When an entirely unnatural lifestyle is so normalized, it may seem easy for one to bring down the concept of veganism. Eating plants is the natural way for humans to thrive and minimize disease, but you may argue that we already go against the grain of nature by driving cars and living in brick buildings, and that we certainly don’t thrive upon chasing a false consumerist society. So if we already engage in so many unnatural actives that drain us and bring us down, why should it matter if we add one more to the list? Animals kill animals. That’s nature, right?
..we’re not wild, and furthermore, we don’t need meat/eggs/milk from other species regardless. Not only do we not need them, they actually make us sick.
But let’s go with the classic stereotyped situation for a moment: the lion and the gazelle. That’s all we see on nature documentaries, isn’t it? Animals hunting animals. We’re supposed to believe that we should do the same because animal agriculture sells. But the lion is hunting because it needs meat to live. The gazelle is running because it values its life, right up to the last breath. Some days the gazelle may get lucky and live to see another day, but usually it will die in the chase. However, the important thing about this occurrence is that both animals are allowed the right to be what they are for every moment of their lives. Our warped culture of farming, keeping and using animals is selfish exploitation. The mass slaughter and the cruelty are only part of how we are at fault here; what we take away from other animals is the right to live out their natural existence and be what they are.
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☆ G I V E A W A Y! ☆
Inspired by the challenge I set myself recently (this one), I’d like to give away this super-chunky ‘quotable journal’. It’s just over 8 inches square and an inch thick. Plenty of space to jot down ideas, thoughts and goals on the thick ruled pages. The photo is kind of poop; the journal is not :p
Start date: 26th September 2014
End date: 1st October 2014 at 19:00 (BST)
1. Like = 1 entry
2. Reblog = 1 entry
3. Max. 2 entries per person to keep it fair :)
On October 1st I’ll check the notes for this post and pick out a name at random. Then I’ll post the username of the winner and send them a message (make sure your inbox is open!). This giveaway is open to everyone!
PLEASE NOTE: I’ll need an address to send the journal out to if you win. Happy to ship anywhere in the world (:
Good luck if you decide to enter!
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Getting some energy in early on Day 1 with a big honeydew melon (might have munched a massive punnet of grapes too :p)
Key nutritional content for this meal of 1 medium-sized honeydew melon (though I tend to have two for a meal normally):
- PROTEIN: 5.1 g (overall)
- LIPIDS: 0.3 g omega-3
- VITAMINS: 0.4 mg B1, 4 mg B3, 1.5 mg B5, 0.8 mg B6, 180.5 µg folate, 475 IU vitamin A, 171 mg vitamin C, 27.6 µg vitamin K
- MINERALS: 0.2 mg copper, 1.6 mg iron, 95 mg magnesium, 104 mg phosphorus, 2166 mg potassium
Also contains lower levels of: B2, manganese, selenium, sodium and zinc.
what is the 100 days challenge? :)
It’s a challenge I’ve set myself to conclude 2014 with some really positive changes. As of tomorrow, there will be 100 days until the end of the year, and I want to see how much I can achieve in this time. More info here :)