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Would you guys like to see me post an educational journal on human/animal rights once or twice a month? 

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Human overpopulation is a real problem that sadly is ignored all too often. Now thanks to modern medicine and technology we are no longer seeing humans, primarily infants, dying in large enough numbers to keep population at a decent number. When it used to be you had 20 kids and only 3-5 made it to adulthood, that kept things steadier. And of course adults didn't live to long, from 30-50 at average. But now, almost every child lives long enough to procreate, and human life expectancy is longer.

Human population has more than doubled in the last 40 years alone. This large number of humans, over 7.4 billion, is devastating the planet. Earth can only sustain so much life with its limited space. We only have so much land to live on, grow food, and sustain our way of living. And we need to leave enough land for wildlife to also flourish, for without keeping a balanced ecosystem everything will crash.

We are not ready to move to another planet, and having so many kids is helping to add to climate change, deforestation, and many other issues.

So, what do we do? It's simple: We stop having so many babies.

Birth control and being responsible about parenthood is the key. Birth control doesn't "kill" babies, but instead uses hormones to naturally make the female body not ovulate. The exact science is explained very well here.

It doesn't "kill" anyone. Simply prevents a zygote from ever forming. For Christians who claim it "prevents God's plan," it is rather insulting to say that a tiny pill can thwart God. Furthermore, if God absolutely wanted you to procreate, He will make sure it happens. And birth control is NEVER mentioned in the Bible.

It is not expensive to afford birth control, condoms, IUDs, or any other form of birth control. What is expensive are unplanned pregnancies and children. And abortion is what actually kills babies. So, don't want a baby and don't want to kill anyone? Birth control. Condoms and other forms of safe sex also help with STD prevention. So, bonus there.

Not only is there an overpopulation issue, but many people these days feel pressured into having children. Today's society presses the ideology that you MUST get married and MUST procreate. This is not true. You are not obligated to marry or have children. Children are NOT something you have because you simply feel you "must" or that you might get "bored," or whatever reason someone may tell you. They are a lifetime committeemen. You will ALWAYS be a parent even after they move out. And raising a child is not cheap or easy. You must be mentally, financially, and physically prepared. You must be patient, understand that you should NEVER hit or yell at a child, have the money to support a child, and even be physically well to have a safe pregnancy, not to mention check your genes to ensure you aren't risking giving your children anything that could harm them.

If you choose to have a child, keeping the number to 1-2 children is essential to help combat human overpopulation. If you must raise more, adopt. Children need homes in foster care and orphanages. They are just as special as any children you could make, and are in need of loving families. It is selfish and unfair to have 9+ children of your own and ignore those who already exist and need someone for them. They come with many backgrounds from being unwanted, removed from abusive parents, dumped because they had a disability, parents unable to support them, and other reasons. Nothing is kinder than opening your home to someone who needs it. Adopting is good, and if abortion is to be stopped we must promote adoption and birth control.

Another thing I will touch on is homebirths: It is very risky to have a homebirth simply for the fact that a doctor is not around to help if something goes wrong, which it can. Thee have been many cases of emergency C-sections or a newborn needing to be rushed into life support in order to live. Women and children die in the hundreds every year because they are unable or unwilling to see a doctor for giving birth. Don't take the risk and go to a doctor for giving birth.  More on why homebirths are bad.

Furthermore, pregnancies do come with risks even in this day and age. Postpartum depression, terrible morning sickness, and even extreme cases can arise from pregnancies. In some cases hormones may be thrown off balance so much so that medicine is required to adjust. If not is taken, it can affect mental stability. More on pregnancy health.

Another issue of pregnancies is older women are more likely to have ill/deformed babies and harming themselves. 35 years of age is when a woman should err on the side of caution when becoming pregnant, and anything over 40 holds many more risks. Some of the risks of having a pregnancy over 35 are here.

And if you do have children, less is better for it also not only makes your life easier financially, but the children's lives as well. When there are too many children in a house it can make getting illnesses more likely, less attention for each child can cause them to feel distanced, more stressful for everyone, and not to mention having too many children puts the mother at risk of developing serious health issues. Why you should stop at two children.

Another issue that arises are children's health. When raising a child often people have said an omnivorous diet is "right," when actually humans are herbivorous. Feeding children animal products harms their bodies just as it does adults. Sometimes even more so since their bodies are still developing. A plant-based diet is beneficial to them, allows them to grow healthy and strong, and with any diet, as long as all nutritional requirements are met, they thrive and excel.

