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Sprinkles Contain Dead Animals by Herbivoree Sprinkles Contain Dead Animals by Herbivoree
Products with the ingredients shellac, carmine, carminic acid, and red 34 are never vegan or vegetarian because they contain ground up insects - which are animals obviously.

Confectioners glaze is usually not vegan or vegetarian. It is possible to make an animal friendly version out of a corn protein but you'd have to contact the company to verify. As of yet I have not found any company that makes animal friendly confectioners glaze.

Natural colour or colour are usually not vegan or vegetarian. It could be ground up insects or it could be a plant. Always ask the manufacturer. Don't pay for products that kill or use animals.

For more information check out this great article [link] and I'll probably be writing my own blog article about the theory of eating insects soon.

Please note me if you'd like to use this anywhere. I love to share.
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:iconfooldom:
Fooldom Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for letting me know.
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Michell-Vall Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
this is very interesting to know, I'll be sure to mention it the next time my parents tell me to eat something healthy like meat instead

I personally have nothing against eating insects, assuming of course that they are farmed sustainably with no threat to the environment
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TACKennels Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
o.e I will never eat sprinkles anywhere or anytime again >.<
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Gul0Gul0 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Who cares? It's tasty and it makes food look better.
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xxPUNKxxROCKERxx Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
lol
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ShroudedMist97 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Very informative; thanks :)
I try my best to avoid animal products like these (eating bugs...eww) but it's somewhat harder since my parents don't support me... But still, at least your comics are one way to spread the message. Keep it up! :D
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CrazyChickenWorld Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Question: do vegans use toothpaste?
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:iconherbivoree:
Herbivoree Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
I use toothpaste that says certified vegan on it. ^^ Most toothpaste is made by companies that test on animals and some I suppose can have animal byproducts in it. Every vegan is different I guess - but yes I do, just very specific brands only.
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CrazyChickenWorld Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
that's very interesting that there's a brand like that. cuz that made me wonder how Buddhists and vegans get through their lives without hurting a single animal. i was veggie for like 6 yrs. and did a lot of that stuff.
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Herbivoree Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Well the problem is that animal use is so ingrained into most cultures that it's almost impossible to never ever use animals. Supposedly there is something from horses in car tires and in computer monitors. My philosophy as a vegan is that I try my absolute best to avoid financially supporting animal suffering. I constantly add new things to my memory list to not eat or use, and when those get easy I go online, find new ones and add more. It's not about being perfect, it's about trying. ^^

At the end of the day I think animals are in sprinkles and tires and computer monitors because we live in a culture that eats and uses animals all the time. If we lived in a society where 50% of people were vegan, it wouldn't be cost effective to put insects in sprinkles so they'd just stop. If people didn't buy cow meat then the price of milk would go up and no one would buy milk, it's this big circle of causes. The only way to get there is to try and inspire cultural change, or at least that's what I believe and try to do.
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CrazyChickenWorld Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
wow. keep going with this. do you have a facebook page about this? i have two facebook pages to try to stop polluting our environment. the one i sell recycled jewelry from parts of garbage i find on the beach. the other i educate people about cleaning up and trying to get them involved :)
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Herbivoree Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
ah that sounds very neat - nice to see that you're active. ^^

I don't actually have a facebook page, I've never thought of it actually. Unfortunately I'm doing way too much already to even consider more. I do my comics on here, submit them to a vegan/vegetarian news site, try to get them into the newspaper at my school, write a blog, run a vegan environmental club and volunteer at a donkey sanctuary. xD
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CrazyChickenWorld Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
wow! that's a lot. i've been juggling my jewelry and my photography. i'm hoping to get more people to learn how to upcycle things and not have it end up in the ground where it leaks right into our drinking water. blegh... i bought some vegan hair and face products and i'm doing a survey on how effective they are compared to the chemicals in regular things. i love the vegan products a million times more and i've gotten a bunch of people to buy vegan products instead :)
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Herbivoree Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
What sort of things do you upcycle? ^^

