About one million years ago I was a part-time pizza reviewer. I ate a lot of pizza. When I ate a lot of pizza, the categories that fall outside of regional definition—based on intention, audience, space in the kitchen or on the menu—became clear. So I immediately recognized @blindladyalehouse's pizza. I call it Restaurant Pizza.
A Restaurant Pizza is a pizza made with sincere intent, but focuses all that sincerity on the toppings. The crust is firm, with a tight crumb structure growing more and more inflexible as the minutes away from the oven grow. Not built to be enjoyed on its own (which is surprising to me after reading that one of the owners, Clea Hantman, went through the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana program) the crust instead served as a neutral and supportive base for an onslaught of rich toppings. But being a lady of simple tastes (or as some call me: boring) I skip fancy toppings for the basic assemblage of a nowhere-to-hide-flaws Margherita. Here, the sweet pulp of tomato sauce rises to the lips of the crust, spotted with islands of house-made almond ricotta and torn rafts of basil leave. I personally found the almond ricotta a bit muted but was dining with a health conscious, low salt, partner so thought it best to avoid that situation (there are salt shakers on the center table near the food/drink lines if you yolo). I love that their is a $0 up-charge to make Blind Lady's Margherita ($10) vegan—the almond ricotta is otherwise +$3 to add to a pizza.
When chicks hatch they instantly start seeking for their mother's love, warmth and protection. In animal agriculture as soon as the chicks hatch, large hands wearing rubber gloves grab them which forces them to their fate. If they are female they are tossed into a plastic crate to be 'saved' because they will make the egg industry money because of Their ability to lay eggs; Their bodies will be put under extreme measures and will eventually be killed for their flesh. If the chicks are male they are tossed on to a conveyor belt which leads them to a machine where they fall into a pit and are ground up alive. They are ground up while searching for their mother. They are killed while calling out for their mother's love. Can you imagine being ground up just because you were born a boy and considered a waste product? There are so many male chicks that are killed every day in the egg industry, they dont even get the 'consideration' of being a statistic. BILLIONS of male chicks are ground up alive because the consumers keep buying their products. There is no way around that. You eat eggs, they die. I use to unknowingly contribute to this industry and I would eat 'free range and organic eggs' every single morning. Since going Vegan I now have so many more delicious and HEALTHY breakfast options. It's time to break the cycle. Be compassionate and make that change. 🐔🐣🐔 P.S. Eggs are the chickens period and come out of their anus. #themoreyouknow
A throwback to a Sunday back in January, when me and mom met our dear friend from New York and his sister for a lunch together at a Chinese restaurant called "Golden Unicorn". 😊
OK, so I went to check their possible vegan options on the buffet days before and I was given a the impression there would be many options but when we got there, I noticed that the buffet was filled with meaty dishes and almost every possible meat free option contained egg! Since there was really nothing for a vegan, my only option was to order a separate dish from the menu. I was quite pissed off at first, but I got pass my dissapointment rather quickly knowing that was just one of "those times" as a vegan at a restaurant, and there are many things more important than that - like reuniting with friends and after all, the whole point was to have a get-together in a great company! 😉❤
So, I navigated my way back to the table after piling a plate full of salad from the tiny and very basic salad table (which all vegans are way too familiar with), and we all catched up with each other. It still felt so silly trying to prolong my plateful of salad while waiting for my food to arrive, which took surprisingly long time. 😕🥗
I'd ordered my go-to dish I usually order at any Chinese restaurant; chilli tofu. Luckily, when my dish finally arrived with a bowl of steamed rice, it looked very tasty; cubed deep fried silken tofu with onions, bell peppers, green beans and bamboo shoots, sizzling in a dark brown hoisin based sauce - on a screaming hot cast iron pan (which was ox shaped - ha?! 😅)
I liked that the food wasn't overly salty but it wasn't that hot - luckily there was a tiny jar of very hot chilli paste at the table to add, to save the situation. 🌶🔥
And the portion was still big enough for leftovers! 😋
The company was still the best thing about the whole day, though! You can't buy such a lovely company with any price from any buffet. Haha!! 😄💕
So in the end all was well. 😙
Stay nuts! 💖
Good morning and happy Monday my sweet souls!
how was your weekend and what did you get up to?
