Tag Archives: emotion

Thoughts for another Mother’s Day

Every festival and specially designated ‘day’ presents a shameless commercial opportunity to flood the market with consumer goods and Mother’s Day is no different. The shops are filling up with items targeted at those who gladly embrace this annual occasion … Continue reading

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EVERY picture tells a story

A common criticism of the images I show on the majority of my blog and social media posts, is that the individuals portrayed are seldom ‘obviously’ suffering. I’m often told we need to show individuals who are clearly hurt, distressed … Continue reading

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Policing ourselves

The term ‘vegan police’ floats around in cyberspace, bubbling and simmering in the broth of thoughts, opinions, facts and seething emotion that always surround the topic of other species and our individual and collective view of them. Every so often … Continue reading

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More thoughts about emotion

Originally published April 2016, revised 22 May 2018 I have written before about emotion and its engagement in the struggle for the acknowledgement of the basic rights of nonhuman individuals. I have previously considered how, when one is emotionally affected … 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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Labels and the lies we tell our children

Labels are an arbitrary thing. They can be informative, but they can also manipulate and they do so shamelessly. For instance, they provide only that information that the creator of the label wishes to convey, and what a label omits can be … Continue reading

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Vegan advocacy and the appeal to emotions

An attempted put-down I have seen is for nonvegans to dismiss activists or their posts as being ‘over emotional’ in a transparent attempt to discredit information that makes them uncomfortable. The phrase that was used about a recent post was ’emotionally charged drivel’ and though … Continue reading

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