@Anonymous "Hi i sent the message about the lamb leg. It was recommended to fill a trolley with chilled animal goods & then abandon it so that the items cant be bought. I cant stress enough why this is a bad idea. It will only add to the stress the staff are under as we have to get rid of all the items & abandoned trolleys are HIGHLY suspicious. Not to mention we remember faces, theres CCTV & at the worst youll be suspected of trying to steal. Is it better for the food to be trashed or eaten? :("

itsalmosttangible:

adviceforvegans:

That’s so sad. I wish that with supermarkets, there was a rule that any food going to waste could be given to homeless people. :( 

Isn’t it worse for animals to be killed for nothing and thrown in the bin?

No. It’s disrespectful to eat animal corpses, period. It’s not about “waste”. We don’t say that human corpses are “wasted” when not eaten. Why do we say that about animals?

9 09.16.14
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heartsandroars:

So my sister is law is throwing a birthday party for my brother at a restaurant…and she said we were gonna go to an Asian restaurant. So she started sending me a bunch of Asian restaurant names to check the menus out to see if they had vegan options for me. And they all do because Asian places are always vegan-friendly. Later on she sends me another saying “Gemma check this one out, see if they have something for you” and the name was Sato Chan and I was busy so I told her “I can’t check but they probably do.”

So today I decided to look at the website to see where it’s located because it’s tomorrow. Lo and behold, it’s a STEAK HOUSE! LMAO! So I was like, “okay Gemma…don’t panic…look at the menu.” I go to the menu page and firstly it’s all in French with no English versions. And basically there is not ONE THING on the menu for me lmao! Even the salads have dairy dressings and meat in them!

So tomorrow guys, I’m going to have to pull some tricks out of my sleeve and create my own dish. Lets hope the waiters are friendly and in a good mood loll. 

SIDE DISHES on the menu are these:
• Frites fraiches – I think this just means french fries
• Pure de pomme de terre – I’m guessing this is mashed potatoes
• Epinards sauté – Sautéed spinach
• Champignons sauté – Sautéed mushrooms
• Legumes sauté – Sautéed vegetables

So basically I’ll be making a dish out of side dishes….I’ll probably be eating either french fries or mashed potatoes with veggies. I mean that actually doesn’t sound bad to me… but it’ll be funny.

EDIT: I just remembered, I can’t have mashed potatoes at a restaurant because unlike me, they use butter and milk to make theirs. French fries it is.

Their stuff is probs sautéed in butter/creamy oils as well. =/

1 09.16.14
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gigglespits:

i inspired someone to try veganism today through talking about the environmental impacts of animal agriculture, animal welfare, and health. 

i feel so proud of myself, and happy for my friend. But a little sad for him, because he’s never tried hummus before, poor bastard. His world is about to be changed for the better. He’s out buying his first container as I type this. 

I can’t imagine living without hummus. I even know carnists who love it.

3 09.16.14
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@Anonymous "Something I wonder about is what if it's flesh from an animal that was not killed for its flesh or for sport. For example, something that wandered out into traffic or was killed because it's an invasive species harmful to the environment to which it was introduced (nutria, wild pigs, snakehead fish, asian carp, lionfish in the Caribbean, etc). Unethical to eat yes or no and why"

thatvegancosplayer:

I would say unethical to eat, because it’s still not something we need to consume. When an animal gets hit by a car in the wild, for instance, it would be best just to let it decompose. (Unless it was exposed to or has a bunch of human stuff on it like…oil??) Scavengers can pick at the body and what isn’t consumed will just go back into the soil for nutrients n stuff.

I would also say let nature take its course with an invasive species, especially if it isn’t directly effecting us or causing a cataclysm of terrible events to follow it. Let natural selection do the work.

If you wouldn’t eat a human corpse that died that way, why would you think it’s okay to eat an animal corpse? That’s my rule of thumb.

6 09.16.14
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superfoodsfan:

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superfoodsfan:

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shesaidfuckabees:

Holler if you’re #veganforlife ❤️🐥🐷🐮🐱🐶🐯🐒🐟🌿 #vegan

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feminist-vegan:

It’s so frustrating to try and join an animal welfare club when they open with “that doesn’t mean you can’t eat meat or anything” then continue to talk about dogs and dog shelters and dog food drives and dogs dogs dogs

wat

15 09.16.14
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tonykingpark:

So we’re running out of food in the house. Actually, no, we’re running out of food in the house FOR ME. I’ve been eating pasta and peanut butter sandwiches for the past week because my mom doesn’t want to buy enough food for me. She’ll buy me small amounts of fruit that are gone in 3 days and then doesn’t buy me beans, peanut butter, or fake meat until 2 weeks after we ran out. But god fucking forbid that my brother runs out of milk or meat. Guess who probably won’t be eating breakfast and possibly lunch for the next few day. Yeah, me.

That’s terrible. ): I’m sorry you have to go through that.

4 09.16.14
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@Anonymous "Hi i sent the message about the lamb leg. It was recommended to fill a trolley with chilled animal goods & then abandon it so that the items cant be bought. I cant stress enough why this is a bad idea. It will only add to the stress the staff are under as we have to get rid of all the items & abandoned trolleys are HIGHLY suspicious. Not to mention we remember faces, theres CCTV & at the worst youll be suspected of trying to steal. Is it better for the food to be trashed or eaten? :("

adviceforvegans:

That’s so sad. I wish that with supermarkets, there was a rule that any food going to waste could be given to homeless people. :( 

Anything like that that’s done is at the individual’s own risk, just like any other animal activism. That said, I’d argue it’s better for it to be trashed. No one argues that it’s better for human bodies “not to go to waste”; why are we arguing about it for animal bodies?

9 09.16.14
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@Anonymous "I have two horses, I've had them for years and they're the love of my life, I'd ride them almost everyday and they've been the happiest days of my life. I read your views on horse riding and kinda disregarded it, knowing that my horses were happy and well looked after. The other week I was riding as usual and something just felt...wrong. The way I was having to make her do things rather than her wanting to, I'd never realised it before. (prt 1)"

fightingforanimals:

I actually started crying and jumped off her in a heartbeat. She nuzzled her head into my chest and I just held her head crying, this was in public btw, I must have looked mental! But since then I haven’t ridden them, I lunge them, I run with them, I cuddle them and groom them and speak to them. It’s a whole new level of friendship now. I don’t miss riding one bit and feel so much closer to them. Thank you so much for opening my eyes and bringing my two best friends even closer! :) xxx

I didn’t know what this message was going to turn into but it made me tear up and smile. You’re perfect. <3

What a good twist!

336 09.15.14
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