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I found a wandering pit bull pup crying outside my door and spent about 2 hours asking around the neighborhood about her. She is sweet, chubby, and about… 4-6 months? she has a mixture of puppy and adult teeth a…
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So many buffalo chickpea (nachos) being made for Super Bowl Sunday, so far it’s been wildly successful! Thank you to @theveganbunnyslave, @jentheyogini and @stephchocko for the shout outs and pics! Check out the original recipe at veganyackattack.com 🍴🏉🎉
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Yes! I finally used my pressure cooker and it wasn’t a total failure! These black beans are simple and delish. Thank you for the helpful tips, @jlgoesvegan!
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Whenever I talk about vegan alternatives to leather, I feel like I get a lot of pushback. Leather is a natural material, so it must be eco-friendly, right? I feel like that argument fails on many levels, & the video below is just one example of how unnatural the leather industry really is.
Leather Industry & the Environment
Petroleum-based leather alternatives are not the greenest fabric, I totally agree. But the leather industry is not a better option. Here are a few reasons that leather is bad for the environment:
Producing leather means raising cows. In many places, that means deforestation. It also means feeding those cows & the huge industrial agriculture footprint that goes along with it.
The leather tanning process it terribly toxic. Tanneries use tons of water & toxic chemicals like formaldehyde to make that cow skin wearable. Their processes pollute the air and the water.
Leather is cruel. Just like with raising factory animals for meat, raising them for their skins often comes with a heavy does of animal abuse. Commodity animals like cows aren’t protected by animal rights laws like dogs & cats are, and so-called “ag gag” laws prevent transparency in many factory faring operations.
Leather Industry Cruelty
The video below is pretty graphic. It depicts the cruelty & abuse that’s unfortunately pretty common in the leather industry. This is a PETA video, & I know that PETA is a pretty polarizing operation. They pull some crazy stunts, & they can be pretty off-putting. But they also do a good job of showing the cruelty in the world of animal agriculture, like the leather industry. I hope that you’ll give the video below a chance & maybe rethink the leather in your wardrobe.
Fair warning…this video shown on this link is heartbreaking & horrific, but it is important to understand the type of cruelty we are supporting if we choose to purchase leather goods. As Stella says in the video, “leather not just a by-product, but the most important co-product of the meat (& dairy) industry, which means that buying leather directly contributes to the horror of intensive factory farming.” It’s time to re-think leather.
Believe me, I’ve argued with myself many a time over which is lesser of two evils - leather or synthetic goods often made over seas with toxic materials? That’s why I’ve stopped buying the cheap Target knock offs. Yes they’re cheap, but I typically toss them within 3 months, as they are extremely low quality. While Stella McCartney’s designs are way beyond my budget, these days, I am making “investments” in shoes from more affordable brands like Olsen Haus, who uses recycled materials, & Nicora Johns, who uses all not toxic & manmade materials, & manufactures their shoes in the USA with the help of skilled cobblers. Yes, they’re expensive. But they are cruelty-free, eco-friendly, compassionately made & built to last. Win. Win. Win. Please shop responsibly & choose compassionate fashion!
New on Vegan Yack Attack!
Buffalo Chickpea Nachos- Perfect for that gameday party, coming up!
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New on Vegan Yack Attack, a delicious recipe from Vegan Richa!
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New on Vegan Yack Attack!
Southwestern Chili Cheese Burritos - A delicious guest post from Cadry’s Kitchen! Make sure to check out the recipe for Cauliflower White Bean Queso!
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Did the Cardio/Abs workout for @toneitup’s Love Your body series, and it has been way too long since I last ran! Plus, I got to see a flock of geese hanging out by my house, while I was jogging. Thank you to @logicalharmony for introducing me to Tone It Up!
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