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 queerveganfeminist)

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 queerveganfeminist)

Vegan Tattoo Info: How to make sure your tattoo is vegan!

kady-xvx:

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Tattoos are awesome, but in a world where animals are so exploited they are in almost everything, how can you make sure that your tattoos are aligned with your ethics?

Before you go to your tattoo artist, there are a few things you need to know.
never assume that everything is vegan.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, even if you are annoying, it’s your right to be! Tattoos are personal, and as such your tattoo artist should cater to your every need.
If your artist isn’t willing to use vegan alternatives that you bring/ or supply them for you, go else where. They cannot run a business that caters to clients, without actually catering to them. Your money is best spent elsewhere, on someone who respects you and will Give you what you want.
Don’t be rude though, Always offer to buy the vegan alternatives yourself and bring them in for your Artist to use on you.

If there is a vegan tattoo studio near you (or vegan artist) GO TO THEM, support your fellow vegans!
If there isn’t, then that’s okay to, you can just find a vegan friendly artist. Asking studios if they have anyone who can do a vegan tattoo shows them that there is a demand, they will be more likely to start stocking vegan supplies and being more vegan friendly!
So, Don’t be afraid to ask, in the long run it will help others vegans!

Below are some common ingredients that can be found in tattoo inks and products used in the tattoo process, that are not vegan:

  • Glycerin: Made from animal fat, glycerin is a common ink stabilizer used to make the ink easier to work with. (but many brands do use vegetable Glycerin, just be wary)
  • Bone char: Black ink, the most popular and widely used color of all, is usually made with bone char, which is the soot from burned animal bones. Inks formulated with bone char are said to achieve the darkest, crispest shade of black. (India Ink in black inks, consists of burned animal bones.)
  • Gelatin: Made from animal hooves, gelatin is a binding agent and a frequent ink ingredient.
  • Shellac: Shellac is used as a binding agent and is made from beetles.
  • Indigotin 1: green ink often contains “Indigotin 1”, a pigment or color made from sour Indigotin - which stems from a special kind of slug, who are killed for Indigotin in particular.
    (Concerning the green color of many things: even some producers of wasabi paste add animal-based indigotin to their product.)
  • Lanolin: Made from sheep wool, lanolin is a common ingredient in lotions, ointments, Razor moisture strips, Transfer paper and salves used during the tattooing process, as well as in after care products.
  • Beeswax: Used in aftercare lotions and salves.
  • Cod Liver Oil: Used in aftercare lotions and salves.
  • Petroleum Jelly: Can be filtered through Bone Char, or owned by a company that test on animals (Vaseline is owned by Unilever)

Now of course a some of the things listed above can be vegan (Vegetable glycerin, Black ink) but it is always good to not just assume they are vegan! 
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Many Tattoo inks ARE vegan friendly, so don’t despair, in fact some of the biggest name brand inks are vegan!
You may see other lists that say some inks are vegan, when in fact they are NOT.
so, be super careful, I have tried to link all pages below to info confirming they are vegan! Since there is some conflicting information out there about some brands (especially black inks) I will be waiting for email confirmation, then adding them if they are vegan! so this list is not final, please check back and feel free to email the companies yourselves/ ask your tattoo artist.

Listed below are vegan tattoo inks:

As I said this is not a complete list, I am still waiting on confirmation from some companies, the ones above are CONFIRMED vegan. 
If you know of any inks that are in fact vegan, send me a message and I’ll look into it.
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Vegan Alternatives to Vaseline or A&D: 

Please always ask your tattoo artist if they are comfortable using these alternatives, and if you choose to bring one in, make sure they are okay with it! communication is key!
Petroleum is also made from oil, so when it is used to make the skin smooth, some of it is tattooed into you.. it’s like having gasoline put into your skin! 

Green soaps & Alcohol: 
Always ask your tattoo artist if the glycerin in the green soap is vegetable based! Medical grade/rubbing Alcohol is vegan. If your Tattoo Artist cannot confirm the Green soaps Glycerin origin, ask them to use or bring your own:

Razors: 
The majority of razors have moisture strips containing lanolin or glycerin derived from animal fat, They also may be from brands that test on animals, even if they don’t have moisture strips (bic).
Below I’ve listed some vegan suitable razors, You can Bring your own or shave prior to your tattoo appointment. I personally use Preserve, they are made from recycled plastic and eco friendly!

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Vegan Transfer paper & transfer Solutions: 
At the current time, there is only ONE vegan transfer paper, that is spirit VEGAN thermal transfer paper by reprofx. All other transfer paper is not vegan.
If your tattoo artist thinks that it’s “too expensive” to buy the vegan paper.. tell them it’s about 48c a sheet, and an investment in your loyal service + all your vegan friends will be stocked someone already has all vegan supplies! The investment is WELL WORTH the return. If they still refuse, buy yourself some transfer paper from the link below :)

Anesthetic and pain relief during tattoos: 
If you are having a rather long tattoo session, a little pain relief can help a lot! I have had 8+ hour sits, and without the anesthetic spray I would have tapped out at around 5 hours. Below are some vegan anesthetic sprays/ creams. Some only a professional can buy, so make sure to speak to your tattoo artist.

