Wednesday July 18, 2012 at 23:12

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gummy-brains:

Animals in labs can’t fight back, but YOU can. Spread the word that animals don’t smoke by telling the FDA to ban testing on animals!

gummy-brains:

Animals in labs can’t fight back, but YOU can. Spread the word that animals don’t smoke by telling the FDA to ban testing on animals!

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Wednesday July 18, 2012 at 23:11

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govegans:

Fur. When you see someone using it, harrass them.

govegans:

Fur. When you see someone using it, harrass them.

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Wednesday July 18, 2012 at 23:10

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vegeuropa:

“Oh, I know animals suffer, but I love my steak”: The self-serving resolution of the “meat paradox”A new study from the University of Kent has provided direct evidence that people who wish to escape the ‘meat paradox’ i.e. simultaneously disliking hurting animals and enjoying eating meat, may do so by denying that the animal they ate had the capacity to suffer.By engaging in denial, those participating in the study also reported a reduced range of animals to which they felt obligated to show moral concern. These ranged from dogs and chimps to snails and fish.Prior to their study, it was generally assumed that the only solutions to the meat paradox are for people to simply stop eating meat, a decision taken by many vegetarians, or the ongoing failure to recognise that animals are killed to produce meat (although few people live in true ignorance, some meat-eaters may live in a state of tacit denial, failing to equate beef with cow, pork with pig, or even chicken with chicken).There’s no doubt that billions of factory-farmed and other animals suffer for our gustatory delights, most of which are unnecessary. Now, a new study shows just how far people will go so that they can continue to eat animals who needlessly wind up at the end of their fork. While some people stop eating meat when they learn that animals suffer an overwhelming majority do not, and continue to enjoy their steaks knowing well that they’re eating pain and misery. One way people are able to keep eating meat is by dampening their moral consideration of animals when sitting at the dinner table. They simply deny moral status to the sentient beings who wind up on their plates as if all’s just fine. This very important study shows “when there is a conflict between their preferred way of thinking and their preferred way of acting, it is their thoughts and moral standards that people abandon first – rather than changing their behaviour. ‘Rather than change their beliefs about the animals’ moral rights, people could change their behaviour,’ Loughnan said. ‘However, we suspect that most people are unwilling to deny themselves the enjoyment of eating meat, and denying animals moral rights lets them keep eating with a clear conscience’.” I wonder just how clear their conscience is. When I was writing my book The animal manifesto ( I continually talked with people who told me “Oh, I know animals suffer, but I love my steak.” They went on to offer lame excuses such as “I just can’t stop eating meat even when I think about the misery for which I’m responsible.” Sure they can. It’s so easy it’s laughable to think that they not only deny sentience to the animals they consume but also deny that non-animal alternatives are readily available, even “fake meats.” It’s also essential to remember that cows, pigs, and sheep who are unrelentingly tortured on their journey to and when they temporarily reside on factory farms are no less sentient than companion dogs or cats. Most people - likely all people - would not let their companion animals trade places with these most unfortunate beings. We always must remember it’s not a matter of “what’s” for dinner but “who’s” for dinner as we routinely and wantonly slaughter sentience for unneeded meals to the tune of billions of animals per year. Surely we can do better and it’s really easy for most of us to stop consuming pain and misery. Source: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201008/oh-i-know-animals-suffer-i-love-my-steak-the-self-serving-resolution-theThe Animal Manifesto:http://www.amazon.com/Animal-Manifesto-Expanding-Compassion-Footprint/dp/1577316495/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1281018141&sr=1-1Vegan guides to help you make the right choice:http://our-compass.org/complete-free-guides-to-cruelty-free-eating-veganism-for-all-ages-shopping/

vegeuropa:

“Oh, I know animals suffer, but I love my steak”: The self-serving resolution of the “meat paradox”

A new study from the University of Kent has provided direct evidence that people who wish to escape the ‘meat paradox’ i.e. simultaneously disliking hurting animals and enjoying eating meat, may do so by denying that the animal they ate had the capacity to suffer.

By engaging in denial, those participating in the study also reported a reduced range of animals to which they felt obligated to show moral concern. These ranged from dogs and chimps to snails and fish.

Prior to their study, it was generally assumed that the only solutions to the meat paradox are for people to simply stop eating meat, a decision taken by many vegetarians, or the ongoing failure to recognise that animals are killed to produce meat (although few people live in true ignorance, some meat-eaters may live in a state of tacit denial, failing to equate beef with cow, pork with pig, or even chicken with chicken).

