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What Are Welfare Standards Really Like For UK Dairy Cows?

What Are Welfare Standards Really Like For UK Dairy Cows?

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

Blurring The Definition Of Veganism

Blurring The Definition Of Veganism

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

Animal Agriculture Hurts Humans Too

Animal Agriculture Hurts Humans Too

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

Vegan On A Budget: A Comprehensive Guide

Vegan On A Budget: A Comprehensive Guide

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

Vegan Permaculture: Is It The Future?

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