Tag Archives: extremism

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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Talking about eggs

Humans use the eggs from a number of different species of birds, including chickens, ducks, quail, guinea fowl, pheasants, rhea, ostrich and geese although by far the greatest number of these are chickens. The consumption of eggs is widely but … 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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The way we were, or maybe just the way I was?

Today as I read the usual Facebook posts and comments, I find myself wondering, as I frequently do, about the way we were before we were vegan. In my own case, this line of thought often leads me to frustration and … Continue reading

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More thoughts about emotion

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 by the abhorrent practices that are perpetrated casually … 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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Dealing with the nightmare

I was first introduced to images of animal suffering through mail drops by animal welfare organisations. They use such images as a tool to trigger a vague and unresolved sense of guilt in order to gather donations and the word vegan is … Continue reading

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One problem, one solution

One problem or many? It is not surprising that there is so much confusion in the ‘animal rights’ movement. It is all too easy to be misled into thinking that there are lots of different problems, and a range of different … Continue reading

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Vegetarianism Part 1 – Dairy

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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Is comparing humans and nonhumans justified?

Sentience is all that matters So often when I speak to nonvegans they smirk, and then they tell me, ‘stop all this talk of suffering and exploitation, I think you’re taking things to extremes, comparing humans with other animals’. This … Continue reading

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