myvegansoul:

omadesalasvegan:

veganvibez:

FRIENDS, NOT FOOD

Give a child an apple and a chicken…the child will most likely hug the chicken and share the apple with the chicken.

THIS IS SO PRECIOUS !!

SQUEALING

Yet another beaut of a cupcake from this amazing brand! So good they had all my non-vegan co-workers practically drooling over them and being all like ‘How is this vegan?? It’s so good!!’ And even Fat Gay Vegan says they’re the best vegan cake in Europe soooo that makes it law tbh.
This one’s chocolate and peanut butter flavour. They’re currently only available in the Fulham Whole Foods store so get your vegan butts down there stat!

Yet another beaut of a cupcake from this amazing brand! So good they had all my non-vegan co-workers practically drooling over them and being all like ‘How is this vegan?? It’s so good!!’ And even Fat Gay Vegan says they’re the best vegan cake in Europe soooo that makes it law tbh.

This one’s chocolate and peanut butter flavour. They’re currently only available in the Fulham Whole Foods store so get your vegan butts down there stat!

Back to an old favourite - sautéed veggies and veggie sausages mixed with hummus and served in lettuce wraps.

Back to an old favourite - sautéed veggies and veggie sausages mixed with hummus and served in lettuce wraps.

Lil’ Whole Foods shop. It’s ok to start on Easter choc now, right?

Lil’ Whole Foods shop. It’s ok to start on Easter choc now, right?

A message from Anonymous
I have a legitimate question because I am purely curious and its honestly something i don't understand. If humans are meant to be vegans and only eat veggies and plants and stuff. Why do we have canine teeth? I was under the impression that if something is purely meant to be herbivores that all of their teeth are flat?? I'm not trying to be disrespectful, I honestly don't understand.
A reply from vegasmo

If you could, use those teeth to eat a cow raw and digest her flesh and blood without cooking it.

In order to consume animals we first have to use weapons, tools and means of disinfecting the flesh and fully cooking it to kill any bacteria or parasites.

A lion doesn’t need to do that.

Then when it comes to consumption of flesh and blood it has to be eaten in moderation otherwise we stand a severely high risk of heart disease and other terminal health risks.

A lion doesn’t need to worry about that.

Meanwhile you can easily eat as much fruit as you can possibly stomach and there can never and will never be any danger to it.

We are far more apt to eating vegan than we are consuming corpses.

Tofu scramble with sautéed veggies all wrapped up in a tortilla.

Tofu scramble with sautéed veggies all wrapped up in a tortilla.

veganresources:

Have Humans Adapted to Eating Meat and Does it Even Matter?
It is a question I’ve answered many times on this blog, so I decided it deserved its own post.
From Huffington Post article, Shattering the Meat Myth:

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine President Dr. Neal Barnard says in his book, The Power of Your Plate, in which he explains that “early humans had diets very much like other great apes, which is to say a largely plant-based diet, drawing on foods we can pick with our hands. Research suggests that meat-eating probably began by scavenging—eating the leftovers that carnivores had left behind. However, our bodies have never adapted to it. To this day, meat-eaters have a higher incidence of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other problems.”
There is no more authoritative source on anthropological issues than paleontologist Dr. Richard Leakey, who explains what anyone who has taken an introductory physiology course might have discerned intuitively—that humans are herbivores. Leakey notes that “[y]ou can’t tear flesh by hand, you can’t tear hide by hand…. We wouldn’t have been able to deal with food source that required those large canines” (although we have teeth that are called “canines,” they bear little resemblance to the canines of carnivores).
In fact, our hands are perfect for grabbing and picking fruits and vegetables. Similarly, like the intestines of other herbivores, ours are very long (carnivores have short intestines so they can quickly get rid of all that rotting flesh they eat). We don’t have sharp claws to seize and hold down prey. And most of us (hopefully) lack the instinct that would drive us to chase and then kill animals and devour their raw carcasses. Dr. Milton Mills builds on these points and offers dozens more in his essay, “A Comparative Anatomy of Eating.”
The point is this: Thousands of years ago when we were hunter-gatherers, we may have needed a bit of meat in our diets in times of scarcity, but we don’t need it now. Says Dr. William C. Roberts, editor of the American Journal of Cardiology, “Although we think we are, and we act as if we are, human beings are not natural carnivores. When we kill animals to eat them, they end up killing us, because their flesh, which contains cholesterol and saturated fat, was never intended for human beings, who are natural herbivores.”

If humans were “designed” to eat meat, why is it that most of our leading causes of death are directly linked to the ingestion of animal proteins (yes, even when it’s organic, boiled and skinless)? Why are vegans generally healthier and live longer lives? Doesn’t sound like our bodies have adapted too well to these products yet, if they’re still killing us. I’ve never heard of a lion with high cholesterol, after all.
Here’s a chart of our anatomy, based on this study:

Notice how we compare. It seems safe to conclude through modern research, that we have indeed developed to be herbivores (specifically, frugivores).
But does any of our evolutionary background even matter in terms of modern-day veganism? I would say no. Since it is apparent that humans can thrive on a plant-based diet, it seems entirely irrelevant what we may have adapted to eating in the past.
So the question isn’t ‘is meat healthy’? (it isn’t) or ‘did our ancestors eat meat’? (they didn’t) or ‘do our bodies align with meat-eaters’? (they don’t). The question is ‘if we can live long, healthy lives without animal products (we can), why do we continue to exploit and abuse sentient, feeling beings?’ The answer is in the hands of carnists because I can’t see any way to justify it. Maybe they think “humane" meat is better, but if the whole process of breeding, enslaving, and killing animals is unnecessary (and actually, very unhealthy) why defend it at all?

veganresources:

Have Humans Adapted to Eating Meat and Does it Even Matter?

