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Cruelty-Free and Vegan Cosmetics Gaining Momentum Worldwide

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Cruelty-Free and Vegan Cosmetics Gaining Momentum Worldwide

A cruelty-free cosmetics bill could be passed in Canada after legislation in was proposed by Canadian Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen back in December 2015. The bill is now in the hands of the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. This new bill would aim to amend the food and Drugs Act to protect…

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WIN a Superfood Hamper from Indigo Herbs

Enter this month’s competition to WIN 1 of 5 Superfood hampers from Indigo Herbs This month, Indigo Herbs is giving away 5 of ‘It’s a Vegan Life’ superfood hampers, each worth just over £50. Make your own purest, darkest, vegan, gluten-free chocolate, chia puddings, superfood smoothies and pamper yourself with herbal tea & aromatherapy! Each…

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Yogi Grandmother Goes Vegan Three Weeks Before Her 96th Birthday

Anne Fraser who lives in Ohio adopted the vegan lifestyle three weeks before her 96th birthday, proving it’s never too late to make the change. She was encouraged by her granddaughter when she was 91 to become vegetarian to help recover from a hip operation, and has now changed to a vegan diet.   Speaking…

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Crispy Mock Duck Pancakes

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Satisfy your takeaway cravings with this recipe for crispy meat-free duck pancakes served with hoisin sauce. Serves 2-3   Ingredients 280g (13/4 cups) gluten mock duck, well rinsed 4 tbsp hoisin sauce (see below or use readymade) 6 spring onions, trimmed ½ cucumber 10 Chinese-style pancakes, frozen 2 tbsp plum sauce (optional)   To make…

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Harvey Nichols Adds Vegan Menu to Their Restaurants

Luxury department store Harvey Nichols has added a vegan menu to their restaurants in their UK stores, following the announcement of an event with vegan chef Gaz Oakley. The new menus will be in Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Leeds and several London locations. The menu will differ slightly in each restaurant; however some of the…

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Joey Carbstrong – From Crime to Compassion (Preview)

Vegan Life talks to activist Joey Carbstrong on his early life in Australia and how veganism turned his life around.   Joey Carbstrong is exactly what you expect him to be. Bright, intelligent eyes with a fiery determination — he is a force to be reckoned with. It is not surprising to me that Joey…

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K-9 Angels’ Victoria Eisermann on Challenging Yourself

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K-9 Angels’ Victoria Eisermann discusses how vegan athletes such as Fiona Oakes have inspired her own philanthropic challenges   Every year I take on a personal challenge to raise funds for my charity K-9 Angels. It’s usually something quite extreme in the hope it catches people’s imagination and we can get some donations for dogs…

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Goodfella’s Launching New Frozen Vegan Pizza, Available in March 2018

Frozen pizza brand Goodfella’s are launching a new vegan pizza, and will be available in the mainstream supermarkets. The pizza is topped with falafel, red peppers, spinach, white onion, spicy harissa sauce and a hummus drizzle, and is approved by the Vegan Society.   The new pizza is the first mass-market frozen product of its…

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Scottish High School Students Prepare Deceased Pheasants For Fajitas

A Scottish high school has posted on their social media page showing a class preparing pheasants to make fajitas from the meat. Many parents have criticised the school for this, although some parents have supported the school believing that the children are being taught a valuable lesson about where their food comes from.   Local…

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Fox in Focus

There are 12 species of fox and they are found on every continent on the world except Antarctica. Foxes can be found in all shapes and sizes from the tiny, white arctic fox to the red fox, also known as the urban fox. These omnivorous scavengers are so successful as a result of their ability…

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Kestrel in Focus

Kestrels (falco tinnunculus) are one of the best known, and best loved, birds of prey in the UK and are instantly recognisable by their unique ability to hover in situ above prey, their pointed wings and fanned tail feathers. Kestrels are the most common bird of prey in Europe, although it appears that the numbers…

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Water Vole in Focus

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Water voles (Arvicola terrestris) typically live along the banks of water bodies such as rivers, streams, ponds, lakes and marshes and are the UK’s fastest declining mammal. Signs that water voles may be populating an area include burrows in the riverbanks or piles of nibbled grass and stems, as water voles like to sit and…

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