Everything I know
I think it's mind numbing how animals can be treated by people. And how oblivious most people are to it all either mindfully or simply due to not being aware of the
consequences of their decisions
(like buying some dead animal's meat) have. Watching a documentary like
(made me go vegan instantly after watching) should be enough to make you at least consider rethinking what food you eat. Thankfully whole food plant based diet is
genuinely a healthier diet
too and there's so many fruits, vegetables and beans that you can choose to eat. I personally
love eating blueberries, avocados, walnuts and almonds
delicious vegan smoothies
I hope more people wake up to this issue and it changes soon. Because animals should not be treated like that and especially at such scales. It's sad.
If everyone in the world went to mostly plant-based (like the Okinawan traditional diet), it would be a MUCH better world. The positive impact would be huge. The impact on your health of having animal products only on special occasions would be minimal. I will tell you though, I've done that and when I've had beef after a long vegan run, it makes me sick to my stomach and I'm certain it's not merely psychological.
Animal protein is not healthy in any way, shape or form.
Veganism should be the moral baseline. If you can live without animals being directly killed or exploited, why wouldn’t you?
The vegan diet, and veganism in general, is a plant-based diet, and an avoidance of all commodities made from animal products. Its focus is on cruelty to animals. WFPB is another plant-based diet, but with stricter recommendations, that you eat the healthiest of foods, and avoid processed and animal derived foods. I am vegan because I believe cruelty to the animals should be avoided, and I adhere to WFPB because I want to promote my health. Two different motivations that produce similar results with a lot of overlap.
Most consumers don't even know what conditions are like for dairy animals. In Europe, consumers smugly assume we have high welfare standards (maybe we do relative to other countries), but I was shocked to learned that some farms still tie and tether cows in small cramped indoor spaces. In fact, most dairy cows will spend the majority of their life indoors rather than outside grazing on pasture. This is the price of cheap, industrial-scale agriculture.
I think these are attacks by a population that's starving to death, surrounded by deafening noise (and remember, their primary sense is hearing) and poisoned by heavy metals accumulating in the food chain. I think they understand that humans and boats are responsible for the stress they're experiencing, and are attacking smaller boats that they think they can sink in desperation or anger.
Tips for New Vegans
Is 100% vegan the way to go?
What's the difference between a plant-based and a vegan diet?
Fish Are Sentient and Emotional Beings and Clearly Feel Pain
Jack Norris RD Blog
Why I'm A Vegan
Why doctors don't recommend veganism: Dr Michael Greger
Why Meat is the Best Worst Thing in the World
Should we go vegan?
Ending Heart Disease: Cardiologist Kim Williams, M.D.
Great Reddit thread about benefits of going vegan
HN: Animals are no less emotional than we are (2019)
Is Meat Bad for You? Is Meat Unhealthy? (2019)
Eat less meat: UN climate change report calls for change to human diet (2019)
- Produce real meat for the world’s growing population that is delicious, healthier, better for the environment, and kind to animals.
The Barrett Family are Converting Their Poultry Barns into a Mushroom Farm (2020)
- Plant-based dairy products that require no sacrifice, ever.
- Cruelty free alternative to meat.
Cheat sheet on various tropes against vegan discourse
Disregard for creature welfare is often central to disease. But politicians won’t dare make the connection
5 Modern Diseases on the Rise Because of Factory Farming
Animals killed since opening this page
Vegan: Healthy, Sustainable, Compassionate Living
Tips for going vegan
Jerome Flynn interview talking about HOGWOOD: a modern horror story (2020)
Peter Singer: Suffering in Humans, Animals, and AI (2020)
What if everyone in the world went vegan? (2020)
- Curated list of awesome resources, pointers, and tips to make veganism easy and accessible to everyone.
How to lower the price of plant-based meat
- Going vegan has never been easier.
Plant-based diet would reduce agricultural land use from 4 to 1B hectares (2021)
Vegan Fitness Reddit
- Place to come and discuss vegan fitness, bodybuilding, and health.
Labriculture Now (2021)
- Time to disrupt the toxic animal agriculture industry with bioreactor-brewed meat.
Lab-made dairy products are now a reality (2021)
Alternative Milks (2021)
- Straightforward arguments for veganism. (
Lab-grown meat may never be cost-competitive enough to displace traditional meat (2021)