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Seattle/Tacoma area you better save this baby!! This is Hubert, he is a super sweet 3 year old. He is at high risk of being put down and has been in there almost a year. Miltonanimalshelter.org help this little baby out and repost/share/tell your friends!!!
A vegan friend found this while camping in Leh. Leh, in the northernmost tip of the Indian Himalayas and close to Tibet, is one of the harshest places for humans to live in. It’s a cold, windswept desert where hardly a blade of grass grows. For 8 months of the year, temperatures remain below freezing, often dipping below -40. Because of its altitude, the air over there is so rarefied that visitors have to acclimatize for 3 days before they can walk without running out of breath.
Some people say that veganism is a First World privilege. They say that urbanized, well-off people in wealthy societies can afford to be vegan, but “poor” people in third world countries cannot afford it. Firstly, that betrays an ignorance of economics and food production. Around the world, healthy vegan food is a lot cheaper than meat and dairy. But it also betrays yet another excuse for a complacent, uncaring life: “If someone in Siberia / Namibia / Cambodia isn’t vegan, I won’t be either.”
That said, these messages, pinned in the door of a restaurant in Leh, are truly humbling. A little research revealed the source: a group called Tibetan Volunteers for Animals (TVA). They have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FreedomForAll) and a website (http://semchen.org/). And we all know the plight of Tibetans.
If a group of disenfranchised people living as refugees in a third world country in one of the most hostile climates on Earth can be vegan, then what’s YOUR excuse?!
Meat just tastes so damn good.
People don’t eat meat for health or because they need it. They do not check the source of their meat and the slaughter of the animal killed for them, as they blatantly lie. They do not do it for protein or because they care about the feelings of plants. They do it because it tastes good.
Because it tastes good.
Because it tastes good …
Because it TASTES GOOD.
And they do not eat dogs because? Because dogs taste awful? How do they know? Or because dogs are not ‘prey’? Dogs are preyed upon by big cats all the time. Because only herbivores are eaten? Then why eat pigs, chicken and fish?
In other words, meat eaters eat dead corpses because they have been raised to, indoctrinated to, since their childhoods, by their parents, their schools, by all of society. They have been told that if they do not eat dead animals and support an unsustainable industry with their money, they will catch awful diseases and die.
To live all your lives in fear is a pitiable existence. To rot, marinate, treat with carbon monoxide, then roast, then heavily season a long-dead corpse is a terrible way to ‘eat a balanced diet’.
To eat corpses and pay for their short, tortured existences, to support an industry that is destroying our only home, Earth, is a terrible way to exist.
What a pathetic legacy to create with your short, unpredictable lifespan.
To be incapable of looking a cow, a pig, a chicken or even your pet dog in the eye and truly grasping the beauty of their minds and immensity of their emotions … just because eating their dead friends has desensitized you … is to never have truly lived.
To eat something because it ‘tastes good’, without ever exploring the global culinary explosions that await a vegan adventurer is like being a frog in a well. That frog lives in a little well made of bacon, beef, KFC and fish, and will never know how big and beautiful and complex and marvelous the ocean truly is.
what an excellent post
At 29, Patrick is the oldest living wombat. [reddit]
And the cutesf
THIS GETS ME EVERY FUCKING TIME
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Panda researchers in China wear panda costumes to give mother-like feeling to a lonely baby panda who lost her mother [x]
without context it looks like some guy disguised himself as a panda so he could sneak into their panda community and now he’s making a quick getaway with the baby panda
Pandas=the only animal the Chinese government cares to protect
A ‘fish cannon’ may sound ridiculous, but it could be the key to saving salmon
Dams that block salmon during their annual upstream migration have contributed to the species’ decline, but an innovative Washington company may have found a creative solution