entertainmentvalu3:

So I’ve slept on it and I still think it’s a good idea.

I’m pretty sure I’m gonna log my progress on here so I hope you don’t mind.. and if you do… Well…. I’d probably suggest going elsewhere.

Anywho. I’ve read that going cold turkey is a really bad idea for your body, so I’m going to do it week by week:

Week 1:

Red meat

Milk

(Because I’ve already developed lactose intolerance and I’ve been vegetarian in the past, this is just an easy starting point)

Week 2:

Poultry

Cheese

Week 3:

Fish

Eggs

Butter

Week 4:

Powdered dairy/eggs

Things with traces of things

Generally everything else.

I’ll let you know how it goes.

Gooooood luck!

vive-veg:

When I first went vegan and was making changes to my wardrobe, diet, cleaning products, and restaurants I frequented, it seemed it would change my whole life.  And it did.  And I love it.  Now, the thing that I find so powerful and beautiful about it is that in every thing that I do, in every purchase that I make, in so many actions that I take, I am reaffirming my values of compassion.  What was once the downfall is now the benefit.  Throughout my day and in every way, I remember the animals and their lives, and I feel empowered about who I am and what I want to put into this world.

Awesome story <3

There is an orca out there that is 103 years old. How cool is that?

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I’m a vegan!

kenzeverett:

I’m a vegan!

So, I’ve decided to go vegan. This is day three for me and I can honestly say that I already feel so amazing. So many people have already asked/will ask me why I have chosen to become a vegan and I have a very thought out response to all of them. Most people just get the condensed version of this:

First off, I love animals so much. I have noticed the speciesism around the globe, how so many…

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hookandthedaggersxvx:

kady-xvx replied to your post “Does anyone have any dope animal right’s speeches that can link me too…”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-F8whzJfJY

That’s perfect!!! thanks so much!

Congrats on your transition
onegreenplanet:

Great News! Mexico City Votes To  Ban Animals in Circuses!

Petition Victory!

the-petition-resource:

In an email from Center for Biological Diversity:

Huge news out of California today: The state wildlife commission just protected wolves under the state Endangered Species Act.

Today’s decision is the culmination of years of work by the Center, sparked by the arrival of wolf OR-7 in California in December 2011.

The timing couldn’t be better. Just hours before the commission’s decision, it was confirmed that OR-7 had pups in southern Oregon — a sign that this once-lone wolf is now establishing himself as a resident of the area, including Northern California.

This exciting win wouldn’t have happened without your thousands of letters, phone calls, trips to rallies and generous donations to our Predator Defense Fund.

We knew it would be an uphill climb when we filed our petition to protect wolves in California in February 2012, but there was no other choice: If these expanding wolf populations were going to survive, they’d need protection from guns and traps.

Today’s decision opens a new chapter in the history of wolf recovery in America. It ensures that California, where there’s plentiful wolf habitat, will provide a safe haven for wolf families like the one OR-7 just started.

We know it won’t be long before the howl of wolves, silenced in California for nearly a century, will be heard there once more.

freedomforwhales:

Rimini Dolphinarium will Be Closed Forever!
I am happy to report that thanks to our tireless work, the Rimini dolphinarium will be closed forever.Finally, the Ministry of Environment, as a result of continual reminders and an enforcement notice, signed the decree that oblige them to close the structure that, although the recently advertised regarding the re-opening with seals and sea lions, instead it will be closed FOREVER.After 20 years of work I had with joy this achievement and I want to thank you very much for the support, the valuable suggestions and friendship shown.Especially I want to thank Ric O’Barry for his precious friendship, support and teaching across all these years.I’m at your disposal for further information.
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freedomforwhales:

Rimini Dolphinarium will Be Closed Forever!

I am happy to report that thanks to our tireless work, the Rimini dolphinarium will be closed forever.
Finally, the Ministry of Environment, as a result of continual reminders and an enforcement notice, signed the decree that oblige them to close the structure that, although the recently advertised regarding the re-opening with seals and sea lions, instead it will be closed FOREVER.
After 20 years of work I had with joy this achievement and I want to thank you very much for the support, the valuable suggestions and friendship shown.Especially I want to thank Ric O’Barry for his precious friendship, support and teaching across all these years.
I’m at your disposal for further information.

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Anonymous said: I just converted my brother vegan !! *high fives all round* im amazed the lord of carnists has been defeated by my vegan preaching :P we are 66.6 percent a vegan household xD (2/3) booyah animal rights !! Xx

adviceforvegans:

High five baby, you’re amazing :D PLANT POWER! xx

the-petition-resource:

In an email from the Humane Society:

Over the past few weeks, I have asked you to urge state lawmakers to impose stricter penalties for cockfighting in Louisiana. Today, I am happy to report that your efforts have paid off, with the final passage of the anti-cockfighting bill sponsored by Sen….

