ghoulplanet:

itstimeforahappyending:

st00pid-vegunz:

"Mostly" vegan isn’t vegan.
"Sort of vegan" isn’t vegan.
"Vegan but I eat honey" isn’t vegan.
"Vegan but I buy and wear leather/fur/wool" isn’t vegan.
"Vegan except for the occasional egg" isn’t vegan.

Stop it.

as a vegan myself I think these are the kind of posts that are just unnecessary and extremely unhelpful, sorry I just don’t get why you’d waste energy with this

as if it’s a trophy to call yourself vegan 

I’m vegan and OP is obviously an idiot and a huge reason why people don’t even bother TRYING to go vegan. Seriously, even if someone just had a few animal-product-free meals a week, it would help some. Stop being elitist douches. If that kicks me out of the Vegan club, so be it.

Oh okay, so you can be vegan and eat eggs? You can be vegan and buy/wear/support leather and wool? Because that’s literally all this post says. Nothing about ~elitism~. Literally all this is is restating the definition of veganism.

Hi I’m OP and you’re the idiot who doesn’t know the definition of veganism. You’re also an idiot because you completely missed the point and read way to far into something that wasn’t even said. 

(p.s ya a few animal free meals a week really helps the cows/pigs/chickens/calves/chicks/piglets who will be strung upside down, have their throats slit, get a bolt to the head, be raped, have their babies stolen, have their teeth/tails/beaks/horns/genitals cut off without anesthetic, be ground up alive etc. for the rest of the week’s snacks n suppers wow congrats on a tofu stirfry i bet the animals are really happy 4 u in their gas chambers!!!!!)

sunnyinwisconsin:

the-secret-vegan:

soycrates:

st00pid-vegunz:

"Mostly" vegan isn’t vegan.
"Sort of vegan" isn’t vegan.
"Vegan but I eat honey" isn’t vegan.
"Vegan but I buy and wear leather/fur/wool" isn’t vegan.
"Vegan except for the occasional egg" isn’t vegan.

Stop it.

The reason I think people don’t listen to this criticism is because they filter it out of their concerns by believing it means “veganism is about purity”, “veganism is extremism”, “veganism is an exclusive club and you have to jump through hoops to get in”.

When all it means is that veganism is an ethical belief, not a diet, and whereas you can cheat on a diet, when you cheat on your morals they’re not really your morals, are they

Nobody has a “kick a puppy” cheat day. Environmentalists don’t have a “buy a hummer and drive it around in circles knocking over a bunch of trees” cheat day. There’s no “I care about women’s rights but occasionally dang I just need to slap a bitch and extort her for money” or “I care about the homeless except for that time I threw an entire smoothie on a homeless guy and told him to get a job”. People would definitely tell you to stop that shit immediately, because it’s not right and it shows you don’t actually really care about the thing you claim to care about.

So when you want to call yourself vegan but exploit animals while harming the environment and other people, stop. There’s no such thing as a moral freebie or a cheat day.

Re-reblogging for A++ commentary^^

So you are justifying when people call you out for not being a 100% organic, carbon free, vegan? You can only be called vegan if you never ever in your entire life have done anything that was non vegan? No, go ahead. You can part of your perfect, elitist club. The rest of us who are trying our best will join together and lift each other up and work towards constant improvement. Part time or full time vegetarians and vegans YOU COUNT AND YOU MATTER AND YOU ARE DOING GREAT THINGS FOR THIS PLANET AND THE ANIMALS YOU LOVE. You are improving your health and being a good role model. I am proud of you and keep up the good work. If anyone shits on you attempt to improve yourself then they need to look at their lives a little harder. Who are they to judge? What makes them better or gives them the right? Absolutely nothing. Bring on the hate for me supporting those who are 100% perfect vegans. I will NOT SHUT UP. If you send me hate you are proving my point. You can never be perfect no matter how hard you try. But I would rather try and encourage those who try then act like I’m better than anyone else and discourage hope and effort. 

Everyone counts, everyone’s effort counts, everyone needs to try but why would they try if you put them down for not meeting your perfect standards? I would rather have a world that is 60%-80% vegan as a whole, than have a world where less than 5% of the total population where perfect or near perfect vegans. 

Since when does not wearing animal skin or eating animal products make you an “elitist” vegan?? These are the BASICS of veganism and it has nothing to do with those of you ~trying super hard 2 do tha best~.

