The “plant sentience” argument is such BS. Do carnists not realize that when they use this argument, they are literally confessing to double the murder??? Like how does this argument benefit your cause HOW


atomic-glitter:

Anyone who talks about teenage girls like they’re somehow exceptionally annoying and immature has either never met or actively ignores teenage boys and their shenanigans.

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When we talk about veganism, what we’re really talking about is veganism as an ethical system, the basis of which is “do the least harm possible.” I think we’d all agree on this point, but then somewhere after that, the translation of this gets lost.

To me, the word “vegan” is already inclusive of most the groups people throw out when they’re trying to derail veganism.

If you live in a food dessert but do what is possible to avoid animal products, then you are doing the least harm possible and you are vegan.

If you are unable to afford foods completely devoid of animal products but do what is possible to avoid animal products, you are doing the least harm possible and you are vegan.

If you are unable to afford to replace all of your non-vegan items, unable to afford to buy new vegan clothing and must purchase non-vegan items from a thrift shop or some other shop, you are doing the least harm possible and you are vegan.

I just want to make this really clear — you can be vegan in a food dessert, you can be vegan if you are poor, anyone can be vegan. It’s an ethical system, not a legal system.

When people talk about “cheating” vegans, what they’re talking about are people who eat a plant based diet who consciously choose to consume or purchase an animal product based on taste preferences, not people who are trying their best to do the least harm.


Cute!

Cute!

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@heidiwhitevegan renamed Tidus as Bitch and the results are spectacular #noregrets

@heidiwhitevegan renamed Tidus as Bitch and the results are spectacular #noregrets


fightingforanimals:

shayneelouise:

It really is quite sad how angry people get towards people who go vegan.

When I first said I was vegan, all my friends turned against me.They called me a loser and a bitch via social media and said that I was going to die because all I could eat was rocks and grass.

When my sister went vegan people from her town threatened to beat her up, made memes making fun of her, constantly attacked her via social media and she also lost the majority of her friends.

When my nana went vegan, they rest of my family attacked her. They constantly tried to force her to eat animals and even said that if she didn’t she would ruin Christmas and that they would leave.

Why are people so threatened by others who decide to be conscious of their choices in order to do the least amount of harm possible? What is so wrong with trying to be a decent person.

What douchebags. Disgusting.

UGH wtf people suck soooo much.


animalrightsnow:

5) One billion animals are killed every year for leather products.Leather is not a “byproduct” of the meat industry. It is a coproduct. The meat industry makes a lot of money selling the skins of dead animals.
4) Leather is dead skin. Literally. Ripping someone’s skin off and wearing it are the kinds of things that horror movies are made of. Don’t be a creep.  
3) It’s bad for the environment. The carcinogenic chemicals used to tan leather pollute the environment—endangering animals and humans.
2) You could be wearing a dog.Undercover investigators have provided PETA with horrifying photographs of dogs in Thailand as they were being slaughtered so that their skins could be tanned for leather.
1) Animals don’t want to be skinned alive.Duh. Just like you wouldn’t want to be beaten, have chili peppers or tobacco rubbed into your eyes in order to force you to walk to your death, and have your throat slit before being skinned, just to be made into a product that no one needs—right?

animalrightsnow:

5) One billion animals are killed every year for leather products.
Leather is not a “byproduct” of the meat industry. It is a coproduct. The meat industry makes a lot of money selling the skins of dead animals.

4) Leather is dead skin. 
Literally. Ripping someone’s skin off and wearing it are the kinds of things that horror movies are made of. Don’t be a creep.  

3) It’s bad for the environment. 
The carcinogenic chemicals used to tan leather pollute the environment—endangering animals and humans.

2) You could be wearing a dog.
Undercover investigators have provided PETA with horrifying photographs of dogs in Thailand as they were being slaughtered so that their skins could be tanned for leather.

1) Animals don’t want to be skinned alive.
Duh. Just like you wouldn’t want to be beaten, have chili peppers or tobacco rubbed into your eyes in order to force you to walk to your death, and have your throat slit before being skinned, just to be made into a product that no one needs—right?

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soycrates:

st00pid-vegunz:

"Mostly" vegan isn’t vegan.
"Sort of vegan" isn’t vegan.
"Vegan but I eat honey" isn’t vegan.
"Vegan but I buy and wear leather/fur/wool" isn’t vegan.
"Vegan except for the occasional egg" isn’t vegan.

Stop it.

The reason I think people don’t listen to this criticism is because they filter it out of their concerns by believing it means “veganism is about purity”, “veganism is extremism”, “veganism is an exclusive club and you have to jump through hoops to get in”.

When all it means is that veganism is an ethical belief, not a diet, and whereas you can cheat on a diet, when you cheat on your morals they’re not really your morals, are they

Nobody has a “kick a puppy” cheat day. Environmentalists don’t have a “buy a hummer and drive it around in circles knocking over a bunch of trees” cheat day. There’s no “I care about women’s rights but occasionally dang I just need to slap a bitch and extort her for money” or “I care about the homeless except for that time I threw an entire smoothie on a homeless guy and told him to get a job”. People would definitely tell you to stop that shit immediately, because it’s not right and it shows you don’t actually really care about the thing you claim to care about.

So when you want to call yourself vegan but exploit animals while harming the environment and other people, stop. There’s no such thing as a moral freebie or a cheat day.

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thesilencethereafter:

being vegan is cool except for when people who don’t know anything about it suddenly become nutrition experts and moral philosophers and get all up in your ass

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eatsleepcrap:

gingerhaze:

Can I set my dress on fire now

book katniss

eatsleepcrap:

gingerhaze:

Can I set my dress on fire now

book katniss

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arahella:

u can’t spell disappointment without men

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Okay, I’ve brought my car to the shop THREE TIMES now for the same thing — it’s making a noise when I make a right turn — and three times they’ve told me they don’t hear anything. THREE TIMES. But my car makes the noise all the time, every single time I leave my apartment lot (right turn) and come down my hill into the city (two right turns) I hear the noise. How can they not hear the noise??? I feel like I’m coming unhinged. Is the noise just in my head?? Have I created an imaginary noise?? Am I being haunted??? I swear this noise exists. I swear I hear it but maybe…

I feel like Hans with his brothers, they must be just pretending it doesn’t exist to mess with me?? UGH MECHANICS how is this possible?