help I woke up as an anime
The struggle is real
help I woke up as an anime
The struggle is real
hey! So yep! We do know where 90% of our food (edit to add, i mean meats here) comes from! I buy meats from a place that lets me pick the animal from a field(bison meat) I get to see the farm myself(local chickens), or I fish it myself, eggs I get from a co-worker who raises his own chickens (and I trust him).
If others prepare the food I don’t often know and that can be my only issue ;-;
we dont eat much seafood? From time to time we will go shrimping and net our own food, or go get lobster, but even then we kill it ourselves and get them from a local fishery. Seafood is tough because I know they feel pain and if I could I would get to them sooner and do the butchering, so the process isnt prolonged :/
and yes, that is what I mean in regards to the domestic animals, they are made to be raised by us, but I wouldnt undo that, domestic horses, sheep goats, grains and vegetables are really important to us.
(second edit to add here that holy crap prolly 90% of my diet is apples celery and a fuck ton of beans and corn tortilla)
Sorry, still curious. But as an obvious animal lover, what makes you want to eat meat? You admit yourself that they feel pain. Also, just regarding your mention that you don’t necessarily trust food prepared by others, does that mean you don’t eat meat/seafood when you’re in restaurants?
hey no prob! I don’t mind talkin’ about it! So often no (i don’t order meat).. sometimes I do? but its when I have info that the food is either sustainable or healthy in a way that isn’t impacting carbon footprint yadda yadda. I just got back from the USVI this weekend, and there it was like food heaven because the food was often caught by people fishing for fun, hook and line, and only what they wanted to share or eat for the day (it was great! also aside from the fact that I learned all about plants I could wander around and graze on all day) But there are a few fish that I explicitly dont eat because of a lot of reasons, Tuna for one is a fish that I don’t eat. Bonito is delicious, but tuna is a big no no and really need to be left alone. Regarding meats in general, unless I know the people prepping and buying the food? it’s generally safer to avoid meats. Not to say I don’t now hunt down the more sustainable restaurants when I get the time to do so.
But yeah, im not always perfect sometimes I do slip up, and I do feel bad about it ._.
So I used to buy (into) the “Bio” stuff (as the green-aware stuff is often called in Europe) and try to go for the “sustainably sourced” stuff like you, but at some point I realized with horror that the regulations to label things “free-range,” etc. can be inexcusably low. For example, if you keep newborn chickens in a crammed factory-farm barn, and then open a tiny door at the end of the barn once they are 6 months old, and often past the point where they realize the open door is an option, this can allegedly be labeled “free-range.” Like wtf. So what do you think about this and how do you even check how valid the labels/claims are?
The other thing I was addressing was why you choose to eat meat. Sustainable sources, better farming practices, and whatever aside, if you know there is immense pain involved at some point down the line, what makes you feel fine to eat meat when you do?
(Thanks for actually responding and not just blocking up, I do appreciate it).
yeah no prob! theres never much of a point to just shut people out or freak out about normal debates.. Though I’m up at some points to agree to disagree on some subjects (like on religion heh)
So oddly, I actually spent a lot of time working on chicken farms in the summer, we had what were “free range” and it is a totally made up thing, they have A lot, but its nothing to give them room to roam, and they are still under lights 24/7 to grow them as fast as possible and only let them sleep when they are exhausted. It’s pretty horrible.
but yeah! in summary, I spose my ethical crux (in regards to eating meat) is, ‘is it worth it, not just people but, for the long term survival and gradual development of the planet. Is eating beef (imo) worth not having natural meadows, less co2, inhumane killing practicies, having higher blood pressure (or w/e red meat related disease you want to bring up heh). Imo? no… And I try to take everything that I eat that way? Like corn.. I honestly feel bad when I eat corn, because I know that corn is a rough on the soil crop and it pushes out a lot of stuff and requires, often, a lot of chemicals to grow in the numbers farmers like… So I always feel like i’m weighing these things.
I personally feel like the debate on animals feeling pain and expressing that is a bit more iffy, I respect plants and natural growing forests and fields in a very similar way to tuna and bison, I wanna eat all the foods, because ermagerd food so good, but I just don’t wanna be a jerk ;-; to plant or animal (or my fungi friends!) in the (super) long race.
Are you veg-itarian-vegan-ish? heh
Wow, thanks for sharing the experience at the free-range farm, although it really sucks to hear one more confirmed example of how even the sustainably-labeled stuff can be bogus. This is partially what made me go off meat, and eventually off as many animal products as possible - you just can’t ever be sure. Particularly when it involves people, money, consumerism, profit.
