Below is a picture I posted on Instagram. It was the first picture I posted that has ever gone above 100 likes which freaked me out a little to be honest. It still does as it is now over 250 likes. I’m not quite sure how or why but it’s encouraging. So thank you if you’re one of the likers/followers. 

I try to be an approachable and interactive presence of social media and on here. So if you’re following me and I haven’t followed back, give me a nudge. 

If you’re not following me but you’d like to, my links are below. 🙂 if you follow me and aren’t a bot account I’m 99% going to follow back. 
Instagram: @The_Vegan_Bear

Twitter: @The_Vegan_Bear

Facebook: TheVegan Bear

Come say hi 🙂 

Yulin: The dog Meat Festival and Hypocrisy Petitions 

I’m sure most of my readers would have heard of Yulin.  If not here is a little wiki summary

The Lychee and Dog Meat Festival, commonly referred to as Yulin Dog Meat Festival, is an annual celebration held in Yulin, Guangxi, China, during the summer solstice in which festival goers eat dog meat and lychees. The festival spans about ten days during which it is estimated that 10,000–15,000 dogs are consumed. The festival has been criticised by animal welfare supporters.

(Dog meat served with a dog tail garnish)

Read that wiki quote again. 10,000 to 15,000 dogs are consumed. That’s a lot of dogs.

Below is some graphic images of what happens to these pooches. I find them hard to look at and if you’re vegan, feel free to skip over them. But if you’re not vegan I want you to look at them closely. To really take in the imagery. To see the suffering and pain and desperation in the dogs faces.

(How dogs are stored and transported prior to being tortured and killed for consumption.  Note the lack of space)

These dogs are no different to the pets we have at home. Or pass on the street. The ones who may nuzzle up to us at night, offer us companionship and security. Who assist the blind. Smart and cut creatures, that’s something we can all agree on.

Reduced to this.. Continue reading

Instagram: The_Vegan_Bear and shout outs 

I suppose I should really link to my own Instagram on here. 

If you have an IG account come follow,more often than not I will follow back. I tend to follow every vegan account back and I try to interact with as many people as possible. So come say hi!  

That’s me below. I post a mix of fact, opinion, sneak peeks of upcoming blog posts, fitness pics and maybe some of my fiancée and pooch. 

If you follow from from reading this post, let me know and I’ll give a shout out 😀