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Hello! My name is Megan, an 18-year-old ocean activist living in Miami, Florida. Going to a school across the street from an amazing view of the ocean, I have found myself ever-so enthralled in its seemingly infinite beauty. I've also realized the desperate state the ocean is in from society's poor choices--things like over-fishing, illegal whaling, and, you guessed it, pollution.

Most people these days are concerned with "going green" and are determined to make their lives more eco-friendly. What many fail to realize is that while being green is admirable, something far larger is at stake from mankind's poor choices than the soil on which we walk, and that is the ocean. Perhaps we should all change our way of thinking and try on an outfit of a different color--blue.

After all; if the oceans die, we die.

Felony Animal Cruelty Warrants Issued Following MFA's Undercover Investigation at Texas Calf Factory Farm →

Hidden-camera video secretly shot at a Texas factory farm by an undercover investigator with  Mercy For Animals has led to cruelty to animals charges against the owner and workers at E6 Cattle Co. The video shows workers bashing in the skulls of calves with hammers and pickaxes, dragging them by their ears, standing on their necks, and neglecting them to die without proper veterinary care.

"We commend the Castro County District Attorney and Sheriff’s Office for taking swift and decisive action in bringing these animal abusers to justice," said Nathan Runkle, Executive Director of Mercy For Animals. "Let this case be a wake-up call to the dairy industry that cruelty to animals will not be tolerated."

AWESOME WORK, MFA! 

— 2 years ago with 2 notes
#mercy for animals  #mfa  #animal  #animal rights  #dairy  #dairy cow  #dairy industry  #industry  #cow  #veal  #cruel  #cruelty  #factory farm  #factory farming  #farming  #farm  #felony  #cattle 

My mom clearly does not understand what the word 'vegan' means.

Mom:I bought you some Cheetos. I thought you could take those in your lunch this week.
Me:I can't eat Cheetos.
Mom:Yes you can!
Me:No I can't!
Mom:Why not?
Me:Um, let's see. There's CHEESE.
(Mind you, I have not eaten cheese since October...)
— 2 years ago with 5 notes
#vegan  #cheetos  #cheese  #dairy  #cow  #food 
"My perspective of veganism was most affected by learning that the veal calf is a by-product of dairying, and that in essence there is a slice of veal in every glass of what I had thought was an innocuous white liquid - milk."
Rynn Berry, qtd. in Joanne Stepaniak, The Vegan Sourcebook
— 2 years ago with 2 notes
#rynn berry  #joanne stepaniak  #the vegan sourcebook  #quote  #vegan  #veganism  #veal  #calf  #cow  #dairy industry  #dairy  #milk  #cruel  #cruelty  #slaughter  #murder  #vegetarian 

Forks Over Knives - Official Trailer

"What every human being should do is eat a vegetarian diet based on whole foods. Period. That’s it. Animal protein is bad for you. Dairy is bad for you. Forget the ads: Milk and eggs are bad for you." -Roger Ebert

(Source: forksoverknives.com)

— 2 years ago with 17 notes
#forks over knives  #roger ebert  #movie  #review  #vegetarian  #vegan  #diet  #whole foods  #animal protein  #animal  #protein  #meat  #dairy  #milk  #eggs  #nutrition  #health  #healthy  #unhealthy  #advertisement 
Veganism is Not a Sacrifice →

"Many consider veganism to be an exercise in self-denial and self-sacrifice, but the opposite is true: Using animals and consuming animal products is an unjust and often violent taking. To consider veganism a sacrifice is to believe that we have a right to use and abuse animals any way we choose. Veganism cannot be a sacrifice because it’s not about giving up meat, eggs and dairy; it’s about not taking someone else’s life and liberty.

More simply, it’s not a sacrifice to give up something that wasn’t ever rightfully yours.

Couldn’t agree more.

— 2 years ago with 40 notes
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