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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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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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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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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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The Rise of Vegan Athletes

It is no secret that the interest in plant based diets is rising at an encouraging rate, with the health benefits of following a plant-based diet becoming truly apparent. It is no surprise therefore that world famous athletes are also cottoning on to this trend and following either a plant based diet or announcing that…

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Mercy for Animals – Nathan Runkle

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Mercy for Animals founder Nathan Runkle talks to Vegan Life about inspiring passion and improving the lives of farm animals   “Part autobiography, part hard-hitting exposé, and part action guide,” is how Nathan describes his new book to us. Nathan was on track to be a fifth-generation farmer before he founded Mercy For Animals. In…

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