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In a nutshell: why all egg use is inhumane

The problems faced by all egg-laying hens are not caused by their environment, but by the very bodies that have been created by humans. Their bodies are the result of years of selective breeding to maximise egg production for human … Continue reading

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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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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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Tributes

Every day we read tributes on social media from those who have shared their lives with members of other species and they move me to tears. Without exception these writings and images invite us to share something special and personal from a wounded … Continue reading

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One little hen

A little hen. Picture her. She’s sentient, she’s unique; her mind thinks complex thoughts, she knows so many things, but has never known freedom. She sits in her twilight world hemmed in by others on all sides, her frail little … 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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We don’t need to be ‘animal lovers’ to do right by them

As a vegan advocate, I strongly believe that the words we use are vitally important, and words like ‘animal lovers’, ‘love’, ‘compassion’ and ‘kindness’ are frequently used by many who protest about animal ‘cruelty’. Apart from the fact that all … Continue reading

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Lessons in Applied Speciesism

Originally posted on Striving with Systems:
By Justin Van Kleeck i. The memory of picking up Orion and Hikaru, our first rescued roosters, from the shelter is still vivid, albeit with the fuzzy edges of most past memories. In contrast…

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Triangle Chance for All’s New Video!

Originally posted on Triangle Chicken Advocates:
Thanks to a generous grant from The Pollination Project, we recently completed a short video about Triangle Chance for All and our Microsanctuary! The shooting happened a few months ago, and we have been…

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