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anonymous asked:

So, do you think other animals shouldn't eat other animals? Im just asking, because we are also animals. We also have the physical jaw and teeth set that are omnivorous. You know plant and meat eating is fine for us? Like seriously, your more anthropocentric than anyone. You think we are the exception to the kingdom. We aren't. Hell we are reaching the limit of our survivable-ness. I understand there are some jank practices. But, like are you thick enough to think we are the exception?

Lol, you’re calling me anthropocentric? You, who thinks we’re entitled to eating other animals and contributing to their suffering when we can easily eat other food? ANd lol, how are we an ‘exception’ if we eat plantbased food? Do you know who else eat plant based food? Cows, goats, elephants, monkeys, sheep, giraffes, rabbits, deer, hippo’s, horses etc etc. So we’re definitely not an exception.
And ah yes, the physical jaw and teeth set that prove we are omnivores. Lets look at human teeth first. 

Now lets look at some common omnivorous animals teeth. This is bear teeth , dog teeth , opossom teeth 

 How do our mighty human canines compare to these?
Lets take a look at the teeth of herbivorous animals. Cow teeth , goat teeth , zebra teeth . All look suspiciously close to human teeth don’t they? Our canines are tiny and they are not made for tearing meat. You would never be able to tear raw meat with your teeth, and even for cooked meat you require a fork and knife.
Now for jaws. How do you chew your food? Your jaw moves from side to side. Only herbivores jaws move from side to side. A dog or a lion’s jaw cannot do that, their jaws move up and down to chew, not side to side. You will not get any chewing done if you move your jaw up and down, you HAVE to move it from side to side in order to chew. So there, human beings have naturally herbivorous jaws as well.
Of course I’m not against natural carnivores and omnivores eating meat. A lion does not breed animals and keep them in cruel conditions. A lion does not make an industry out of animal suffering. A lion hunts for their own meat by themselves, and only kills to eat and survive. They cannot survive on a plant-based diet, but human beings can, and that is the difference.



emleng asked:

I will be studying and working in London this summer. I'm an American, so I don't know the food culture there as much as I do at home (though I have visited London about 5 times before). I was wondering if you had advice about eating and cooking food in London. I'm not vegan, but I rarely eat animal products and avoid them if I can.

Being as I live in London, let me tell you that this is one of the easiest places in the world to find food! 

I assume you’ll have your own kitchen? ‘Cause if that’s the case you have literally nothing to worry about! There are plenty of supermarkets to get any ingredients you need and the veggie options are always cheaper; we tend to cook from fresh rather than using processed convenience foods, but even those can be got cheaply - Linda M sausages for example are often on offer for 2 packets (12 sausages in total) for £3. If you wanted to shop at a dedicated vegan store, we’re really lucky, as a full-sized supermarket called Veganz, which is currently only in Germany, will be opening its first UK store here in London hopefully by Summer. Other than that we have Vx up in King’s Cross which is a great little shop, but a bit small and can be pricey. 

If you’re looking for great places to eat out, I’d recommend Mildred’s, which is a little small but is just wonderful food and a wonderful atmosphere, Vitao, who do THE GREATEST CHEESECAKE ON EARTH, and Manna, which is the oldest vegetarian restaurant in the country, possibly even in Europe.

Also, takeaways are really great over here. We had an EPIC curry the other night (which, moving to England, I’m sure you’ll end up eating a lot of!) and it’s always ridiculously easy to find veggie options at any Indian restaurant/takeaway, as well as any Chinese restaurant or takeaway. 

What kind of food do you like, mostly? The husband and I tend to eat at home because it’s cheaper, and we can eat whatever we feel like, but if there’s a particular type of food that’s your favourite, let me know and I’ll try and point you in the right direction :)

animlaguy asked:

So you understand that fundamentally humans are omnivores right? That means naturally we would eat both plants and animals to get all our dietary needs. It's only recently that people could go completely vegan because we have come up with ways to

supplement those needs.

I don’t know how many times I’ve answered this.
We are not built like omnivores. Look at the charts below. We are built like herbivores. We are built to process plant based food, not meat.

If we were omnivores, the smell of rotting flesh should make our mouths water. The sight of a dead animal body with blood gushing out should make us ravenous. Also, if we go by our basest, most natural instincts, it should become obvious that we are herbivores. If you place a rabbit and an apple with a small child, she will most definitely eat the apple and not the rabbit. That’s her natural instinct. When you see a cow, your first thought would not be to pounce on it and tear its flesh. Nor would it be to take out an axe and slaughter it. Your instinct would be to ignore it.

Want more proof?
Lets look at human teeth first. 

