pork

Millions of pounds are being spent on marketing campaigns to sell more pork in Britain, but the price paid by pigs is immeasurable     At the end of April [2015], new adverts for pork will hit our television screens, showing us all how easy it is to cook and prepare pulled pork in our…

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Shola Arewa

Wellness coach and raw vegan Shola Arewa talks about an experience that turned her against meat and her journey to raw living   There is nothing quite like seeing an animal cut in half the ‘wrong way’ to make you reconsider your eating habits. I suppose most of us have seen animals cut in half…

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Born Free Foundation

Will Travers OBE, president of the Born Free Foundation and Born Free USA, talks to Maria Slough about respect for animals   Will Travers is an internationally renowned wildlife expert and president of the Born Free Foundation and Born Free USA – a global charity that works to stop individual wildlife animal suffering, protect threatened…

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First Hedgehog Housing Census Launches 1

Earlier this week, the first National Hedgehog Census was launched by Hedgehog Street. Hedgehog Street is a campaign set up by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES). The aim of Hedgehog Street is to help combat declining hedgehog populations thought to be a result of loss of hedgerows…

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Rachel Elizabeth: Summer Vegan Travels 2

Rachel Elizabeth, guest blogger for Vegan Life, visits Nice and Vienna to see what these places have to offer travelling vegans   Rachel’s first blog entry detailed her outreach work in Leicester. This month she visits Nice and Vienna to see what these places have to offer travelling vegans.   Vegans, Vienna Waits For You!  …

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These Frogs are Hitching A Ride On Water Buffaloes 3

A new study has found a mutually beneficial relationship between large mammals and amphibians for the first time. Researchers spotted marsh frogs, Pelophylax ridibundu, riding on the back of water buffaloes in the Kizilirmak Delta in northern Turkey. There are several well documented examples of mutually beneficial relationships (known as mutualism) in nature. For example,…

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Vegan Batman 5

Batman-esque light projections in the US are spreading the vegan message. The words vegan and batman together in a sentence are not an entirely likely combination, but the light projection project is more than a little reminiscent of the much loved comic book character. A light projector is displaying messages on building surfaces in the…

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Impossible Foods: The Agonizing Dilemma Of Animal Testing 7

Pat Brown, CEO and Founder of Impossible Foods has released a statement after increasing pressure from the vegan and vegetarian communities. Last week, we reported that the company behind the plant based, bleeding Impossible Burger tested a key ingredient on animals to adhere to food safety standards. In their IF Safety and Transparency document the company said:…

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Vegan Artist Preston M. Smith On Turning Negativity To Creativity 8

Los Angles vegan artist Preston M. Smith (PMS) stars in a new documentary short called Negativity To Creativity. The short is directed by Antonio Lugo-Ponce. In the documentary PMS discusses success, self-worth and resilience as well as showing the process he uses to create artwork. His new creations, called the Garbage Collection, sees the artist…

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Ivy League Universities Order Most Vegetarian and Vegan Meals 11

Students at Ivy League Universities are more likely to order vegetarian and vegan dinners than other universities, according to Grubhub — a food delivery service. Topping the list is Yale University, Connecticut, with students attending this top ten ranked institution being 130 per cent more likely to order vegetarian or vegan food than students at…

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English Slaughterhouses To Install CCTV Says Gove 12

Michael Gove has announced that CCTV will soon be mandatory in slaughterhouses across England in government plans to improve animal welfare standards. The cameras will cover all areas which hold live animals and the FSA veterinary professionals will have access to the footage. Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, says that the implementation of CCTV in…

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eggs

700,000 eggs sent to the UK from the Netherlands are suspected to include trace amounts of the insecticide fipronil, which is harmful to humans. Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany have withdrawn thousands of eggs from supermarkets and processed foods containing eggs in the UK have been removed from Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, Waitrose and ASDA. The Food…

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