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December Days

The festive consumer extravaganza is in full swing here in Scotland. Wandering aimlessly in a supermarket, I see a myriad seasonal items depicting animals; curly-coated lambs, fluffy bunnies, pink piglets, yellow chicks and doe-eyed, long-legged deer delightfully adorning pyjamas, duvet … Continue reading

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About the words we use: ‘waste’

The concept of ownership of members of nonhuman species and every single one of the uses we make of them, stems from the ugly prejudice known as speciesism, a prejudice with which almost every one of us is indoctrinated from … Continue reading

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Wool; it’s been pulled over our eyes for too long

‘ Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full! One for the master, And one for the dame, One for the little boy Who lives down the lane. Able to recite this before … Continue reading

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Thoughts about ‘waste’

The notion of ‘waste’ as it pertains to substances derived from nonhuman lives and bodies is frequently a subject of heated debate. I see the topic mentioned most often in relation to substances for consumption, but the practice of ‘waste prevention’ is also … 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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