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Er worden half miljard dieren in Nederland geslacht per jaar! De meeste van hen hebben ook nog een verschrikkelijk leven. Hun baby’s worden heel vroeg afgepakt, ze mogen geen contact hebben met vrienden en komen niet naar buiten. Terwijl veel dierensoorten heel sociaal en intelligent zijn, zoals de varkentjes hierboven (de foto is uit het boek Homo Deus van Yuval Noah Harari).

Zoveel varkens en koeien zorgen ook voor heel veel broeikasgassen. Zoveel vlees hebben we helemaal niet nodig. Zoveel dierenleed!


We are a family from Amsterdam who moved to Antwerp to homeschool our gifted son because homeschooling is illegal in The Netherlands. The blog, started in March 2016, was originally created to register our homeschooling experiences, mainly about our son and later also about his little sister as she gets older. Over the years, however, most of my entries have gravitated towards exploring together with Simon as he has developed an insatiable passion for programming, math and science. We have continued to expose him to a great variety of subjects: he has been learning piano and Chinese since age four, has been taking private lessons in French since we homeschool, he likes swimming. Yet it looks like math (and in a broader sense - patterns and systems) is his true calling. He has been teaching himself programming, machine learning, math and physics in a very disciplined, devoted fashion, and has already impressed several professionals with his depth, determination and perseverance. To learn more about Simon also check out his website Simon's younger sister Neva also has her own blog at where she is mainly planning to write about her concerns around plastic pollution and climate change.

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