Imagine not knowing who your mother is. You don’t know who she is because your mother was owned by a dairy farm. The only reason you were born was so your mother could lactate, have her milk taken from her, and sold to major corporations for all sorts of uses. Since they couldn’t have you drinking all her milk, you were taken away shortly after birth.
If you’re a boy, it’s possible you will be be taken right to a slaughter house to be killed for veal. If not, You will spend the few years of your life in a cramped space surrounded by other cows, constantly on your feet standing in feces. These creatures you don’t know will lead you into a type of cage that holds you completely still. You can’t turn around, or sit down. You are stuck. You can hear the creatures standing behind you, and you have no idea what is going on until suddenly you are in an indescribable amount of pain. They have removed your testicles with no anesthetic. In the next few days you will receive little to no medical attention for this. You may get an infection. When your time has come, you will take a bolt to the head and be rendered paralyzed, but still alive. You will then by hung in the air by your feet and be cut open and bled out. It might take some time for you to die. In fact your eyes are probably still working and you can see all the blood trickling down your nose onto the floor. As terrified as you are, you can’t move or cry for help. And even if you could, it would be of no use.
If you are a female, that means you will be a future dairy cow, and suffer the same fate as your estranged mother. This means that as soon as you are old enough, they are going to inject you with bull semen, impregnating you. Once you give birth, your baby will be taken away promptly. Not knowing what has happened to your calf you will call out for it, but it won’t come. Next, the factory workers will attach machines to your udder that literally suck the milk out of you. The machines make your teets chafe, and become infected. But they will still use the machine on you even if it means getting the blood and puss from your sore udder into the milk. Eventually, after years of being impregnated and sucked dry over and over and over, you will become lame. When this happens, they will put you into a dark truck and take you away. You probably won’t be able to walk, so they will drag you. You don’t know, but they are taking you to a slaughter house. Once you arrive you will be dragged out and forced into the same fate as your early brothers. Bolted, hung, and sliced open.
Yah…burgers though, right?
Lions hunting down prey is the same thing, right?
Have you ever seen a fucking Lion do any of that? No, the way a lion eats it’s prey is in no way painless or “humane.” But their preys’ death is certainly a lot faster than our prey. Not to mention their prey actual stands a fighting chance in getting away. Lions have to chase down their meat. We buy it at a fucking supermarket.
Vegan Product Review: Soy Feta
I work in a greek restaurant, and have for the past five years. I have been vegan for three years so I spent the first two years at this job gobbling the feta like it was going out of style. And my boss gets quality feta straight from Greece. Obviously, for the past three years I have abstained. I have been waiting for the Whole Foods near me to get a vegan feta in stock for a loooong friggin time. Finally, this last grocery hoard, they had it! So I brought a greek salad home from work and got to tasting.
First impression…ok it crumbles into kind of a fine powder. Not even remotely the type of texture you would desire from feta. Real quality feta crumbles, but still has a richer texture to it. I know some people make feta with cashews and other sorts of nuts, and I have yet to try them cuz they are at specific vegan cheeseries (I made that word up) and those fetas supposedly capture the texture in a much more accurate impression. This, however, is made from soy, and is a bargain vegan cheese. So, I’ll let the texture slide and go for the taste test.
So I had a bite….
As a non-greek person I am not terribly offended…but if I fed this to my boss…I think he’d run me over with his BMW.
The herbs give it a pleasant taste, but the texture is just such an important role in enjoying a decent feta that this leaves a lot to be desired. One could try mixing it with a vegan cream cheese, or a creamy vegan dressing, and that could improve it. But if you are a cheese snob you will not be happy. It resembles more of a Pecorino Romano with greek herbs in it.
Overall: It will do. I hope to try the fancier vegan cheeses one of these days when I get into the city.
Roasted tomatoes w/Daiya provolone. Been waking up early lately, and I’m such a fatass all I can think of is “hmm what can I make for lunch?” And since lunchtime wasn’t for two hours, i took the two hours to slow roast tomatoes… Plus my roommate said we need to use up the tomatoes before they go bad…
I want…. to make these…….I need these in an around my mouth
I haz decided I am going to exercise in the morning AND before bed. Lets see if this works.