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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

“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

Navigating Eating Disorder Treatment as a Vegan

Navigating Eating Disorder Treatment as a Vegan

This week, blogger Mikah Victoria shares her story and insights about going through eating disorder treatment as a vegan. This article originally appeared in the first issue of Seedling magazine.  *** I was diagnosed with an eating disorder at the age of 16, and I entered a partial hospitalization program when I was 17. For … Read More

Healthy Eating is a Spiritual Action

Healthy Eating is a Spiritual Action

Healthy eating is generally framed as having a purely biological impact on us. We are often motivated to eat healthily so we can lose weight, avoid developing diseases and be in good shape to take part in sports or other activities. We may see healthy eating as something that’s nice to do if we have … 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

The Whole Food Plant-Based Diet: An Introduction

The Whole Food Plant-Based Diet: An Introduction

If you are vegan or vegan-curious, you may have heard people talking about the benefits of a whole food plant-based diet. But what exactly is this diet? Is it just a fad, and does it live up to the hype? Let’s take a look. What is a whole food plant-based diet? A whole food plant-based … 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