So if you haven’t been hearing a lot about Chick-fil-A lately you probably live under a rock. 😛
It is now known that Chick-fil-A holds a anti-gay stance and donates money to anti-gay organizations. Now I see a bunch of human equality protests starting up at Chick-fil-A’s which is awesome! I’ve seen a few protests joined in by animal rights activists as well too. I know peta2 and other animal rights organizations like Mercy for Animals openly support LGBT rights, there probably isn’t an animal rights organization that doesn’t as that doesn’t make sense. I know I myself would be proud to protest against Chick-fil-A for both human equality and animal rights!
So this is basically just a post to try and help get the ball rolling. As now is a great opportunity to protest against a company that is against both human equality and animal rights.
@loveall: Thank you. 🙂 I think the only compliment that takes root in my head is when it has to do with what I say. Looks come and go, anyone can draw a pretty picture or learn to play an instrument, but my thoughts are my own.
@drean You are really an inspiration. It’s in the way that you are so opinionated but you use your voice in such an intelligent and strong-minded way, without an ill attitude or sarcastic remarks. You have an open mind, yet strong roots and I applaud you for that. Stay strong, your beliefs are worth fighting for, and you certainly have the strength to do so. Thank you.
Yes. We very well could go vegan if my mother chose to make that lifestyle choice. Most of the foods my mom buys are vegan without her really paying attention to it. The most expensive parts of our grocery bills each month come from the meat products. If we didn’t buy meat, we would have a surplus of food every month. If she wanted to. But she doesn’t want to because she’s decided that she likes meat more than she has compassion for animals.
It would work better than it does now. Since she buys meat, we have little to eat at the end of the month. We mainly get by with little things we can pick up at the local dollar store. If we were to go vegan, we could have cans upon cans of produce available to us. One does not have to purchase overly-priced, pre-packaged meals, such as Amy’s Kitchen and the like, to live a vegan lifestyle, as many have stated before me. You can get three cans of beans for $2 around here. Packs of freshly packaged dried beans of many types, which make enough to feed us for more than one day, sell for two for $1. Huge packs of frozen vegetables don’t cost that much. As I said before, it’s the meat that’s killing our food money. You DO NOT have to live off of fake meat. That’s the modernized way of going about veganism. There was a girl who lived a few towns away who never so much as tasted pre-packaged fake meat because she viewed it as less clean and more impersonal than making her own foods from fresh ingredients. Countless vegans live this way. Don’t be so closed minded as to think that the actions of the majority equals the actions of the entire group.
No. My brother is not a vegan newborn. It would be pretty miraculous if he was, considering my mother’s stance on meat and dairy/eggs. If she truly wanted to, she could breast feed him. That would pretty much eliminate all of his non-vegan issues.
The only thing stopping my family from becoming vegan are their attitudes toward meat itself, which is something that is a major cultural thing down here. It’s based off of the years of not having anything in the area and having to get by on whatever you could find. I know some people to go home and cook an animal they just hit with their car. Being a vegetarian, you might as well say you’re the antichrist for the looks you get, as I was given an example of today shortly after I wrote that post. It’s the main reason I preach education and compassion to people. When you want something to change, reason and facts go a long way.
@NicoleLynne There are vegan alternatives to most foods. If this kid is allergic to soy, peanuts, and tree nuts, wheat, and fruit, there are still many options, and you can probably get many of them inexpensively. i don’t know the specifics of her allergies, but if these were the case, she could still have rice (including milk) , beans, legumes, spices, vegetables (Berry jam, is she allergic to berries?) and many other things. i know she probably isn’t likely to become vegan, WV isn’t exactly the vegans’ capital, but even so, cutting down on meat and dairy could still help. i’m sure that she could eat less meat, or become vegetarian at least. Also, i never eat faux meat. I know many people do, but it is not vital to veganism. @drean I really loved the organized, fact-based arguments and the way you rendered them. Thank you, you made my day 🙂