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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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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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National Trust bans trail hunting at Kingston Lacy

The National Trust has banned a hunt from its Kingston Lacy estate after reports that a fox was killed in January. The charity has said that trail hunt licences for the Portman Hunt have been withdrawn for the rest of the season, with a spokeperson for hunt saying it had not breached the terms of…

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UK Government urged to ban cages for farmed animals

A campaign spearheaded by vegan actor Peter Egan is urging the UK government to ditch cages for farmed animals because cages restrict animals from displaying their natural behaviour. Egan shared the campaign on Twitter urging his 56,000 followers to sign a petition to end the use of cages for farmed animals. The petition on the…

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Pope Francis responds to request to go vegan for Lent

With Lent underway, Pope Francis has responded to the plea from vegan activist Genesis Butler for him to go vegan during the 40 day period. The campaign for him to go vegan was for him to display leadership by sharing the benefits of the vegan lifestyle, and more importantly, raise awareness of the environmental benefits…

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Vegan activist James Aspey running for office in Australia

Australian animal rights activist, James Aspey is running for office in New South Wales in the forthcoming March election. He will standing as a candidate for the Animal Justice Party (AJP), which was officially recognised as a political party in 2011. Aspey is running at the AJP candidate for the Heathcote seat. Sharing the news…

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H.O.P.E The Project launch new Plant Power Stories featuring D Anthony Evans

Vegan advocacy film, H.O.P.E The Project, has launched a new series of short films, showcasing vegan stories. H.O.P.E What You Eat Matters is a documentary about how a typical western diet affects our health, exposing the truth behind the environmental problems associated with it. H.O.P.E The Project ties in with the film, with the initials…

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Award-winning vegan documentary, 73 Cows to be shown at European Parliament

BAFTA award-winning documentary, 73 Cows, is going to be shown at the European Parliament next month to encourage change in the EU agricultural policy. In the documentary, farmer Jay Wilde discusses his moral struggle and sends the cows to Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norfolk, as opposed to sending them to slaughter, as he previously would’ve…

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New award-winning short film makes people consider their food choices

A new film has been created to make non-vegans, specifically meat eaters, consider their dietary choices. As vegans, killing an animal for food simply isn’t an option, no matter who kills it, no animal is worth dying for the sake of food. But, for the meat-eaters out there, could you kill an animal for your…

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Vegan activist arranges meeting with senior priest to help the Pope go vegan

Pope Francis

Vegan activist, Genesis Butler has made headlines recently for her participation in the Million Dollar Vegan campaign. The campaign has offered $1m to a charity chosen by Pope Francis, providing he goes vegan for Lent. The campaign includes a petition, signed by over 55,000 people, which Genesis has taken with her to the Vatican City.…

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