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The Agony Behind Angora

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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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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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Care Bears

Maria Slough shares her life-changing experiences living amongst the rescued moon bears of China My time with the rescued moon bears at the Animals Asia China Bear Rescue Centre in Chengdu has altered me. I am changed as a person in a way that I have yet to fully understand. Tears are rolling down my…

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Cruelty-Free Vs Vegan

What’s the difference between ‘cruelty-free’ and ‘vegan’? By Sunny Subramanian By shopping cruelty-free, you’re helping save animals and using your purchasing power to increase the demand for more compassionate products. Even though beauty brands are starting to catch up with the times by ditching animal testing, there are still companies that haven’t yet made the…

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How Veganism Changed My Life – Teresa Chambers

Teresa Chambers chose the vegan lifestyle after waking up to the cruelty of animal farming We were staying in a hotel and had bought ourselves a whole load of cheeses and biscuits to feast on in the room. Roule, strong cheddar and goats cheese, plus crackers, nuts, grapes, chocolate pastries and wine of course. It…

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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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How Veganism Changed My Life – Shola Arewa

Raw vegan Shola Arewa discovered that it’s never too late for a fresh start There is nothing quite like seeing an animal cut in half the ‘wrong way’ to make you reconsider your eating habits. I suppose most of us have seen animals cut in half lengthways, nose to tail, being carried into butchers’ shops.…

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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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Scottish butcher goes vegan for ethical beliefs

Brian Kavanagh, a former butcher, has shared his story of switching to a vegan lifestyle with the BBC and has started working for a vegan meat brand. Brian decided to switch to a vegan life after watching the Earthlings documentary and was influenced by his wife’s choice to be vegan. He kept his choice to…

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Lush removes egg from entire product range

Global cosmetics retailer, Lush, has announced that it will no longer be using egg in any of its products. Lush previously used free-range eggs in some items, and during their search to switch suppliers, the company faced up to the truths of egg production and took the decision to remove it from some products. Acknowledging…

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