Tag Archives: health

What will happen to the animals when the world goes vegan?

What will happen to all the animals if the world goes vegan? You do realise that they’ll become extinct? Will the planet be overrun with animals? Who will pay for looking after the animals if it becomes illegal to eat … Continue reading

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Dairy: thoughts on motherhood, cultural conditioning and hope

When we are not vegan and we hear the word ‘dairy’, what do we think of?  We think of milk and cream, of yogurt and crème frais, of butter and cheeses, and of ice cream and chocolate. We think of … Continue reading

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This wonderful life

So often, I see claims that in causing our victims to exist by our contrivance and intervention, we are bestowing some gift on them that they would otherwise not have. When I hear this, I think of the 60-70 billions … Continue reading

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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

Mother’s Day is 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 special bond between mother and child, no … 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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