VeganZen

Abolitionist Acupuncturist/Herbalist/Nutritionist
Adopt. Foster. Educate.
Also Phish.

http://vegasmo.tumblr.com/post/83227846249/aethearth-i-dont-get-it-like-plants-are-living

vegasmo:

aethearth:

i don’t get it like plants are living things too so no matter what you eat (fish, chicken, carrots, romaine lettuce) your eating something that was once alive sooo..

Plants tend to not feel stress, sadness, fear and pain due to the lack of a brain or nervous system. Plants don’t…

Let’s also not forget that your “meal” choices require being fed several YEARS’ worth of plants before they are slaughtered for their flesh. So if you thought the two choices equal, you’re forgetting that farm animals don’t survive solely on sunshine. A non-vegan’s plant death toll is still exponentially higher than someone who leaves meat and dairy off their plates.

One of the most disturbing things about so many foodies is their treatment of the rarified culinary experience as an inherent good in and of itself, as though the choices made in pursuit of “fine dining” and haute cuisine do not participate in a moral realm: the fetishizing of the sensual over the ethical. If foodies could take off their roast colored glasses for a moment, they might recognize that when you needlessly rob an animal of its life, it’s equally selfish, equally violent, and equally wrong whether you turn his stabbed body into “bacon-wrapped éclairs au chocolat,” or a BLT.

This attitude, that fetishizes the products of completely unnecessary violence toward animals, and that celebrates the enslavement and killing of animals, has no place in a progressive moral framework; moral progress always leads us in the direction of causing less harm. Demanding that sentient individuals be brought into this world simply to be hacked apart like so much timber is not a morally neutral position. It is willed violence, deliberate harm. The glorification of “local meat” and self-congratulatory labels like “humane slaughter” is nothing more than the celebration of indefensible brutality toward the most helpless and vulnerable among us.

—Ashley Capps (via angry-hippo)

opticallyaroused:

Rainbow of Stars

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Photographer Maurizio Pignotti, 46, spends all night in freezing temperatures painstakingly shooting the breathtaking crystal-clear stars. He uses a technique where he merges together anywhere between 80 and 450 shots to create what he describes as a “rainbow of stars”. Space-lover Maurizio, captures the star trails on the borders of the Adriatic Sea – including the Sibillini Mountains National Park, the Conero National Park, and the Gargano National Park.

(Source: remarkable-pictures.blogspot.com, via sentientpeace)

Thank God for white men and rifles, without which nature would never figure out how to balance itself out.

—My brother Dan (in response to hearing hunter’s justifications for hunting)

humansofnewyork:

"I wish I’d partied a little less. People always say ‘be true to yourself.’ But that’s misleading, because there are two selves. There’s your short term self, and there’s your long term self. And if you’re only true to your short term self, your long term self slowly decays."

humansofnewyork:

"I wish I’d partied a little less. People always say ‘be true to yourself.’ But that’s misleading, because there are two selves. There’s your short term self, and there’s your long term self. And if you’re only true to your short term self, your long term self slowly decays."

(via shp0ngle)

tempeh-princess:

vegan-bacchante:

"I like animals, all animals. I wouldn’t hurt a cat or a dog - or a chicken or a cow. And I wouldn’t ask someone else to hurt them for me. That’s why I’m a vegetarian."
Peter Dinklage, vegetarian since he was 16, and now vegan. See what he has to say about meat, egg and dairy products in PETA’s new video, Face Your Food.


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tempeh-princess:

vegan-bacchante:

"I like animals, all animals. I wouldn’t hurt a cat or a dog - or a chicken or a cow. And I wouldn’t ask someone else to hurt them for me. That’s why I’m a vegetarian."

Peter Dinklage, vegetarian since he was 16, and now vegan. See what he has to say about meat, egg and dairy products in PETA’s new video, Face Your Food.

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