kronicaa:

theveganabolitionist:

kronicaa:

I have 0 respect and 0 tolerance over naggy, bitchy, and preachy vegans. Like lol nice to meat you

Goddamn, acquire some semblance of an education. It’s not that hard.

Spotted the vegan.

Lol nah son, I’m about to mother fuckin’ educate you. See, us humans we’re built to be omnivores (Surprising huh?) But then again we must need both meats and veggies to stay fit on a healthy diet. When you eat healthy amounts of foods you can build your body to take on various illnesses.

"Beef, veal, and pork are packed with high-quality protein. They are also a nutrient-dense source of iron and zinc, minerals that many Americans have trouble getting. While it is possible to get enough iron or zinc without eating meat, it’s not easy. Eating lean meat is also a dandy way to get vitamin B12, niacin, and vitamin B6. So, including some lean meat in your diet can be nutritionally uplifting." (x)

Without these types of vitamins and minerals you’ll not only become weak physically but also with fighting off viruses. Most beefy/fit people are absolute meat lovers but they also enjoy a lil’ bit of veggies (you know, because it’s good for you). See, I’m not a total salad hater. In fact, they’re fuckin’ delicious with some  ’Thousand Island’ sauce and some crab meat. 

Another thing is the problem if so many people ‘go vegan’. Vegans have been missing these helpful nutrients almost critically.

Animal protein contains all the essential amino acids in the right ratios. It is important for muscle mass and bone health, to name a few. Vegans don’t get any animal protein, which can have negative effects on body composition (2345).

Creatine helps form an energy reservoir in cells. Studies show that vegetarians are deficient in creatine, which has harmful effects on muscleand brain function (678).

Carnosine is protective against various degenerative processes in the body and may protect against aging. It is found only in animal foods (91011).

Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) is the most active form of Omega-3 fatty acids in the body and primarily found in animal foods. The plant form of Omega-3s, ALA, is inefficiently converted to DHA in the body (121314).’

(x)

That sate and other sites have a buncha reasons and sited back articles that Vegan diets are terrible for the health of the average human. Also on the whole bullshit for animal rights, like, top kek. I’m all for eating meat and sustaining a healthy diet and all that, but I wouldn’t care if a cow died for my plate. As long as that cow was used in every way shape or form after it’s died, I’m alright. Lower animals serve a cause in sustaining us humans, after all we are pretty much on top of the food chain. So who the fuck cares if a pig, cow, chicken, sheep dies for my plate? God stop being so sensitive. 

TL;DR…

Stop using god damn guilt tripping and scare tactics to trip others into something they don’t know about. PETA fuckers.

I think I’ll take my chances with lower creatine and eat more DHA to compensate, and enjoy a life free of heart disease and cancer.

1, 2, 3.

Also, there’s little to no point in arguing with someone who is literally so selfish and cruel that they have no concern whatsoever for other beings who suffer and die to end up as a ten minute meal.

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bidyke:

theveganabolitionist:

bidyke:

theveganabolitionist:

[snip]

Except this isn’t a zero-sum game, and this type of dialogue reeks of gold-star purism.

I mean, really, what is the function of this argument? What does it do? It reinforces the boundary between vegan and non-vegan as a way of furthering the “purity” of the self-appointed “true” vegans.

What’s the point? It doesn’t benefit animals in any way (which, let’s not forget, should always be at the center of the discussion here), and the only humans that it benefits are those who wish to consider themselves “more vegan than thou”.

The point isn’t to be “more vegan than thou”. The point is that you either view animals as sentient beings deserving of moral consideration, or you don’t. The point is to view animals consistently as worthwhile beings, not just when it’s convenient and easy. It’s like encouraging a serial killer to gradually ween off of killing children, and praising him when he terrorizes one less innocent being per week, like that’s something to be proud of. The vegan movement gains nothing by watering down the value of animals, by relegating them to beings of importance only when we feel like it.

