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    Animal rights: you’re doing it wrong.First of all, if animal abuse pisses you off more than abuse of actual human beings, then you are a terrible person. At the very least, you should consider them equally bad. It’s like that scene in Community where Britta says “I can excuse racism, but I draw the line at animal cruelty,” and then Shirley says incredulously, “You can excuse racism?”There is a long and storied history of privileged white folks completely missing the point and making dumb comments that ignore the very real struggles of oppressed groups (See: pretty much everything PETA does).And yeah, I know that people like to point out the POC, women, LGBTQ people, and other oppressed groups who make those comparisons, and that’s fine. They can make those comparisons. Alice Walker can make the comparison between factory farming and slavery as much as she wants, because she has ancestors who were sold as chattel. I, as a white man whose ancestors may very well have owned some of those same people, cannot make that comparison. Israeli vegan activists can tattoo themselves with numbers to compare animal abuse to the Holocaust because they lost family members in the concentration camps. I, as a Gentile who has no personal connection to the Shoah, cannot make that comparison.And if I were dumb enough to make those comparisons, I would be severely  criticized for it… and for good reason. Animal abuse is not the same as the Holocaust, or the Atlantic slave trade, or the rape and murder of indigenous Americans, or any other horrible thing that has happened to humans in the course of our history. To quote something ryanvoid once said:

They are both fucked up situations, but they are not the SAME fucked up situation.

Besides, if you’re going to say something that paints vegans/vegetarians in a bad light, the least you can do is actually be a vegan/vegetarian. Comments like yours are the sort of stuff that makes us look bad, and you’re not even one of us. 99% of the vegan/vegetarian/animal rights activists I know are sincere, compassionate people who try their best to not be assholes and who are aware of the intersectionality between the animal rights movement and broader kyriarchy. It’s that last little bit that gets the most attention, however, and makes the rest of us look like assholes. Comments like yours certainly don’t help.So yeah, go home and make yourself a big ol’ plate of bacon and feel good about the brave stance you took for animal rights, and let the rest of us catch all the heat for your ridiculous comments the next time we order a salad at a steakhouse. (“Why are you so preachy?” “But meat tastes good!” “Privilege denier!”)

    Animal rights: you’re doing it wrong.

    First of all, if animal abuse pisses you off more than abuse of actual human beings, then you are a terrible person. At the very least, you should consider them equally bad.

    It’s like that scene in Community where Britta says “I can excuse racism, but I draw the line at animal cruelty,” and then Shirley says incredulously, “You can excuse racism?”

    There is a long and storied history of privileged white folks completely missing the point and making dumb comments that ignore the very real struggles of oppressed groups (See: pretty much everything PETA does).

    And yeah, I know that people like to point out the POC, women, LGBTQ people, and other oppressed groups who make those comparisons, and that’s fine. They can make those comparisons. Alice Walker can make the comparison between factory farming and slavery as much as she wants, because she has ancestors who were sold as chattel. I, as a white man whose ancestors may very well have owned some of those same people, cannot make that comparison. Israeli vegan activists can tattoo themselves with numbers to compare animal abuse to the Holocaust because they lost family members in the concentration camps. I, as a Gentile who has no personal connection to the Shoah, cannot make that comparison.

    And if I were dumb enough to make those comparisons, I would be severely  criticized for it… and for good reason. Animal abuse is not the same as the Holocaust, or the Atlantic slave trade, or the rape and murder of indigenous Americans, or any other horrible thing that has happened to humans in the course of our history. To quote something ryanvoid once said:

    They are both fucked up situations, but they are not the SAME fucked up situation.

    Besides, if you’re going to say something that paints vegans/vegetarians in a bad light, the least you can do is actually be a vegan/vegetarian. Comments like yours are the sort of stuff that makes us look bad, and you’re not even one of us.

    99% of the vegan/vegetarian/animal rights activists I know are sincere, compassionate people who try their best to not be assholes and who are aware of the intersectionality between the animal rights movement and broader kyriarchy. It’s that last little bit that gets the most attention, however, and makes the rest of us look like assholes. Comments like yours certainly don’t help.

    So yeah, go home and make yourself a big ol’ plate of bacon and feel good about the brave stance you took for animal rights, and let the rest of us catch all the heat for your ridiculous comments the next time we order a salad at a steakhouse. (“Why are you so preachy?” “But meat tastes good!” “Privilege denier!”)

     
  2. ianishollywood:

feministsbakecupcakestoo:

unknowablewoman:

This makes me happy.

Unpopular opinion time: I don’t like lentils.

I like lentils when done very well, but fuck that ideology.

I believe that veg*nism is a wonderful thing to aspire to. I believe that it’s the healthiest, most ethical, and most environmentally sound diet. I believe everyone who is able to follow it should.
I also believe that veg*ns who ignore the huge role that privilege plays in their dietary choices are fucking dbags.
Oh, and lentils are fucking delicious.

    ianishollywood:

    feministsbakecupcakestoo:

    unknowablewoman:

    This makes me happy.

    Unpopular opinion time: I don’t like lentils.

    I like lentils when done very well, but fuck that ideology.

