The Year of the Goat-Livestock and livelihoods in 2017

Staff writer Máirín-Rua Ní Aodha speaks to Boaz Abraham, a vet and spokesperson for Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany about the role of livestock globally. There are over 1 billion goats in the world today. In Africa, that means there are over 14,000 goats for one lion. Goats, cattle, sheep and fowl play an essential role in sustaining communities all over the continent, where people rely … Continue reading The Year of the Goat-Livestock and livelihoods in 2017

C’est la Vegan

Sorcha Lanigan dispels the myth of the lute playing vegan For some, veganism is a decision made to benefit personal and ethical beliefs, and for others it’s more of a self­congratulatory label that people are quick to roll their eyes at. The old joke: “how do you know if someone is a vegan? Don’t worry, they’ll f**king tell you,” is something a friend says she … Continue reading C’est la Vegan

Go Veggie this National Vegetarian Week

With National Vegetarian Week upon us, Ellen Desmond gives some tips for anyone interested in quitting carnivorism  This week sees Ireland attempt to give vegetarianism some much needed press time. Being a strict vegetarian in Ireland is sometimes difficult, especially at the beginning, and even more so for a student. If you’re unprepared you’ll find that avoiding meat won’t automatically fit in with the culture … Continue reading Go Veggie this National Vegetarian Week