Small animals matter. How can YOU help them?

It’s kind of disturbing how we forget about the insects and all the small animals of the world when talking about animal rights. The only tiny animals that are mentioned are the bees, and even they are often forgotten.

I have never been a huge fan of insects, especially of spiders and flies, they were just annoying and scary. But as everyone that goes vegan and learns about the importance of appreciating all lives, I too have learned to leave insects alone, and unless they are threatening me I do not kill them (do not lie, you kill mosquitoes, too). Small animals matter and I want to give you some helpful ideas on how we can protect them from the big bad humans who want to harm them.

We shouldn’t dismiss insects simply because we do not understand them, and we shouldn’t kill them due to being afraid of them; we should all take small steps in making this world friendlier for them and they will sense that you are trying to help them.

I swear that since I am vegan, insects love me and are always around me, which is not my favourite thing, but I appreciate it.

  • Do not throw snails. They are not birds and they cannot fly, they get hurt when they fall and they are just trying to live as peacefully as you do. Give them a bit of salad and gently put them somewhere else if they are blocking your way or eating your vegetables. Snails get hungry too and we should all help each other.
  • Do not kill insects and bugs with sprays or other things. I know that sometimes we simply must kill them, especially if they find a home inside our house and it is impossible to get rid of them, but try to protect it beforehand and only use salt in case of ants when they are already invading your home. I used to use sprays on ants that came in our apartment, but have since turned to salt and it works. I also use cinnamon.
  • Plant plants that are bug-friendly, so they can eat and have a home. Also, make sure you have water in a small glass that you don’t need anymore, so they can drink when they are thirsty. I often find bees drowning in my dog’s water bowl because they just wanted to drink.

If you don’t like insects and bugs, just remove them gently and kindly, no need to kill them just because they scare you or annoy you. I mean, there are people that scare us and annoy us, but we don’t kill them, do we? I hope not.

There is enough space for everyone to live safely and happily, so make sure that next time you treat an ant or a bug in the same way as you would treat your friend. If they are not harming you there is absolutely no need to end their life short.

Did you know that only one percent of insects are harmful to humans and that about 80% of animals on this planet are insects? I also learned recently that a snail can sleep for 3 years straight and that the common garden worm has five pairs of hearts. There are so many interesting facts out there about the small animals that really make me want to learn as much as I can about them; we just need to give them a chance and see them for who they are – tiny souls that deserve love.

If you want to know how to help farm animals – here is the link.

What insects and bugs do you like? Which ones are not your cup of tea? Make sure to leave me a comment and stay in touch with me on Twitter.


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Climate change is real. Learn how YOU can help.

Being a vegan myself, I have learned about how my lifestyle is good for the environment pretty early. The feeling of knowing that I am not supporting the destruction of our planet is truly incredible. I have been very passionate about becoming an environmentalist and becoming more eco-friendly since becoming a plant eater, so today I will share with you 10 ways to fight climate change. You can start with just one and slowly continue to be able to live according to all of them. I am still not completely environment-friendly, but every day I am taking the necessary steps in the right direction. My intention is to one day live a completely eco-friendly lifestyle.

  1. Watch Cowspiracy and educate yourself on the importance of veganism when fighting climate change. It is the first step to being environment-friendly; just change your diet to a plant-based. I wrote about it here.
  2. Ditch plastic altogether or start with one less plastic bag a day. Soon you will learn other ways of carrying food and plastic will be long gone from your home. I know its probably the hardest thing to do, using less plastic, but its one of the most important ones.
  3. What car do you drive? A Tesla? A hybrid? Make sure your car is environment-friendly. If you cannot afford to change your vehicle at the moment, at least start going places with a bike or by walking.
  4. Grab a recycling bag and go outside to pick up the trash that you see every day at your local park.
  5. If it’s yellow, you don’t have to flush the toilet all the time. I know it sounds gross, but sometimes you need to forget about the color of your pee to save the planet.
  6. Grab a copy of Cowspiracy and lend it to your friends, so they can see how their diet affects the lives of billions of people on this planet. Here is another post that I wrote about Cowspiracy.
  7. Start using DIY or natural washing powder, detergents, and cleaners.
  8. Recycle paper, plastic, bottles, food, clothes… Just recycle!
  9. Donate paper that you don’t need anymore and save a tree or two.
  10. Plant a tree.

Those are just a few ideas that you can use to fight climate change and help us with making this planet green and beautiful again. It starts with you and you are able to inspire someone else. That makes two people, and imagine what can happen when every person that you inspired to take action inspires someone else! The world becomes a better place and our mother Earth is saved. Climate change cannot be stopped anymore, but it can be slowed down or reduced.

