Tag Archives: cheese

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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In a nutshell: the victims of vegetarianism

The ‘In a nutshell’ series will attempt to summarise key issues and concepts about which I have previously written at length. As a former vegetarian, I know from personal experience that a reluctance to eat ‘meat’ is the main motive … Continue reading

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In a nutshell: the truth about dairy

The ‘In a nutshell’ series will attempt to summarise key issues and concepts about which I have previously written at length. Dairy is the word describing the substances derived from the milk of nonhuman animals. It covers cheese, yogurt, ice cream, … Continue reading

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Don’t fall for the hype, ‘veal’ is not a stand-alone industry

A recurring theme on social media is the subject of ‘veal’. It’s a topic guaranteed to cause feelings to run high amongst ‘animal lovers’. As a vegan advocate, I can only marvel at the sleight of hand by which the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on diluting the vegan message

Today, one of the topics in cyberspace is sites, groups and individuals that call themselves ‘vegan’ when they very plainly are not. ‘So what’s the problem – aren’t they harmless?’ I hear some ask. So I found myself considering two aspects … Continue reading

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Once upon a time

When we are not vegan and we look for labels like ‘free range’, ‘welfare approved’, ‘organic’, ‘grass fed’ and the like, it tells us something about ourselves that we rarely think through. In my own case, as I trawled the supermarket … Continue reading

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The charade that disowns violence

No matter how much we claim to ‘love animals’ and ‘hate cruelty’, no matter how many people we tell, how many inspirational quotes we share, there is no getting round the fact that being vegan is the only way to … Continue reading

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Milk means misery

This is not a thing, an object, a commodity or a resource. This is a sentient mother, who has recently had her beloved baby stolen from her despite her frantic and desperate efforts to protect her infant. She is anguished … Continue reading

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Dairy – thoughts on biology and experience

A diet is defined as follows: – diet noun 1. the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats. “a vegetarian diet” 2. a special course of food to which a person restricts themselves, either to lose … Continue reading

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