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Make this with Newman-O’s instead and you’re golden.

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Make this with Newman-O’s instead and you’re golden.


Why actively assisting non-vegans is important.

arocoun:

I think I’ve come to an important conclusion: Most carnists don’t avoid going vegan out of selfishness.

I thought that I had gotten over my hatred and my misanthropy.  But like all great lessons, I had to learn and re-learn how to let go of my prejudiced views of my fellow human beings.  Even if I didn’t feel conscious anger, a more subtle anger was still twisting my beliefs about human nature.  I believed carnism was selfish, ignoring evidence to the contrary.

There’s nothing selfish about why people avoid a plant-based diet, if by “selfish” one means “putting one’s own needs ahead of others’.”  A plant based diet can be inexpensive, delicious, and much healthier; and people already know this on a logical level.  Carnism, like almost all human behavior, is about habit.

We can accept that when a carnist says “our ancestors ate meat,” it’s a hastily-made and transparent rationalization—especially when they keep saying it after you’ve thoroughly discussed how irrelevant it is.  When a carnist says “meat-eating is natural,” we realize that, too, is a rationalization for (self)destructive behavior.

Well, “I just like the taste of meat/milk/whatever” is also a rationalization.  We know as well as they do that they have other beloved foods and drinks: fruit juice, PB&J sandwiches, spaghetti, etc.  Heck, even certain meaty foods only taste good because of vegetable-based spices and condiments—and almost everyone already knows this.

Carnism is very much like other belief systems.  However much pleasure comes from believing they and their loved ones will go to heaven, it’s not why people are Christian.  And even if a burger tastes good, it’s not why people are carnist.  Most people become Christian, or Catholic, or Muslim, or Hindu, or carnist, or conservative, or whatever because of socialization; and people stay that way by force of habit.

Anyways, if I’m right about this, then a certain tactical approach becomes more important.  As advocates of animal rights, our activism must include actively assisting carnists in transitioning to a plant-based diet.  This means offering to buy or cook vegan meals for non-vegan friends/family, according to their tastes.  This means offering affordable or free vegan snacks at public events.  This means accepting that most people will only transition to veganism slowly, while unlearning bad habits and learning good ones.  This means understanding that people will become defensive and blurt out rationalizations while trying to destroy old habits—and that the best reaction is to offer more assistance.

People already do these, but it’s not our primary tactic.  Maybe it should be, somehow.


comicbookloverforlife:

Yes!! Save the bees #rawtill4 #rawtill4onabudget #rawvegan #veganism #earth #savetheearth #saveourplanet #livelovemove

comicbookloverforlife:

Yes!! Save the bees #rawtill4 #rawtill4onabudget #rawvegan #veganism #earth #savetheearth #saveourplanet #livelovemove


Today at the Texas Veggie Fair @uptonsnaturals is serving up their bacon seitan on a Newman-O. #vegan #lordhavemercy

Today at the Texas Veggie Fair @uptonsnaturals is serving up their bacon seitan on a Newman-O. #vegan #lordhavemercy



thatvegancosplayer:

solitaryrogue:

veganox:

The fact that I feel like I have to be educated on every vegan issue ever because people don’t accept ‘animals suffer and die’ as a reasonable answer for me being vegan is so beyond me.

so true. and sad

And the fact that vegans then, in turn, have to educate non-vegans bc they refuse to use Google.

As a vegan you have to have a fucking degree in animal suffering to convince people.



bakeanddestroy:

I’m so excited to share this killer #vegan recipe from @julieskitchenette with you guys! It was honestly so good I got up from the table and hugged my dog. I don’t know why, because she had nothing to do with making it. I just really needed to do something with all the love in my heart, I guess. Anyway, visit BakeandDestroy.com today for this recipe & a chance to win a @Breville Smart oven!

bakeanddestroy:

I’m so excited to share this killer #vegan recipe from @julieskitchenette with you guys! It was honestly so good I got up from the table and hugged my dog. I don’t know why, because she had nothing to do with making it. I just really needed to do something with all the love in my heart, I guess. Anyway, visit BakeandDestroy.com today for this recipe & a chance to win a @Breville Smart oven!

(via veganfeast)


The Deathstar from Spiral Diner (Dallas, TX). Three scoops of vanilla ice cream with whipped cream served over a warm brownie then a shot of espresso is poured over the top. #vegan (at Spiral Diner & Bakery)