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Anonymous asked:

You can be vegan all you want, good for you, but not being vegan doesn't make someone a bad person. Not everyone in the world will convert to being a vegan so maybe y'all should stop being angry people and just get over it.

trans-vegan answered:

Of course the whole world will never be vegan, but I strongly believe that someday a majority of the world will be vegan. In fact, the world will have to go mostly vegan or we are screwed, anon. Veganism is the future, out of necessity, and the UN agrees.

Animal agriculture is destroying our world. 

No, not being vegan does not make someone a bad person… but if you’re aware of the slaughter you’re contributing to and you’re able to change that and choose not to, that is extremely problematic. Especially if you mourn the deaths of companion animals, but not the ones on your plate. 

trans-vegan:

we-are-the-survivor:

cleanbodyfreshstart:

agirlnamedally:

ihearthawthorneheights:

That’s it. I need to go vegan.

Super important post with lots of great links and resources. Give it a read! :)

Awesome post, please become enlightened!

Don’t go vegan,your depriving yourself of the minerals you need. Yeah you can do alternatives but it’s never enough. Why don’t we just treat animals and life like we used to? Eat the animal to survive,not to binge and waste. Just be kind to other life in general. I plan to substantial farm and maybe own a couple chickens

You are not depriving yourself of anything. You have no clue whatyou’re talking about, just like anon. It would be nice if you people would do research before you spoke, but you never do. 

Low income/poor vegans

Vegans recovering from eating disorders

Vegans allergic/sensitive to soy and/or gluten (+ soy information)

Disabled vegans

Vegans with autoimmune disorders, IBS, anemia, etc.

Homeless Vegans

Please add in or message me with any resources you’d like to see added to this list. Share if you can, and help dispel misinformation about living vegan. If you’re recently going vegan and you want some help, please feel free to message me or check out my FAQ on veganism.

WATCH WHAT YOU PAY FOR

WATCH WHAT YOU PAY FOR

Truth behind dairy

Truth behind eggs/chicken

Truth behind beef

Truth behind pork

Truth behind animal testing

Truth behind fur for fashion

Eating meat affects more than just you, it affects the planet, which is my home too, and I want it to be around for a long time. 

Veganism and the environment

Dairy plays a major role in creating climate change

Eating Vegan Is Efficient, Both Costly & Environmentally (Alternatively: Why Meat ISN’T Efficient)

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Why is raising animals for food so inefficient?

  • 70% of grain and cereals grown in U.S. are fed to farmed animals
  • it requires 16 pounds of grain to produce 1 pound of meat

What does eating meat have to do with people starving in other countries?

  • every ounce of water, grain and resources that goes towards an animal who will ultimately be slaughtered is an ounce of water or grain that could have gone to those who so desperately need it. a study published earlier this year in the journal Environmental Research Letters analyzed the world’s agriculture resource data and found that humans cutting meat from their diets could play a significant role in combating world hunger. According to the researchers, 36 percent of the total calories that come from crops are allocated to farm animal feed, but only 12 percent of those calories actually make it to people’s dinner plates. The researchers concluded that if all of the world’s crops were directly consumed by humans, there would be approximately 70 percent more food available, providing sustenance for an additional 4 billion additional people.

Check out this article, in which the UN is urging a global shift towards a vegan diet 

And last but not least… this post that says where you can get EVERYTHING while vegan.

Now please stop spreading your ignorance. 

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socimages:

In just one year the percent of Americans who see the criminal justice system as racist rose 9 points.
By Lisa Wade, PhD
According to polling by the Public Religion Research Institute, the percent of Americans who say that the criminal justice system treats black people unfairly rose by 9 percentage points in just one year.  In fact, every category of person polled was more likely to think so in 2014 than in 2013, including Republicans, people over 65, and whites.
The biggest jump was among young people 18-29, 63% of whom believed the criminal justice system was unfair in 2014, compared to 42% in 2016.  The smallest jump was among Democrats — just 3 percentage points — but they mostly thought the system was jacked to begin with.
America has a history of making changes once police violence is caught on tape and shared widely. One of the first instances was after police attacked peaceful Civil Rights marchers in Selma, Alabama. The television had just become a ubiquitous appliance and the disturbing images of brutality were hard to ignore when they flashed across living rooms.
The death of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO, and the aftermath is the likely candidate for this change. If you do a quick Google Image search for the word “ferguson,” the dominant visual story of that conflict seems solidly on the side of the protesters, not the police.
Click to see these images larger and judge for yourself:

H/t @seanmcelwee.
Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

socimages:

In just one year the percent of Americans who see the criminal justice system as racist rose 9 points.

By Lisa Wade, PhD

According to polling by the Public Religion Research Institute, the percent of Americans who say that the criminal justice system treats black people unfairly rose by 9 percentage points in just one year.  In fact, every category of person polled was more likely to think so in 2014 than in 2013, including Republicans, people over 65, and whites.

The biggest jump was among young people 18-29, 63% of whom believed the criminal justice system was unfair in 2014, compared to 42% in 2016.  The smallest jump was among Democrats — just 3 percentage points — but they mostly thought the system was jacked to begin with.

America has a history of making changes once police violence is caught on tape and shared widely. One of the first instances was after police attacked peaceful Civil Rights marchers in Selma, Alabama. The television had just become a ubiquitous appliance and the disturbing images of brutality were hard to ignore when they flashed across living rooms.

The death of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO, and the aftermath is the likely candidate for this change. If you do a quick Google Image search for the word “ferguson,” the dominant visual story of that conflict seems solidly on the side of the protesters, not the police.

Click to see these images larger and judge for yourself:

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H/t @seanmcelwee.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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neurosciencestuff:

What’s one of your worst memories? How did it make you feel? According to psychologists, remembering the emotions felt during a negative personal experience, such as how sad you were or how embarrassed you felt, can lead to emotional distress, especially when you can’t stop thinking about it.

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