I love vegan products. <3 Well obviously. I use manic panic hair colours which are semi permanent but since they are herbal based they actually condition so I have bright purple/neon pink hair right now and it's in amazing shape. Most people that dye crazy colours with non-vegan chemical brands have such fried hair.
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Sahoin Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. Why?
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:iconcrazychickenworld:
CrazyChickenWorld Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
i was wondering if dinoflagellates would be considered a bad thing to eat, since they are creatures after all. They are in toothpaste and ice-cream, and stuff...your picture made me wonder about things we eat or use that have bugs or organisms in it.
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hotlipsalice Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
oh god! *grossout*
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Herbivoree Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
my thoughts exactly D:
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:iconhotlipsalice:
hotlipsalice Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
yup...
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time-is-toxic Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh wow... I never knew how bad sprinkles were. D:
Thank you for letting me know :I
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Herbivoree Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Glad to be informative. c: Thanks for keeping an open mind. ^^
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time-is-toxic Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student General Artist
*letting us know, lol
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elliexero Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...better without the talk.
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:iconherbivoree:
Herbivoree Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
what do you mean? ^^
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elliexero Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If there were no talking in this picture, it would be better.
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:iconherbivoree:
Herbivoree Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
but then you wouldn't have learned anything. What's the point of making art unless it says something?
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elliexero Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link]

What does it say!? WHAT DOES IT SAY? =D :XD:
nah. Sorry. Joking xD Its all right(:
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Herbivoree Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
It says that you currently don't have a political opinion you feel compelled to express. ;D and that you're happy with how skies and the world looks. Or at least that's what I get from it. =)
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elliexero Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooooo:
Deep! :iconimpressedplz:
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Herbivoree Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
lolol.

see you should think about that next time you make art - what you're saying by not saying anything. ;D
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blondbug Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student General Artist
D: NOT THE SPRINKLES! I wil never again have sprinkles on my cupcakes :(
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Herbivoree Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Thanks for keeping an open mind. ^^ Supposedly you can make your own or buy sprinkles labeled vegan, but even if you can't it's such a small thing to avoid and think of the bugs you're not paying money to kill.
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blondbug Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Definatly! I will have to look for some "bug-free" spinkles. Why do they even do that? Even a non-vegan dosn't want to eat bugs
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Herbivoree Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
That's great. c: I think they do it for financial reasons. Bugs don't eat a lot, they're ridiculously cheap, and all they really need to grow is one plant that they harvest a branch off at a time with all the bugs on it. Of course it only stays cheap if everyone buys it, which is why I always feel great about only financially supporting food I actually agree with eating. =)
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blondbug Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student General Artist
That's true, but I think if everyone knew there was bugs in their food they wouldn't eat it.
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Herbivoree Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
I would hope so. ^^ Hopefully I can spread the word enough.
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blondbug Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Indeed!
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wolfofsecrets Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
WHAT! NOOOOO! I love spinkles on my ice cream....Now i can't ever enjoy them again :C
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Herbivoree Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Thanks for keeping an open mind. ^^ It is disgusting. Supposedly you can make your own or you can buy sprinkles labeled vegan. I haven't found any yet, but even if you can't have sprinkles it's nice to know you're not paying to kill bugs.
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wolfofsecrets Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
I don't like bugs. Nuh uh. But Im not going to eat em'. Nuh uh.
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Herbivoree Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
That's exactly how I feel. xD The only bugs I actually enjoy are butterflies and moths. The rest absolutely terrify me! But of course they still deserve to live. c:
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Sahoin Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are vegan/vegetarian alternatives :)
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:iconwolfofsecrets:
wolfofsecrets Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
YES!!!!
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:iconcallirgos:
Callirgos Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011   Photographer
I had no idea about this. Thank you for the information!
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Herbivoree Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Glad to be informative. c: Thanks for having an open mind. ^^
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:iconnorble:
Norble Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Herbivores unite! It's amazing how few people know about this. Thank you for spreading the word! (esp. in such a cute way!)
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Herbivoree Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Herbivore power! <3

and thanks for the support. c: I really appreciate when people get what I'm doing.
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Norble Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Anytime! I've got your back! :bounce:
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dazza1008 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
:o

I know some meat-eaters who wouldn't be happy to hear this.
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