I want to make it very clear that my veganism is also anti-capitalist.
Free the animals; free the people.
Self defence sprays that are legal to carry and use in the United Kingdom
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I’ve seen a lot of people (mostly women, for reasons which may be obvious) speaking about being worried when going out, be it alone or even with friends, both in the day and at night. I know that a lot of female friends of mine carry around a can of antiperspirant or a pot of pepper to use if they’re ever attacked. What I know a lot of people don’t realise is that there are products out there which work in a violent situation and help in catching the assailant for the best part of a week afterwards.
Known as ‘criminal identifiers’, these sprays are brightly coloured dyes which can be sprayed in the face of an attacker. Unlike things such as CS or Pepper sprays, criminal identifier sprays are legal in the UK.
What these sprays do is release a sticky, brightly coloured dye. It’s difficult to wipe away and stains the skin a bright red colour. No matter how hard an attacker might try to remove it from their skin and clothing, the staining typically lasts for around a week and doesn’t even start to fade until after a few days have passed.
Unlike CS and Pepper sprays (which, again, aren’t legal in the UK) criminal identifier sprays don’t cause irritation or pain to an attacker. Instead, they expand and clog up the area sprayed with a kind of sticky foam that’s difficult to wipe away. It should give you enough time to escape and report someone whose face resembles a baboon’s arse to the police.
Each can of the sprays costs around £10 each, though it may be cheaper when buying multiple canisters and if you shop around.
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For mental health reasons, it’s been recommended that I eat a low-carb high-protein diet, but of course a lot of the recommended foods are meat, dairy or eggs.
I still have a lot to learn about nutrition, but could anyone who knows more about vegan nutrition help me figure out what this diet would look like?
I definitely don’t want to go back to eating animal products, but so many of the articles and recommended foods I’m finding are just like “DAIRY!!! :D FISH!!!” and I’m having trouble finding a lot of resources on this for vegans.
"oh my god stop criticizing young girls who like 50 Shades of Gray or Twilight you can’t tell them what they can and can’t read"
no we can’t but we have to protect young girls from mistaking abusive behavior for genuine affection at all costs
Are you worried about our planet’s future? About our oceans, about pollution, about the ice caps melting, about world hunger, about deforestation?
By making one simple change in your life, you - a single person, can save every day:
1100 gallons of water
45 lbs of grain
30 square feet of forest
20 lbs of CO2
With one simple change you can avoid supporting the leading cause of all the issues named above.
Are you interested?
On an online forum I’m a part of there was a discussion on Meat vs No Meat and I made a fairly lengthy post filled to the teeth with links and information, trying to cover all aspects of veganism. Somewhere in the post I addressed the common idea that some animals are more important/worthy of life than others, and mentioned that all animals are sentient and feel pain.
Now I log on to see that someone has replied to my post, telling me that my statement is incorrect because sponges don’t have a central nervous system and therefore don’t feel pain.
As true as it may be, and I’m not arguing that, I’m just so annoyed that someone read through my entire post filled with information and backed up by sources, only to tell me that sponges don’t feel pain.
Non-vegans will literally try to find any fault in your argument and will cling to it with their lives if it means they get to ignore all the information, statistics, and documented footage supporting veganism.
I know I’ve seen some huge, wonderful masterposts floating around with links and sources on just about every aspect of veganism - could any of you lovely people link some to me? c:
"tea is just leaf water!" "yeah well coffee is just bean water!" wow, it’s. it’s like everything is made of things. this door is just wood rectangle. this poster is just ink paper. this lemonade is just lemon water. wow, it’s like you can combine ingredients to make things that are more enjoyable than the initial parts of the equation. sure is a magical world we live in