Kate de Medici
.Writer .. Snake .. Animal rights activist. .World traveler .. INTJ .. Luxury junkie. .Abolitionist vegan .. Feminist .. Skrillex fan.
Traveling

katedemedici:

I’m going to be traveling this weekend — leaving tonight and returning on Monday — so I won’t be posting much besides the occasional Instagram photo over the next few days. However, I’d really appreciate it if you would follow my travel blog, where I’ll be documenting my trip. I’m going to Florence, Italy! Thanks and see you next week!

Entry for day one of Florence

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Traveling

I’m going to be traveling this weekend — leaving tonight and returning on Monday — so I won’t be posting much besides the occasional Instagram photo over the next few days. However, I’d really appreciate it if you would follow my travel blog, where I’ll be documenting my trip. I’m going to Florence, Italy! Thanks and see you next week!

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The term omnivorous doesn’t mean must eat some animal products. It means capable of subsisting on both plant and animal matter.

Of the two, we are able to thrive without eating any animal products; however, if we eat no plants, we die.

In fact, decades of scientific evidence have demonstrated that humans have no biological need to consume flesh, eggs or dairy products.

We can get all the nutrients we need from plant foods, without the unhealthy animal protein and cholesterol, and without inflicting needless suffering and death on billions of animals.

Free From Harm Staff Writers

(via animalsandtrees)

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surlylock:

When people act like you having kids is Inevitable with their bitter “soon you’ll be suffering too” shit like nah I have the choice not to ruin my life and I’ll take it thanks

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vegasmo:

whatweseeeinsta:

Packed tight into wire baskets — sometimes 20 or more to a cage — animal rights activists say as many as 200,000 live dogs are smuggled from Thailand to restaurants in Vietnam each year: #omg #shame #wrong #why #sosad #whatweseee

If this bothers you but you’re fine with making victims out of cows, pigs, chickens or any other animal who can feel the same amount of stress, fear and pain then you do not get to call yourself a friend or lover of animals. Don’t even try to justify your cruelty.

vegasmo:

whatweseeeinsta:

Packed tight into wire baskets — sometimes 20 or more to a cage — animal rights activists say as many as 200,000 live dogs are smuggled from Thailand to restaurants in Vietnam each year: #omg #shame #wrong #why #sosad #whatweseee

If this bothers you but you’re fine with making victims out of cows, pigs, chickens or any other animal who can feel the same amount of stress, fear and pain then you do not get to call yourself a friend or lover of animals. Don’t even try to justify your cruelty.

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mordeshoor:

im very ambivalent towards the libfem “all women are beautiful!! skinny is beautiful!! fat is beautiful!!!!” thing because they’re sticking a band-aid on a bigger issue (the issue being why the hell does beauty matter and why is a woman’s self-worth based on being considered attractive to begin with)

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addingliberalbias:

armin-arlert-defense-squad:

paulamaf2013:

spookycha0s:

donotcryout:

The Sexy Lie, Caroline Heldman at TEDxYouth@SanDiego

Every single word of this.

This is honestly such real shit. Every word of it. Second to last frame hits a lot (I really hardly ever considered the possibility that there was such thing as not-spectatoring).

Worth a reblog…

How can people not self-monitor constantly it’s such a foreign concept to me

wow the second to last gif though

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wytchprincess:

gender-inverse big bang theory with a bunch of smart girls who act condescending to their hot male neighbor

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havocados:

the-vegan-elves:

iacknowledgebuttholesexist:

carnism-is:

gallopmeetstheearth:

or you can care about the planet and do whatever the fuck you want because last time i checked we’re supposed to frown upon people who tell others what to do.

Do what you want; I can’t stop you, but it’s pretty laughable to call yourself an environmentalist when you help fund and defend the industries that cause a very significant portion of our pollution and environmental destruction. I think driving our planet into the ground is a bigger deal than someone receiving criticism for their lifestyle. 

I’m pretty sure “do whatever the fuck you want” was our ticket onto this runaway environmental apocalypse train in the first place.

^^^^^^

carnism is getting to pretend you care about important ecological matters while being an entitled hedonist that acts like choices don’t have consequences

havocados:

the-vegan-elves:

iacknowledgebuttholesexist:

carnism-is:

gallopmeetstheearth:

or you can care about the planet and do whatever the fuck you want because last time i checked we’re supposed to frown upon people who tell others what to do.

Do what you want; I can’t stop you, but it’s pretty laughable to call yourself an environmentalist when you help fund and defend the industries that cause a very significant portion of our pollution and environmental destruction. I think driving our planet into the ground is a bigger deal than someone receiving criticism for their lifestyle. 

I’m pretty sure “do whatever the fuck you want” was our ticket onto this runaway environmental apocalypse train in the first place.

