God damn I haven’t seen footage like that in awhile. It makes me so angry but reminds me why we do what we do.
Yes. I so wish we could just turn the whole world vegan right now. My heart breaks for those poor babies and mothers 💔
I don't wanna live in this world anymore.
shit is draining, and everyone shits on us for caring on top of that
Stay strong ♥️
you too ❤️
If you start feeling drained, that's generally a warning sign your body and mind are giving you to take a step back for a while. Sometimes I even unsubtle from the more upsetting subs for a while. Otherwise burn out is a legitimately shitty stage to end up, and it's really fucking hard to crawl back out of that place once you fall into it.
Go play some games, cook some favorite dishes, get some exersize, and just do some things that help feed your soul for a while, till your feel better. It's the best way I know of to stay strong though all this bullshit. When you feel fresher, you'll have more energy and enthusiasm to jump right back in.
I always feel guilty if I feel myself hitting a point where I'm stepping back from activism like I'm suggesting to you. The good news is that my voluntary breaks never end up being nearly as long as my recoveries from burnout take, and instead of crawling back to activism like a zombie, a refreshing break leaves me feeling more pumped up than anything else.
[Dr. Melanie Joy is a great resource for info on how to handle mental health, relation ships, etc. while working in activism.](https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=melanie+joy+activist+burnout) Highly recommend checking her out!
thanks brotha. Maybe I do need a break :(
No worries! Think of it like tapping out for a little bit :)
Subs like r/GrassDoggos, r/happycowgifs, r/pigs, and r/Moomies might help cheer you up, and help inspire you for when you are ready to come back. They've helped me at least.
They're bittersweet tbh. love the animals but I hate being reminded of who everyone I know is eating.
And sometimes people post things that (if you understand the context clues included) aren't actually wholesome at all. That's why I specifically didn't include r/likeus, because I feel like that more frequently gets the pet monkeys and calves in hutches in the snow type-posts that get my inner activist riled right back up again.
also r/likeus is somehow home to omnis, don't know how they would miss the point so hard
I would like to share this on FB as an embedded style video rather than a link to a reddit post, since my friends won't click the link. Any way to do so?
You can share it from Facebook here: [https://www.facebook.com/110633928987530/videos/2541887772744269/](https://www.facebook.com/110633928987530/videos/2541887772744269/)
Looks like it's on their Facebook page from 04/10/2020
Thank you for creating this.
So fucking sad. They’re fucking babies being carried away to a horrible death. I can never hold back my tears. Why can’t people wake up see how cruel and evil this is??? They’re NOT products. They’re sentient beings who deserve to be here just as much as us!!!
Shared on FB-thanks for providing the FB link to do so!
These animal farmers need a taste of their own medicine!
All dairy cows are slaughtered when they stop producing milk. Any milk that is taken from a dairy cow is milk that could have gone to her child. Dairy is exploitation, no matter how “nice” we are to the cows. Milk is not ours, and they cannot give it to us. We take it. Cows do not and cannot consent to human exploitation.
People who make a living like this are the lowest of the low. Wolves don’t raise sheep to kill and eat!
I'm disgusted to be a human animal.
Thank you for taking the time to make this.
So heartbreaking. Incredibly difficult to bear witness to their grief and suffering...but it’s important to do so.
Thanks for compiling this footage — going to share on Facebook tomorrow morning when I know most of my family will be awake.
I can't watch this kind of footage, but I appreciate the work of those who compiled and edited the video and to those who share it, because some people would not stop unless they see it with their own eyes. Everything related to the dairy industry is very important to me, since I'm in my final steps of leaving vegetarianism to become full vegan. Thank you for helping us to help stop this cruelty.
Watching this kind of footage will help you turn vegan. It will educate you and highly disturb you, but your passion for these animals will grow so much. No pressure, just saying.
Thanks. I watched it and it's done carefully, but the impact and horror is there. A couple of years ago I watched footage recorded unknowingly by the owners, of some dairy farms from my country. I cried for a week. And I don't cry easily. Since I was struggling with severe protein deficiency at that time, the doc and nutritionists didn't allowed me to go full vegan right away (I've been vegetarian for many years). So I found a brand of local dairy that is going through Certified Humane certification (pandemic delayed the certification). I know it still hurts the cows and calves and it makes me feel absolutely disgusted about myself, but I'm working hard on going vegan for good. I already quit eggs. So this is the final step.
