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Chickens and eggs – what about the males?

I find my thoughts returning frequently to chickens; these wonderful, gentle, friendly little birds whose species bears the brunt (in terms of sheer numbers) of our own species’ arrogant delusions of entitlement and staggering ignorance about necessity. I’ve written many … Continue reading

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Speciesism

Originally posted 6 August 2014, revised and links updated 22 January 2018 Speciesism is a pervasive form of prejudice, taught to us all in our earliest years, that blinkers members of our species into the unfounded belief that we are … Continue reading

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What is veganism – a reminder

In recent days, I’ve seen many comments on posts and pages making suggestions about how to be more persuasive about veganism; how to make it more ‘appealing’. ‘You should be telling people to watch < film about human health>’; ‘You … Continue reading

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Sentience – what does it actually mean?

We frequently see it stated that the individuals whose lives, bodies, and reproductive systems we use, are sentient.  So what actually is sentience? Human animals and the vast majority of other animal species that our species uses, harms and kills, … Continue reading

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What is veganism?

Veganism is an ethical stance. It affects and infuses our view of the world. Veganism focuses on respect for the beings who share this planet with us, promoting justice for humanity’s victims, for the uncounted billions of sentient individuals whose lives matter … Continue reading

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It’s all about sentience

The beings whom we exploit are sentient, a quality that we, as humans, share. Sentience is an attribute whereby a being is self aware. Sentient individuals have an interest in avoiding pain and in remaining alive. They experience life and … Continue reading

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