Ethics

David Attenborough Investigates Death of Elephant who Inspired Disney’s ‘Dumbo’

Sir David Attenborough, in a new BBC show, investigates both the life and history, and the suspicious death of the circus elephant who is known for inspiring Disney's 1941 Dumbo.  'Jumbo' the elephant arrived at London Zoo in 1865, and was most loved by...

The Guardian Asks: “Is it Time to Stop Wearing Wool?”

In an interview with Ingrid Newkirk, the co-founder and president of PETA, The Guardian pose the question - "is it time we stopped wearing wool?". For most people, the connection between meat and ending the life of an animal is pretty clear. Whether...

Are Right-Wing Politics and Veganism Incompatible?

Politics! No, wait, don’t run off. It’s fine. It’ll all be fine. Hopefully. Probably. That said, a recent study found that conservatives are far more likely to return to consuming meat after being on a vegan diet. The study by Gordon Hodson - a psychology...

How Can We Be Sure the Meat We Eat Is Humane?

The word 'humane' is described by Merriam Webster Dictionary as "marked by compassion, sympathy, or consideration for humans or animals  humane prison guards a more humane way of treating farm animals" As such, the term 'humane meat' becomes an oxymoron...

Palm Oil: Is it Vegan or Should We Palm it Off?

Palm oil: it is a hugely contentious issue within vegan circles, with some claiming that it cannot be compatible with a cruelty free lifestyle, while others claim that since it is not an animal product, its use is justified. Mainstream media has even begun discussing...

What Does Religion Teach Us About Veganism?

It is often thought that religion and veganism are somewhat at odds with each other. Some vegans might feel that a moral code laid out by religions is hypocritical if its followers partake in the mass slaughter of other living beings. Religious believers...

What Does Greenpeace Think About Veganism?

Today is National Greenpeace Day, a day when we celebrate this organisation renowned as the greatest defender of the natural world and its inhabitants, admired by environmentalists worldwide for the work of its brave activists. Its mission statement is:...

Farming Versus Ocean Fishing: Is Ethical Seafood Possible?

"It's caught by line, not net, so it's far more ethical"; "if it's farmed it's okay because there isn't any wasted by-catch." Most of us a are brought up believing that eating fish is essential for a healthy brain and that eating fish is somehow kinder...

Australian Truth Riders Gear Up For A New Kind Of Activism

We recently caught up with Joey Carbstrong at the Truth Riders launch event in Melbourne. Truth Riders is a form of activism that seeks to raise awareness through billboards which are pulled around the city by bicycles. As the boards can be...

Richard Dawkins On The Ethics Of Eating Meat And Animal Suffering

Richard Dawkins has talked extensively about animal ethics and his latest video, produced by Big Think, further cements his view around our morality where he asserts that our non human, animal cousins may be "capable of feeling more intense...

10 Ways To Troll a Vegan

Tired of hearing your vegan friends bang on about "saving the planet", "saving the animals", "lowering risks of certain diseases", blah blah blah? Wanna take 'em down a peg or two? Here are some tried and tested tips for trolling those bunny hugging leftos.  ...

What’s Wrong With Free-Range Eggs?

Explaining veganism to people can be tricky. Generally, people seem to have got the hang of vegetarianism; it’s obvious that in order to make bacon, a pig has to die, there’s no getting around that fact. But when it comes to eggs, many are baffled; “surely it doesn’t...


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