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 ...

The animal model of medical research: scientifically flawed

“A little learning is a dangerous thing. Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.” - Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism This short piece is intended firstly as a response to a piece by Granville Matheson (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=81338706851), itself written as a response to the World Day for Animals In Laboratories protest, and secondly as ...