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Should You Stop Eating Fish?

Should You Stop Eating Fish?

When people decide to give up meat, they often exclude fish. I was no exception, as I initially went pescetarian rather than fully vegetarian. It’s hard to explain why many of us view fish as separate to meat. From an ethical point of view, some people don’t believe fish feel pain. Others find it harder … Read More

Do Smartphones Contribute To Child Labour?

Do Smartphones Contribute To Child Labour?

Most of us don’t think anything of replacing our smartphones – it’s just a normal part of life. When choosing a phone, we’re usually more concerned with its features than with the ethical implications. But the smartphone industry has a dark secret. I first learnt about the use of child labour in cobalt mining by … Read More

Vegans Take Heart: You Do More Than You Know

Vegans Take Heart: You Do More Than You Know

When you’re passionately vegan, it’s easy to become disheartened by what you see around you. Yes, you’re avoiding all forms of animal exploitation, but so many people are still contributing to it. You can control your own actions, but not other people’s. And you sometimes start to wonder if you’re really making a difference. I’ve … Read More

Being A Non-Drinker In A Binge-Drinking Culture

Being A Non-Drinker In A Binge-Drinking Culture

I’m not really sure why I don’t drink. It isn’t really about health or cost, and it certainly isn’t about morality. Originally, it probably came down to social anxiety. At the first (and only) sixth-form party I went to, the bar staff turned a blind eye to the fact that most of us were underage. … Read More

What’s the Worst Part About Being Vegan?

What’s the Worst Part About Being Vegan?

I love being vegan –  it’s changed my life in ways I could never have imagined. I’ve met so many like-minded people, many of whom have become good friends. My compassion for animals and other people has expanded hugely. Learning about the harms caused by animal agriculture to animals, the planet and human health has … Read More

Want to Ditch Dairy? Here’s How

Want to Ditch Dairy? Here’s How

When transitioning to a vegan or plant-based diet, dairy is one thing many people struggle to eliminate. Ditching cheese can be particularly difficult! Oliviarjohnson requested I write a post on giving up dairy, so here it is. I’ll briefly discuss the reasons for avoiding dairy, before outlining some strategies for weaning yourself off it. Here … Read More

How To Beat Stress With Spirituality

How To Beat Stress With Spirituality

Are you often overwhelmed by negative emotions like stress, anger and sadness? I know I am! When we’re caught up in negative emotions, it can be difficult to think clearly. We may end up getting caught in a spiral of negativity which is hard to break out of. So how can we escape from this … Read More

How To Learn To Love Vegetables

How To Learn To Love Vegetables

There are tons of articles out there on getting kids to eat their veggies. But getting adults to eat theirs can sometimes be even more of a challenge! Most of us in the West don’t eat anywhere near enough fruit and veg. This puts us at risk of vitamin and fibre deficiencies, and more serious … Read More