this whole veganism thing is making more and more sense to me (in addition to the obvious reasons)

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magitek-vegan:

vivevegan:

Great graphic from The Black Fish’s facebook page.Head over there to print their graphics out and instructions to make your own re-usable spray stencil for DIY patches and shirts. 
And like The Black Fish to keep up on their actions to protect sea life.


No zoosNo aquariumsOnly life in the wild or in proper sanctuaries.Their lives aren’t summed up by the amount of entertainment they give you. Instead, go take a hike or travel and go see them in their NATURAL habitat! You will get the full breath of their beauty then.

magitek-vegan:

vivevegan:

Great graphic from The Black Fish’s facebook page.
Head over there to print their graphics out and instructions to make your own re-usable spray stencil for DIY patches and shirts. 

And like The Black Fish to keep up on their actions to protect sea life.

No zoos
No aquariums

Only life in the wild or in proper sanctuaries.

Their lives aren’t summed up by the amount of entertainment they give you. Instead, go take a hike or travel and go see them in their NATURAL habitat! You will get the full breath of their beauty then.

hipsdunlie:

1 power food you should never miss

hipsdunlie:

1 power food you should never miss

As a 3-yr old little girl, my parents took me to SeaWorld in SD, California. I fell in love with the orcas, and from then on, it was my lifelong dream to become a “marine biologist” and work with orcas. SeaWorld was my goal, and nothing was going to stop me from becoming an orca trainer. Until I went on a whale watch in the San Juan Islands and saw orcas in the wild for the first time: powerful, social, vocal, and free. They had the ocean to roam, and no concrete tank to stop them. I even had the great privilege of watching Residents hunt for salmon and Transients hunting harbor seals. I spoke with local orca biologists who work with these animals in the wild and read as much as I possibly could on orcas in captivity, and after 21 years as an aspiring orca trainer, I have changed my mind. These animals belong in the ocean. They are intelligent, social, incredible marine mammals and they deserve a life of freedom. In the wild, orcas can reach 90+ years! J-2, an orca known as “Granny,” is 102 years old! In captivity, a 30-yr old orca is considered lucky. To all of you want-to-be-trainers, I simply ask that you think about the animals you are so in love with. What’s best for them? To be locked in an acoustically-straining tank with no natural surroundings, no social structure, and no room to roam and hunt? Or to live free with their family pods for their entire lives, hunting and playing at will? If this is your passion, won’t you want what is best for them? Is it selfish to want to work with them in a tank, even though deep down you know it’s not the best living situation for an intelligent marine mammal? I, too, was once that young girl with a dream. Now, I finally see the reality of the situation and know that my dream is to ensure that these animals are protected and studied in our world’s oceans, so that they may live full, happy lives. Now a Master’s student in Biology, I am still aiming toward a career with orcas, but my dream has changed: instead of working as an orca trainer, I am striving to study orca in their natural environment as well as teach others about their beauty and their behavior in the wild and the importance of conservation.
Kelsey Prosser (via freedomforwhales)
for how long have you been a vegan?(:
Anonymous

oh i don’t think i would call myself a vegan

i mean i just made the decision to go from vegetarian to vegan a few weeks ago and i’m planning on taking it kinda slow so i don’t end up giving up. so far i just make sure that everything i prepare/buy/ pick from the table myself (which is like 95% of what i eat) is completely free for animal products, and if possible, obviously also when eating out/ at other people’s. but i still haven’t been a vegan in a social situation so i don’t know how that would go. i think i’m just gonna take baby steps in the social part of it because after all that’s the hardest part, you know.

being vegan is easy but dealing with people about it is a bit more challenging

eatyourveggiesandfruits:

sarahisalright:

of-mice-and-avenged:

Baby budgie hatching :3

There was a moment I thought it was a person then I remembered people don’t come from eggs

^^