animal rights advocacy

The easier it is for people to be vegan, the more vegans we will have. So let’s take a minute to appreciate the vegan restaurant and business owners, clothing and beauty lines, activists, and educators who are paving the way. Thank you all so much

Vegan tags

So like, why are the vast majority of posts with the vegan tag about food? (The food pics never end! Don’t get me wrong, it all looks delicious…) But, it’s no wonder people think that eating plant based means that you’re vegan…

I’m not saying that we shouldn’t make food pic posts; but I am saying that I want more posts with good vegan discussion. We’re doing this for the animals, right? Then let’s talk about THEM. They’re dying every day, millions of them! Can’t that be what compels us to speak? Animal rights are what matters the most, not what I ate for breakfast.

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Petition the US Government to stop 'Chimera' (human/animal hybrid) research & creation

EXCERPT:

Human-animal hybrids – called “chimeras” – are an ethical problem for the scientific community. Thousands of articles debating the ethics of chimera research appear under Google scholar, using only the free and public medical file search. It is unfathomable how many more debates on its ethical implication might take place in private within the scientific community.

Petition the United States government to restrict and/or ban human-chimera research due to it being unethical, unnecessary, and contrary to the rights given to human life under the Bill of Rights in the constitution, and a violation of human dignity by signing the petition and passing it on.

By signing this petition, you are agreeing to several things:

1. That chimera research and creation has a grave potential to be highly unethical and should be subject to government investigation, if not permanently stopped.

2. That the stated primary needs met by chimera research and creation – organ donation – is closer to being met by 3D printing than by chimera research and creation (CR&C), and therefore CR&C is not a necessary service.

3. That harvesting organs out of “animals” is an unethical principle at the cost of appropriate animal husbandry and even scientific treatment of animals as test subjects.

4. That chimera research and creation violates the essential principle of human dignity that the founding fathers of the America Republic recognized as objective found in human beings, and further conformed to by subsequent leaders of our nation - leaders like Washington and Lincoln, the latter being someone who brought the concept of human dignity to one of the most oppressed group of people in American history.

5. That all chimera research and creation ought to be brought to an immediate halt by the US Government until its ethicality and necessity for the greater good of the human race are both either guaranteed or dismissed. By allowing it to continue unregulated and unreported on, the U.S. Government as a body is potentially allowing abuse of human lives.

Please sign the petition and pass it on. Contact your representatives.

CLICK LINK TO READ THE FULL TEXT.

I wrote this petition myself. Don’t let them get away with this.

Please read, sign, and share like *wildfire*.

The philosophy behind chimera research has disastrous implications for all peoples, especially marginalized groups.

Who gives a fuck how social an animal is or how smart an animal is. All animals deserve to live, regardless of how any animal “measures up” to humans’ standards. It is no better to exploit one animal as it is to exploit any other animal. We need to stop thinking the whole fucking world and everything and everyone in it revolves around us. 

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I don’t usually post things like this, but this is the condition of the fish at my local Walmart. I remember seeing this as a child and crying to my mom to save them all. After a while this inhumane treatment of fish was normalized for me.

I implore you to make a rating or comment to your local Walmart if you see these conditions. I’m making complaints to corporate and would love support for this issue. If you do comment or make a rating please do so with the hashtag #fishmatter

Please share this message, let’s stop this!!!

This is me in 2013 taken at the Humane Society of Ventura County. I volunteered there through a vocational program for young adults with special needs from a Jewish summer camp in Ojai called Camp Ramah. The vocational program was known as the Ezra staff and the objective is obtaining independent living skills and job training. One of my jobs was going outside of camp and volunteering at the Humane Society. This place was where my love for animals really blossomed and where my journey of animal rights advocacy was born.

Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man or woman.
—  Arthur Schopenhauer

“In 2006, Congress passed the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, a bill conceived of and advanced by the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate-sponsored conservative think tank and lobbying group that champions pro-"free market” legislation. The new law criminalizes actions aimed at “damaging or interfering with the operations of an animal enterprise,” including First Amendment activity such as pickets and boycotts. The legislation was crafted explicitly to empower law enforcement to squelch hitherto legal, above-ground animal rights advocacy, after a group of activists called Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty nearly shut down an infamous multinational animal testing corporation through purely legal means. Activists charge SHAC’s target, Huntingdon Life Sciences, with killing hundreds of animals a day through their toxicity testing business, which involves practices such as injecting puppies with pesticides. Undercover footage has shown Huntingdon technicians punching beagle puppies in the face and dissecting a live, conscious monkey. Under the AETA’s predecessor, the Animal Enterprise Protection Act, six SHAC activists were convicted as terrorists for posting publicly available information on a website. They were sentenced to a combined 23 years in prison. The new law was created because the animal enterprise lobbies felt that those penalties did not go far enough.

This year, laws were passed in Iowa and Utah that make it a crime to take a job at a factory farm for the purpose of shooting clandestine video footage of animal abuse. As with the AETA, these laws were a direct response to the success of an animal advocacy group using legal means to expose industrial cruelty – in this case an undercover video by Mercy For Animals. The FBI has already recommended prosecuting undercover investigators under the AETA as terrorists.“

Just in case you still believe these people have nothing to hide. 

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How beautiful is GG the sheep?

Did you know sheep prefer smiling human faces to frowning ones? It’s true! So when you visit the sanctuary, make sure to smile! GG might even come over to say hi.

(And yes, those nasty ear tags have since been removed).

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That animal rights advocacy organization which shall not be named has started trying to scare people into going vegan by convincing them that dairy products cause autism, so I clumsily photoshopped their hateful propaganda into something posAutive.

Tagging “softautism” because the end result reminds me of the sort of stuff they post.