Earlier this year I took the pledge to donate 1% of my salary to charity after being inspired by Peter Singer and The Life You Can Save. He has written … Continue reading I took the 1% pledge
In his book, Practical Ethics, Peter Singer writes in the appendix about his experiences of being silenced in Germany. I’m going to copy and paste some of what he says … Continue reading On silencing academics
Eating animals poses a major global health risk and the costs are enormous and they’re not borne only by the meat-eaters themselves nor by the animals but by everybody on … Continue reading The future of meat
If there’s anyone you absolutely must follow on Twitter it’s Peter Singer. He’s the world’s most influential moral philosopher and someone I would describe as a modern-day Jesus. You can … Continue reading How long should the lockdown last?
Some people think that those who advocate for animal rights care more about non-human animals than human animals. That’s not true at all. The ethicist, Peter Singer, who wrote Animal Liberation back … Continue reading Do animal rights activists care more for animals than humans?
For any woman having an abortion is a serious decision that she will only do if she has something quite important at stake. Whereas people who are prepared to go … Continue reading The inconsistency of eating meat while objecting to abortion
People criticise and mock vegetarians quite a lot. I’m always happy to be laughed at and I’ve taught my kids that this is a good thing because it means you … Continue reading Animals eat each other, so why shouldn’t we eat them?
Peter Singer talks about abortion and same sex marriage in this video and specifically how Christians often focus more on these two issues than on poverty. He finds this strange because … Continue reading Peter Singer discusses religion, the bible, abortion, and same sex marriage in 4 minutes
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
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
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
Our six-year-old son has been talking a lot about baddies recently, so Ben decided to probe him on it. Ben: What’s the difference between a baddy and a goody? Daniel: … Continue reading Goodies vs baddies
I feel sad today. A photo I saw this morning is to blame. It’s the widely publicized photo of a wretched monkey, restrained and sent into space in a rocket … Continue reading Monkey in a rocket