“By the fourth grade, 10 to 13 percent of U.S. children have high cholesterol, defined as a score of 200 or more” To read more, click here.
See what I did there? People think vegans are starving because they don’t eat anything, but it’s not vegan food that’s the problem, it’s good vegan fashion! (I’m clever)
My friends will tell you, I am obsessed with fashion blogs right now. Instead of doing homework, I am looking at these blogs and living vicariously through them (broke grad student here, so no more shopping). And a lot of these bloggers have pets and love animals. And that’s great! But it brings me to my point: we all SAY we love animals, and yet we condone the torture and slaughter of 10 billion animals every year. Why? Because it’s socially acceptable to eat them. I say socially acceptable, because the truth is, there is no difference between a cow, a pig, or a chicken from your dog or your cat other than the fact that if you treat your dog or cat the way the factory farm industry treats their cows, pigs or chickens, you would likely be thrown in jail and be branded a psychopath for torturing animals.
So why the rant? Because I love fashion, I love pretty clothes and pretty accessories, and it is damned hard trying to find things that are trendy and chic and of high quality that is NOT a product of animal torture. And the reason why this makes me angry is because if we all really do love animals, we wouldn’t condone this. We would make our voices heard. And more designers would respond by making their products animal cruelty free.
There are certainly designers out there who make vegan lines: https://www.olsenhaus.com/lookbook_spring12.pdf I LOVE the “Mars” shoe! Stella McCartney makes a vegan line too. You can also check out http://www.peta.org/living/fashion/cruelty-free-clothing-guide-vegan-companies.aspx for more.
If you know of any places/brands that make great vegan clothing and accessories, let me know! Also, comment on blogs, designer sites, etc. and demand that they provide fashion for vegans too!
So here I am, with a bunch of assignments due, so what better way to procrastinate than to write a blog post? It’s World Vegan Day after all, to kick start World Vegan Month, so really, it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t post something :).
So, here it is: ICE CREAM!!!! Now, I’ve tried a few non-dairy ice creams, but they’re generally pretty expensive and my local grocery store doesn’t carry very many flavors. Soy ice cream is ok, but so far, my favorite has been made with coconut milk. My ice cream cravings tend to come and go suddenly, so far I haven’t been able to convince my husband to go on any ice cream runs late in the evening to satisfy my cravings so what’s a girl to do? With no ice cream maker (and no where in my condo to put it if I did have one) I was out of luck…..Or was I??