Veganism Saves The World

Veganism Saves The World

I Can't Wrap My Mind Around This
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Before I even start this article I feel the need to explain myself. In no way am I trying to degrade those who have chosen to go vegan, that is a personal decision. And before anyone makes the argument, “Well Rebecca, you don’t drink dairy milk so you are such a hypocrite,” I just want to say, I wish I could drink real milk but my body does not allow me to. Heck, I wish I could drink milk straight from the tank if I could. I am simply trying to understand the thought process behind some “vegan advertisements” I have seen spread and attempting to dismantle false arguments.

Recently, on my way to a study session on campus, I kept coming across Vegan Chalk Challenge images written all over the sidewalks. Things like “I love animals, so I went vegan” and “all animals deserve love, go vegan!” were written in colorful chalk in multiple prime locations on campus. The one that really got to me though was right outside of the building I was headed to.

“Animal Agriculture is the leading cause of habitat destruction, water pollution, and species extinction. Watch Cowspiracy on Netflix”

Don't even get me started on Cowspiracy, Food Inc, etc. If you want REAL information about REAL agriculture, contact a REAL agriculturalist. STOP BELIEVING EVERYTHING THE MEDIA FEEDS TO YOU! The media has an agenda and they make the world and agriculture seem scarier than it really is. This chalk drawing had so much to say and was citing a movie as its source.

If “Animal Agriculture is the leading cause of habitat destruction, water pollution, and species extinction,” please explain to me what would happen if we just magically got rid of animal agriculture? Would these cattle, pigs, chickens, goats, sheep, horses, rabbits, etc. just roam free? Because in case you didn't realize it, caring for these animals is animal agriculture. I love my animals just as much as the next animal agriculturalist, so I feed, tend to, and care for my animals but at the end of the day I realize that these animals serve a purpose -- they are food. If we were to up and get rid of animal agriculture, these animals would no longer this caretaker for them 24/7. Eggs would not be fertilized and cows would grow uncomfortable and could contract infections from not being milked. Also, nonpoint sources of water pollution would still occur because getting rid of animal agriculture does not make farm animals magically stop pooping, because guess what:

So please, please tell me how this would work. Agriculturalists are constantly changing and watching their practices to assure the animals and the environment are safe. Before you attempt to argue about how horrible animal agriculture is, talk to an animal agriculturalist instead of watching a movie. End rant.

Cover Image Credit: Rebecca Klump

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12 Symptoms You Get When You're Addicted To Chick-Fil-A

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5. You truly don't understand how people "get tired of Chick-fil-A"

6. Besides the occasional change up on Sunday's, CFA is always your number choice of fast food.

7. You legitimately crave it more on Sunday's.

8. Nothing on the menu seems gross to you.

9. Yet, you seem to get the same thing every time you go.

10. Their ice cream is literally the b o m b.

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4 Breakfast Spots Near The University of Kentucky That Will Actually Get You Out Of Bed In The Morning

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If you're a breakfast foodie like I am, you know that is an absolute priority to find the most popular breakfast spots despite the city you may be in. You don't want to visit the touristy and basic restaurants that everyone else goes to, but instead, you are determined to uncover the locations that are the best of the best. Most foodies will go to great lengths to discover these places. As a University of Kentucky student and major foodie, I have searched all over Lexington to find my favorite places to visit on Saturday and Sunday mornings. This took my entire first semester and many trips to the ATM, but today, I am now blessed to say that I am a regular at all 4 of these incredible breakfast spots.

1. The Great Bagel

The Great Bagel is one of my all-time favorite restaurants to visit on Sunday mornings. The restaurant offers a variety of bagel sandwiches and freshly squeezed orange juice, and it makes for the perfect early morning start to a day filled with homework or relaxation.

2. Chocolate Holler

Though not a true restaurant, Chocolate Holler is one of the most popular coffee shops near the University of Kentucky. Because it is only a 3-minute drive from campus, Chocolate Holler is always buzzing with UK students who come to socialize or study. The coffee shop is most well known for its chocolaty drinks and the music is great there, too!

3. Stir Krazy

Stir Krazy is a local smoothie bar down the street that serves protein shakes, smoothies, and tea. Though It only consists of these three beverages, the shakes at Stir Krazy are enough to fill you up for breakfast or lunch. Each shake or smoothies range from 200 to 250 calories and serves as the perfect energizer before a workout or a filling recovery drink after a workout.

4. La Madeleine

La Madeleine is a French breakfast and lunch cafe conveniently located on campus (and only a 30-second walk from my dorm). Their breakfast is served all day long and their croissants are to die for. I highly recommend building your own omelet for the most fulfilling experience. Not to mention, their iced caramel macchiatos are a great refresher on the side.

No matter which city, state, or country I am currently in, I make it my mission to eat as a local would. In Lexington, Kentucky, these four breakfast spots are guaranteed provide you with a plethora of different types of food to get you through even the worst cases of morning hunger. Though these places are my current favorites, I am now looking forward to containing the search for more breakfast restaurants, cafes, and juice bars throughout my next four years in this city.

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