Compassionate World Blog Round Up – October 23
For all the animal, farming, food and environment news from September and October, please use this great update
From the game-changer that is cultivated meat to ending the cage age, and from the magic of nature to the sentience of animals that share our world, plus a whole lot more…
- The Case for Lab-Grown MeatIn September 2019, the International Space Station was undertaking an extraordinary mission: to produce the first beef in space.
- ‘Ghost food waste’ is another reason why the UK must ban rearing of farm animals in cagesIt might sound like a space-saving idea, but more than half of the UK’s cropland is devoted to feeding farm animals kept in cages
- Animals are sentient. Just ask anyone who knows about cowsInsects are fascinating, trees make us happy and sea eagles are just magical
- From Glasgow’s Ruchill Park to Costa Rica, the beauty of nature can lift your spiritsInsects are fascinating, trees make us happy and sea eagles are just magical
- How food poverty is being fuelled by our obsession with factory-farmed meatNearly 800 million people are going hungry even though there is more than enough food in the world to feed everyone
- Why Tackling Climate Change means ending food elitismTwo years ago, world leaders gathered in Glasgow for crucial talks on tackling climate change. That meeting saw government pledges that narrowed the gap between a liveable future and catastrophe.
- Why the King’s Speech Proposal to Ban Animal Exports is Worth More than a Royal RansomGoodness, it’s been a rollercoaster ride beyond compare. I wrote previously about how this year was a big one in prospect, not least because of the coronation of a new King and a possible ban on live animal exports, a trade that has long blighted Britain’s claim to be a nation of animal lovers.
- The Wisdom of Kindness161 Like on Social: ‘In a world of sharp words, stony glances, concrete hearts and hardened minds, be the softest place’ Jen Brady A friend’s 3-year-old granddaughter had recently learnt to ride her scooter. She loved it. She’d ride it […]
- What the Return of the Common Crane Tells Us About Restoring Nature – The Hidden Benefits that Few Know About1 Like on Social: As I shivered in the fading light, the wait seemed eternal. Everywhere was cold and quiet, the kind of brittle stillness where the snap of a twig rippled through the air. For ages, nothing happened. Then […]
- Why saving the future for our children begins with ending cage farmingBrowsing the shelves of major supermarkets these days and you’ll be hard pressed to find any eggs from caged hens.
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