Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Life of a pig on a factory farm

Would you like to know how a pig on a factory farm lives? Pigs on factory farms have no bedding. It make sores on their shoulders and knees. The floor and lack of exercise makes the pigs fat and have leg problems. The environment makes them chew the bars or chew nothing. Because of poor air quality, some pigs die of OTDS(Organic dust toxic syndrome) and ARDS (Acute respiratory distress syndrome. Because of dust, pigs die of PRRS(Porcine reproductive and respiratory system) and SIV( Swine influenza virus).
Do you think the pigs are happy? I think they aren't even close to happy with those diseases and everything. Would like to be one of those pigs? By buying any meats made from pigs, you are silently agreeing to the pigs being treated badly. If people didn't buy pig meat anymore less and less pigs would be treated badly.

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Vegan Fest

The Vegan Fest at Whole Foods in January of 2011 had samples that vegans would like. My favorite sample was the vegetable dumplings. My other favorites were the seaweed, the chocolate mousse, the chocolate coconut ice cream, the chocolate cupcakes, and the granola. Whole Foods is a good place to shop because it has non-dairy cheeses, milks, and fake meat.

Friday, January 27, 2012

My favorite vegan foods

Here are some of my favorite vegan foods. I like African Kale and Yam Soup. For yams we use sweet potatoes. Kale is something like lettuce. I also like vegan hot fudge sauce on caramel ice cream. You also can have something that is really easy to get: fruits and vegetables. You can also have peanut butter and jelly on cinnamon raisin bread. We love the recipes from The Happy Herbivore cookbook.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

How to have a fun birthday while being vegan.

You can have a fun birthday while being vegan just like I did on my birthday. You can make vegan cake and ice cream. Instead of eggs you can use flax eggs. And there is coconut milk, almond milk, and soy milk instead of cow milk. For a substitute for butter, you can use earth balance. I will post these recipes later. You can still play with your toys. Don't ask for a wool sweater. That is because wool comes from sheep.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

How a chicken on a factory farm feels.

If you were a chicken on a factory farm, you would be cramped in a coop so small you couldn't turn around. You would be forced to produce eggs and your babies are all taken away from you and you wouldn't get to see them ever. When you are too old to produce eggs, you are killed. This is how a chicken on a factory farm lives. This is mean because when the chicken are being killed, they don't use things that would numb the pain. Think about how you would feel if you were that chicken. You should note that the chicken is always cramped. It can't turn right. It can't turn left. It can't spread it's arms. It can't scratch itself. It barely even exists.
If you want to know what it really feels like, try going in a cramped closet with three other people where none of you can really move or even stand up. That is how the chicken feels.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Welcome Vegan Kids and everyone interested in veganism!

My name is Christian and I'm going to use this blog to share why I am a vegan. I'll talk about what happens on factory farms. I'll also talk about how animals would live if they weren't on factory farms. I will also talk about how veganism is great for your health. It is also good for the health of the animals you don't eat.