Let me ask you something - how exactly does “doing the best you can” and “making some sort of an effort” count FOR THE ANIMALS? Do you think they’re grateful that one day a week, you don’t eat their flesh? You think they appreciate you “trying” while you wear their skin? I mean really, if you were in their position, would you be jumping for joy because someone is making a piss weak attempt to reduce the amount of pain and suffering they cause you? You people are really incapable of seeing things from the victim’s perspective, no matter how much you claim to love and respect them.

"Doing the best you can", being "mostly vegan/vegetarian", continuing to treat animals as products/objects/THINGS might make you feel better does not count for the animals. Not bothering to do everything you possibly can for them because "nobody’s perfect" means nothing to them. It makes you feel better, it makes you feel like you’re doing something to help them, it makes you feel like because you claim to "love" those you exploit and commodify, you’re making some sort of difference in their lives. Here’s a handy hint: you’re a hypocrite who cares more about keeping humans happy and comfortable than you do about the actual animals who are been brutalized, murdered and exploited.

jojoba oil apparently works really well for acne!
Anonymous
To the anon about the acne, Alba Botanica is a brand that makes vegan acne treatment solutions.
Anonymous
i have very bad acne and my dermatologist prescribe me some shit tested on animals. there is no alternative to this because we all know that probably all medications are tested on animals. do you think i should still buy it? i never buy cosmetics tested on animals and i'm vegan (?) but in this case there is no alternative, i can buy it and use it or i can have a pretty fucked up face for the rest of my life. BUT it isn't life-or-death situation so i feel really bad about this... idk.
Anonymous

This is what I know from my own experience with bad acne: the research says that the effective ingredients in ANY topical treatment are salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. But I have found using a few vegan alternatives has worked for me and a number of people I know. Firstly, Lush has products available that are designed for bad acne/eczema/psoriasis etc, like scrubs/lotions/toners. I’d recommend giving them a go, because I know that the (I think it’s called) Dark Angels scrub cleared up my friend’s acne. Also the Angels on Bare Skin scrub is good, and apparently the Tea Tree toning water . Taking Primrose Oil helped my acne when I was younger, and using Witch Hazel and sometimes diluted Tea Tree oil helped.I don’t know if you’ve tried any of this stuff, but it’s worth a shot (especially if you’re feeling guilty.)

You’re the only one who knows how bad your acne is and the effect it has on your life. If you can’t find a vegan alternative at all, it’s your decision to make about whether or not you’re able/willing to use that product. Your quality of life is important, even when it’s not a life/death situation. 

I'm vegan. But I eat ham. And beef. And chicken. And I wear leather. Sometimes I wear fur. But I think I'm vegan.
Anonymous

Amen

I was curious as to if you kill any type of insects because insects are animals? I saw the 0 animals slaughtered description and was wondeting if that includes bugs?
Anonymous

Firstly, no it doesn’t include bugs because that would be impossible. It’s an (under) estimated counter based on the numbers/statistics of animals killed in slaughterhouses in the name of food, clothing, entertainment, scientific/cosmetic testing and pet production. It is a counter to show how many animals are being systematically killed for humans. It’s not inclusive of animals like the 18 year old family cat who has been euthanaised, or rats poisoned in ceilings, or birds killed by flying into windows/doors, or the animals at farm sanctuaries who pass away. It is to show how many animals are murdered by humans, for humans, in the animal abuse industries. If you want to make an estimate on how many bugs are killed per second by whoever chooses to kill them on this planet then be my guest. Good luck.

Secondly, I do not intentionally kill insects unless 1) they are endangering the health of me or the animals I care for and also 2) if they aren’t able to be removed naturally/without harm (e.g ticks). Obviously we can’t help killing at least SOME insects (you’re not going to look out for and be aware of every ant or spider that may cross your path). But I try as best as I can not to harm anyone.

soylentvanilla said: It’s like if a human says they want to donate their body/parts to science or art. Non-humans don’t get to tell people that, “yes, I’d love you to make some random sculpture from my bones.” It’s kind of creepy.

Yeah, exactly. I also think that removing bones from their place of rest is tampering with/altering what the natural cycle of that body is (if that makes sense). I just think that the bodies of others (especially animals in this case, as they’re already treated like property) aren’t ours to do what we want with, after death or otherwise. WHO KNOWS.

If you found the bones. I would never ever ever just kill an animal to just use it for art or mount it on a wall or something. But if you actually found it. Plus the people I know decorating them do it to human bones as well. I think its equally cool
Anonymous

It seems like how/where you obtain the remains from is the most important issue here.