Category Archives: Addressing resistance to change

Last call for planet Earth

Today I was motivated to write a short blog on passing a roadside advert that has stood for many years, directing shoppers to a butcher in a nearby village. Bragging about ‘100% Scottish beef’ and ‘award winning pies and sausages, … Continue reading

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Using bees for honey; it’s not vegan and it’s not ‘conservation’.

Using and consuming honey taken from bees is not vegan. All the latest research suggests that bees are sentient individuals whose lives matter to them. In keeping with the many other species whose lives and bodies are ‘farmed’ by humans, … Continue reading

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Words of concern – how to mean them

When confronted with an article or post about a poorly individual who has been rescued from being used as a human resource, it is not unusual to read furious criticisms: 1) about the farmer / breeder,2) about the absence of … Continue reading

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On taking things at face value – when ‘cute’ is a lie

I’ve written short posts in the past about my extreme discomfort at seeing animal videos on social media being presented as ‘cute’ and ‘adorable’ or ‘funny’ and ‘hilarious’. They are clearly very popular, very widely shared, and the comments range … Continue reading

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Dress rehearsal for the apocalypse

As we look out on silent, empty, streets, watching while statistics of the sick and the dead skyrocket out of control, and the sickening chill of fear clutches at our hearts for our loved ones whom we are powerless to … Continue reading

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Veganism; ‘militant’, ‘strict’, ‘extreme’ – or just honest?

I have heard it said that ‘militant’ members of the community ‘scare off’ people from becoming vegan with ‘strict guidelines.’ I have found living vegan to be the easiest, most consistent, most nonviolent way to live that I could possibly … Continue reading

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‘Transparency in advertising’ – bring it on

As expected the animal use industries are mounting an increasingly bizarre pushback against the labelling of substances for which they long ago co-opted names. There are frequent media outcries about who has the right to use words like ‘milk’, ‘sausage’, … Continue reading

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Wool; it’s been pulled over our eyes for too long

‘ Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full! One for the master, And one for the dame, One for the little boy Who lives down the lane. Able to recite this before … Continue reading

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Wishful thinking meets wilful misinformation; a deadly combination

Our future as a species is on the brink of disaster with climate and planetary collapse looking increasingly likely in the foreseeable future. The science that confirms this is rapidly shifting from a widely ignored trickle to a torrent sounding … Continue reading

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Twelve years. Twelve.

With the latest reputable science predicting a maximum of 12 years before climate change becomes completely unstoppable no matter what we do, there is literally no time left to mince words. The use of sentient individuals for ‘meat’ (their dead … Continue reading

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