Tag Archives: petitions

A thought about what ‘better’ means

All of us are sentient individuals, the majority of whom have never been confined, never been tortured, never been mutilated deliberately and without anaesthesia, never been forcibly impregnated, never had our babies taken from us, never been hooked up to milk … Continue reading

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Single issues and me

There is much written about single issues and petitions. The two go hand in hand. It’s a hot topic and I’m not going to wade into the debate. If you read this and feel moved to seek to justify your … Continue reading

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Breaking down the walls

Once we cross that border into veganism and look back, we all become aware of things we never realised before. Things that we took for granted and that were therefore unexamined; vast areas of our behaviour and of our thoughts, … 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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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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Choices, choices

As this is a vegan page, I’m assuming that you have concern for animals. I also expect that you do not like to think of them suffering and that you would like to do something to alleviate any suffering they may experience. … 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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Speciesism

Speciesism is the underlying problem that blinkers humans into the belief that they are so superior to all other beings on the planet that they may harm and destroy them at a whim, without any moral justification whatsoever. Speciesism is … Continue reading

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My thoughts on petitions and single issues

I started today reading yet another article claiming that abolitionists are against alleviating suffering now in favour of promoting what some contemptuously label ‘abolitionist theory’. This of course could not be further from the truth. Once again, I struggle for a … Continue reading

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