Adopt Don’t Shop: Why it Matters

You've probably heard the phrase 'adopt don't shop' at some point in your life. It's a stand alone statement that many feel requires no further explanation. The implication is that adopting an animal is clearly a good thing, but shopping for one through a breeder is not good or ethically neutral, but is in fact … Continue reading Adopt Don’t Shop: Why it Matters

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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)