Why is meat associated with manliness?
The irony of the ‘preachy vegan’ stereotype
I list the changes I noticed in my health after becoming vegan.
I’ve spent a lot of time educating myself about the ways we routinely exploit and mistreat animals, and I’ve noticed that people frequently try to justify abusive practices by claiming they’re necessary to perpetuate other abusive practices. Here are some examples to illustrate what I mean. Badger Culling In the UK, badgers in certain regions … Read More
Many resources on farm animal welfare are US-based, and I recently realised I didn’t have a clear idea of how the UK differed. I decided to do some research and share my findings. I’m not suggesting that all practices described are carried out on all farms, or that all dairy cows suffer from the ailments … Read More
Around half of animal experiments in the UK take place in universities. International organisation The Animal Justice Project recently launched its Campus Without Cruelty campaign in an attempt to tackle this issue. The group has organised demonstrations at three major universities to highlight their use of animals. I went along to the University of Bristol … Read More
It’s very common for people to get defensive when presented with the truth about what we do to animals. They say that sort of thing doesn’t happen in their country, that they only buy from small family farms where the animals are treated well, that activists only release the most extreme footage. It sometimes seems … Read More
It’s something most vegetarians and vegans have heard before: “Why worry about animals when so many humans are suffering? Surely that’s more important.” This argument has obvious flaws – it’s possible to care about multiple issues, and besides, human superiority is a matter of opinion. Regardless, anyone who’s truly concerned about human suffering should eliminate … Read More
A common misconception about veganism is that it has to be expensive, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In this post I’ll give you some tips I’ve learned for eating vegan on a tight (student!) budget. When you eliminate animal products from your diet, you can drastically cut your food bill. My boyfriend … Read More
There are some experiences which completely change your perspective on life. For me, one of those experiences was spending two weeks as a volunteer on a vegan permaculture farm in the heart of North Wales. Despite having grown up in the Welsh countryside, this was different to anything I had done before. For one thing, … Read More