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New UK based Earthlings

There is a new earthlings documentary made in the UK! It’s modern, with better quality and based in England. This may help with some people who think that animal cruelty mostly happens in the US, where capitalism rules, and not in the EU. This is sadly not true….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvtVkNofcq8&t=252s

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Cali Breakfast by Romi Nicole Schneider

Behind THL #13

These are a few of my favourite things:
Waking up early, and listening to music.
Playing guitar, I find therapeutic.
Going on runs, and seeing new things.
These are a few of my favourite things.

My name is Ross and I’m an English teacher, living in Korea. I like learning, and challenging my ideas. I’m from Cape Town South Africa, and my favourite food is pizza (vegan).

I’ve always been vegetarian/vegan; being born and raised that way made it feel like a natural part of life. In fact, on the rare occasions I’ve tried meat, I’ve found it quite unappetizing, even getting sick on occasion.

And so, for 26 years I’ve maintained my personal vegan lifestyle, but after considering much of the evidence, I’ve come to realize that advocacy is just as important; according to the UN, “The global livestock industry produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all cars, planes, trains and ships combined.”

Not just for my health, but for the health of mankind and mankind’s survival, adoption of a plant based diet is a necessity.

THL then it’s an excellent advocacy group towards helping achieve this end. Interning with THL had given me the chance of helping a cause I care about. I’ve been interning with THL for the past 2 months as a new media intern.

I hope to help this organisation efficiently and effectively campaign for a cause that I care about.

ID #70170

Name: Bethany
Age: 18
Country: United Kingdom (England)

Hello, I’m Bethany. I’m from England. I study photography and art, I work in a nightclub and occasionally model so you could say I have an eccentric life. I love animals (I’m vegan) I love art and photography, I love baking, I really like nature, especially as I live in a very rural part of my country. I really want to learn about different cultures and languages, so having a pen pal would be a great way to do that. Overall I would say I’m a really positive person.

Preferences: 16+
be open minded
not be bigoted
just be a nice human and I wont judge

1/23/17

Good morning.

Sometimes, I don’t know what to say…

When that happens I try to focus on the positive and the things I want in my life rather than the things I don’t. I refuse to speak or write his name or use his hashtag. In a way, that gives “him” more power. When I find myself wanting to rant and scream ugly names, I instead take a step to the side and think for a while. Name-calling does very little to move us forward in life, but action does. I will use whatever energy I have to take action, yet keep my anger in a productive place. This is how I choose to do battle in life.

Happy Monday ❤️

Quote from Chris Hedges, an American journalist, activist, author, and Presbyterian minister.

Fried Avocado with bread

Ingredients
1 avocado 
Almond milk
Breadcrumbs
Coconut oil

What to do 
To start things off grab your avocado and slice it up in some medium thick slices. Then grab two bowls and pour a little almond milk in one and some breadcrumbs in the other bowl. Then you’re going to dip the avocado slice in almond milk and then the bread crumbs. 

Once you’re finished with all the slices turn on your stove and melt some coconut oil in a pan. Then gently place the avocado slices on the pan. You may want to add a little extra coconut oil when you’re turning the avocado slices because the bread crumbs suck it right up. So be careful with adding too much at the beginning. Instead, divide it into two addings. Wait for them to turn golden before frying the other side as well. 

And there you go. I love this recipe because it allows you to try something completely different with avocados. And also it’s a great way to get your essential fats if you’re a vegetarian or vegan. As you can see from the photo I partnered it up with a bit of ketchup and a dark wheat bun.

If you enjoyed this recipe as always hit that heart and share it around with your fellow Tumblr people. Also, let me know if you try it out. I would love to know what you think of it or if you made any improvements. x

anonymous asked:

time(.)com/4530659/farmers-dump-milk-glut-surplus/ genuine question-- your thoughts on this? i recently gave up veganism because i realized that animal cruelty is by and large facilitated by capitalism, and that trying to take individual action and pursue a boycott was useless at best, since under capitalism production isn't related to demand. but i'd like to hear your thoughts bc you were the one who convinced me to go vegan in the first place

This case and others like it were solely the result of government subsidies which allowed farmers to continue producing past demand, but those subsidies themselves only exist because there is still demand for animal products. You can’t stop those subsidies by going vegan and neither can I, but nothing will ever change if someone doesn’t try to oppose it. The opposition of groups of individuals to a system which seems like it will never change is all that has ever changed anything.

Supply and demand is oversimplified a lot of the time in vegan arguments. In a post-market world individuals may not be able to make a dent in profits because my abstinence will be offset in the market, because companies essentially own a monopoly on food, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make a difference. Profits are no longer dependent on demand, but units of production absolutely are, and we can make a difference in the units of production which are required to fulfil current demand.  When we consider the fact that with veganism, those units of production are sentient beings, that distinction is extremely important. Those suppliers may overproduce, but if demand consistently falls over time, doing so is no longer practicable or profitable in the long term. I have a post discussing supply and demand in detail here which I suggest you read.

Please rethink this position, just because we can’t do everything doesn’t mean we should do nothing, because what we do as vegans absolutely does make a difference, not just in demand but as visible symbols of the fact that we can live a lifestyle which seeks to exclude all exploitation of animals. The existence of capitalism is used by so many people as an excuse to be completely apathetic and not to resist, please don’t be one of those people. We can’t change the world by ourselves, but if everyone who said this exact thing went vegan we’d be a lot closer to doing just that.