Meat-free is cruelty-free. Or so that’s what vegans think. A group of meat-eaters believes that’s not entirely the case. A heated discussion over at Tumblr has caused sparks flying as meat-lovers pointed out the many ways that veganism is not entirely cruelty-free. Child labor, for instance, is very common in agricultural industries. In fact, the number of children working on farms has increased by 10 million to 108 million in 2012.
Also, in Bolivia, locals can no longer afford their staple produce, quinoa, after the Western world saw a massive increase in demand for the wheat-free grain alternative. Other reasons include forced labor, hazardous working conditions, and the exploitation of workers, among others.
Sparks flew as vegans and non-vegans call each other out.
It’s no surprise, therefore, that 84 percent of vegans/vegetarians quit their diet, with 34 percent of them lapsing within the first three months.
A Tumblr user points out three arguments why veganism is not the best diet in the world. It’s not affordable, not cruelty-free and it’s unsuitable for everyone who may need meat proteins in their diet.
The agricultural industry is accountable for labor exploitation.
At least half a million colored children are exploited to harvest 25 percent of all crop products that are imported to the United States every year. These children are as young as six years old.
Love quinoa? You may be causing South Americans to starve.
Quinoa rose in popularity as people started looking for substitutes for their rice and cereals. Unfortunately, the increased demand dragged the price of quinoa way, way up. In fact, it’s gotten too high that the people of Bolivia, where most quinoa comes from, can no longer afford to buy their own crop.
People may be allergic to vegan products.
For protein, vegans typically go to soy, peanuts, and tree nuts. Unfortunately, that’s not a viable alternative for the millions of Americans who are allergic to these ingredients.
Could veganism harm the bee industry?
Some vegans condemn the bee industry because, apparently, bees are hurt when beekeepers harvest the honey. On the contrary, no bee is hurt during the process. In fact, the bee industry is hard at work to keep the bees alive.
Animals are killed and habitats are destroyed in the production of vegan crops.
Farmers kill pests like rabbits, rodents, and mice to make sure they don’t destroy their crops. Large-scale food producers are also responsible for the deforestation of forests to clear space for agricultural lands.
It’s impossible to live a cruelty-free life.
10 of the World’s Most Outrageously Expensive Desserts
For those with a million dollars to spare, here are the world’s most expensive desserts to satisfy that insatiable sweet tooth of yours.
Diamonds and dessert are the only two surefire ways to win a woman’s heart. And if you’ve got the cash to spend for it, why not go all out?
Here are the world’s most expensive desserts to choose from if you’re planning to give yourself or your lady-love one extravagant sweet treat.
#1. Couture Cake by Debbie Wingham - $75 million
Man Creates Fake Tinder Profile To Prove That Women Easily Go For Creepy Hot Dudes
With a face like that, he didn’t even try hard.
Many people agree that looks aren't everything but one man conducted a social experiment on Tinder t to prove that it is. The bodybuilding enthusiast, only known by his forum name GermanLifter, created a troll account on the dating app to show how uber attractive men get girls easily -- and it doesn't even matter if they say creepy things.
For the experiment, he used pictures of the guy from the "Call Me Maybe" music video to hook up with women. To his surprise, it was so easy and he didn't even try hard. It doesn't even matter if he says dirty things as his introduction - girls just dig him.
The main profile showed the model's beautiful hair and great teeth.
Controversial Peanut Butter And Pickle Sandwich Divides The Internet
Is pairing peanut butter with pickles a good idea?
In a normal world, you know that peanut butter sandwiches are best paired with jelly. You also know that pickles are usually added to cheeseburger meals to make it tastier. The thought of putting peanut butter and pickles chunked together in a sandwich may be upsetting to think of but it's really happening.
This isn't one of the sandwiches that are hard and expensive to make. It's actually as easy as putting a peanut butter on and adding pickles to it.