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Record-breaking numbers sign up for Veganuary

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Record-breaking numbers sign up for Veganuary

2019 has arrived, and in light of tradition, people the world over are making New Year’s resolutions   In attempt to improve their health and well-being for the year ahead, many people opt for Dry January, but this year, signing up to Veganuary, the pledge to go vegan for a month, is proving to be…

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Taking on Dry January? The best vegan-friendly drinks to try this month

For many years alcohol-free drinks were few and far between, often the only options available were limited to J2O and Becks Blue. There was perhaps the view that these non-alcoholic drinks were more of a necessity rather than something people actually enjoyed drinking. The token offering to appease a nominated driver that somehow made up…

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Spare a thought for reindeer this Christmas

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 sky on his sleigh pop to mind. Christmas is a time…

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Viva! Urges Consumers to End Turkey Suffering at Christmas

In the lead up to Christmas, vegan charity, Viva! (viva.org), is visiting several cities around the UK, prompting consumers to ditch turkey meat this year, and raise awareness of the cruelty involved in preparing their Christmas dinner. The outreach events are scheduled to take place in Leicester, Southampton and Swansea, with free vegan turkey-style samples…

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What Can You Give This Christmas?

In 1843 Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was published. This book is arguably Dickens’ best known novel and it really has stood the test of time, being reproduced in popular media and film countless times including the unforgettable A Muppet Christmas Carol. If you don’t know the story, A Christmas Carol details the transformation of…

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Veganuary 2019 kicks off with a call on UK parliament to try vegan this January

There’s not long left of 2018, and ahead of January, important ‘try vegan’ charity, Veganuary, are starting to unveil their campaigns for the month     Over the years, more than 250,000 people from an astounding 193 different countries have tried the month-long vegan pledge. Excitingly, Veganuary predict that by the end of January 2019,…

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Iceland make waves with banned palm oil advert

By now, you’ll have seen the recently banned Iceland advert, drawing attention to the issue of palm oil.   The advert focuses on the destruction its production causes to rainforests, and the effects this has on orangutans. But long before the advert came to light, palm oil has been a huge environmental issue. We take…

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Ten Ways to Keep Animals Safe and Happy on Bonfire Night

Remember, remember the 5th of November – but don’t forget your animal friends   Every autumn, people in their thousands wrap-up warm and step out into the night to marvel at gasp-worthy firework displays. Although we’re aware that fireworks are for pleasure, and are (for the most part) not dangerous, animals have no way of…

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Happy World Vegan Day!

Today is a day for vegans worldwide to rejoice in their values and on the ever-increasing number of people cutting out meat in their diets. Here at Vegan Life, we thought we’d take a moment to present you with some newly found figures worth celebrating.     Veganism has jumped leaps and bounds in the…

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The History of World Vegan Day

With World Vegan Day on the horizon (Thursday November 1st) and an increasing number of people switching to veganism, it’s a good idea to throw back to the origins of the event, the term ‘veganism’, and The Vegan Society.   What is World Vegan Day? Around the globe, World Vegan Day is celebrated through seminars,…

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Vegan Myths: Avocados aren’t vegan

If you haven’t heard the ‘news’ that’s been circulating the vegan network and social media, it’s likely that you will stumble across it soon.   The recent hiatus has been focused mostly on the millennial-favourite, the avocado, but has also condemned almonds, kiwis, and several other fruits and vegetables, claiming that they are not vegan.…

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PETA places advert at cheese competition

On October 20th, the World Cheese Dip Championship was held in Arkansas in the U.S., where it – ironically – set out to raise funds for the Harmony Health Clinic. During the fundraiser, pro-vegan adverts were placed by vegan charity PETA, on bus shelters near the event’s venue (the Clinton Presidential Center), and at multiple…

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