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

Humane is a lie to make you feel better for something you shouldn’t keep doing but continue anyways

sunshineskyes:

Humane is a lie to make you feel better for something you shouldn’t keep doing but continue anyways

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revolucionvegana:

There’s always something deeply disturbing about this kind of testimonials. Take a look.

Cows really do connect with their calf and spend a lot of time taking care of them. It’s a beautiful relationship.”

They know their mom by the sound of their voice. So she’s bonding with that baby right at that moment. It’s an emotional connection. For me, too.” 

And then you have this:

“We want them to be happy and comfortable,” said Lyons-Blythe, “and then ultimately they are slaughtered for our consumption. So it is an important part of the food chain and an important part of what I do. But it matters to me that we treat them with respect. That we take care of those cattle in such a way that they are respected and appreciated for what they do for us.”

A welfarist dream, sure. Which translates into welfarist crap.

I’m not even going to comment the food chain part because it doesn’t even make sense. As for the rest:

Respect! The magic word whose meaning has been perverted almost as much as the meaning of “compassion” and “humane”. How can you respect those you exploit? What does that word even mean in a context where you enslave and kill sentient beings? How is respect consistent with ending someone else’s life for tradition, pleasure and convenience?

Those animals “do” nothing for us. It’s us who take it all from them. It’s us who dispose of their lives as if they were mere resources (how much would this person care for their lives if she couldn’t benefit from them?)

Note that I’m not saying these people are bad. I just think society can’t go on like this. We can’t keep spewing words such as love, compassion, respect, humanity and decency while we maintain a primitive system that abuses the most vulnerable. Because when we stop doing things out of simple necessity, the morality of our actions can be questioned. And ours should have been questioned long ago.

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vegan-yums:

So I haven’t had fish sticks since I was a kid and vegan fish kinda weirded me out honestly but I saw it at my store so I grabbed some out of curiosity. Holy shit, I feel like i’m 8 again. Really good A+

vegan-yums:

So I haven’t had fish sticks since I was a kid and vegan fish kinda weirded me out honestly but I saw it at my store so I grabbed some out of curiosity. Holy shit, I feel like i’m 8 again. Really good A+

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creatures-alive:

Green cone-headed Planthopper, Acanalonia conica Los Osos, California (Best viewed on black) (by Donald Quintana)

creatures-alive:

Green cone-headed Planthopper, Acanalonia conica Los Osos, California (Best viewed on black) (by Donald Quintana)

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sexwalnuts:

We treat our cows just like any member of the family, I’m always trying to get as much milk from my mom’s tits, even my sister’s!! Even my brother has to give his titty milk! It’s only fair!! This is how I chose to make my living! When they grow “old and tired” I’m gonna sell their parts off, make real good use of them, don’t worry! We are a family and nothing going on here was coerced/forced at all!

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randomdice:

fatmf:

fashionable-gamer:

Ever notice how when justifying a child’s misbehavior no one ever says stuff like “girls will be girls” or “she’s a girl”, but the list of things a “young lady” can’t do is almost endless?

You learn from a young age that masculinity comes with freedom; femininity comes with restrictions.

Whoa

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This is how people react when they find out the truth behind how animals are treated before they get to their plates. Ignorance is not bliss. Learn more at http://meatvideo.com

This is how people react when they find out the truth behind how animals are treated before they get to their plates. Ignorance is not bliss. Learn more at http://meatvideo.com

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Educating a Friend

  1. Me: So, let's say that you're at school and you see a guy you know. I mean, you guys talk every once in a while and he's pretty cool, but you're not like friends or anything. You just talk to him every once in a while.
  2. Guy Friend: What's his name?
  3. Me: I don't know. Frank?
  4. Guy Friend: No.
  5. Me: Okay, fine. His name is Will. Okay?
  6. Guy Friend: I don't think it really suits him, but okay.
  7. Me: ...So anyway, you're at school during lunchtime and you see Will. So, you notice Will's not eating anything. That's when you realize that Will has no lunch, no money for lunch, and no way of getting either. He's just sitting there like he normally would. He's not acting any differently and he's not asking anyone for anything. Not money, not a fry, not even a salt packet, but you know he's gotta be hungry. So, what do you do?
  8. Guy Friend: Do I have any money?
  9. Me: Yeah. You have enough for you and another meal.
  10. Guy Friend: Duh, I buy him lunch.
  11. Me: Okay, cool. So, like you said, you buy him lunch. You buy your lunch and you buy his lunch and you go over and hand it to him. And, he says, "Wow. You know, that's really nice of you, but I wasn't gonna ask anyone for lunch. I was probably just gonna wait until I got home to eat." And, then you say--
  12. Guy Friend: Nah, it's cool.
  13. Me: Exactly. You say, "Nah, it's cool. I'm just being nice. It's a gift." And, Will says, "You know, that's awesome. You're really nice, bro." And, after that, you guys start hanging out. You guys are like really good buds. You are always hanging out and laughing and just having a good time. So, you guys are friends for a few months, and it's tons of fun. Then, one day, you go up to Will and you say, "Hey, Will, you know, I've been thinking, and I kinda want that five bucks."
  14. Guy Friend: What five bucks?
  15. Me: Hold on. I'm getting there. So, Will says, "What five bucks?" To which, you reply, "Well, we've been hanging out for a long time and it's been really fun, but like, I've done a lot of really nice things for you. Like, I'm always nice to you and I always listen and do things you wanna do, so I was thinking that because I've been so nice, you should pay me back that five bucks I spent to get your lunch right before we started really hanging out."
  16. Guy Friend: What? Why would I--
  17. Me: I'm not done yet. So, then Will looks kinda hurt and he says, "But I thought you were just being nice. I thought that was just a gift." So, you say, "Whether or not it was a gift, don't you think you kinda owe me that five bucks since I've been so nice to you?" And, Will says, "No. I don't think I owe you that!" And you get mad, so you say, "Well, I think that you do, so I think you're being really shitty and stuck up about this and I feel like I've been completely wronged."
  18. Guy Friend: Oh, my God. That's so fucked up of me. I would never do that to Will. Will was nice. We were buds. That's way screwed.
  19. Me: I know, right? Hey, just wondering, have you ever heard of this fictional place called "The Friendzone?"
  20. Guy Friend: Well, yeah, but...
  21. Guy Friend: ...
  22. Guy Friend: ...
  23. Guy Friend: oh
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onevoiceforanimalrights:

You can do necessary things to help animals by merely NOT doing unnecessary things.

onevoiceforanimalrights:

You can do necessary things to help animals by merely NOT doing unnecessary things.

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hardouthereforavegan:

When I tell people my butter is vegan: ew wtf this is disgusting where’s the diary
When I don’t tell them it’s vegan: THEY JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP AND EAT THE BUTTERED BREAD LIKE THEY WOULD IN ANY OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE FFS

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alegbra:

the gender binary is so pointless and fragile you can confuse people with nothing but eye makeup and soft muscle tone it’s like covering your face while playing with a baby and seeing them wonder where you magically disappeared to

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peta2:

Go vegan. It just makes sense.
More Vegan Sidekick comics: http://peta2.me/tumcomic

peta2:

Go vegan. It just makes sense.

More Vegan Sidekick comics: http://peta2.me/tumcomic

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