Hi! I'm Get i'm 19, and i live in wales. I blog about veganism, social justice things, and some funny stuff and games i like. I queue to make everyone think i'm not on here all time. Have a good stay :) Vegan since 25/02/13
Last night was a blur of happy amazing positive feelings for me.
When I was in New York, and got the chance to meet Carmen Carrara, I remember saying out loud to friends, “If I somehow find a way to meet Laverne Cox as well this year, my life will be made.”
Not even a week later, Danielle had tickets for us to see Laverne on her campus tour, performing “My Journey to Womanhood”. And not only that, but Melissa was a darling angel and got us VIP passes to meet her after the show.
I feel very grateful to have been given the opportunity to meet Laverne and listen to her speak, and to have been able to give her something I made, something from the heart. She’s a very important person, not only to me, but to countless others and she’s someone who I see as an agent of change. Her ability to speak with clarity, positivity, and humour on difficult subjects inspires me hugely. We aren’t alone in this world. One human act can one day affect all. ♡
Please look for these symbols when you shop! You are saving animals from torture and death, when you purchase cruelty free products.
NOOOOOOOOOO THIS IS SO MISLEADING
The left bunny is from BUAV which stands for British Union Against Vivisection. They do NOT care if it’s vegan or not (could still contain honey, whey, etc).BUAV ONLY CARE ABOUT VERTEBRATE ANIMALS, SO THEY DO STILL ALLOW TESTING ON *SOME*ANIMALS.
Ecover lost their Vegan society approval after they were found out testing on water fleas (also due to testing on rabbits blood) but now have the BUAV leaping bunny.
The Pink ‘Peta’ bunny means not tested but again, nothing about animals being used as ingredients. They also get it wrong. They stated that Avon (among others) were ‘cruelty free’ and they never were, they test and use animals as ingredients. All this information is available on the internet you just have to do your research. I have also seen the black bunny on some dubious products. Companies lie. They display the bunny and say not tested, but it doesn’t mean it’s true. They may test the ingredients, but not the finished product. They may outsource, that is to get someone else to test so they can say their hands are clean. It’s lies.
You can trust the Vegan Society logo. I’ve never found anything to be inaccurate with them. The others I would double check. I have seen beeswax, honey and shellac used in ‘vegan certified’ products that aren’t officially endorsed by the Vegan Society. It doesn’t mean that all companies are out to deceive but it does mean that we have to check, then routinely. It’s a matter of a quick email or phone call. I prefer it in writing. If you want any guidance on what to ask, I don’t mind helping you and reading between the lines on the answers.