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Family, Friends, and Head: anarchy404x 1d You must understand the weird logic of the left. To them life is priceless and should always be prioritised over property. They would literally let the statue of Liberty burn to save one person. Through inaction let one person starve? You monster, you literally murdered them. Reply Vote tsunderepup: randomslasher: pastel-selkie: lesbianshepard: stupid leftists and their belief in *checks notes* the intrinsic value of human life Reblog if you would burn down the statue of liberty to save a life Here’s the thing, though. If you asked a conservative “Would you let the statue of liberty burn to save one life?” they’d probably scoff and say no, it’s a national landmark, a treasure, a piece of too much historical importance to let it be destroyed for the sake of one measly life.  But if you asked, “Would you let the statue of liberty burn in order to save your child? your spouse? someone you loved a great deal?” the tune abruptly changes. At the very least, there’s a hesitation. Even if they deny it, I’m willing to bet that gun to their head, the answer would be “yes.”   The basic problem here is that people have a hard time seeing outside their own sphere of influence, and empathizing beyond the few people who are right in front of them. You’ve got your immediate family, whom you love; your friends, your acquaintances, maybe to a certain degree the people who share a status with you (your religion, your race, etc.)–but beyond that? People aren’t real. They’re theoretical.  But a national monument? That’s real. It stands for something. The value of a non-realized anonymous life that exists completely outside your sphere of influence is clearly worth less than something that represents freedom and prosperity to a whole nation, right? People who think like this lack the compassion to realize that everyone is in someone’s immediate sphere of influence–that everyone is someone’s lover, or brother, or parent. Everyone means the world to someone. And it’s the absolute height of selfishness to assume that their lives don’t have value just because they don’t mean the world to you.  P.S. I would let the statue of liberty burn to save a pigeon. 
Family, Friends, and Head: anarchy404x 1d
 You must understand the weird logic of the left. To
 them life is priceless and should always be
 prioritised over property. They would literally let the
 statue of Liberty burn to save one person. Through
 inaction let one person starve? You monster, you
 literally murdered them.
 Reply Vote
tsunderepup:
randomslasher:

pastel-selkie:

lesbianshepard:
stupid leftists and their belief in *checks notes* the intrinsic value of human life

Reblog if you would burn down the statue of liberty to save a life

Here’s the thing, though. If you asked a conservative “Would you let the statue of liberty burn to save one life?” they’d probably scoff and say no, it’s a national landmark, a treasure, a piece of too much historical importance to let it be destroyed for the sake of one measly life. 
But if you asked, “Would you let the statue of liberty burn in order to save your child? your spouse? someone you loved a great deal?” the tune abruptly changes. At the very least, there’s a hesitation. Even if they deny it, I’m willing to bet that gun to their head, the answer would be “yes.”  
The basic problem here is that people have a hard time seeing outside their own sphere of influence, and empathizing beyond the few people who are right in front of them. You’ve got your immediate family, whom you love; your friends, your acquaintances, maybe to a certain degree the people who share a status with you (your religion, your race, etc.)–but beyond that? People aren’t real. They’re theoretical. 
But a national monument? That’s real. It stands for something. The value of a non-realized anonymous life that exists completely outside your sphere of influence is clearly worth less than something that represents freedom and prosperity to a whole nation, right?
People who think like this lack the compassion to realize that everyone is in someone’s immediate sphere of influence–that everyone is someone’s lover, or brother, or parent. Everyone means the world to someone. And it’s the absolute height of selfishness to assume that their lives don’t have value just because they don’t mean the world to you. 
P.S. I would let the statue of liberty burn to save a pigeon. 

tsunderepup: randomslasher: pastel-selkie: lesbianshepard: stupid leftists and their belief in *checks notes* the intrinsic value of human...

