Tag Archives: health

For Earth Day: thoughts about speciesism, biophilia and veganism

Today, I learned a new word. As someone fascinated by words, finding this one gave a name to a notion that has become more acute in my recent years as an advocate and blogger, and it prompted thoughts that I’d … Continue reading

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A thought for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day here in the UK approaching, it’s a time when we traditionally remember our mothers with love and with gratitude. If we are mothers ourselves, it’s a time when we spend time with families, celebrating and reinforcing the … Continue reading

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Response to a ‘welfare’ survey about hens used for eggs

            There’s an Elephant in the Room was recently contacted by a veterinary student with a request to complete a survey on the ‘welfare’ of hens in the egg industry. I did not complete it and … Continue reading

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In a nutshell – a plant based diet and health

Veganism is a stance against the violence inherent in all of the use to which our species subjects individuals of all other species, and in favour of justice for all sentient inhabitants of this planet we share. As a consequence, … Continue reading

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Looking at words – ‘slaughter’

The word that keeps recurring to me today is ‘slaughter’. It’s a common word; everyone knows it, probably everyone uses it. I look on it as one of these words that we tend to use without examining too closely. It’s a bit like … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the gift that is life

Life itself is considered by many – if not most – humans to be the greatest gift there is, referred to as such by poets and writers throughout history.  Even those of us who have no religious beliefs, consider that being alive … Continue reading

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On trying to be vegan

I’ve seen it so often, ‘I’m trying to go vegan but I’m not there yet’.  When I read or hear that, it tells me that the author simply doesn’t ‘get it’ …. yet.  It tells me that I need to try harder to … Continue reading

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Thought for the day

Humans bring sentient individuals into existence through callous and unnatural manipulation of their reproductive processes for the sole purpose of using them as a resource that we have NO nutritional or other need for. We tear apart their families, confine … 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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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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