Today I am a vegetarian.

ragemorefortheworld:

So I just watched the first 40 mins of ‘Earthlings’ narrated by Joaquin Phoenix. You can watch it online.

Why only 40 mins? ‘Cause it was so hard to watch I don’t feel like I can emotionally handle any more right now. The rampant torture and out and out abuse that was depicted in those 40 mins has made me physically ill.

I am repulsed by the fact that I eat meat. That my favourite food right up until this minute was honey-soy chicken wings.  

I think I have to go vegetarian. I don’t even like mushrooms, or capsicum, or most onion, or asparagus or a whole bunch of other things that are in practically every specifically vegetarian food I’ve ever seen…but I can’t be complicit in that torture.

It’s not like I didn’t know that what goes on in slaughterhouses is terrible, and it IS a move I’ve been considering for a while…but this gave me a push.

So, I guess I recommend the documentary, but don’t watch it while you’re eating, don’t watch more than you can handle and don’t be surprised if you come out of it hating the human race.  

Congrats for making the change!

iamhypo-phre-nia said: just wanted to say i have recently decided to become vegan and its been about a week (not long i know) but i couldn't be more happy with my decision. although i am having difficulties with my meals, but i'll figure it out :) (sorry i just felt like sharing)

vegan-nature:

You are awesome!! Keep it up! And never hesitate to ask if you need help with something :)

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adoptpets:

He can moooooove! Meet Hero, the double-amputee calf with prosthetics after he lost his legs to frostbite

  • Hero the calf suffered from frostbite after being abandoned in April 2013 and had to have his hooves amputated
  • Kitty Martin took the cow in and found help at Texas A&M’s veterinary school, which outfitted the 500-pound animal with rear prosthetic legs
  • Ms. Martin has spent $40,000 in order to provide the cow with the prosthetics

 A Texan calf named Hero has become was is likely the nation’s only double-amputee with prosthetics after a new pair of high-tech devices attached to its back legs.

Hot and tired from a three-hour drive inside a trailer behind a pickup truck, the 600-pound English Charolais calf was content to lay on the grass behind a south Houston building while a team of technicians worked on its hind legs.

When the calf known as Hero heard its name called, the 15-month-old gingerly got up, unsteadily rocked a bit, then waddled away, tail wagging, eyes wide and tongue licking. 

It headed across a patch of concrete toward an appetizing snack of green shrubbery a few yards away.

 'I'm so proud,' Hero's caretaker, Kitty Martin, exclaimed. 'Look at you!'

It’s the latest step in a year-long effort that has taken Martin and the animal from Virginia, where she rescued it last year from an Augusta County farm where it succumbed to frostbite that claimed its hooves, to Texas.

 Animal surgeons at Texas A&M University treated Hero for several months and affixed the initial prosthetics that the calf now had outgrown.

'This is our first cow,' Erin O'Brien, an orthotist and prosthetist for Hanger Inc., an Austin-based national firm that makes prosthetic limbs. She was among a team of about eight people working on the project for about two weeks.

'We did a lot of study of photos and video of cows just regular walking to see what it looks like and see if we can mimic that biomechanically,' O'Brien said. 'It's unusual, yes, but an opportunity.'

 Surgeons at Texas A&M accepted Martin’s initial pleas for help, removing about two inches of bone to enable them to create a pad of tissue that would allow for prosthetics.

'Until I worked on him, I hadn't ever done it before. And I'd not heard of (prosthetics) before in a bovine,” said Ashlee Watts, an equine orthopedic surgeon at the school.

Martin figures she has spent nearly $40,000 to save the calf.

'I don't know how to explain it,' she said. 'I'm an animal rescuer. And he had everything against him.'

Hero’s hooves are custom made of urethane and titanium, the connecting components are titanium and carbon fiber and the sockets that attach to his legs are carbon fiber and acrylic resin.

 Martin and O’Brien declined to discuss the cost, but estimated that similar devices for humans go for between $4,000 and $8,000 apiece.

Hero’s sockets are painted with black and white cow spots. “Holstein legs,” O’Brien laughed.

'We like to customize legs to the person's personality,' she said.

Martin, 53, a former veterinary technician and retired truck driver originally from Dalhart, in the Texas Panhandle, is moving with her husband from Greenville, Virginia, to Cameron in Central Texas. She’s hoping Hero, who could grow to 1,500 pounds, can be a therapy animal for wounded veterans and special needs children.

'It makes my day,' Martin said. 'He's got a very bright future right now.'

https://www.facebook.com/SelahRanchRescue

scotlandforanimals:

We went along to “World Day For Animals in Labs” demo organised by Edinburgh University Student Voice for Animal Rights last month, met a load of cool people and made money for Dr. Hadwen Trust.
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the-healthy-banana:

Officially vegan ✌️
Now I have a lot of interesting and challenging things ahead of me but I’ll do it.

Congrats! ~

(Source: alifeonearth)