I was indoctrinated for many years to not think about 'food' animals critically, or with empathy and compassion. And I ignored the fact they suffer, fear, have their own desires and feel pain like humans do.
Meanings of indoctrinate -
* Teach (a person or group) to accept a set of beliefs uncritically:
broadcasting was a vehicle for indoctrinating the masses
* To often repeat an idea or belief to someone in order to persuade them to accept it.
Easy Dinner Wraps
Gluten free wraps
Steamed sweet potato
(If you want more get some hummus, falafal, left over rice dishes, spinach, grapes or anything else you feel like)
So to anyone who doesn't know who or what Plant Based News is it is an awesome vegan news Youtube channel and facebook page, created by Klaus Mitchell!
Tonight he posted an interesting link about the dairy industry in the UK, which says that 1,002 dairy farms have closed in the UK in the last 3 years, and this got me thinking.
Is the dairy industry on the decline?
How much money is subsidised into this industry?
Kerry McCarthy MP made an interesting point -
"Dairy farmers should live by the market and die by the market"
(die as in stop business, or move to something else)
Abit like the miners did, and the steel workers, and the people at woolworths, and the people at MG, and Northern Rock etc.
(This is not a personal attack, it is an overview)
Farmers could always start producing plant milks, theres a lacto-free market and the vegetarians and vegans who would buy it. It would take less water to produce a litre. (cows drink way more water per day than a hemp plant or oats use)
Other forms of milk -
The original article Klaus posted,
Plant based News on Youtube
Plant based news facebook page
Anyone heard of the film SWINE? Its a free film being released tomorrow.
"Factory farming has been hiding a dark secret. For decades this unregulated and out of control industry has been abusing animals & antibiotics. Antibiotic resistance is coming and we are running out of time…
The question is will we do so something about it?"
The facebook page has more details here.
Trailer to the film.
In December I had a nice 3 week trip in Australia. Nice to leave England for its winter and spend time in an Australian summer! While there I got to sample loads of tasty Vegan food! So many great things! It was great to see a huge collection of Vegan chocolate in a an international airport! Times are changing for the better! :)
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