Animal rights advocates are consistently criticised for “guilt tripping,” but what does this really mean?
A discussion of the RSPCA’s policy on chick culling and the problem with welfarism.
This argument is one that is frequently raised by those who consume animals, usually as a way to justify their own consumption while acknowledging the inherent and obvious cruelty of animal farming. This argument essentially contest that cruel and inhumane treatment of animals only occurs on industrial factory farms, and that so long as a…Continue reading “Animal products are ethical so long as they are produced on a small farm.”
Kelsey Baxter discusses the role of art in activism, featuring a small showcase of her work.
Just to be clear, the question I am answering here is whether or not being pro-choice is consistent with vegan ethics, not whether or not pro-choice is the more moral position in general. I recognise that this will be a controversial topic for many people, but that debate is beyond the scope of this blog,…Continue reading Can you be vegan and pro-choice?
Why do people give up on veganism? Is there more we can do as a community to keep them around?
For many the answer to this question will be simple and obvious, but the question comes up a lot due to the emphasis in the vegan community on the financial boycott of animal products. If the purpose of veganism is to be understood as a collective boycott, then it is understandable why some would feel…Continue reading Should vegans buy second hand animal fabrics?
The Grand National is one of the world’s cruellest events, and should be a source of National shame.
The question of people who cannot go vegan is usually raised in one of two contexts. It is either asked by vegans as a genuine question as to what sort of circumstances might prevent a person from going vegan, or it is raised as a “gotcha” by those who consume animals as a criticism of…Continue reading Are There People Who Can’t Go Vegan?
Exploring the role of narrative in advocacy, and how we can encourage others to make the connection.