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Dairy: thoughts on motherhood, cultural conditioning and hope

When we are not vegan and we hear the word ‘dairy’, what do we think of?  We think of milk and cream, of yogurt and crème frais, of butter and cheeses, and of ice cream and chocolate. We think of … Continue reading

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A thought about what ‘better’ means

All of us are sentient individuals, the majority of whom have never been confined, never been tortured, never been mutilated deliberately and without anaesthesia, never been forcibly impregnated, never had our babies taken from us, never been hooked up to milk … Continue reading

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The price of milk and cheese

This tiny calf has eyes to melt the hardest heart. He’s so small, so innocent, so fragile and vulnerable; so heartbreakingly, breathtakingly, perfectly beautiful. And clearly terrified and distressed beyond words. As I sit here writing, gazing in wonder at … Continue reading

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The cosy glow of a quiet conscience

Because we so often hear rhetoric and hyperbole about ‘Success!’ and ‘Victory!’ in connection with the treatment of our nonhuman victims, assumptions are made that animal use is ‘not that bad’ and that those who promote a complete end to … Continue reading

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Being vegan – thoughts and disappointments

I became vegan largely due to gut instinct.  By that I mean that when I read the truth about the dairy and egg industries, I suddenly realised that my victims were just like me, with hopes and needs, with bonds that bound them … Continue reading

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Ring out the old ways, usher in the new!

The words ‘Happy New Year’ ring rather hollow while today and every day in laboratories, in farms large and small and in slaughterhouses across the planet there are billions of nonhumans, suffering and afraid. Knowing that their pain and despair … Continue reading

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Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary: What We’re Thankful For

‘Thank you for those of us who find it intolerable that countless persons like Melvin are forced in and out of short, miserable lives, mutilated, mocked, raped, forced to live in their own excrement, tormented, mass murdered, dismembered, burned, used … Continue reading

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Quote on the importance of being vegan

‘It’s true that more and more people are beginning to speak out about the many abhorrent abuses that occur within the animal industry, and the movement to ‘improve conditions’ for these animals continues to gain popularity. And yet, each one … Continue reading

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Actions speak louder than words – our responsibility as consumers

Aubrey and her baby Gioia, safe at Willowite Animal Sanctuary Copyright Pete Crosbie The things we say All my life, I’ve heard people say, ‘I don’t believe in cruelty to animals’ and ‘I love animals’. They’re like mantras. It’s what people … Continue reading

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Cruelty free?

‘Cruelty’ is behaviour which causes physical or mental harm to another. The word ‘cruelty’ is one of the most overused words amongst those who claim to have concern for animals. How often we hear the words, ‘I don’t believe in cruelty to … Continue reading

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