Dear meat eaters who are against eating cats and dogs,
It’s an outrage. At least that’s what it seems like. People are against other cultures eating cats and dogs. I’m against that too. But you know what I’m also against? Eating pig, and cow, and chicken.
How is it that people who are against eating dogs are not against eating pigs. Both are sentiment beings that could become pets. Both are smart. Both like to cuddle. And both want to live.
But for some reason eating cat and dog are horrible things to do but eating pigs are normal. Maybe instead hiding one horrible thing with culture and “that’s how we’ve always done it”, we should think of reasons why both are horrible and stop them.
“That’s how we’ve always done it” is a horrible reason to do something. Sex trafficking, slavery, racism. I mean that’s how we’ve always done it so why change? You would say that it’s ridiculous. But is it? It’s the same logic you use.
Made a few vlogs on my Youtube channel!
A lot of my prolife friends and/or organizations that I follow are posting about the animals rights advocates being able to videotape cruelty and the government is doing something about it and how prolife advocates do the same and are criminalized. I get there is a problem. But….
Then there are people who say things like.. “People who value animal’s lives over humans, that’s called veganism.” Um actually one can be against many injustices all at once. One can be against human trafficking and elderly abuse. One can be against abortion and eating animals. Just because you are against mistreating one group doesn’t mean you are for mistreating another. This is an either/or fallacy. You either are for/against this or are for/against this. Both can’t apply.
Why can’t everyone be against killing and mistreating every being because every being’s life matters.
Disclaimer: Yes I agree that if I had to make the choice to save a human or an animal I would save the human every time. But we don’t have to make that choice. Not eating meat isn’t going to automatically kill a human being.
Made a video on my Youtube channel answering the question should vegans eat out and is eating at non-vegan restaurant helping to fund the meat/dairy/egg industry. Enjoy!
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Also made a video on vegan fast food hacks.
Bowl of grapes. There were more but ate them before picture.
Aldi has a wide array of veggie burgers that is ever growing. It’s nice when they label things as vegan.
Pita Chips from Aldi and celery with hummus.
These cookies from Aldi are vegan. It’s nice to find accidentally vegan products and Aldi has a lot of them. Had one.
Made minestrone soup in the crockpot but wasn’t quite done yet. Had a bowl of grapes, oranges and blueberries.
Threw kidney beans, sun dried diced tomatoes, tomato paste, corn, pasta and vegetable stock together. Took longer than I anticipated to make but it turned out amazingly.
Looking through Facebook a lot of my friends my age or younger have full time jobs, live alone/with roommates, engaged, married and/or have kids. But I recently graduated from college (in September), still live at home, no full time or even part time job. I mean I’ve applied to graduate school and got in (now just to see what the financial situation will look like) and have been applying/interviewing for jobs but nothing substantial yet.
But it seems like everyone else has their lives on track but me. I don’t know what I want to do with my life, I’ve never been in a relationship or been on a date and I feel stuck. Like I’ll never move out, get a full time job, get married and/or have kids. I know that patience is a virtue and I’m sure God is trying to teach me something but I could learn patience while having a job or while I move forward.
Should it really take this long to move forward? This popped up on my Pinterest feed. I think it popped up for a reason, as a reminder that this isn’t my forever situation.
I have a friend who said he is going vegan for health reasons at the beginning of the year but in the same sentence went, “but I’ll probably cheat every once in a while.” Um no you’re not vegan, you’re plant based. The definition of veganism is, “a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.”
Veganism is an ethical position first and foremost. Yes many vegans do reap the health benefits but just going vegan isn’t going to make your health any better or make your lose weight. One can be a vegan and eat nothing but Oreos and pop, although I don’t recommend it. But if you’re putting bad things in your body at least you aren’t hurting others.
Going plant based is a diet that people then can easily cheat on when things gets difficult. Hence the Instagram picture of this person’s non-vegan heart shaped pizza for Valentine’s Day. But if the basis of your diet is ethical, it will be difficult and near impossible for someone to cheat and eat animal products.
Or the people who say, “I’ve tried veganism once,” after you mention you are vegan. Yes someone can stop being vegan but if it is truly an ethical position you wouldn’t go back to eating animal products when things get tough.