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This speech will change how you see everything. Learn the impact your individual choices have on the world around you and how simple actions can heal the planet, humanity, and other beings. If you’re concerned about the state of our world, if you love animals, if you care about the environment, if you want to be healthy, and if you want to feed the world’s hungry, open your mind and heart and listen. For full citations to all the facts on this video as well as additional resources: http://www.BiteSizeVegan.com/ChangeEverything
Hi! (: Can I ask you if you are pro or against animal testing for pharmaceutical research?
Hi :) I want to say first that I support the people who have to take medicine that was tested on animals. They don’t have the choice, it is not their fault.
However we need to stop all animal testing, including in pharmaceutical research. My opinion doesn’t have much weight, so you should check out what the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has to say about this.
P.S. Before you yell at me and try to shut me up (well, some of you already have), please consider that what I say on my blog has absolutely no impact on what goes on in medical research. Do not be so violently opposed to the idea that we need to work towards abolishing animal testing. I am an animal rights advocate. I am not a medical student, nor am I a researcher. I am not qualified to debate on how exactly this can be achieved. I am just pointing out that there are some actual researchers who are working towards this goal.
Non-human animals do not have "rights"! That's utterly ridiculous.
Well it is a much-debated moral issue, but many people (myself included) believe that animals do have the right to possess their own bodies, and that their basic interests should be given equal consideration as similar interests of human beings.
Maybe you agree with Robert Scruton, the philosopher who argues that animals cannot be given rights if they also do not have duties (a strange argument which I disagree with, as babies do not have duties but they have human rights. Maybe this guy is all for babies having no rights, who knows). Or maybe you side with Plato, who wrote that animals have no interests of their own and are far below humans on the “great chain of being” (a load of bunk in my opinion). Or possibly you agree with the laws of many countries, which consider animals to be property - and property cannot have rights.
Whatever inspired you to send me this vague message, I highly recommend you do some research on the topic of animal rights. At the very least skim the wikipedia page. (link) My book suggestions are Animal Liberation by Peter Singer, Second Nature and Pleasurable Kingdom by Jonathan Balcombe. Here’s a (link) to a post I made about animal rights. If you don’t like reading, I suggest the following videos: Animal Consciousness and Awareness, a speech by Jonathan Balcombe (link), and Earthlings (link)
So sick of the uneducated spew that comes from people when they want to fight you about veganism.
“We need meat to survive, same as cats and dogs” 😂 well how come I’m not dead bro (Ps- Cats are obligate carnivores who actually need meat, but dogs can survive perfectly fine on a healthy veg diet. )
“But lions eat animals in the wild”
Doesn’t that make our consumption of animals even worse? We are not squatting in the outback rubbing sticks together - we are evolved and intelligent, we don’t need slaughterhouses, we already have millions of options for food without killing animals, which makes their deaths unnecessary and cruel. Lions hunt for necessity. Humans do not
“Animals would take over the earth if we all went vegetarian”
That would only happen if everyone stopped eating meat right this second and all factory farms were shut down overnight. That is not going to happen. Slowly the numbers of animals dwindle as less people create a demand for their dead bodies to eat. Already the numbers of animals being killed each year for human consumption is getting smaller as more and more people become aware of what they are actually buying and supporting.
“This country was built on the backs of dairy farmers, they are an essential part of australian agriculture!”
America was built on the back of slavery, but someone decided that was wrong too.
“We’ve always eaten meat, it’s just how it is.”
You live in a world that is constantly evolving and changing, accepting more and more people and becoming more and more aware that we are not elite from everyone else on this planet - yet that’s the one tradition you cling to? Why don’t you still buy wives for a dowry of 12 loaves of bread
“But they taste good”
From your lack of understanding and blatant disregard for life other than your own, I’m gonna go out on a limb here and figure you’re probably also someone who is against gay rights and refugees. Or maybe you just are choosing to remain ignorant on a topic you know nothing about. I can’t decide which is worse.
“But where do you get iron?”
From the cupboard next to the ironing board.
I cannot explain how important this is. Fifth Harmony has literally faced every hurdle possible for an artist to reach success. Firstly, they’re a girlband, which makes it a million times harder than being a boyband because they aren’t liked just for being ‘hot boys’ like many boybands are. Secondly, just being talented singers apparently isn’t enough if you are a group of girls. You have to be pretty, fashionable, know how dance well, and even then it is STILL hard to achieve anything in the music industry. Thirdly, ALL of Fifth Harmony are women of color, unlike the largely white boybands that are popular at the moment. They have expressed their deep support for the Blacks Lives Matter campaign, even posing in pictures with the catchphrase and tweeting about it numerous times. For many children, this is first time they can relate to someone in a powerful role.
If this hasn’t convinced you to vote yet, I should add that Fifth Harmony is an avid supporter of the LGBT community, performing for LA pride, constantly proving their support on twitter and tumblr, and even dedicating a video to a transgender girl who happened to be their fan. On top of this, they are involved in many campaigns to protect animal rights, and they themselves started a #5HGirlsCan campaign in support of girl positivity. All five members self-identify as feminists, with band member Lauren Jauregui relating in a HuffPost interview that “A huge part of [feminism], I think, is the coming together of women… [It’s] supporting each other and not breaking each other down, and kind of sending out that message and making sure women know that doing this together is going to be so much more effective than trying to tear each other down.“
This isn’t just about Worth It being the song of the summer, it’s about bringing awareness to these amazing five individuals who are going to change to world in a positive way. Currently, they are losing to boyband 5 Seconds of Summer because of a voting limit set by MTV. If you care about the future and about any of the issues PLEASE vote for Fifth Harmony by using the #WorthItVMA hashtag on twitter. You can do up to 12x a day and it would make the world of a difference not only to these 5 girls, but for a whole generation.