There’s no doubt that billions of factory-farmed and other animals suffer for our gustatory delights, most of which are unnecessary. 
Now, a new study shows just how far people will go so that they can continue to eat animals who needlessly wind up at the end of their fork. 

While some people stop eating meat when they learn that animals suffer an overwhelming majority do not, and continue to enjoy their steaks knowing well that they’re eating pain and misery. One way people are able to keep eating meat is by dampening their moral consideration of animals when sitting at the dinner table. They simply deny moral status to the sentient beings who wind up on their plates as if all’s just fine. 

This very important study shows “when there is a conflict between their preferred way of thinking and their preferred way of acting, it is their thoughts and moral standards that people abandon first – rather than changing their behaviour. ‘Rather than change their beliefs about the animals’ moral rights, people could change their behaviour,’ Loughnan said. ‘However, we suspect that most people are unwilling to deny themselves the enjoyment of eating meat, and denying animals moral rights lets them keep eating with a clear conscience’.” I wonder just how clear their conscience is. 

When I was writing my book The animal manifesto ( I continually talked with people who told me “Oh, I know animals suffer, but I love my steak.” They went on to offer lame excuses such as “I just can’t stop eating meat even when I think about the misery for which I’m responsible.” Sure they can. It’s so easy it’s laughable to think that they not only deny sentience to the animals they consume but also deny that non-animal alternatives are readily available, even “fake meats.” 

It’s also essential to remember that cows, pigs, and sheep who are unrelentingly tortured on their journey to and when they temporarily reside on factory farms are no less sentient than companion dogs or cats. Most people - likely all people - would not let their companion animals trade places with these most unfortunate beings. 

We always must remember it’s not a matter of “what’s” for dinner but “who’s” for dinner as we routinely and wantonly slaughter sentience for unneeded meals to the tune of billions of animals per year. Surely we can do better and it’s really easy for most of us to stop consuming pain and misery. 

Source: http://www.psychologytoday.com/
blog/animal-emotions/201008/oh-i-know-animals-suffer-i-love-my-steak-the-self-serving-resolution-the

The Animal Manifesto:
http://www.amazon.com/
Animal-Manifesto-Expanding-Compassion-Footprint/dp/1577316495/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1281018141&sr=1-1

Vegan guides to help you make the right choice:http://our-compass.org/complete-free-guides-to-cruelty-free-eating-veganism-for-all-ages-shopping/

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Wednesday July 18, 2012 at 23:02

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John Galliano FW2009. Jessica Stam

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John Galliano FW2009. Jessica Stam

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Wednesday July 18, 2012 at 23:00

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fishingboatproceeds:

Mitt Romney isn’t the only rich person who is out of touch with the reality of middle class experience. (I would argue that Obama—who is also plenty rich—is out of touch, too.)
But it is truly, truly astonishing that Romney referred to “the waiters and waitresses THAT come in,” because of course you do not say THAT when you are referring to people. (You say who.)
You say THAT when you are referring to objects.
I realize this is a common grammatical mistake, but the fact is, Romney has great grammar. He says who all the time when referring to people. But when referring to service workers, he said that.
I hope he apologizes. 

fishingboatproceeds:

Mitt Romney isn’t the only rich person who is out of touch with the reality of middle class experience. (I would argue that Obama—who is also plenty rich—is out of touch, too.)

But it is truly, truly astonishing that Romney referred to “the waiters and waitresses THAT come in,” because of course you do not say THAT when you are referring to people. (You say who.)

You say THAT when you are referring to objects.

I realize this is a common grammatical mistake, but the fact is, Romney has great grammar. He says who all the time when referring to people. But when referring to service workers, he said that.

I hope he apologizes. 

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Wednesday July 18, 2012 at 22:58

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Wednesday July 18, 2012 at 22:57

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Wednesday July 18, 2012 at 22:56

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woahduude:

Oh hi there Mr. Perfect.

woahduude:

Oh hi there Mr. Perfect.

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Wednesday July 18, 2012 at 22:52

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trulynatural:

Beyonce has box braids…yes..yes

trulynatural:

Beyonce has box braids…yes..yes

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Wednesday July 18, 2012 at 22:47

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Wednesday July 18, 2012 at 22:47

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gpoy

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gpoy

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Wednesday July 18, 2012 at 22:43

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well, damn.

well, damn.

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Wednesday July 18, 2012 at 22:42

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Wednesday July 18, 2012 at 22:42

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thas’ the homegirl.

thas’ the homegirl.

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Wednesday July 18, 2012 at 19:23

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