter disregard for the movement itself. I honestly feel that the argument over personhood and when it begins is a republican/tea party ploy to distract the public from the real issues. Will abortion stop if it is outlawed. Nope, sorry. Does pro-choice mean pro-abortion. Nope again. I’m not advocating for people to have abortions, I am advocating for giving women and girls the resources and education they need to make the right decision for themselves, pre and post conception. This is about keeping abortion safe and legal so that it is available for a woman when she needs it. Cutting off resources to a woman in a time of need and vulnerability is exactly the kind of ridiculous callous behavior that I have come to expect only from the most fundamental conservatives (which is unfortunate, because I try so hard not to be disgusted by them). Better education. More medical resources. Choice for all women. And oh yeah, Go vegan too.

(rant over) 

September 11, 2011 12:48 pm August 30, 2011 10:26 am
Fewer Chickens Killed as Demand for Meat Drops

veganlove:

it’s a small change, but it’s a start !!!

Yay good(ish) news!

August 22, 2011 9:38 pm

Your angry and defensive stance

Only tells me that you’re afraid I’m right. If you ask why I’m vegan, I’m going to tell you why (I think it’s wrong to take another life for the sake of my eating and life style preferences). Of course eating whatever I wanted would be easier, and, of course, not thinking about where my clothing and cosmetics came from would be much easier. But it is because I hold the belief that every living creature deserves a life free of suffering that I choose to do as much as possible to make sure that I don’t use or consume any product that would result in said suffering. This is not an elitist stance. I believe something, and, because of this, I do something that upholds that belief. If you’re not vegan, I’m sure you can think of a similar belief-plus-resulting-action combo of your own. Maybe you believe it’s important to make good grades, so you study for your exams and do your homework. Same thing. You probably even think that, if I care about grades, I should also study and do my homework, right? So yes, I would love for you to be a vegan. Honestly, it would thrill me. We could cook together or have a vegan potluck or something. The fact that you get so defensive after asking me why I’m vegan and then accuse me of being self righteous simply doesn’t make sense. Then you explain to me that you don’t feel guilty, that factory farming doesn’t bother you, that the animals aren’t really suffering, that me being vegan doesn’t really effect anything, that you enjoy eating meat, oh yeah, and that you DON’T FEEL GUILTY. I’m sorry if I struck a cord, but your anger simply doesn’t follow. If you really disagreed with me, then you wouldn’t be angry, just like I’m not angry when you tell me that I my teeth were designed for eating meat. I simply know you’re wrong. Maybe that’s the problem; we both know you’re wrong. 

August 10, 2011 2:13 pm

real food.

tommyxvx:

pcmiv:

It always amazes me how averse people are to eating a “hotdog” made out of tofu and seasonings, yet are so eager to eat a hotdog made from multiple pigs’ assholes.

When are we gonna get some REAL food?

(via deadxjournal)