Karl Pilkington (via stickyembraces)
“ When I was told stories as a kid the pessimism was there even then ’cos I never believed me mam when she finished a story with ‘And they all lived happily ever after’. ‘No, they didn’t. I don’t believe it,’ I’d say. I prefered Humpty Dumpty – nice and short, and a realistic ending. He never hurt anyone, but he had a little accident and died. Shit happens. That’s life, innit. No great life story, or love interest, just a dead egg. ”
Karl Pilkington (via stickyembraces)
The “argument from finances” that many non-vegans use is so frustrating to me, since I’m the farthest thing from rich, I see all these people who have a steady job/income and a house and middle-class parents whining and slamming their fists saying they can’t afford 6 dollar vegan cheese, when I’ve never even seen 6 dollar vegan cheese in my life.
That’s why I also said “they can make it themselves”. Do these non-vegans honestly think I go out to the supermarket every week and come home with a bunch of processed soy foods? Do they really think that to be vegan, one requires the privilege of spending more than 40 dollars a month on food? 40 dollars a month has been my eating budget for a long time. Right now, it’s practically 0. And I still find the resources to be vegan. And I’m not superman, I’m just a regular person, so it’s… it’s extremely frustrating - if one broke-ass university student with no job can afford it, hundreds of middle-class, employed people can afford it.
EVERYONE has access to vegan foods, otherwise you’re saying you don’t have access to a single fruit, vegetable, nut, seed, or grain. If people even took the time to talk to vegans about what their food choices are instead of saying “I could never do that”, they’d realize we aren’t constantly stuffing our faces with boca burgers and daiya cheese.
“We can eat anything we want, and if there’s not already a product on the market for it, we can just make it ourselves.”
People who say they don’t “have the time” to cook themselves a meal are probably eating shit like instant noodles anyway, so that’s not a good excuse either.
Let’s have a look at this.
I actually live (or used to) on a dairy farm.
Not every farm is like this. In fact, I live in a pretty farmy area, and not one person I know keeps their cows inside.
Our calves are hand fed real milk by my mother every single day.
Our cows run free in large paddocks all day, not a single one has ever been chained up, and they voluntarily come the milking shed every single day.
Most of our cows have names, and they are given top quality vet care if they ever happen to get sick. There seems to be this idea that farmers hate animals and treat them horribly, but that’s not the case. My parents love and care for all of our animals, and they sure as hell wouldn’t still be farming if they were only in it for the dollars, because guess what? Right now, they get paid less for the milk than it costs to produce!
Maybe it’s different in America, but they also have migrant children working in poverty to harvest vegetables, so I wouldn’t want to support that industry either.
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Also I’d guess most of the criticism is directed at factory farms rather than your run-of-the-mill stuff which’d probably more common in America between what seems a more profit-centered business culture and the lack of regulation/absolutely terrible regulation that goes on there (see Ag-gag bills)
I made the original image. I am not American. This still happens in my country. The “lack of regulation” doesn’t change the shitty fact that animals are routinely exploited and slaughtered, regardless of whether or not you have the cognitive dissonance to give them names.
“Not keeping your cows inside” and hand-feeding cows (instead of letting them be with their mothers) is not indicative of kindness.
Here is one person’s account of a small, family run dairy farm - someone whose parents weren’t dairy farmers so they do not have the emotional bias of wanting to protect their family’s credibility.
Here is an informational pamphlet and undercover investigation collection on farms that claim to be “family-value, organic, humane, grass-fed”.
Yes, the cruelty that happens in large dairy farms is different, but that doesn’t mean the cruelty that happens on small dairy farms is not existent.
Besides, why do I as a vegan have to provide numerous sources proving animal cruelty in both factory and family farms, but someone who’s ‘daddy was a farmer, yall’ gets to stroll in and pretend that an anecdote about their life, without any evidence to support their claims, is word of law?
All criticism I provide against animal agriculture, in its largest and smallest form, is backed up by various pieces of evidence, most of it video and photo evidence. Try not to brush it off so lightly.
We are two vegan animal rights activists in Adelaide who started out baking for select animal charities to help fund raise! We want to start our own vegan catering business and hopefully grow into a vegan cafe, the only problem we have is not having the money to do so!
We want to donate some of our profits to animal charities and raise awareness about the dairy/egg industries and to promote a healthy vegan lifestyle.
What is in the picture is past photos of baking we have done for fundraising, of course becoming a catering business we plan to expand beyond cakes/sweets and hopefully also into raw foods/convenience foods/mock meats.We have the dream, all we need is some money to get us started! :)We are in the process of getting recipes/techniques down pat and will both have completed our certificate IV in small business management and be ready to set up around June.
Your kind donation could help kickstart our business and make it a real success!
Thank you so much for even looking at this page, and if you donated, words can not express our gratitude, even if it was a small donation. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
The animals thank you too, don’t ever stop trying to change the world!
please if you have any spare money or want to help out, go to THIS LINK or even reblog this post, it would mean the world! Thank you so much, for even reading this.
- Kady and Emma xx
Alright, so, I don’t really talk about veganism much through my comics because they have typically been separate parts of my life but it’s somewhat important to me and has influenced so much about the way I look at the world for me to not write at least one comic about it. The truth is I’ve tried to write about these things in the past but have always shied away from it in fear of alienating my readers but I trust that I’ve built enough good will through the past couple of years to hope you know and understand that this does not come from a judgmental or self righteous place. I love you all. These are just some thoughts I have.
All of that said, I’ve decided I would like to have a giveaway of some of my books! For the next little while I will send a free copy of Boredom Pays #5 to anybody who is willing to go vegan for a week and write me a letter about it. For my mailing address send me an email at email@example.com!
- Jason <3
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