Study: People Don’t Want to Think of Meat as Animals

According to a Munchies Vice article, a series of studies by the University of Oslo found that “people are more willing to eat meat when it’s processed and presented in a way that distances the product from its animal origins.”

The studies published in the journal Appetite included researchers showing participants a whole chicken, drumsticks, and chopped chicken filets and asking them how much empathy they felt for the animals. They also showed them two roasted pigs, one with a head and one without. Unsurprisingly, the participants reported feeling less empathy for the chopped chicken and headless pork.

According to Jonas R. Kunst, one of the study’s authors:

The presentation of meat by the industry influences our willingness to eat it. Highly processed meat makes it easier to distance oneself from the idea that it comes from an animal.

This is exactly why people prefer words like “pork” or “beef,” which further disassociate meat from the animal it came from. It’s also why meat industry packaging doesn’t show any animals. The industry wants to separate consumers from the products they buy and where they came from.

A lot of people don’t want to be reminded that an animal suffered and was killed for the food on their plates. Factory farms are terrible, filthy, miserable places.

Animals raised on them suffer immensely, subjected to neglect, extreme confinement, and horrific abuse.

Thankfully, you can help reduce the number of animals who suffer by choosing a compassionate vegan diet.

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Today in the Wild Ride of Tumblr Targeted Ads: a French bank account, and something in Chinese that a smiling woman is holding and looking delighted about, but i do not speak Chinese so I can’t tell you what it is. Shampoo? juice? elixir of eternal youth? I’m almost curious enough to ask Google translate

What has Tumblr been offering for your consumer delectation today, my friends?

anonymous asked:

Ok so we all know 707 is a meme. Imagine MC seeing him for the first time and under their breath mumbling "dat ass..." Of course, Seven hears it and winks at them, causing MC to turn so red he's worried they'll pass out because all the blood is in their face! "You weren't supposed to hear that omg omg omg!!" Of course, if the same thing happened to Yoosung that precious baby would be dead on the spot. He's too naïve to have realized how much everyone loves his ass lmao

Im literally crying because of this ask I love it so much. Seven is SUCH A MEMESTER O MG he’d totally love if MC complimented his ass with memes!! I’m dying!! He would come near them and be like “STICK M LEGY OUT” and stick his leg up, shoving their ass right near their face while they just die because Jesus Christ Seven it’s so firm and plump do you do sQUATS WHILE YOU HACK?? 
Some other choice memes to describe Seven’s ass: 
She thick
Who is she?
you: that thicc ass
me, an intellectual: that plump derriere 
and so on and so forth 
(did you know i love memes)

My poor baby Yoosung o mg. He’d be bright red. Every inch of him. I love the headcanon that his ears turn red! And his collarbone. His collarbone gets all splotchy and red of course. He just stutters and is like “me?? my ass?? whose ass??”
Once he finds out it’s his own he’s astonished
Probably tries to look in the mirror later to see if it’s actually a good ass

~Admin MP

I’m sorry I haven’t been answering asks lately… I’m busy working on my NnT week entries and sewing my cosplays for next week’s convention! I will get to them as soon as I can!
But I think my fanarts this year are rather good, so I hope you can look forward to them!


My brother surprised us by coming down for his birthday this weekend, so naturally I wasn’t able to work on anything sorry guys!

I’ll just also say that instead of making promises about my whereabouts and such, my involvement on this blog is going to be rather unpredictable! I could end up getting to post things tomorrow, or two weeks from now–it’s all based on my free time and whether or not I have enough creativity at the time to do them.

So all in all, if I don’t post things in a week or two at a time, don’t worry, I am just busy/having writers block/both and that I’ll be back soon! This blog isn’t dead or on hiatus, it’s activity is just…sporadic at the most!

Thanks for understanding as always! 💕

Give up defining yourself - to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.
—  Eckhart Tolle

i started this comic about keith discovering he’s a galra but i dont think im gonna finish so please enjoy the only good panel of it :^)