Ass, Fucking, and Jail: The Independent @Independent Arkansas just passed a law that will let rapists sue victims who want an abortion ABORTION REPRO RIGHTS ACLU Arkansas passes law allowing rapists to sue victims who want an abortion independent.co.uk Raw Story@RawStory Rape survivors will go to jail if they refuse to testify in Louisiana: District attorney ow.ly/ Cazp30aRUZV Broadly @broadly This politician says pregnancy from rape or incest is like "beauty from ashes" bit.ly/2nHLiBN 3/24/17, 8:30 AM SIA Gimes Los Angeles Times @latimes At rape sentencing, Utah judge says ex-Mormon bishop is a "good man" lat.ms/2pgYYnP 4/17/17, 12:00 AM TIME Φ @TIME TIME All-male panel fails to end Maryland lavw that forces women to share custody with their rapists VALLARIo All-Male Panel Just Failed Rape Survivors In Maryland motto.time.com graystar-legacy: queenstravelingdarling: weavemama: you can’t deny the existence of rape culture when our judicial system is ran by these gross ass men who justify it  I’m so fucking done with this country. We aren’t even going backwards in time, we are going to a whole new level of ignorance, hate and evil. WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT
Ass, Fucking, and Jail: The Independent
 @Independent
 Arkansas just passed a law that will let
 rapists sue victims who want an
 abortion
 ABORTION
 REPRO
 RIGHTS
 ACLU
 Arkansas passes law allowing rapists to sue
 victims who want an abortion
 independent.co.uk

 Raw Story@RawStory
 Rape survivors will go to jail if they refuse to
 testify in Louisiana: District attorney ow.ly/
 Cazp30aRUZV

 Broadly
 @broadly
 This politician says pregnancy from
 rape or incest is like "beauty from
 ashes" bit.ly/2nHLiBN
 3/24/17, 8:30 AM

 SIA
 Gimes
 Los Angeles Times
 @latimes
 At rape sentencing, Utah judge says
 ex-Mormon bishop is a "good man"
 lat.ms/2pgYYnP
 4/17/17, 12:00 AM

 TIME Φ
 @TIME
 TIME
 All-male panel fails to end Maryland lavw
 that forces women to share custody
 with their rapists
 VALLARIo
 All-Male Panel Just Failed Rape Survivors In
 Maryland
 motto.time.com
graystar-legacy:

queenstravelingdarling:

weavemama:

you can’t deny the existence of rape culture when our judicial system is ran by these gross ass men who justify it 

I’m so fucking done with this country. We aren’t even going backwards in time, we are going to a whole new level of ignorance, hate and evil.

WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT 
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graystar-legacy: queenstravelingdarling: weavemama: you can’t deny the existence of rape culture when our judicial system is ran by these...

America, Ass, and Fucking: The Independent @Independent Arkansas just passed a law that will let rapists sue victims who want an abortion ABORTION REPRO RIGHTS ACLU Arkansas passes law allowing rapists to sue victims who want an abortion independent.co.uk Raw Story@RawStory Rape survivors will go to jail if they refuse to testify in Louisiana: District attorney ow.ly/ Cazp30aRUZV Broadly @broadly This politician says pregnancy from rape or incest is like "beauty from ashes" bit.ly/2nHLiBN 3/24/17, 8:30 AM SIA Gimes Los Angeles Times @latimes At rape sentencing, Utah judge says ex-Mormon bishop is a "good man" lat.ms/2pgYYnP 4/17/17, 12:00 AM TIME Φ @TIME TIME All-male panel fails to end Maryland lavw that forces women to share custody with their rapists VALLARIo All-Male Panel Just Failed Rape Survivors In Maryland motto.time.com royallybaffled: graystar-legacy: queenstravelingdarling: weavemama: you can’t deny the existence of rape culture when our judicial system is ran by these gross ass men who justify it  I’m so fucking done with this country. We aren’t even going backwards in time, we are going to a whole new level of ignorance, hate and evil. WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT America really fucking hates women huh WHAT THE FUCK AMERICA
America, Ass, and Fucking: The Independent
 @Independent
 Arkansas just passed a law that will let
 rapists sue victims who want an
 abortion
 ABORTION
 REPRO
 RIGHTS
 ACLU
 Arkansas passes law allowing rapists to sue
 victims who want an abortion
 independent.co.uk

