Your friend is one person; she does not make up the entire animal rights movement. We are not a group known for hurting people, you’re hurt by your friend and blaming our group. Pretty much all vegans have non-vegan friends, family, and acquaintances, so it strikes me as something being off here. If you’re not trolling my inbox, is it possible there were some non-veganism related issues in the friendship you weren’t aware of or didn’t think were as big of a deal to her?
Regardless, you do not need to punish innocent animals because your friend hurt you. That does little to nothing to her, but causes immeasurable suffering to beings who had nothing to do with your friend.
Deciding not to be vegan because one vegan hurt you is like deciding to never leave the house because some other person who left the house died once. It is a logical fallacy, it is a hallmark of immaturity, and it is a piss-poor excuse for not being vegan. I’m sorry a person hurt you but I’m not going to sugarcoat this. It’s just ridiculous. Why is this even a point of conversation.
This is my roleplay blog and I have no right asking this of anyone. Before I do anything I’m going to give you the story of why I’m doing so.
I went to my grandmothers to clean her floor today because she can’t bend down and do it herself and while I was taking out the garbage I heard mewing inside the dumpster and me having a motherly instinct with anything. I climbed into the dumpster and found this kitten caked in garbage, her eyes glued shut and crust coming out of her nose. As to how she got there, I’m not sure if she climbed in herself (doubtful) or if someone threw her in there. I pulled her out to no other kittens or mother in sight and trust me, I’ve had mother cats around here if she was around I’d of gotten my ass kicked.
I brought her home and my mother cleaned out the crust and the glue to the point she can open one eye and she’s got some sort of scab across her nose. She’s sniffling so bad and I’m worried as hell that she won’t make it through the night. I would love to say in this instance I live in New Mexico but I don’t, I live in a place where it’s getting so cold at night because winter is coming. No that’s not a Game of Thrones reference. It rained for a full week and this kitten is about 4 to 5 weeks old.
I don’t have a job and I couldn’t just leave her there, she cried and cried and no one came for her. I dumpster dived to save her life. She’s barely bigger than my hand. I’m short and skinny so you can imagine how tiny my hands are.
In good news, she’s eating, she’s drinking and she’s not shivering. I’ve named her “Minnie” after the iconic Disney Mouse.
I can’t afford to even take her into the vet, I’ve begged my father but he’s refusing to because he doesn’t want to pay it. I hate asking, I hate doing this but even a dollar will help me, if there’s money left over when I take her it will be used specifically on her even after that. Whether it’s food or formula, things she needs. I have cats already but not cats this young.
If that doesn’t link through send me an ask.
I will pay you back in anyway possible from fanfiction for your OTP, gif sets, icons, anything. If I could draw I would. Anything, even the shirt off my back.
I just don’t want to lose her without a fight.
If anyone that follows me donates even $1 to this cause — please let me know and I will pay you back with some icons for your muse. It’s the least I can do. ; a ;
And to the OP — thank you for having a big heart and taking this baby into your home. I will keep her in my prayers and hope that she has a quick recovery! Please keep us updated.
The fact that I feel like I have to be educated on every vegan issue ever because people don’t accept ‘animals suffer and die’ as a reasonable answer for me being vegan is so beyond me.
so true. and sad
And the fact that vegans then, in turn, have to educate non-vegans bc they refuse to use Google.
As a vegan you have to have a fucking degree in animal suffering to convince people.
No truer truth has ever been stated on Tumblr. Holy god.
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.
Seriously, shut the fuck up about how veganism is so inaccessible because fresh veggies are expensive and don’t have a long shelf life. You don’t fucking need to eat fresh vegetables. Canned and frozen are just fine. I ate canned and frozen veggies when I was poor and vegan. I know that you’re purposely leaving them out so you can give your argument false strength.
Let’s also not forget that you can be vegan without even eating ANY fruits or vegetables (though obviously not recommended).
I think I’ve come to an important conclusion: Most carnists don’t avoid going vegan out of selfishness.
