vegan-because-fuck-you:

Non vegans are like “man, I wish vegans weren’t so mean to me and respected my life choice” and non human animals are all “man, I wish humans would stop fucking killing us in our billions just for the sake of their taste buds”

vegan-diezo:

jump-drive-drill:

vegan-diezo:

jump-drive-drill:

vegan-diezo:

jump-drive-drill:

cattlecouture:

jump-drive-drill:

cattlecouture:

I was surprised in my bathroom with this, but I’m tired and snapchat had to endure this.

That’s not really how dairy farming works but yeah whatever floats your goat

Please explain to me how they don’t use a rape rack to impregnate cows in mass dairy production.

Please tell me how they refuse to allow calves to drink and deplete their production.

Let me know where they send the male offspring- crates for veal, right?- while the females are subjected to a similar life.

And of course let’s talk about the natural lifespan of cattle: twenty to twenty-five years. But cows that mass produce milk are used up after three to seven, and they don’t retire peacefully to use up those money-maker’s resources. They’re slaughtered, kicking and screaming. Or, you know, dragged and exhausted if they’re not strong enough.

Or are you going to tell me about that fairy tale place where cows are the only magical creature that produces milk spontaneously, and they’re massaged and left to roam the hillside and are pampered, and they totally live their entire lives in a spa resort that is also a sweet cattle retirement community.

Please, do go on. Really.

Oh my god. Dairy farms are not evil places. Most babies either stay by their mothers side until it’s time for them to leave, or stay there and just get anti nursing nose rings when they shouldn’t be nursing anymore. Others are bottle fed and pampered constantly. The ones who are at VEAL FARMS go to slaughter FOR VEAL. That’s their purpose. The ones who aren’t either are raised to be dairy heifers or dairy steers. Yes they are slaughtered. That’s their purpose. The dairy heifers NEED to be milked or it causes them pain. Idk where you heard that they only live until 7, but ours live into their 20s. Every animal serves a purpose in agriculture.

So basically you’re saying that it’s okay to disregard someone else’s wants for their own lives. I just thought we were a society who view things like discrimination, oppression, and exploitation as evil, but apparently it’s cool to argue in favor of it. 

Not what I said at all, but yes you’re a vegan and have never worked on a dairy farm a day in your life so I suppose you do know everything there is to know about dairy farming. Gee wiz I forgot. This is not the only society that has dairy farming. We give them a great life, they get an all you can eat buffet, sunny pastures to graze, and sunscreen in summer (I know we’re so horrible). In return they have to earn their keep. That’s the way agriculture works.

You’re right, I don’t know what it’s like to work on a dairy farm, but that’s irrelevant since you’re going to help me understand. Please explain in the simplest form how it’s possible to recognize that cows all have their own personal wants in the same way that dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, and humans do, but considering their personal wants and interests for their own bodily autonomy as insignificant is not the definition of immoral and evil. I need help understanding how treating someone as inferior is what you consider a “great life”.

If you don’t view them as inferior to yourself, then you have no justification to treat them in any manner in which you would not appreciate being subject to.

If you do view them as inferior (which is the case in this scenario), then you are further perpetuating the oppression of a marginalized group.

So which is it? Are you for or against discrimination, and oppression? You can’t have both. That’s not the way morals and ethics work.

I view them as animals. I view them as a way to make ends meet. I view them as “you take care of me, I’ll take care of you.” We are not evil to these animals, but yes, they are treated like animals! Their wants consist of, I’m thirsty- I want water, I’m hungry- I want food, I’m cold- I want a warm barn. I’m happy to do that for them and keep them comfortable, but I can’t do it if they don’t help me. There’s no way to make keeping dairy cows possible without making a small profit with their help. If you want to try to have even 5 dairy cows and try to stay afloat while giving them a great life, go ahead. You’re not gonna get far without using them for what they’re here for.

If you really want to put words in my mouth, go ahead. But until you actually experience this lifestyle and live it, I don’t think you have the right to…

We are also animals, so making that point is only going to hurt your case. More specifically, you’re saying that you view them as inferior because they are nonhuman animals. The fact that they are not in a group that you identify with means that you view them as less worthy, right? Is that not what discrimination is? They don’t look like you, so you feel entitled view them as a subspecies. Your wants for their lives have taken precedence over their wants for their own lives. Yes or no? 

You are not asking for their help, you are purposefully objectifying and exploiting them for your own personal benefit. Exploitation is not mutually beneficial, as that is the intention of its very nature. You shelter and feed them because it benefits you, not because you have any interest in respecting their autonomy. Oddly enough, were they not bred into captivity, you wouldn’t have to feed and shelter them. They did not ask or agree to the life that you have imposed onto them, so I don’t know how you can pretend that you’re doing them a favor when you don’t even believe that they deserve the right to exist for their own purposes. 

