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

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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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Israel’s Animal Rights

We are paying a visit to Israel today to take a look at their current animal rights situation. In 2017, Israel hosted the biggest animal rights march the world has ever seen. It was organised and sponsored by various animal rights organisations including Vegan Friendly – an Israeli based non-profit animal rights group whose logo…

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The Airlines Shipping Monkeys to their Death

No matter what our reasons for flying, be it for business or pleasure, air travel has become an integral mode of transport for many us.  It is particularly relevant now summer is here and many of us will be jetting off on our holidays. However, what the majority of us don’t realise is that air…

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Taking Care of Animals this Summer

We are all feeling the heat at the moment as Britain is experiencing the longest heatwave recorded in 42 years. While some of us may be enjoying the sunny weather, we need to spare a thought for the wildlife out there that may be really suffering in this spell of intense heat. So here are…

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Potential Breakthrough in the Fight Against Animal Testing

Cruelty Free International – the leading charity against animal testing – have introduced a new pilot scheme that could be the beginning of the end when it comes to animal testing in China. As it stands, China currently have certain rules and regulations that means all cosmetic items that enter their country, have to be…

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Vegan Celebrities – Fighting the Good Fight

Last week we spoke about the rise in vegan and plant based athletes. This week, we are taking a look at vegan celebrities and how they use their fame and celebrity status in motivational ways. The thing about celebrities is it’s that they are listened to. They inspire people of all ages to achieve dreams…

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Morrisons Reintroduces Paper Grocery Bags to Replace Single-Use Plastic

UK supermarket Morrisons has reintroduced paper grocery bags to replace plastic, in efforts to tackle the problem of single-use plastic. The paper bags will be available for customers to use for fresh fruit and vegetables, and customers are encouraged to bring in their own containers for other delicatessen counters in stores. The supermarket have said…

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