Anonymous asked:

God forbid a carnivore have sympathy and compassion for animals, right? It's absolutely ridiculous to think that a meat eater can't want animals they consume to live happy and safe lives. Just because a person will eat meat, doesn't mean they don't appreciate and love the animal that died to feed them.

vegan-yums answered:

I can’t take this message seriously at all. "Just because a person will eat meat, doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate and love the animal that died to feed them." But, If you love animals you don’t see them as objects that live shortly only to benefit you. No animal needs to die to feed you, and they don’t die easily or painlessly. Animals suffer immensely for what? so you can enjoy a burger for 5 minutes? You can enjoy a veggie burger too. There’s no compassion in a omnivore diet, you’re eating the stress of a dead animal, don’t say you respect and have compassion for them. You can say you like being around cats, dogs and other pets.

preservewildlife:

"What have I done?" asks the arrow-wounded deer "that got away" (out of thousands every year), who will live on for months with the arrow imbedded in her head.I somehow doubt that the bow-hunter, whose chosen “sport” has an inherently and notoriously high wounding rate (40-50%), has remotely asked such a question.- Anthony Marr, founderthe Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)- join in the fight!

preservewildlife:

"What have I done?" asks the arrow-wounded deer "that got away" (out of thousands every year), who will live on for months with the arrow imbedded in her head.

I somehow doubt that the bow-hunter, whose chosen “sport” has an inherently and notoriously high wounding rate (40-50%), has remotely asked such a question.

- Anthony Marr, founder
the Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)
- join in the fight!


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“We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infinitesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future. We have no present. Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectation. We do not realize that there never was, is, nor will be any other experience than present experience. We are therefore out of touch with reality. We confuse the world as talked about, described, and measured with the world which actually is. We are sick with a fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas.”

-Alan Watts