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10 Ways To Help Animals, Aside From Going Vegan

There’s no denying the cruelty in animal agriculture. Of course, going vegan is the best course of action so the demand for those products is reduced. However, that’s easier said than done. The world is designed for omnivores. Even SALT AND VINEGAR PRINGLES have milk powder in them FFS. And even with the best will in the world, some people have medical issues or lifestyle set-up that makes a plant-based diet impossible for them.

After my Veganuary article, someone commented saying she liked that I’d included other ways to help animals for those who can’t or don’t want to go vegan. And it made me realise that actually, there are plenty of other things you can do. So if you have a medical condition that means that veganism isn’t possible for you, you just hate vegan food, or you’re a vegan looking for other ways to support the cause, here are 10 other ways you can support animals.

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Honest Thoughts On #Veganuary

I’d definitely consider myself an animal lover. Kids I’m ambivalent about, but if someone’s got a dog I’m there. I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 12. I don’t wear fur or leather. I’ve switched my beauty products to (mostly) cruelty-free. I don’t visit zoos, or places with drugged up tigers. Instead, when I go abroad I volunteer at ethical animal sanctuaries.

The one thing I haven’t done though is go vegan. Despite the movement really taking off over the last few years, and the cruel farming practices in the dairy and egg industries becoming more widely known, I’m yet to jump on that bandwagon.

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Goals For 2018

My previous post was about 2017. But that’s all water under the bridge now. Any drama that happened that year? That’s in the past. It’s time to move forward.

This year, I haven’t set myself new year’s resolutions as such. But I have set myself some goals to work towards, and I guess an overall vision of where I want my life to go. So without further ado, here are the main things I want to achieve this year.

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A Recap Of 2017

It’s the final day of 2017. In addition to preparing for whatever New Year’s Eve shenanigans I have going on, for me the 31st of December is also a time of reflection. What happened this year? What did I do well? What could I have done better? What do I want from next year?

This one was an interesting year. I had high hopes for this year and a lot of aspirations, however I also had a lot of misfortunes which meant that that they didn’t quite go to plan. I feel like I’ve learnt a lot this year and, as cliche as it sounds, come out a stronger person. So as I get ready to turn the page and begin a new chapter, here’s a recap of my year.

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5 Facts About Me

Some of you may have been following this blog for a while (and hopefully enjoying my posts). Some of you may have just stumbled across this page and are wondering what the hell this is all about.

If you are a regular reader, you’re probably used to my hard-hitting dating features or bad date stories. But today, I decided to do something a little different and give some background on the girl behind the blog. And if you’re a new reader, well, this is probably a great place to start.

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16 Things Every Girl DOESN’T Have To Do Before She Settles Down

I came across an article on my Facebook feed recently titled “16 Things Every Girl Must Do Before She Settles Down”. Immediately my heart sank. Articles like this are a pet hate of mine, because instead of giving actual useful advice for things that you should be doing before considering marriage (e.g. discussing important issues like where you want to live and how many children you want to have), they’re generally a lovely mish-mash of marriage demonization, and shaming of conservative women.

Instead of being a union of two people who are in love and want to spend the rest of their lives together, marriage is portrayed as some kind of impending doom, so you need to do as much crazy partying and casual sex (regardless of your personal preferences) now to make up for it.

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