🌱 Official Vegan Thread 🌿

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  • https://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/chart-shows-worlds-land-used/

    The 11 million square kilometers used for crops supply more calories and protein for the global population than the almost four-times larger area used for livestock.

    It's a huge waste to plant crops, only to feed them to animals, and then eat those animals.

    Between 18% and 51% of all greenhouse gas emissions are directly attributable to livestock respiration, methane, production of animal products and other relatable sources, this compared to 13% from every form of transportation on the planet combined.

    Animal agribusiness also both uses and pollutes almost half of the Earth's available land and is responsible for over 90% of Amazon rainforest losses. Further, it is the greatest contributor to wildlife habitat destruction, and it is easily the leading cause of species extinction and ocean dead zones.

    Finally, while fracking consumes as much as 140 billion gallons of fresh water annually in the United States, the farming of animals uses at least 34 trillion gallons of fresh water annually.

    This chart shows the disconnect between perceived effect/belief versus the actual fact. As you can see, not eating meat is the singularly most beneficial thing you can do in terms of environmental impact.

    Great documentaries to watch!

    Dominion -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny6aqdFy9SI

    Cowspiracy -- https://www.netflix.com/watch/80033772

    What The Health -- https://www.netflix.com/nl-en/title/80174177

    The Game Changers -- https://gamechangersmovie.com/ Also available on Netflix, but I don't have the link handy right now at work.

    This is just a rough first post but I'll edit it as days go by.

    Mods are gay if they lock this thread.

  • this thread will prob cross my mind when I'm eating some meat today I guess

  • In as f***

  • buu

    this thread will prob cross my mind when I'm eating some meat today I guess

    Let the animals live in peace bro, pls😔

  • Starting my journey. Let’s go. 11:11. ☮️🤞🏿

  • i wanted to be a vegan but chicken is too good

  • blah

    i wanted to be a vegan but chicken is too good

    Your taste justifies killing a living, feeling, being??

  • blah

    i wanted to be a vegan but chicken is too good

    Well hey! Cutting out cows and pigs is a huge step!

    For me it clicked when I was reliving an experience I had when I was a teenager. Few years back I took some acid and was thinking about this time I was high af and found a squirrel that was half stuck underneath my backdoor. It tried to escape my dog but got stuck and my dog just ripped its guts open and ran off.

    So I had to put this creature out his misery and it was so hard. It had me shook. I still ate meat for years after that but reliving it on acid really opened my eyes that deep down I do care. It was like night and day. I woke up the next day and was like "shit guess I'm vegan now" and that was almost four years ago. My only regret is that it took so long to change.

    Everyone moved at their own pace. The important thing is to learn about the consequences of your actions and decide what you can live with.

    As I opened up my ability to empathize with non-human creatures I've found it easier and easier to make changes. Now I bicycle almost everywhere to reduce the pollution my lifestyle causes. I only buy used clothes because the garment industry is held up by what are essentially slaves. I want to be on the right side of history in as many ways as possible.

    Sorry for the rambling haha xD

  • I’m pretty much there except for chicken breast. So hard to cut out for dietary reasons. But def support the movement

  • IKARUS2020

    Your taste justifies killing a living, feeling, being??

    i eat a lot of chicken so idk what i'd replace it with. I'm pretty picky.

  • Already have an official vegan thread. Lock please.

  • blah

    i eat a lot of chicken so idk what i'd replace it with. I'm pretty picky.

    Give tempeh and seitan a shot. Good macros in both.

  • Mos Bit

    Already have an official vegan thread. Lock please.

    Other one is dogshit this is the real one.

  • Plants

    Other one is dogshit this is the real one.

    Why

  • Mos Bit

    Why

    It just is. I'll be putting in mad effort. The other one will fall to the wayside. And there won't be as many vegan threads that offend your delicate sensibilities.

  • Plants

    It just is. I'll be putting in mad effort. The other one will fall to the wayside. And there won't be as many vegan threads that offend your delicate sensibilities.

    Ok great so it's just spam. Got it.

  • i've started eating more veggie friendly products i can't make the full transition atm money is tight but i try my best.

    Veggie Burgers

  • Drogon

    i've started eating more veggie friendly products i can't make the full transition atm money is tight but i try my best.

    Veggie Burgers

    Bless

  • Hope to one day make the transition, feel like veganism is the future. I’m not mentally ready to do it at the moment though

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    Mos Bit

    Ok great so it's just spam. Got it.

    Yeah thats totally spam.

    Just give it a rest man. Whole point of me making this thread is to consolidate the topic.

  • Grif

    Hope to one day make the transition, feel like veganism is the future. I’m not mentally ready to do it at the moment though

    Wishing you the strength to get through whatever it is you're going through. <3

  • there’s a vegan girl in ma psych class and she baaaaaddd

  • I actually surprisingly have enjoyed a lot of the vegan food I’ve tried. It’s made me consider trying to go fully vegan, but it seems hard to commit to

  • hot pancakes
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    I actually surprisingly have enjoyed a lot of the vegan food I’ve tried. It’s made me consider trying to go fully vegan, but it seems hard to commit to

    It's actually pretty easy! But also it's not something you have to do overnight! Just start buying more vegetables, rice, beans, etc and fewer animal products. There's a direct substitute for almost every animal product you can imagine. Not all are good, mind you, but they're there to make it easier to transition.

    I haven't personally used this website but I've heard good things about it! Maybe give it a shot.

    https://veganbootcamp.org/

  • IKARUS2020

    In as f***

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