Tag Archives: sentient

Speciesism and the welfare of property

Sometimes we are told that someone ‘loves’ ‘their’ animals, or that they ‘treat them well’, but the claim that is always shouted from the rooftops is the one about ‘high welfare standards’. These claims may come from people in a … Continue reading

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‘What are cows for?’

A recent comment on a post read, ‘What do you think cows are for?’ The writer was raging against the facts relating to dairy use and consumption. It was clear that they saw nothing wrong with their question as a line of … Continue reading

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Inspiring veganism

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to yearn for the endless immensity of the sea. ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery Today I read … Continue reading

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Don’t fall for the hype, ‘veal’ is not a stand-alone industry

A recurring theme on social media is the subject of ‘veal’. It’s a topic guaranteed to cause feelings to run high amongst ‘animal lovers’. As a vegan advocate, I can only marvel at the sleight of hand by which the … 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 save specially for this circumstance, perhaps without truly considering … Continue reading

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