Category Archives: Festivals

For Earth Day: thoughts about speciesism, biophilia and veganism

Today, I learned a new word. As someone fascinated by words, finding this one gave a name to a notion that has become more acute in my recent years as an advocate and blogger, and it prompted thoughts that I’d … Continue reading

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A thought for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day here in the UK approaching, it’s a time when we traditionally remember our mothers with love and with gratitude. If we are mothers ourselves, it’s a time when we spend time with families, celebrating and reinforcing the … Continue reading

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In hope and sadness, another New Year

As the New Year bells continue to sound the death knell for so many billions of sweet and gentle individuals whom we would have loved if only we had known them, let’s spare a few moments to look at where we’ve … Continue reading

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Revisit Christmas past

It’s that time of year again; a season of nostalgia for years gone by; a time when we fondly remember sharing this festive warmth with family and friends who are no longer with us. Memories, like an old and much … Continue reading

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A thought for December

The festive season is a time that we traditionally associate with love and joy and peace and giving. We do not talk of the unspeakable harm we cause to vulnerable individuals, of needlessly and forcibly taking every single thing from … Continue reading

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The heartbreak no amount of tinsel can disguise

At this festive time, even many of us who do not consider ourselves to be ‘religious’ may talk of love, of peace, of joy and of grace; of still, silent and holy nights. We may all celebrate the bonds we share … Continue reading

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Lamb

If we had only seen that lamb begging for life, trembling and crying amid the stench of blood and the screams of his friends; If we had heard his panic as he begged to go back to his mother, to … Continue reading

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