Humans should also be tested mentally and physically before being allowed to breed. We have sadly many people who have bad genes or are abusive reproducing. They end up making sick children that could have been avoided if they had the proper testing before hand. On top of that, many under qualified individuals who procreate and abuse, neglect, and even kill their own children. People should be checked to ensure they are mentally capable of raising a child and are not going to abuse them. Just as many orphanages do a mental and background check on potential adopters, so should people be checked before breeding. Imagine how much child abuse and infant deaths we could stop just by stopping bad people from breeding? Yes, there will always be cases of people getting around this somehow, but if we can stop even 50% of child abuse that's better than nothing. And as a victim of abuse myself, I can tell you that this would be the best thing ever for children.

Better Sex Ed in schools will also help combat teen pregnancy. When kids are properly taught the benefits of birth control and not to be ashamed of their bodies, they are better equipped to make proper life choices.

The human overpopulation problem is still a major issue and can be resolved in a similar fashion as pet overpopulation. Simply stopping the excessive breeding will lower population numbers. Birth control is good, using it will also help stop the cruelty of abortion, and we can make this world a better, cleaner place by simply not having as many children. It is not "sinful" to see that humans are overpopulated. It is simply science and the facts that we are animals and just like any species, can get too great in number for the ecosystem and planet.

Please, look at the below links and read through everything to learn more. Do NOT comment anything hateful or nasty. This is an educational journal, not somewhere to throw a tantrum. If you have questions or wish to have a mature debate, then you may say something. But refrain from commenting if all you are going to do is throw a tantrum, insult people, say something revolting/rude, or other such child activity. Let us all be adults and discuss, show support, share opinions, and learn. Any vulgar or hateful comments will be hidden. If you must start a fight go somewhere else. My page is not built for entertaining bigots, bullies, trolls, or other hateful people. I am willing to talk to you, but you must also be mature back to me. Thank you.


Population Counter: [link] Another counter: www.worldometers.info/world-po…
 
Effects of Human Overpopulation: www.everythingconnects.org/ove…

Should We Have Kids in the Age of Climate Change: www.npr.org/2016/08/18/4793497…

Plant-Based Fertility: www.forksoverknives.com/plant-…

More on Homebirths: www.thedailybeast.com/articles…

Don't Have Children to Combat Climate Change: broadly.vice.com/en_us/article…

Breeding to Extinction: churchandstate.org.uk/2016/11/…

Vegan Diets Good for Pregnancy and Babies: nymag.com/thecut/2016/12/are-v…

Food Tips for Vegan Children: www.vegansociety.com/whats-new…

Humans and Livestock Leading to Extinction: www.cowspiracy.com/blog/2016/1…

Is it Dangerous to Raise Vegan Children: www.earthchildren.world/articl…

Adele on Feeling Forced to Have Kids: thefix.nine.com.au/2016/11/01/…

Students do Better at Vegetarian School: www.forksoverknives.com/studen…

I Don't Own My Daughter's Body: www.cnn.com/2012/06/20/living/…

Stop Climate Change by Having Less Children: www.bloomberg.com/news/article…

Sex Ed in Europe is Better Than in America: [link]   On Youtube: [link]

Baby Survives Abortion in Steel Pan: liveactionnews.org/nurse-infan…

To Save the Planet Let's Put Humans on Birth Control: qz.com/452614/to-save-the-envi…

Eating Chicken Can Make Your Kid's Dick Small: [link]

The Climate Crisis Calls for Fewer Children: theconversation.com/bioethicis…

Overpopulation and Lost of Land: returntonow.net/2016/09/06/sto…

10-year Old Vegan Boxing Champion: vegnews.com/articles/page.do?p…

African Female Chief Breaks up Hundreds of Child Marriages: www.minds.com/blog/view/573910…

People Who Don't Have Children Benefit the Environment More: www.independent.co.uk/voices/p…

Do humans Have a Moral Duty to Stop Procreating?: bigthink.com/ideafeed/humans-h…

