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Have you been paying for this?

Palm trees are grown commercially in tropical countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Nigeria and Columbia.  They are grown primarily for the bunches of palm fruit which are in turn processed to yield palm oil from the flesh, palm kernel oil from the kernel and by-products such as palm kernel meal.  The majority of the oil is… Continue reading Have you been paying for this?

animal cruelty · Social justice

Have a little respect and don’t ride the elephants.

Thousands of well-intentioned, animal-loving tourists visit Asia each year in hopes of riding an elephant. What most don’t realize is the horrific trauma this entails. Some may have an inkling of its potential issues, but many remain naive, reassure themselves it’s fine, all in the name of grabbing that perfect Facebook photo. Here’s 4 Reasons NOT to ride elephants in… Continue reading Have a little respect and don’t ride the elephants.

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Cosmetics and personal care- Guiltless shopping list

Cosmetics & personal care:  Methods of testing cosmetics on animals include many different tests that are categorized differently based on which areas the cosmetics will be used for. Draize test: This is a method of testing that may cause irritation or corrosion to the skin or eye on animals (e.g. Draize test), dermal sensitization, airway… Continue reading Cosmetics and personal care- Guiltless shopping list

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“What If I told you that you can care about more than one issue at a time”

Online and offline you will find people that critique society changing movements. This is fine. Honest Dialogue is needed for anything to truly be accepted as ‘normal’. The problem however is when you take those critiques and compare it to worse or equal tragedy. I recently read an article by someone who made an outrageous… Continue reading “What If I told you that you can care about more than one issue at a time”

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You can’t truly care about the environment until you give up the steak.

You may think you live on a planet, but really you live on a gigantic farm, one occasionally broken up by cities, forests and the oceans. Some 40% of the world’s land surface is used for the purposes of keeping all 8 billion of us fed — albeit some of us, of course, more than… Continue reading You can’t truly care about the environment until you give up the steak.

Feminism · Social justice

Its time to talk about toxic masculinity.

Toxic masculinity is one of the ways in which Patriarchy is harmful to men. It refers to the socially-constructed attitudes that describe the masculine gender role as violent, unemotional, sexually aggressive, and so forth. The rise of progressive movements have highlighted the need to address such an issue. Here in New Zealand we have one… Continue reading Its time to talk about toxic masculinity.