Vegan pre-school set to open 1

A new pre-school is being opened in the US, with the aim of teaching children from a young age the values of kindness to others, in addition to providing vegan-friendly lunches for students. The Cincinnati school was born out of the need for a school which incorporated a holistic educational experience which is able to…

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Badger anti-cull protest in Malvern 2

Last Friday, campaigners staged an anti-cull protest outside the Three Counties Show in Malvern. The Three Counties Show is the Midland’s largest country show with just under one hundred thousand visitors per annum. The show focuses on agriculture and is the largest livestock and equine show in the UK. The campaigners carried banners and distributed…

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What the Health is released on Netflix 3

What the Health, from the makers of Cowspiracy, has been released on Netflix today. The film has been executively produced by Joaquin Phoenix, a vegan actor, producer and activist, and follows Kip Andersen as he explores the relationship between diet and health. Kip Anderson and, co-director, Keegan Kuhn’s follow up to Cowspiracy is just as…

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Harrison Ford and Betty White recognised for conservation at Smithsonian 4

In September, Harrison Ford and Betty White will be presented with the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal. The medal, established in 1965, is given to people who have made distinguished advancement to areas of interest to the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. Last year the medal was presented to Jeff Bezos — an American technology entrepreneur —…

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Asda worker convinces supermarket to sell vegan products in café 5

Henry Hutchings has convinced his bosses to introduce a wider range of vegan options in the ASDA express diner where he works in North Hykeham, Lincoln. The diner’s offerings were mostly meat-based with vegan options limited to onion rings, French fries, hash browns or the vegan staple — jacket potato and beans. Hutchings, a vegan…

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Leigh Sanders and the Art of Compassion 6

Vegan Life talks to Leigh Sanders, organiser of the Art of Compassion project, which showcases artists who are spreading the vegan message     Over the years, vegan art has blossomed into a rapidly expanding community, with an abundance of artists producing powerful pieces depicting the harsh reality of slaughter and promoting veganism. After becoming…

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EU bans dairy style names from purely plant-based products 12

Vegan dairy alternative products have been prohibited from using the words ‘milk’, ‘cream’, ‘butter’, ‘cheese’ or ‘yoghurt’, which are now reserved by EU law for animal products. This will have an impact on companies which use terms like ‘nut milk’, ‘vegan cheese’ or ‘soya cream’. There are some exemptions to the ruling including peanut butter,…

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Chicken farm workers face charges as cruel video goes viral 13

A graphic video shared by Mercy for Animals shows farm workers throwing and hitting chickens whilst appearing to make jokes at the expense of the animals. The video was filmed undercover and has been shared hundreds of times on social media. The video shows one worker trying to rip a live chicken in half and…

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saving battery hens louise fields emma billington m62 crash

Louise Fields and her partner Emma Billington were first on the scene at the recent horrific M62 crash involving a truck full of battery hens   We woke up at about four o’clock in the morning with a bang. I got up and opened the window – and all I could hear was chickens screaming.…

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Ocean Warriors: Sea Shepherd on Marine Conservation 15

  We talk to marine conservation charity Sea Shepherd about working towards ending the destruction of habitats and the slaughter of wildlife     Not many charities would use a skull and cross bone for their logo. But then there are a lot of things Sea Shepherd does differently to everyone else. With stories about…

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Marinated Tofu Sandwich

Make a delicious and satisfying vegan lunch with this recipe for a marinated tofu sandwich, loaded with fillings Serves 2   Ingredients For the Tofu 350g (1½ cups) extra firm tofu cut into 8 slices 1 tsp liquid smoke 130ml (½ cup) vegetable stock 1 tbsp tamari 1 tsp maple syrup 1 tsp water For…

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The Vegan Fashion Forecast 17

Finding animal cruelty-free brands that are fashion-forward and don’t come with a hefty price tag can seem difficult. Sadly, as vegans, we don’t always have the luxury of going to local high streets and being able to kit ourselves, laptop or even our beauty products out with cool, animal-friendly attire. Realistically, unless you know your…

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