Raising Children to Eat Meat is Extreme: www.independent.co.uk/voices/v…

5 Ways Veganism Helps with Pregnancy: vegnews.com/articles/page.do?p…

Humans Are a Plague on Earth: churchandstate.org.uk/2016/06/…

Going Vegan can Save 8 Million Human Lives: www.foxnews.com/food-drink/201…

Teens Who Survived Abortion: www.teenbreaks.com/abortion/ab…

Abortion Survivor's Powerful Testimony to Congress: www.lifesitenews.com/news/abor…

Benefits of Adoption: adoptionchoiceinc.org/are-you-…

7 Reasons to Adopt a Child: www.new-beginnings.org/7-reaso…

Why You should Adopt and Not Create Children: bigthink.com/against-the-new-t…

Nutrionfacts.org on Pregnancy: nutritionfacts.org/topics/preg…

Vegan Pregnancy and PArenting Group on Facebook: [link]

Other Educational Journals: Why God Tells Us to be VEGAN in the Bible“God blessed them and said to them, “… Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground”. Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground – everything that has the breath of life in it – I give every green plant for food. And it was so.”
— Genesis 1:28-30
God gave us PLANTS to eat and told us to be stewards of the animals. A steward is defined as "an official appointed to supervise arrangements or keep order at a large public event, for example a sporting event." God never told us to be masters or kings of the animals and planet, but to be CARETAKERS of them, just as stewards would oversee and take care of the animals or lands of their king. In this case,
Super Meat Can End Animal SufferingHumans don't need to eat meat. It causes so many illnesses from cancer to cardiovascular disease. It clogs the bowels, leads to earlier deaths in humans, and many other diseases. It causes over 82,000,000,000 lives to be taken every year, 51% of all pollution, deforestation, mass animal extinction, world hunger, and billions and billions of dollars. Humans don't need it, and the practice of obtaining it is to rape, imprison, torture, abuse, and horribly kill animals. Cutting them apart and skinning them while still alive, sometime even boiling them alive. Slaughterhouse workers stomp on the animals, beat them, rape them, and treat them like garbage. 95% of those who harm non-human animals, so many of these factory farm and slaughterhouse workers end up harming their own family members and friends. Communities nearby slaughterhouses and factory farms are ill from the pollution seeping into the ground and rivers.
There is NO good to eating meat.
The world is going vegan, as we can see wi


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Katie Pettus
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Drem yol lok. Greetings.

I am Hispanic, vegan, animal rights activist, asexual, follower of Jesus Christ, and I draw/write creepy, dark, violent, and bloody artwork/stories. I work mostly with anatomy and creature design, hoping to one day be a creature concept artist for the movie and gaming industries. I write stories about dragons and aliens and have already written about 6,000 pages worth of storyline, facts, bios, etc. for my stories. I have also designed 60+ dragons, 50+ mythological creatures, and 200+ aliens for my stories.
Dragons are my true passion, and my fanart usually is of dragons from videogames. I do fanart for The Elder Scrolls, Star Wars, Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect, Halo, and an occasional piece from various videogames or movies.
I also do a little photography and write sad/dark poems and essays about my characters or life.
I work in traditional mediums, and am working on how to use a WACOM tablet, Gimp, and Photoshop.

My Facebook (Send me a PM on here or facebook to let me know who you are so I know to accept a friend request. Or, feel free to follow me as well.) :)

Favorite quote: "Man eats meat thinking he will become as strong as the ox forgetting that the ox eats grass." ~ Pino Caruso
Animal Rights icon by Nightroaming No Meat by peterpez vegan icon by irradella Go Vegan Stamp by AkirasArtWorld vegan icon by irradella No Meat by peterpez Animal Rights icon by Nightroaming