 Raw Story@RawStory
 Rape survivors will go to jail if they refuse to
 testify in Louisiana: District attorney ow.ly/
 Cazp30aRUZV

 Broadly
 @broadly
 This politician says pregnancy from
 rape or incest is like "beauty from
 ashes" bit.ly/2nHLiBN
 3/24/17, 8:30 AM

 SIA
 Gimes
 Los Angeles Times
 @latimes
 At rape sentencing, Utah judge says
 ex-Mormon bishop is a "good man"
 lat.ms/2pgYYnP
 4/17/17, 12:00 AM

 TIME Φ
 @TIME
 TIME
 All-male panel fails to end Maryland lavw
 that forces women to share custody
 with their rapists
 VALLARIo
 All-Male Panel Just Failed Rape Survivors In
 Maryland
 motto.time.com
royallybaffled:

graystar-legacy:

queenstravelingdarling:

weavemama:

you can’t deny the existence of rape culture when our judicial system is ran by these gross ass men who justify it 

I’m so fucking done with this country. We aren’t even going backwards in time, we are going to a whole new level of ignorance, hate and evil.

WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT 
WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT 
WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT


WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT


WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT


WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT


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WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT




America really fucking hates women huh 


WHAT THE FUCK AMERICA

royallybaffled: graystar-legacy: queenstravelingdarling: weavemama: you can’t deny the existence of rape culture when our judicial syste...

