Cruelty Free vs Vegan Beauty Products

Photo by kinkate from Pexels I made the decision to be vegan mid January of this year (2019). My first priority was to understand how to eat a balanced plant-based diet. However, I knew being vegan wasn't just about food. Another regular purchase I make is beauty products. I started off doing a simple google search for cruelty … Continue reading Cruelty Free vs Vegan Beauty Products

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Vegan Gray Areas: Eggs From Backyard Chickens

I'd like to preface this by saying that I'm not getting into the health aspect of whether eating eggs is good or bad. The focus of this is purely from an ethical standpoint in the case of backyard chickens, not those from factory farms. Photo by Oleksandr Pidvalnyi from Pexels For many homesteaders, having backyard chickens is a … Continue reading Vegan Gray Areas: Eggs From Backyard Chickens

There’s No Purity in Veganism (An Opinion Piece)

As someone relatively new to the world of veganism, I've done a lot of exploring the internet in search of community. I craved like-minded people to learn from and converse with. I shouldn't have been surprised to find that many people in this community are anything but like-minded. To be honest, it's rather divided. I've … Continue reading There’s No Purity in Veganism (An Opinion Piece)

The Effect on Slaughterhouse Workers (Part 4 of Why I Went Vegan)

I was going to write this post about the psychological trauma slaughterhouse workers experience due to the nature of their work. I found my words to be largely inadequate and have instead decided to allow them to speak for themselves. But let me just say, on top of being physically dangerous, slaughterhouse work has been … Continue reading The Effect on Slaughterhouse Workers (Part 4 of Why I Went Vegan)

Environmental Reasons to go Vegan (Part 2 of Why I Went Vegan)

I had a different subject in mind for the next part of my 'Why I Went Vegan' series, but since it's Earth Day it only seems appropriate to broach the subject of how veganism benefits the environment. This is largely a matter not of what vegans do, but what they don't do. They don't contribute … Continue reading Environmental Reasons to go Vegan (Part 2 of Why I Went Vegan)