Veganism

Why World Vegan Day Matters

Damien Clarkson | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Damien Clarkson

If we look at the whole premise of veganism, one of the key aspects behind it is treading lightly on the earth. By adopting a vegan diet you not only doing something meaningful and life enhancing for your mind and body, you instantly decrease your carbon footprint and join a movement of change for the animals.

Vegan Times Are Coming

Damien Clarkson | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Damien Clarkson

The Vegan Society estimates that there are 150,000 full time vegans in the UK, and a meat free diet is firmly on the map in the UK. Mintel recently revealed that 12% of adults in in the UK follow a vegetarian or vegan diet with this figure rising to 20% of 16 to 24s.

Is Being Vegan Sexist?

Tom Fielder | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Fielder

Animals of both sexes suffer under institutionalized exploitation. However, the female of the species often experiences more prolonged abuse, including an ongoing cycle of forceful artificial insemination (mechanical or manual rape), physical abuse of her mammary glands, and invariably being separated from her young; all of these are emotionally brutal experiences for the female members of any species.

As Happy as a Pig in Lit? The Dangers of Anthropomorphism in Children's Literature

B.J. Epstein | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
B.J. Epstein

If humanised portrayals increase a child's empathy for animals - and such portrayals are ubiquitous across children's books, cartoons, films and toys - why do those with a positive attitude towards animals occupy such a marginalised position in society?

Manchester Dogs' Home Fire: What Does It Say About How We See Animals?

Louise Mead | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Mead

We have seen this last week that a great many people strongly believe strongly it is wrong to kill animals unnecessarily. We know it is not necessary to use animals to live and thrive. So is it not time that we asked ourselves, why do we love some but kill others?

This Monkey Business Is Serious

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmijn de Boo

Apparently, US copyright law means that "non-human authors" do not have the right to automatic copyright of any photographs that they take. In the weird world of copyright, both an underlying image and subsequent alterations resulting in a final image are needed to have copyright bestowed on a person.

Looking Beyond Medicine: How I'm Fighting Chronic Illness With Diet

Natasha Lipman | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Lipman

I'm now on a plant based, gluten free, sugar free, high nutrient, anti-inflammatory, juice infused, smoothie obsessed, rotation diet. I very rarely eat anything out of a packet (even if it fulfils my diet criteria), and I spend most of my daily energy on preparing my food. I have slip ups (it's normal when you make such dramatic changes), but I know that what I'm doing is right for my body.

Why Everyone Is Falling in Love with Veganism

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmijn de Boo

Everyone is now free to embrace veganism, not only those who are already vegan, but those who are thinking about it and want to start bringing more plant-based dishes into their diet, or replace their leather shoes with vegan versions. Vegans can choose from a wide range of different food and products in supermarkets and online.

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day: Go Vegan

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

Earth Day has to be about more than just turning off lights. We need to reflect seriously on the impact that our individual choices are having on the planet and its inhabitants and start to make better ones.

Here Are The UK's Sexiest Vegans (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The victors have been named in Peta’s annual contest to track down the UK’s sexiest vegans. Taking the crowns this year are Jenna McGuinness a...

Vote Now For The UK's Sexiest Vegan

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

UPDATE: Here Are The UK's Sexiest Vegans (PICTURES) Best dressed meat eater, most humorous fruitarian and nerdiest pescatarian. None of these c...

Vegetarian Taxidermists: How Does That Work?

Margot Magpie | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Margot Magpie

I get several vegetarians and vegans signing up for my taxidermy courses in London each week, which baffles people. How does that work? Being vegetarian and doing taxidermy do not seem like compatible lifestyle choices. Or are they?

Surplus to Requirements

Ian Middleton | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Ian Middleton

As a humanitarian and an advocate for animal rights, I was saddened by the news that Copenhagen zoo finally carried out their plan to end the life of Marius the giraffe last Sunday, especially as an awful lot of people around the world had asked them so nicely not to.

Do Young Vegetarians Know All Proteins Are Not Equal?

Rob Blakeman | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

Fats in meat and eggs are best for dissolving fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K which are used for keeping skin firm and preventing wrinkles, maintaining eyesight, sunlight tolerance good, lubricating joints and control blood clotting systems. Vegetarians are often deficient in the fat-soluble vitamins I have listed above. Conclusion, humans are meant to be omnivorous.

Why Adopting The Vegan Diet is Easier Than You Think

Maria Chiorando | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chiorando

I became vegan about two years-ago. I have to admit, it was a decision made for health reasons. After suffering from some fairly serious digestive problems over the course of a decade, I was desperate, so I decided to try it. The next day I started a plant-based diet, and though I'm sure I've inadvertently made some mistakes along the way, I haven't diverged from it.

Abolish Your Meat Habit in 2014

Benjamin Zephaniah | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Zephaniah

Oprah Winfrey once said that the start of a new year offers "another chance for us to get it right". One way that we can "get it right" in the year ahead - whether our goal is to improve our health, reduce our ecological footprint or help end the exploitation of others - is to stop eating animals.

78-Year-Old Vegan Male Bodybuilder, Jim Morris, Will Make You Reconsider Your Diet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If there's ever been a greater advert for ditching meat and animal products in favour of a vegan lifestyle, we think we've found it. Meet 78-year-o...

Where to get The Best Coffee in London

Maria Chiorando | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chiorando

So the top London places? I don't drink animal secretions, so with a hearty screw you to those establishments with gourmisan-pretensions and a refusal to serve anything other than full-fat bovine breast milk, I present my own humble guide to the finest vegan and omnivore-friendly brews in (East) London.

Going Vegan Like Beyonce?

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmijn de Boo

'Vegans on ice'; 'I'm a vegan celebrity - get me out of here'; 'BBC Vegan Breakfast', 'The One Vegan Show'; 'Come Vegan Dining With Me' and 'ITVegan' have not yet caught on, but the news that Jay-Z and Beyonce have tried a plant-based diet has sparked a lot of interest and controversy.

Eating Vegetarian in China

Jane Mountain | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Mountain

We've spent all day on the bus, with nothing to eat. Instead of stuffing our faces as soon as the driver set us free in Xi'an, we chose, insanely, to first cycle through the wild streets in search of our hostel. Now we are in an emergency situation. We must eat before all systems shut down for good.

Lab Meat Or Rearing Animals On Factory Farms: Which Is the More Unnatural?

Sue Cross | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Cross

'Cultured beef', 'shamburgers', laboratory meat. Those who are put off the idea of eating meat that has been processed from the stem cells of an animal and developed in a laboratory say its unnaturalness is the principle reason for their distaste. But when animals are reared intensively for meat that is hardly more natural.

Not for Human Consumption: The Fastest of Fast-Fattening Diets Are on Factory Farms

Sue Cross | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Cross

Small farmers who rear their animals in a natural way call in vets to treat them when they are ill; meat industrialists do not. This business is all about providing food that is as cheap as it can possibly be. Keeping prices down means the industry cannot afford to care about the animals.

Would You Go Vegan To Help Your Skin?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Can a vegan diet make you look ten years younger? Most of us wouldn't given up melted cheese or roast chicken even if it meant your skin got the bounc...

Men: To Get Ultra-Fit, Go Vegan

Rich Roll | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rich Roll

I'm not telling you this to brag but to remind you that it's never too late to change the course of your life. And this Men's Health Week, 10 to 16 June, is a great time for men of all ages to take their health into their own hands. You might start by going vegan.

Meet The UK's (Official) Sexiest Vegans (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK

The votes were cast, the decisions are final – here are the UK’s sexiest vegans. Laura Dalton and Toby Channon have been named the dairy-free ...