Children, Love, and Run: I THINK, I THINK WE ALL KNOW THAT'S NOT THE REAL QUESTION, ANDREW... -REGARDING THE PRIME MINISTER'S RESPONSE TO THE THREAT? ...THE REAL QUESTION IS WHETHER OR NOT HE'S MAN ENOUGH TO STAND UP TO US YES, I'M WONDERING IF THERE'S BEEN ANY REACTION TO THE PIECE THAT WAS RUN IN THE DAILY PLANET THIS MORNING HAVEN'T READ IT, HAVEN'T SEEN IT LET'S SEE... COLBY? -IT'S THE LOIS LANE PIECE, IT RAN THIS MORNING ABOUT THE REFUGEE CAMPS CAN'T COMMENT IF I HAVEN'T READ IT, COLBY, CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE NUMBERS THAT WERE RELEASED TODAY? DOES ANYONE HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THAT? I DO ACTUALLY, LEE-ANNE.. NOW D ...I ACTUALLY DO HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE NUMBERS ABOUT THE NUMBERS LOIS? SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE ONES REPORTED THIS MORNING, YES ALL RIGHT PRESS ALCESS -ALL PAID TO INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATION IN EXCHANGE FOR- 9.4 MILLION DOLLARS FROM MERRICK UNROE, 10.7 FROM LEXCORP ANOTHER 8.5 FROM AGGER AND SHAW THAT'S ENOUGH, THAT'S NOT- WAIT, WAIT- THE GRANTING OF SPECIFIC CONTRACTS, INCLUDING AN ADDITIONAL 22 MILLION EARMARKED FOR QUOTE-UNQUOTE TENDER CARE CAMPS WHERE ARE YOU GETTING THIS? WHERE ARE YOU GETTING THESE FIGURES? YOU'RE MAKING IT UP THAT'S ALL THIS IS I'M NOT AT LIBERTY TO DIVULGE MY SOURCES ...I THINK YOU NEED TO ANSWER THE QUESTION. I'M NOT GOING TO DIGNIFY LET'S TAKE ANOTHER DO YOU DENY THAT THE ADMINISTRATION IS MONETIZING THE SEPARATION OF CHILDREN FROM THEIR FAMILIES? IS THAT A DENIAL? MS MCCARTHY? ANSWER THE QUESTION, LEE-ANNE GLORIA, DO YOU- ANSWER THE QUESTION. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS EIGHTEEN MONTHS... A REMARKABLE EXCHANGE TODAY BETWEEN PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING JOURNALIST LOIS LANE AND WHITE HOUSE SPOKESPERSON LEE-ANNE MCCARTHY..." CULMINATING IN LANE'S EJECTION FROM THE BRIEFING AND THE REVOKING OF HER CREDENTIALS WHEN THE PRESS SECRETARY REFUSED TO ANSWER ALLEGATIONS PUBLISHED IN THE DAILY PLANET THIS MORNING DESPITE REPEATED REQUESTS TO DO SO... "LUPON RESUMPTION OF THE BRIEFING MCCARTHY AGAIN FACED QUESTIONING... THIS TIME BY OTHER MEMBERS OF THE PRESS CORPS WHO CONTINUED LANE'S LINE OF INQUIRY RESULTING IN MCCARTHY CALLING A PREMATURE END TO THE BRIEFING "AT THIS TIME, THE ADMINISTRATION HAS OFFERED NO FURTHER COMMENT ON THE EXCHANGE... MORE ON THIS STORY AS IT DEVELOPS..." why-i-love-comics: Lois Lane #1 - “Enemy of the People” (2019) written by Greg Ruckaart by Mike Perkins & Paul Mounts
Children, Love, and Run: I THINK,
 I THINK WE ALL
 KNOW THAT'S
 NOT THE REAL
 QUESTION,
 ANDREW...
 -REGARDING
 THE PRIME MINISTER'S
 RESPONSE TO THE
 THREAT?
 ...THE REAL
 QUESTION IS
 WHETHER OR NOT
 HE'S MAN ENOUGH
 TO STAND UP
 TO US
 YES, I'M WONDERING IF
 THERE'S BEEN ANY REACTION
 TO THE PIECE THAT WAS RUN
 IN THE DAILY PLANET THIS
 MORNING
 HAVEN'T
 READ IT,
 HAVEN'T
 SEEN IT
 LET'S
 SEE...
 COLBY?
 -IT'S
 THE LOIS LANE
 PIECE, IT RAN THIS
 MORNING ABOUT
 THE REFUGEE
 CAMPS
 CAN'T
 COMMENT IF I
 HAVEN'T READ
 IT, COLBY,
 CAN WE
 TALK ABOUT THE
 NUMBERS THAT
 WERE RELEASED
 TODAY? DOES
 ANYONE HAVE A
 QUESTION ABOUT
 THAT?
 I DO
 ACTUALLY,
 LEE-ANNE..
 NOW D
 ...I ACTUALLY
 DO HAVE A
 QUESTION
 ABOUT THE
 NUMBERS
 ABOUT THE
 NUMBERS
 LOIS?
 SPECIFICALLY
 ABOUT THE ONES
 REPORTED THIS
 MORNING, YES
 ALL
 RIGHT
 PRESS
 ALCESS

 -ALL PAID
 TO INDIVIDUAL
 MEMBERS OF THE
 ADMINISTRATION
 IN EXCHANGE
 FOR-
 9.4 MILLION DOLLARS
 FROM MERRICK
 UNROE, 10.7 FROM
 LEXCORP ANOTHER 8.5
 FROM AGGER AND
 SHAW
 THAT'S
 ENOUGH,
 THAT'S
 NOT-
 WAIT,
 WAIT-
 THE
 GRANTING OF SPECIFIC
 CONTRACTS, INCLUDING
 AN ADDITIONAL 22
 MILLION EARMARKED
 FOR QUOTE-UNQUOTE
 TENDER CARE
 CAMPS
 WHERE
 ARE YOU GETTING
 THIS? WHERE ARE
 YOU GETTING THESE
 FIGURES?
 YOU'RE
 MAKING IT UP
 THAT'S ALL
 THIS IS
 I'M NOT
 AT LIBERTY TO
 DIVULGE MY
 SOURCES
 ...I THINK
 YOU NEED TO
 ANSWER THE
 QUESTION.
 I'M NOT
 GOING TO DIGNIFY
 LET'S TAKE
 ANOTHER
 DO YOU DENY THAT
 THE ADMINISTRATION
 IS MONETIZING THE
 SEPARATION OF
 CHILDREN FROM THEIR
 FAMILIES?
 IS THAT A
 DENIAL? MS
 MCCARTHY?
 ANSWER
 THE QUESTION,
 LEE-ANNE
 GLORIA,
 DO YOU-
 ANSWER
 THE QUESTION.
 WE'RE
 TALKING ABOUT
 CHILDREN
 AS YOUNG AS
 EIGHTEEN
 MONTHS...
 A REMARKABLE
 EXCHANGE TODAY BETWEEN
 PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING
 JOURNALIST LOIS LANE AND
 WHITE HOUSE SPOKESPERSON
 LEE-ANNE MCCARTHY..."

