VegInNotOut What do others think about the Spotted Lanternfly dilemma, where the gov, environmentalists, horticulturalists, et al are encouraging killing them?
MilwaukeeProf Workers of the word, unite!
Poor spellers of the world, untie!
September 6 2021 Like3 like this
dragonfly422 There is something that I must address: when someone fills in their profile, and for dating they mark "any" age instead of a specific younger age, it makes me think that the person is willing to date someone under adult age. Does anyone agree or disagree?
August 16 2021 Like2 like this
shear37 Some use animal testing as an excuse to not get the Covid vaccine. If you're willing to risk death to take a stand for animals please choose a better battle, not one where millions of other people will also die if enough people follow your lead.
Covid has killed over 4 million people so far. Vaccines are the best chance to stop it.
Until enough people are vaccinated there will be breakthrough infections of the vaccinated, deaths of those with weak immune systems despite being vaccinated, and more deadly mutations (making current vaccines ineffective). That would mean millions more dying, business shutdowns, and endless quarantines.
I'm vegan. The last animal I ate was in 1987. I'm proud of all the successes I've accomplished personally and for causes both locally and as part of national campaigns.
But this isn't a perfect vegan world. I can only do the best I can with what I have to work with. I can't save all animals. I can't save all people.
Sadly the US, like most of the world, still requires animal testing for all approved vaccines, medications, and medical procedures.
If you use that as your excuse to not help end a deadly pandemic hopefully you are consistent.
You also refuse to allow doctors to set your broken bones or perform life saving surgery. You never use pain pills, birth control pills, or asthma inhalers. You of course stopped visiting dentists long ago.
You never own or ride in cars, buses, planes, ambulances, or bicycles since most tires (and many other car parts) contain animal ingredients... as do many plastics, computer and mobile phone screens, and batteries.
And we all know what the oil industry does to wildlife. So the only traveling you do is by foot, but only after making sure your sneakers use plant based glues. But don't walk on roads. Beef fat is used in asphalt.
Oh yea, fruits and vegetables are grown with either organic or chemical pesticides. So even a field of organic broccoli is genocide to many insects and rodents.
As vegans we all draw our lines in the sand at different places as best we can. But if your line in the sand is to allow a pandemic to continue, that is beyond irresponsible.
A study found that the former inept president's mishandling of this crisis caused 400,000 more Americans to die. He's gone. From now on the unvaccinated will be blamed for most Covid deaths.
Many medical experts are now saying that if you are not vaccinated you will eventually get Covid. Before being diagnosed you will on average infect nine other people. If you survive it may mean serious life long health consequences.
If your ideals cause you to remain unvaccinated please isolate yourself. That includes giving away your pets since they can catch Covid too. No need to make them, or the rest of us, suffer for your ideals.
We need to stop Covid before it gets worse. Then we can continue to advocate for less animal testing in the medical industry.
July 31 2021 Like4 like this