We’re all addicted to the new 80s-themed Peta computer game to which The Smiths have lent their 1980s song, Meat is Murder. It’s quite retro with 8-bit audio and pixelated … Continue reading This Beautiful Creature Must die
Ben brought back an English newspaper from Russia. He thought I might be interested because there’s an article about Pokémon Go in it. Here’s an excerpt: Nintendo refuses to reveal when … Continue reading Is Pokémon Go immoral?
Food technology company Memphis Meats has produced a meat ball with lab-grown meat rather than farm-raised animals. I don’t eat meat but I am cautiously optimistic of this development because there are … Continue reading Petri dish meat balls
George Monbiot has written an article about how he recently ate roadkill: a grey squirrel. I think that if we must eat animals then roadkill is probably the most ethical … Continue reading On eating roadkill
Earlier this week hosts of a Danish radio station killed a bunny rabbit on air and then later cooked and ate it. It generated a huge backlash for the station including … Continue reading Absurd hypocrisy on the dinner table
The best thing about having all our belongings back is that I’ve got all my cookbooks again. I’m not that good at just making recipes up and I also like flipping through cookbooks for … Continue reading Vegan for more than 10 years and still alive
As a woman living in the 21st Century, I have enjoyed the freedom to study, to work, and to express my thoughts without fear of punishment, and so I am completely dumbfounded … Continue reading Women and the Islamic State
I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the idea of freedom of speech and freedom of expression this week and what it means exactly. It’s not something I’ve thought a … Continue reading What is freedom of speech?
Whenever I find myself debating right and wrong, I wonder what Peter Singer would say. He’s the most rational thinker on the planet, in my opinion, and so I will sometimes … Continue reading The Life You Can Save
I just watched an interesting TedX talk about the negative connotations behind the words vegan and vegetarian. Tell a stranger you’re a vegan and they make all sorts of negative … Continue reading A new word: Reducetarian
Ok, I promise not to write about this topic again after this post but I have to get this off my chest one more time. I got some thought-provoking comments … Continue reading A gaudy shirt and feminism
Some people have expressed concern to me that I’m punishing my kids by banning sweets. But the thing is, when I say I’m banning something, it does not mean I’ve … Continue reading All or nothing?
But only for men and only if you’re Catholic. We women can masturbate as often as we want 🙂 Ok, this is complete nonsense. Masturbation is not a moral issue and … Continue reading Masturbation is sinful!
Temple Grandin is an American autistic woman who, through her work as a consultant for the meat industry, has made significant improvements to conditions for animals at abattoirs. According to … Continue reading The world needs all kinds of minds
Here’s the damage in our backyard after Cyclone Lusi: After almost a week of warnings from media and the Metservice as well as two separate notifications sent to my iPhone … Continue reading Cyclone Lusi damage, warnings and false alarms
I saw this TED talk today about being a weekday vegetarian and thought it was quite good. I know that many people are put off by vegan/vegetarianism because it seems … Continue reading Weekday vegetarianism
A little while ago I promised to write about taking life as a follow on from my post about eating plants. It’s Christmas Day today, the kids are playing happily … Continue reading Taking life
There’s something about what Bjorn Lomborg writes that makes me cross. He’s got an article on Project Syndicate in which he argues that environmental policy is hurting the world’s poor. … Continue reading Do climate change policies hurt the world’s poor?
I thought I’d explain in this post a bit about what my tagline “eats plants” actually means. I have been reluctant to write about this here before because I don’t … Continue reading On eating plants
Most people are familiar with the Hippocratic Oath as a do-no-harm pledge for doctors and physicians, but not many will have heard of the MBA Oath. It is the do-no-harm oath for … Continue reading Business ethics and the value of nature