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San Francisco Vote Unanimously to Ban Fur Sales in the City


San Francisco Vote Unanimously to Ban Fur Sales in the City

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to ban the sale of fur in the city, and the ban becomes effective in January 2019. Other countries and states have adopted similar bans on the import and sale of fur; however San Francisco is the first city to make a fur-free policy. The ban…

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Beyond Extinction with Vegan Author John Keeble

Author John Keeble explains how his new book, Beyond Extinction, tackles a future where humans are a species under threat. You can download your free copy of Beyond Extinction here. On your author bio it says that you are a lifelong vegetarian/vegan. When did you go vegan and can you tell us what triggered the…

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20 Tips for Budding Activists

By Sadie Cable When I first went vegan, I was completely focussed on the dietary changes. My decision to move to a vegan diet was initially purely for the animals, but there are a ton of other reasons why I continue to do it today. In those early vegan days when I was reading loads…

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Vanessa Hudson from The Animal Welfare Party

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Martin Whybrow meets Vanessa Hudson, leader of the UK’s only political party dedicated to improving the welfare of animals   There is no disguising the fact that the Animal Welfare Party (AWP) has an uphill struggle making a mark on UK politics. The country’s ‘first past the post’ electoral system is an almost insurmountable hurdle…

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Victoria Eisermann – “Be the Solution, Not the Problem”

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Victoria Eisermann, co-founder of K-9 Angels, writes for Vegan Life about the importance of spaying and neutering     Hamlet’s most famous soliloquy starts with: “To be or not to be? That is the question.” Even most who have never read Shakespeare would be able to recite this quotation. What Hamlet is really contemplating is…

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Anti-Fur Protesters Storm London Fashion Week Stage

Anti-fur protesters from the activist collective SURGE, a UK non-profit animal rights organisation, stormed the stage and protested alongside the models walking on the runway at London Fashion Week. The unnamed protester shouted ‘Shame on you. Shame on all of you,’ at all of those present in the room. The show that was gate-crashed by…

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This Year’s Must-See Vegan Documentaries

We’ve compiled together a list of this year’s must-see vegan documentaries, that each look at different areas of the food industry, animal agriculture and the issues that we face as a result of this. Environmental concerns are at the forefront of Eating Our Way To Extinction, the ethical problems of the food industry are the…

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Live Lobsters Sold on Amazon UK

Amazon UK has come under fire from animal rights advocates and PETA for selling live lobsters on their UK site, with calls to stop this practice. They are sold with the purpose to be boiled alive and eaten. Lobsters are often underestimated as crustaceans that are disposable and pain-resistant but in fact feel pain and…

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Animal Aid Investigation Leads to Slaughterhouse Conviction

Three employees and a former company director have pleaded guilty to the unnecessary suffering of animals at Bowood Yorkshire Lamb slaughterhouse in North Yorkshire. The case has been adjourned until March 2 when the defendants will be sentenced. This trial follows undercover filming by Animal Aid at the end of 2014, which revealed these incidences…

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Vegan Life Talks to Dina Aherne and Tyrina Davis

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We talk to campaigner Dina Aherne and artivist Tyrina Davis about the different ways in which they approach activism   Outreach work and campaigning is a great way to meet other vegans and feel part of the community. In the article we hear the stories of two people who approach activism in very different ways.…

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Kim Willis on Improving the Lives of Donkeys in Pakistan

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Kim Willis reports for Vegan Life about how animal welfare experts at the Brooke are improving the lives of donkeys in Pakistan   Donkeys are used for manual labour in developing countries because they work until they collapse. To understand why Pakistan’s poorest mining communities overwork their donkeys, you have to first understand the situation…

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Kip Andersen Talks To Us About ‘What the Health’

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Kip Andersen, Co-producer of documentary ‘Cowspiracy’, talks to Vegan Life about his latest film, ‘What the Health’   Thanks so much for taking the time to talk to us. The reaction to Cowspiracy has been incredible. How does What the Health differ from Cowspiracy? Well the obvious thing is that, rather than focusing on the…

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