I thought that I had gotten over my hatred and my misanthropy. But like all great lessons, I had to learn and re-learn how to let go of my prejudiced views of my fellow human beings. Even if I…
I agree with this, but it’s hard to put into practice because I went vegan entirely on my own. No one held my hand. I did it alone, and I guess I just figure everyone else should be decent and motivated enough to do the same once they’ve been educated, and if they’re not, well I hope their next steak gives them a heart attack. I don’t want to think that way, but the worst part of me does. I’m working on becoming more compassionate, but it’s rough.
If one more person “tries going vegan”, eats nothing but lettuce for a few days and then tells everyone they “almost died”, I’m going to explode. You didn’t almost die from eating the diet your body was designed for, you had an averse reaction because you know nothing about nutrition or veganism. You would think people would do atleast a little research before making a lifestyle change.
I support bodily autonomy! Bodily autonomy means it's not okay to use someone's body without their consent.
*Uses an animal's body without their consent in the most extreme ways*
(And yes, I'm well fucking aware not everyone can eat a plant based diet due to factors outside their control. Everyone can adopt the philosophy of veganism and put it into practice as much as they can though, along with not defending animal exploitation.)
Anonymous (via why-we-dont-need-feminism)
Back in my Christian days, I was afraid I’d go to hell if I seriously considered giving up faith in certain counter-factual beliefs. I don’t know why feminists cling to faith in (for example) the wage gap.
Fighting for equal opportunity is never wrong—but much of modern feminism is about ignoring real injustices in favor of mythology and dogma.
I’m going to have to call “don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater” on this one. Rejecting feminism because some feminists aren’t doing it right is as bad as rejecting veganism because some vegans are dicks.
I hate the term “feminist” and frankly dislike many feminists due to their misuse of the movement (much like “veganism” implies we only eat vegetables and then we get upset when that’s what people assume about us) because it doesn’t portray an accurate picture of what the movement should be, but we DO need people advocating passionately for the equal treatment of men and women, simple as that. And not just in political or economic issues — we need all the socio-psychological walls of ignorance torn down, the walls that say only women are meant to wear dresses/makeup and men can’t, or that children should be genderized from birth. Feminism in its rightful form (again, “feminism” not an effective label) benefits men too. And anyone who doesn’t get that needs to watch Emma Watson’s UN speech from last month.
Take your blinders off,
i’d also just like to point out that the expectation images are just as morally wrong as the reality ones because the exploitation and murder of sentient beings is never ok no matter how ‘humanely’ they are treated
Good point to add.
Okay guys these animals really need your help! My neighbors are horrible people and they are super animal hoarders. They have two severely malnourished horses, several various caged animals, an estimated 10 dogs and an estimated 15 cats. These animals are starving and very ill. Some of the cats have goo leaking from their eyes, and one of the kittens leaks feces every time it walks. It cries very loudly and I worry it is in pain and it breaks my heart. The puppies are locked up now in a very small building… It’s probably 5ft by 8 ft. They used to bark when I stepped outside but today I didn’t hear them bark and I am worried they have starved to death. We put food out for all the animals (the cats alone go through 20 pounds of food a week and they’re getting bigger so soon it’ll be more) but we cannot keep feeding all these animals. I am living with my mom for a few months, and we are both moving soon so we cannot continue to care for the animals. We called the local animal control and they seemed incredibly uninterested. They told us that there were no laws for the cats, but that if the dogs came into our yard we “have a right to protect yourselves.” He kept repeating it over and over and pretty much implied that we shoot the dogs. He also told us that even if they did take them they don’t keep animals and they would immediately be put down. (And it’s so gruesome but our local shelter doesn’t give them a “sleep shot.” They have an animal gas chamber. Isn’t that disgusting?)
I have contacted several statewide and national organizations tonight and I am waiting for responses from them. I figure I will start to get responses in the morning and I will keep everyone updated. But in the meantime if you know of any group that will help these poor animals, please let me know. Share these photos, contact the groups, contact me personally, go steal them… I don’t care how you go about it but if you can help me find a group to re-home these animals please let me know.
man, our system is completely fucked. capitalism is evil. fuck corporations. everything is corrupt.
THE MEAT AND DAIRY INDUSTRIES WOULD NEVER LIE TO US!!! ALL THOSE ANIMALS ARE HAPPY AND HEALTHY. SHUT UP WITH YOUR UNFOUNDED CONSPIRACY THEORIES, STUPID VEGANS.