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Use Your Christmas Shop to Support Animals in Need

Animal Defenders International Launch Appeal – You Can Support This Christmas For over 20 years now, Animal Defenders International (ADI) have been pushing for the abolition of animal circuses   In August 2018, ADI then made further plans involving the removal of the remaining circus animals in Guatemala. Two circuses with 18 tigers, two more…

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Who is Jordi Casamitjana?

As we near a historical hearing at the Employment Tribunal about the discrimination of ethical vegans, we find out more about the man behind this landmark case for veganism   You’ll likely have heard about Jordi Casamitjana and his legal case against the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS). Jordi claims that he was sacked by…

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Mushroom and Chicken-Style Burger

Ingredients 2 packets Fry’s Chicken-Style Burgers Olive oil for brushing 8 large mushrooms Pineapple, peeled and sliced A handful of baby spinach, to serve Vegan cheese Tomato, sliced For the pesto 20g (1 cup) fresh basil 25g (1 cup) wild rocket 40g (¼ cup) roasted cashews 35g (¼ cup) pine nuts 120ml (½ cup) olive…

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Vegan Life chats to artist and animal advocate, Vita Sleigh

Vegan Art

Artist Vita Sleigh explores how animal rights advocacy is inseparable from other social justice issues   I was lucky enough to be raised vegan. I always had a strong connection and empathy for animals, and my veganism was very special and important to me.   As I got older, I found that my views on…

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The Truth About British Pork and Animal Welfare

Millions of pounds are being spent on marketing campaigns to sell more pork in Britain, but the price paid by pigs is immeasurable At the end of April, new adverts for pork will hit our television screens, showing us all how easy it is to cook and prepare pulled pork in our own kitchens. This…

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Famous faces beg for an end to China’s Yulin dog meat festival

End Yulin Dog meat festival

Today marks the first day of horrific Yulin   As China’s cruel Yulin dog meat festival kicks off, actress Dame Judi Dench, and violinist Vanessa-Mae send out heart-felt messages of support for activists campaigning to bring an end to the festival.   The annual event, which sees thousands of dogs, as well as cats, beaten…

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The Agony Behind Angora

Fashion brands and clothing stores abandon cruel angora trade For those that haven’t seen one, angora rabbits are cute, small, fluffy creatures. But, (perhaps regrettably) their wool is also known for its softness, silky texture, thin fibres, and what knitters refer to as a halo (fluffiness). This means that it has long been desirable for…

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This World Environment Day, we want #MoreTreesPlease

Today marks World Environment Day 2019 – with the theme of beating air pollution   For those of you that are unsure, World Environment Day began in 1974, organised by the United Nations. The day, designated June 5th, seeks to encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment.   Since it began, the event…

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The Yoga Journey

The subtle link between yoga and veganism. By Sharda ten Hove When I was 10-years-old I saw a documentary about modern animal farming. It was the last time I ever ate meat. From that day onwards I did not look at a hamburger as a piece of meat but I saw the naked truth: a…

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Activist Burnout

Top tips for dealing with the stress of the struggle. By Sally Thompson Spreading compassion is no easy task on the soul. It can be physically, mentally and emotionally demanding – sometimes all at once. So it’s really important that we take time now and again to replenish, re-energise and re-assess in order to keep…

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Pulling the Wool Over Our Eyes

The wool industry is a long way from cruelty–free Imagine the headlines: an undercover reporter discovers that there is an industry that routinely cuts off parts of dogs without anaesthetic, leaving gaping wounds. Imagine what would happen if we discovered that somewhere in the world, cats were being farmed for their fur, shaved by rough,…

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Meet Meg Mathews

A rock’n’roll socialite who wouldn’t harm a fly Fashion–setting celebrity Meg Mathews gives her time to act as one of PETA’s campaigning ambassadors, and recently created a range of vegan handbags in conjunction with Wilby Clutch. Vegan Life asked her about her personal vegan principles. Meg, what kind of relationship do you have with food…

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