 CULMINATING
 IN LANE'S EJECTION
 FROM THE BRIEFING
 AND THE REVOKING OF
 HER CREDENTIALS
 WHEN THE PRESS
 SECRETARY REFUSED TO
 ANSWER ALLEGATIONS
 PUBLISHED IN THE DAILY
 PLANET THIS MORNING
 DESPITE REPEATED
 REQUESTS TO DO SO...
 "LUPON RESUMPTION
 OF THE BRIEFING
 MCCARTHY AGAIN
 FACED QUESTIONING...
 THIS TIME BY OTHER
 MEMBERS OF THE PRESS CORPS
 WHO CONTINUED LANE'S LINE OF
 INQUIRY RESULTING IN MCCARTHY
 CALLING A PREMATURE END TO
 THE BRIEFING
 "AT THIS TIME, THE
 ADMINISTRATION
 HAS OFFERED NO
 FURTHER COMMENT
 ON THE EXCHANGE...
 MORE ON
 THIS STORY AS
 IT DEVELOPS..."
why-i-love-comics:

Lois Lane #1 - “Enemy of the People” (2019)
written by Greg Ruckaart by Mike Perkins & Paul Mounts

why-i-love-comics: Lois Lane #1 - “Enemy of the People” (2019) written by Greg Ruckaart by Mike Perkins

