cybergata:


Elephants walking through a rain forest.

cybergata:

Elephants walking through a rain forest.

(via loveyourchaos)

veganmakeup:

Okay, so I hate PETA, but companies listen to them. I am no longer going to be buying any Seventh Generation Cleaning products and I think signing this petition would probably help. Spread the word, don’t buy Seventh Generation!

Here is their crappy response about how they just support “necessary” tests that aren’t “repeated.”

the-vegan-muser:

I keep seeing pictures of people with foxes, slow lorises, and other wild animals as pets and it’s pissing me off and making me really sad because there are literally millions of animals sitting in shelters waiting to be adopted. 

It’s bad enough that domestic animals kept being bred despite all of the homeless ones, but it’s even worse that people are breeding, capturing, selling, and even mutilating wild animals to make them into pets just because they’re cute. 

(via lettingoff-thehappiness)

havocados:

veganresources:

Almost nothing irks me more than seeing the myth that vegans need to take b12 supplements being perpetuating in 2014 by other vegans. Vegans, stop! Educate yourselves! Read this post!
The Facts:
No foods naturally contain vitamin B12 - neither animal nor plant foods.  Vitamin B12 is a microbe - a bacteria - it is produced by microorganisms (x)
B12 synthesis is known to occur naturally in the human small intestine (in the ileum), which is the primary site of B12 absorption.  As long as gut bacteria have cobalt and certain other nutrients, they produce vitamin B12 (x)
Vitamin B12 is excreted in the bile and is effectively reabsorbed. People on diets low in B12 may be obtaining more B12 from reabsorption than from dietary sources (x)
B12 can be destroyed by highly alkaline and highly acid conditions. The B12 in meat would be easily destroyed because the hydrochloric acid in our stomachs during the digestion of meat is highly acidic. (x)
Plants grown in organically-managed soil make significantly higher levels of usable vitamin B12.  It has also been reported that vitamin B12 is present in wild fruits and wild and home-grown plant foods. (x)
Vitamin B12 deficiency is most often caused by an inability of the body to properly digest and absorb vitamin B12. The inability to absorb vitamin B12 can be caused by autoimmune and digestive disorders and conditions and some medications,  (x)
In many animals gastrointestinal fermentation supports the growth of these vitamin B12-synthesising microorganisms, and subsequently the vitamin is absorbed and incorporated into the animal tissues. (x)
As most vegans may already know, active b12 can be found in fermented foods, such as kimchi, miso, kefir, (vegan) yogurt and kombucha. What they may not know is that your digestive also ferments food (x). When your digestive system is at optimal health, you produce a lot of good bacteria, including b12, from fermenting foods in your gut. 
One interesting aspect of this b12 debate is that many government-sponsored sites and studies suggest that vegans are at risk for b12 deficiency because they do not consume animal products, ignoring the fact that herbivorous animals (like humans) only produce b12 from the plant foods they eat. What they’re basically saying is that you have to eat another animal’s body to get b12, even though you have your own body that produces b12, in exactly the same way other animals do. It’s sort of the ‘eat protein from animals who get their protein from plants’ idea all over again. 
Of course vegans can develop b12 deficiencies, but it is mostly likely due to poor diet, antibiotics usage, or other autoimmune disorders that prevent proper digestive health and absorption of nutrients. It is not because we do not eat animal products or enough supplemented foods.
Tl;dr: Eat nutritious whole foods, like leafy greens and don’t worry about b12

Let everyone note that the B12 supplement market is not marketed to vegans. It’s marketed to everyone because b12 deficiency is something that happens to everyone.It doesn’t take a lot of effort to get the right amounts.

havocados:

veganresources:

Almost nothing irks me more than seeing the myth that vegans need to take b12 supplements being perpetuating in 2014 by other vegans. Vegans, stop! Educate yourselves! Read this post!

The Facts:

  • No foods naturally contain vitamin B12 - neither animal nor plant foods.  Vitamin B12 is a microbe - a bacteria - it is produced by microorganisms (x)
  • B12 synthesis is known to occur naturally in the human small intestine (in the ileum), which is the primary site of B12 absorption.  As long as gut bacteria have cobalt and certain other nutrients, they produce vitamin B12 (x)
  • Vitamin B12 is excreted in the bile and is effectively reabsorbed. People on diets low in B12 may be obtaining more B12 from reabsorption than from dietary sources (x)
  • B12 can be destroyed by highly alkaline and highly acid conditions. The B12 in meat would be easily destroyed because the hydrochloric acid in our stomachs during the digestion of meat is highly acidic. (x)
  • Plants grown in organically-managed soil make significantly higher levels of usable vitamin B12.  It has also been reported that vitamin B12 is present in wild fruits and wild and home-grown plant foods. (x)
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency is most often caused by an inability of the body to properly digest and absorb vitamin B12. The inability to absorb vitamin B12 can be caused by autoimmune and digestive disorders and conditions and some medications,  (x)
  • In many animals gastrointestinal fermentation supports the growth of these vitamin B12-synthesising microorganisms, and subsequently the vitamin is absorbed and incorporated into the animal tissues. (x)

