If you have an actual problem with this, try not to perpetuate it. If you don’t have a problem with it, ask yourself why.
5 terrifying ways eating meat can kill you
One of the main reasons I’m vegan is because I’m too afraid of the illness and health hazards involved in meat and dairy consumption. Another main reason is because I don’t own anything on the Earth and refuse to act like it, I can use less resources than are ‘offered’ so I will.
Eating meat is a first world privilege.
And not even a real privilege, but the illusion of a privilege, which is about as backwards as it comes. If it were a true privilege, it wouldn’t be at our very expense. (And yes, of course this chart shows that people everywhere eat meat, it’s true, only some people need to, and yet, those people eat the least, for a variety of reasons) What we have is other things lining it up for us to use, not take advantage of, if that were the case, again, we wouldn’t have diseases of excess like we do. Eating meat is not due to lack of excess, it is do to so much excess we don’t know what to do with it, and excess in this form is an illusion as well, if it were truly excess it would fit in with the world, and not be at the expense of the world.
|—||Ellen DeGeneres on eating meat (via ravegelectarian)|
I urge you to read the whole article. You know what? Why can’t global south nations like Haiti and Burkina Faso GROW their own crops??? Oh wait, that’s right. The greedy neo-imperialist Western and Chinese corporations have bought all the farming land in many global south nations, wiping out the local farmers and then shipping out homegrown food overseas. Fucking pathetic.
The world is on the brink of a food “catastrophe” caused by the worst US drought in 50 years, and misguided government biofuel policy will exacerbate the perilous situation, scientists and activists warn.
When food prices spike and people go hungry, violence soon follows, they say. Riots caused by food shortages - similar to those of 2007-08 in countries like Bangladesh, Haiti, the Philippines and Burkina Faso among others - may be on the horizon, threatening social stability in impoverished nations that rely on US corn imports.
This summer’s devastating drought has scorched much of the mid-western United States - the world’s bread basket.
Crops such as corn, wheat, and soy have been decimated by high temperatures and little rain. Grain prices have skyrocketed and concerns abound the resulting higher food prices will hit the world’s poor the hardest - sparking violent demonstrations.
Early dryness in Russia’s wheat growing season, light monsoon rains in India, and drought in Africa’s Sahel region, combined with America’s lost crop, mean a perfect storm is on the horizon.
Surging food prices could kick off food riots similar to those in 2008 and 2010, Professor Yaneer Bar-Yam, president of the New England Complex Systems Institute, told Al Jazeera.
“Recent droughts in the mid-western United States threaten to cause global catastrophe,” said Bar-Yam, whose institute uses computer models to identify global trends.
Oh, wow, how interesting, a drought, the main natural reaction to prolonged deforestation without any plants living in the area to keep the soil healthy, in short, the result of exactly what meat factory farms are! You know what would not solve this in the least? Keeping up meat production and the enormous amount of grain and other plants grown JUST to feed them, oh, and that’s without taking into account any of the water needed for the 50 BILLION + animals killed for food yearly, that require 16 POUNDS of grain for just ONE pound of edible meat, again, this is before the statistics on the water usage for this, but here’s a hint at it, they drink fresh water like us, and about half the animals in question are bigger than us and require gallons, each, per day, oh, and the amount we kill to eat EACH YEAR outnumbers us OVER 7 to 1. That’s a lot of fresh water, PS, all of it is polluted by definition, the main cause in the U.S. is due to the requirements of factory meat farming. So go vegan? Only if it’s organic. Non-organic vegetables are more easily effected by drought, and non-organic, or worse, GMO, are loaded with toxins with all sorts of side effects, other than the obvious poisoning the water that should be precious, like cancer and infertility. Gonna draw the line yet, meat-eaters, or are you going to wait until we are forced to pick between water and meat?
