Category Archives: Animal Welfare

Extending Values

Last week was the world week for the abolition of meat.  I have to say, it passed me by.  I had no idea there was such a week until I caught this article by Michael Mansfield in the Independent.  The … Continue reading

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The New Vegetarian Conundrum – Meat from a Lab

Times were, being a vegetarian was rather simple.  Either you didn’t agree with animal suffering (which could prompt the question – what if death could be painless?) or you held a belief about lack of human right to take life*.  … Continue reading

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The Controversy Around Polar Bears

Polar bears seem to make the eco-headlines often enough but, so far, haven’t worked their way into my blog.  Why?  I suppose it’s because I just haven’t known which angle to take.  Does telling people about polar bears dying of … Continue reading

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Meat Free Mondays

As promised in my last rant on social responsibility, this week all my posts shall be on little effective things that can be done to make changes for the environment.  The first, it still being Monday, is on food consumption … Continue reading

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Circus Ban Tricks

Last month I wrote about the strange reluctance of the government to pass the circus ban.  On the day the ban was voted through, the Conservative MP who had brought the ban, Mark Pritchard, claimed that the PM had made, … Continue reading

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DEFRA Refuses to Take Action on Animal Welfare Video

Today’s scourge through Twitter updates brought up an unpleasant video, broadcast on Sky News, and secretly recorded by Animal Aid.  As part of their campaign to get CCTVs legally instated in slaughterhouses, Animal Aid had managed to get CCTV cameras … Continue reading

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The Circus Debate

Now, I think there are many instances where you might want to accuse me of ignorance on this post.  The first is that, until I saw the news of a vote for the ban a couple of weeks ago, I … Continue reading

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