@Regranned from @consciousveganlife - Hell yeah #vegan#vegancommunity#veganfortheanimals#vegansofig#bethechange#compassion#peace#love#spirit#soul#friends#family @Regranned from @samgetshigh - @Regranned from @lebanese_vegans - From comments by Governor Jerry Brown to reports from the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, there’s widespread agreement that everyone needs to eat more plants.
Where there’s less consensus, however, is how to effect change. While many vegans believe Meatless Mondays and other cutting-back-consumption campaigns don’t push enough of a paradigm-shift, others argue that these are crucial first steps towards a more compassionate world.
Given that around 93 percent of people still eat meat, it’s difficult to imagine that everyone will cease doing so anytime soon. A world that eats far less meat, however, is already on the way. Meat consumption has been steadily declining in the U.S.—by 10% per capita since 2007, in fact.
In that year, for example, the U.S. raised and killed 9.5 billion land animals for food. As of 2014, that number plummeted by a whopping 400 million (to 9.1 billion — click here to view the statistics), says Paul Shapiro, Vice President, Farm Animal Protection for The Humane Society of the United States. “What that means is that compared to 2007, last year almost half a billion fewer animals were subjected to the torment of factory farming and industrial slaughter plants–and that’s despite the increase in the U.S. population,” Shapiro explains. “That’s more animals than are experimented on, hunted, used in circuses, puppy mills, and end up in animal shelters each year in the U.S.—all combined.”
Recent years have seen massive leaps in veg-friendly campaigns, realistic meat and dairy replacements hitting the market, and a rising awareness of the health benefits of cutting back on animal products. - #regrann
@Regranned from @veganqueen__ - -Via Heather Carr - 🛇 PLS SIGN PETITION IN MY BIO... Outraged over the reverse ban on elephant trophy hunting in Zambia and Zimbabwe this morning? Me too! The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust will be featured on the Today show tomorrow morning (Friday, Nov. 17th) at 7:30am EST to discuss this issue. In the mean time, here are some ways you can make help:
1. First and foremost, share your disapproval and outrage with your own networks, either via email, social media, or whatever means you have. Perception and action happen most when people influence their own circles, so this is most effective.
2. Contact the Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, imploring him to take a stand against reversing the ban. It is important to register your disappointment and show that citizens do not support the proposed changes. Contact details are here: https://www.doi.gov/contact-us and DSWT will be providing a template letter shortly at: www.iworry.org so keep an eye out.
3. Contact the US Fish and Wildlife Service to explain why reversing the ban is bad news for elephants. Their contact details are available at: https://www.fws.gov/external-affairs/contacts.html. A great resource on why hunting should not be included in conservation policies is here: https://www.thedodo.com/does-hunting-help-conservation
4. Contact your representative to register your disappointment at the recent news and implore them to do what they can to prevent a lifting of the ban. If you aren’t sure who to contact, go here: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
Don't support Black Jaguar White Tiger. They are not a true sanctuary. @Regranned from @donnamaria1961 -
Please read this. As one of Kevin Richardson hashtag says....
DO THE MATH. #Repost@lionwhisperersa
Almost 2 decades ago this lion and his brother changed my life and opened my eyes to the less savory side of the lion breeding and cub petting industry. What's truly sad is that despite the awareness and information available at our finger tips, many tourists still fall into the trap and support facilities that offer it. The latest spin is that the cubs that are petted are all going to be kept and looked after for life and won't land up being hunted. Seriously? Are you meant to believe that a business is going to keep building more & more enclosures to house lions that ultimately will just become a liability, looking after their psychological, physical & welfare needs for the duration of their 20 year + life span? Soon these places (if what they say is to be believed) will run out of space & be sitting with hundreds upon hundreds of lion. And what would happen to those hundreds of lions if the business was sold? Honestly I find it increasingly difficult to look after just 30 lions properly. #pulltheotherleg#dontbeafool#doyourhomework#cannedlionhunting#cannedhunting#cubpetting#dothemath#savehabitat#savelions#blackjaguarwhitetiger#bjwtclassics#bjwt#bjwtfamily#bjwtpride#bjwtanimals - #regrann
CHILLS every single time.
3 more days until Justice League!!! @Regranned from @dcfamily - And it all started here....
The film that changed my world. I was a film student when Man of Steel came out. This film truly taught me what a superhero movie could be.... Before Man of Steel, I never thought a comicbook movie could achieve anything more than "The Dark Knight." As someone who watched all the latest comicbook movies around that time, Man of Steel, to me, blew everything away. Changed my perspective on character development, having flaws in the character, and characters overcoming the near impossible to thrive on a sense of hope. #HopeNeverDies - #regrann
Different poses, I know. That's 4 years between them, more or less. But what a difference weight training makes. Looking back at the first photo, I can never see myself that way again. Everyone starts somewhere. Consistency is key!
@Regranned from @wildlifefirst - Should the top environmental advisor not have at least a basic understanding of science?
In response to Senator Whitehouse on how much excess heat is absorbed by the ocean, she went on to say that she believes “there are differences of opinions on that” and “that there’s not one right answer.” There is a right answer: 90%. - #regrann
To those who think humane slaughter exists, I shall introduce you to today's word of the day. Oxymoron. One can't humanely kill anyone. It simply does not make sense. @Regranned from @chris.360 - Repost @vegan_universe
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@Regranned from @veganbodybuilding - This video is amazing and was actually shown on mainstream TV in Sweden !
A supermarket chain in Sweden launched a campaign advising customers to eat less meat to save the planet. This video is the English version of CoopSverige's campaign.
The tide is slowly turning and more and more people seem to be realising that change is needed!
Please share this video and make sure it reaches as many people as possible.
_ #riseofthevegan#vegan#vegetarisk - #regrann
@Regranned from @chinga0 - YES HES CAUGHT. SCUM. RepostBy @vegan.femme.again: "@vegan_linguistique from @unabashed.melancholy Last week, after the suspects in the "Friends Not Food Sanctuary" scam were publicized and shared on social media, the owners of The West Farm received a litany of calls and emails from members of the vegan community who were shocked to discover that the very people who allegedly claimed to be animal rescuers had a breeding and killing farm. The owners alerted their local police department, who, surprisingly, had conducted an investigation of them earlier this year separate from the investigation that Crossville PD had conducted on the scam. This prompted law enforcement to dig up the old case and properly identify the suspects' involvement in the scam.
John R. West, Jr., age 29, has now been named the sole suspect in the case. His parents, who were originally named as suspects, maintain that they were unaware of their son's activities. Police have ruled them out as suspects.
Images from The West Farm were used to gain a following among the Instagram vegan community in 2016. Pictures of the animals on The West Farm FB page, which was deleted last week, match pictures of the animals at the fictitious sanctuary's Instagram page. The suspect used different images of the same animals in direct messages to supporters to further solicit donations. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is diligently working on the case, and has requested that victims contact their office directly in order to expedite the charging and grand jury process. Anyone who was a victim of this scam is encouraged to contact Investigator Gary Green at firstname.lastname@example.org/931-484-6176.
While the progression of the case provides hope that justice may be served, let's not forget the real victims of this case--the animals who were used as props to engage the hearts and minds of compassionate people, and who are now awaiting their inevitable slaughter." (via #InstaRepost@AppsKottage) - #regrann