^^^^^^

carnism is getting to pretend you care about important ecological matters while being an entitled hedonist that acts like choices don’t have consequences

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anogoodrabblerouser:

Next time someone in your life says vegan food is gross, sneak into their home in the dead of night and remove everything that’s vegan. Take away their spices, garlic, olive oil, flour, vanilla, sugar, peppers, etc. Enjoy your unflavored, non-marinated slab of charred flesh, sucker.

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Anonymous said: Do you ever wonder why we have canines if we're not meant to eat meat?

vegan-vulcan:

fightingforanimals:

Not really, because a presence of canine teeth does not equal meat-eater. Canine teeth are present in more groups than carnivora and are also used for more things than simply slicing meat. Here are some examples of herbivores, frugivores and mostly-vegetation-eating omnivores who’s canines have no affect whatsoever on meat/flesh.

Elephant

Diet: Leaves, twigs, fruit, bark, roots.

Uses: Fighting, digging, stripping bark, carrying/moving things

Gorilla

Diet: Leaves, stems, pith, shoots, some fruit, and the occasional insect

Uses: Fighting, crushing hard plant materials, piercing fruits.

Hippo

Diet: Grass, some aquatic plants.

Uses: Fighting

Musk deer

Diet: Leaves, flowers, grasses, some mosses and lichens

Uses: Fighting, digging/foraging

Gelada

Diet: Grass (up to 90% of their diet), flowers, roots, fruit, thistles, other plant materials.

Uses: Fighting

Camel

Diet: dry grasses and vegetation, thorny plants

Uses: Crushing hard plant material, piercing cacti

Peccary

Diet: agave, mesquite beans, prickly pear, roots, tubers, nuts, fruit

Uses: Fighting, piercing cacti (a primary source of nourishment)

Anyone who thinks canine teeth means carnivorous is very, very incorrect
Also anyone who thinks that humans’ tiny little barely noticeable canine teeth means we should be tearing into flesh…yeeeah there’s a reason you have to cut your meat into bite-sized portions…if you tried to tear off hunks of flesh at every single meal (like ACTUAL carnivores), your teeth would probably fall out. Because they’re not meant for that.

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vapid-vegan:

Yesterday at college we went to the farm. I was really apprehensive because I knew what would ultimately be happening to these animals. After being there for five minutes the guy looking after the lambs explained what would happen to the males and females (wool then meat or just meat) I felt so disgusted that he could actually refer to an animal as a fucking commodity. I know this happens all the time but I’ve never, ever seen someone pick up a newborn animal and say “yep, male, off to the slaughter before you know it” I literally gagged. People like this make me sick.

I was feeling really emotional so when they took us to see the cows I just broke down. They had no room and some were fighting. They all came to the bars for attention. How the fuck can anyone in my class see these beautiful creatures then go home and eat meat for dinner, and claim to be against animal cruelty. Disgusting hypocrites.

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fightingforanimals:

amithereal:

grimbark-entity:

horatioandalice:

birdsbirds:

deviantbirds:

What is going on here??

birdsbirds is what is going on

WIGGLY OWLS

[OWL INTENSIFIES]

WHAT IS ON THAT PHONE

In this video, the music playing is a song by KE$HA’s tik-tok lol!They are owls being rehabilitated. Fun fact… owls ears aren’t where you’d imagine them to be. Their ears are asymetrical, which means that one is lower than the other on their head. Which is probably while the owls took an interest in this music and twisted side to side, to hear it better. The music probably sounds a little different to them than it does to us, so by turning their heads/bodies like this, they are checking out the noise with both ears to work out how it sounds. Since the phone is below them, they can hear it in their left ear first (which is lower than the right), and are likely turning so that they can hear it in their other ear too. 

fightingforanimals:

amithereal:

grimbark-entity:

horatioandalice:

birdsbirds:

deviantbirds:

What is going on here??

birds
birds is what is going on

WIGGLY OWLS

[OWL INTENSIFIES]

WHAT IS ON THAT PHONE

In this video, the music playing is a song by KE$HA’s tik-tok lol!

They are owls being rehabilitated.

Fun fact… owls ears aren’t where you’d imagine them to be. Their ears are asymetrical, which means that one is lower than the other on their head. Which is probably while the owls took an interest in this music and twisted side to side, to hear it better. The music probably sounds a little different to them than it does to us, so by turning their heads/bodies like this, they are checking out the noise with both ears to work out how it sounds. Since the phone is below them, they can hear it in their left ear first (which is lower than the right), and are likely turning so that they can hear it in their other ear too. 

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toomuchperfume:

These are my rats, Sansa and Arya, respectively. Sansa is kind of my favorite because she actually snuggles and loves me. Arya just flees to the underside of my dresser where she stores bits of paper and stolen candies. (These are them as babies; they’re not quite as cute now).

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