It was good to have a wee break but that being said I have missed seeing you guys so I'm happy to be back and posting 💕
I hope this week is amazing for you all 💖 xxx
As the days grow colder, our food becomes warmer! This VEGAN chilli “non” carne packed with vegetables, chickpeas, red kidney and black Beans is everything our bodies need 🥕🥔
SCIENTISTS HAVE DETERMINED THAT IF WE WANT A FOOD SYSTEM THAT OPERATES WITHIN EARTH’S CAPABILITIES, WE NEED TO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE OUR INTAKE OF MEAT AND OTHER ANIMAL-BASED FOODS AND HEAD TOWARD A HEAVILY PLANT-BASED DIET 🌱
The EAT-Lancet Commission recently published an important report called “Food in the Anthropocene,” which is based on a three-year long project involving scientists from 16 different countries and provides the first scientific targets for a healthy diet that operates within our planet’s boundaries 🌎
Part of this report urges a combination of MAJOR DIETARY CHANGES, with a diet consisting of MAINLY PLANT BASED FOODS, unsaturated fats instead of saturated ones, and LOW AMOUNTS OF ANIMAL-BASED FOODS, refined grains, highly processed foods, and added sugars 🚫🥩
Transformation to this healthy diet by 2050 will require EXTREME DIETARY SHIFTS, including a GREATER THAN 50% REDUCTION in global consumption of unhealthy foods, such as red meat and sugar, and GREATER THAN 100% INCREASE in global consumption of healthy foods, such as nuts, fruits, vegetables, and legumes ⬆️🥙
This diet would not only prevent millions of premature deaths annually, but it could also cut greenhouse gas emissions to levels compatible with the Paris Agreement on climate change, while reducing biodiversity loss and phosphorus use, and limiting agriculture’s demand for land, water and nitrogen 🕊
17 1883:00 PM Jan 20, 2019
How true is this? 😂
18 3584:28 PM Jan 15, 2019
Tofu on a bagel is one of my go-to breakfasts if I have time to cook in the morning. It's an easy way to start the day with 25+ grams of protein, and it actually tastes really good! I highly recommend it to anyone trying out veganuary 🌿
To make it, I usually warm up olive oil over a medium heat, add minced garlic, and then scramble half a block of tofu with my hands into the pan. Once the tofu is almost golden, I like to add red onion and a mix of turmeric, cumin, chilli powder, garlic powder, and salt. Sometimes I even add a dash of cinnamon to give it a nice, sweet smell. Lastly, I like to top it off with some nutritional yeast to add a little cheesy flavor and get a percentage of my B12 for the day.
For anyone wondering, the bagels I use in the UK are the New York Bakery Co. sesame seed ones, which can be found in pretty much every supermarket. When I'm in the US, I usually use vegan bagels from a local bagel shop 🥯
24 2279:52 PM Jan 14, 2019
Honestly I wasn’t sure what to expect the first time I went to an animal sanctuary.. but after a few encounters with these pigs, I connected the dots and confirmed that pigs, just like dogs, have big hearts, are really intelligent, and are super playful. Pigs love belly rubs just as much as any dog would.. they’re practically bigger dogs that oink
I frankly can’t justify why someone would eat a pig similar to this, knowing that they are killing a living being only to satisfy their taste buds. Have compassion, love every being around you, and please consider going vegan; you would truly be saving lives. Have a wonderful day. 🐷
39 5832:45 PM Jan 13, 2019
Which one are you? 😂
128 121611:20 PM Jan 11, 2019
Have you ever wondered why vegans don't support the egg industry? 🐣 Here are the reasons:
1. The majority of hens are kept in windowless sheds called battery farms. Here, thousands of hens are crammed into tiny cages stacked on top of each other in rows, which don't even provide a hen with enough space to spread a single wing. They are packed so tightly together that they are forced to urinate and defecate on one another.
2. Despite common misconceptions, free-range hens are still kept in sheds containing potentially thousands of hens. Although they are not in cages and require access to an outside space, the confined area within the shed often forces birds to be stacked upon each other, and few are ever even able to make it outside.
3. Common practice, even within free-range, is to cut off a large portion of a hen's beak with a hot blade and no painkillers for the purpose of reducing pecking among hens. Research suggests that beak trimming leads to acute and chronic pain with symptoms similar to those of human amputees.
4. All commercial hens are sent to slaughter after around just 1-2 years of egg production, which is when their rate of egg production drops, making them no longer of use to the egg industry. Their natural lifespan is 7 years.
5. Male chicks are of no use to the egg or meat industry since they do not produce eggs or grow quickly enough to be profitable as meat, so they are usually killed within 1 day of being alive by either being thrown into an industrial grinder, suffocated to death, or gassed to death.