It is a question I’ve answered many times on this blog, so I decided it deserved its own post.

From Huffington Post article, Shattering the Meat Myth:

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine President Dr. Neal Barnard says in his book, The Power of Your Plate, in which he explains that “early humans had diets very much like other great apes, which is to say a largely plant-based diet, drawing on foods we can pick with our hands. Research suggests that meat-eating probably began by scavenging—eating the leftovers that carnivores had left behind. However, our bodies have never adapted to it. To this day, meat-eaters have a higher incidence of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other problems.”

There is no more authoritative source on anthropological issues than paleontologist Dr. Richard Leakey, who explains what anyone who has taken an introductory physiology course might have discerned intuitively—that humans are herbivores. Leakey notes that “[y]ou can’t tear flesh by hand, you can’t tear hide by hand…. We wouldn’t have been able to deal with food source that required those large canines” (although we have teeth that are called “canines,” they bear little resemblance to the canines of carnivores).

In fact, our hands are perfect for grabbing and picking fruits and vegetables. Similarly, like the intestines of other herbivores, ours are very long (carnivores have short intestines so they can quickly get rid of all that rotting flesh they eat). We don’t have sharp claws to seize and hold down prey. And most of us (hopefully) lack the instinct that would drive us to chase and then kill animals and devour their raw carcasses. Dr. Milton Mills builds on these points and offers dozens more in his essay, “A Comparative Anatomy of Eating.”

The point is this: Thousands of years ago when we were hunter-gatherers, we may have needed a bit of meat in our diets in times of scarcity, but we don’t need it now. Says Dr. William C. Roberts, editor of the American Journal of Cardiology, “Although we think we are, and we act as if we are, human beings are not natural carnivores. When we kill animals to eat them, they end up killing us, because their flesh, which contains cholesterol and saturated fat, was never intended for human beings, who are natural herbivores.”

If humans were “designed” to eat meat, why is it that most of our leading causes of death are directly linked to the ingestion of animal proteins (yes, even when it’s organic, boiled and skinless)? Why are vegans generally healthier and live longer lives? Doesn’t sound like our bodies have adapted too well to these products yet, if they’re still killing us. I’ve never heard of a lion with high cholesterol, after all.

Here’s a chart of our anatomy, based on this study:

Notice how we compare. It seems safe to conclude through modern research, that we have indeed developed to be herbivores (specifically, frugivores).

But does any of our evolutionary background even matter in terms of modern-day veganism? I would say no. Since it is apparent that humans can thrive on a plant-based diet, it seems entirely irrelevant what we may have adapted to eating in the past.

So the question isn’t ‘is meat healthy’? (it isn’t) or ‘did our ancestors eat meat’? (they didn’t) or ‘do our bodies align with meat-eaters’? (they don’t). The question is ‘if we can live long, healthy lives without animal products (we can), why do we continue to exploit and abuse sentient, feeling beings?’ The answer is in the hands of carnists because I can’t see any way to justify it. Maybe they think “humane" meat is better, but if the whole process of breeding, enslaving, and killing animals is unnecessary (and actually, very unhealthy) why defend it at all?

The new Fulham Whole Foods is ooooopen!! And stocking this amazing brand of vegan cakes which makes me a very happy herbivore indeed. Like the badges on my work lanyard? :D

generalfactotom:

calliopesmuse:

glencocobro:

sizvideos:

Watch Honey Maid’s awesome answer about the backlash they received 

so powerful

This is beautiful and perfect and EXACTLY as the world should be.

YES

One of the new vegan cake things being stocked by Whole Foods. We’ve scouted as far as Barcelona!

One of the new vegan cake things being stocked by Whole Foods. We’ve scouted as far as Barcelona!

Nutty tofu burger in a wrap with sautéed veggies, hummus, guacamole and ketchup. Yummy dinner 😋

Nutty tofu burger in a wrap with sautéed veggies, hummus, guacamole and ketchup. Yummy dinner 😋

the-vegan-librarian:

staycalmhavehope:

tveitjolras:

reallytryingtoohard:

ravingtangent:

prvrtspeak

CATS AND THEIR MATCHING BUNNIES

BUNNIES AND THEIR MATCHING CATS

The bottom middle one is the best because the cat looks like it was just told it accidentally fathered a litter of bunnies.

this may be the best thing I’ve ever seen

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elizabeth-antoinette:

This is perfect, lol. Repost from @compassionco. #GoVegan

elizabeth-antoinette:

This is perfect, lol. Repost from @compassionco. #GoVegan