the-thinking-vegan

anonymous asked:

I 100% want to go vegan for the animals and environment, nothing to do with health benefits (actually the thought of eating less protein is worrying to me). .I have an ED (long term, 10+ years) and have a seriously restricted diet already, fear of fats, grains and fruits. If I go vegan, that pretty much limits me to vegetables, potatoes and legumes. My parents think veganism is just another way of restricting. What do you suggest? Can I be healthy just eating veg, potatoes and legumes?

A plant based diet is rich in protein! Of course I recommend anyone and everyone to go vegan and eat plant based. I also recommend expanding what you eat and eating a variety of foods. Plant food is fuel and not there to harm your body of make you fat! It’s there to nourish!

“After we spoke with this farmer about his calves chained up under trees, he almost proudly directed us to two younger boys over the paddock. These were the two baby boys we found tied tightly up with hay bale twine, waiting for the meat truck. We know the truck doesn’t come that often, and calves are slaughtered across the border at least 8 hours away, so it is not likely they will make that journey. The sun was beaming down, they had no shade, shelter or water as they slumped heartbreakingly in the dirt, unable to move as we approached them. We wanted to offer them something in their short lives and gave them water and a comforting touch, their mothers nowhere to be seen. One was afraid and tugging at the string trying to get away. This boy did not even acknowledge our presence. He was shattered, his long beautiful eyelashes shading his big brown hopeless eyes. How, in just a matter of days of ‘living’ had he become so forlorn, so lonely and so neglected? He just wanted to be with his mumma, she was probably only over the hill. He wanted a full tummy, to be safe, to have access to shelter. We are sorry we could not save you little angel. We promise we have a bigger plan to help your brothers, in your memory.”

Suffering Souls Australia

when you accidentally write a tragedy instead of a sin

Newt makes a whole cooking show supposedly dedicated to Fantastic Meats and Where To Find Them where instead of actually talking about meat, he spreads his vegetarian propaganda

150 years ago, they would have thought you were absurd if you advocated for the end of slavery. 100 years ago, they would have laughed at you for suggesting that women should have the right to vote. 50 years ago, they would object to the idea of African Americans receiving equal rights under the law. 25 years ago they would have called you a pervert if you advocated for gay rights. They laugh at us now for suggesting that animal slavery be ended. Some day they won’t be laughing.
—  Gary Smith

When you think about becoming a vegan because you can’t stop thinking about the pain inflicted on slaughtered animals and then you start thinking about the exploration of immigrant farmers who are paid less than nothing for their hard work to produce fruit and quinoa and then you realize there’s no way to live without hurting someone and allowing the system to exploit people and how it would just be easier if you died and didn’t have to think about these things

Hi

How are you how was your day
I follow like 5 people and my dashboard is always dead

- if you’re a witch
- if you’re a POC
- if you’re vegan
- if you think a vegan latina witch would like your blog

Please reblog this so I can check out your blog

Please and thanks and please


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Update: please stop reblogging there’s more people than I can physically handle to visit this is going to take me days
If you see this and you like it I will still check out your blog though

THANK YOU ALL MY DASHBOARD WILL NEVER BE DEAD

A lot of people think veganism is hard work bc if cooking?

Like dude no the most complicated food I make is pasta everything is either microwave or on a rare productive day i throw shit in a blender


Like almost all tinned and frozen veg is microwave friendly

Plenty of instant noodles and instant pasta meals are also vegan

Hell most vegan oven cook food even cooks in half the time compated to the meat version (talking bout vegan burgers particularly here)

Veganism in terms of prepping food and shit is the same as non vegan food

When people think vegans are nutrient deficient🙄 meals based on whole plant foods are BURSTING with vitamins, minerals, fibre and yes even all the protein we need🌟🌿 and they taste pretty amazing too - just like last night’s chilli + ginger veggie stir fry with marinated tempeh and black rice👅👌🏼
Also, there’s a NEW POST up on naturally-nina.com on how to get enough Calcium on a vegan diet! Link is in my bio💛

IG: @naturally_nina_

I think most people agree that not committing violence against another – human or nonhuman - is an ethically superior position to hurting someone. For me, I reflect this ethic by being vegan. Contrary to what some people think, being vegan is not an end in itself; it’s the means to an end. It’s the means through which we can – in our daily lives – reflect our value of not causing harm.

The truth is I feel humbled being vegan rather than superior to those who aren’t. I have no cause to be self-righteous. There was a time when I ate animals and made excuses, and I feel grateful to be armed with knowledge and awareness and to be able to act on my values of compassion and kindness. Rather than feel morally superior to people who eat animals, I feel great sorrow for the animals who suffer and for the humans who inflict that suffering. If we keep this big picture in mind, we can create the compassionate world we all envision. ~Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

When in doubt, show up early. Think less. Feel more. Ask once. Give thanks. Expect the best. Appreciate everything. Never give up. Make it fun. Lead. Invent. Regroup. Wink. Chill. Smile. And live as if your success was inevitable, and so it shall be.
—  NOTE FROM THE UNIVERSE

Vegans are annoying when they act super pretitious and guilt trip people with animal abuse stories because they completely ignore the fact that not everyone can go vegan

Like my dude, people have health issues, whether mental or physical, that makes them unable to live on just plants

There are the cases of poverty, a lack of a living pay wage, and food prices that prevents people from going vegan.

If you’re living in poverty making $7.25 an hour, you’re not going to be thinking about the studies about animal abuse in slaughterhouses but rather which food is cheapest and will fill you up for a week if not longer.

Stop acting like people have access to cheap fruits, vegetables, and plant based products.

Instead of trying to guilt trip people into becoming vegan, how about you shut the fuck up and educate yourself on why some people can’t