As most vegans may already know, active b12 can be found in fermented foods, such as kimchi, miso, kefir, (vegan) yogurt and kombucha. What they may not know is that your digestive also ferments food (x). When your digestive system is at optimal health, you produce a lot of good bacteria, including b12, from fermenting foods in your gut. 

One interesting aspect of this b12 debate is that many government-sponsored sites and studies suggest that vegans are at risk for b12 deficiency because they do not consume animal products, ignoring the fact that herbivorous animals (like humans) only produce b12 from the plant foods they eat. What they’re basically saying is that you have to eat another animal’s body to get b12, even though you have your own body that produces b12, in exactly the same way other animals do. It’s sort of the ‘eat protein from animals who get their protein from plants’ idea all over again. 

Of course vegans can develop b12 deficiencies, but it is mostly likely due to poor diet, antibiotics usage, or other autoimmune disorders that prevent proper digestive health and absorption of nutrients. It is not because we do not eat animal products or enough supplemented foods.

Tl;dr: Eat nutritious whole foods, like leafy greens and don’t worry about b12

Let everyone note that the B12 supplement market is not marketed to vegans. It’s marketed to everyone because b12 deficiency is something that happens to everyone.

It doesn’t take a lot of effort to get the right amounts.

(via wizardvegan)

cetaceaas:

i get so annoyed when people are like “not everyone can be vegan there are people living in food deserts” like damn dude i am not going after people in difficult situations, i am coming after u & ur 40 dollar gourmet cheese wheel

(Source: cetaceas, via vegan-because-fuck-you)

janedoughxvx:

drcrusherxvx:

janedoughxvx:

Ok, friends. Here’s the deal! After much encouragement from you all to start some sort of crowd funding for my project, I decided to set up a FoodStart. It’ll take up to 24 hours for my listing to actually be listed on the site, however, I do have a link available to my FoodStart page:

http://www.foodstart.com/project/giraffemunchies

You are under absolutely NO obligation to donate! This is just something I’ve wanted to do for a really long time now. For the sake of keeping this post short and sweet, I won’t go into all the details completely - those are all viewable on my FoodStart page.

If you’ve been following me, you know that I’m a vegan pastry chef. I dedicate all of my spare time to creating new dishes, and I believe from the bottom of my heart that I have all the tools to create a successful business. The only thing lacking is the funds. Everything else is outlined and ready to go.

If you’re able, please help pass this message along. Thanks for your time!

*** PS - shout out to the ever so lovely maxvocado for creating my adorable logo! Thank you again!

I’m lucky enough to live with this very talented human. I’ve written about her before (and how lucky I feel to get to try all her food!), but I can still just not express enough how incredibly gifted this little lady is. Amy manages to take simple ingredients and turn them into delicious, rich treats. Her stuff isn’t even good “for vegan food” (a phrase that has no meaning after trying her food)… it’s just good, period. Her cupcakes are moist and full of flavor. All of her cookies are soft and decadent. Cheesecakes.. pies… oh man.. that coconut whipped cream she just makes from scratch… there are no words. I’ve never met someone with such passion and talent and I have no doubt in my mind that she’ll achieve her goals… she just needs a little help getting it all started! She has a bunch of cute little incentives on her foodstart page and you can read some of what will be on her menu. Please donate and help my friend start her business. :)

I’m sorry if this becomes annoying over the next 6 months, but the deadline is January 31, 2015. This is my dream, and it’s my responsibility to make sure that this works out. 

I am so overwhelmed with the kind comments and messages I’ve received. The generosity of you all makes me feel so happy. Seriously, thank you to everyone who has offered kind words, reblogged, commented, tried my food, donated. It means more to me than you’ll ever know.

The great news is that my FoodStart is now viewable on foodstart.com and is featured 2nd on the “Popular” section. That’s pretty rad.

The link again is:
http://foodstart.com/project/giraffemunchies

And like I’ve said, you’re under no obligation to donate. I just ask that you read my business outline and spread the word. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

(via beckytrashmouth)

Alright guys listen up!

novacaineexe:

The Newton County animal shelter in Indiana is going to be shut down.

