CCTV in abattoirs: problem solved?

As a small part of my role as a research technician, I make weekly visits to an abattoir to collect blood for my biting fly colony. It's a University abattoir, so follows strict welfare guidelines, but it still isn't exactly a nice place to visit. I've becoming increasingly concerned when considering what abattoirs with low... Continue Reading →

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Why I didn’t like ‘What the Health’

I watched 'What the Health' on Netflix recently. As someone who is meat-free (I do still eat some fish...) and mostly eats plant-based foods, I was intrigued and excited to watch this documentary. I'd hoped it would be a well-rounded, evidence based argument on why reducing meat/dairy intake may be beneficial to health. However, aside... Continue Reading →

Why meat is off my menu

I am under no delusion that I'm suddenly an innocent bystander in climate change and food sustainability simply by cutting out meat. I am concerned about the environment, yet I still go travelling, and I still drive a car. I selfishly might even have children one day (ha, I want to work in academia, as if!), adding to the biggest problem we face: the human population. There are simply far too many humans on this planet, a lot of whom consume too much. Harsh, but true. Even Sir David Attenborough says so.

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