No, meat can’t be green – a response to Andreas Spath

Andreas Spath has written an article on News24 arguing that veganism is not a nutritionally sound diet, and that meat can be ‘green’. And here’s my rebuttal, in point form. I have tagged Andreas in this note [i.e., on Facebook] in the hopes that he will engage the points I raise in more detail. 1: ...

Life and death: a response to Lierre Keith’s animism

This is a response to Lierre Keith’s argument in The Vegetarian Myth, a poorly researched, fallacious and dishonestly argued anti-vegan screed. It was originally written for www.thevegetarianmyth.com, a never-completed crowdsourced response to Keith’s book.   Inconsistent animist ethics Keith defends her position with a confused animist-type ethics that veers unclearly and inconsistently between hylozoism (everything ...

Lunch

It’s lunchtime, and I haven’t brought anything with to the office today, so I decide to pop down to the supermarket across the road to find something. My requirements are simple: It must be vegan. I don’t eat processed bits of dead tortured animals – I’m weird that way. Because I like orangutans (and rainforests ...