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Is Killing Animals Ever Morally Excusable?

There almost always comes a point when we have to decide that the dog, cat or horse that we own is better off dead than alive. When your dog is blind, deaf, having seizures and seems to be in constant pain; would it be wrong to keep him alive with constant medical assistance? Would it […]

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Are You Giving Someone an Animal For Xmas?

They look so cute and people are always ecstatic to get them, but do you really think giving an animal as a gift is a good idea? As we enter the silly season, animal sanctuaries across the world are bracing themselves for the stampede. Before Christmas animals are dropped off by people who have exciting […]

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More Room to Die

Imagine that you are on Death Row, but innocent of any crime. Clinging to the hope that the legion of supporters working on your case will achieve a breakthrough before it’s too late, you prepare yourself for an update on their campaign. Yet nothing in your recurring nightmares can hold a candle to the news […]

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Telling it Like it is

Abolitionists tend to say what we mean. We don’t pussy foot around the issues. We want to liberate animals. We believe that being vegan is the easy and obvious solution. We ask people to go vegan. Simple, straight forward, honest and effective. The Word is ‘Vegan’ Other animal organisations follow a far more complicated strategy […]

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Giving Animals a Handout

Are you someone who reaches for your wallet every time you see images of animal suffering? Is this the best way to help them? There are far more effective steps you can take to save the lives of animals that wouldn’t even cost you a cent. Please consider these points first to see whether your favourite […]

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Goat’s Milk Kills Kids. Are You Kidding?

Are you considering reducing your dairy consumption by switching from cows to goat’s milk? On compassionate grounds, please take a moment to reconsider your choice. The goat’s milk industry results in the death of thousands of kids every year. While cows give birth to one calf a year, mother goats typically have twins, or even […]

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Redefining Your Ethical Food Choices

When Elated began, we were looking for a name that conveyed two concepts: 1) being a vegan is a joyful experience and 2) as consumers we have the power to save the lives of animals through conscientious food choices. So discovering that ‘Enhancing the Lives of Animals Through Ethical Decisions’ produces the acronym ‘ELATED’ was […]