A cosy complacency

Yesterday, I met 25 other yoga teachers during an introduction day to a yoga teacher training course for detainees in a small village near Oxford. Most of the attendees came there on the train then taxi or with their own cars. The presentation was particularly…

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What do they have in their heads?

A few months ago, I stumbled upon a painting by Pascale on my Facebook thread. A colourful frame showing a visage in profile, looking like an ancient map full of animals. Those held in cages represented the human brain and the others were free all…

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Pets in question with Charles Danten

Today I give the floor to Charles Danten, a graduate of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, who sold his veterinary clinic after eighteen years of practice with pets, farm and zoo animals to denounce the undesirable aspects of human-animal relationships. Despite the fact that Charles…

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What about plants?

Everyone speaks about human rights, some raise questions about animal rights. Everywhere on this planet, animals are farmed for their flesh, killed for their skin, trained to entertain us and used in scientific research. However, they are increasingly seen as sentient beings and if the…

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Compassion is poison to animals

“If you had to choose between saving a child’s life and saving a dog’s life, what would you choose?” I have heard this question a hundred times if not a thousand times since I turned vegan. Generally, I answer with another question: “And you, if…

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XVX for Vegan Straight Edge

Before I turned vegan, I did not even know what vegan meant. But since I became vegan, I have discovered that there is a myriad of vegan groups, which all bring a nuance in their approach to veganism. Today, I will explore the Straight Edge…

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