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Interview With Jonny Meah (Inside The Tanks)

Archive for July 2017

Interview With Jonny Meah (Inside The Tanks)

Vegan Life spoke to Jonny Meah, the director of Inside the Tanks, about why he made the documentary, what he thinks about Marineland and what shocked him most about making Inside the Tanks. What drove you to make the documentary? I’ve always been fascinated with whales and dolphins from a young child and I think…

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Bali dog trade banned

Bali

The island of Bali has banned the sale of dog meat in a move which will be seen as a victory for animal activists across the world. The Balinese government made the announcement after the efforts of animal rights organisation Animals Australia. Last month, Animals Australia — a not-for-profit group — launched an investigation into…

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80% Unaware Animal Agriculture Contributes To Climate Change

A staggering four out of every five British people don’t know that the farming of animals such as cows and sheep is a key contributor to climate change. This comes according to The Vegan Society, who conducted a survey of 2,000 adults. Only one fifth of those who took part were aware that animal agriculture…

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Poetry: Hannah Gregus

I wish more than anything, I could have taken you from that truck.  To quench your thirst and heal your wounds, To somehow change your luck. Your innocent eyes still haunt me, Such despair inside that machine. -despair inside the imagine So I made you a promise that fateful day, -I made a promise to…

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Brexit Could Lower Britain’s Animal Welfare Standards

A House of Lords report has warned that food producers in the UK could be forced to accept an influx of lower-standard, cheaper foods as part of the trade deals which will accompany Brexit. The Department of Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) have insisted that any trade deals which come about as a result of…

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Rachel Elizabeth: Vegan Outreach — Planting Seeds In Leicester

Rachel Elizabeth talks about how Vegan Outreach makes conversations happen within the Leicester Vegan Community.   For a long time I had avoided getting involved in vegan outreach purely because I was afraid of the backlash and negativity. I assumed it would be a continuous tirade of abuse from defensive carnivores and the only saving…

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Go Vegan World Ad Not Misleading ASA Rules

Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled in favour of the Go Vegan World campaign, finding that the advert is not misleading, as was claimed by complainants. The advert, which was featured in the Sunday Telegraph in February, received seven complaints challenging the wording including the headline: “humane milk is a myth”. The complaints, some of…

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Quorn Sales Grow After Increase In Flexitarians

Quorn Foods, who make meat substitutes from fungus, are investing £150 million into their production line following an “unprecedented” boom in sales. The company claim that their growth in sales in the first half of 2017 is down to an increase in the number of ‘flexitarians’. Sales of Quorn products have increased by a massive…

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Washington Redskins O-Line Players Turn Vegan

Trent Williams, a 320-pound left tackle for the American Football team the Washington Redskins, has adopted a vegan diet after watching What the Health. July is the offseason for NFL players but that doesn’t mean that they stop working. Training is a huge component of the offseason for players in this competitive league and the…

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Xanda Killed By Trophy Hunters

Cecil the Lion’s son, Xanda, has been killed by a Trophy hunter in Zimbabwe just two years after Cecil was killed, causing a global outcry. Unfortunately, the practice is still legal. Xander was killed just outside the Hwange National Park and was wearing an electronic collar to monitor his movements. Zimbabwean private hunter Richard Cooke…

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Cambridge Archaeologist and Author Goes Vegan

Dr Pía Spry-Marqués, originally from Spain, has joined the growing number of people choosing to eliminate animal products from their diets. After researching the relationship between humans and pigs for her book, she decided to go vegan. Dr Spry-Marqués has immersed herself in the history of pork as research for her book named Pig/Pork: Archaeology,…

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