    I believe that veg*nism is a wonderful thing to aspire to. I believe that it’s the healthiest, most ethical, and most environmentally sound diet. I believe everyone who is able to follow it should.

    I also believe that veg*ns who ignore the huge role that privilege plays in their dietary choices are fucking dbags.

    Oh, and lentils are fucking delicious.

     
  3. Fat Vegan? Wear it proudly, baby!

    vegansaurus:

    They’re badges that express your fat veg pride! Yes! Now, that says “fat vegetarian,” which you can get if you’re an alright fat vegetarian, but if you’re an awesome fat vegan, just make the request at checkout and she’ll make you a fat vegan badge in whatever color your little piggy heart desires. I’m buying them all and wearing them at the same time because I’m extra fat and awesome! 

    I found the link to these through the most excellent latest Chickpea magazine! We love them and you should read the whole thing because it’s wonderful. Great recipes, stories, and I have about 15 things bookmarked from their gift guide. I know it’s January 2nd but it’s never too early to start thinking about what you’re buying me for Valentine’s Day. Sexy, sexy! 

    Remember: just because PETA is fat-shaming doesn’t mean all all veg*ns are!

     
  4. This is a warning that there is a systemic problem, not just at one barn or one location.
    — Former FDA food safety chief David Acheson • Discussing the situation at Sparboe Farms, the main producer of McDonald’s eggs — well, until now. See, thanks in large part to an undercover video shot by animal rights organization Mercy for Animals (which will air on ABC News’ “20/20” and “World News Tonight” Friday night), the company dropped the egg supplier. According to the company, “the behavior on tape is disturbing and completely unacceptable.” If you have the stomach for it, you can see the video over here, but it’s not for the faint of heart. It’s as bad as you’d expect, considering the buildup. source (viafollow)
     
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  6. 15:34 12th May 2011

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    Reblogged from stfuconservatives

    Tags: hitlervegetarianism

    stfuconservatives:

liberalchristian:

icansavetheworld:

Hitler was also a dog lover. So by using this logic, all dog owners are bent out on committing genocide, right?
ONCE AGAIN, IDIOTS CAUGHT IN A LIE! 

 I dunno, I feel like, sure, a vegetarian might kill me, but at least they wouldn’t eat me afterwards. Those are the kind of concerns that could keep you awake at night.

What site are these things coming from??? “Hypocritical and nonsensical privileged douchebags united”???

Not only is this a textbook example of fallacious reasoning:
All dogs are mammals.
I am a mammal.
Therefore, I am a dog.
It is also factually wrong.  The vegetarian myth was designed by Joseph Goebbels in order to portray Hitler as an ascetic who decided to forgo worldly pleasures in order to serve his people.  In addition to being a vegetarian, Hitler supposedly abstained from smoking, drinking, and sex.  None of these is true, either. In The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler, Robert Payne writes:
 

"In fact, [Hitler] was remarkably self-indulgent and possessed none of the instincts of the ascetic. His cook… produced exquisite meals and acted as court jester. Although Hitler had no fondness for meat except in the form of sausages, and never ate fish, he enjoyed caviar."

Other items on Hitler’s menu included ham, liver, and game meat.  He also took injections that had ingredients like testicles, adrenal glands, and placenta.  So yeah… not exactly a strict vegetarian.

    stfuconservatives:

    liberalchristian:

    icansavetheworld:

    Hitler was also a dog lover. So by using this logic, all dog owners are bent out on committing genocide, right?

    ONCE AGAIN, IDIOTS CAUGHT IN A LIE! 

     I dunno, I feel like, sure, a vegetarian might kill me, but at least they wouldn’t eat me afterwards. Those are the kind of concerns that could keep you awake at night.

    What site are these things coming from??? “Hypocritical and nonsensical privileged douchebags united”???

    Not only is this a textbook example of fallacious reasoning:

    1. All dogs are mammals.
    2. I am a mammal.
    3. Therefore, I am a dog.

    It is also factually wrong.  The vegetarian myth was designed by Joseph Goebbels in order to portray Hitler as an ascetic who decided to forgo worldly pleasures in order to serve his people.  In addition to being a vegetarian, Hitler supposedly abstained from smoking, drinking, and sex.  None of these is true, either. In The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler, Robert Payne writes:

    "In fact, [Hitler] was remarkably self-indulgent and possessed none of the instincts of the ascetic. His cook… produced exquisite meals and acted as court jester. Although Hitler had no fondness for meat except in the form of sausages, and never ate fish, he enjoyed caviar."

    Other items on Hitler’s menu included ham, liver, and game meat.  He also took injections that had ingredients like testicles, adrenal glands, and placenta.  So yeah… not exactly a strict vegetarian.

     
  7. azspot:

    Outspoken vegetarian Paul McCartney is urging India to declare a national Vegetarian Day to celebrate meat-free living and compassion toward animals.

    Rock stars. Is there anything they don’t know?

     
  8. Becoming a vegetarian is not merely a symbolic gesture. Nor is it an attempt to isolate oneself from the ugly realities of the world, to keep oneself pure and so without responsibility for the cruelty and carnage all around. Becoming a vegetarian is the most practical and effective step one can take toward ending both the killing of nonhuman animals and the infliction of suffering upon them
    — Peter Singer