fightingforanimals:

Cow escapes Irish farm and swims to a nearby island in order to protect her baby.
But why didn’t this cow, who likely swam to the island after being knocked in the water by herd mates, swim back? Well, it turns out she didn’t want to leave her baby behind! She had given birth. The man who found the cow, Kevin Carolan, said, “[T]he remarkable thing for me was how she survived. She’d pulled down every little bit of anything that was green. She consumed it to keep that calf alive.”

Just as a human mother wouldn’t leave her baby behind, this cow remained to feed and take care of hers. Cows are extremely social animals, and the bonds between them and their calves are especially strong.

This is one of the many reasons the dairy industry is so incredibly cruel. Cows are routinely separated from their newborn calves only hours after they’re born so farmers can take their milk. Cows have been reported to bellow for days in distress over their stolen babies.

You can learn more about the cruel realities of the dairy industry here. You can also help put a stop to this suffering by switching to a kind vegan diet. For tips and tricks on making the transition, check out ChooseVeg.com.

fightingforanimals:

Cow escapes Irish farm and swims to a nearby island in order to protect her baby.

But why didn’t this cow, who likely swam to the island after being knocked in the water by herd mates, swim back? Well, it turns out she didn’t want to leave her baby behind! She had given birth. The man who found the cow, Kevin Carolan, said, “[T]he remarkable thing for me was how she survived. She’d pulled down every little bit of anything that was green. She consumed it to keep that calf alive.”
Just as a human mother wouldn’t leave her baby behind, this cow remained to feed and take care of hers. Cows are extremely social animals, and the bonds between them and their calves are especially strong.
This is one of the many reasons the dairy industry is so incredibly cruel. Cows are routinely separated from their newborn calves only hours after they’re born so farmers can take their milk. Cows have been reported to bellow for days in distress over their stolen babies.
You can learn more about the cruel realities of the dairy industry here. You can also help put a stop to this suffering by switching to a kind vegan diet. For tips and tricks on making the transition, check out ChooseVeg.com.
fatassvegan:

samiee1234:

DO NOT GIVE THIS TO YOUR DOGS!!!!!! I gave this product to my 12 lb. 1 year old shih tzu. 2 hours later he began throwing up and having diarrhea uncontrollably! Throwing up 2 mins apart from each other everywhere. His eyes were giant and he was shaking. We called the pet ER and they urged us to bring him in. Rushing him into the ER we were terrified and felt horrible for giving him this. He was examined and it was concluded that he went into anaphylactic shock from the allergy medicine. He was given iv fluid and epinephrine. They put a catheter in and had to observe him overnight for after shock. Thankfully he returned home the next day after a huge pet bill to save his life. If we would have waited he may not be here today. Please DO NOT give this to your dogs. IT CONTAINS grape seed extract, which is toxic to dogs!!!! Please help me signal boost so we can inform more people about this product.

Signal boosting for all my dog lovers!

fatassvegan:

samiee1234:

DO NOT GIVE THIS TO YOUR DOGS!!!!!!
I gave this product to my 12 lb. 1 year old shih tzu. 2 hours later he began throwing up and having diarrhea uncontrollably! Throwing up 2 mins apart from each other everywhere. His eyes were giant and he was shaking. We called the pet ER and they urged us to bring him in. Rushing him into the ER we were terrified and felt horrible for giving him this. He was examined and it was concluded that he went into anaphylactic shock from the allergy medicine. He was given iv fluid and epinephrine. They put a catheter in and had to observe him overnight for after shock. Thankfully he returned home the next day after a huge pet bill to save his life. If we would have waited he may not be here today. Please DO NOT give this to your dogs. IT CONTAINS grape seed extract, which is toxic to dogs!!!! Please help me signal boost so we can inform more people about this product.

Signal boosting for all my dog lovers!

yummyvegan:

Why is raising animals for food so inefficient?

yummyvegan:

Why is raising animals for food so inefficient?

"Animals have done us no harm and they have no power of resistance. There is something so very dreadful in tormenting those who have never harmed us, who cannot defend themselves, who are utterly in our power."
John Henry Newman  (via animal-rights-quotes)
fightingforanimals:

Sorcerer loves to cuddle. He will walk right into your arms for a hug.
Source: Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

fightingforanimals:

Sorcerer loves to cuddle. He will walk right into your arms for a hug.

Source: Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

"Veganism is not about vegans. Vegans are people with all sorts of good and bad points. But that says nothing about veganism. Vegans are often the messengers of veganism, but don’t confuse the two. Veganism is the understanding that animals value their own lives and bodies, that animals have an interest in continuing their existence and avoiding suffering and that animals have the right to be treated with respect and justice and not to be treated as property. The logic of veganism stands independent of any individual vegan person."
Greg McFarlane (via animalconnectiontx)
onevoiceforanimalrights:

It depends on the style and size of the garment but here is a guide to the number of animals that suffer and die for ‘fashion’:Mink 30-70, Rabbit 30-40, Fox 10-20, Chinchilla 30-200, Seal 6-10, Lynx 8-12, Badger 10-12, Otter 10-16, Dog/Cat 15-20, Bobcat 16-22, Raccoon 30-40, Marten 50-60, Sable 60-70, Squirrel 200-400
And more animals die for fur trim. Fur trim isn’t the ‘leftovers’ from making full length fur coats. It may be only a little fur, but it still represents the painful existence of the animal that died for it.
And let’s NOT forget that leather kills too.

onevoiceforanimalrights:

It depends on the style and size of the garment but here is a guide to the number of animals that suffer and die for ‘fashion’:
Mink 30-70, Rabbit 30-40, Fox 10-20, Chinchilla 30-200, Seal 6-10, Lynx 8-12, Badger 10-12, Otter 10-16, Dog/Cat 15-20, Bobcat 16-22, Raccoon 30-40, Marten 50-60, Sable 60-70, Squirrel 200-400

And more animals die for fur trim. Fur trim isn’t the ‘leftovers’ from making full length fur coats. It may be only a little fur, but it still represents the painful existence of the animal that died for it.

And let’s NOT forget that leather kills too.