Most meat eaters may be unaware that more than 70% of all beef and chicken in the United States, Canada and other countries is being treated with poisonous carbon monoxide gas. It can make seriously decayed meat look fresh for weeks. The meat industry continues to allow this toxic gas injection into many of the meat products people consume on a daily basis. The question is, how many people have become ill by this chemically altered meat that is being sold to families all over the world? (Taken with Instagram)
Take care of yourself, you can only ever go along with what the earth wants, or against it, and going against the earth goes against everything, including yourself.
WOW just look at those CLAWS and CANINE TEETH! Observe how humans are natural carnivores, as this one easily tears through it’s natural prey, after hunting it down by foot. This male human can’t resist the smell of the rabbit’s rotting flesh - the human’s natural food source - and and easily rips through the fur and “leather-like” skin (redundant), after consuming all the fur that was in the way without even noticing. Completely unphased, another human approaches to take part in the meal, however, the first human is quick to greedily hide his kill until the other human passes. He returns to instinctively go straight for the intestines for excess nutrients from plants and grains the rabbit ate previously, since humans can’t live off of plants or digest them properly in their natural state.
JK, reality check, non-vegans, people don’t eat meat like this, because this is what animals who naturally eat meat do…
The 2012 drought has decimated the corn crop causing farmers to search for different types of feed to give their dairy and beef cows.
Not that a diet of corn has ever been the most healthy diet for cows, but the new feed (read: sugary trash) some farmers are giving to their herds is downright despicable. Examples of the kinds of foods being used to get through this season as cheaply as possible include cookies, gummy worms, marshmallows, fruit loops, orange peels, and dried cranberries. The fruit is the best thing on that menu, but marshmallows and gummy worms? (Trying not to be grossed out by the cows eating the bovine based gelatin in those nasty foods.)
Ki Fanning, a nutritionist with Great Plains Livestock Consulting in Nebraska, said, “Everybody is looking for alternatives. It’s kind of funny the first time you see it but it works well. The big advantage to that is you can turn something you normally throw away into something that can be consumed. The amazing thing about a ruminant, a cow, you can take those type of ingredients and turn them into food.”
The fact that a nutritionist is touting the benefits of this kind of junk is potentially just as shocking as the foods being fed to the cows.
Not all farmers are jumping on the candy wagon. Most others are choosing different alternatives like distillers grains, cottonseed hulls, rice products, potato products, peanut pellet and wheat middlings. But the truth is, nearly everyone is struggling to feed their cows when there is no corn to be found.
How much is your beefburger costing the planet?
This is hard to watch, and I’ve seen so many videos like this it’s really hard to shock me anymore. I am a vegan, but it’s always been because of the environmental impact, not the animal abuse foremost, unlike most vegans, so it seems. But any reason to be vegan is a good one. Even those of you who still can’t bring themselves to care about animals for whatever reason, these jobs hurt people, too, if you wouldn’t want your parent working in such extremely unsafe and unsanitary conditions, why do you expect someone else’s family members to do so? You’re perpetuating all kinds of harm, to animals, people, the environment, and yourself.
This is what luxury actually looks like. This is what privilege actually looks like. None of these families are rich. This image says a lot, and it needs to not be dismissed.
this is pretty scary
The term ‘high-pile fur’ always indicates fake fur, it is a very convincing fake fur made to look extra fluffy and texture specific. Good job jumping to a conclusion though, because statistically 99% of the people who flipped out aren’t vegan, so you’re hypocrites, and if you’re not, you have more important things to worry about. Now by all means, get back to ignoring the fact that virtually everyone you see on every TV commercial, show, or picture, or in public at any given time, ever, is wearing some amount of animal product, usually leather, and freak out again the second you see something that simply resembles fur, which even when it is real, is by far less negatively impactful on the environment than leather, or meat, or even eggs.
Food is alive. It’s meant to die. Preservatives are unnatural. This is disgusting.
In other words, artificial food isn’t food, and you have no idea how old it is. If it doesn’t break down in HALF A YEAR, what makes you think your body can digest it in a matter of hours? It wont, because it can’t.