Re: pain and suffering - I hear this argument brought up a lot as well. That “plants have feelings too.” I’m not willing to put that consideration out of the question, and I likewise have great respect for the natural world in all forms. But the way I have to see it at this point is, Very well, plants have feelings, but between the two evils of harming plants and slaughtering animals, which is the lesser? If I have to eat something to live, is it not okay to prefer eating something that I am meant to eat, rather than slaughtering something that is not necessary for my survival? And in many ways, eating strictly plants and no meat can do massive good for the planet, if we are trying to think about long-term impacts. The same area of land that produces 40,000lbs of carrots or 30,000lbs of potatoes can only produce 250lbs of meat. If I eat a diet free of animal products, might that in the long run not improve the environment for all, relatively speaking?
I’ve been vegetarian for 2+ years now and vegan for the last 3 weeks. I just appreciate that you’ll actually discuss back as a non-veg* because most people get extremely defensive about their meat-eating lifestyles and it sucks to keep getting blamed for… well, exactly what harm are vegetarians and vegans doing? Isn’t the whole point that we want to avoid harm? People make no sense.
Anyway, I was raised all my life eating meat/dairy/eggs to some degree so now this is on my mind a lot, lol.
hey! totes mah gotes, the general weight of eating animals is totally part of the equation(for a sustainable world) and it is reckless for omnis (or carnivores lul is that even a human thing) to pretend like it is not… I think often the argument hits omnis so hard(with guilt) that they arnt willing to admit that 90% of meat eating choices are not beneficial or balanced.
How do you feel about chicken eggs though(and their other similar bird egg like equivalents) like, oh look chicken drops infertile egg on grass, walks away from it, or if say you had a cow that recently calved, and sharing in the milk till it weans.
also ermagerd sleep before I start making no sense hah
I forgot the name of carmilla so I said that and google found it, I’m crying
Moonlit Beauties (detail) by Luis Ricardo Falero (1851-1896)
oil on canvas, date unknown
ah yes the four seasons. wet, hot, halloween, and christmas
It’s time to start planning for the holidays already!
Our hope is to collect some really good tasty treats, toys and squishy beds for homeless cats in shelters this holiday season! From now until December, we will be collecting items to mail to non-profit shelters so that homeless kitties can have the best holiday ever! Having comforting items while in a shelter can make a huge difference in the life of a homeless animal. A shelter’s main priority is keeping the cats healthy, so a shelter cat getting something special is really rare!
We have an Amazon Wishlist if you would like to pick out an item for a shelter kitty! We will also donate money to the shelters we mail gift boxes to! And we will throw in some of our handmade cat toys and plushes!
The number of places we will donate to will depend on how many gifts we can gather. The locations are also TBD, but you can always recommend places by contacting us email@example.com <3
Looking for gifts for your human companions? Our store donates half of each purchase to cat shelters and rescue groups. Thank you for your support, and remember to support your local shelters!!
Morning Reblog! Thank you SO SO MUCH to the awesome people that bought some things off of our list already!
I have donated toys to shelters before, and they thanked me so much because at that time the kitties has ZERO toys! It was so sad! I hope this idea turns out to be a success :)
Check out the list here. <3
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I didn’t post this, but thanks to OP for crediting me! And wow at all the comments & tags! Most of them had me cracking up but this one was not so good:
"you can really overlook skin color on how f*cking fantastic the cosplay is"
Skin color is not something negative you have to overlook to appreciate the ‘rest of’ the person you are looking at. It is not a flaw that you have to ignore in order to admire someone’s work. The person who said this was not complimenting me but exposing their own racial bias.
My skin color is not something ‘wrong’ with my costumes. Being a black woman enhances my costumes. Black women are the beautiful flowers that white supremacy tried to kill but we kept growing anyway. They try to tell us we’re ugly and dirty and sadly some of us start to believe it. They sell us skin bleach & hair straighteners, and white wash our characters and expect us to be complacent. When we speak out we’re told we’re too loud and angry and unfeminine.
I appreciate all the kind words on this post but I want to say that it’s not a compliment to express approval of someone ‘in spite of’ that person’s race. If you can’t appreciate my work without a negative remark about my skin color, the problem most certainly is not with me but within you.
Boo for people who need to be dicks to black cosplayers.
And yay for Jay Justice for being amazing and awesome.
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3
The only thing “wrong” with these costumes is the silver plate on Wonder Woman’s outfit, but it doesn’t look bad at all.
forever-the-slytherin-queen There’s nothing wrong with my Wonder Woman costume. It is based on Nubia’s costume in Final Crisis issue #7. She is the Wonder Woman of Earth 23, an alternate universe from the Wonder Woman you are used to. This is her:
She also appears in Action Comics #9 and Multiversity #1 in a different costume. You should check those books out, they’re good reads.
We love these cosplays! Wonderful!
Meghan Howland - "Adrift"
30” x 40” Oil on Canvas