There's a book by Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point, that introduces several case studies to draw the conclusion that small things often make a huge difference in the end. This isn't a book review; I actually read this one a couple years ago and hardly remember it. Nevertheless, the point is important: small movements can … Continue reading When Do We Make a Difference?
Many non-vegans seem to habitually concern themselves with whether or not vegans are secretly hypocrites. From questions about what you'd do if stranded on a desert island, to what foods you choose to feed to your pets, it can feel at times like others are scrutinizing your lifestyle in hopes of finding some way in … Continue reading What Should We Do With That Old Leather Belt?
The title of this post is not a contradiction. Let me back up a minute. According to Wikipedia, there are different uses of the word "speciesism." In one sense, it's the idea that value (or moral consideration) for living creatures should vary depending on their species membership alone. Thus, we may treat a mosquito differently … Continue reading Speciesist and Vegan
Hey everybody. In this episode we are asking the fundamental question: What does vegan mean? We go beyond definitions and talk about what it means to be vegan in practical terms. We bob and weave through the different ways that one can practice a vegan lifestyle and what considerations should be made. Please join us … Continue reading Episode 2: What is Veganism?
“Eat Like You Care” is the introductory text to veganism that I’ve been looking for. It has the clean, inescapable moral clarity that makes a book like “Animal Liberation” a classic, with none of the technicality or scholarly ambitions. This is a book written for omnivores as a gentle, but firm plea to consider … Continue reading “Eat Like You Care”” is Advocacy Done Right
This is the first episode of our podcast! It's a short discussion introducing the show and laying out what we'll be talking about. I am thrilled that this project is now under way and you get to listen! We also are on Facebook and Instagram, taking pictures of delicious, amazing food, so check us out. … Continue reading Our Maiden Podcast!