I feel that this picture makes for a good last post (as I’m qutting tumblr).

I feel that this picture makes for a good last post (as I’m qutting tumblr).

Okay, okay. Lana del Rey is my guilty pleasure.

"He’s my suuuuuun.
He makes me shine
like diamoooooooooonnnnds.”

Vegan Mind Tricks: 10 things every vegan knows (that you may not)

vegan-mind-tricks:

“The USDA’s Economic Research Service recently did a study to determine if it’s true that eating healthy is more expensive. They found that, serving for serving, healthy foods are less expensive than unhealthy ones. Grains, fruits, and vegetables are among the least expensive foods when…

I spot Dutch on that can of chickpeas!

On a different note, it indeed has many advantages to eat boneless foods. For instance, you avoid scenarios like these altogether:



As [Ctesippus] spoke he picked up a heifer’s foot from the bone-basket in which it lay, and threw it at Ulysses, but Ulysses turned his head a little aside, and avoided it, smiling grimly Sardinian fashion as he did so, and it hit the wall, not him. On this Telemachus spoke fiercely to Ctesippus, "It is a good thing for you," said he, "that the stranger turned his head so that you missed him. If you had hit him I should have run you through with my spear, and your father would have had to see about getting you buried rather than married in this house.”

-Odyssey, book XX

(Source: magicalvegan)

vegan-mind-tricks:

“Vrije uitloop” betekent dood zonder leven.
Photo credit =  crustified.  Deze bovenstaande “vrije uitloop” boerderij is te vinden in Nederland (voor het geval dat je jezelf voor de gek aan het houden bent over de regelgeving in de EU).
(Special thanks to K.O. for the translation!  Click here for the English version.)

vegan-mind-tricks:

“Vrije uitloop” betekent dood zonder leven.

Photo credit =  crustified.  Deze bovenstaande “vrije uitloop” boerderij is te vinden in Nederland (voor het geval dat je jezelf voor de gek aan het houden bent over de regelgeving in de EU).

(Special thanks to K.O. for the translation!  Click here for the English version.)

Sehnsucht.

vishual:

i have a question for vegans because i’m legitimately curious if y’all are adverse to killing bugs, too?

We all draw lines.
A vegan who thinks that there is objectively nothing wrong with killing plants, bacteria and fungae, but that you suddenly step into an objectively immoral dangerzone when you enter the animal kingdom (which includes bugs), is equally ignorant as a meat-eater who thinks that there is objectively nothing wrong with killing all animals but humans.
There is no such line. We have invented our own categories. To base your morals on these categories is a very close-minded thing to do… but practical! You don’t have to think whether this bee really deserves more empathy than this carrot - “it just does”.
I personally don’t feel much empathy towards bugs, just like I don’t feel this way towards carrots. However, the sole feeling of empathy is an even worse thing to base your morals on, because your feelings change at random. You have to draw a line for yourself - it’s just very important that you realise that this line hasn’t been there since the beginning of time (like Plato does, and we all know that Plato’s theory of Forms is ridiculous, while everyone simultaneously acts like they agree with him, not realizing their own ridiculousness…)

I draw my line at “animals”, which includes bugs - just for practicality’s sake.

Infanticide or veganism?

selfloveorbust:

kyrke:

selfloveorbust:

I am so over getting hate over this whole vegan thing like holy shit I have nothing against you if you are. Let me do my thing and you can do yours.

In response to the discussion about whether “to each their own belief” is the same thing as “to each their own diet”: If…

I see your point and disagree with it because if you were in the wild, you better bet an animal would hunt you down and eat you. That’s my logic. And really, good luck trying to get people to stop eating meat. People will always do it, including me. But I guess there will always be people like you who feel the need to shove their opinions down everyone’s throat. Contrary to your beliefs, vegans and meat eaters can get along in this world if they just let each other be.

 

 1)   I admit that the line between having a conversation and shoving opinions down someone’s throat is a fine one, if existent at all. We all just want to be understood – plus, I know I too have been an ignorant meat eater – ignorant in the literal sense (not knowing). Listening to other people’s opinions really won’t do you harm.

2)  Okay, I’m glad you get my point, but I’m not sure if you really do – just letting others eat animals is, for a vegan, principally the same thing as just letting Hitler exterminate the Jews (but worse). That’s how we’re feeling about it. Just so that we’re clear. Can they really let each other be?

3)  Okay, you think that humans and animals don’t fall into the same category. Tell me if I’m wrong, but you seem to think that our morality is what distincts us from non-humans, who are amoral. And we can kill the amoral ones without being immoral.
This is in itself not objectively false, but a) I don’t think this is really what you think (though it might be what you think you think) and b) I would like to point out implications that this line of thinking would have.
a) I am an optimist. I think there is a potential vegan in most people – that is to say, I think most people would, if a heap of obstructions were to be cleared away, agree with my morals (not even necessarily act according to them!). This is optimistic, because a society hanging together from people with vastly different morals is not a good society. (As I stated above. Some people would think killing Jews isn’t immoral, some people will think it is immoral not to stop them.) Do you not have a pet? Have you never reblogged a GIF of a kitten? Have you never felt any empathy at all for a non-human animal? I don’t believe that. Our morals do extend beyond humans (that are capable of having morals) alone.
b) If you really do think that it doesn’t (and your morals really are vastly different from mine), this has serious implications. I won’t go very far into this (because I don’t think you really believe this, anyway), but for instance, you’d have to allow infanticide. Babies are amoral, duh. They would eat ya if they got the chance.

selfloveorbust:

I am so over getting hate over this whole vegan thing like holy shit I have nothing against you if you are. Let me do my thing and you can do yours.

In response to the discussion about whether “to each their own belief” is the same thing as “to each their own diet”: If you do eat meat, it is natural to think that you are entitled to your choice. Strictly speaking, you are. I don’t think killing animals (or humans, or rainforests, or yourself) is objectively immoral. The first three of those things however, are in my opinion immoral. This is why I don’t think it’s right for others to kill animals, and I will try to stop them.
Compare to the following: I assume you don’t think killing humans is moral. I assume you don’t kill humans, because you think that’s immoral. I also assume (but I may be wrong in that, looking at you previous messages) that you would actively try to stop someone who tried to kill a human, or to stop an entire society that kills heaps of humans on a regular basis.
I am assuming that Eisel (vegan-mind-tricks) used primates (rather than honey bees) as an example because they are the closest things to humans - but I guess ignorance is a choice.
Please try to understand our point. It’s not that hard.

Summing it all up:
"Let them kill animals"
≠ “Let them believe in God”
"Let them kill animals" = "Let them kill humans"

It’s no accident

vegan-mind-tricks:

veganthology:

I saw that This is your Foie Gras picture and started sobbing. 

To prevent E.U. regulations from interfering with the practice, in France we have a special (national) law protecting this shit as “cultural patrimony”.

As a culture, we’re proud of all the things we should be ashamed of.

Cf.:


Zwarte Pieten (“Black Petes”) are the “helpers” of the extremely fair-skinned (and -bearded) Sinterklaas (“Santa Claus”). Obviously it’s immoral to depict black people as slaves - but it is part of Dutch culture! And “Witte Pieten” just doesn’t sound right, does it?