I’m sorry that you had to see this pictures, but have you ever heard about the Surabaya Zoo? It’s the biggest zoo in Indonesia and it is, basically, a place for animals to die in the most horrible ways. They don’t have vets, they hardly ever clean the place, staff sells animal’s food, some of them are in really small cages…
You see the giraffe on the picture? It ate 20kg of plastic bags cause it was starving and all there was to eat was garbage. About 25 animals die per month.
The government doesn’t care about the zoo and ONGs have problems to release the animals cause most of them are not in healthy conditions to just go back to their true homes.
SIGN THE PETITION TO SHUT DOWN SURABAYA ZOO! Help to make a change. Reblog it. Post it on all your social medias. Invite your friends to join. Tell everyone you know about it.
Today is the beginning of Lent. While I’m not a particularly religious person, I do appreciate the idea of taking some time for self-reflection and sacrifice. Lent is a good time to examine our habits, vices and addictions, and call upon the support of others to overcome those things in our lives that might not be in our best interests. By announcing to others what we’re “giving up” for Lent, we automatically challenge ourselves to do better.
I adopted the Nutritarian lifestyle in May of last year, and it’s been a godsend. I went through the initial six-week challenge, and then transitioned to a very low fat vegan diet. My weight, blood pressure and cholesterol are all at healthy levels.
But over the course of the last few months, I’ve gradually picked up the habit of between-meal snacking, which as we Nutritarians know, leads to those “toxic hunger” cravings where your body is constantly in withdrawal from carbohydrates, and not really hungry.
It’s time to break that addiction again.
So for Lent, I’m giving up between-meal snacking. No more excuses. Time to remember what real hunger feels like, and to remind myself that I have control over what goes into my body. Time to break the mindless habit of refrigerator-surfing and pantry-pilfering.
What are you doing for Lent?
Vegan Peanut Butter Pie
by Rachel @ Simple Girl
1 pre-made vegan crust
8 ounces silken Tofu
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup natural creamy peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
pinch of salt
1 can coconut milk (not lite)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
chocolate chips, melted for drizzling.
Mix together tofu, peanut butter, sugar, vanilla and salt.
Chill a separate bowl in the freezer.
Pour 1 can of coconut milk into glass container and refrigerate until it separates. The “milk” will be white and rise to the top and the “water” will be clear and stay at the bottom.
Skim off the milk and put into chilled bowl, being careful not to add any of the water.
Add 1/4 cup powdered sugar and beat like you would whipped cream.
Fold whipped coconut milk into the peanut butter mixture and pour into a pre-made Oreo Crust. Drizzle with melted chocolate chips. Freeze or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Edited by YummyVegan
On my to-do list!!