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manicbotanic:

I, for one, welcome our future Indian-Chinese lesbian cyborg president.

manicbotanic:

I, for one, welcome our future Indian-Chinese lesbian cyborg president.

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thestreetphilosopher:

Ken Wilber on compassion.

thestreetphilosopher:

Ken Wilber on compassion.

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dramaticfuckery:

‘The Daily Show”s Jessica Williams makes Paper's 'Beautiful People' List for 2014. Photographed by Harper Smith.

dramaticfuckery:

The Daily Show”s Jessica Williams makes Paper's 'Beautiful People' List for 2014. Photographed by Harper Smith.

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whiteguiltconfessionals:

Booost.
ALL Ferguson Voters have the power to make this happen! Make it go viral and share!
Knowledge is power.
-M

whiteguiltconfessionals:

Booost.

ALL Ferguson Voters have the power to make this happen! Make it go viral and share!

Knowledge is power.

-M

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Today is National Remind Your Fellow White Feminists That the 19th Amendment Only Gave White Women the Right to Vote Day

youngblackandvegan:

the-goddamazon:

And that their white feminist faves explicitly stated that they were not including Black women or WOC in the right to vote, just themselves.

Friendly reminder to the yt females

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revolucionvegana:

A year ago, this little guy was saved from the dairy industry.
His twin brother wasn’t that lucky.
Reject speciesism.

thedragondancer said: Do you have any reliable sources for why animal testing is unnecessary to progress science?

adviceforvegans:

Besides the fact that it’s ethically barbaric, I would like to share the facts with you that have brought me to the conclusion that animal testing is a waste of time.

-In the book Vivisection Unveiled  Dr John Carpenter explains that less than 2% of human illnesses (1.16%) are ever seen in animals. Over 98% never affect animals.

-According to the former scientific executive of Huntingdon Life Sciences, animal tests and human results agree “5%-25% of the time.”

-Among the hundreds of techniques available instead of animal experiments, cell culture toxicology methods give accuracy rates of 80-85% as explained in the MEIC Evaluation of Acute Systemic Toxicity. 

-92% of drugs passed by animal tests immediately fail when first tried on humans because they’re useless, dangerous or both. This is revealed in the 1998 book Nature Biotechnology. 

-The two most common illnesses in the Western world are lung cancer from smoking and heart disease. Neither can be reproduced in lab animals as published in Smoking: New York Times and Heart disease: Animal Models in Cardiovascular Research.

-A 2004 survey of doctors in the UK- commissioned by patient safety group Europeans for medical progress- showed that 83% wanted an independent scientific evaluation of whether animal experiments had relevance to human patients. Less than 1 in 4 (21%) had more confidence in animal tests than in non-animal methods.

-In the Drug Metabolism reviews, it’s said that rats are 37% effective in identifying what causes cancer to humans – less use than guessing. The experimenters said: “we would have been better off to have tossed a coin.” 

-Rodents are the animals almost always used in cancer research. They never get carcinomas, the human form of cancer, which affects membranes (eg lung cancer). Their sarcomas affect bone and connective tissue. The two are completely different. This was published in World Medicine Volume 79.

-Volume 298 of Science Magazine said the results from animal tests are routinely altered radically by diet, light, noise, temperature, lab staff and bedding. Bedding differences caused cancer rates of over 90% and almost zero in the same strain of mice at different labs.

-Page 41 of Vivisection Unveiled says that gender differences among lab animals can cause contradictory results. This does not correspond with humans.

-AP Fletcher revealed that 75% of side effects identified in animals never occur.

-Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics said that over half of side effects cannot be detected in lab animals.

-Vioxx was shown to protect the heart of mice, dogs, monkeys and other lab animals. It was linked to heart attacks and strokes in up to 139,000 humans. This was revealed in Current Opinions in Lipidology.

-Science Volume 297 said that genetically modified animals are not like humans. The mdx mouse is supposed to have muscular dystrophy, but the muscles regenerate with no treatment.

-The Journal of the American Medical Association published that genetically Modified (GM) animal, the CF- mouse, never gets fluid infections in the lungs – the cause of death for 95% of human cystic fibrosis patients.

-The Journal of the American Medical Association also said that in America, 106,000 deaths a year are attributed to reactions to medical drugs.

-Nature Medicine 2000 revealed that each year, 2.1 million Americans are hospitalised as a result of medical treatment.

-In the UK an estimated 70,000 people are killed or severely disabled every year by unexpected reactions to drugs. All these drugs have passed animal tests. Earl Baldwin published this.