6. Naturally, hens would lay 10 to 15 eggs per year, but modern egg hens have been intensively bred to produce up to 300 eggs per year. You can imagine the strain on their bodies.
7. Finally, hens do not make eggs for us- they are a product of their reproductive cycle. We are not the rightful owners of their eggs, so we should not be the ones who decide what happens to them. Some hens even eat their unfertilized eggs to restore vital nutrients lost through the reproductive process. Who knew?
Sources: The Vegan Society, Compassion in World Farming
17 26310:32 PM Jan 10, 2019
Must fight the urge...🤐
14 2819:02 PM Jan 9, 2019
Being a vegan is easier now than it has ever been! More and more massive companies are joining the party and releasing vegan alternatives to our old favorite foods. Here are some of the biggest releases in the UK from the past year that are paving the way for the vegan revolution🇬🇧
1. Greggs vegan sausage rolls.
2. McDonald’s UK vegan Happy Meal and Spicy Veggie Wrap.
3. M&S vegan Plant Kitchen range with over 60 items.
4. Morrisons V Taste vegan range of ready-meals and desserts.
5. Tesco Wicked vegan range of wraps, sandwiches, pizzas, salads, and desserts.
6. Frankie & Benny’s vegan Mac n’ Cheese, Chicken Parmigiana, Hot Dogs, and Ice Cream Sundae.
7. Pizza Hut UK vegan cheese pizza.
What are some of your favorite vegan products that have been released within the past year in your country? Let us know below ⬇️
25 2558:36 PM Jan 8, 2019
Do you and your vegan friends ever do this? 😂
15 3164:58 PM Jan 7, 2019
What an adventurous doggo, very good doggo
6 1813:21 PM Jan 7, 2019
Last week, Brian and my mom sent me pics from a fully vegan restaurant they visited in Rockville called St. Veg! He ordered the Vegball sub, which comes with brown rice, mushrooms, marinara sauce, and basil, and he also ordered some crispy spring rolls with mushrooms, carrots, and rice noodles filling. My mom ordered the Flavor Bomb Pho Dip sub, which is made from mushrooms, chimichurri spread, hoisin barbecue sauce, bean sprouts, onions, leeks, and comes with pho broth to dip it in. How good do these sound? 🥖
What are some of your favorite local vegan shops and restaurants? I'd love to do a vegan food tour across some cities this summer! Anyone else down?🍴
11 22510:38 PM Jan 6, 2019
This is a picture of me relaxing on a rock after destroying someone in a vegan debate😂
So get this..!! My friend yesterday said, “I can’t believe you’re vegan. It’s cool but so unhealthy.” I then proceeded to laugh my butt off. Without me arguing back, she then says, “And red meat is good for you and gives you a lot of protein. There’s no way you get enough protein being vegan.” I continued to crack up and sent her a list of vegan proteins like chickpeas, seitan, beans, broccoli and sent her a link to an article that says red meat leads to a variety of cancers.
She shut up shortly after that 😂 just remember, some people are so ignorant and have their minds made up from the brainwashed messages that society has told them. If you get the chance, use data, articles, and facts to prove someone wrong with any vegan debate ~Also, make sure to watch "What the Health" or “Forks Over Knives” and tell any people you know who eat meat to watch it if they want to learn about diseases linked to the consumption of red meat!~
21 2712:39 AM Jan 6, 2019
Are we the only ones who do this? 😂
238 17158:10 PM Jan 4, 2019
"Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures."
-Thomas de Quincey
Have you ever met a cow? If not, visit a farm animal sanctuary and get to know one. Any negative perceptions you once had toward them will vanish.
13 3405:14 PM Jan 3, 2019
We are about to go into the New Year and this is a fantastic time to make some changes in your life 👌🏼
As for myself, I am making these goals:
1)eat sweets only once a week so that I can stay healthy
2)find the good in everything that happens to me, to not sweat the small things, and make every bad situation a life lesson learned.
3)gain 10 pounds in muscle by the end of December 2019
It’s a new year, so it’s a good time to leave bad habits behind and start doing some things that will benefit yourself long term. Make sure to choose a SMART goal, one that is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic/Relevant, and Timely! This will ensure that your goal won’t just be another resolution that you give up on
Let us know if you need any vegan tips or help on making a New Year’s resolution for 2019! Cheers 🎉
11 2296:58 PM Dec 31, 2018
What do you imagine is going through Bingo's head in this moment? Is he wondering how his life would change if he lived with a different family? Is he thinking about his next meal? Is he looking out for dogs to bark at? We may never know 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 he is thinking, but what we do know is that he 𝙞𝙨 thinking.
