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記念すべき1stショットがこれだ!時刻は夜中の10時30分。入国後そそくさとたばこを吹かして凍えながら突っ立っている兄ちゃんにかけより、いくらか聞くと「ファイブ」。どこの馬の骨とも分からないような男がカメラ片手に異国の地で夜中に街ブラなんてできるはずも無く、空港から駅までのマイクロバスに乗り込んでこっそりと撮ることしかできなかった。

Over 50,000 protesters rallied in Berlin to demand changes on behalf of farmed animals over the weekend! If that’s not putting compassion into action… we don’t know what is!

What other ways can individuals advocate for farmed animals in their everyday lives?

http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-fcdc-50,000-protest-in-Berlin-to-protect-farming-from-big-business

Most people agree that somebody abusing a dog (hitting it, cutting it, slamming it, depriving it of exercise or social bonds) is morally wrong, and that the person who did it should be punished. So there is a definition of animal abuse. 

Then if you take that definition and apply it to a slaughterhouse, where those things happen constantly, you have to objectively admit that those animals are being abused. 

So by buying meat and dairy, and thus providing demand for those things to happen, how exactly can you say that you don’t support animal abuse?

ALTERNATIVES TO DAIRY

NON-DAIRY MILK

• Almond

  1. Blue Diamond
  2. Silk
  3. So Delicious
  4. Harmony Farms
  5. Califia

• Soy

  1. Earth Balance
  2. Eden Foods
  3. Natura
  4. Silk
  5. So Good
  6. So Nice
  7. Vitasoy
  8. Westsoy
  9. Soy Slender
  10. Kikkoman Pearl

• Coconut

  1. Coconut Dream
  2. Silk
  3. So Delicious
  4. 365 Organic Coconut Milk
  5. Califia

• Hemp

  1. Hemp Bliss
  2. Living Harvest
  3. Pacific Foods

• Rice

  • Rice Dream
  • Ryza

• Oat

  • Pacific Foods
  • Pure Harvest
  • Vita Soy

• Coffee Creamer

  1. Silk
  2. So Nice
  3. Soy Delicious

CHEESE

  1. Daiya
  2. Follow Your Heart
  3. Galaxy Foods
  4. Tofutti
  5. Go Veggie. Please note only the purple ones are suitable for vegans.
  6. Chicago Vegan Foods
  7. Artisan
  8. Dr. Cow
  9. Tree Line
  10. Kite Hill (artisan)
  11. Field Roast (meltable/sandwich)
  12. Miyoko’s Kitchen

SOUR CREAM

  1. Follow Your Heart
  2. Tofutti

CREAM CHEESE

  1. Daiya
  2. Tofutti

MAYONNAISE

  1. Earth Balance
  2. Follow Your Heart
  3. Nasoya
  4. Just Mayo

ICE CREAM

  1. Rice Dream
  2. Coconut Bliss
  3. So Delicious
  4. Double Rainbow
  5. So Delicious

BUTTER

  1. Earth Balance

YOGURT

  1. Silk
  2. Whole Soy
  3. Amande – Cultured Almond
  4. So Delicious

Please note some of this brands are owned by big corporations. The products itself are vegan, it’s up to everyone’s decision if they want to use those brands or not. 

If you care even a little bit about climate change, animal abuse, world hunger, deforestation, human health, the oceans, you really really really need to take a long hard look at what you eat. As much as people don’t want to admit it, animal agriculture is killing the environment, animals, and humans, and the longer society refuses to admit it the more damage is going to be done.

This is a picture that may be confusing to some of y’all, as it’s a rare and beautiful sight.

You’ve probably heard of goat milk or goat cheese and you may have even realized that those actually came from a goat somewhere, but do you know why that goat was making milk to begin with?

Here’s a female goat, Gertie, with her blind son, Stevie. Gertie started making milk around the time she birthed Stevie and she continues to make it for him. Not for you. For him. And Stevie, who is able to find his mama by following the sound of the bell around her neck, drinks that shit right up, as he should. So let babies like Stevie stay with their moms and drink their mama’s milk. Ditch the dairy!

TMI! Ready set go!

So I have had issues with gas and stuff for literally years. Since I started IF a few weeks ago they have pretty much subsided UNTIL Sunday when I was taking a free day and ended up getting some crap at a gas station because we were driving home from a roller derby clinic a few hours away from home. I did not make awesome choices because cravings. I got a pizza Hot Pocket, a Monster Absolute Zero, and a chicle flavored helado. And then I cursed myself for the rest of the night! Okay I had pizza the Sunday before that so the gas is not necessarily pizza related, but it could be any of the number of processed foods included in that item. Dairy on it’s own doesn’t give me any issues so I don’t think it was the ice cream. Then there’s the Monster. Artificial sweeteners? Maybe. Carbonation? Possible but unlikely as I’ve had soda without the problem. I guess it is time to test the theories because Hot Pockets are gross but I totally crave them sometimes, but if they are going to give me gas, I’m so over it. And I can easily live without energy drinks but I like a Monster here and there!

I really think it was the Hot Pocket. Damn you Hot Pockets!

I’m gonna share a photo that may anger people. Some people, animal rights activists especially, like to make up terms about what they THINK happens in the dairy industry.

This is a photo of a cow being inseminated. Notice, she is not restrained at all. Also, there is no such thing as a “rape rack”. That’s a bullshit, made-up term. As you can see, this cow is standing there by herself to be bred. She is not being ‘raped’ or she would kick the person or run away if she was uncomfortable.

Also, I don’t want to hear any bullshit about how we are exploiting them - I’ve heard it all before - so save your breath.

Coca-Cola got a lot of attention in November when it announced that it was going into the milk business. Not just any milk, mind you: nutritious, reformulated supermilk.

It also invited ridicule. “It’s like they got Frankenstein to lactate,” scoffed Stephen Colbert on his show. “If this product doesn’t work out, they can always re-introduce Milk Classic.”

In fact, the idea for New Milk didn’t come from Coca-Cola at all. It emerged from a huge, high-tech dairy farm in Indiana.

Inside The Indiana Megadairy Making Coca-Cola’s New Milk

Photo credit: Dan Charles/NPR