This is a really awesome way to make cheap tasty plant milks.
Credit to The Vegan Activist.
)As Vegan it's re-assuring that we can get all the nutrients our bodies need. I remember back when I didn't know this, so was hesitant to promote a Vegan lifestyle as I didn't want to make people ill.
But the reality is that you can get all the nutrients our bodies need at every stage of life, and there are several sources to confirm it, inlcuding the ADA (American Dietetics Association), The UK NHS (National Health Service and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics link,
You can always just google Vegan source of (insert nutrient), and find many examples there. I have also made a page with lots of Plant-Based Doctors and health professionals, and other links I feel will be useful to others.
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I got the chance to talk at Vegfest this year, and changed up my talk style a little. This one is about building confidence, and how I have built mine. It is also intertwined with vegan activism and how to speak to the public.
I went for a swim in a river recently, and to get there I had to pass a group of bulls in a field. It was a scorcher of a day, and the poor bulls had tonnes of flies around their faces.
It mental that they are being used by humans, having their ears pierced and plastic tags put in, then probably killed for meat we don't biologically need as humans.
Veganuary.com offer great help to those that want to transition, and they are a huge collection of tasty recipes too! :)
Vegan range from Etnies.
68 different option!
The Barrage SC is really comfy and soft.
Thought I do them some free promotion. More to follow!
(Audio used - Sinjin Hawke - Crystal Dust)
I recently took a trip up to Bristol. And there I attended 2 separate vigils in the baking sun, which reached 30 C. I'm not saying it as a poor me, but for the hundreds of animals that went past who didn't have access to water, who were in their own shit, and some of them had to wait in a que for around 30 minutes before they were gassed to death. It was an experience that will never leave me.
I decided just to respond to how I was feeling in a short video.
We also saw a pig with a huge tumour or lump coming out its back which was bigger than a tennis ball. It was nasty.
While at the pig slaughterhouse at 'Tulip Fresh Meats Ltd', I got to walk around the back of the slaughterhouse, first I saw the rows of trucks, and then I started hearing these horrific cries. They were the last noises of innocent individuals being lowered into a gas chamber, next level crazy. I got to record some of the sounds, and they can be heard here (note the sound may be too much for some).
I found out about the Art Of Compassion through knowing one of their members, Philip McCullock-Downs. His work is powerful, mesmerising, poignant, creative, inspiring and awesome! Much Like all of the artists in their collective. I saw their exhibition at Bristol Vegfest, and was taken aback and in awe of the amazing things on display, the video below is a great highlight of the it.
It's great to see creative people using their skills to promote a Vegan lifestyle!
If you an artist and want to join them then get in contact. :).
I did my first live stream on Facebook recently at a slaughterhouse vigil. And it got a lot of hate, mostly from what I can see it was animal farmers, or those who are in that industry. The video can be seen below.
Everything I said was true, and I didn't make it a 'HATE ANIMAL FARMERS' video, I just said the truth. I feel that there are a few reasons why it got the reactions it did.
- A lot of farmers are in debt
- Veganism is having a massive impact and some are worried about their livelihood (money)
- They are ashamed of people seeing the reality of where animal products come from
- They cannot actually debate Veganism, because they cant justify killing dogs and cats in the Uk, but try to with pigs
- Some are born in to the business, so feel pressure to maintain 'tradition'
- Some people don't like change
- (I am open to other reasons too)
I need to say at this point I know several animal farmers and those in the industry, I do not hate them. I disagree with them, but I don't hate them. I feel that animals farmers should transition to arable, bio fuels, wind, solar, or something else, there is a great scheme to help, www.vegansociety.com/take-action/campaigns/grow-green
So whenever 'hate' is directed at me, like
'someone should put him in a gas chamber'
'You must stop that lorry .... please stop that lorry ... quick jump in front of the wheels head first as it pulls away ... please',
'Get yourself a job sad act'
'you kn** you tw*** dont know the real facts they do not get gassed'
(*Note - I have a job, the slaughterhouse workers told us they gas them, and the RSPCA say the majority of poultry in the UK is gassed. - www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/farm/slaughter/factfile
One way I deal with that is this. I remember they are just words they are saying. And I also try to see that there are 2 worlds, there is the world that exists outside the internet, and then there is the internet that is home to some keyboard warriors that would never say these things to my face.
I also try not to insult these people, as I don't think it is productive, it might turn into a playground style exchange. I prefer to remain calm, logical and try to ask them questions from their sometimes outrageous comments. I also try and then debate them, as can be seen in the comment section of this video, Fresh.
In my case my life/wellbeing has been threatened several times for other reasons not just animal rights. And I try to bring it back to the real victims in these scenarios, the animals. (That perspective was influenced by Earthling Ed). They are still being killed everyday in the Uk for food products we don't nutritionally need. They are being separated from their families, killed young and in some insane and cruel ways.
So I must speak up until this changes.
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