A meme. For vegans. Ⓥ

They supply the nonsense. We supply the lulz.

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mappedbird asked: I'm not going to argue veganism with you - I'm actually very interested in animal rights and welfare and slowly am becoming a vegan. Admittedly I believe more progress can be made by criticizing and putting restrictions on factory farming than with ....this but.

I dislike several of your memes, especially the one with Jessica Valenti. You criticize her for not caring about animal welfare - well, she's a feminist who chooses to be an activist for gender equality. What's the point in saying "WELL SHE SUCKS BECAUSE SHE IS NOT AN ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST"? That she's not being intersectional enough (well, I do believe Valenti isn't intersectional enough regarding women's issues sometimes but).

I do think that people can care about a multitude of issues. I don't think everyone can be an expert in every issue.

Thing is, factory farming is just one of many branches of animal exploitation, and campaigns against factory farming specifically, do not address the inherent problem with reducing sentient beings to objects that can be used and consumed. I’d much prefer major animal rights groups spend their efforts and resources on vegan advocacy rather than exhausting their efforts and resources on campaigns which at most will marginally improve the living conditions of animals, but will ultimately make people more comfortable with animal use, and thus increase sales of animals’ products.

I did not create the meme with Jessica Valenti, and I do admire her activism on behalf of women’s rights. The meme wasn’t created to bash her for her feminist efforts, but to criticize her selfish decision to purchase a puppy from a breeder rather than adopt from a shelter. (Note that it was also a criticism of the responses from her supporters who tried to tie this in with a pro-choice position, which is just all kinds of wrong, and ironic.)

As for the memes featuring FemFreq, I created those in criticism of her condemning fictional depictions of violence while being perfectly comfortable with real-life violence towards living, sentient animals. Not that pop-culture analyses aren’t relevant, but to decry violence in television and film but not actual violence is just…fucked up.

Intersectionality is something that all activists need to work on acknowledging, and vegans are certainly not exempt. I also criticize vegans who stomp on human rights in order to advance animal rights. There is just no excuse for that. As long as we continue to push other marginalized groups down in order to elevate those we are fighting for, there will continue to be this never-ending cycle of oppression. Violence does not exist in a vacuum. As far as I’m concerned, animal rights are human rights.

– Chelsea

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[Picture: Background: 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground: White girl wearing a green t-shirt, featuring African-American Sesame Street Muppets with nine different hairstyles, subtitled, “I Love My Hair.” Has a smug, arrogant facial expression and plays with her long, brown hair. Top text: “Those ASPCA commercials with the sad animals make me cry.” Bottom text: “Hillshire Farm – GO MEAT!”]

[Picture: Background: 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground: White girl wearing a green t-shirt, featuring African-American Sesame Street Muppets with nine different hairstyles, subtitled, “I Love My Hair.” Has a smug, arrogant facial expression and plays with her long, brown hair. Top text: “Those ASPCA commercials with the sad animals make me cry.” Bottom text: “Hillshire Farm – GO MEAT!”]

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moonl3al3e asked: I seriously love your guys tumlbr.
hilarious <3

Thanks! :D

 – Chelsea

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wel·fare noun \ˈwel-ˌfer\
: the state of doing well especially in respect to good fortune, happiness, well-being, or prosperity

 
Well, whaddya know, domination and violence just don&#8217;t seem to belong here.

[Picture: Background: 8 piece pie style color split with pink and teal alternating. Foreground: White man with dishwater blond hair and stubbly beard, wearing a grey tweed blazer over a white buttoned shirt. Has a smug, arrogant facial expression and crossed arms. Top text: “I&#8217;m for animal welfare, not animal rights.” Bottom text: “Animals don&#8217;t have a right to welfare.”] 

wel·fare noun \ˈwel-ˌfer\

: the state of doing well especially in respect to good fortune, happiness, well-being, or prosperity

Well, whaddya know, domination and violence just don’t seem to belong here.


[Picture: Background: 8 piece pie style color split with pink and teal alternating. Foreground: White man with dishwater blond hair and stubbly beard, wearing a grey tweed blazer over a white buttoned shirt. Has a smug, arrogant facial expression and crossed arms. Top text: “I’m for animal welfare, not animal rights.” Bottom text: “Animals don’t have a right to welfare.”] 

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steppingoncracks asked: I am so impressed by you.
I really am.
I run a blog called Fuck PETA and i am just going to reblogging from this from now on.

