Being an adult fucking sucks but I can eat cereal at 1:30 in the morning and no one can stop me so that’s cool I guess.
More human centric stupidity.
Not used by humans ≠ wasted
Doesn’t benefit humans ≠ useless
Traits only beneficial to humans ≠ superior
Stop being a dweeb.
An 11 month old baby in France has died of malnourishment after being strictly breastfed by it’s vegan mother. The breast milk was lacking in vitamins B12 and vitamin A, which are mainly bioavailable in animal products.
Both parents have been convicted to serve five years in prison for neglect.
This is even worse than the time that 12 year old vegan girl from Scotland end up with rickets and the bones of an 80 year old due to a deficiency in vitamin D.
Vegans, please let this be a wake up call. If you’re concerned about animal cruelty in factory farms, buy meat and eggs from your local farmers. People who say there’s no such thing as ethical meat need to understand that there is a vast difference between a life lived on a farm and a life lived in a factory. If an animal lived a happy life up until it was killed, where is the fucking problem? Do you think that animal would have lived forever? Do you not think they would have been killed by some other animal for food if they had lived in the wild?
There is nothing wrong with assuming your position in the food chain and eating an animal if your health or life depends on it. A lot of supplements are not bioavalable, meaning the body doesn’t properly absorb them, and you should be getting most your nutrition from natural sources.
How many more babies need to die before you realize that your diet is not adequate?
“Well-planned vegan and other types of vegetarian diets are appropriate for all stages of the life-cycle including during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence.” - American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada
This case, which happened back in 2011, was found to have centered specifically around parents who did not seek professional treatment for their child who was suffering from pneumonia, but instead chose to try and treat the child with alternative forms of medicine from a book they read, specifically they “treated her with cabbage and clay compressions.”
As for B12, my little genius nutritionists, it comes from bacteria. Found on the goddamn ground. Which would be eaten on the fruits and vegetables we pick and eat, and would even be in the water we drink, if we weren’t so obsessed with sanitizing everything so much that it kills even the good bacteria. Not only that, but it’s us who create B12 to begin with. In our intestines. Which we then absorb (source: 1999, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Elaine Nicpon Marieb). Not to mention, cooking actually destroys B12. It’s also found in fortified foods which includes everything from cereals and pastas, to plant based milks.
If you think blatant cruelty doesn’t exist on so-called “grass-fed” family farms, you are sorely out of touch. I grew up on family owned, small farms, and I can tell you with certainty that horrendous abuses occur there as a matter of standard practice. Others can tell you about similar experiences. And those “grass fed” farms still aren’t sustainable. (And “grass fed” and other feel good consumer terms are in quotes because these terms have little to no meaning in the industry, and come with even less, if any, regulation. They’re there to make you feel better and pay more.)
The problem is the commodification, exploitation, abuse, and killing of others for unnecessary reasons. The problem is the environmental destruction and exorbitant abuse and use of resources that surpasses almost any other industry in the world. The problem is the exploitation of people and their lands, which takes their food, clean water, and homes, just to feed the animals you eat. The problem is absolutely abhorrent conditions that the people who work in this industry endure. The problem is the wide-ranging negative effects of animal agriculture, which not only abuses and kills farmed animals, but is the cause of death for wildlife both directly and through displacement, including endangered wildlife, and is also the cause of some very serious problems for people as well, most directly, people who are poor, underprivileged, and railroaded by the animal agriculture industry, which makes its own laws - this one in particular meant to stop any further reforms towards how animals are farmed.
Yes there are people who do not eat well rounded diets, and that goes for vegans and non-vegans. The majority of supplements and vitamins are taken by non-vegans. The failure of some people to eat an adequately varied diet is not a failure of the vegan lifestyle. Unless of course we get to blame the failure of non-vegans’ ability to eat an adequate diet on the non-vegan diet.
The application of a tiny amount of common sense and a moderate amount of research would prevent idiotic fucking posts like this one.
We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.
these fucking scenes
- The ethical miscalculation that the importance of what you eat begins and ends at whether or not you’ve paid for it; that not directly supporting the peddlers of unethical behavior negates the other ways you are supporting and being complicit in the unethical behavior they peddle. When you eat animal products, even when you haven’t directly paid for it, you are not only perpetuating the disconnect between human animals and non-human animals, but you are maintaining the belief that it is okay for us to eat their bodies and bodily byproducts. Ironically while trying to oppose capitalism, you are only viewing omnivory from a capitalistic perspective: the implication being that unethical behavior is okay insofar as no one profits from it. The reality is that the world is bigger than even capitalism and that plenty of terrible things happen and are perpetrated every day without someone profiting from it.
