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vegansaurus:

imageJust sign a pledge not to eat chickens (EASY) and Compassion Over Killing is gonna hook you up with a buy one, get one free coupon for Beyond Meat! There is NOTHING not good about this situation. Except first you need to get off your ass and go…

Doing this. You should too. Get you some delicious vegan noms, save a bunch of chickens 🐤🐥

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rawveganhealth:

Needed something refreshing to cool me down. Today has been overcast and only in the high 80’s so I’ve been enjoying the weather with the windows open 😊
And this delicious smoothie is just what I needed to cool me down a little!
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🌱2 cups coconut water
🌱3 frozen bananas
🌱2 cups frozen dark cherries
🌱4Tbsp hemp hearts
Sprinkled some hemp hearts & bee pollen on top for extra nutrients
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It’s so good. Give it a try!
😘✌️☀️

Hemp hearts were made to top icy smoothies, you’ve gotta know. 

veganinspo:

Vegan Enchiladas

I require this in my mouth. 

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A friend of mine had a baby Monday. MOMMAS AND BABIES FOR EVERYONE. 

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magicalnaturetour:

Sweet Photos of a Senior Golden Retriever Snuggling with Baby Chicks. Remember Champ, the happiest dog in the world? His owner, 21-year-old Candice Sedighan, just shared with us a new series of photos she’s taken of the adorable dog and his newfound, rescued friends. All Photos by Candice Sedighan via  My Modern Metropolis  ~ Older dogs are adorable & very loving, too. ♥

Animal friends are my favorite thing. 

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fightingforanimals:

Fish have feelings too: Expert claims creatures experience pain in the same way humans do - and should be treated better.

  • A scientist claims that fish have the same intelligence as other vertebrates
  • Fish have good memories, build complicated structures and show behaviour seen in primates - as well as feeling pain like us, he said
  • Expert claims fish welfare and fishing techniques should be reconsidered 
  • It is the latest claims in a debate surrounding how fish respond to stimulus

Fishing may not seem like such a relaxing sport anymore, as scientists claim to have found that fish feel pain, just like humans. One researcher believes fish have the same intelligence as other animals and consequently, people should care more for their welfare. Flying in the face of what is considered popular opinion, he added fish have good memories and exhibit behaviour seen in primates, such as building complicated structures like specially-shaped sandcastles, as well as using tools.

Associate Professor Culum Brown of Macquarie University in Australia, said fish have very good memories, live in complex social communities where they keep track of individuals and can learn from one another. They develop cultural traditions and can even recognise themselves and others. They also show signs of Machiavellian intelligence, such as cooperation and reconciliation, according to the study, which focuses on bony fish and is published in Springer’s journal Animal Cognition.

Professor Brown said the primary senses of the fish are ‘just as good’ and in some cases better than that of humans. The level of mental complexity that fish display is on a par with most other vertebrates, while there is mounting evidence that they can feel pain in a manner similar to humans. 

While the brains of fish differ from other vertebrates, fish have many comparable structures that perform similar functions. Professor Brown believes that if some comparable animals are sentient, fish must be considered to be so, too, and therefore their welfare needs should be reconsidered.

‘Although scientists cannot provide a definitive answer on the level of consciousness for any non-human vertebrate, the extensive evidence of fish behavioural and cognitive sophistication and pain perception suggests that best practice would be to lend fish the same level of protection as any other vertebrate,’ he said.

‘We should therefore include fish in our ‘moral circle’ and afford them the protection they deserve.’

While the implications of the research could have a big impact on the fishing industry, fish are also used in a similar way to mice in scientific research, so lab conditions would have to be reviewed too. Professor Brown thinks there is little public concern about the creatures’ wellbeing as many people only think of the animals as pets or food, and do not give them credit for being conscious and intelligent.

A recent study has found that crayfish feel stress in the same way that humans do and can be similarly calmed down using drugs. This is the first time that clear signs of anxiety - normally associated with more complex forms of life - has been observed in a spineless species. 

Another study has shown that crayfish (pictured) feel stress in the same way humans do, and can be similarly calmed down using drugs

 

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garden-of-vegan:

Our Summer Produce Picks {and how to use them!} (via ilovevegan.com)

This post is all about summer produce. Our favourites for the summer, examples of how to use them, choosing the best produce, proper storage and handling, and more!

Learning about seasonal produce is a great way to save a little money while being a little kinder to the environment. You’ll also enjoy better quality fruits and vegetables all year long with lots of opportunities to try new and exciting things! {Read more}

" This isn’t animal experimentation, where you can imagine some proportionate good at the other end of the suffering. This is what we feel like eating. Tell me something: Why is taste, the crudest of our senses, exempted from the ethical rules that govern our other senses? If you stop and think about it, it’s crazy. Why doesn’t a horny person have as strong a claim to raping an animal as a hungry one does to killing and eating it? It’s easy to dismiss that question but hard to respond to it. And how would you judge an artist who mutilated animals in a gallery because it was visually arresting? How riveting would the sound of a tortured animal need to be to make you want to hear it that badly? Try to imagine any end other than taste for which it would be justifiable to do what we do to farmed animals. "

- Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer (via vegan-veins)

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Posting this so hopefully the whole world will help me stay on track with it.

Giving up gluten. I have no control of my body anymore and I hate it so I’m done. So very done. If any of you have any tips on switching to gluten free for the long haul as a vegan, I’d love some feedback.

ughhhfuckkk:

My boyfriend gave Murphy and I a little photoshoot during our daily yoga practice :)

DYING. Brody loves to do yoga with me!

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vgnqueen:

Like really fckin important

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vegenista:

Rabbits & Easter Don’t Mix! 

Easter is upon us & that means that many sweet little bunnies will be adopted as cute & cuddly pets for children. Unfortunately, the magic soon wears off as the child either loses interest in their new furry friend, or parents realize how much more maintenance & care they require. All too often, the rabbit ends up neglected or abandoned.

On a recent episode of the Our Hen House Podcast, Jasmin & Mariann featured Tracy Martin, of Rabbitron, a sanctuary in Washington state that is gearing up for its annual Easter campaign, which brings massive public awareness to the plight of bunnies. The work that she is doing for rabbit rescue & her inspiring campaign to spread awareness compelled me to write this post to continue to spread the message forward.  

Contrary to Eastertime hype, rabbits & small children don’t mix. Children like a companion they can hold, carry, & cuddle, but rabbits are not passive & cuddly, as many believe. In fact, they feel frightened insecure when held & restrained. The natural exuberance of even the gentlest toddler are stressful for a sensitive rabbit. Rabbits are not a “low-maintenance” pet & require unique care & commitment. In fact, they require almost as much work as a dog. They must be house trained, spayed/neutered & the house must be meticulously bunny-proofed. They adapt best to life indoors, as members of the family. House rabbits can live 8 to 10 years. It’s quite a commitment. Rabbits are not for everyone, but hey can make great pets for a gentle adult who lives in a quiet household who will be dedicated to giving rabbits the unique care & attention they deserve.

If you know someone that is considering adopting an “Easter Bunny” for their small child, please kindly share this information. Toy bunnies are much more suitable for a child’s Easter basket!

Please continue to spread the word! Learn more at rabbitron.com & rabbit.org

And don’t eat any lambs either.

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