Pesticides Have Killed 90 Percent of the Monarch Butterfly Population in 20 Years. Take Action Now! | One Green Planet

KINDNESS stoops down even to the smallest insect. Here’s how to help the Monarch ❤

Once covering more than 45 acres of trees with their bright orange and black wings, last years monarch migration barely covered 1.65 acres. Over the last two decades, monarch butterfly populations have declined by nearly 90 percent.

Source: Pesticides Have Killed 90 Percent of the Monarch Butterfly Population in 20 Years. Take Action Now! | One Green Planet

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It’s A Bug’s LIFE!

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Today, as I was snacking on my beloved Raisinets, I looked at the ingredients list. People really do need to look at ingredients. They would learn a whole lot; things that would shock them into cooking more at home and be careful what they eat. One of the ingredients in Raisinets is Lac-Resin. I looked it up and here is what I found: “Shellac or lac resin is a product that is imported from India and is used in waxes for citrus fruits, apples and pears. It is a product that is derived from the secretions of the tiny lac insect. The lac insect secretes “lacresin” from its glands onto a host tree. I found an image of the insect and posted it above. The insect is called a kerria lacca. Cute little thing, but nothing of it do I want to ingest! I’m sure there are avid meat eaters who stick to steaks but would become nauseous at the thought of eating anything to do with insects! As far as harvesting, it depends on the use. If it’s a candy coating they harvest the secretion of the insect. If it’s a dye wanted, they kill the insect for it’s red color. For some, this article and realization of this bug’s life and what they’re eating won’t matter a bit. But for others it does. For me it does. If there are other means without using animals and insects I’m all for it! I know plants have lives too they say, but plants remain in the ground. Just sit and watch animals and insects, the way they roam and MOVE! They are meant to be happy and FREE…even the tiny insect. There is a difference between killing a plant versus an animal. One will cry out. I want to practice compassion and do the least harm. I hope many others will adopt that concept too. Goodbye Raisinets…

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It’s About So Much More

No, I don’t eat animals…..but it’s about so much more than that. It’s not just what I do or don’t do, it’s how I THINK. This video shows the degradation of mankind in my eyes. I don’t want myself nor others to be like the person in this video. I want to think and be kinder ❤

Kind food, kind YOU…

Is Meat Murder?

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The Summer of 2000 I stopped eating meat. Oops! I meant I stopped eating animals. Oops! I meant the inside of an animal or should I say the inside of an animal who didn’t want to die, who did nothing wrong?

Just because it’s easy to go to the store and buy part of an animal, or just because it’s habit, doesn’t make it right. Just because one grew up eating animals, or because one doesn’t know how to cook any other way…still doesn’t make it right. I have thought all of those things at one time, but one day I’d had enough. I didn’t want to be the cause of another animal’s pain, abuse, and death. They deserve to be happy and live just as much as me. My heart grew larger than my tongue! It became more important to me to LOVE them than to TASTE them.

If you eat animals, may I suggest that you find another way. Learn about how these animals are treated. Learn about Vegetarianism or Vegan. Eat less animals weekly or even go a full day without it. Just try. Baby steps will get you just as far as large steps. Walking can get you to the same destination as a runner. It just takes longer.

Yes, meat is murder. Meat is a mean way to get protein. Find another way, a kinder way. Kind food, kind you ❤ And Happy Valentine’s Day as I am posting this on Feb.14th! Not eating animals is a loving thing to do on Valentine’s Day and all your life! It makes for a healthy happy YOU and healthy happy animals too!