It’s crazy how huge some of these grapes are!

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This is a sort of follow up of the GIF set I made of Britches a few days ago.For those of you who don’t know, Britches was a baby monkey who was stolen from his mother, and kept in a research lab at the University of California, Riverside, with a sonar device strapped to his head, and his eyes sown shut without anesthesia. The sonar device kept making a screeching sound, and this drove Britches insane. This was an experiment to study blindness.The GIF you are seeing is Britches after being rescued by the ALF. The bitter ordeal he had to endure had scarred him more than just physically. He displayed neurotic behavior and had fits where he desperately clutched at his body. I think it’s very important that everyone see this. The experimenters don’t want you to know that any of this goes on. Infact, before Britches story came out, Dean Leland Shannon, Chairman of the UCR Animal care committee issued a statement saying ”All the research is painless to the animals…there is no pain whatsoever”.Mr. Grant Mack, president of the American Council of the Blind (a blind man himself) was shocked at hearing about the experiment conducted on Britches, and felt the researches would be putting their time to better use if they were to “find out about blindness from blind people, from blind parents, from blind students. People who can articulate how they really feel, and how they react”.Britches was lucky as he was rescued, but for thousands of other animals, the horror continues.

Graffiti Art in Seoul, Korea

Going on tour with Djurens Rätt again tomorrow.
Djurens Rätt is the biggest, and oldest, animal rights group in Sweden. They work mostly with lobbying, influencing the political agenda as a way to improve the life of animals; mainly in the fields of animal testing, increasing the interest in vegan food and against fur farming.
Right now they focus on a campaign called #minröstförminkarna, which aims to make mink fur farming forbidden. The idea is to raise the demands on the environment for minks that the industry no longer will be profitable.
During the summer they campaign across the whole country, to get new members and a greater chance of prepossess the decision makers to empower the animal protection.
If you’re a Swedish citizen you can become a member from the cost of 25 SEK a month, or 100 SEK/year if you’re 26 years old or younger.

An image that is repeated around the world thanks to the demand for beef. A premature death for thousands of unwanted offspring that border six months. 
For the freedom of each and every one of them: Choose Veganism.
The Overlooked Plight of Factory Farm Workers


Yes, vegans DO care about humans. Factory farming is not only bad for the animals, our health and our environment but it is also terrible for the workers. Regrettably, the initial investigation video did not touch on the workers rights issues which it absolutely should have. 

Fuck factory farming. And fuck meat eaters who complain that vegans don’t care about people, while still eating factory farmed food. And yes, workers on produce farms do suffer (although animal farms are much more damaging emotionally). So if you can, eat local, and eat fair trade. And always eat vegan. 

The factory farms that supply our meat consumption fuel a vicious structure of worker exploitation. While their actions are not condonable, it is at least apparent that workers develop desensitization to killing in order to survive; the cruelty we see them exhibit towards the animals is an unfortunate but inevitable result of the structure of subordination that the workers are locked into.