Tag Archive | veganism

Science is just an opinion

There are people in this world who act as though science is merely a matter of opinion, and as we all know, everyone has one of those! Apparently, Rhodes Scholars and Google scholars are equal and their opinions are granted equal weight. I experienced this disturbing phenomenon yesterday on Facebook. I should have seen it […]

Bomb-detection dog Grizz shot and killed in New Zealand

A bomb-detection dog named Grizz who got spooked at Auckland airport and took off was shot and killed after people spent three hours trying to catch him. Here is a link to the article:  http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/uproar-as-bomb-detection-dog-grizz-shot-dead-on-tarmac-at-auckland-airport/ar-BByeuD6?li=AAggFp5&ocid=mailsignout This has apparently sparked a big debate–why shoot and kill the dog?  Those who support Grizz’s murder say that human […]

Some thoughts on “the” bible as “divine word” and a justification for killing animals.

In the comments on one of my previous posts about Gary Yourofsky, a person named Grant asked vegans to “respect” non-vegans.  I explained why that will never happen, and the discussion evolved to be about religion and “the” bible. I found a well-written article that I think addresses the concerns I raised in my discussion with […]

More on Yourofsky and violence

I think I may have posted this link in the comments in my previous Gary Y post, but it deserves to be showcased here.  It is eloquent and beautiful and thought-provoking and needs to be shared widely. http://www.energygrid.com/animals/2015/05ap-yourofskyrape.html The most poignant words for me were “pacifism is activism without the ego”.  Beautiful.  And watch the […]

Dear Vegan article on Elephant Journal

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/08/dear-vegan-theres-something-i-have-to-say/ Oh, here’s a wonderful article from a non-vegan to a vegan, posted by a “friend” on Facebook recently. Predictably, within the first 100 words, this comes up: “I understand why you force your beliefs upon me”. It’s quickly followed by this: “Because yes, although I am a farmer, I too believe there are many […]

Another post on vegan “purity”

As a vegan who thinks critically about various issues, I keep having others tell me that I had better be “perfect” myself before I “throw stones” at others from my “glass house”. Here is why that is a bullshit thing to say. No vegan has ever said that it is possible to be a “perfect” […]

7 Animals Ricky Gervais Doesn’t Care If You Kill

Someone on Facebook shared this little gem about Ricky Gervais’ hypocrisy: http://metro.co.uk/2015/07/25/7-animals-ricky-gervais-doesnt-care-if-you-kill-5312344/?fb_ref=Default Toads, turkeys, pigs, cows, camels, chickens, and snakes, to summarize. Apparently, cruelty to animals is totally okay if it’s in a TV show. Thanks, Ricky, for showing us TRUE animal activism! Fuck this guy. Seriously. Just…fuck this guy.