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Spicy Mango Chutney recipe is finished for my book! It is a common Indian condiment and pairs well with vegetables and curries. This uses non-refined brown sugars (coconut palm sugar and agave) to make this a bit healthier. A great way to use up not quite ripe mangos and because of the vinegar it lasts a long time in the fridge in mason jars. #vegan #mango #Indian
Why are you vegan?
Asked by Anonymous
There are actually a lot of different ways that I can answer this so I’ll just list the main ones, maybe one of them will speak to someone.
First and foremost, I am vegan because there is no excuse for animal cruelty. Animals haven’t done anything to us or anything to deserve the tortures we put them through. Even if humans needed animal products to be healthy, that would not excuse torturing them.
Which brings me to my next point—humans DON’T need animal products to be healthy. The vast majority of people can thrive on a plant-based diet. There are people with rare medical conditions or people living in food deserts and people who need to use food banks and may not get much of a choice regarding the food they get. And people with eating disorders, the most important thing is that they focus on their recovery (though many, including myself, have found veganism to be an amazing way to heal our relationship with food). And I’m sure somewhere there’s a guy stuck on a deserted island with a pig. Vegans aren’t angry at people who have a legitimate reason to need animal products in their diet, we are angry at the people who have the option to go vegan but don’t. If someone goes out and wants a burger, what does it cost them to get a veggie burger instead? A lot of places carry them for either the same price or only slightly more. If someone wants ice cream, why won’t they even try the vegan versions? They just assume that nondairy ice cream can’t possibly be good and so they keep paying for the confinement and exploitation of animals. Like if people just slowly switched out one thing per week or something, they’d be vegan within maybe a few months. Just switch the stuff that’s easy to switch first, and slowly whittle away at the animal products you consume and then before you know it you’re halfway there, 75% there, 95% there…and by the time they get there I bet they’d be feeling so good they might not even WANT that cheese or bacon or whatever product they really, really didn’t want to give up at first. People just don’t *try* and they miss out on how great they could feel and how really, really easy it is to be vegan.
But people don’t care about animals that much. I know most people would say that they love animals or that they’re against animal cruelty…yeah, I saw you 25,000 nonvegans reblogging that animal rights symbol… Everyone forgets that “animals” also includes the ones exploited and killed for food. Is there really a “nice” way to exploit someone? Do the words “humane” and “slaughter” even remotely go together? People trick themselves into thinking they’re buying a product from happy well-adjusted non-mutilated animals who got to live outside and be with their families and were given a bubble bath and sung Christmas carols before they were hung upside-down and had their throats slit. Nope, not only are the animals NOT treated anywhere near that nicely…in fact they’re actually being treated like products, because if the animal industry saw them as sentient beings they wouldn’t be trying to profit from them…but it also doesn’t matter one damn bit how nice you are to someone if you’re only going to kill them.
There are just so many reasons I’m vegan, I can’t even go into all the detail. There are also tremendously negative health and environmental effects caused by the production and consumption of animal products and if you want to hear about those you can message me again and I’ll talk about either or both of those in detail. But I guess to answer your question in a single sentence, I am vegan for the animals.