Veganism

A Vegan 'Fried Chicken Shop' Is About To Open In London

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Vegans will soon be able to chow down on “fried chicken” alongside their carnivorous pals, because a vegan fried chicken shop in coming to London....

I'm Donating Every £5 Note I Receive To The Vegetarian Society

Jonathan Young | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK
Jonathan Young

On hearing the revelation I reacted in the usual ways. I searched for the inevitable petition, signed it and shared it. I tweeted to the self-validating echo chamber that is my twitter following. Naturally, I attacked the trolls who were insensitively (if slightly amusingly) telling distraught vegetarians "they shouldn't be eating £5 notes anyway".

Bank Of England's Note Supplier Working On 'Potential Solutions' To Animal Fat Fivers

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK

The Bank of England has said its supplier is working on “potential solutions” after more than 100,000 people signed a petition calling on them to ...

Animal Fat In £5 Note 'Utterly Unacceptable', Says Hindu Forum Of Britain

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK

The use of a derivate of animal fat in the new £5 note is “totally and utterly unacceptable”, the Hindu Forum of Britain has said, following reve...

Turns Out The New £5 Note Isn't Acceptable To Vegans Or Vegetarians

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK

Vegetarians and vegans have been left horrified after it was revealed that the new £5 note contains a derivative of animal fat. This was revealed whe...

How Not To Reduce Meat Consumption

Jonathan Young | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Young

The preacher in the town square exists in all areas of life. You can find them in religion, in atheism, in politics, sport or anywhere else where passions run high. Often you'll find them in animal rights circles. Many a meat-eater has told me of a time they were verbally attacked or belittled by a vegetarian or vegan.

Controversial PETA Prank Leaves People Thinking They Drank Dog's Milk

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A prank has proven controversial after people were incorrectly led to believe they’d consumed dog’s milk. The stunt, by animal rights charity PETA...

When It Comes To Food Production, Ignorance Is Bliss

Jack Peat | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Jack Peat

The notion that we may one day become a power source for robots who keep us running by hooking us up to a system that delivers all the sensory requirements a person needs may seem far-fetched, but it's dystopia in its finest form. Not only does it touch on computer control, elements of freedom and individuality, it questions the cost of living in the way we do.

Farmed Animals Are More Intelligent Than We Thought - But This is Missing the Point

Elena Orde | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Orde

We need to value the lives of all animals - regardless of what scientists have proved about their intelligence. We should not value an animal more based on whether it can solve a puzzle or use tools.

Pret's Christmas Menu Is Here (And It Caters To Vegans)

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Pret’s festive menu has arrived, meaning you can officially start getting excited about Christmas (if you haven’t already). This year’s menu fea...

14 Tweets That Perfectly Sum Up The Struggles Of Being A Vegan

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Despite there being over 500,000 vegans in the UK, according to the Vegan Society, a plant-based-lifestyle can still be a difficult concept for many p...

A Coeliac, A Diabetic And A Vegan Walk Into A Bakery...

Laura Krippner | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Krippner

There is an ever increasing awareness of dietary requirements for both those with specific illnesses and those who choose not to eat (or use) animal derived products. It seems that the free-from sections of supermarkets are growing on a weekly basis,

New Vegan Cheese Is Made Entirely From Leftover Potatoes

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you’ve been left unimpressed by Sainsbury’s coconut-based cheese don’t panic, a new type of vegan cheese could be hitting supermarket shelves...

Demand For Dairy Is Driving The Badger Cull

Elena Orde | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK
Elena Orde

The badger cull has clearly been a political tool to keep traditionally conservative-voting farmers and farming communities onside. The government have been keen to show that they are doing something to help, that they are taking a strong stance. In reality this is manifesting in violence and cruelty rather than addressing the root cause - modern farming methods.

Vegans Are Now Calling Their Cheese 'Gary' And It's Hilarious

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

After the launch of Sainsbury’s new vegan cheese range, a woman took to Facebook to complain that cheese made from coconut is “not cheese”. In h...

Startup Uses Science To Make Cow's Milk Without The Cows

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Tech

One Silicon Valley startup is making it just that little bit easier to lead a vegan or lactose-free lifestyle. California-based entrepreneurs Ryan Pa...

The Vegan Cold War Has Started!

Damien Clarkson | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Politics
Damien Clarkson

A very real but subtle war is quietly being waged against those who would challenge the status quo. Government's are reliant on the huge profits generated through animal agriculture. And with a looming pensions crisis and creaking health services around the world it could be argued that governments don't want us to live the extra 7 good years that a vegan diet could provide us with.

This Is The 'Best Dressed Vegan In The UK'

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Style

The winner of PETA’s ‘Best Dressed Vegan in the UK’ competition has been revealed. The animal rights organisation trawled through fashion blogs,...

Italy's Threat to Vegan Parents Is an Attack on Human Rights

Elena Orde | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK
Elena Orde

Vegans are used to having their beliefs challenged, to having to work harder to get other people and institutions to accept their child's needs. As it is this needs to change, but threatening parents who are trying to give their children the best start in life with imprisonment is unacceptable.

The Earthlings Experience: Open Your Eyes to the Truth

Sarah Moyes | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK
Sarah Moyes

We might not have turned everyone who stopped into a vegan overnight, but we did something right if people walked away thinking about how much cruelty and suffering went into the steak dinner they sat down to the night before.

Pig Sick - Our New Year-Long Investigation Reports on the State of UK Pig Farms and It's Not Pretty Reading

Juliet Gellatley | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK
Juliet Gellatley

Nearly all the 4.9million pigs reared in Britain at any one time are kept on intensive units in distressing conditions. From the gigantic to the ramshackle, these factory farms have one thing in common: they thwart all natural instincts of the pig.

Can Athletes Perform Well on a Vegan Diet?

Christine Bailey | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Sport
Christine Bailey

Lizzie Armitstead isn't the first athlete to achieve Olympic success on a non-meat diet. In fact there are a number of successful vegan or vegetarian athletes, including ultra-runner Scott Jurek, pro triathlete and ultra-runner Brendan Brazier, and US Master's Running Champion Tim Van Orden.

Facing the Future of Antibiotic Resistance - The Change Starts Here

Juliet Gellatley | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
Juliet Gellatley

If we don't act now, we could render medications that are effective on septicaemia, tuberculosis, pneumonia, syphilis, gonorrhoea and meningitis useless - as well as live in that time in the not-too-distant future when having a routine operation means putting your life on the line.

There's An Overpopulation Problem, But Not the One You Might Think

Jimmy Pierson | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK
Jimmy Pierson

There's an overpopulation problem alright, but not the one you might think. There are seven billion people on our planet, but times that number by 10 ...

The Best Things About Being Vegan, As Explained By Vegans

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

More people in Britain are choosing to adopt a vegan lifestyle than ever before. There are now over half a million vegans in Britain; a growth of 350%...