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.
@NicoleLynne I am sure that she could live without meat. The only nutrients that are vital to humans that are in meat is a not-very-healthy serving of protein and iron (soy material contains all the essential amino acids that humans cannot make themselves, being considered a “complete protein”), which can easily come from wheat, broccoli (one pound of broccoli has more protein than one pound of beef, and more iron too), spinach, soybeans, and many other green, leafy vegetables. There is no medical condition where someone absolutely has to eat meat, also there is no food allergies that pertain to someone only eating meat (they would die from high cholesterol, diabetes, and most likely heart cancer.). Drean’s family could be vegan if they wanted to I am sure, including the newborn, as a vegan diet is completely healthy during all stages of growth/development/adulthood. Not all vegans consume faux-meat, and there are plenty of homemade faux-meat recipes on PETA.org (I am pretty sure) and real meat is not very cheap right now either, nor is dairy products. The previous nutritional information came from my boyfriend who is studying agricultural sciences (minoring in nutrition, and he is also a vegan), so if you have any questions I would be happy to ask him for you. Good luck! 🙂
Yeah but thats not all vegans eat they eat fake meat right….. thats what I’m saying that stuff aint cheap. I don’t care I know what I am talking like I said I see with my own eyes everyday esspecially where I live. & also I know a child that is allergic to certain foods and she can’t eat fruit drink soda, the dr tells her what to eat & meat has to be in her diet or she won’t have any choice of foods at all .
I’m not saying people can’t be vegan I am saying everyone can’t be. . .
& to @drean Can your whole family be vegan? Do you really think that would work out?? Is that newborn a vegan newborn?
@SassyVegan Your support really does mean a lot, I have very dear Christian friends and in no way should Christians be synonymous with homophobes. Sadly, I have to agree with you that freedom is not free. (Which is why I guess we are here :D) @drean I have so much respect for you right now. Your argument was very well written and thorough. I am honored to be a member of a community with amazing people like you!
Free For All!
Can I get my two cents in? NicoleLynne, do you or do you not act like a couple when you date someone? When you obviously care about someone, it shows. Now, the feelings you get for guys when you like them is the same that we, as lesbians and gays, get for our significant others. It’s pretty saddening that there are still people who think this is all about some kind of lust thing and not that we have any kind of emotional investments with these people that we are in relationships with. Our relationships wouldn’t last for years and decades if it was simply about satiating lust.
Also, your view of how it is to be vegan and on food stamps is obviously showing your privilege. You aren’t on food stamps, so don’t assume you know what we can and cannot do. My family is on food stamps and we have four mouths to feed with a newborn baby to buy formula and such for. I can still fully well live vegan this way. I’m mostly vegan right now and my entire family eats meat.
Also, thousands of vegans live this way. Most countries that aren’t as “developed” as we are sustain themselves on a mainly vegetable based diet because it’s easier to produce and doesn’t cost as much money to raise and kill the animals. And saying it’s “a little under $100” and saying that’s affordable, that’s showing how much money you have. Most people, when we’re on food stamps, barely have enough money to pay basic bills, let alone blow $50+ on a gun when we get food stamps. I agree with FAR in the fact that meat consumption is only acceptable when it’s absolutely necessary, like with Inuit tribes and those tribes in Africa/Aborriginals in Australia and what have you.
You’re also uneducated in a lot of aspects of the racism and sexism still going on in this country. Educate yourself before you start touting supposed “facts”. And no gay man or woman is the same. If I was to say that all people who believe in a higher power are terrorists waiting to happen, that would be a gross overgeneralization based on the actions of a few select people that are not a good representation of a larger group. Don’t be so closed minded. Please, for the sake of all humans.
That being said, PETA is Free for All. We need to change how people show compassion to other people while we work for the equal rights of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” for animals. Does that mean that animals will suddenly become doctors? No. The pursuit of happiness means different things to different people, so why should the same be said of a different species of animal? When people finally start showing compassion to others of their species, they should then realize the horrors of what they do to animals and work to abolish that state of the world. You seem to have a skipped that step. Reevaluate how you look at the world. Because the same book of the bible that said man shouldn’t lie with man later said you could have slaves and had instructions on how to beat them, and I’m pretty sure you don’t follow that rule.
@NicoleLynne No, you can live of fruits and vegetables. What do you think vegans are doing? Drinking moonbeams and ambrosia? Legumes (soy, etc.) are vegetables, just ftr. They don’t buy anything processed to go with their meat? Fruits, veggies, and soy milk, ftw!