Now lets look at some common omnivorous animals teeth. This is bear teeth , dog teeth , opossom teeth 

 How do our mighty human canines compare to these?
Lets take a look at the teeth of herbivorous animals. Cow teeth , goat teeth , zebra teeth . All look suspiciously close to human teeth don’t they? Our canines are tiny and they are not made for tearing meat. You would never be able to tear raw meat with your teeth, and even for cooked meat you require a fork and knife.
Now for jaws. How do you chew your food? Your jaw moves from side to side.Only herbivores jaws move from side to side. A dog or a lion’s jaw cannot do that, their jaws move up and down to chew, not side to side. You will not get any chewing done if you move your jaw up and down, you HAVE to move it from side to side in order to chew. So there, human beings have naturally herbivorous jaws as well.
Human beings today have become “opportunist omnivores” thanks to evolution, meaning we can process meat if there is no other food available. But there IS other food available. There are people who have lived their entire lives vegan. And no, you do not need to take supplements if you’re a vegan, a plant-based diet provides you with all you need. Even if you do have health problems and you need to take supplements, are you going to pretend like non-vegans don’t take supplements? If a non-vegan diet is so good for you, then why do so many non-vegans take supplements? 

anonymous asked:

Do you have any advice on becoming vegan when you don't financially support yourself or control what's being bought? It's honestly so hard but I try my best (I'm vegetarian) and I feel crappy every time and so guilty bit my mom thinks I'm being "extreme" when I want to be vegan yet she did t think it was extreme when she wanted to be vegetarian after watching slaughterhouse videos, idk it's just hard and she sucks :/

Hello! :)
Eating vegan can be cheap and easy. Check out these resources:
The cheap vegan pantry

7 ways to eat vegan on a budget

Recipes to eat plant-based on a budget

7 foods to buy when you’re broke

Low cost vegan meal plans

Another 6 tips to eating vegan on a budget

I also suggest you follow or atleast check out cheapveg and cheapveganmeals.

I hope these help lovely <3

anonymous asked:

heyyy so for one of my classes i'm doing a project (oral and essay) on how meat and dairy is advertised on being good for you while it's not. do you know some good and reliable (as in "college approved") sources ?? thank you xx

Hi! :)
I can give you a few sources but I don’t know if they’re the “college approved” kind.
Study done by the University of South Carolina on how meat and cheese can be as bad as smoking.

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey proves meat, eggs and dairy are bad for you.

Why you should avoid dairy.

Study by Harvard University linking red meat to colon cancer

I hope these were atleast a little useful, sorry I couldn’t provide more. If anyone has any more sources feel free to add on :)

anonymous asked:

i was curious, not questioning just curious, why you don't eat cheese and milk? is the idea to boycott the farming industry?

Yep. The idea is to boycott the dairy industry and not fund them anymore.
There are several reasons why I don’t drink cows milk.
For one, the dairy industry is extremely cruel. Cows are artificially inseminated by having steel rods shoved up their vaginas, and once they give birth, the calf is taken away immediately (because if the calf drinks the milk, there won’t be any for us!). Now cows are just like any other mother, they grieve when their baby is take away. Some of them bellow for weeks for their children, but by then usually the calves are already killed by the veal industry, and their skin is made into suede leather. Impregnating the cow and stealing the baby is done again and again and again until the cow can do no more. Then she is sent off to be slaughtered and made into beef. The machines attached to their udders to milk them are painful and cause infection and bleeding. The milk humans drink has blood and pus mixed with it. For more, please read The Truth Behind Dairy, and watch this video on how cows and calves are treated in the dairy industry.

Secondly, I’m a human being, and it is unnatural and unheard of for any mammal to drink the milk of another species. The only milk we require is human breast milk, and once we’re weaned off that, we don’t require it anymore. We don’t drink dog milk or cat milk, you don’t see a giraffe drinking goats milk, so why should we drink cows milk? It is unnatural.

Thirdly, dairy is extremely unhealthy for us.

So that’s why I don’t eat cheese or drink milk.

alatarielgildaen asked:

That Lisa post just reminded me of a question I've been meaning to ask you for ages, as a fellow vegan musician! I really want to learn cello, always have done, but I know the bows are usually horse hair - do you know if there are alternatives available?

Yes! :) You can get violin and cello bows made of synthetic fiber here. Incredibow makes custom bows for musicians and uses NO horsehair :D

anonymous asked:

Hi there. I'm newly vegan and just figuring out where I stand on different things (because suddenly everyone asks you a billion questions about what you think of this and that) and I thought ok, exploiting animalsis bad = zoos are bad. But i recently watched a video by tyrannosauruslexxx (british vegan youtuber) who went to a zoo and thinks the conservation work many zoos do are important, only if cages are too little it's bad (in a nutshell). Whatdo you think about the conservation aspect?

Hi anon! :)
I’m not sure which zoo tyrannosauruslexxx saw, but for the most part zoos suck and I’m 100% against them.
Take a look at this, the first point explains why the whole ‘some zoos exist for conservation purposes’ argument is bullshit.

Some more debunking of the conservation argument..

And finally why you should be against zoos whether they claim to do good or not (you’re probably already familiar with this).

Hope these resources help! :)

dummerjan replied to your post:That anon who said we need milk is fucking ignorant. Only 20% of the worlds population even creates lactase after the age of 5. This means 80% of the world SHOULDNT EAT DAIRY. Dairy is white privilege as most people who produce lactase are of European descent.

Since dairy is much more present in European cuisine our bodies have adapted to it over the centuries. As this map show it is a regional thing, the more southern the more intolerant to lactose. commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Laktoseintoleranz-1.svg

Thank you!! That’s really useful to know :)