Category: Veganism

The Similarities Between Dogs and Pigs

Introduction Unfortunately, due to speciesism (the discrimination of species) and carnism (the ideology that supports the use and consumption of animal products), many people around the world have been raised to believe that certain animals deserve moral consideration, whereas others do not. In addition to this, there is a general lack of understanding of the […]

The Importance of Vegan Activism

What is activism Activism is the efforts to change society in some way, usually because of injustice, inequality, or oppression. Forms of activism include: writing letters, signing petitions, making art, running or contributing to a political campaign, rallies, marches, protests, strikes, sit-ins, boycotting, and civil disobedience. When collective action is purposeful, organized, and sustained over […]

Climate Change and Veganism

Introduction Climate change, despite still being denied by many, is a well established theory with overwhelming evidence to support it. Climate scientists have been warning governments around the world for decades to take necessary steps to reduce global carbon emissions to avoid climate catastrophe, but so far not enough has been done to combat this […]

Why Slaughterhouses Should Be Illegal

Introduction Slaughterhouses have no place in the 21st century; they are barbaric, unnecessary, cause suffering to both animals and humans, and the killing of countless lives who wanted to live and be free. Problems Mental health problems – [1] http://www.mercyforanimals.org/slaughterhouse-workers-have-ptsd-from-killing [2] https://www.texasobserver.org/ptsd-in-the-slaughterhouse/ Amputations – https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/05/amputations-serious-injuries-us-meat-industry-plant Slaughterhouse workers are more likely to be violent http://www.news.com.au/national/slaughterhouse-workers-are-more-likely-to-be-violent-study-shows/news-story/f16165f66f38eb04a289eb8bd7f7f273 Slaughterhouses and increased crime rates [1] http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1086026609338164 [2] https://scholars.opb.msu.edu/en/publications/slaughterhouses-and-increased-crime-rates-an-empirical-analysis-o-3 […]

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 […]

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 […]