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How to Have a Vegan Christmas – Food & Cruelty-Free Gifts

How to Have a Vegan Christmas – Food & Cruelty-Free Gifts

Christmas isn’t so merry for farmed animals. In the UK, for example, around 10 million turkeys are slaughtered each year for the festive season. I don’t know about you, but I find it somewhat perverse that what began as a celebration of birth now involves so much death. But it doesn’t have to be this … Read More

Why I Started Seedling (a free vegan ezine)

Why I Started Seedling (a free vegan ezine)

I had been blogging for about two and a half years when I started thinking about starting a vegan ezine. I was becoming increasingly frustrated with the difficulty of reaching people, and felt another approach was needed. It seemed obvious that I’d be able to achieve more by teaming up with other people, so the … Read More

Should You Buy Meat from Small Local Farms?

Should You Buy Meat from Small Local Farms?

When confronted with information about conditions on factory farms, many people claim only to buy meat from small local farms. The assumption here is that animals are treated better on these sorts of farms. It evokes images of picture-book farmyards with happy animals roaming free. But is this the case? To answer that question, I … Read More

Clean Meat: The Answer to All Our Problems?

Clean Meat: The Answer to All Our Problems?

More and more companies are now attempting to develop lab-grown meat – or clean meat, as it’s often called. Clean meat is produced by taking cells from live animals and growing them into meat in a laboratory. This has been hailed as a breakthrough by many, as it will allow meat to be produced without … Read More

“But Some Land Can’t be Used to Grow Crops!”

“But Some Land Can’t be Used to Grow Crops!”

As a vegan advocate, I hear many arguments against plant-based diets. One of these is that some land is unsuitable for growing crops, and so it must be used to produce animal foods instead. There are a few flaws with this argument which I would like to address. Firstly… Do we have to use this … Read More

Vegan Activism: Why Anyone Can Get Involved!

Vegan Activism: Why Anyone Can Get Involved!

It feels like ages since I wrote about activism, so I thought I’d address that. Today, I’d like to show you that vegan activism is something anyone can get involved in, no matter how shy or nervous you are. I’m going to do that by describing several different types of vegan activism, most of which … Read More

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

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