It is proven that most animals are sentient, meaning they can think, perceive their environment, and experience pleasure and suffering. Animals that we consider "food animals," such as pigs, cows, chickens, goats, sheep, and fish, are all among these sentient beings who experience the world in ways similar to how we experience it. When we have meat on our plate, we need to recognize that really what we're looking at is the flesh of these sentient beings. We have fooled ourselves into believing that the food on our plate comes from "stupid" animals who are incapable of thinking and exist solely to be our food, when actually they are capable of not just thinking, but also of perceiving their environment and experiencing emotions. Let's stop oppressing these animals and start recognizing them for who they truly are- beings who deserve to live 🐮💚
22 31612:19 AM Dec 30, 2018
Brotherly love at its finest— which twin is which? 🧐😂
5 20810:47 PM Dec 28, 2018
Veganism is the solution to so many of the world's problems. By simply consuming plant-based products instead of animal-based products, you can save animals' lives, help the environment, and improve your health 🌎
Is there anything holding you back from trying out Veganuary? Fill the comments with your concerns, and we will respond with any help we may have! 🌿
11 24111:05 PM Dec 27, 2018
Are you considering becoming a vegan any time soon? We recommend that you try Veganuary! It's a time when over 100,000 people from all over the world try to eat a plant-based diet for the whole month of January. You can sign up for free on veganuary.com, and they'll send you recipes, meal plans, and helpful tips to support you throughout your journey! There are also multiple other helpful pages related to veganism on their website, like reasons to become a vegan, myths, how to eat out, and how to get all of your nutrients. If you're looking to save animals' lives, help the environment, or improve your health, then we highly recommend that you check it out, or at least visit their Instagram page @weareveganuary 🌱
21 3325:48 PM Dec 26, 2018
Over the summer, I had the opportunity to visit the only free-ranging herd of reindeer in the UK. They live in the Cairngorm mountains with over 10,000 acres to roam. Reindeer were once native to Scotland, but they became extinct roughly 800 years ago. In the 50s, they were reintroduced, and now the ones that live there have adapted to human interaction. If you go on a guided walk with the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, you can actually get so close to the reindeer that they'll eat out of your hand. I have to say it was a magical experience that I never imagined would happen. I'm hoping to visit these guys again sometime this winter to see their white coats 🦌
Also, today I learned that reindeer and caribou are the same species. Who knew? 🤷🏻♂️
20 41511:38 PM Dec 25, 2018
Merry Christmas to all! I go and take a picture at this Santa House every year, but this time I took Lucy(my doggo) because charlie wasn’t home. This is the first Christmas that Charlie and I aren’t together, but we made sure to FaceTime earlier to make it feel like we are still celebrating together. We hope you all have a very happy day today; make sure to spread love to one another 🌲💚
26 3993:59 PM Dec 25, 2018
“Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree” We hope you all have an amazing Christmas Eve and Christmas tomorrow🌲
The Christmas tree we got this year was from a local Christmas tree farm that has been in business since 1991! The farm was only about 10 miles away and most trees are locally grown, which makes us feel great considering no one had to transport the tree from far away. Loved going to Landis Tree Farm and hope to one day have a Christmas tree farm in the future
5 16611:58 PM Dec 24, 2018
I wish you all happy holidays! I know this time of year can be especially difficult for a lot of us because of the expectations to be in the "Christmas spirit," but I just want to remind everyone that it's okay to not feel happy or festive during this holiday season. Our mental health doesn't have a schedule, and we can't simply change how we think or feel for a certain day or time of year. Just know that Brian and I are here for you, and anybody who needs to talk or just wants some company can DM us and we will happily respond 🎄
P.S. To anyone who needs a laugh, we recommend watching some cat fail compilations on YouTube 🐱
15 3206:08 PM Dec 24, 2018
Are you able to truly consider yourself an animal lover if you eat animals?
