A while back I posted a haul of pretty products I bought from cosmetics brand Urban Decay. Although Urban Decay does not test its products on animals and they have a whole bunch of vegan products in their range, the post did raise the issue of animal testing in the cosmetics industry, which is something I was interested in looking into further. Continue reading “Beauty Bag: The Animal Testing Debate”
Two weeks ago, for the first time in ten years, I ate meat. Pork, to be precise.
Little slivers of pork or bacon – something from a pig – in soup. Continue reading “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. I wasn’t comfortable but my conscience was. 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. Big chunks of fleshy, veiny, distinctly meaty chicken. Continue reading “Can’t You Just Pick the Meat Off?”
I have never dated a fellow vegetarian. Asking a guy his dietary habits when he asks for my phone number is not exactly how I roll. And besides, I have always maintained the belief that I am a vegetarian for me and as much as it would be wonderful if the rest of the world followed suit, it’s not up to me to force my beliefs on anyone else, be they family, friend or ‘special friend’. Continue reading “The Vegetarian Dating Game: Yay or Nay to Meat-Mouths?”