What are the N-Words meat-eaters use when defending their diet? A team of researchers produced the first empirical study of meat-consumption rationalizations and justifications. Nothing brings out the nasty side of human nature like dietary debate.
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This is the greatest lie ever told. Whispered to us as children. A deception so deeply entrenched in our collective unconscious we buy into it without question. Become complicit in its propagation. This is the lie we tell ourselves. Listen closely. Unlearning isn't easy.
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How can a highly intelligent person—who appears to have made a real ethical connection to the tenants of veganism—ever go back to consuming animals? What shifts in their intellect? Let's explore how and why smart people can think their way out of veganism.
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Why do vegans flip out at the slightest provocation? Why are we so sensitive and quick to jump down people's throats? Why do we have to be so annoying and self-righteous?
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The ethics of zoos is a polarizing and complicated topic, even amongst vegans. Let's see whether zoos are really the centers of education, amusement, conservation, and research they purport to be.
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Is hunting more humane than factory farming? Does the method by which an animal is killed effect the ethics of their death?
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One of the most cited justifications for hunting is that it’s necessary for managing out-of-control deer populations. When you go even just below the surface of this hunting myth, it’s painfully evident that deer hunting itself is responsible for overpopulation issues.
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Does a vegan diet lead to more animal deaths than an omnivorous one? Is it true that harvesting crops for vegans kills more animals than farming grass-fed beef? It's time for vegans to take a long, hard look at their lifestyles and choose the path that is truly more ethical.
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If you've ever said "I respect your choice to be vegan, so you should respect my choice to eat meat," please watch this video. Is eating meat, dairy and eggs a choice? And should it be equally respected as the choice to be vegan?
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How far back does veganism reach? Is veganism a modern-day invention, or were there vegans in ancient times? In this first edition of The History of Veganism series, we start from the very beginning.
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Were vegan principles and practices shaped by the rise of major world religions during the Middle Ages? Learn about the interplay of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism & secular ethics.
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The Renaissance was a time of innovation and revolution within art, architecture, politics, science, astronomy, literature, and—veganism? Learn how the rise of humanistic individuality led to the acknowledgement of non-humans as individuals as well.
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Leonardo da Vinci was the quintessential renaissance man: artist, inventor, botanist, engineer, architect, historian, geologist, and...vegan? Learn about da Vinci’s lesser-known contributions to the fields of animal rights and ethical veganism.
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The argument goes that if vegans are REALLY concerned with reducing pain and suffering, what about all the innocent plants losing their lives to feed vegans? Do plants feel pain?
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How Smart People Think Their Way Out of Veganism
How can a highly intelligent person—who appears to have made a real ethical connection to the tenants of veganism—ever go back to consuming animals? What shifts in their intellect? Let’s explore how and why smart people can think their way out of veganism.Read more about How Smart People Think Their Way Out of Veganism
Is Leather a Byproduct of the Meat Industry?
Is leather just a byproduct of the meat industry? The answer may surprise you. Learn about where leather comes from, what leather is made of, whether leather supports animal cruelty, and the environmental devastation and public health threat of leather production.Read more about Is Leather a Byproduct of the Meat Industry?
What Does Cage-Free Eggs Mean?
What does “cage-free” eggs mean? In the simplest terms, cage-free means exactly what it sounds like: laying hens are never caged. But the simplicity of this label ends there.Read more about What Does Cage-Free Eggs Mean?
A Wake Up Call For Vegans
At the depths of it, the reason most people won’t go vegan is the same reason that vegans can’t understand why most people won’t go vegan. This is a call for accountability and awakening for those of us who believe ourselves to be responsible and aware.Read more about A Wake Up Call For Vegans
Why I’m A Vegan Against Animal Welfare
As a vegan activist should you be for or against animal welfare. What is the difference between animal welfare and animal liberation?Read more about Why I’m A Vegan Against Animal Welfare
Are Vegans More Depressed?
Are vegans more depressed than non-vegans? There is a great deal of back and forth within the medical and lay communities about the impact of veganism on mental health. What does the science say?Read more about Are Vegans More Depressed?