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Animal Defenders International Raise Awareness of Primates Used in Animal Testing

Archive for August 2018

Animal Defenders International Raise Awareness of Primates Used in Animal Testing

In light of International Primate Day on September 1st, Animal Defenders International (ADI) are releasing shocking video footage of the suffering primates are put through at animal testing labs in the Netherlands, before the experiments even begin. ADI’s purpose of sharing this footage is to increase awareness of the barbaric actions carried out on primates.…

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Over Half of Summer Vegan Pledge Participants Choosing to Remain Vegan

Animal Aid’s Summer Vegan Pledge campaign has seen huge success, with over half of the participants choosing to stay vegan – 53 per cent of those who took part in the 30-day challenge in June are permanently switching to the lifestyle. This was the most successful pledge initiative that Animal Aid has led, with over…

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British Library Goes Vegan for the Day

The British Library is going vegan for the day tomorrow, 30th August. All of the food and drinks offered on the menu in the Kings Library Café will be vegan, embracing the lifestyle. Food on the menu includes mock chicken katsu curry, Caribbean jerk tofu and pandan panna cotta. Soya milk will be used in…

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New Bill Aims to End Animal Testing for Cosmetics in Colombia

A new bill which seeks to end testing on animals for cosmetics will be presented in the Colombian Congress on Wednesday 29th August. Backed by Animal Defenders International (ADI), the ban would see Colombia join 40 countries around the world that already have similar bans in place. Jan Creamer, president of ADI, said: “Colombia is…

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UK Supermarket Iceland Commit to Vegan Labeling

Frozen food retailer Iceland has become the latest supermarket to commit to vegan labelling on its own-brand products, following a campaign by Animal Aid. The #MarkItVegan campaign was introduced in 2016, calling on supermarkets to label their vegan-friendly products – this could be through the phrase ‘suitable for vegans’ or by using a logo, for…

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Stella McCartney Launches Sustainable Collection with Adidas

Vegan designer Stella McCartney has launched a new collection with Adidas, which is made from recycled materials. McCartney has previously worked on sustainable fashion ranges, drawing attention to the environment through her work. Decorated in the print of endangered animals, the collection also draws on species which are fading fast, and a reminder to our…

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Government Backs Ban on Third-Party Pet Sales

The UK government have backed a ban on the sale of kittens and puppies by third party sellers. The campaign, otherwise known as Lucy’s Law, is striving towards a ban on pet shops, backstreet breeders and puppy farms. Theresa May announced in December that the government would crack down on puppy farms, amongst the new…

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Dirty BBQ Burger Patties

Ingredients (about 2-4 patties): 200ml (3/4 cup + 1tbsp) pasta sauce/tomato sauce 100g (1 cup) textured vegetable protein (TVP/dried soya mince) ½ tsp mixed herbs ½ tsp onion powder ½ tsp garlic salt 1 tsp smoked paprika 60ml (1/4 cup) water 40g (1/4 cup) gluten-free flour 3 tbsp nutritional yeast 2 tbsp BBQ sauce salt…

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Vegan Shakshuka

Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil Salt and pepper 2 red peppers sliced 1 aubergine cut into cubes 2 cans Mr Organic tomatoes 2 tbsp olive oil 4 cloves garlic sliced 1 tsp cumin seeds Pinch chilli flakes 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp sea salt Twist black pepper Handful coriander Optional extra add ins; olives,…

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Sunflower Seed Milk

This luxurious creamy milk made with organic seeds has a rich nutty flavour. Perfect on its own or added to a beverage.   Ingredients:  140g (1 cup) raw, organic sunflower seeds (we used Suma), soaked overnight 3 cups water Pinch of sea salt Small pinch organic powdered vanilla (optional)   Method:  Drain and rinse the…

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