Why is this such a big deal? Because It’s a no kill shelter.

Newton County does not want to fund a no kill shelter anymore.

The dogs in there have until August 1st, until they are killed.

So people need to adopt them, or help fund it, and get it to $3000.

(via threeinchesofair)

Tags: adopt donate

animalshugging:

I know this blog is usually more lighthearted than this, but my local animal shelter, the MSPCA, recently took in 427 birds from a SINGLE home in the area, and they all need help finding new homes.  The MSPCA is now housing a total of 501 birds of all kinds (finches, pigeons, quail, chickens, ducks, geese, parrots, parakeets, and more.)  
If any of your followers are looking to adopt a bird in Eastern Massachusetts, I hope they will consider adopting from or donating to the MSPCA at Nevin’s Farm to help cover the cost of care for these many birds.

Hello everyone, just boosting the signal on this to help out the birbs….Pass it on!!

animalshugging:

I know this blog is usually more lighthearted than this, but my local animal shelter, the MSPCA, recently took in 427 birds from a SINGLE home in the area, and they all need help finding new homes.  The MSPCA is now housing a total of 501 birds of all kinds (finches, pigeons, quail, chickens, ducks, geese, parrots, parakeets, and more.)  

If any of your followers are looking to adopt a bird in Eastern Massachusetts, I hope they will consider adopting from or donating to the MSPCA at Nevin’s Farm to help cover the cost of care for these many birds.

Hello everyone, just boosting the signal on this to help out the birbs….Pass it on!!

(via wizardvegan)

Tags: adopt

superwholock-inthebox:

Please help us save our farm sanctuary! This campaign is trying to raise just a small portion of what we ultimately need. This group needs all the money it can get.
If you have a few extra bucks please throw it their way! They’re a great group that absolutely loves their animals (I would know, I’m the caretaker of the farm animals) :).
If you don’t have money to donate (trust me, I understand) PLEASE reblog this. We need to spread it as far as it will reach.

(Source: drlecter-shesknittingthem, via vegan-because-fuck-you)

Tags: donate

scherbensalat:


angrychickpea:

Can we just talk about this for a second?
A restaurant chain called Hardee’s recently released a string of advertisements that sexualize chicken breasts.Let me repeat myself:They’re advertising their food by sexualizing the breasts of chickens.
This ad features a chicken with censored breasts, suggesting that this body part is somehow lewd, indecent or arousing and needs to be covered up. And in this one, countless roosters run to Hardee’s in hopes of catching a glimpse of some hot, sexy, cooked (meaning, dead) chicken breasts. It’s like sexism, bestiality and necrophilia all wrapped into one.
But before you go thinking this is an isolated incident, just check out these ads for other products that sexualize human and nonhuman bodies:




And these are only a few examples.
You know….  There are so many anti-vegan feminists who trash vegans because PETA objectifies and sexualizes women in their campaigns. They cry, “I’d never go vegan because the animal rights movement is so sexist!!!”
Oh yeah? Well why haven’t these thoroughly sexist ad campaigns made you stop eating meat? I know why. Because you only boycott sexist companies when it’s convenient for you.
So either stop pretending PETA’s sexism is the reason you still eat meat, or go vegan.

now in store: bestaility fetishization!

scherbensalat:

angrychickpea:

Can we just talk about this for a second?

A restaurant chain called Hardee’s recently released a string of advertisements that sexualize chicken breasts.
Let me repeat myself:
They’re advertising their food by sexualizing the breasts of chickens.

This ad features a chicken with censored breasts, suggesting that this body part is somehow lewd, indecent or arousing and needs to be covered up. And in this one, countless roosters run to Hardee’s in hopes of catching a glimpse of some hot, sexy, cooked (meaning, dead) chicken breasts. It’s like sexism, bestiality and necrophilia all wrapped into one.

But before you go thinking this is an isolated incident, just check out these ads for other products that sexualize human and nonhuman bodies:

LG Electronics microwave ad

Arby's ad

Burger King "Blow Your Mind" 7-Incher Ad

Nando's "Where Are My Fries"

And these are only a few examples.

You know….  There are so many anti-vegan feminists who trash vegans because PETA objectifies and sexualizes women in their campaigns. They cry, “I’d never go vegan because the animal rights movement is so sexist!!!”

Oh yeah? Well why haven’t these thoroughly sexist ad campaigns made you stop eating meat? I know why. Because you only boycott sexist companies when it’s convenient for you.

So either stop pretending PETA’s sexism is the reason you still eat meat, or go vegan.

now in store: bestaility fetishization!

(via wizardvegan)