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Booktivism: Elena Jenkins

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Booktivism: Elena Jenkins

Elena Jenkins explains how her book, Veganism: Your Questions, Answered, can help transitioning vegans. We’ve all been there; rolled our eyes at questions about protein, smiled politely while a non-vegan proclaims their love for bacon, been there, done that, got the vegan t-shirt. Like it or lump it, being asked questions is something you sign up…

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Armed With Compassion – My Vegan Tattoos

By Chantelle Leach I have a confession. I used to hate tattoos. But, I also used to enjoy Foie Gras; things change. Not only am I now vegan (so Fois Gras is definitely off the menu), I am also covered in tattoos, and not only that, my tattoos are vegan. I don’t just mean the…

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Food Producers are Fighting the Vegan Force

By Chantelle Leach Once again, big food manufacturers are feeling the strain that veganism is putting on the meat and dairy industry. Due to this, companies are having to find new ways of reinventing meat products, and this time they are targeting children. ABP Food Group are one of these companies obviously feeling the pressure…

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Yulin

By Chantelle Leach Today is the 21st June, the start of the Yulin Meat festival. Yulin (literal translation: Jade Forest) is in the Guangxi Zhuang region of China, the place where this festival is held. Oh, and in case you didn’t know, the Yulin Festival is a dog meat festival. 10,000 dogs will be killed…

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The No Meat Nomad In Valencia

By Emma Clarkson I knew from the moment I arrived that vegan food in Valencia was going to be something special. I hopped off the bus and did the first thing I always do after a journey, which is to empty my tiny feeble bladder. On the inside of the toilet door some graffiti implored…

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Best Wishes For A Vegan January

By Rachel Elizabeth Social media is starting to fill with people preparing for their Vegan January Challenge asking for advice on what to do with the last of their animal products and I am eagerly awaiting news of my mentee for the Leicester Vegan Challenge (part of the East Midlands Vegan Challenge). My fingers are…

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The No Meat Nomad On Vegan Options In Madrid

By Emma Clarkson Hey plant lovers! I’m Emma and I’m going to be your guide to surviving (and enjoying it!) on a plant based diet around the globe. I left the UK almost a decade ago and have lived, worked and travelled around Central America, Asia, the Caribbean and, as of very recently, I’m back…

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Haters Gonna Hate

By Sadie Cable   You know who they are. When you go vegan, some people are d**ks about it. Period.   There’s the ones who like to say things to try and get you to bite (“mmmm bacon”), the ones who hate on you because they think you think your better than them now, and…

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Your Guide To Transitioning To A Vegan Lifestyle

By Leanne Jenna Know why you’re doing it, but don’t get too attached to that   People come to veganism for all sorts of different reasons. I initially became vegan because I felt passionately that I could no longer contribute to the harm inflicted on animals, while my partner initially became vegan for health reasons.…

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How To Cope When You Are A Highly Sensitive Vegan

By Tamsin Robinson What do you call a vegan with an aversion to supermarkets, horror movies and parties?  No, this isn’t a joke with a witty punchline!  The answer is a Highly Sensitive Vegan and I’m wondering if you’re one.  I’m sure there are many.   I was 39 when a friend told me about…

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Duplicity Part 4: The Little Blue Dot

First things first, look at this image. Pale Blue Dot Picture Source: NASA/JPL Do you see the little blue dot? It’s more to the left of the picture in the red line. That’s Earth! It’s tiny and fragile in the grand scheme of the universe. It needs stewards and people who are not afraid to…

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A Vegan Teacher – How Radical!

By Rachel Elizabeth ‘Hi vegan!’  or ‘Warning! Vegan coming’ are phrases I often here on a daily basis in my job as a teacher. My lifestyle and food choices are not something that would normally be known in an ordinary school where teachers don’t eat with their students. But my school is no ordinary school.…

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