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Vegan After Care: 

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This will be an ever updated list of vegan products, so please check back regularly! And if anything on the list doesn’t belong there, or any thing needs to be added, message me and let me know.

Please be advised I am not a tattoo artist, I researched all this information myself, I may have left things out purposely, until i know for sure they are vegan. I do not want to spread misinformation.

Please share and reblog. x

(via queerveganfeminist)

"It’s why we launched in Dollar Tree recently. My dad needs to be able to buy this mayo and not even think about whether it is healthy or affordable. Food should be healthier and more affordable for regular people or it won’t even mean anything."

— Hampton Creek CEO Josh Tetrick • Discussing why his company chose to introduce its plant-based mayonnaise Just Mayo—which relies on food science to match its egg-based equivalent as closely as possible—to Dollar Tree, a store that sells most of its items for just $1 each. Tetrick’s approach here, inspired by his dad’s own choice to shop at Dollar Tree, is unlike most veggie food companies; he says that’s important, because his goal is ultimately to bring his vegan food substitutes to the mass market. (via shortformblog)

bigcatrescue:

Millions of cats, kittens, dogs and puppies are killed in shelters each year because they are deemed non adoptable… Often it’s because the kittens and puppies are still nursing, or because the overcrowded conditions in the shelters causes illness before the animals can find homes.

Big Cat Rescue saw an opportunity to help with this situation and decided to start a foster kitten program at the sanctuary! We provide a temporary home for orphaned kittens or nursing moms, bottle feed the kittens, provide veterinary care and get them weaned before transporting them back to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, where they are spayed, neutered and then put up for adoption!

So far we have saved over 100 kittens and cats and found them all forever homes! :)

Please don’t breed or buy while shelter pets die…

Humane Society of Tampa Bay: http://humanesocietytampa.org

Hillsborough County Animal Services: http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org

Fostering is Cool: http://bigcatrescue.org/fostering-is-cool/

(via quoilecanard)

Tags: adopt

finedineonmyvegangenitalia:

loveyourchaos:

Everyone, meet Beverly.

Yesterday at about 10 in the morning Tot called me from work and said that this pup had been wandering around the large lot in the back of their work. The pup was very scared and seemed to be confused, but not aggressive or mean. Animal control was called and we were told that and given the condition of this dog and the fact that Beverly, the name we have lovingly given, is a pitbull that this dog would never see an adoption floor and would be euthanized most likely over the weekend. With this information, I went to Tot’s work to help with this loving little babe before animal control could come and pick up the dog. Within 20 minutes of sitting on the ground and throwing food we were able to get Beverly over to us and by some grace of the universe we were able to get this terrified and hurting pup into the back of my car and over to a rescue (Famous Fido Rescue) and then a vet. The rescue is full and unable to support Beverly financially, but was able to find us a vet that was willing to do the vetting for half the cost.

Beverly is sweet and kind and has been horribly neglected, mistreated, and then abandoned. Tot and I refuse to let this dog down- so I am coming to you all. We did not plan on Beverly coming into our lives but I feel lucky to have saved this dog yesterday, and am going to do everything in my power to either keep Beverly under my care or find an appropriate foster/permanent loving home.

The vet said that Beverly appears to be around 1 1/2 years old. As you can see Beverly has severe demodex and is missing a lot of fur.  Beverly needs antibiotics, medicine, lots of vet upcoming vet visits, and at some point a spay.

If you could help by signal boosting, donating money towards Beverly’s care and vetting, or know of resources to help this beautiful, sweet baby I would be eternally appreciative of any and all support.

Edit: Attn. Chicago: We need a safe place for a short time that Beverly can stay at, specifically free of other animal companions. I will pay for any costs incurred.

PLEASE SB & PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU CAN GIVE BEVERLY A SAFE HOME FOR THE TIME BEING

janedoughxvx:

I thought this might be helpful for any cosplayers or anyone putting together any type of Halloween costume, etc.
I know conventional contact lenses for eyesight are not typically vegan-friendly but wasn’t sure about costume contacts, so I emailed several sites. This one was the first to get back to me. http://eyecolornow.com
They have loads of different contact lenses to choose from and confirmed cruelty free with no animal testing and no animal products used. :)

janedoughxvx:

I thought this might be helpful for any cosplayers or anyone putting together any type of Halloween costume, etc.

I know conventional contact lenses for eyesight are not typically vegan-friendly but wasn’t sure about costume contacts, so I emailed several sites. This one was the first to get back to me. http://eyecolornow.com

They have loads of different contact lenses to choose from and confirmed cruelty free with no animal testing and no animal products used. :)

racingbackwards:

louzilla394:

noochveganmarket:

Whoa!!!!!! #vegan White Cheddar Mac & Cheese from Earth Balance is now a thing we carry!! (at NOOCH / 10 E. Ellsworth Ave)

I didn’t even know this was a thing!!!!!

Holy shit this is probs a game changer, for all my vegan followers!

racingbackwards:

louzilla394:

noochveganmarket:

Whoa!!!!!! #vegan White Cheddar Mac & Cheese from Earth Balance is now a thing we carry!! (at NOOCH / 10 E. Ellsworth Ave)

I didn’t even know this was a thing!!!!!

Holy shit this is probs a game changer, for all my vegan followers!

Tags: food