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I would totally eat genetic clone of meat, meat.

This newborn calf, still wet with amniotic fluid and already tagged for slaughter, was taken away from his mother at birth and and will spend the rest of his short life in the cramped confines of a veal crate. Yet another innocent victim of the dairy industry.

Just look at the life you have sentenced this poor creature too. Stop doing it I’m begging you, find it in your heart to make sacrifices for him. 

hopefullysarah  asked:

Wassup girl so I'm vegetarian but also intolerant to lactose and I've been wanting to up my protein to make some sweet muscle gain, but finding it difficult to find foods that fit! So far I've been relying on almonds, lentils, and chickpeas in pretty big amounts, I've also scouted some pea protein powder. Any other suggestions though? Thanks!! Also girl your muscle gains are so motivating!! xxx :)

Hiii babe! Aww you’re so sweet, thank you so much! So, I don’t know if I have the greatest suggestions from experience, but I’m happy to post this here to see if anyone else does and provide you a few ideas that could maybe help! I definitely think pea protein powder could help you to get more protein in as protein powders can easily be incorporated into different recipes! On top of that, I would consider trying out things like tofu, tempeh, meatless meat products (ex. beyond beef, meatless meatballs), hummus, beans, buckwheat noodles, high protein breads/wraps, chia seeds! Hope this helps! xx

We owe the animals more than “Meatless Mondays.” We owe them more than “I’m trying but cheese is so hard!” We owe them more than “I only buy free range eggs.” We owe them more than “at least I’m vegetarian.” Once you know, it’s on you to step up and go vegan. As fast as you possibly can. Because the numbers are only going up every single year. And the animals can’t wait for it to be convenient or comfortable.
—  Emily Moran Barwick (Bitesizevegan)

The worst thing about being vegetarian/vegan is that people automatically start defending themselves around you, assuming you will criticize them. But you would never start an argument like that. And yet you want to, because you literally can not comprehend what deludes people into the belief that their steak is ethically and environmentally justified. You are torn between friendship and moral duty.

pumpkinfox  asked:

I have a question, What is your credibility on veganism as we have thrived on meat for just as long as we have existed! The human race has thrived for 1000s of years with meat AND vegetables together for survival. It adds a mix and verity to your simple salad and plate of green beans with bread (if you can even eat that!) so my question is, WHY? Why veganism over normal?

Hi! Thanks for your question. Personally, I couldn’t eat animal products after I learned how animals were treated. I watched these videos x, x, x (more here) and I decided I couldn’t contribute to their suffering anymore. I learned that you can get all of your nutritional needs from a plant based diet and I realized that if I could live healthfully on a vegan diet without harming animals why wouldn’t I? After doing more research, I also found out that animal products actually harm our health. A lot of people don’t want to believe this, but it’s true. Here are some articles proving that:

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine advocates a vegan diet to help reduce and prevent diseases like high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and cancer. 

The World Health Organization and The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified processed meat as a carcinogen (something that causes cancer). People usually try their hardest to get rid of cancer once they have it - I think we should try harder to prevent it in the first place.

Here’s an incredible article by Dr. Michael Greger. He says a “plant-based diet can help prevent and even reverse some of the top killer diseases in the Western world, and can be even more effective than medication and surgery”.

Animal agriculture is also “the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion and ocean “dead zones”.” Our planet is dying and we can help save it by just changing the way we eat. Check out Cowspiracy to learn more. 

A vegan diet consists of more than green beans, bread and salad (yes, most bread is vegan). If you take a look at my blog, you would see that vegans have an incredible variety and eat everything non-vegans eat, but without the animal products. Some vegan dishes include stir fry, pasta, rice and beans, curry, veggie sushi, pad thai, quinoa, pizza, pancakes, french toast, waffles, veggie burgers, chili, soups, tacos, burritos, casseroles, stew, sandwiches, cookies, non-dairy ice-cream, cakes, pies, etc. Eating vegan is not a sacrifice. :D

If you’re interested in learning more.. I have some helpful links here.

Hope this helps and answers your question!

~Tina