The Vegan Society
Even vegan comedians want to be taken more seriously.
"It's so hard to never have your food impact on animals."
Yes, you read that correctly.
Mother's Day gives us a ready-made opportunity to express our love and gratitude to those who raised us. Lots of us also recognise other caregivers in society, but how many will be extending their thoughts to other species?
Japan is the land of sushi and fish stock so at first vegans and vegetarians may be concerned. But there is no need to worry. Vegan food is known as Shojin Ryori - the food of the monks. With a little research, it's possible to find restaurants and ryokans that will feed you sumptuously from Tokyo to Kyoto and even in remote ryokans in Shikoku.
'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.
Leaving aside the discussion about whether or not in vitro meat (IVM) is capable of reducing (non-human animal) suffering; reducing environmental impact and positively affecting human health, in vitro meat is likely to be an expensive item for quite some time. Plant-based (vegan) diets on the other hand are already readily available and need not be expensive.
From a vegan perspective, it is interesting to watch the outrage from the public and from politicians; the cruelty and exploitation of millions of living beings are a daily occurrence, yet this does not elicit such a strong response.