When I first gave up meat over a decade ago, my knowledge of vegetarianism was pretty limited. I didn’t know any real life vegetarians (Lisa Simpson and Phoebe Buffay were the extent of available role models) and any online community was non-existent.
A while back I posted a haul of pretty products I bought from cosmetics brand Urban Decay and the post raised the issue of animal testing in the cosmetics industry. Continue reading “Beauty Bag: The Animal Testing Debate”
Two weeks ago, for the first time in over ten years, I ate meat. Pork, to be precise. Little slivers of pork or bacon – something from a pig – in soup. Continue reading “Confession: I Ate Meat”
Many years ago, when my parents purchased our family home’s first leather couch and placed it in the living room, I refused to sit on it. I sat on the rug on the floor to watch TV for about two weeks out of protest. Continue reading “Why Leather Isn’t in My Wardrobe”
Today there was a sweepstake at work for the Grand National horse race tomorrow. It’s a huge event that the whole country, race fans or not, gamblers or not, seems to get involved in. Continue reading “Why I’m Not Betting on the Grand National”
When I was in hospital in Canada a few years ago, I told them on Day One that I was a vegetarian. Low and behold, when the first meal was brought to me, I lifted off the plastic lid to find rice topped with vegetables… and chicken. Continue reading “Can’t You Just Pick the Meat Off?”