Because coloring eggs for no good reason is definitely more important than sentient life.
The Perfect Care Package for the Cheap Vegan in Your World
As a vegan on a budget, I know there is nothing better than getting a care package full of things that I really want but are just out of my price range. Here is a guide to making a healthy Cheap Vegan care package that’s sure to satisfy your favorite vegan.
A convenient breakfast or in between meal snack that we just hate spending with our own dime. Luna and Clif bars are great because they’re all vegan and the flavors are amazing. Key Lime Pie, Carmel Nut, or White Chocolate Macadamia nut are just a few of the interesting flavors Clif offers that vegans usually can’t try.
How did something made entirely of a garnish vegetable get so expensive? A gift of kale to the cheap vegan is a break from slow baking it ourselves.
Heat and Go Dinner
These Indian Dinners from Trader Joe’s are so good and so easy to make. Perfect for the vegan working doubles. Be sure to read the ingredients though, only the Punjab Choley is vegan.
Fancy Nut Butter
Specifically Justin's nut butters. These little single-serving packets are oh-so tempting every time you pass them at whole foods. The variety of flavors (all vegan) can't be beat making them the perfect treat!
That rhyme was totally unintentional…
High Quality Dark Chocolate
Fair trade, organic, dark chocolate can be a little pricier than an average Hershey bar. Nothing says “I love you”, like chocolate.
Next to tofu, granola is probably the most famous of vegan staples, but it can get pricey compared to regular cereals. It’s light-weight and can actually hold your friend over for a week of breakfast, making it a thoughtful and practical care package accessory.
Dried Soup Mix
Another light weight complete meal that you can send in the mail. Soup is the perfect comfort food sure to warm their tummy and their heart.
A Homemade Pastry
No care package would be complete without something homemade. Use www.vegweb.com to find vegan recipes for any treat!
A Lil Somthing Extra
At the end of the day, a care package is just another way to show your love. Adding a personal touch like a hand written note, an old picture, or an inside joke will mean more than all the granola and chocolate money can buy.
From December to February 2014, a Mercy For Animals Canada investigator worked at a Délimax veal factory farm in Pont-Rouge, Quebec. A hidden camera captured horrific animal cruelty and neglect, including:
- Calves crammed into feces-covered wooden boxes barely larger than their own bodies
- Baby animals chained by the neck, unable to even turn around or lie down comfortably for their entire lives
- Animals driven mad from boredom and stress, denied even their most basic natural behaviours
- Workers violently kicking, punching, and tormenting baby animals
- Animals painfully stuck in the wooden slats of their crates
- Sick and injured animals left to suffer and slowly die in their own filth without proper veterinary care
For more information: www.cratedcruelty.ca
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A CTV W5 investigation, Cruel Business, reveals horrific cruelty and mistreatment of veal calves in Quebec.
Baby calves, just weeks old, are kicked, punched, slapped and yelled at by barn employees. Some are grabbed by the testicles to force them into narrow wooden stalls. Several lie gasping for air on slats stained with urine and feces.
These are among the disturbing images revealed in undercover video footage shot by Mercy for Animals Canada, an anti-cruelty animal activist group, at a milk-fed-veal complex in Pont Rouge, outside Quebec City. It was obtained by CTV’s W5 as part of its investigative report on the Quebec veal industry.
At the Pont-Rouge barn, about 800 calves are subjected to harsh treatment and inhumane confinement for the entire 18 to 20 weeks of their short lives, the undercover investigation reveals. They are housed in crates so narrow they can’t turn around or lie down comfortably. Many are tethered by chains around their necks.
The crates, most of which are no more than 49 centimetres wide, are designed to prohibit exercise and normal muscle growth in order to produce tender veal. The calves are fed a milk-substitute diet deliberately low in iron so their flesh will stay pale.The calves don’t go outside to play, breathe fresh air, clean themselves or bond with their mothers. They never see sunlight, the Mercy for Animals investigator says. Most of their time in the barn is spent in the dark.
Veal farming is a direct byproduct of the dairy industry since all veal calves are male offspring of dairy cows. Dairy cows must be impregnated annually to continue producing milk. About half of their calves are male and of no use to dairy farmers.
Quebec is the largest producer of milk-fed veal in Canada, producing 80 per cent of the so-called white veal. In 2013, 165 farms in the province raised almost 150,000 milk-fed calves.
Click [here] to read more.
Tonight: Tune into CTV’s W5 at 7pm (Saturday, April 19, 2014)! Shocking new investigation takes you behind closed doors and inside the cruel veal industry. Learn more http://www.ctvnews.ca/w5/ & http://www.mercyforanimals.ca/
Debbie Vincent was recently convicted of conspiracy charges related to the global campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences. She was sentenced to 6 years of prison to be followed by 5 years of strict probation under that Anti-Social Behaviors act. Please send her a letter of support.
"This is not a call to take illegal direct action, but rather a call to challenge the boundaries of your own comfort in an effort to free others, because it matters “to that one” and because it’s there that we begin to unwrap the binds that confine each of us."
Click [here] to read Andy Stepanian’s (The Sparrow Project) beautiful ”Thank You Letter” written to the animals he helped rescue from abuse.
"I like animals, all animals. I wouldn’t hurt a cat or a dog - or a chicken or a cow. And I wouldn’t ask someone else to hurt them for me. That’s why I’m a vegetarian."
Peter Dinklage, vegetarian since he was 16, and now vegan. See what he has to say about meat, egg and dairy products in PETA’s new video, Face Your Food.
On Monday April 14, Animal Equality Italy published the findings of it’s new investigation inside lamb farms and slaughterhouses. Animal Equality’s investigation team documented two farms and two slaughterhouses located in Lazio and Lombardia. For more information: Animal Equality | Salva Un Agnello
Sunshine needs your help. A program operated jointly by the Canadian Government (CFIA)* and the animal/dairy/meat industry contacted Sherry & Yan (Sunshine’s people) in February, wanting to slaughter him as part of an “eradication program.” Sunshine is a healthy, happy, member of their family, and lives on a vegan farm / animal sanctuary in Ontario.
Sunshine (he pronounes his name “Shmunshmine”) is a beautiful happy boy who likes to snuggle and radiates love for everybody. He has already been saved twice: first from being killed or eaten as an unwanted newborn, then because he came to his forever home as a malnourished & neglected baby — now he needs kind humans to save his life again.
The allegation is that since he is of the same breed, he may have genealogy links to a dairy farm where a rare and non threatening goat & sheep degenerative disease was reported in one goat (third case in Canada’s recorded history). All 482 goats on that dairy farm were slaughtered in January 2014 for “testing” and now they are targeting healthy friends on a vegan farm / animal sanctuary (because of a perceived threat to the industry’s ambitions).
Sunshine & the rest of the Piebird goat friends need your help and they will love you forever for your kindness.
Click [here] to find out how you can help. Please spread the word!