Alive, Animals, and Cats: Meg OVeganMegane Vegans who feed their pets meat: u guys have gotta see the bigger picture. We shouldn't support animal exploitation w/ our money That's it. 7/13/16, 10:50 PM aer @thelilmermade @VeganMegane yes um so how would I feed my cat? 7/13/16, 11:02 PM lI VIEW TWEET ACTIVITY Meg @VeganMegane @thelilmermade is your cat male or 7m female? :) check out this website for more info: vegancats.com/ veganfaq.php Meg @VeganMegane @thelilmermade I know you want to best for your companion, and I won't deny that there are risks, but you can minimise those risks! 5m someoneintheshadow456: nautica-the-savant: marbledmartin: thegrumpymathematician: nunyabizni: sarcasmsuitsme: skypig357: iswearimnotnaked: hi hello CATS!!!! CANNOT!!!! BE VEGAN!!!!! i cannot believe i have to fucking say this. dogs are omnivore and IF YOUR VET APPROVES your pooch MAY be able to go on an APPROVED(!!!!!) commercial vegan dog food like the brand “v-dog” which has all the essential vitamins, protein, etc. (the oldest record winning dogs have been vegan) cats are CARNIVORE and cannot fucking live on a vegan diet. a vet would laugh in your face and probably find some way to have your pet taken away from you because you’re obviously not fit to have an animal if you think you can feed a cat a diet based on your own ethics i’m vegan but this is so fucking harmful. it’s about minimizing your harm, not putting your animals on risky diets in an attempt to be perfect. DON’T FUCKING DO THIS TO YOUR PETS Idiot people If you see someone you know doing this, report them for animal cruelty and neglect. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This posts, and many of the notes on it, are bothering me. Ladies, gentlemen, esteemed colleagues from outside the confines of the gender binary; gather ‘round. Let’s throw some science in this joint. 1. Humans. Humans are not cats. Humans are not dogs. One would think this obvious, but people have a tendency to attempt such interspecies comparisons when discussing diet. Humans are order omnivora; we have essentially evolved in a manner that attempts to give us as much dietary flexibility as possible. We do, however, require a substance called B12 (or cobalamin), which is extremely important for brain and nervous system functions, as well as the synthesis of DNA and the construction of red blood cells. We cannot produce this vitamin ourselves–no animal, plant, or fungus can. The enzymes used in cobalamin production are essentially unique to bacteria and archaea–some species of which hang out in the digestive tracks of other animals. We get cobalamin in a roundabout way from fish, shellfish, meat, eggs, milk, and dairy products. While there is no naturally-occurring, vegan source of the vitamin that has been demonstrated effective in a human study of statistically significant sample size, effective synthetic forms do exist and can be used as a substitute.  Cyanocobalamin is one of the most common and is frequently found in fortified foods and vitamins. In short: Humans are omnivores. Humans have evolved for dietary flexibility, including viable vegetarianism. Humans did not evolve for veganism (be extremely suspicious of people who tell you that we did, as they are lying), but due to modern technologies, veganism is also a viable diet that humans can thrive on, should they so choose. 2. Cats. Cats are order carnivora. Cats require (amongst other things) an amino acid called taurine. We’re not quite sure how, exactly, but we know that it’s extremely important to feline heart wall tissue, retinal tissue, and brain tissue amongst other things. Cats cannot manufacture their own taurine, and must get it from other sources–primarily shellfish, fish and meat. Taurine breaks down when heated, so feeding your cat a home-cooked diet rich in this foods is also not necessarily a good idea (talk to a vet). Secondary (read: SUPPLEMENTARY. NOT A SOLE SOURCE OF TAURINE.) sources of taurine for cats include dairy, eggs, and seaweed- or yeast-based taurine supplements. In nature, cats don’t really need to worry about getting enough taurine, because (as you may have noticed), taurine sources are indeed the things that cats tend to catch and eat. However, a cat that lives in a human household is dependent on humans for food, and sometimes humans are utter fucktrucks. In short: Cats are obligate carnivores. Their primary source of nutrition is meat. They must eat meat, preferably as close to raw as possible. They have digestive tracks designed for digesting meat. There are vegan/vegetarian cat kibbles on the market. Do not buy them. Your cat is neither vegan nor vegetarian, and if you adjust their diet as if they were, you are a terrible person who is harming and possibly killing your pet. You suck. End of discussion. 3. Dogs. Dogs are slightly more nuanced here. They are facultative carnivores–meaning that they optimally should eat meat, but can survive on other things if resources are scare. Dogs also need the amino acid taurine, but can technically manufacture it themselves if the proper building blocks are in their diets. They also need vitamin D–D3 is preferable, but D2 can be used to some degree. Dogs are somewhere between us (the true omnivore) and the cat (the true carnivore). A vegan or vegetarian diet will keep a dog alive, certainly, but is unlikely to allow your pet to thrive as it lacks the recommended nutrients. You should probably be feeding your dog meat. The exception here–some dogs are allergic to conventional dog foods, or find symptoms of certain diseases alleviated by vegetarianism. In this case, a veterinarian (not you, layperson, I mean an actual trained veterinarian) may determine that the benefits of putting your dog on a vegetarian/vegan diet outweigh those of feeding your dog meat. This is relatively rare, but does occasionally happen. And no, actually, the oldest dog is not vegan–Bramble is the only dog on this list that I found had some indication of veganism. The oldest dog on record is an Australian Kelpie named Maggie, who was not vegan. It is more likely that Bramble lived that long despite the veganism, not because of it. In short: If a vet thinks that your dog may be allergic to dog food/require a special diet and recommends you try feeding it a vegetarian/vegan diet, listen to your vet. Otherwise? Dogs are carnivora. They do need vegetables and other sources of nutrients, but their optimal fuel, as it were, is meat. Your dog needs meat to be happy. Fucking feed your dog.  Now, I did manage to find two veterinarians who disagree with every other study I dug up and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Their articles are here and here. They don’t really have sources, and are essentially wholly dependent on anecdotal evidence (“my dog is a vegetarian and hasn’t died!”), but for those of you data cherry-pickers reading this, there you go.  As a rule, dogs and cats need meat. If that makes you uncomfortable, that is your problem, not theirs. If you try to implement a vegan or vegetarian diet for your pets because you implemented one for yourself, you shouldn’t have those pets. That is animal abuse. (By the way, those of you not feeding your cats and non-allergic dogs the food they need to survive and thrive? What the fuck is wrong with you? Do you not love your pets?) TL;DR If you do not want a pet that must be fed meat, you should under no circumstances acquire a cat or a dog. Thank you for your time. Rebloobing for the more detailed info on B12 and obligate carnivore vs true omnivores Always reblog. Dear Vegans, If you’re not willing to at least feed your dogs and cats commercial food, get a rabbit or a parrot.
Alive, Animals, and Cats: Meg
 OVeganMegane
 Vegans who feed their pets meat:
 u guys have gotta see the bigger
 picture. We shouldn't support
 animal exploitation w/ our money
 That's it.
 7/13/16, 10:50 PM