In which case, shouldn’t we be talking about commitment to animal rights? Which is a completely separate discussion?

Also, please remember that people have to deal with various circumstances that make it difficult for them to become vegan. Society trains us not to be serial killers of humans. It also trains us to treat the killing and consumption of animals as natural and morally valid. Society makes it hard for people to be serial killers. It also makes it hard for people to be vegan.

Life doesn’t happen in a separate sphere where people can live perfectly according to ideals. Life happens in context, through difficulty and circumstance. Holding people to high ideals when they’re trying to do their best despite their circumstances and social context doesn’t help anyone.

Also recall that privilege and oppression heavily play into those circumstances, and that a lot of people who are “mostly vegan” are also people who simply aren’t able to, for various reasons (all, I believe, related to the way society makes it hard for people to become vegan).

This kind of dialogue erases all that and basically throws out the baby with the bathwater.

How are those separate arguments? Veganism IS commitment to animal rights. You can’t be an advocate for animal rights without committing fully to veganism.

You keep referring to all these circumstances that make it difficult for someone to go vegan, but these circumstances all pale in comparison to how difficult it is for the animals that we’re NOT vegan. Most people who call themselves “mostly vegan” aren’t living in remote ice villages and they aren’t homeless. They’re people who simply don’t want to give up cookies with eggs in them, and that’s what we’re talking about here, not the minute populations who might have serious objections to veganism.

(Source: cowfanclub)

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glitchin-g:

theveganabolitionist:

i-incubus:

Just because I’m vegan, it doesn’t mean I’m going to shove my choice down your throat. I don’t care what you eat or what you do, don’t expect me to comment on your steak or chicken nuggets

I honestly don’t give a shit, eat whatever the hell you want

I really don’t understand this mentality. Like if you believe it’s wrong to torture and kill animals, why don’t you believe it’s wrong for other people to do it?

because shoving your choice down someone’s throat won’t change their opinion. if they have the cold, hard facts and make that lifestyle choice, a plus to them; but if they don’t, there isn’t much else you can do unfortunately.
some people cannot handle iron supplements or pills and need actual meat, and some people aren’t vegan because of the killing of animals, they’re vegan because it was a choice they made for their health or preference. just because you believe something to be wrong, doesn’t make it a universal wrong, and while the methods and act of killing an animal is horrid in many ways, most people need meat in their diets, along with most other animals. unfortunately it’s the truth of life and how things are, it’s great if you don’t eat meat, and all the power to you in doing it, but if people don’t shove meat down your throat, don’t shove your vegan lifestyle down theirs or make them sound horrible for respecting other people’s choices.

Veganism isn’t as simple as “I choose to eat pizza instead of vegetables”. We’re talking about living, breathing, sentient beings who live as our slaves and die as our meals. When your “choices” impact other beings with feelings and lives, that’s where it’s no longer your “choice”.

Also, “vegans” who eat that way for health still wear non-vegan clothes and non-vegan cosmetics and heaven knows what else. They’re plant-based eaters, not vegans.

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graddykins:

power-of-plants:

Okay, consider this:

Vegans have absolutely no reason to lie to you about conditions of meat, dairy, and egg farms. By exposing those industries, they do not personally gain anything. But the government has billions of dollars riding on animal agriculture.

Think long and hard about that before you accuse vegans of propaganda and brainwashing.

this! 

(via vegan-queen)

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Maybe I should consider taking my medication more regularly, so I can stop having melt downs. I ‘unno.

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be-their-sound:

Gorgeous 8 year old Snowshoe Siamese for Adoption - NY/CT/NJ

Ming is an 8 year old neutered male Snowshoe Siamese who is looking for his soulmate. He was pulled from the kill list from a high kill shelter just hours before he would’ve been put to death. Unfortunately, for a number of reasons, I will not be able to provide Ming with a permanent home. [Click here for a previous post about Ming.]

