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The Israeli calf that started a mass tattoo movement: In the past few months, Calf 269 has become known far and wide. Hundreds of people around the world are tattooing the animal’s ID number on their body, and ten of them have branded the number on their skin with white-hot steel (as is done to calves destined for the meat industry). Unexpectedly, the 269life movement, established originally by activists in Israel to generate identification with an individual animal in the faceless food industry, has become one of the most-talked about and viral animal-rights groups in the world. Read more.
i posted this, but was messaged and told that this group appropriates the struggles of Jewish people, rape and abuse survivors, and people of color to further their cause so i took it down and edited this post. FYFV holds a firm belief that the forced rape and impregnation of non-human animals is a feminist issue and that it’s speciesist to argue that talking about the rape of all animals as injustice negates the experience of human rape survivors. however, as white folks, we don’t think it’s our place to use the stories of people of color or oppressed ethnicities to discuss animal liberation. additionally, we are against the state of Israel and for Palestinian autonomy. i can’t speak for the 269life movement because i don’t have enough information, but this article appears to be written by an Israeli newspaper, and if 269life is a Zionist movement i want nothing to do with it.
recently, in my job, i’ve been around a lot of meat and cheese. and now, tonight, my roommate is baking a pizza so the entire apartment smells like cheese. it’s been sad and frustrating. i’ve been struggling with cravings and then i’m disgusted that i’m even experiencing those cravings in the first place. i’m confident that i will never eat animal products, but i watched this video as a way to check in with myself and my veganism.
what are ways that you remind yourself of your commitment to animal liberation?
this is exactly what i do. when i have a craving for something that won’t go away, i watch videos about where it comes from. it always works. i also try to substitute it with something vegan, but there are some things that are just lost forever and that can be okay because animals’ lives are more important than my tastebuds.
A bear sits alone in a pit in an utterly depressing Kaliningrad zoo. 2001, by Peter Marlow
Bear enclosure in a zoo 2012 UK. All zoos in the UK are like this now thanks to zoo licensing and inspections. Also EAZA regulate zoos in Europe concentrating on conservation. One of the requirements on zoo license inspection forms is that:
providing each animal with an environment well adapted to meet the physical, psychological and social needs of the species to which it belongs
natural feeding behaviour been
adequately considered to ensure that all animals have access to food and drink
Does accommodation appear adequately to meet the biological and behavioural needs of the animals
Is physical contact between animals and the public consistent with the animals’ welfare
Is the zoo participating in at
least one of the following: (i) research from which conservation
benefits accrue to species of wild animals?
These are all requirements for a Zoo License. Zoos aren’t all bad.
By definition, all zoos are bad. Zoos are first and foremost a business. They keep animals captive within inferior facsimiles of their natural environments, no matter how pleasing they may look to us, and display them to the public in order to turn a profit. Animals are not commodities to be used for our own amusement. Whatever apparent benefits zoos claim to provide for animals, they nowhere near make up for all the bad they do.
So reblog if you’re vegan!!!
- The resources used in animal agriculture are devastating compared to plant-based agriculture, meaning less abundance of resources and thus higher rate of starvation. Many of these resources are taken from poorer countries in order to keep the western animal agriculture industry afloat.
- You can care about more than one thing at a time
- Asking people to do the right thing does not infringe on their rights, especially when the actions they are defending are infringing on the rights of others
- It is one of the highest human rights concerns today
- Even outside of food production, it’s still a huge human rights issue
- “It’s too expensive” is a completely bullshit argument
can we please put this argument to rest?
Awesome kids protesting against bullfighting in Peru!
So far the “yes” is winning in regards to calf roping at the Calgary Stampede.
Can we tumblr bomb this please?
god i fucking hate people. THERE ARE OTHER FORMS OF ENTERTAINMENT THAT DON’T INVOLVE HURTING/MURDERING A FUCKING ANIMAL.
Please vote “no” here everyone.
Bears held captive in bile farms often go on hunger strikes, their only means of escape from the conditions.
….Consider wildlife campaigner Louis Ng’s visit to a Laotian bile farm in 2009. There he encountered a female bear lying motionless in a cage. The owner of the farm explained to Ng that the bear was refusing food and was starving herself to death. This kind of behavior was not uncommon, he explained. This bear was on the 10th day of her “hunger strike” and had been left outside, likely dry of bile, to meet her inevitable end.After a few minutes sitting with the bear and mourning her fleeting life, Ng watched as her paw limply reached out from a hole in the cage toward his hand, as if she wanted to hold it. Filled with emotion, Ng gave it to her. They sat there, hand in paw, for several minutes. Ng described her eyes as filled with both anguish and gentleness. It was a moment he would never forget….