:bulletblack:More about veganism: www.vegankit.com/
:bulletred:More about animal cruelties and rights: www.occupyforanimals.net/
:bulletblack:A movie everyone should see: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrgJXc…
:bulletred:The best speech you will ever hear: www.youtube.com/watch?v=es6U00…
:bulletblack:Peaceable Kingdom: www.tribeofheart.org/sr/pkj_en…
:bulletred:Trapping and the fur trade: www.youtube.com/watch?v=By1rDn…
:bulletblack:Dairy farm cruelty: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRud1I…
:bulletred:Why eating animal products is bad for your health: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtabJZ…
:bulletblack:Forks Over Knives: www.forksoverknives.com/
:bulletred:Why breedism is stupid: stubbydog.org/
:bulletblack:Why You Should Spay and Neuter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzwGfO…
:bulletred:More info on Pet Overpopulation: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajyW6h…
:bulletblack:Vegan bodybuilder: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFPsvF…
:bulletred:Pedigree Dogs Exposed: myspace.com/bordercollie19/vid… Part 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4tTjd…
:bulletblack:Where Has Humanity Gone?: www.facebook.com/permalink.php…
:bulletred:Jesus was vegetarian: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx6J6j…
:bulletblack:World Hunger Caused by Eating Animals: www.facebook.com/EVOLVECampaig…
:bulletred:Breeding Pets Means Shelters Kill More Pets in the Gas Chamber: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp9L10…
:bulletblack:Human Overpopulation is Real and Safe Sex is Best Way to Combat it: www.everythingconnects.org/ove…
:bulletred:Passages from the Bible about NOT harming or eating animals: elated.co.za/biblical-quotes/
:bulletblack:Where Pet Store Puppies Come From: nopetstorepuppies.com/buy-a-pu…
:bulletred:Ear Cropping and Tail Docking is Cruel and Unnecessary: 3milliondogs.com/tips/did-you-…
:bulletblack:Puppymill Rescue: www.thedodo.com/puppy-mill-res…
:bulletred:The Truth Behind Shelters: www.thedodo.com/dog-shelter-gu…
:bulletblack:Going Vegan Will Save 8.1 Million Human Lives by 2050: www.trueactivist.com/study-eat…
:bulletred:Non-Human Animals are Sentient: www.livescience.com/49093-anim…
:bulletblack:The Theology of Christian Veganism: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eAhKI…
:bulletred:All Animals Are Sentient: www.facebook.com/HuffingtonPos…

Please go vegan, and feel free to ask me any more questions you have on veganism or animal cruelties and how you can stop it. Or, if you need help going vegan, I am here to help. :)

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This is just so terrible that I thought I'll share it on here as well (I post things like this often on facebook but don't always share on dA).

"In a brutal manifestation of how out of control the rhino situation is in South Africa, Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage was attacked, baby rhino/s killed, care-givers savagely beaten and a young woman sexually assaulted."

africageographic.com/blog/rhin…
49 drawings of boobs... Done... I deleted the folder on my computer labelled "BOOBS." Will turn in the last of this project later today...

Missing out on many hours of sleep last night in order to rush to the end... So glad to be done... Next project should hopefully be less time consuming.

Apparently, I was defriended on facebook by someone for saying it's wrong to kill babies. It's such a sick world we live in that people literally think it's okay to kill someone all because they don't want to deal with them. I also will never understand this whole defriending someone because they say one thing you disagree with, and instead of talking to them to find out where they are coming from you rid them from your life to stay as ignorant as possible on other people's opinions.

If you are going to add me, people, know that I won't stay silent about things that matter even if it may "inconvenience" your ideas on the world so you can stay as lazy and inconsiderate as possible.

(And after I shared the above comment I had another person defriend me. Why are people so trigger happy with the defriend and block buttons?)

I wish the comment section was like on facebook in that you can just scroll down or something to see past comments. I found out how I can see my own past comments, but what about my watchers who may want to go back to something I had said and can't find the comment? Can we get dA to fix this because I share links and other things in the comments that I'm sure maybe someone wants to find again or whatever.

Maybe I compare dA to facebook too much... But, seriously, this annoys me. That and not being able to make sub-folders in favorites.
Don't you DARE compare animal rights groups/activist to "terrorists." You want to know who REAL terroists are? Those who fucking KILL innocents and cause TERROR. Animal rights groups and activists fight for PEACE and helping OTHERS. HOW THE FUCKING HELL DO YOU GET TO THE CONCLUSION THAT ACTIVISTS ARE "TERRORIST?!?!?" That's right... Because you don't want to fucking realize you are supporting abuse/death to others so label those doing good as the "evil" ones when the blood is on YOUR hands.

*I'm pissed*

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:) thank you for the :+fav: on After Midnight :rose:
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Just talked to my sister about eating meat and weather or not she would go vegan or raise her own animals humanely, she says she'd choose the latter, and she doesn't like meat, except for turkey that doesn't look like it came from a turkey. And she says she won't be "pushing out any kids" same as me. Just thought you'd like to know.
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THX 4 LLAMA by lumalyssa
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I saw you post in the facebook group vegan poets and artists so thought id show some love on your art page <3 (:
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