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Iceland make waves with banned palm oil advert

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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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Booktivism: Elena Jenkins

Elena Jenkins explains how her book, Veganism: Your Questions, Answered, can help transitioning vegans. We’ve all been there; rolled our eyes at questions about protein, smiled politely while a non-vegan proclaims their love for bacon, been there, done that, got the vegan t-shirt. Like it or lump it, being asked questions is something you sign up…

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Charcoal – What is meant by ‘Activated’ and ‘Natural’

Charcoal comes in two forms, natural and activated. ‘Activated’ charcoal is made when the raw material (usually nut shells) goes through a forced process where it is carbonised at temperatures up to 12000C and acid washed to produce a friable, very fine powder.  This is called a super-adsorbent.  This type of charcoal does not occur…

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Armed With Compassion – My Vegan Tattoos

By Chantelle Leach I have a confession. I used to hate tattoos. But, I also used to enjoy Foie Gras; things change. Not only am I now vegan (so Fois Gras is definitely off the menu), I am also covered in tattoos, and not only that, my tattoos are vegan. I don’t just mean the…

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The Rise in Ethical Fashion

We are starting to see an ethical shift occurring on planet earth. Not just with the food choices we are making, but with our fashion choices too. Fast fashion has become quite an environmentally destructive affair with unethically produced clothing items and accessories littering high street shops everywhere. Thankfully, we are finally starting to see…

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Vegan Food Banks

2018 has seen a 13 per cent increase in the use of food banks, with 13 million people in the UK living below the poverty line. This is largely due to people either having a low income or their benefits have been delayed or changed. Food banks are the only means of support some people…

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