Posts Tagged: animals

Should Our Pets Be Vegan?

People have the ability to make a choice about what they eat, often based on their beliefs surrounding ethics, health and the environment. Despite the fact that many of these people own companion animals,  the topic of what vegans should feed their pets is a contentious one.   The oldest living dog in the world, Bramble,…read more

The Vegan Kind: March

Follow my blog with Bloglovin There is nothing better to remind me of how quickly the year is already going than my third monthly Vegan Kind delivery of the year! The good thing about the year going so quickly is that it means Spring is nearly upon us, meaning I can (hopefully) wave goodbye to…read more

The Vegan Kind: February

I’m a bit late to the game on this one since it is already March, but I’ve had a super hectic month with lots of university deadlines! Now that I am (slightly) on top of my work, I thought it was about time to share February’s The Vegan Kind box. For those of you who…read more

Oh… That isn’t vegan?

After being vegetarian for two years and vegan for two more, I thought I had the lifestyle perfected. Of course I have the occasional accidental slip up, but upon a little more digging, some things that aren’t vegan friendly have astounded me. Wines and beers Beers, wines and ciders can often contain ingredients derived from…read more

The Blob – How are marine heatwaves impacting ecosystems?

The implications of climate change on land can be easily seen, as an increase in storms, drought and other extreme weather patterns are becoming increasingly common. However, many changes are also found within the world’s oceans in the form of marine heatwaves. Unusually warm oceans can have widespread impacts on marine ecosystems. Extremes in weather are…read more

Orca Captive Breeding Ended

The changing attitudes of people globally has caused SeaWorld to make a big change: they have recently stated that they are going to end their captive breeding programme. Orcas have been found at SeaWorld since 1964, yet the current generation will be the last in their care, since they are no longer collected from the…read more

We Shouldn’t Treat Animals Like Props

A new craze of selfies seems to be doing the rounds on social media sights, featuring animals both in the wild and in captivity. While many would think that causing harm to animals is simply unnecessary, some feel that it is perfectly fine to pluck a dolphin or shark from the ocean, strike a pose…read more

The Psychology of Eating Meat

While as a society we care for and love animals, many choose to eat them too. This dilemma has been coined as the ‘meat paradox’ and many scientific studies have been undertaken to see why humans feel it is acceptable to eat some animals, but not others. Dogs and cats are considered members of the…read more

Using Animals for Entertainment

I’m sure we’re all guilty of visiting numerous zoos, aquariums and other establishments that keep animals in captivity mainly for human entertainment. Dog fights, horse racing, fishing, hunting and bull fights make spectacles of the animals, but tend to be socially accepted as they are seen as fun or culturally important. Reflecting on the past,…read more

The Issue With: Plastic.

Plastic is ruining our oceans, and it is our fault. Commercially, plastic is used for everything, bags, bottles, supermarket packaging and more, meaning it is nearly inescapable. Due to this, plastic pollution is a big issue for every major water way in the world, harming sea birds, mammals and fish. Cuts, strangulation and ingestion are…read more

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