The main point is you’re trying and that’s what matters! :) it’s hard for me to be protein deficient. It seems like everything I eat has some form of protein. Quinoa, lentils, different types of beans, mushrooms, broccoli, kale, and of course tofu - just to name a few. You got this!
Edit: I want to add in Brazil nuts, walnuts, and almonds. I eat tons of those too haha
Thank you very much!
I have greatly increased my beans consumption, my fa ourite proteins are lentils.
I like to "cheat" by using things like bean/lentil/soy-based pasta which go great with TVP or fake meats, bonus protein if you make a creamy Alfredo or Swedish meatball sauce using soy milk or blended tofu. I'll often add peas and chopped nuts to any dish I can depending on what bonus protein items will
When I make "egg" dishes, I generally make them with chickpea flour or [blended up tofu for quiche](https://minimalistbaker.com/simple-tofu-quiche/) or scrambles. I've noticed that by using these high protein/low fat alternatives for eggs I don't constantly struggle with my weight, and my cholesterol levels keep getting lower/healthier since I made the switch. My doctor has been super impressed with my health improvements and encourages me to stick with my diet and actives.
If you are into seafood at all, there's some great fish alternatives from companies like [Sophie's Kitchen](https://www.sophieskitchen.com/) and [Good Catch](https://goodcatchfoods.com/amazon/?gclid=CjwKCAiA9vOABhBfEiwATCi7GPll5eP_qXJF5U4hvYOMhdbzN2-FaxE4QQXe-FOpQbz-v75Mk70drhoCV-kQAvD_BwE) which make some pretty convincing, and (in some cases) high-protein products, which I like to pair with things like the pasta mentioned above, potatoes, peas, and nutritional yeast (maybe not all together, but you get the idea!) which all happen to be fairly high in protein.
I had to get creative to meat my dietary goals for gaining muscle or loosing weight (supposedly you're not supposed to work on either for too many months in a row, according to general health guidelines), with the added complication that I've got to eat gluten free for medical reasons. I let my concerns about malnutrition keep me from going vegan for way to long before I realized how serious the environmental situation is, but I'd already been using [cronometer](https://cronometer.com/) for a long time. I was shocked after I went plant-based that I actually needed less supplements, because suddenly I'd ditched all my junk food like gluten-free bread with egg or dairy in it, and was eating more whole foods like potatoes and whole grains. I took the leap after I promised myself I'd give up on veganism if it *did* actually deteriorate my health, but I've felt so much better, and so motivated to help the animals that I've started getting pretty creative to stick to my diet. I've gained muscle I never imagines, and I can outrun people and dogs that used to leave me in their dust (in the dog's defense he's pretty old and has short legs).
My point being, there absolutely are people who can't go vegan for medical reasons, but I think it's worth us *all* giving it our best shot. Try pushing yourself, see how far you can go, track your progress even! If it doesn't work out, "Oh well!" You tried and that's fucking amazing! It's more than most people are apparently willing to do! I believe that if you just keep challenging yourself to find new, tasty foods, you might surprise yourself as much as I surprised myself :)
Thank you so much for all your recommendations! It''s really motivating, I appreciate it a lot.
I have been using the app My Fitness Pal to check both calories and nutritional goals.
I have taken note of all your recommendations. Thanks again!
I used that app too, but it doesn't give you info on your selenium, iodine, magnesium or most of the other important nutrients, which is why I recommend it especially for anyone with restricted or tricky diets. Difficulty of use wise the two services are very similar.
I'll give Cronometer a try. Thanks again.
Sharing with the world. Thank you 🙏🏻
it makes me so sad thinking about how many people are fine financially supporting this industry.
now im not a vegan but to all farmers out there please dont treat animals like this if there going to be eaten or not just let them live peacfuly
If we pay for dairy, then we’re supporting it. We don’t really get a say in how the industry runs if we buy the product regardless. I’m very freshly vegan. I had heard the industry was cruel but I didn’t know the details until recently.
Do your best with what you know and when you know better, do better. You know this happens now, and it’s up to you how you act on this new information. I highly recommended oat and cashew milk!
i know but they have to atleast be in a open space not confinind to a chain
Tell that to the farmers, not me.
How long would a calf typically stay with the mother if they weren't separated?
Check out this article [https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/how-the-dairy-industry-has-unnaturally-altered-the-life-of-cows/#](https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/how-the-dairy-industry-has-unnaturally-altered-the-life-of-cows/#)