Tag Archives: honesty

Veganism; ‘militant’, ‘strict’, ‘extreme’ – or just honest?

I have heard it said that ‘militant’ members of the community ‘scare off’ people from becoming vegan with ‘strict guidelines.’ I have found living vegan to be the easiest, most consistent, most nonviolent way to live that I could possibly … Continue reading

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Aggression, blame and guilt

A comment on a recent essay said that with regards to vegan advocacy, ‘people don’t respond positively to aggression, blame and guilt but rather to encouragement, praise and education’. I have to say that I do agree with the principles of … Continue reading

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The importance of words: talking turkey

The bizarre idea of ‘pardoning’ turkeys at the festival known as Thanksgiving has popped into my head several times in recent days. Even disregarding the cultural gap arising from my Scottish heritage, it’s such a strange concept, to cause a sentient … Continue reading

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Users and losers – looking at ‘exploitation’

Originally published 1 September 2015, updated 22 January 2019 The word ‘exploitation’ is frequently used in connection with our behaviour towards other animal species. Like many others, ‘exploitation’ is a word we seem to save specially for this circumstance, perhaps … Continue reading

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