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Speciesism

Originally posted 6 August 2014, revised and links updated 22 January 2018 Speciesism is a pervasive form of prejudice, taught to us all in our earliest years, that blinkers members of our species into the unfounded belief that we are … 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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Spotlighting speciesism

Every single ‘product’ we take or manufacture from the bodies of nonhuman individuals, every single use we make of their lives, involves some practice that we would consider completely unacceptable if it were to be done to a human. We would be … 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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Words that deceive: ‘animal welfare’

Animal Welfare: noun. – the protection of the health and well-being of animals ‘Welfare’ is a word suggesting pastoral care that fulfils physical and emotional needs. When we talk about human welfare and well-being, we are thinking of a good or satisfactory state of … Continue reading

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Mixed messages, half measures and missed opportunities

I am disgusted with welfarist organisations, totally fed up with ‘animal rights’ organisations that fail to stress that the most basic right of a sentient being is the right not to be the property of any other being. I am … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Vegan Police

I have recently seen several posts and comments in social media referring to the ‘vegan police’, usually with a ‘lol’ or two thrown in. I can understand the mockery if it comes from someone who does not know any better, … Continue reading

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My thoughts on petitions and single issues

I started today reading yet another article claiming that those who oppose all animal use 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 … Continue reading

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