Scott

How to Deal with Suicidal Feelings

Introduction Suicide is the intentional taking of your own life, which invariably is preceded by suicidal thoughts and feelings. This post aims to address and shed some light on this difficult but important health problem. According to a recent article on time.com, “U.S. suicide rates are at their highest since World War II, according to […]

Violence Towards Vegans

Introduction Despite the fact that some people claim vegans are ‘violent’, ‘militant’, or ‘extremists’, and often use these excuses to justify them not becoming a vegan, there is a growing list of evidence to the contrary—that it is nonvegans who are usually the violent ones:   Evidence Farmer assaults vegan activist Earthling Ed – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKCeni9pMXU Punched […]

Carnism and Pinocchio – Parallels and Lessons

Introduction I recently watched Pinocchio, and couldn’t help but notice some parallels to carnism and veganism. For those who haven’t seen the film, there is a scene where Pinocchio and a group of boys are taken to ‘Pleasure Island’ by a character called The Coachman. On this island they engage in various hedonistic activities, such […]

A Journey of a Thousand Miles

Welcome to the first post of my new blog, which I have decided to name “Scott’s Musings”. There is no theme, except for whatever is going on in my mind at the time, or lessons which I have learned over the years that I want to share. I might also chuck in the odd poem, […]

Overcoming Depression

Are you feeling depressed, or do you know someone else who is? Read on to find about more about what it is it, and learn a number strategies to help prevent it, or reduce the severity of the symptoms if you have it.   INTRO Depression is a common mental health problem, which can be […]

The Link Between Animal Cruelty and Human Violence

Introduction For a while now, there has been an established link between cruelty to animals and human violence, which not enough people seem to know about. This post aims to address that, and to encourage people to go vegan, if they haven’t already done so. Evidence – http://www.animalstudies.msu.edu/Slaughterhouses_and_Increased_Crime_Rates.pdf “…The findings indicate that slaughterhouse employment increases […]

Why You Shouldn’t Eat Fish

Here’s a list of reasons why you should eliminate fish from your diet: Fish Sentience https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/fish-feel-pain-180967764/ “The collective evidence is now robust enough that biologists and veterinarians increasingly accept fish pain as a reality.” http://fishcount.org.uk/fish-welfare-in-commercial-fishing/fish-sentience “Having examined the research that has been done for some species of fish (a relatively small number of species have […]

Animal Facts

Here’s some interesting facts about animals that are regularly used in factory farming around the world. Consider adopting a plant based diet, and live more ethically. http://govegan.org.uk Animal Facts

Vegan Overview

Here’s a list of reasons why you should go vegan: ETHICS – Over 56 billions animals are killed every year for food, even though there are cruelty free alternatives – www.animalequality.net/food – Animals are more similar to us than many people realise. They have emotions, feel pain, have families and want to live without suffering […]