Tag Archives: Education

 

5 Must-See Vegan Documentaries

Watching a film with a vegan-related theme can be a great way to inspire friends and family to go vegan, and re-affirm your own passion for compassion. There are many thought-provoking movies out there, but to give you a starting point, here are my reviews of five popular vegan documentaries...
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How to Go Vegan as a Family

Becoming a vegan is one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do – but it can also be one of the most challenging. Add a partner and a mini-me or two to the mix and you’ll wonder how on earth you’re going to manage this. So, before you decide...
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Vegans – Should We Change the Way We Talk?

Why is meat from a pig called ‘ham’ or ‘pork’? Anything with a beak broadly labelled as ‘poultry’ and meat from a cow, ‘beef’? Is fish the only category of animal that we’re prepared to call by name because we somehow feel less guilt about eating it? As if the...
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Getting Your Kids Active in Your Vegan Organic Garden

Aside from the standard pests that we all see in our gardens, one of the most destructive of all forces is our kids… Aside from putting up 6-foot high fences topped with barbed wire (these wild creatures will always find their way into your freshly planted patch and create havoc),...
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Vegans Who Go Back to Eating Animals

Yesterday, a well known vegan nutrition coach and author of several best-selling books on vegan nutrition and lifestyle, made a public online declaration that she has decided to go back to eating animals. This of course came as a complete surprise to her loyal followers who saw her as a...
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When Your Doctor Tells You to Eat Meat

Imagine this scenario: you have newly committed yourself to a vegan diet for the animals, the environment, and your health… or so you thought.  When a medical condition arises, you are instantly told by your meat-eating doctor, dietitian, acupuncturist, or naturopath, that the only cure for you is to add...
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Mother, Are You Telling Your Children the Truth?

Just before Christmas, I took my kids to see a production of Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack, our hero, took delight in telling the audience about some meatballs he had recently enjoyed. In the very next scene he had to take his beloved cow Daisy to market – he was...
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Is it Ethical to Eat Eggs from Home Grown Chickens?

Every now and then, we receive a question to our inbox that stirs up quite a discussion. This article is about one we shared with our community members recently: assuming that the chickens are home grown, laying eggs, and living in good conditions, are there any ethical problems with consuming...
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Riding Elephants on Your Holiday: The Truth Behind Scenes

Thought riding elephants on your holiday is a fun experience? You might want to think again. If you have any compassion towards elephants, the last thing you want to be doing is sponsoring this cruel tourist attraction....
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What’s So Wrong With a Little Milk??

If the dairy cow doesn't have to die for milk consumption, then what's so wrong with having just a little milk? If this question ever crossed your mind, read on....
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10 Reasons You Should NOT Go Vegan

Like every other vegan on the planet I have heard more than my fair share of ‘reasons’ why people won’t give up eating animals, or reasons why they think that veganism is just plain weird. Of course some people use these excuses as a defence mechanism when something makes them...
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Can You Be a Feminist and Consume Dairy?

We are sitting at the table. So many women. Some of us have been raped, some of us are volunteers, some of us are volunteers who have been raped. We meet-up just like this, once in a while – a community. Empowering each other in a struggle against a world...
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Becoming Vegan: How a Course in Ethics Changed My Life

While there are already a lot of anecdotes as to people’s conversions to the vegan lifestyle, there is a certain type of process, of which I am an example, that doesn’t get enough attention either in the mainstream media or in vegan circles. I didn’t go vegan because of cute...
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Explaining Veganism to Children

Explaining veganism to children is a sensitive yet important task. Our Vegan Family columnist, Natalie, shares her experiences and tips below....
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Living Eggs: What Are We Teaching Our Children?

Vegan mammas may have heard of the abomination that is the ‘Living Eggs’ project – those of you without children may have been spared hearing about this particular brand of animal exploitation. I first encountered it a few months ago when I received a newsletter from Alex’s nursery. I noticed...
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The Vegan Woman’s One Week Vegan Challenge

Are you ready to take the one week vegan challenge? If you are not vegan and would like to give it a go and blog about your experiences on The Vegan Woman – let us know!   Preparation Week 3 tasks for the week prior to taking the challenge: 1....
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Once You Take the Red Pill There is No Going Back

“The term red pill and its opposite, blue pill, are pop culture terms that have become a common symbol for the choice between the blissful ignorance of illusion (blue) and embracing the sometimes painful truth of reality (red)”. - Wikipedia‘s Blue Pill Vs. Red Pill (in relation to The Matrix) If...
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My Vegan Story

I often feel like veganism for me is partially innate and partially a legacy of my mother. As a child, I didn’t take a dummy, but I had a security toy – a stuffed white harp seal that I named Sealy. My other favourite toy was “Ducky”, a stuffed duck...
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What is a Farm Sanctuary?

If you've heard the term 'Farm Sanctuary' but you are not sure what it actually means, read on to learn about these beautiful compassionate organizations....
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Vegan Since Birth: Meet Shaun Durrance

Remember those ads on TV in the 80s which insisted that every child must have at least 3 serves of dairy per day in order to prevent children’s bones from crumbling into chalky nothingness? Remember as a result, guzzling down litres of milk, eating cheese sandwiches for lunch and a...
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Drawing Parallels Between Humans and Animals

A couple of weeks ago, while browsing my facebook page, I noticed a video featuring a young man with a Nazi flag behind him. The weird part about that video was that all my friends, who have shared this video on their page, have shared it as a vegan related...
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When Vegans Revert Back to Meat Eating

Every once in a while I meet someone who used to be vegan, but for whatever reason, eats meat again.  I am always surprised by this, but I don’t worry.  I know the vegan diet is not a temporary fad. I, like you, have met countless people who tried Atkins...
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Preparing for (Another) Vegan Pregnancy

So this is the situation: Baby Malia is almost 9 months old, being super cute, crawling around and on the cusp of walking, blabbering away, downing loads of food and cutting down on breastmilk. Loving her cute gummy smile! And after 6 months of literally not sleeping at all, lucky...
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