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Scottish butcher goes vegan for ethical beliefs

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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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The Dogfather – Animal Hero of Bahrain

Jenny Green reports on the work of Tony Waters, the animal hero of Bahrain Tony Waters is a British expatriate who has been living in Bahrain for over thirty years. He originally arrived to set up a chain of hair dressing salons, however, his life has turned out very differently; his daughter began rescuing stray…

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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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Life Without Fear – Jacobs Ridge sanctuary

Vegan Life speaks to Julian Nicholson from Jacobs Ridge about the great work that is being done to improve the lives of over a hundred animals Jacobs Ridge is a sanctuary based in Mula, near Murcia in Spain. The sanctuary offers a safe and secure home to over 120 animals that have been rescued from…

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Breakthrough drug testing technology could put animal testing to an end

Scientists at the University of Central Florida have produced a new method to predict how humans react to chemical substances. The human-on-a-chip technology uses human tissue that has been donated to mimic human organs, and has been central to their study. Cruelty Free International announced the news, declaring the development in animal-free testing methods. There…

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Spare a thought for reindeer this Christmas

For hundreds of years we have celebrated Christmas and there is a certain magic surrounding the end of December. Images of children making a snowman, Christmas trees dressed in gold and red sparkling in a window and, of course, Father Christmas flying through the sky on his sleigh pop to mind. Christmas is a time…

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Viva! Urges Consumers to End Turkey Suffering at Christmas

In the lead up to Christmas, vegan charity, Viva! (viva.org), is visiting several cities around the UK, prompting consumers to ditch turkey meat this year, and raise awareness of the cruelty involved in preparing their Christmas dinner. The outreach events are scheduled to take place in Leicester, Southampton and Swansea, with free vegan turkey-style samples…

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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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