Make sure to let me know in the comment section what steps you are already taking to help our planet while climate change is still going strong. Oh, and stay in touch with me on social media, you can find me on Twitter.


Environmentalists, you can only help by going vegan.

I was really eager to write this article. I am very passionate about our planet and fighting climate change that is affecting the lives of billions; even if some of you like to pretend it’s not happening. Let’s face it once and for all, environmentalism without veganism just doesn’t exist.

A few weeks ago I gave you the challenge to watch Cowspiracy and since this documentary changed many lives, mine as well, I really wanted everyone to watch it. At the end of the day I am a realist and I know that there are always going to be people who will be too lazy to actually watch it, so I wanted to point out a few of the facts that are presented on the website of the movie (you can find all the links to the facts I will present here).

Here are just a few things that are confirmed to be caused by animal agriculture and are destroying our mother Earth, that has been taking care of us for a few billion years.

  • Animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined exhaust from all transportation.
  • Livestock and their byproducts account for at least 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year or 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Livestock is responsible for 65% of all human-related emissions of nitrous oxide – a greenhouse gas with 296 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide, and which stays in the atmosphere for 150 years.
  • Agriculture is responsible for 80-90% of US water consumption.

Are you just as shocked as I am at the fact that we are literally eating our way to death? And forget about the health issue and animal slaughter for a second, think about our planet that is floating in space. We were given this gorgeous, stunning planet to live on and we evolved on her through millions of years – only to have her die because we cannot comprehend that we are not meant to be eating animals.

We are so selfish that we would rather destroy a whole planet than to start eating plant-based, which is not only the only solution to stop climate change, but it is also our natural given diet and we are not harming anyone in the process. I truly do not understand what is so appealing about eating rotten bodies of dead animals. Why not just eat healthy plants and love each other, exactly what veganism is all about?

If you are interested in becoming a vegan, here is one of the many articles I wrote about veganism. All the environmentalists, you better read this one and get on board with eating plants.

What are your thoughts on this whole problem, environmentalists? I would absolutely love to hear your opinion and how do you think we can share this amazing documentary with people. Do you think all environmentalists should be vegan?


Vegan friends are waiting for you. Where to find them?

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This is one of the biggest problems in the vegan community; not having friends who are vegan and would support your decision to live cruelty-free. It is especially hard when you are a new vegan and you want to discuss all the horrible things you’ve just learned. I hope this post helps you and that you will soon be surrounded by amazing vegan people who you will be able to count on.

I had no friends for many years and when I went vegan I lost the only friend that I had, but animals matter more to me than people who judge my decision to not harm my friends, so I said goodbye to her and left. Best decision ever when it comes to my personal relationships, plus she was a negative influence on me. So, if you want to chat about interesting things and are looking for someone that is into science + animal rights + Marvel, talk to me on Twitter.

Not having friends left me open for new relationships, and as a new vegan, I was open to new friendships that will arrive. I also knew exactly what type of people I now wanted in my life.

I will give you a list of things that you can do to meet new vegan friends and remember that if you want something – YOU must do it, no one is going to do it for you, so move your bum and start finding friends.

  • There are a lot of Facebook groups where vegans from all over the world talk to each other and search for those who live near them. Find groups of vegans that are based near your town or city and start chatting with them. Respond to their comments, answer their questions, be nice and helpful – that works most of the time, doesn’t it?
  • Tumblr is a great place to meet vegans because there are a bunch of them who are very lovely and very lonely, so they will be open to talking to you. There are even blogs where everyone posts where they are from, so you can befriend them if you live close to each other. If you are interested in blogging – here are a few tips that can help you.
  • Attend vegan festivals or picnics; start talking to people in person and volunteer to help.
  • Find vegans from your city on Instagram. You just add a hashtag #VeganSlovenia or #VeganLondon and you will find a bunch of people that you can follow. Once you are following them it’s up to you if you will ask them out for a coffee or simply comment on their photos to gain their attention (I am on Instagram too, and we can be friends).
  • Attend meetups by popular vegans from social media. I highly doubt you can find one in Slovenia if you live here, but Australia, England and America based vegans seem to be doing a lot of them.

Those are just a few ideas that you can do to meet new vegan friends and connect with those who share the same beliefs. As I said before, you cannot wait for a miracle to happen, you need to go out there and start talking to people first. That is true whether you want to find vegan friends or those who aren’t.

So tell me now, which one of the ideas sounds best to you and which ones are you not sure you will do? As always I will invite you to leave a comment below and chat with me for a bit; we can be friends as well.