The irony of the ‘preachy vegan’ stereotype
I list the changes I noticed in my health after becoming vegan.
I find out where our waste goes after we flush it!
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
I don’t want a job and never have. Often, I’m uncomfortable talking about it because there’s a lot of stigma attached. Not having a job is associated with living on benefits (welfare) and ‘scrounging off hardworking taxpayers’. Needless to say, that’s not what I aspire to, though I don’t intend to disparage those who do … 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
By now, many people are aware of the ‘no-poo’ movement, the practice of not using shampoo. There are countless testimonials from those who’ve tried it, claiming their hair is softer, shinier and healthier as a result. But they’re still in a minority, and it doesn’t look like the multi-million pound shampoo industry is going away … Read More
In a previous post, I discussed our disposable culture and its impact on our planet. It’s easy to feel powerless in the face of such a massive issue, but there are many things we can do to reduce waste and reduce our impact too. Here are some examples. Ditch the disposables Replace the disposable products … Read More