Yvonne Taylor

Entries by Yvonne Taylor

Cheltenham Festival: Racing to Their Deaths

(1) Comments | Posted 14 March 2012 | (23:00)

Three horses died in the opening hours of the Cheltenham Festival, and more are sure to follow. How many horses must perish before horse-racing is put out to pasture once and for all? More than 400 horses die in racing in the UK every year. Surely we have evolved enough...

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Crufts - A Parade of Genetic Freaks

(55) Comments | Posted 6 March 2012 | (23:00)

This week sees the woeful return of Crufts, Britain's annual genetic-mutant pageant. The entrants in this sad spectacle would not be out of place in a Victorian freak show - except that they're dogs. The unfortunate canines paraded around the ring have been bred to impress judges at Crufts at...

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Ethically Opposed to Veal? Then Dump Dairy

(89) Comments | Posted 24 February 2012 | (23:00)

When I saw Rachel Wilson-Couch's piece about vegetarians who eat veal, I naturally assumed she was being alliteratively tongue-in-cheek. No one with a conscience would eat the bodies of calves who spend their short lives in misery. In fact, veal is often what prompts people to switch to...

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