Todos somos animales. Go veg!
"I don’t really like people, but it’s difficult to get comfortable with loneliness. I mean, I’ve tried to have friends, but it never works out. And I’m tired of going out alone. I’m ok staying in at my place. It smells good when I burn incense and I have a lot of records and I can just play video games.”
The bus she was waiting for arrived. “Do you need to go?”
"It’s ok. Another one will come in ten minutes… But then, you know, sometimes I just want a partner— a relationship. It would be nice to share this part of my life with someone. I’ve been single for years, and you know, there are people I could call if I wanted to. But people always end up saying things that rub me the wrong way, or if I open up to them, suddenly they want me to be their best friend, and I don’t want people to have expectations of me. I don’t want to waste anyone else’s time if I’m not interested in being close to them."
Another bus came and went while she told me about the loneliness, wiping tears from her eyes. Then another. “I’m sorry, I’ve talked too long.”
"It’s really ok. Sometimes we just need to connect."
"Yeah, I forget that sometimes."
I rarely ever do this but she melts my heart. Poor little baby Hope was chained up, doused in kerosene and set on fire by her owner who has since been arrested. She may have some permanent eye damage but that is the least of her struggles. You can donate here to help with her medical expenses so she can receive the treatment she needs. Every little bit counts so even though they have surpassed their goal I still suggest you donate even a tiny amount. I have zero tolerance for people who hurt innocent animals they are just sick and disgusting. What could this precious little baby have done to deserve such a thing? All I can say is he will get his and I hope it’s just as painful for him as it is for her.
"I think society’s emphasis on family forces us into relationships that are otherwise unhealthy. Sure, a long time ago, when people lived miles from civilization, family was all you had. There was a very practical purpose to sticking together. But now I have six million people in my backyard. Why should I be wasting time with someone I don’t like just because they have the same last name as me?"
Pretty much sums up my way of thinking about family.
“For three weekends, 47 Dachshunds, more commonly known as Sausage Dogs, will attempt to solve the world’s Human Rights issues.”
Oh my god
More productive than any other government.
Pigs being shot so British Army medics can learn to treat battle wounds. Military surgeons are sent to Denmark for the controversial training on live animals – even though the practice is illegal in the UK.
Click [here] to read more.
Why is this newsworthy? Millions of people pay for pigs to be shot every single day and no-one bats an eyelid.
Sense the hypocrisy.
FRIENDS, NOT FOOD
A collection of powerful videos you might want to check out.
Meet Your Meat
Forks Over Knives
Fat Sick and Nearly Dead
Films for Action
Holocaust on a Conveyor Belt
What a Difference a Day Makes (music by Moby)
Speciesism: The Movie
The Ghosts in our Machine
~Edit: I’ve added your suggestions below:
The Gerson Miracle
River of Waste
Gary Yourofsky’s Inspirational Speech at Georgia Tech
More than Honey
Death on a Factory Farm
Hungry for Change
The Beautiful Truth
Maximum Tolerated Dose
Behind the Mask
*Some of these videos contain graphic material.
Do you have any favourites you’d like to add?
Homeward Bound T-Shirt
(Source: Flickr / calton)
Nicole Gustafsson, aka nimasprout
Really lovely, and such wonderful style to each different house!
"I love you, but you don’t know what you’re talking about." - Moonrise Kingdom (2012)