The Power of Choice

I’ve posted about this particular objection to veganism on several occasions because it’s so pervasive.  In my video addressing the “personal choice” argument, ( I state that personal choice ends where another’s nose begins.  While it’s not a popular stance in today’s society, non-human animals DO deserve the rights and protections afforded humans- and a violation of those rights is tantamount to the horrors listed below.  Thanks to @VeganArtBook for this fantastic image!

So people are excusing Snape’s bad behaviour as a teacher because he was undercover, and that’s why his bullying to students is justified.

If I were in his position, the other option could easily be to be kind to everyone, and when you are questioned by death eaters, just shrug and say you’re undercover.

Snape didn’t have to be the bully to children, but he chose to. It’s something that really bothers me when I read comments saying he was undercover, so that’s why he HAD to do it.

Not exactly, there were other choices than making numerous children’s lives miserable. Could have pulled the rug by being more kind.

It would take away from Snape’s character, and I’m not saying this is what should have happened. I’m only saying that this was an easy option.

He would have died loved rather than died hated.

…Food for thought? *offers post on a plate*

Make your choice an Informed one!

Do we actually know what and who we are voting for? How does our vote actually affect the future of our society? 

With so much shared by millions of social media users on Britain’s political candidates, it’s becoming hard to decide what is factual and what is actual #bullshit. Politicians themselves are constantly involved with constant mudslinging of their oppositions failings as to what they themselves can actually will do for the country.

This general election make your vote an informed one, based on the parties manifestos and not their personalities. A few non-biased websites highlighting policies that will affect what matters are:

If you haven’t already registered to vote do so before the Monday 20th April:

It’s interesting to note that the most kind and courageous souls you meet in life tend to be those who’ve faced the most cruelty and conflict. This vicious world might sharpen us like a blade, but whether we use that power to protect people or cause them pain, is always our choice.
—  Beau Taplin // W e a p o n s

I like to think that somewhere out there, on a planet exactly like ours two people exactly like you and me made totally different choices and that somewhere, we’re still together. That’s enough for me // Iain Thomas.