Category Archives: Addressing resistance to change

Statistics: a list of individual tragedies

How often do we look at statistics and get lost in the mathematics of bigger numbers and smaller numbers, more or fewer, comparisons and graphs. Look again. Every single one of these 74,171,872,986 was a unique individual – separate from … Continue reading

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‘Personal choice’ – remembering a lesson

This year, I’ve decided to revise and re-publish some of my favourite blogs from previous years. This is the first of these, prompted because the claims of ‘personal choice’ still make monotonous and regular appearances in comments threads everywhere. Originally … Continue reading

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To kill vast numbers, we must ‘farm’ vast numbers

When we are not vegan, and if we consider it at all, we sometimes have the idea that the reproduction of ‘farmed’ individuals is somehow a natural process and our use of their bodies for eggs, milk and body parts … Continue reading

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Bullying – an analogy

There’s an Elephant in the Room promotes veganism and does not ever promote anything less. There are dozens – if not hundreds – of posts and essays linked to the page that seek to clarify this point but they all … Continue reading

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What will happen to the animals when the world goes vegan?

What will happen to all the animals if the world goes vegan? You do realise that they’ll become extinct? Will the planet be overrun with animals? Who will pay for looking after the animals if it becomes illegal to eat … Continue reading

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The persistence of childhood myths

I was taught that taking their milk does not harm cows. I was taught that taking their eggs does not harm hens. I was taught that animals ‘didn’t mind’ being killed for ‘meat’. I was too young to debate with … Continue reading

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Being true to ourselves

We all like to think of ourselves as ethical, as animal lovers, as caring, decent, moral individuals. I bet if you think about it you can recall conversations where you have said, ‘I love animals’, ‘I can’t bear cruelty to … Continue reading

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