The simple answer is no. By eating animals, you support the mutilation, torture, and killing of millions of animals daily. You may be saying to yourself, "But I have two dogs and a cat, and I can't imagine my life without them." If you still eat animals, having a dog or cat who you love simply doesn't make you an animal lover. It just makes you a dog or cat lover because you're still contributing to the deaths of other animals on a daily basis 🐖
We like to tell ourselves these comforting lies instead of realizing the unpleasant truths because it makes us feel better about ourselves, and it helps us rationalize our decisions. In reality, by labeling the animals that we eat with the title "food animals," we allow ourselves to fall victim to speciesism, which is the idea that some animals are more important or deserved to be treated better than others. By considering cows, chickens, and pigs as "food animals," we feel better about eating them, but we would never eat dogs, cats, or horses because we consider them as "pets" or "companion animals." We feel better about eating these "food animals" because we have tricked ourselves into believing that these animals' lives are worth less than the lives of the animals we consider "pets" or "companion animals." This concept is considered the "meat paradox." 🐶=🐮
Don't let yourself fall victim to speciesism. Recognise that all animals' lives are important, and all animals deserve the right to live. If you want to learn more about this topic, I highly recommend that you watch a video on YouTube called "The Secret Reason We Eat Meat" by Dr. Melanie Joy 🌿
22 38412:49 AM Dec 24, 2018
Sweet, sweet little donkey... I can’t help but love on every animal that I see or walk by. Who else walks by animals and just want to hug them?😂
I have a HUGE question that I want all of you to answer— can you truly call yourself an animal lover if you choose to eat animals on a daily basis? Comment below ⬇️
14 28910:34 PM Dec 23, 2018
While I was in Edinburgh, we took the opportunity to try a bunch of different restaurants for vegan food. To name a few places, we went to Yo! Sushi, Hendersons, Pret A Manger, and Wagamama. It was my first time going to Wagamama, so I was so surprised when I saw how many vegan options they have! I tried the Yasai Pad Thai with udon noodles, which I loved, and Nicole tried the Yasai Katsu Curry, which she really enjoyed too. Also, I'm not sure if we have any tea lovers following us, but their red berries and hibiscus tea was so nice. Has anyone else tried Wagamama? 🍜
9 1519:03 PM Dec 19, 2018
Spending the past week in Edinburgh with my mom and Nicole reminded me how much I love the city. There are so many vegan options around, but one incredibly charming restaurant/cafe I always come back to is Hendersons. They have a handful of locations within the city, but my favorite is the little cafe on Hanover Street. They serve all vegetarian/vegan options, and this week the cafe was filled with vegan Christmas sweets, including mocha cookies, Christmas pudding, chocolate flapjacks, mince pies, orange and chocolate shortbread, scones, donuts, chocolate chip cookies, anzac cookies, brownies, cakes, and so much more! It was a vegan sweet lover's heaven (aka mine) 🎅🏼🍪
What are your favorite cities around the world for vegan food?
22 4058:25 PM Dec 18, 2018
Did you know that fish oil is NOT the best source of Omega 3? 🚫🐟
Fish themselves do not actually produce Omega 3. They get it from eating krill, who get it from eating algae. Algae are essentially plants that live in water, and since they are the original producers of Omega 3, they are the best source of it! A common example of algae is seaweed (like the one in my photo) 🌿
With recent technological advances, algae is becoming farmed for its Omega 3, meaning that catching and killing fish for Omega 3 is completely unnecessary. Also, when you eat fish, heavy metals and other nasty things are passed up through the food chain to the fish, which will then accumulate in you if you eat the fish. Another negative thing about getting your Omega 3 from fish is that fish are a finite resource, and 85% of global fish stocks are already being over exploited, while algae farming is environmentally sustainable.
So, if you're currently taking Omega 3 supplements from fish oil or trying to get your Omega 3 by eating fish, I invite you to try the algae alternative supplement, which is vegan and cruelty-free! It can be found in nearly all health food stores, so maybe check it out.
18 2358:04 PM Dec 17, 2018
Nothing better than a winter sunset, walk on the beach with your doggo and Mom, and a big thing of vegan mac n cheese with vegan substitute chicken from Grandpa Mac 👅😍
What’s your favorite brand of vegan Mac-n-cheese?! Comment below ⬇️
8 2173:28 PM Dec 16, 2018
*PRO VEGAN TIP below*
Sometimes, vegan ice cream is in a COMPLETELY different section than regular ice cream in a grocery store. If not found in the ice cream section, it will usually be located in the “green eating” or “meat alternative” section
Put your FAVORITE ice cream flavors and brands below ⬇️⬇️⬇️
17 2521:55 AM Dec 15, 2018
"We should always be clear that animal exploitation is wrong because it involves speciesism. And speciesism is wrong because, like racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-semitism, classism, and all other forms of human discrimination, speciesism involves violence inflicted on members of the moral community where that infliction of violence cannot be morally justified."