Thanks so much! I’m liking the sound of your blog already! :)

 – Chelsea

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[Picture: Background: 8 piece pie style color split with blue and white alternating. Foreground: The face of Ingrid Newkirk from PETA, displaying an animated, gaping smile, in laughter. Top text: “I&#8217;d rather GO NAKED” Bottom text: “than advance animal rights!”]

[Picture: Background: 8 piece pie style color split with blue and white alternating. Foreground: The face of Ingrid Newkirk from PETA, displaying an animated, gaping smile, in laughter. Top text: “I’d rather GO NAKED” Bottom text: “than advance animal rights!”]

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Yep. Corporate stocks and candy&#8230;
[Picture: Background: 8 piece pie style color split with blue and white alternating. Foreground: The face of Ingrid Newkirk from PETA, displaying an animated, gaping smile, in laughter. Top text: “With the $30 million PeTA makes annually in donations, we could implement a legitimate animal rescue program and comprehensive vegan campaigns!” Bottom text: “LOL, just kidding. Let&#8217;s spend it on corporate stocks and candy instead!”]

Yep. Corporate stocks and candy

[Picture: Background: 8 piece pie style color split with blue and white alternating. Foreground: The face of Ingrid Newkirk from PETA, displaying an animated, gaping smile, in laughter. Top text: “With the $30 million PeTA makes annually in donations, we could implement a legitimate animal rescue program and comprehensive vegan campaigns!” Bottom text: “LOL, just kidding. Let’s spend it on corporate stocks and candy instead!”]

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telephonoscope asked: Although I'm not terribly poor, I am right above the poverty line that would guarantee that I received foodstamps, etc. My husband and I make do with our budget and eat healthy vegan homecooked meals probably 90% of the time, and eat out when we're just to worn out to cook. Oh, and I'm disabled. I have a rare genetic mutation called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. I can't work, I dislocate joints constantly, break a limb or strain a muscle every year, I have constant back pain and I can barely lift over ten pounds, and because of that I literally can't exercise. Since I've gone vegan I no longer feel like I'm performing an atrocity against animals, I've lost fifty pounds, and my "diseases of affluence" (heart burn, cholesterol, obesity, etc) are either gone, or nearly gone. Yes, I'm privileged! Privileged to be as HEALTHY as I can be for the first time in my life.

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*Note that despite the overall tone of this blog, this post is not meant to be funny. While this particular news report is fake, it represents the ridiculous and all too common attitude that nonhuman animals are no ones; as long as human beings are okay, no one else counts. Other animals are often not regarded as victims to disaster in the event of a tragic incident such as the one depicted above. 
[PICTURE: House in flames behind Breaking News notice. TEXT: &#8220;HOUSE ENGULFED IN FLAMES; TWO CATS, A DOG, &amp; A PARAKEET TRAPPED INSIDE. NO ONE WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED&#8221;] 

*Note that despite the overall tone of this blog, this post is not meant to be funny. While this particular news report is fake, it represents the ridiculous and all too common attitude that nonhuman animals are no ones; as long as human beings are okay, no one else counts. Other animals are often not regarded as victims to disaster in the event of a tragic incident such as the one depicted above. 

[PICTURE: House in flames behind Breaking News notice. TEXT: “HOUSE ENGULFED IN FLAMES; TWO CATS, A DOG, & A PARAKEET TRAPPED INSIDE. NO ONE WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED”] 

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Anonymous asked: this tumblr is GENIUS.

Thanks. :)

– Chelsea

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tteenwitch asked: I know you'll probably treat this as a hostile question, but I still feel the need to say that I don't mean this disrespectfully. But I honestly think people would treat this blog with more seriousness if you didn't act so pretentious and better-than-thou. I know I certainly would.

As a omnivore currently researching veganism, I came across this and I thought it was going to be a legitimate blog, debating the idea of speciesism. Instead, it's just one person making a meme which portrays all meat-eaters as stupid, gluttonous pigs. I understand that a large majority of the meat-eating population is very misinformed about the conditions of the meat industry, but it's rude to make an enormous generalization like that.

Since you have such a large follower base, wouldn't it be more practical to spread the dangers of speciesism and the benefits of vegetarianism/veganism in an intelligent, respectful way instead of just mocking people?

