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Feel like chicken tonight?

Feel like chicken tonight?

A blog entry by Juliet Gellatley. Chickens. And how life is cheep. The numbers are crazy, one billion little lives wiped out each year in the UK alone. So much cruelty on a mind boggling scale. And excused by ignorance: “oh but chickens are daft” or “they don’t feel”...
Are you a baby eater?

Are you a baby eater?

In 2013, a billion land animals were slaughtered in Britain. Regardless of how they were raised, almost all lived unnaturally short lives.
What's on my mind

What's on my mind

Facebook, the so-called social network of our age, asks what's on your mind, so here goes:...
My debate on religious slaughter is in the New Internationalist

My debate on religious slaughter is in the New Internationalist

New Internationalist invited me to have a debate on religious slaughter with a Muslim spokesperson via an exchange of emails. They have now published it on their website (see a copy of their webpage below).
Doctor No

Doctor No

If it’s a prescription you want then Dr David Ryde is probably not your man. This vegan GP built a career out of saying no to bottles of ‘jollop’. He prefers giving advice – and it has dramatically changed people’s lives...
My interview with Tony Benn

My interview with Tony Benn

After 7 years I've just re-read the interview I did with Tony Benn and am amazed at how prescient he was. » My interview with Tony Benn...
In Bruges

In Bruges

I went to Bruges last week and on my first evening wandered around the side streets of this beautiful old city – doing a bit of menu spotting as I went – and got totally lost. It was then I saw a very small restaurant (seats 12 at a time) with an almost vegan menu – plus some fish...