“Laid in Britain…by hens free to roam, peck and cluck in the Great British countryside.” So reads the text on cartons of free-range eggs from Asda, one of the UK’s biggest supermarkets. The phrase ‘free-range’ often evokes images of happy hens roaming free over rolling hills. Unfortunately, this is not the case for the vast … Read More
I didn’t post last week, as I’d just left home to set off on my workawaying adventure. Now that I’ve settled in at my workaway, hopefully I can get back into my routine. This week, I want to touch on the attitude that some vegans – albeit a minority – have towards meat-eaters. This attitude … Read More
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
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
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
So you’re thinking of transitioning to veganism, but you have some questions. How will your health be affected? What were your loved ones think? Will there be any side effects of adopting a vegan diet and lifestyle? It’s impossible to answer these questions with any certainty, as everyone’s situation is different. But as someone who’s … Read More
It’s another argument vegans hear a lot; “Humans were meant to eat meat, we’re top of the food chain.” The logic is simple – we eat animals, they rarely eat us, so we must be at the top. But does this stand up to scrutiny? Are we really on the same level of the food … Read More
Should we respect people’s decision to eat animal products?
Using art to create change
Do people become vegan because everyone else is doing it?