Hey! Blog isn’t dead! I still exist and I still pull things out of the trash. Things like cigarette/rolling paper cases that I can use to store my sundry non-tobacco products.
I often don’t post all the individual pieces of brik-a-brak I find, as they always seem so unremarkable at the time I find them… but I realize looking about my apartment that I have a ton of pretty things everywhere, and it’s rather refreshing.
(everything in the above picture was dived… shelf upon which they’re resting included)
When vegans are challenged on the impact that their consumer vegan lifestyles have on the planet — the destruction to animal habitats caused by supporting agriculture, the fossil fuel burned in all stages of food production, the animals that are killed in the harvesting of grains, etc. — they typically admit that their diets are not entirely death-free, even though there are no dead animals on their plate. “But,” they will add, “at least I have less of an impact than you.”
Sure, the industrial production of vegetables, grains and beans is often deadly for insects, mammals and fish, and it’s certainly not carbon neutral, but compare the damage caused by eating these foods directly to the suffering and destruction wrought by omnivores who inefficiently funnel those grains and beans through animals first. Veganism isn’t perfect, vegans admit, but it is the best way for anyone to reduce their negative impact on the world while still surviving.
Unfortunately, this isn’t true. Freeganism would reduce their impact even more… even if they were still eating animal products.
An interesting article which honestly touches on some of my problems with veganism, although I do not agree with all of its points
I think the fact that I’ve found more than one jar of money in the garbage highlights why the greater part of the world just might think poorly of America.