Truth is, this blog isn’t meant to be taken seriously, at least not to the extent that philosophical essays about speciesism are. This was inspired after seeing the Privilege Denying Dude meme, and I thought I’d create a meme depicting some of the speciesist attitudes I frequently see. Not all nonvegans exhibit the exact behavior featured in these memes, but many do. This meme is a way to refute these ideas with a bit of humor (as humor can be a great way to dismantle oppressive notions), which also sparks some discussion.

Some people have asked for information on becoming vegan, and I have responded. I also have a page explaining speciesism and veganism for newcomers to these issues on this blog. I suppose I could add another link with external resources on animal rights theory, but aside from that, this blog is mostly meant for satire with perhaps a side of education. I do have another blog I created a while ago but haven’t made many updates to; this one will shed light onto speciesism, but in a more informative way.

In the meantime, here are some links which may help you to get a better idea about speciesism and animal rights theory:

http://human-nonhuman.blogspot.com

http://challengeoppression.com

http://www.weanimals.org

http://humanemyth.org

http://loveallbeings.org

http://veganideal.org

– Chelsea

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Anonymous asked: I have several points to make, so be forewarned.

1. Don't get me wrong, I get the reasoning for veganism and yada yada, I completely respect the choices; but I also expect vegans to respect my decision to eat meat.
2. The majority of meat that I personally, and my family, eat was killed/caught in the wild. As in hunted, like some animals hunt other animals to survive. Not kept in captivity, etc. etc.
3. Some vegans need to shill out on people that eat meat just as badly as some omnivores need to chill the fuck out on vegans. Haha.
4. I'm not trying to cause problems and give you a hard time, I just wanted to put that out there,
5. This blog is hilarious :D

1. Vegans are morally opposed to animal consumption, so it would be kinda hypocritical to “respect” someone’s choice to consume animals.

2. Yes, some animals hunt to survive. But what does this have to do with people who have alternatives, yet don’t utilize them?

3. It’s hard to “chill out” on people who are contributing to something that we find to be morally objectionable. I may be able to tolerate people who consume animals, but not the consumption of animals itself. 

4. I respect that you voiced your points regarding this issue, even though I don’t agree with all of them.

 5. Yes, the speciesist attitudes represented on this blog are pretty hilarious, if not, sad.

– Chelsea

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[Picture: Background: 8 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground: White woman wearing a long sleeved blouse and silver bracelet with long blonde hair. Her arms are crossed over her chest and she has a smug expression. Top text: “With all the human  suffering going on in the world, who cares about animal  rights?” Bottom text: “Humans are only capable of handling ONE issue at a time.”]

[Picture: Background: 8 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground: White woman wearing a long sleeved blouse and silver bracelet with long blonde hair. Her arms are crossed over her chest and she has a smug expression. Top text: “With all the human  suffering going on in the world, who cares about animal  rights?” Bottom text: “Humans are only capable of handling ONE issue at a time.”]

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[Picture: Background: 8 piece pie style color split with pink and teal alternating. Foreground: White man with dishwater blond hair and stubbly beard, wearing a grey tweed blazer over a white buttoned shirt. Has a smug, arrogant facial expression and crossed arms. Top text: “Animals have got it way better than people.” Bottom text: “I wish I  could be someone&#8217;s expendable property!”] 

[Picture: Background: 8 piece pie style color split with pink and teal alternating. Foreground: White man with dishwater blond hair and stubbly beard, wearing a grey tweed blazer over a white buttoned shirt. Has a smug, arrogant facial expression and crossed arms. Top text: “Animals have got it way better than people.” Bottom text: “I wish I  could be someone’s expendable property!”] 

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[Picture: Background: 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground: White girl wearing a green t-shirt, featuring African-American Sesame Street Muppets with nine different hairstyles, subtitled, “I Love My Hair.” Has a smug, arrogant facial expression and plays with her long, brown hair. Top text: “Like my gorgeous, new leather boots?” Bottom text: “OMG! Look at that fur hag! Someone should throw paint on her!”]

[Picture: Background: 6 piece pie style color split with pink and blue alternating. Foreground: White girl wearing a green t-shirt, featuring African-American Sesame Street Muppets with nine different hairstyles, subtitled, “I Love My Hair.” Has a smug, arrogant facial expression and plays with her long, brown hair. Top text: “Like my gorgeous, new leather boots?” Bottom text: “OMG! Look at that fur hag! Someone should throw paint on her!”]

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