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Animals in Captivity: Are Zoos Good or Bad?

Animals in Captivity: Are Zoos Good or Bad?

Going to the zoo is often seen as a fun, harmless activity to do with kids. Many children love animals and are excited to see the exotic creatures they have read about in picture books. We are told that zoos are educational and important for conservation. But others say it is cruel to keep wild … Read More

How to be Happy: What’s the Secret?

How to be Happy: What’s the Secret?

Ultimately, happiness is what most of us are searching for in life. We make decisions based on what we think will make us happiest in the long term. But all too often, things don’t work out the way we planned. We get that job we wanted, only to find we’re stressed all the time. Or … Read More

How to Stop Wasting Food: Solutions to Food Waste

How to Stop Wasting Food: Solutions to Food Waste

The UK has a problem with food waste. Here are some statistics I found on the government website: We waste around seven million tons of food every year The average household throws away £470 worth of food per year Bread, fruit and vegetables are the most wasted foods Businesses are guilty too – the manufacturing … Read More

The UK’s First Vegan Music Festival is Coming

The UK’s First Vegan Music Festival is Coming

These days, there are tons of vegan fairs and festivals around, some of them featuring live music. But these events are mostly centred around vegan food and products. Now, the UK is finally getting an all-vegan music festival. Green Heart Events is a new company organising both public and private eco-friendly events. Its four-strong team … Read More

Should You Follow Your Dreams or Be Realistic?

Should You Follow Your Dreams or Be Realistic?

When, as kids, we tell the adults in our lives what we want to be, their responses tend to be predictable. If we want to do something artistic, creative or entrepreneurial, then our aspirations may be called unrealistic. More tactful adults might say, “That’s nice, but you need a plan B in case it doesn’t … Read More

Animals Who Escape Slaughter: Why Do We Cheer Them On?

Animals Who Escape Slaughter: Why Do We Cheer Them On?

Most of us rarely think about the plight of the animals we eat. Their lives and deaths are hidden from us, and we spare them little more than the occasional guilty thought. But every so often, something happens which brings these animals into the public eye. Over the years, various animals have escaped on their … Read More

Vegan Activism…with Inflatable Animals!

Vegan Activism…with Inflatable Animals!

I’ve taken part in many types of vegan activism over the past couple of years, but last Saturday was a new experience. A group of us gathered in the city centre to raise awareness of animal rights issues – using giant inflatable animals. There were four – a pig, a sheep, a cow, and a … Read More

What Humans Can Learn from Other Animals

What Humans Can Learn from Other Animals

We humans like to flaunt our superiority over other animals. But not only do I think this superiority is a myth, I also think there’s a lot we could learn from our fellow earthlings. Dolphins are a great example. As I mentioned in the post linked above, they have even more developed brains than we … Read More