- The selfish belief that in order for an animal’s death to not “be in vain” or for the products of their deaths to not “go to waste”, it must in some way benefit a human animal. The two excuses for freegan omnivory I hear the most are, “If that food goes to waste, the animal’s death was in vain,” and, “I’d rather see that food eaten than go to waste.” The implications being that 1.) The benefit and sustenance of a human being justifies the means by which that discarded food was created, and 2.) that a human being eating it gives the animals’ torture and subsequent death meaning of some sort. This is all bullshit, though, and most people are simply trying to simultaneously justify their selfish decisions and go as far as trying to give it some sort of nobility. If one is truly concerned about this food “going to waste”, they should begin collecting it and donating it to those who are not necessarily in a position of privilege enough to decide what they can/cannot/will/will not eat. Of course, they won’t do this, because they are usually only coming at the situation from a selfish, opportunistic perspective and are being disingenuous. The idea that their gluttonous collecting of food (usually more than they need) from a dumpster is somehow some selfless act is ridiculous and seriously self-absorbed. Besides, the ultimate point is that animal death and exploitation is never justified and therefore all food derived from them or parts of them is always a waste, even if it fills your selfish mouth.
- A word used suddenly by so-called vegans when they come across dumpstered doughnuts, bread, and vegetarian food and want to enjoy them for their taste but do not want to admit to being ethically fickle. I have met many, many people over the last three years throughout the “punk community” who go on and on about veganism, proclaiming themselves vegan, et cetera, who wind up suddenly being “freegan” only when the opportunity to eat free non-vegan food arises. These people aren’t vegan, if for no other reason than the fact that they are eating animal products and therefore do not even live up to the term’s definition. They are opportunistic hypocrites whose pseudo-social consciousness is still in an ethical purgatory that motivates their actions to only go as far as is convenient for them. I’ve also noticed that these people who bounce back and forth between being “vegan” and being “freegan” still buy a good majority of their food, thus contradicting any excuse they can muster for their consumption of free or dumpstered animal products.
The truth is that most freegans are still vegan (thankfully) and that being vegan whilst only using discarded foods as a resource is easy if you’re living in an industrialized country. Your decisions are important even outside the realm of whether or not it directly benefits the capitalist structure. It doesn’t work in every city or town, of course, but freeganism is a valid, important, and incredibly strong lifestyle to uphold and I respect it greatly. However, unfortunately, the punk rock elite that so often takes meaningful things movements and perverts them and their meanings far enough to find loopholes within their standards, has taken the grey area of what technically constitutes “freegan” food and turned it into a way to give meaning to and justify their otherwise unethical, hypocritical lifestyle choices. Is it ethical to eat meat if someone else bought it? Is it ethical to eat meat if it’s left behind at a restaurant you’re sitting in? Does wearing leather sneakers from your past or handed down to you change the fact that they are literally animal hide?
Eating animals and animal products is wrong and veganism at its core is not just a boycott. It’s not just a political revolution, it’s a social one; one that not only aims to end all animal exploitation and enterprise, but aims to reject the current societal attitudes towards animals that helps maintain them. We don’t just want people to stop buying animal products; we want people to acknowledge the attitudes that have lead to the social comfort with eating animals; we want people to collectively overcome the disconnect we’ve created between us, the natural world, and the other living things on this planet.
- (From uglyuglyugly; reposted from a cached copy)
Dave explains why non vegan freeganism is bullshit.
sick if seeing the ‘laughing cow/happy cow’ shit.
‘Dear Calf’ 2012.
(Found object piece)
“Anti-sucking device impedes a calf’s ability to suck while being gentle and less invasive than other weaning solutions”
Milk involves these kind of practices……
Please take note of how these are used:
They are attached to a calf’s nose so that the spikes hit the mother’s udders when the calf tries to eat. The mother is stabbed and it hurts, so she kicks the calf off.
This is your “organic, local, family farm” dairy.
i hope everyone died
HAHA right in his stupid face