justkeepswimmingk

justkeepswimmingk:

revolucionvegana:

Nonvegans think we’re offended by their “found the vegan”, “my food shits on your food”, “save animals, eat vegans” jokes.

Not even close. I couldn’t care less about your extremely witty jokes. I couldn’t care less if you don’t “respect” my decision to reject animal exploitation. I couldn’t care…

I love this! And it reminds me of something that happened last night.

I was being insulted on FB for being vegan. Again. So I came to Tumblr and immediately saw a picture of a really cute little pig.

It was like a lightbulb moment. Who cares if other people insult me for being vegan? They aren’t the ones being hurt, and neither am I, really. This pig is. All pigs are. And many, many other animals. And they are what matters, that is what I need to focus on.

Nonvegans think we’re offended by their “found the vegan”, “my food shits on your food”, “save animals, eat vegans” jokes.

Not even close. I couldn’t care less about your extremely witty jokes. I couldn’t care less if you don’t “respect” my decision to reject animal exploitation. I couldn’t care less what you think of me. 

What I find offensive is your disregard for other creatures’ lives. Every single joke you make about vegans is like a slap on the face. But not to vegans. You’re joking about a system that abuses sentient beings on a daily basis. You’re mocking their suffering. Because behind every single joke, no matter how innocent it sounds, there’s the speciesist belief that you are entitled to those lives.

You insist on making veganism about vegans. But by focusing on vegans, you erase those animals’ existence. They’re nothing but props. They aren’t worth more than a punchline. It’s so easy, isn’t it? Pretending it’s all a joke. It’s so easy to laugh about it and keep going instead of re-examining your values. Nothing beats a good laugh. Who cares if others are destroyed in the process?

Next time, before you make that super duper original joke, ask yourselves why you’re doing it and who you’re really laughing at. 

jolie-blonde

jolie-blonde:

I can get down on a salad, but I can not even fathom vegans. How do you have the strength? Do you truly enjoy what you’re eating? Don’t you want real steak?! NO CHICKEN NUGGETS!!?
How?

Strength? It doesn’t require any strength. You just put animals’ lives before your own tastebuds and the equation becomes pretty easy. 

Also, there’s vegan food beyond salad.