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Access All Areas – Martin Dingle Wall

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Access All Areas – Martin Dingle Wall

Photographer Maria Slough catches up with Australian-born, LA-based actor Martin Dingle Wall   “Time is elastic,” Marty says and smiles. Ten years have passed since our paths last crossed, since we had shared time talking love, life and all things animals. When we last met we were, as now, both passionate about our work —…

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Stephen Balfour on the Power of Positive Feedback

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Stephen Balfour muses on different kinds of advocacy and the importance of providing positive feedback in the vegan community   In the dim and distant past I spent a few summers driving a taxi on Nantucket Island in the USA. If you’ve never heard of Nantucket, the Island was inspiration for the book Moby Dick…

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Vegan Comic Shappi Korsandi On I’m A Celebrity

Comic Shappi Korsandi has come out as vegan less than a month before she is due to head to the Jungle for I’m a Celebrity: Get Me Out Of Here. The popular ITV TV programme has been condemned by animal welfare activists in the past as contestants are regularly asked to eat animal products –…

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Three Course Vegan Christmas Menu Recipes

These delicious vegan-friendly recipes are sure to make any vegan smile this Christmas, as well as many non-vegans too. Give them a try! Red Cabbage and Orange Salad with Date and Olive Cigars Serves 6-8   For the ‘cigars’ (makes 8): Filo pastry (4 sheets) Rapeseed oil 20 black olives, stoned 3 dates, stoned ½…

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Hosting A Vegan This Christmas? The Vegan Society Has Your Back

Due to the ongoing rise in plant-based diets, it’s very likely that more people than ever will be eating vegan over the festive period this year. That means more people than ever hosting a vegan. If that thought fills you with dread – read on. I’ve got a few tips to ensure your Christmas dining…

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Independently Minded

Fat Gay Vegan on the importance of supporting independent vegan business   Vegan shoppers have never had it so good. If you had told me ten years ago that most major UK supermarkets would have entire fridges dedicated to plant-based dairy-free products, major stores in Australia housed entire sections to meat free food or that…

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Spare a Thought – The Exploitation of Reindeer

Vegan Life investigates the cruel exploitation of the beloved reindeer   For hundreds of years we have celebrated Christmas and there is a certain magic surrounding the end of December. Images of children making a snowman, Christmas trees dressed in gold and red sparkling in a window and, of course, Father Christmas flying through the…

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Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck at College: If We Can Do It, You Can, Too!

With the holiday season approaching, many of us understandably feel apprehensive about the impending stuffed turkeys, pork roasts, and everything-doused-in-butter dishes that appear on our families’ tables. It is the first year I am navigating these holidays as a vegan, so my friends in Vegetarian Club hosted a veg-friendly Thanksgiving potluck to ensure that we…

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Fry’s Country Roast with Cranberry and Chili Jam

Present the perfect meat alternative to your Christmas dinner with this Fry’s Country Roast served with Cranberry and Chili Jam Serves 5-7     Ingredients 1 Fry’s Soy and Quinoa Country Roast   For the Cranberry and Chili Jam: 40ml (21/2 tbsp) olive or coconut oil 5ml mustard seeds 1 bay leaf 1 red onion,…

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Interview with PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk – Preview

Vegan Life speaks with straight-talking PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk about approaching activism in different ways   Ingrid was born in Kingston on Thames and was inducted into compassionate living at a young age, helping her mother to roll bandages for lepers and stuff toys for orphans. Ingrid didn’t go vegan until she was in her early…

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Your Guide To Transitioning To A Vegan Lifestyle

By Leanne Jenna Know why you’re doing it, but don’t get too attached to that   People come to veganism for all sorts of different reasons. I initially became vegan because I felt passionately that I could no longer contribute to the harm inflicted on animals, while my partner initially became vegan for health reasons.…

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