fuck-banter said: So for me it's gotten to the point where I cannot justify eating meat/taking part in industries which harm animals for no reason. I always justified by saying "Well there probably isn't an industry in which someone or something isn't harmed, that's just profit" but I know that argument is weak because just because I can't help everyone, doesn't mean I should try and help someone. My issue now falls mainly on convenience, meat is cheap and accessible and it's one of the first things cont*
cont* one of the first things you learn to cook. I’m in university and my skills with food are minimal, I find it hard to shift away from meat when eating itself is a chore: I barely have the time to experiment with food when just making bolognese is a task for me. I also don’t have the money to always eat at a vegan restaurant, even if I could find one. I really can’t go on eating meat though, I feel sick knowing what i’m supporting every time I eat it. Any tips for me at all?
Congratulations on achieving a decent attitude towards your own actions!
The good news is: you don’t have to break the bank to go vegan. The cheapest foods on earth are vegan. Rice, beans, legumes, seasonal fruits and veggies, etc.
The hardest part is just going to be reformatting your habits. It takes time, dedication, patience and probably some other virtues that are pretty rare in college aged people.
Start small, STICK TO IT, and you’ll see how slowly but surely you’ll get the hang of cooking, finding deals and enjoying all of it. Do the work. Trust me, it’s well worth it.
Vegan is only for rich people is a lie!
okay so a big ass pesticide company -Syngenta- just peitioned to the U.S. got to let them increase their pesticide limit up another 40,000%, which is basically a death sentence for bees, so please please PLEASE if you can at least donate $1 to help them here?
1. Erase POC vegans.
2. Erase the history and contributions of animal rights among POC. (Jains, for example.)
3. Forget that white people often have the largest voice when it comes to just about any movement, regardless of how much they actually contributed to it.
4. Imply that only white people are ethically, morally, and emotionally superior enough to care about non-human lives.
Vegans don’t have to accept non-vegans’ definition of veganism. It is absolutely absurd that non-vegan affiliations would have a more accurate or legitimate definition of veganism than vegan affiliations.
It’s equally absurd that we have to practically fight for the right to have our definition of our movement count.
Veganism does not stop at dietary practices. It is not a diet.