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Vegan Life chats to artist and animal advocate, Vita Sleigh

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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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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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