I’m not asking about your lifestyle, I’m asking if you’re opposed to exploitation, oppression, and discrimination. I’m asking you to explain why what you are arguing for is not exploitative, oppressive, and discriminatory. I want you to explain how self-imposed superiority over marginalized (human or nonhuman) groups doesn’t equate to evil. Just because their lives are insignificant to you, doesn’t mean that their lives are insignificant to them. It’s not a difficult concept. They have wants for their own lives, so it’s strange for you to disregard that fact just because you think you’re more important. 

yummybitesveggies:

veganinspo:

Going vegan does not require you to compromise your taste buds. 

Holla! That right! You need to see what these food can do beyond their perception. Trust me, it’s a lot of yummy foods.

raw-vegan-rabbit:

HOLY FUCKING SHIT

REPEAT AFTER ME

HUMANS DO NOT REQUIRE MEAT AND DIARY TO BE HEALTHY. WE ARE OPPORTUNISTIC OMNIVORES. NOT OBLIGATED ONES. DO NOT COME TO ME AND TELL ME THAT I WILL BE UNHEALTHY WITHOUT MEAT BECAUSE I WILL CUT YOU AND DON’T YOU DARE TELL ME THAT BEING A VEGAN WILL MAKE YOU SICK.

i will cut you

thedaddycomplex:

thedaddycomplex:

My comic illustrating how yesterday was for me.

Just remember, kids, no matter how bad life seems, it can always get worse.

thedaddycomplex:

thedaddycomplex:

My comic illustrating how yesterday was for me.

Just remember, kids, no matter how bad life seems, it can always get worse.

westleyy:

i don’t actually hate people it just exhausts me being around them for extended periods of time even my friends it’s nothing personal i just actually like being by myself yo

(Source: delvins)

arthurdentistry:

werecarrot:

abortion won’t stop because you made it nearly impossible to have clinical support

LGBT people won’t stop loving each other because you banned marriage equality

sex won’t stop because of your abstinence only education programs

LIFE WON’T STOP BECAUSE YOU DEEMED IT IMMORAL IT WILL JUST BECOME MORE RISKY

"If evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will evolve."-Jellos Biafra

(Source: werebohen)

A little somethin' somethin' about turmeric :D

nudefoodkid:

1. It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.

2. When combined with cauliflower, it has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate cancer.

3. Prevented breast cancer from spreading to the lungs in mice.

4. May…

The Spice That Prevents Fluoride From Destroying Your Brain

furldman:

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Fluoride is found everywhere today, from antibiotics to drinking water, no stick pans to toothpaste, making exposure inevitable. All the more reason why new research proving this common spice can prevent fluoride damage is so promising!

Fluoride’s neurotoxicity has been the subject of academic debate for decades, and now a matter of increasingly impassioned controversy among the general public, as well. From ‘conspiracy theories’ about it being first used in drinking water in Russian and Nazi concentration camps to chemically lobotomize captives, to its now well-known IQ lowering properties, to its ability to enhance the calcification of the pineal gland – the traditional ‘seat of the soul’ – many around the world, and increasingly in the heavily fluoridated regions of the United States, are starting to organize at the local and statewide level to oust this ubiquitous toxicant from municipal drinking water.

Now, a new study published in the Pharmacognosy Magazine titled, “Curcumin attenuates neurotoxicity induced by fluoride: An in vivo evidence,” adds experimental support to the suspicion that fluoride is indeed a brain-damaging substance, also revealing that a natural spice-derived protective agent against the various health effects associated with this compound is available.

The study was authored by researchers from the Department of Zoology, University College of Science, M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur, India, who have spent the past decade investigating the mechanisms through which fluoride induces severe neurodegenerative changes in the mammalian brain, particularly in cells of the hippocampus and cerebral cortex.[i] [ii]

The study opens by describing the historical backdrop for concern about fluoride’s significant and wide ranging toxicity:

"Fluoride (F) is probably the first inorganic ion which drew attention of the scientific world for its toxic effects and now the F toxicity through drinking water is well-recognized as a global problem. Health effect reports on F exposure also include various cancers, adverse reproductive activities, cardiovascular, and neurological diseases.[1,2]”

The study focused on fluoride induced neurotoxicity, identifying excitoxicity (stimulation of the neuron to the point of death) and oxidative stress as the two main drivers of neurodegeneration. It has been observed that subjects with the condition known as fluorosis, a mottling of tooth enamel caused by excessive exposure to fluoride during tooth development, also have neurodegenerative changes associated with a form of oxidative stress known as lipid peroxidation (rancidity). Excess lipid peroxidation in the brain can lead to a decrease in total brain phospholipid content. Owing to these well-known mechanisms of fluoride associated neurotoxicity and neurodegeneration, the researchers identified the primary polyphenol in the spice turmeric — known as curcumin – as an ideal agent worth testing as a neuroprotective substance. Previous research on curcumin indicates that it is capable of activing as an antioxidant in 3 distinct ways by protecting against: 1) singlet oxygen 2) hyrodxyl radicals and 3) superoxide radical damage. Also, curcumin appears to raise endogenous glutathione production in the brain, a major antioxidant defense system.

(Source: greenmedinfo.com)