Monthly Archives: July 2016

Horrors Of The Dairy Industry

Many people are under the false impression that the dairy industry can be sustainable or humane. In this article Im going to explain how horrifying and sadistic the dairy industry truly is and why dairy production really hits home for me. Ask yourself is it really worth it?

Milk Production And Abuse Cows are mammals and just like humans female cows produce milk when they are impregnated. All dairy factories use a method that is called artificial insemination” the injection of semen into the vagina or uterus other than by sexual intercourse. This would be called rape” if done to a human but all the dairy industry cares about is profit and mass production. Cows are fored into a contant cycle of pregnancy their entire short lives in factory farms. When these cows are impregnated they have to be restrained in what is called a “rape rack” yes, it is literally called that. They have to tie the animal up as she kicks and screams. 

From my prospective, if an animal is uncomfortable or screaming in pain that is a sign that they are clearly uncomfortable and do not want babies forced inside of them. Not only do they force babies inside of female cows, they also kill them. Yes, they kill the males for veal. The female calves join the milking herd to be used for dairy just like her mother, then killed too. 

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Seperation Of Mothers And Calves In the dairy industry, young calves are taken away from their mothers right away otherwise only 1 to 3 days after birth. A cow produces the most milk around 40 to 60 days after she’s given birth and then she is impregnated again. The cycle continues — she gives birth about 3 or 4 more times and then is slaughtered for meat. This is why the dairy industry is the slaughter industry, too.

Veal Production In The Dairy Industry Every year in the United States alone 21 million calves are slaughtered for veal young calf meat. To make the baby cows meat more “tender” they keep the cow in a veal crate with chains around their necks and body to cut oxygen flow and restrain them from any movement. They are tortured for their entire short life of 16 weeks, if they arent killed in the first round. The animals do not even get to see a life outside of a dairy farm and actually, some don’t see life at all. “Bob” veal comes from calves who are slaughtered when they are only a few hours or days old.

These animals in factory farms are all robbed from any value or happiness in life. They are all born in factories and will never get to feel the warmth of sunlight on their skin. They will never feel a mothers love, how it is to play and run around or to simply enjoy their life for what it should be. We are treating these animals — the most harmess beings on the planet like prisoners. Worse than we treat rapists, murderers and child molestors and change starts with you. 

Go vegan, reduce the demand and save lives

  • Earth Source Vegan Butter
  • Tofutti Sour cream and Cream cheese
  • Daiya vegan cheese
  • Go Veggie vegan parmesean
  • Califia Farms vegan ice coffee (variety and seasonal flavors)
  • SO delicous yogurts, creamer, ice creams
  • Coconut Bliss
  • Enjoy Life Mini Chips (cocoa)
  • Ben And Jerry almond milk ice creams only
  • Nutchello coffee creamers
  • Veganiase
  • Homemade Cashew Cheese recipes online only 
  • Silk yogurts​​​
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Ultimate Guide To Vegan Cosmetics And Body Care

Cruelty Free Isn’t Always Cruelty Free
In 2016, there are lots of cruelty free labeled cosmetics to choose from but when buying cruelty free cosmetics it is important to avoid buying from brands who are owned by parent companies — specifically ones that animal test. These companies own and operate more cruelty brands than cruelty free brands and by purchasing their cruelty free brands products you are still unawaringly funding animal testing. Although It is difficult to avoid parent company’s 100% try to avoid them as best as you possibly can.

It is also important to remember that just because a product is labeled cruelty free, doesn’t mean it necessarily is. This is because alot of cruelty free brands use animal product in their makeup whether it’s animal fat for lipstick, carmine for pigmentation, beeswax or honey. Just because a brand isn’t 100% vegan doesn’t mean you can’t buy their products, because luckily most cruelty free brands have select vegan products and you can pick out vegan products from each brand.

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Here is a list of my favorite cruelty free brands who have available options for the vegan community

ALBA BOTANICA – A cruelty free body care company with majority vegan options. Shampoo and conditioner, acne wash, toner, face wash, body wash, moisturizers, scrubs, sunscreen and aloe after sun gel. All of these products are fairly priced and can be found in Walmart® Target® and most local drugstores.

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Colour Pop – A cruelty free cosmetic company with vegan options and prices that range from $5-$16

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ELF– A cruelty free cosmetic brand with products as cheap as a few bucks each. Yes, you better believe it! Every thing by e.l.f.® is vegan apart from the essentials makeup brushes, they are made with horse hair. e.l.f. is currently in the process of converting all of their brushes to vegan, synthetic hair.

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Too Faced– A cruelty free cosmetic company with lots of vegan options. High quality makeup.

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MILANI – A cruelty free cosmetic company with many vegan options. I like Milani because they are an ethical, cheap and good quality products. Found at CVS® and other drug stores.

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ABH Cosmetics – Anastasia Beverly Hills® A cruelty free cosmetic company with a variety of vegan options. One of my favorite makeup brands, great quality.

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KAT VON D – In the process of going 100% vegan â€‹

LUSH – Handmade cruelty free cosmetics 100% vegetarian and 80% vegan products. Bath bombs, Shampoo and conditioners, body scrubs, lotion bars, face masks, exfoliants and more! All vegan products are labeled with the signature â“‹

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OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS – An extremely ethical, 100% vegan and animal cruelty free cosmetic company

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TOMS OF MAINE– Vegan and cruelty free, beware of the fact that Toms Of Maine is owned by parent company Colgate, who still animal tests. Although it is hard to find vegan toothpaste, you can always get cruelty free toothpaste and deodorant from Lush® listed above. Tom’s of Maine produces toothpastes, deodorants, mouthwashes and soaps.

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Arctic Fox– Vegan and Cruelty free semi permanent hair colour

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Here’s the question of the week support or boycott?

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I say avoid brands owned by parent companies as best as you can!