Why It’s Cruel to Treat Animals With Homeopathic Remedies

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) said earlier this year that there is no evidence to support the use of homeopathic remedies on animals. Supporters and practitioners of homeopathy held a protest to express their outrage at this supposed attack on freedom of choice. The British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons (BAHVS) demanded that…View Post

Animals May Experience Pain More Intensely Than Humans

Sentience – the capacity to feel, perceive and experience – lies at the foundation of the consideration for the rights and welfare of non-human animals. In Eastern traditions, there are prohibitions against causing injury to all sentient beings since sentience entails the capacity to feel pain. Although what many people may not realise – or…View Post

Awkward Vegan Travel: Turning Down Hospitality

Travelling as a vegan can sometimes present a few challenges. There’s no doubt that in some countries it’s much easier to find vegan food than others. Yet, even if you’re in a small town without a single place that offers something vegan or ‘veganizable’, you shouldn’t have a problem buying fruits, veggies, grains and everything…View Post

How to Travel Ethically and With Personal Integrity

Travelling ethically means taking into account the consequences of your actions – how your travel choices and experiences impact people and the environment. You can do certain activities abroad that benefit cruel industries or you can make decisions that benefit local communities and wildlife instead. When these decisions are consistent with your moral principles, this…View Post

Having CCTV in Slaughterhouses Won’t Prevent Animal Cruelty

Animal rights organisation Animal Aid has long campaigned for the introduction of mandatory CCTV in UK slaughterhouses. Animal Aid has secretly filmed inside 13 randomly chosen slaughterhouses and found that 12 of them were violating animal welfare laws; so it seemed clear that stricter regulation was needed. Without transparency, animal abuse can continue unabated. Mandatory…View Post