Tag Archives: pets

In memory of friends

Many of us who share our homes and our lives with a cat, with a dog or with some other nonhuman companion(s) have had to face the experience of agreeing to euthanise them when veterinary medicine can no longer keep their pain … 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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An apology to my companions – my thoughts

600,000,000 unique, special individuals, with minds and thoughts, hopes and hearts, needs, desires and preferences are abandoned by humanity every single year. Shelters are filled to bursting point and countless millions of sad, frightened and desperate nonhumans are slaughtered annually for … Continue reading

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‘It’s as if’ – our smiling words of contempt

I’m continually fascinated by the words we use, and by the layers of meaning that hide behind what is said and what remains unsaid. I was never so critically aware of the impact of our words before I became vegan…. Recently, a phrase … Continue reading

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