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Iceland make waves with banned palm oil advert

Animals in Focus

Iceland make waves with banned palm oil advert

By now, you’ll have seen the recently banned Iceland advert, drawing attention to the issue of palm oil.   The advert focuses on the destruction its production causes to rainforests, and the effects this has on orangutans. But long before the advert came to light, palm oil has been a huge environmental issue. We take…

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Ten Ways to Keep Animals Safe and Happy on Bonfire Night

Remember, remember the 5th of November – but don’t forget your animal friends   Every autumn, people in their thousands wrap-up warm and step out into the night to marvel at gasp-worthy firework displays. Although we’re aware that fireworks are for pleasure, and are (for the most part) not dangerous, animals have no way of…

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Dog Meat Outlawed in South Korea

As most of us are now aware, the Yulin dog meat festival started yesterday in China and although the plight against this horrific event often seems futile, there is good news coming our way in regard to the banning of this barbaric practice. A South Korean court has finally declared that the killing of dogs…

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Canada’s Cruelty-Free Cosmetics

Canada is in the process of making giants leaps towards a new cruelty free future- in the cosmetics department at least; In 2015, Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen introduced the Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act to the Canadian government. Now, the final endorsement of the Bill S-214 has been cleared. This means Canada is half way to…

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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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Fox in Focus

There are 12 species of fox and they are found on every continent on the world except Antarctica. Foxes can be found in all shapes and sizes from the tiny, white arctic fox to the red fox, also known as the urban fox. These omnivorous scavengers are so successful as a result of their ability…

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Kestrel in Focus

Kestrels (falco tinnunculus) are one of the best known, and best loved, birds of prey in the UK and are instantly recognisable by their unique ability to hover in situ above prey, their pointed wings and fanned tail feathers. Kestrels are the most common bird of prey in Europe, although it appears that the numbers…

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Water Vole in Focus

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Water voles (Arvicola terrestris) typically live along the banks of water bodies such as rivers, streams, ponds, lakes and marshes and are the UK’s fastest declining mammal. Signs that water voles may be populating an area include burrows in the riverbanks or piles of nibbled grass and stems, as water voles like to sit and…

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Hawksbill Turtle in Focus

Vegan Life investigates how human activities are pushing species like the hawksbill turtle closer to extinction   There are seven species of sea turtle and all are considered to be threatened. However, the hawksbill turtle, found in the tropics of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, is the only species that is critically endangered. They…

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Hazel Dormouse in Focus

Vegan Life takes a closer look at this endangered mammal – the hazel dormouse   The dormouse (muscardinus avellanarius) is one of Britain’s most endangered mammals. This fluffy rodent can easily be distinguished from other mice by their long, fluffy tails. They have bright golden fur on their back and a pale cream-coloured underside. Once…

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Water Vole Reintroduction At Malham Tarn

Katie Chabriere talks to Roisin Black, Yorkshire Dales ranger at Malham Tarn Field Centre, about the water vole reintroduction project taking place there. KC: Why have water voles declined so much, and why use Malham Tarn as a reintroduction site? RB: One of the main problems is that 90% of our waterways, the voles’ habitat, have disappeared or…

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Adoption is the Only Option – Ten Reasons to Adopt

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Vegan Life gives you ten great reasons why you should adopt a companion dog before you consider buying a puppy     Companionship with an animal is a strong, sacred bond and the special relationship which exists between human and dog is a rewarding and gratifying one; adoption can change your life, as well as…

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