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080 #ARTooWhite: Real Talk on the 2016 Animal Rights Conference

Animal Rights Conference 2016

We are fucking over the racism and sexism issues in the animal rights community, so we’re tearing into the 2016 Animal Rights Conference and call on the vegan community to boycott it until things get better […]

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079 Desensitized to Violence: Vegans’ Worst Nightmare

Desensitized to Violence

Vegans often approach activism from a “they just don’t know perspective.” But what happens when they do know, when they see the worst, and they still don’t care?

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078 Why We Shouldn’t Philosophize Pain

Philosophizing Pain

From Decartes to Dawkins, there is a long and dangerous history of philosophers using their powerful minds to theorize about the pain that humans and animals experience. The princesses call for us to all check ourselves when evaluating the experiences and pain of others.

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076 Highly Sensitive People (HSPs), Veganism & Activism

Highly Sensitive People and Veganism/Activism

Today we’re talking about Highly Sensitive People, or HSPs, and how being highly sensitive relates to being vegan and an activist. We talk about what an HSP is, how to tell if you are one, how to take pride in being an HSP, and lots of self-care tips for the highly sensitive among us.

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075 Activism Depression

Talking about  Activism Depression

The princesses are having a hard time with the Orlando shooting tragedy, as well as other recent tragedies, feeling like it’s all too much. This is a raw, unstructured episode, just us talking about pain and frustration and feeling helpless. […]

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074 Labels & Identity

Episode 074 Labels & Identity

We’re talking about labels again! Today the princesses chat about labels and how they relate to identity: why we use them, why we don’t, and the power of reclaiming them. PLUS, a Cykochik giveaway!!! […]

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I Am A Vegan Veterinary Student

I Am A Vegan Vet Student

I am a 21 year old Scottish student who will soon be graduating with a degree in veterinary bioscience. Last month I made the decision to change my life for the better and go vegan and I wish I’d done it sooner.

I started studying at vet school 4 years ago and from the get go was introduced to some very disturbing information about the agricultural industry and the practices involved in the production of animal products which until the I felt was unavailable to me and that its almost hidden from the public eye. I mean I obviously knew animals died to produce meat but this was often overlooked and rarely brought up in conversation. With companies advertisements often having cute cartoons of happy farm animals, it was hard to imagine that these beings lead such tortured lives. Lecturers were quick to defend the cruel practices I learned about, claiming that pain was only felt for a second before death while trying to make justifications for the industry based on the fact that “welfare in the UK is much higher than other parts of the world”. The only lecturer who would brush on how the animals felt in these situations was the animal welfare lecturer who always had to be very diplomatic and made it seem that she was not allowed to strongly voice her beliefs […]

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073 Media, Empathy and Harambe

Media, Empathy & Harambe

Media is a powerful thing. It can create a new normal for us, or reinforce harmful stereotypes. As consumers, it’s important for us to demand better representation of different cultures, colors, genders and for animals in our mainstream media […]

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