“ Although we like to torture the human fans who willingly come to our shows, we don’t want to be a part of making innocent animals’ lives hellish. I’ve learned from my friends at PETA that these marine animals are very sensitive to sound, as they communicate by sonar, and loud noises mess with their most basic instincts and drive them more nuts than they already are when trapped in your tanks. „
This was Tommy Lee’s response when SeaWorld asked to use a Motley Crew song in “Shamu Rocks.” That’s what I’m talking about! This almost makes up for that sex tape I accidentally watched through no fault of my own.
∞ posted at 14:16 by youtalkfunny
“ Every time we choose what we’re going to wear, we make a statement about who we are in the world: Progressive values involve taking the side of the weak against the strong, but wearing dead animals does the opposite of that. Leather supports cruelty and the poisoning of workers and communities; progressives shouldn’t be a part of it. „
This is the conclusion Bruce Friedrich of Farm Sanctuary comes to in a recent piece on leather. It’s got some scary stuff about the crazy chemicals used to make leather. Sounds effed! I encourage you to read the whole thing. Go ahead, you can do it. I believe in you jerks!
∞ posted at 10:21 by youtalkfunny
“ According to Centers for Disease Control, nearly twice as many people die annually from tainted meat than died in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Making a powerful comparison, Kristof points out that “while the terrorist attacks of 2001 led us to transform the way we approach national security, the deaths of almost twice as many people annually have still not generated basic food-safety initiatives. „
The New York Times Compares Antibiotic Abuse on Factory Farms to Terrorism. Via MFA Blog.
∞ posted at 13:24 by youtalkfunny
“ One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them. „
Martin Luther King, Jr. <3
∞ posted at 14:58 by laurahooperb
“ Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way. „
Preach it (like you did), Martin Luther King, Jr! Did you know his son Dexter is vegan? And that Coretta Scott King was vegan for the last ten years of her life? All true and extremely rad. An entire family of awesome, adopt me!
∞ posted at 14:46 by laurahooperb
Direct quote from Sarah Palin’s new book: “If any vegans came over for dinner, I could whip them up a salad, then explain my philosophy on being a carnivore: If God had not intended for us to eat animals, how come He made them out of meat?”
Hey everyone! Just in case you were wondering how Sarah Palin would behave in a hypothetical situation in which you were invited to her Wasilla meth mansion for a tasty meal, now you know. Also her book is going for NINE DOLLARS on Amazon right now. That is a discount of $19.99 off the list price. Not linking because, gross.
(via stfuconservatives, via timmelideo)
∞ posted at 14:38 by time-for-naps