A bit about Ming:

Ming is VERY affectionate! He has loved everyone he has met, and will greet you with a purr and a head butt. His meow is extremely cute, and he likes to ask for attention, his food and he just likes to say hello!

Ming is a lover, not a fighter but he does “love bite”. Some cats show affection to their human and animal friends by nibbling and licking. These “love bites” have never been aggressive, but due to the size of his canines, they pinch a bit on bare skin! He has no problem if you gently push him away - but he will continue to purr and ask for more love. :)

Ming is in wonderful health, considering his ordeal. He came to me with a URI which is almost completely gone. He is obese, but is not suffering any side effects at all. I had a full blood panel done on him, and he is VERY healthy! All levels came back normal. He is up to date on all his shots and neutered. The hair that is gone on his back is a result of matting.

Adoption

Ming would do best in a home with older children, and an experienced cat parent. His new person must be ok with his love bites, or be willing to work with him to channel his love elsewhere. Ming must be indoor only. He needs to lose weight, so high quality, low calorie food is a must. With a proper introduction he should be fine with other cats. He has NOT been dog tested. (Unless you have birds in a different room inaccessible to cats, Ming isn’t for you. He has shown a lot of interest in my cockatiel, who is terrified of him.)

If you are interested in adopting Ming, please email me at betheirsound@gmail.com. I will ask for your information, information of anyone in your household, personal references, vet reference etc. I will likely require a home visit. I am willing to drive up to two hours(NY/CT/NJ) to bring him to the perfect home. Please note: I will not adopt out to anyone who has outdoor cats, anyone under the age of 18 or anyone who doesn’t have references. 

If you are lucky enough to be adopted by Ming…

You’ll be getting one cool cat. 

Eco-friendly bamboo food/water dishes & his most favoritest bed.

1 year free of Home Again Microchip.

All his vet info (duh).

and a $25 gift card to the pet supply store of your choice. 

Please email me if you are interested. Please signal boost to help me match Ming up with his soulmate!

(via msbivegan)

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bisexual-community:

But on a side note queer folks let’s bring on some statistics, okay: looking at the “B” in LGBTQ…

pinkpurplebluepride:

But on a side note queer folks let’s bring on some statistics, okay:

  • Bisexuals are at the bottom of tolerance levels, just above intravenous drug users, according to a survey of 1,334 heteros
  • Bi youth between 14 and 21 are more likely to be suicidal than any other sexually identified group—University of Minnesota
  • One out of three lesbians believed that bisexuality does not exist, giving responses like: “I was born [homosexual]; some are born heterosexual. I find it hard to believe that people can be bisexual.”
  •  Bisexuals have significantly lower incomes than heterosexuals, gays and lesbians. Gay men and lesbians earn between 2 and 3 percent less than heterosexuals, while bisexuals earn between 10 and 15 percent less than heterosexuals
  • Nearly half of all bisexual women are survivors of rape.
  • Bisexuals face greater physical and mental health disparities than lesbians, gays, and the broader population. Bisexuals are also less likely to have access to insurance or financial resources for health care.

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bidyke:

theveganabolitionist:

bidyke:

theveganabolitionist:

cowfanclub:

I know I’ve said this before but I REALLY don’t understand the “mostly vegan” diet option on okcupid. If you’ve picked “mostly vegan” I’m assuming that occasionally you have a cookie or something that isn’t vegan in which case YOU AREN’T VEGAN SO STOP CALLING YOURSELF VEGAN

!!!

No, for real?

Like anything else, veganism is a process. I was “mostly vegan” for the first two or three years of my veganism. I had exceptions for chocolate, for example, because I didn’t know most bitter chocolate was vegan. I ate vegetarian once a week when visiting my dad and his wife because they’d been newly married and she didn’t know how to cook vegan food. I ate honey every now and again (though never bought it) because I thought it was relatively harmless.