-Professor Hoff at the congress of clinical medicine said that in the UKs House Of Lords, questions have been asked regarding why unexpected reactions to drugs (which passed animal tests) kill more people than cancer.

-A German doctor’s congress Munchner concluded that 6% of fatal illnesses and 25% of organic illness are caused by medicines. All have been animal tested.

-Munchner also concluded that according to a thorough study, 88% of stillbirths are caused by drugs which passed animal tests.

-Developmental Toxicology said that 70% of drugs which cause human birth defects are safe in pregnant monkeys.

-Volume 19 of Biogenic Amines revealed that 78% of foetus-damaging chemicals can be detected by one non-animal test.

-Thousands of safe products cause birth defects in lab animals – including water, several vitamins, vegetable oils, oxygen and drinking waters. Of more than 1000 substances dangerous in lab animals, over 97% are safe in humans. This was published in Sax’s Dangerous Properties Of Industrial Materials.

-One of the most common lifesaving operations (for ectopic pregnancies) was delayed 40 years by vivisection said the Birmingham Daily Post.

-In The Story Of Medicine by K. Walker, it’s said that blood transfusions were delayed 200 years by animal studies.

-The polio vaccine was delayed 40 years by monkey tests said the Yale University Press in the report The History Of Poliomyelitis.

-The Journal of the American Paraplegic Society published that 30 HIV vaccines, 33 spinal cord damage drugs, and over 700 treatments for stroke have been developed in animals. None work in humans. 

-The Director of Research Defence Society, (which serves only to defend vivisection) was asked if medical progress could have been achieved without animal use. His written reply was “I am sure it could be.”

In conclusion, the practice is not only unethical but obsolete. 

When vivisectionists are asked why they use animals in labs, they tell us it’s because the animals are like us. But when asked why it’s acceptable to do this to animals, they tell us it’s because the animals are not like us.

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tiredestprincess:

i just remembered people with penises can’t have multiple consecutive orgasms ohhjhhh my g OD HAHAHAHHKDFHAH

Well people with vaginas have periods so I think y’all deserve all the orgasms you want

that’s….really sweet… omfg

This post is also inclusive of transgender people this is the most positive post be seen all week

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This entire post made me smile.

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ourspecial said: hi! I (23 yr old white cishet girl, vegan) just found your blog and I'm really excited because I just accepted a job as a vet assistant at a family-run small animal clinic. Do you like your job? Is there any advice you'd care to give me?

myvegansensesaretingling:

Hello! Congrats on the new job! Honestly, there are pros and cons, as with any job. The vet I work for is owned by a big corporation, so I’m sure our experiences are going to be very different.

I have to zip my lips and watch cruelty happen sometimes. Some clients that come in have very obviously abused their pets, and I’m not allowed to say a word. I also have to listen to carnist clients tell me all about how much they ~love~ animals every day, and work with people who care for animals for a living but don’t see a problem with eating animals. And, of course, death is a daily part of my job, and that never gets easy. It can suck.

On the other hand, though, I get to be surrounded by amazing animals and help change their lives for the better. I get to watch animals regain their strength after looking like they might not pull through, and know that I had a hand in their recovery. It’s a powerful, wonderful thing. There’s nothing like going to work every day and being surrounded by animals.

I hope the first part of my answer wasn’t too negative, because it really can be a wonderful job and I don’t want to put anyone off it just because I’ve witnessed cruelty. As for advice… this job requires a tough skin at times. I don’t know if you’ve ever had a job like this before, but if you’re new to it, the death and illness part is going to be incredibly upsetting for the first few months. It really is heartbreaking to watch these innocent creatures suffer, especially as a vegan. Push past that and you’ll find that though it never gets easy, it gets easier. Take comfort in the fact that you have the ability to help. And remember that there are always going to be furry friends nearby to hug when you’re sad.

Thanks so much for answering! What got me the job was the fact that I’ve volunteered at Catskill Animal Sanctuary (look them up, they are awesome) for about four years, so I’m definitely familiar with the cruelty and death parts of it. It truly does suck. The one thing I’ve never done is come face to face with someone surrendering an animal, so we’ll see what happens when I have to be civil to abusers.

The good thing is that the hospital administrator (the practice owner’s son) is vegan, so I’ll have at least one like-minded person in that aspect.

I’ve just been muddling through terrible jobs for a couple years now, so I’m really hoping this one works out well.