solalunaa said: What are the health benefits of being vegan?

tofugoddess:

adviceforvegans:

-You reduce your chance of diabetes.
-You can reverse heart disease.
-You can reduce our chances of getting heart disease.
-You can reduce your risk of bowel cancer.
-You won’t be pumping your body full of toxins, dioxins, mercury and PCBs.
-You have a lower chance of developing osteoporosis
-Eliminates all dietary cholesterol
-Reduced saturated fat.
-Added magnesium into your diet.
-Added antioxidants which protect your body against cancer.
-Added vitamin C.
-Phytochemicals which boost protective enzymes in the body.
-It’s beneficial to our blood pressure.
-It’s easier to follow than the standard Type 2 Diabetes diet.
-Can slow down and even reverse prostate cancer.
-It lowers the rate of breast cancer.
-It improves rheumatoid arthritis
-Aids people in having an average body mass index.
-Some people lose weight.
-Increases energy levels.
-Can relieve migraines.
-Provides the best kind of protein.
-No more worries about the 75% of the world who suffer lactose intolerance.
-No more worries about consuming E.Coli
-You can be a raw vegan, a fat free vegan, and a gluten free vegan whilst still being just as healthy. 
-Eating out can still be healthy.
-Making packed lunches can be just as healthy.
-You can make fantastic healthy dinners.
-You can still eat healthy desserts.
-You can still drink certain wines that go well with healthy vegan food.
-You can still have fun whilst you cook great healthy food!

And that’s not even half of it. :)

There isn’t a downside to being vegan. Literally.

THE VOW
 By Janet Riddle

Forgive me for my actions were learned
 I ate you was never concerned.
 But I can’t eat you anymore,
 I wish I would’ve done this long before.

 Visions of your death haunt my soul,
 but at peace with you I am whole.
 I can look in your eyes now beast,
 on your flesh, I no longer feast .

 I’ve seen the callous acts us human do,
 there’s much humanity to be learned from you.
 Without a thought ~ your lives we steal,
 it’s just not worth a simple meal .

 We justify your death with reasons of greed,
 but to find peace with you is all we need.
 Perhaps someday there will be harmony
 and no longer your graves we’ll be .

 I have learned from you to be kind,
 and to see the faces on which I’ve dined.
 I will do all I can to protect you now,
 I owe you this ~ a solemn vow

THE VOW
By Janet Riddle

Forgive me for my actions were learned
I ate you was never concerned.
But I can’t eat you anymore,
I wish I would’ve done this long before.

Visions of your death haunt my soul,
but at peace with you I am whole.
I can look in your eyes now beast,
on your flesh, I no longer feast .

I’ve seen the callous acts us human do,
there’s much humanity to be learned from you.
Without a thought ~ your lives we steal,
it’s just not worth a simple meal .

We justify your death with reasons of greed,
but to find peace with you is all we need.
Perhaps someday there will be harmony
and no longer your graves we’ll be .

I have learned from you to be kind,
and to see the faces on which I’ve dined.
I will do all I can to protect you now,
I owe you this ~ a solemn vow

(Source: onevoiceforanimalrights)

samiee1234:

DO NOT GIVE THIS TO YOUR DOGS!!!!!!
I gave this product to my 12 lb. 1 year old shih tzu. 2 hours later he began throwing up and having diarrhea uncontrollably! Throwing up 2 mins apart from each other everywhere. His eyes were giant and he was shaking. We called the pet ER and they urged us to bring him in. Rushing him into the ER we were terrified and felt horrible for giving him this. He was examined and it was concluded that he went into anaphylactic shock from the allergy medicine. He was given iv fluid and epinephrine. They put a catheter in and had to observe him overnight for after shock. Thankfully he returned home the next day after a huge pet bill to save his life. If we would have waited he may not be here today. Please DO NOT give this to your dogs. IT CONTAINS grape seed extract, which is toxic to dogs!!!! Please help me signal boost so we can inform more people about this product.

samiee1234:

DO NOT GIVE THIS TO YOUR DOGS!!!!!!
I gave this product to my 12 lb. 1 year old shih tzu. 2 hours later he began throwing up and having diarrhea uncontrollably! Throwing up 2 mins apart from each other everywhere. His eyes were giant and he was shaking. We called the pet ER and they urged us to bring him in. Rushing him into the ER we were terrified and felt horrible for giving him this. He was examined and it was concluded that he went into anaphylactic shock from the allergy medicine. He was given iv fluid and epinephrine. They put a catheter in and had to observe him overnight for after shock. Thankfully he returned home the next day after a huge pet bill to save his life. If we would have waited he may not be here today. Please DO NOT give this to your dogs. IT CONTAINS grape seed extract, which is toxic to dogs!!!! Please help me signal boost so we can inform more people about this product.

Both vegans and non-vegans live in state of disconnect. Non-vegans disconnect from that fact that billions of nonhuman animals are enslaved, tortured, confined and violently murdered for their pleasure, preferences and entertainment. Vegans live in a state of disconnect so that our hearts don’t shatter into a million pieces moment by moment due to the fact that billions of nonhumans are being exploited and the people we love continue to participate. Vegans have to disconnect just to be able to get through the day.
VERY IMPORTANT NEWS FOR VEGANS

vegan-vulcan:

So Delicious is a brand that is cherished by vegans…well, they have just been sold to WhiteWave Foods, a large corporation who also owns Silk, Horizon, Land O Lakes, and others. WhiteWave is a spinoff of Dean Foods, the 8th largest dairy producer in America.

Both…

It depends on the style and size of the garment but here is a guide to the number of animals that suffer and die for ‘fashion’:Mink 30-70, Rabbit 30-40, Fox 10-20, Chinchilla 30-200, Seal 6-10, Lynx 8-12, Badger 10-12, Otter 10-16, Dog/Cat 15-20, Bobcat 16-22, Raccoon 30-40, Marten 50-60, Sable 60-70, Squirrel 200-400

And more animals die for fur trim.  Fur trim isn’t the ‘leftovers’ from making full length fur coats. It may be only a little fur, but it still represents the painful existence of the animal that died for it.

And let’s NOT forget that leather kills too.

It depends on the style and size of the garment but here is a guide to the number of animals that suffer and die for ‘fashion’:
Mink 30-70, Rabbit 30-40, Fox 10-20, Chinchilla 30-200, Seal 6-10, Lynx 8-12, Badger 10-12, Otter 10-16, Dog/Cat 15-20, Bobcat 16-22, Raccoon 30-40, Marten 50-60, Sable 60-70, Squirrel 200-400

And more animals die for fur trim. Fur trim isn’t the ‘leftovers’ from making full length fur coats. It may be only a little fur, but it still represents the painful existence of the animal that died for it.

And let’s NOT forget that leather kills too.

(Source: onevoiceforanimalrights)

Animal circuses peddle animal cruelty, not family fun. 
A listing of circuses that take a stand against cruelty by not using animals.

Animal circuses peddle animal cruelty, not family fun.
A listing of circuses that take a stand against cruelty by not using animals.

(Source: onevoiceforanimalrights)