-Gary L. Francione
We are animals. Dogs are animals. Cows are animals. Chickens are animals. Fish are animals. If we choose to kill some animals but love others, then how are we any different to someone who is racist, homophobic, anti-semitic, or classist? It's just as much of a form of discrimination as any of these others. All animals are intelligent and important in their own ways. All animals have families, friends, and loved ones. All animals have the ability to suffer. Most importantly, all animals want to be alive. I'm not sure why humans have deemed ourselves the most important and superior beings when in reality the whole Earth would benefit if humans became extinct, yet Earth's ecosystems would completely collapse if bees or ants became extinct. By what means do we have the right to look down upon other animals as if we are better than they are and deserve to do whatever we please with them? 🐶🐮
12 25912:35 AM Dec 15, 2018
always love to be back home with my family and favorite animals 🐶
5 2617:49 PM Dec 9, 2018
Do you have any young children, nieces/nephews, grandchildren, or siblings? If so, then I urge you to continue reading 🧒🏾👦🏼
Pigs are believed to be one of the smartest animals in the world. Researchers claim that a pig is as intelligent as a three year-old child and smarter than a dog. They're also sentient beings who experience emotions, such as happiness, sadness, fear, excitement, loneliness, etc. Most importantly, they are capable of suffering. Regardless of this, most pigs live their lives within factory farms in tiny metal cages so small that they're unable to even turn around. Their teeth are clipped and tails are chopped off to reduce fighting caused by aggression from being in such tight confinement. Male pigs are killed when they are just 4-7 months old, and females are killed at 3-5 years old because, similar to all other meat industries, the female reproductive systems are used and abused by the animal agriculture industry to produce as many litters as possible until the female pig is so worn down that she is no longer of any use 🐷
Now, replace the pig in this situation with your young child, niece/nephew, grandchild, or sibling. A pig is just as intelligent as they are and feels the same emotions they feel, but would you ever let these same things happen to them? 🧒🏻/🐷
17 30112:28 AM Dec 9, 2018
Want to know why honey isn’t vegan? Continue reading.
Bees do NOT make honey for us. Honey bees use honey as their energy source, and without it they would starve. To begin the honey making process, a bee visits up to 1500 flowers to collect nectar, filling their ‘honey’ stomach. In their other stomach, special enzymes capable of breaking down nectar turn it into honey, which they then regurgitate. Worker honey bees live an average of 35-50 days, and in this time they only create about 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey. Imagine the cumulative amount of time and effort bees have to go through to produce a whole bottle of honey that you buy from a grocery store. But, there’s nothing like a nice spoonful of bee barf in the morning, am I right?😉
As with all intensive animal farming industries, beekeepers take advantage of honey bees and their products because, well, money, of course. Farmers start by stealing all of the honey from the hives and replacing it with sugar, which lacks the essential micronutrients of honey. In addition, bees are artificially selected to increase the amount of honey output, which increases susceptibility to disease and large scale die-offs. This is ultimately BAD for the environment since bees are needed for the pollination of flowers.
Farmers sometimes kill all of the bees after harvesting the honey if costs to keep the bees alive through winter are too high. Also, honey bees are confined to extremely small spaces and sometimes farmers carelessly end up tearing the legs and wings off of bees as they collect honey. In addition, they often clip the wings of queen bees to prevent them from ever being able to escape.
The take home message is: honey is not made for us even though the honey industry has tricked us into believing so, and if you care about bees you should stop buying honey. No matter what Tumblr is telling you, taking bees' honey is neither benefiting bees nor the environment.
(Source: The Honey Industry by The Vegan Society)
37 4362:27 AM Dec 4, 2018
Look at this cow, and try to tell me that your tastebuds' desires are more important than her life. She is intelligent. She experiences happiness. She is kind and gregarious. She has a family and friends. Most of all, she wants to live, and she deserves to live just as much as any other animal, including you and I.
So, I have a question for you: why eat meat when you have the option to choose a plant-based diet that causes no suffering to animals and less harm to the environment, yet tastes just as good and provides more health benefits? We don't need meat to survive, so it's just cruel to choose to continue killing animals and eating them when we have so many other better options 🌱
Thank you to all who came out for an incredible day of food and awareness with fellow compassionate people today at Peace Not Pork 2019! What an incredible turn out!
Our team shared the stories of a handful of our rescued pig resident like Molly Brown. 🐷
Everything that goes wrong on this planet... will be because humans😐 The dinosaurs might not be the last to get wiped out from this earth. Consumers have too much power and not enough of a sense of responsibility. MIND WHAT YOU DO, MIND WHAT YOU BUY @animalsabove