 aer
 @thelilmermade
 @VeganMegane yes um so how
 would I feed my cat?
 7/13/16, 11:02 PM
 lI VIEW TWEET ACTIVITY
 Meg @VeganMegane
 @thelilmermade is your cat male or
 7m
 female? :) check out this website for
 more info: vegancats.com/
 veganfaq.php

 Meg @VeganMegane
 @thelilmermade I know you want to
 best for your companion, and I
 won't deny that there are risks, but
 you can minimise those risks!
 5m
someoneintheshadow456:

nautica-the-savant:

marbledmartin:

thegrumpymathematician:

nunyabizni:

sarcasmsuitsme:

skypig357:

iswearimnotnaked:

hi hello CATS!!!! CANNOT!!!! BE VEGAN!!!!! 

i cannot believe i have to fucking say this. 

dogs are omnivore and IF YOUR VET APPROVES your pooch MAY be able to go on an APPROVED(!!!!!) commercial vegan dog food like the brand “v-dog” which has all the essential vitamins, protein, etc. (the oldest record winning dogs have been vegan) 

cats are CARNIVORE and cannot fucking live on a vegan diet. a vet would laugh in your face and probably find some way to have your pet taken away from you because you’re obviously not fit to have an animal if you think you can feed a cat a diet based on your own ethics 

i’m vegan but this is so fucking harmful. 

it’s about minimizing your harm, not putting your animals on risky diets in an attempt to be perfect. 

DON’T FUCKING DO THIS TO YOUR PETS

Idiot people

If you see someone you know doing this, report them for animal cruelty and neglect.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