Over the years you learn things, the people around you learn things, you go through a process. I stopped eating non-vegan chocolate when I discovered about bitter chocolate and learned how to make vegan desserts that aced anything else, vegan or not. My dad’s wife gradually learned how to cook vegan, which matched my growing inability to eat non-vegan food without having nightmares afterwards. I stopped eating honey when I became familiar with the facts about beekeeping.

I haven’t touched non-vegan food in seven years now, which means I don’t have a cell in my body that bears the trace of nonhuman animal suffering. But you can’t expect people to go from 0 to 100 in no time. Fuck that.

Make room for mistakes.

Make room for development.

Make room for process.

There’s a vast difference between not knowing what l-cystine is and willfully eating non-vegan baked goods and meals. I agree that it’s a process in a lot of ways, but I simply didn’t call myself vegan when I wasn’t one. Either you’re committed to ending animal suffering, or you’re not.

Except this isn’t a zero-sum game, and this type of dialogue reeks of gold-star purism.

I mean, really, what is the function of this argument? What does it do? It reinforces the boundary between vegan and non-vegan as a way of furthering the “purity” of the self-appointed “true” vegans.

What’s the point? It doesn’t benefit animals in any way (which, let’s not forget, should always be at the center of the discussion here), and the only humans that it benefits are those who wish to consider themselves “more vegan than thou”.

The point isn’t to be “more vegan than thou”. The point is that you either view animals as sentient beings deserving of moral consideration, or you don’t. The point is to view animals consistently as worthwhile beings, not just when it’s convenient and easy. It’s like encouraging a serial killer to gradually ween off of killing children, and praising him when he terrorizes one less innocent being per week, like that’s something to be proud of. The vegan movement gains nothing by watering down the value of animals, by relegating them to beings of importance only when we feel like it.

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bufotoxin:

what’s the deal with the posts i keep seeing that are like “mentally ill people CANNOT HELP being abusive please do not blame them for being abusive since they can’t control it uwu” like i am sympathetic to the idea that mental illness sometimes causes people to behave in hurtful ways but i don’t think that means other people are obligated to put up with it, particularly when those most likely to be targeted by that behavior are other mentally ill people

Uh… not to mention the fact that mentally I’ll people aren’t universally abusive, that that’s a harmful old stereotype that needs to die.

(via bi-sexual-bi-polar-bi-tch)

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bidyke:

theveganabolitionist:

cowfanclub:

I know I’ve said this before but I REALLY don’t understand the “mostly vegan” diet option on okcupid. If you’ve picked “mostly vegan” I’m assuming that occasionally you have a cookie or something that isn’t vegan in which case YOU AREN’T VEGAN SO STOP CALLING YOURSELF VEGAN

!!!

No, for real?

Like anything else, veganism is a process. I was “mostly vegan” for the first two or three years of my veganism. I had exceptions for chocolate, for example, because I didn’t know most bitter chocolate was vegan. I ate vegetarian once a week when visiting my dad and his wife because they’d been newly married and she didn’t know how to cook vegan food. I ate honey every now and again (though never bought it) because I thought it was relatively harmless.

Over the years you learn things, the people around you learn things, you go through a process. I stopped eating non-vegan chocolate when I discovered about bitter chocolate and learned how to make vegan desserts that aced anything else, vegan or not. My dad’s wife gradually learned how to cook vegan, which matched my growing inability to eat non-vegan food without having nightmares afterwards. I stopped eating honey when I became familiar with the facts about beekeeping.

I haven’t touched non-vegan food in seven years now, which means I don’t have a cell in my body that bears the trace of nonhuman animal suffering. But you can’t expect people to go from 0 to 100 in no time. Fuck that.

Make room for mistakes.

Make room for development.

Make room for process.

There’s a vast difference between not knowing what l-cystine is and willfully eating non-vegan baked goods and meals. I agree that it’s a process in a lot of ways, but I simply didn’t call myself vegan when I wasn’t one. Either you’re committed to ending animal suffering, or you’re not.

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