2018-07-01

veganism

veganism is a way of living that seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing and any other purpose

links

animal kill counter

evolve your views about eating animals

beginners guide on reddit

wikipedia: animal consciousness

bbc planet earth documentary. can give insights about how complex animal behaviour can be

considerveganism.com

debate vegans on reddit

vegan comfort food

nobody needs to submit to an agenda to eat plants and try plant based comfort food marketed to vegans for culinary reasons

products are more varied, there is not one meat alternative and each soy milk brand tastes differently

there are interesting vegan restaurants and starred chefs

a vegan diet is yet uncommon. there hasnt been the same history and force behind building businesses that make tasty, cheap vegan food ubiquitously available. much is possible

it can potentially be superior to some meat products, as the consistency can be more better, not enclosed in intestines with brown bits like sausages, without gristle, fat, parts of eyes or veins which can regularly be found in cheap meat products especially

things where it might not be obvious that they often contain animal parts

soap

bone china porcelain: contains at least 30% of phosphate derived of animal bone

drugs: for example gelatine coating for pills and powders

beauty products

gummy bears

wine: "popular animal-derived fining agents used in the production of wine include blood and bone marrow, casein (milk protein), chitin (fiber from crustacean shells), egg albumen (derived from egg whites), fish oil, gelatin (protein from boiling animal parts), and isinglass (gelatin from fish bladder membranes)"

notes

suffering is unavoidable with mass meat production globally. the extremely high number of animals raised and killed scales the amount of suffering, even if it would be a small percentage, to an unacceptable amount

the meat industry is big but at the same time suspiciously hidden from consumers

the industry creates negative externalities that are not yet accounted for

humans have not been exclusively carnivores and also not herbivores but omnivores

on a vegan diet you may want to supplement with b12 and d3

vegan meal-replacement beverages can make it easier to be vegan

animal behaviour can be complex. they have families and raise kids, can be sad for life if a family member dies for example

double standards about higher value given to animals that are usually pets. nobody would allow dogs and cats to be treated like industrially used animals are, even though they often have the same extent of emotional capability or intelligence

animals are usually bred specialised by purpose and parts are not shared between different industries

the consumer currently has the most responsibility. buying meat is like contract killing of animals

topics

are animals capable of suffering

quantify the potential suffering

do we always need animals to suffer to survive?

peta kills animals

cameras in slaughterhouses

animal treatment around the world

reduction of resources required for fullfilling human nutrition. required resources for animal food production

what happens to animals, where and how does suffering occur

diseases

by animal type: chickens raised for egg and meat production, cows, required continued pregnancy for milk production. leather, pigs, fur, elephants, rhinos, other

other links

abolitionistvegansociety.org/why-veganism/

animalaid.org.uk/h/n/campaigns/factory/all/578/

animalaid.org.uk/h/n/campaigns/vegetarianism/all/477/

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/cruelty_to_animals

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/dairy_cattle

farmsanctuary.org/learn/factory-farming/dairy/

freefromharm.org/why-vegan/

govegan.org.uk/why-vegan/the-planet/

nationearth documentaries

peta.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/dairy_2d00_milk_2d00_infographic.jpg

vegansociety.com/go-vegan/why-go-vegan


tags: other veganism