Ethical Consumerism

Toxic Valentine?

When you buy a gift for a loved one you don’t expect that it might come with a dose of…

Printer cartidges and the environment

Now I must be honest with you from the get go. I have never been too concerned with how my…

Making Bacon: the shocking truth

Many people think of Charlotte’s Web and Babe when they imagine how pigs are raised for meat. Unfortunately, these Hollywood…

Building a brighter future

In order to give meaningful suggestions for building a brighter future, we first need to speak candidly about what’s happening…

Eating for Peace

All things need food to be alive and to grow, including our love or our hate. Love is a living…

The secret lives of pigs

US President Harry Truman stated, “No man should be allowed to be President who does not understand hogs.” Most people…

All’s not well, down on the chicken farm

The poultry industry is one of the most wasteful and cruellest intensive farming industries. Millions of male chicks are thrown…

Banning ‘bad’ biofuels and becoming ‘better’ consumers

Casual observers might consider it a setback for proponents of ethanol and biodiesel now that Europe is planning to ban…

Do Africans Dare Care About Animals?

Are animal rights the privileged domain of the world’s affluent nations? Dare we, in Africa, care about the well-being of…

Gold jewellery – world’s dirtiest Valentine’s gift?

Two US-based development groups are warning Valentine’s Day shoppers that the gold jewellery they buy for their sweethearts may be…