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PETA Offers To Help Pay Water Bills For Struggling Detroit Residents — But Only If They Go Vegan

girlfriend-is-better:

therearedemonsinsideofus:

clintisiceman:

therearedemonsinsideofus:

think-progress:

WHAT

So, we’ll pay your water, but you have to spend twice as long and three times as much on food, in a place where food deserts are real.

I feel like PETA are trying to come off as ignorant and villainous at this point. There’s no way someone could come up with this idea and honestly think it will have a positive effect on anything.

They’re taking their cues from Israel now. Has to be.

this is repugnant.

Reminder that you can help pay a Detroit resident’s water bill.

Aaaaand yeah, not only do we have food deserts here but we also have shamefully bad transit. If you have never lived it, I think it’s hard to understand how challenging it can be to get your hands on very basic produce without a car in a Midwestern inner city.

Detroit is complicated and life here can be awesome for some people, but not everyone. I can’t imagine a forced dietary change when you’re already facing water loss, would possibly help.

Filed under detroit this is crass

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And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.
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