Choose Hope for the Animals

I'm a longtime vegan devoted to choosing hope over despair and changing the world for animals.

awkwardsituationist:

elephants are conspicuously expressive and joyful creatures. when celebrating a birth or reuniting with old acquaintances, elephants will intertwine their trunks together and engage in friendly trunk wrestling. when trying to console a loved one, elephants will stroke or caress each others’ heads and backs with their trunks.

demonstrations of true consolation in animals are rare, and has only been documented in the great apes, canines, and some corvids. this might be because complex cognitive abilities are required for consolation, such as the ability to empathically take the perspective of another. elephants are one of the few animals to pass the mirror test.

with their strong social bonds, it’s not surprising that elephants show concern for others. elephants get distressed when they see others in distress, reaching out to calm them down. the consistency with which elephants responded to a friend in distress is quite remarkable. rarely does an elephant give a distress call without a response from a friend or group member nearby.

photos by mario moreno. some text from a february 2014 wired article

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#elephants  #animals  #animal photography  #beautiful 
plainjanefaye:

quelle-fuckin-suprise:

humanelongisland:

A picture is worth a thousand words.Thanks to Mercy for Animals for the inspiration.

I reblogged this just a second ago but I had to again because this photo is probably one of the most upsetting ones I’ve seen.
The thing is is that you see those pictures of the dogs enjoying the air and you’re happy and you think it’s cute because you know that they’re probably going somewhere awesome like the park or the beach (or maybe it’s the vet’s and that sucks but you know they’ll get lots of love and cuddles to make up for it).
But then you look at the pigs. And you think that that’s probably the only breeeze they’ve ever felt on their cute little snouts but they’re not going to the park or the beach or even the vet. They’re going to a slaughterhouse to have their gorgeous pink throats slit and drained while they squeal and cry and struggle because they’re dying, and all because you want ~~bacon~~ on your plate at dinner.
Fuck everyone, I can’t do this.
Go vegan.

 I sent this picture to my mom, she’s probably gonna be mad at me.
This is really powerful though.

Wow, this photo is so beautiful and so painful; it motivates me to work harder for the animals.

plainjanefaye:

quelle-fuckin-suprise:

humanelongisland:

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Thanks to Mercy for Animals for the inspiration.

I reblogged this just a second ago but I had to again because this photo is probably one of the most upsetting ones I’ve seen.

The thing is is that you see those pictures of the dogs enjoying the air and you’re happy and you think it’s cute because you know that they’re probably going somewhere awesome like the park or the beach (or maybe it’s the vet’s and that sucks but you know they’ll get lots of love and cuddles to make up for it).

But then you look at the pigs. And you think that that’s probably the only breeeze they’ve ever felt on their cute little snouts but they’re not going to the park or the beach or even the vet. They’re going to a slaughterhouse to have their gorgeous pink throats slit and drained while they squeal and cry and struggle because they’re dying, and all because you want ~~bacon~~ on your plate at dinner.

Fuck everyone, I can’t do this.

Go vegan.

 I sent this picture to my mom, she’s probably gonna be mad at me.

This is really powerful though.

Wow, this photo is so beautiful and so painful; it motivates me to work harder for the animals.

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— 2 days ago with 4008 notes
#vegan  #vegetarian  #animal rights  #animal liberation  #pigs  #dogs  #powerful  #animal photography  #beautiful  #painful  #compassion 
rhamphotheca:

RAINBOW GRAPES
These may look like party balloons but they are actually rainbow grapes. These grapes aren’t a rare species, they are created during Véraison (when grapes turn from green to purple as they ripen). Image: BizarBin/Worth1000/Sesan Olasupo/Laritech Garden Seeds Branch Company
(via: ScienceAlert)

rhamphotheca:

RAINBOW GRAPES

These may look like party balloons but they are actually rainbow grapes. These grapes aren’t a rare species, they are created during Véraison (when grapes turn from green to purple as they ripen).

Image: BizarBin/Worth1000/Sesan Olasupo/Laritech Garden Seeds Branch Company

(via: ScienceAlert)

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— 6 days ago with 11368 notes
#vegan  #vegetarian  #vegan food  #what vegans eat  #fruit  #grapes  #rainbow grapes