i either finish a video game in two days or in three and a half years there is no in between
Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Yoga and Kriya (via mimi-said)
But if other people with similar privileges in similar situations choose the cruel, violent, oppressive option when the other option is more than available, why would you choose to inflict pain on innocent animals? Why would you choose to eat their flesh when you DO have another option.
This is what veganism is about. Doing your best within your circumstances to choose the compassionate option.
Inuit people can’t go to the grocery store and have access to meat and dairy alternatives along with all of the edible plants you could ever need.
This isn’t about people in other places with different life situations like the inuit and poverish in developing countries. This is about showing compassion toward other animals by not paying people to kill them because it is not necessary.
Here is a list of Resources to help anyone transition to a more compassionate alternative.(via wind-willow)
If we are able to choose to be vegetarian (or vegan) or non-vegetarian, then we are fortunate. Diet for much of the world’s population is often more of a matter of eating what is available than being able to choose a particular diet from a whole variety of foods. In some cases, all that is available is meat: for example, Eskimos (Inuit) through absolute necessity eat an exclusive diet of flesh. Are we to accuse the Eskimos of immoral habits because of their situation? On the other hand, people in other parts of the world are too poor to include meat in their diet. Are these people to be praised for being ‘moral’ or being vegetarians when they are merely following the dictates of necessity? So if you have the good fortune to be able to choose your eating habits, realize that it is a privilege and be sure not to condemn others for not eating the same food as you do.