Earthling

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overblood:

long-distance friendships are terrible because you can’t meet up with them whenever you want and hang out on any given day which is why when i’m president i’m relocating the entire human population into a 10,000,000 story skyscraper that also acts as a bridge from earth to the moon which comes with the added benefit of swinging the moon around like a mace, it’s gonna look so cool. what was i talking about

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Mum baked two cakes today. Cause she gave birth to my sis and me on the same day (different years) ^^

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annaliseklowss asked: Hey gal, I think it's fantastic the choices you make with the food you eat however, you shouldn't criticise others for the choices they make with food. Some people eat meat and some eat plant based food but that is their choice. You shouldn't be so tunnel visioned with your opinion.

vegan-yums:

When your “food choices” greatly impact other things (humans, non-human animals and the planet) it’s no longer a personal choice. Animals aren’t grazing happily in beautiful pastures then walk their way onto your plate. You literally have to unlearn everything you hear growing up, most of it is utter bullshit, we’re absolutely brainwashed by these money hungry industries -

  • Over 56 billion animals are killed a year for food. Meat we don’t need.
  • In the US 70% of grain grown and 85% of soy grown is for cattle and other farm animals. Could feed a lot of starving people with that. 
  • It takes 13 pounds of grain to make one pound of animal flesh..again could be using that to feed hungry people.
  • 260 million acres of US forest has been leveled to grow grain and house livestock for meat.
  • 80% of deforestation of the Amazon rain forest is due to cattle farms, and growing crops to feed them.
  • Half the water in the US is used to raising ”food animals”
  • US fisheries kill thousands of protected and engendered sea animals. Cetaceans (dolphins, whales, porpoises) and sharks are tremendously affected by trawl nets.
  • Meat is often contaminated with feces. Campylobacter (usually on chicken) alone is responsible for 2.4 cases of food poisoning a year. (96% of Tyson chicken tested positive for this bacteria)
  • Every year a shit ton of meat is contaminated with E. coli. The USDA reported that 70% food poisoning is caused by contaminated animal flesh
  • Yes plant food can be contaminated with e.coli and other bacteria but that’s due to runoff from cattle farms spraying/leaking into fields growing fresh vegetables.
  • Meat and dairy are loaded with antibiotics and hormones (even milk labeled as hormone free)
  • People talk about vegans ignoring exploited workers when according to Humans Right Watch slaughterhouse work is the most dangerous factory job in america. The work is filthy and they’re underpaid, in constant danger and crazily overworked. 
  • Dairy and meat have been linked to Heart Disease, High blood pressure, Many forms of cancer, diabetes and more. Animal protein, cholesterol and saturated animal fats are horrible for us. My doctor told me he had to worry about me less once I told him I was vegan.
  • Farm animals are just as smart as the pets we having in our homes. Pigs even smarter than dogs. These are sentient animals. These animals don’t die happy for your 5 minute meal, they struggle until their last breath.
  • Veganism doesn’t just help animals. Helps the planet and humans too. It’s unselfish, it’s important

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cotton-and-canvases asked: Do you criticize the carnivorous animals that eat meat to survive too? Lol because it's not their personal choice either. They could easily just climb up a tree and eat leaves instead right

vegan-yums:

It’s actually really worrisome that some people think this way. Lions don’t go to the grocery store for their meat. We’re not wild carnivorous animals. Lions and other carnivores need meat to survive, They’re equipped with the jaws, teeth, claws, instincts and intestines for it. We don’t run on instincts, you don’t see roadkill and get hungry, or prey on a moving squirrel. We have choices, we don’t need meat. We’re lazy, entitled and selfish humans, that’s all. We move our cart about the meat section of the grocery store and mumble about being at the top of the food chain, what a joke lol