Tag Archives: vegetarianism

Aggression, blame and guilt

A comment on a recent essay said that with regards to vegan advocacy, ‘people don’t respond positively to aggression, blame and guilt but rather to encouragement, praise and education’. I have to say that I do agree with the principles of … Continue reading

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Bullying – an analogy

There’s an Elephant in the Room promotes veganism and does not ever promote anything less. There are dozens – if not hundreds – of posts and essays linked to the page that seek to clarify this point but they all … Continue reading

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In a nutshell – a plant based diet and health

Veganism is a stance against the violence inherent in all of the use to which our species subjects individuals of all other species, and in favour of justice for all sentient inhabitants of this planet we share. As a consequence, … Continue reading

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On trying to be vegan

I’ve seen it so often, ‘I’m trying to go vegan but I’m not there yet’.  When I read or hear that, it tells me that the author simply doesn’t ‘get it’ …. yet.  It tells me that I need to try harder to … Continue reading

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Thoughts about my veganism, my family, my friends

I suspect that some friends and family members who aren’t vegan, think of me as being like a strict vegetarian who has become so because they ‘love animals’. I live with cats, and I am single so I suppose that … Continue reading

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Talking about eggs

Humans use the eggs from a number of different species of birds, including chickens, ducks, quail, guinea fowl, pheasants, rhea, ostrich and geese although by far the greatest number of these are chickens. The consumption of eggs is widely but … Continue reading

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In a nutshell: the victims of vegetarianism

The ‘In a nutshell’ series will attempt to summarise key issues and concepts about which I have previously written at length. As a former vegetarian, I know from personal experience that a reluctance to eat ‘meat’ is the main motive … Continue reading

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In a nutshell: the truth about dairy

The ‘In a nutshell’ series will attempt to summarise key issues and concepts about which I have previously written at length. Dairy is the word describing the substances derived from the milk of nonhuman animals. It covers cheese, yogurt, ice cream, … 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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Vegan and vegetarian – why they are not similar

I’ve written on this subject before but it definitely bears repeating. I used to eat a vegetarian diet and although I eventually became vegan, eating that vegetarian diet was not ‘part of my journey’, or ‘a step in the right direction’, or … Continue reading

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