i may act like i’m sassy but if you’re mean to me there is a 900% chance i’ll cry
I was not expecting that!
I don’t think anyone was expecting that!
cashier: that’ll be $4.20
Paul McCartney says “if slaughterhouses had glass walls everyone would be vegetarian”
It wouldn’t make a fucking difference, unless people are actively going out to visit a slaughterhouse (slaughterhouses are always away from suburban…
Perhaps a small percentage of your followers can’t afford to be vegan (I mean most of them are probably vegan already) however I’d say less than a third of my followers are in a position where they could go vegan today and eat stuff other than rice and beans every night. A lot of them still live with their parents and a lot of them are struggling with uni/college fees, unemployment, heck at least 10 are homeless, some just don’t have the time between uni and work to cook healthy vegan food in a tight budget. If you’re talking to privileged people I get your argument. Considering the content of my blog though, as you can probably imagine, not a lot of my followers are.
I’ve said this far too many times: a plant based diet is, historically and currently, in many parts of the world, the most inexpensive option. That’s why many poor people eat so little in the way of animal products.
I was essentially homeless (had my car) for about half a year and lived on unemployment checks and SNAP (food stamps) for about 3 more in a terrible, run down housing situation. During that time, I was still vegan.
Even now, I often spend less than 300 dollars a month on food for 2 people… and I’d spend far less if I could afford to fix my fridge/freezer.
Plant-based diets are not expensive. I spend far less on my food than most people I know specifically because I cut out animal products. The price of meat is up (especially beef and pork), due to drought and water shortages, and I’m sure dairy will follow for the same reason.
Additionally, the only reason animal products are less expensive in a modern society than historically is because of government subsidies. That’s a whole different rant, but I want to make sure you realize these prices are kept low on purpose. Without subsidies and cuts for big animal agriculture businesses and their suppliers (ensured by bought politicians and things like the USDA revolving door), there is no feasible way animal products would be less expensive or more efficient food sources than simply eating the plants we’d be otherwise feeding to the animals. I always assume that’s obvious.
As I said to someone else: please stop acting like veganism is a special, expensive diet only for the affluent. There are many poor vegans out there, and you’re not only erasing our experiences, but you are denying other people the chance to consider veganism for themselves. When you shoot down a plant-based diet as “expensive,” people get used to the idea and never pause to consider it for themselves or their families… despite the fact that there could very well be a lot of health benefits to that switch (as well as a smaller carbon footprint).
It is not expensive to eat a healthy plant based diet for most people. For a much smaller number, that is not the case, and this isn’t about them.
I feel like 90% of vegan activism/education is trying not to get really fucking annoyed by having to repeat the same information over and over and over and over until people accept that you’re actually saying something intelligible.
saw this tip jar at my Dairy Queen today and lost it at tipiosa
is this band even real
wait which episode of american horror story assylum is that
the best metaphor posts I’ve seen so far