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Celebrities urge people to go vegan this coming summer

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Celebrities urge people to go vegan this coming summer

Rachel Riley, Peter Egan, and Jasmine Harman are among celebs backing the Summer Vegan Pledge   Every year, Animal Aid runs a vegan pledge initiative to encourage those who are not vegan to give it a try – the Summer Vegan Pledge. It’s a 30-day vegan challenge that takes place throughout June.   Countdown star, Rachel…

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Bryan Adams acts as human shield to save whale

Vegan hero   Canadian singer-songwriter, author, and dedicated vegan, Bryan Adams recently committed a selfless act that has warmed people the world round.   After he witnessed hunters going after a whale in the waters of Mustique (a private island in the Caribbean’s Saint Vincent and the Grenadines), he paddled out to the whale on…

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Vegan Charity Viva! Bring Back MooFree May (and you can take part)

Moo Free May

Following the success of their 2018 MooFree May initiative, the vegan charity Viva! are back for another month of action. Viva! wants to educate the public about the health, animal welfare and environmental motivations for going dairy-free, using social media and outreach events as a way of getting the message out there.  Their campaign aims…

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There is a Better Way

Millions of animals are subjected to experiments every year, but top researchers say curing cancer in mice isn’t helping humans Last year, in the UK alone, 4.12 million scientific procedures were conducted, using 4.02 million animals. The vast majority (82%) of the experiments were on rodents, but the figures also include 3,554 dogs, 109 cats,…

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Standing Up For Animals

Comedian Sara Pascoe enjoys defying expectations about vegans Chances are you’ll have seen Sara Pascoe on telly. If you didn’t catch her on Never Mind the Buzzcocks Christmas Special, or on QI (which she won), maybe you remember her being blasted by Peter Capaldi in The Thick of It, or sucking up to Jessica Hynes…

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How Veganism Changed My Life

how veganism changed my life

Within two months of marrying, my husband and I rescued a dog. This may not seem significant (although my husband was terrified of dogs), but it turned out that Janie, the Boston Terrier we rescued from a puppy farm in Ohio, would be a significant influence on our path toward veganism. I was raised in…

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Queen of the Extreme

Marathon runner Fiona Oakes is literally going to extremes to spread the vegan message Despite a punishing schedule of races, elite athlete Fiona Oakes never misses an opportunity to talk about her ethical vegan diet. 2012 saw her face the challenge of the Marathon des Sables for the first time, shrugging off 50 degree heat…

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Bravura Foods co-founder to walk on fire for animals

The activist with a fire in her belly – and beneath her feet       Vegan spokesperson and co-founder of Bravura Foods, Lisa Gawthorne, has always been passionate and public about spreading the vegan word and protecting animals.   Now, Lisa has taken her activism to the next level, by agreeing to complete a…

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Plant-based pop-ups join forces to create ‘Palestinian dumplings’

Starting from Friday 5th April, vegan Palestinian pop-up What the Fattoush? and vegan Chinese pop-up Phung Kay are coming together to present the culinary adventurous with ‘Palestinian dumplings’.   For one month only, Londoner’s can sample the exclusive dish at What the Fattoush?’s pop-ups. Find them at Hornbeam in Walthamstow between 5-27th April, and in…

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China begins the shift away from animal testing

From January 2020, new non-animal tests will go ahead in China, and will be the preferred method for future cosmetics testing   So far, two innovative non-animal methods have received approval, and these include the direct peptide reaction assay for skin sensitisation, and the short-time exposure assay for eye irritation.   The step towards cruelty-free…

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Scottish butcher goes vegan for ethical beliefs

Brian Kavanagh, a former butcher, has shared his story of switching to a vegan lifestyle with the BBC and has started working for a vegan meat brand. Brian decided to switch to a vegan life after watching the Earthlings documentary and was influenced by his wife’s choice to be vegan. He kept his choice to…

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Iceland’s palm oil advert chosen as the most effective ad of 2018

UK supermarket Iceland, released an advert in 2018 looking at the deforestation of orangutan habitats for palm oil, having previously pledged to remove it from their own-brand products. The advert was banned from national television, but picked up a huge amount of attention, not only because it was refused air time on TV, but also…

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