Tag Archives: extremism

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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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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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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The sadness of being vegan

You vegans I’ve seen vegans called  many derogatory words. Nothing, it seems, provokes unbridled defensiveness and rudeness in quite the same way as coming out and stating that it is wrong to cause suffering and death to the helpless and vulnerable. … Continue reading

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Is veganism ‘extremist’?

‘Vegans turn people off with their extremist messages’ – if only I had a pound for every time I have seen this written or heard it said, I could start a sanctuary… Definition Extremist –  NOUN chiefly DEROGATORY A person who holds … Continue reading

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