Manimal Crossing

I’m back to say a few important things.

First and foremost, thank you, I love you.

You have all been the best and brightest thing to happen in my life, in spite of all the hate mail and negativity and threats I’ve gotten I have met some of the most beautiful and intelligent and wonderful people this world has to offer. You all give me hope for a better and brighter future.

I have made a lot of mistakes, I have said a lot of bad things, I have hurt a lot of feelings and not just the ones of the people I’m opposed to. Fellow vegans and former friends have been victimized by my poor choices and my poor wording and I am truly and deeply sorry for it. My imperfections and mistakes have been coming back to haunt me a lot lately and I don’t see any stop to it. I have no one to blame but myself for not understanding the weight of my actions here.

I think it for the better, for my sake and everyone that I formally step down indefinitely. I am an admittedly weaker person than you all may believe.

After a lot of thinking it pains me to say that even though this blog has helped a lot of people to go vegan and expose the evils of the industries of death I think it is time to go.

This blog was the most positive thing I have ever done in my life, and I will never forget that for almost two years I helped change the lives of many people who will go on to keep changing the lives of others, that can never be taken away from me.

Once again, I love you all, and to those I’ve wronged I am eternally sorry.

Please keep fighting, and please be a better person than I could ever be.

Goodbye, friends.

~Josh

Think I’m going to take a much needed break from Tumblr, one cant hope to have enough energy to perform in this circus every day, year-round.

For all the good I do, I cannot stomach the politics.

Hi, I don't want to cause an argument or anything, but why attack vegetarians? I mean, yeah, I know we contribute to some industries, but surely more focus should go on meat eaters, that just kill anything? I mean, I personally feel like being a vegetarian is helping, but vegans attacking vegetarians makes it seem all useless.
Anonymous

I feel the dairy and egg industry are more horrible and perverse than the meat industry. I’d have less problems with someone who ate no eggs and no dairy but still ate meat/veg/fruit/grains.

Look into the industries you support, look at the links on my blog, there is nothing good and nothing “half-decent” about still supporting that kind of sick abuse and cruelty.

Yes you’re doing something, but why hang on to two “products” you do not need that cause so much horrible death and harm? I don’t get ya “ethical” vegetarians.

The focus isn’t about going after “meat eaters” or “vegetarians” it’s about going after the idea that we should split hairs when it comes to which animals deserve to live or die. None deserve to die. None are more/less important than others. I will continue to “go after” everyone who thinks otherwise.

Once again, if I do or say anything problematic or use language that is triggering or offensive I beg you to call me out on it and tell me what I did and how it is wrong. I am far from perfect and I’m still learning (old dog new tricks etc), I appreciate all the help you people give me.

Banking my past mistakes and using them as weapons against me in the present is slightly less appreciated. Please confront me so that I am able to change as a person for the better, and not simply demonized for it. Thank you.

please... go on Minimalist Bakers... her recent post.. sweet potato dessert superfood nachos.. I am crying

Everything about that sounds very right.

Your blog has helped me a lot to make vegan choices. I'm 17 and vegetarian (thanks to being educated by Earthlings) and I'm transitioning into veganism and going through your blog motivates me so much. Please never stop enlightening people and making a change. If you can make a change in my life, you are probably making a change in many others' as well.

Thank you so much for making that move, or even considering it. That is the entire reason I still run this blog and can look past all the hatemail and absurd flack I get here. You’re the hero here.

plant-strong:

lemongrabxvx:

onegreenplanet:

5 Reasons Why Ricky Gervais is the Ultimate Animal Lover

5 reasons Ricky Gervais is not even an animal lover at all: He eats fucking animals, he’s speciesist, he isn’t vegan, he’s a hypocrite, he only loves some animals and pays for others to be tortured and killed. He’s the ultimate hypocrite.

So sick and tired of seeing Ricky Gervais touted as some kind of mainstream animal activist. He’s not even a vegetarian, let alone a vegan, and a few tweets asking to stop animal testing aren’t going to convince us that he’s any different from the billions of carnists content to wallow in cognitive dissonance.

plant-strong:

lemongrabxvx:

onegreenplanet:

5 Reasons Why Ricky Gervais is the Ultimate Animal Lover

5 reasons Ricky Gervais is not even an animal lover at all: He eats fucking animals, he’s speciesist, he isn’t vegan, he’s a hypocrite, he only loves some animals and pays for others to be tortured and killed. He’s the ultimate hypocrite.

So sick and tired of seeing Ricky Gervais touted as some kind of mainstream animal activist. He’s not even a vegetarian, let alone a vegan, and a few tweets asking to stop animal testing aren’t going to convince us that he’s any different from the billions of carnists content to wallow in cognitive dissonance.

lentils-and-sunflowers:

veganigans:

noelynn-or-noel:

269liberation:

Male chicks in the egg industry.

Doesn’t that hurt them at all??

Yes. And the part that comes next—where they’re either ground up alive in a giant blender-like machine called a macerator, gassed, or just put alive in giant trash bags to suffocate—also hurts them. This is all legal. This is one of the primary reasons to not consume eggs.

Yay for being vegan

And most people still don’t get how eggs are cruel because “taking a hen’s eggs doesn’t hurt them”.

lentils-and-sunflowers:

veganigans:

noelynn-or-noel:

269liberation:

Male chicks in the egg industry.

Doesn’t that hurt them at all??

Yes. And the part that comes next—where they’re either ground up alive in a giant blender-like machine called a macerator, gassed, or just put alive in giant trash bags to suffocate—also hurts them. This is all legal. This is one of the primary reasons to not consume eggs.

Yay for being vegan

And most people still don’t get how eggs are cruel because “taking a hen’s eggs doesn’t hurt them”.

You're one handsome bearded beast. Whom by the way cooks and has empathy for animals. My gosh golly, you my friend, are perfect. Any person would be lucky to encounter you. Keep doing you Joshua.
Anonymous

HEY SO... I keep hearing about the importance of sugar being vegan but how do you tell if the sugar is vegan?! I haven't seen any boxes of sugar or bulk sugar that specifically says "vegan" on it... Are there just brands I should look for??? Do you know of any? Thanks!

Buying whole unrefined sugar is fine, many companies use bone char to refine the sugar but many companies do not.

Here is a pretty decent list.