The Problem With Zoos

If our modern zoos are doing so much good, why do they make me feel so bad?

On holiday in Lyon last month, my husband and I were strolling the Parc de la Tête d’Or, watching geese preen themselves by the lakes and walking off the fuzz of three days of good French…

11 min

Bad Eggs and Sad Chickens

Making informed, compassionate food choices

As a long-time vegetarian, I’ve lost count of the number of times friends have said to me “Oh, but I hardly eat meat at all now! Just a bit of chicken; I never eat red meat.”…

9 min

Creature Comforts: The Ethics of Keeping Pets

Responsible & loving pet ownership

Recently I’ve become slightly obsessed with a pet rescue charity in Harbin, China. Through social media, I watch them save abandoned dogs from starvation on the streets or from meat trucks, and I squeeze my own…

9 min