This posts, and many of the notes on it, are bothering me. Ladies, gentlemen, esteemed colleagues from outside the confines of the gender binary; gather ‘round. Let’s throw some science in this joint.
1. Humans. Humans are not cats. Humans are not dogs. One would think this obvious, but people have a tendency to attempt such interspecies comparisons when discussing diet. Humans are order omnivora; we have essentially evolved in a manner that attempts to give us as much dietary flexibility as possible. We do, however, require a substance called B12 (or cobalamin), which is extremely important for brain and nervous system functions, as well as the synthesis of DNA and the construction of red blood cells. We cannot produce this vitamin ourselves–no animal, plant, or fungus can. The enzymes used in cobalamin production are essentially unique to bacteria and archaea–some species of which hang out in the digestive tracks of other animals. We get cobalamin in a roundabout way from fish, shellfish, meat, eggs, milk, and dairy products. While there is no naturally-occurring, vegan source of the vitamin that has been demonstrated effective in a human study of statistically significant sample size, effective synthetic forms do exist and can be used as a substitute.  Cyanocobalamin is one of the most common and is frequently found in fortified foods and vitamins. In short: Humans are omnivores. Humans have evolved for dietary flexibility, including viable vegetarianism. Humans did not evolve for veganism (be extremely suspicious of people who tell you that we did, as they are lying), but due to modern technologies, veganism is also a viable diet that humans can thrive on, should they so choose.
2. Cats. Cats are order carnivora. Cats require (amongst other things) an amino acid called taurine. We’re not quite sure how, exactly, but we know that it’s extremely important to feline heart wall tissue, retinal tissue, and brain tissue amongst other things. Cats cannot manufacture their own taurine, and must get it from other sources–primarily shellfish, fish and meat. Taurine breaks down when heated, so feeding your cat a home-cooked diet rich in this foods is also not necessarily a good idea (talk to a vet). Secondary (read: SUPPLEMENTARY. NOT A SOLE SOURCE OF TAURINE.) sources of taurine for cats include dairy, eggs, and seaweed- or yeast-based taurine supplements. In nature, cats don’t really need to worry about getting enough taurine, because (as you may have noticed), taurine sources are indeed the things that cats tend to catch and eat. However, a cat that lives in a human household is dependent on humans for food, and sometimes humans are utter fucktrucks. In short: Cats are obligate carnivores. Their primary source of nutrition is meat. They must eat meat, preferably as close to raw as possible. They have digestive tracks designed for digesting meat. There are vegan/vegetarian cat kibbles on the market. Do not buy them. Your cat is neither vegan nor vegetarian, and if you adjust their diet as if they were, you are a terrible person who is harming and possibly killing your pet. You suck. End of discussion.
3. Dogs. Dogs are slightly more nuanced here. They are facultative carnivores–meaning that they optimally should eat meat, but can survive on other things if resources are scare. Dogs also need the amino acid taurine, but can technically manufacture it themselves if the proper building blocks are in their diets. They also need vitamin D–D3 is preferable, but D2 can be used to some degree. Dogs are somewhere between us (the true omnivore) and the cat (the true carnivore). A vegan or vegetarian diet will keep a dog alive, certainly, but is unlikely to allow your pet to thrive as it lacks the recommended nutrients. You should probably be feeding your dog meat. The exception here–some dogs are allergic to conventional dog foods, or find symptoms of certain diseases alleviated by vegetarianism. In this case, a veterinarian (not you, layperson, I mean an actual trained veterinarian) may determine that the benefits of putting your dog on a vegetarian/vegan diet outweigh those of feeding your dog meat. This is relatively rare, but does occasionally happen. And no, actually, the oldest dog is not vegan–Bramble is the only dog on this list that I found had some indication of veganism. The oldest dog on record is an Australian Kelpie named Maggie, who was not vegan. It is more likely that Bramble lived that long despite the veganism, not because of it. In short: If a vet thinks that your dog may be allergic to dog food/require a special diet and recommends you try feeding it a vegetarian/vegan diet, listen to your vet. Otherwise? Dogs are carnivora. They do need vegetables and other sources of nutrients, but their optimal fuel, as it were, is meat. Your dog needs meat to be happy. Fucking feed your dog. 
Now, I did manage to find two veterinarians who disagree with every other study I dug up and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Their articles are here and here. They don’t really have sources, and are essentially wholly dependent on anecdotal evidence (“my dog is a vegetarian and hasn’t died!”), but for those of you data cherry-pickers reading this, there you go. 
As a rule, dogs and cats need meat. If that makes you uncomfortable, that is your problem, not theirs. If you try to implement a vegan or vegetarian diet for your pets because you implemented one for yourself, you shouldn’t have those pets. That is animal abuse. (By the way, those of you not feeding your cats and non-allergic dogs the food they need to survive and thrive? What the fuck is wrong with you? Do you not love your pets?)
TL;DR If you do not want a pet that must be fed meat, you should under no circumstances acquire a cat or a dog. Thank you for your time.

Rebloobing for the more detailed info on B12 and obligate carnivore vs true omnivores


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Dear Vegans,
If you’re not willing to at least feed your dogs and cats commercial food, get a rabbit or a parrot.

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