Tag Archives: Single Issue Campaigns

Thoughts about farming

Please note that in this essay, the words ‘farming’ and ‘farm’ refer specifically to a practice conducted upon sentient individuals in order that they may be used as resources and commodities for humans. Recently I listened to a prime-time radio interview of a respected sanctuary and … 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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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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One problem, one solution

One problem or many? It is not surprising that there is so much confusion in the ‘animal rights’ movement. It is all too easy to be misled into thinking that there are lots of different problems, and a range of different … 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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