By Leoni Moninska
Veganuary has seen a record-breaking number of sign-ups this year totalling over 500,000 and as well as the increasing numbers, the reasons behind it also just keep mounting. Health, animal cruelty and carbon footprint reduction are amongst the top reasons for people to go vegan and it doesn’t just stop there. 12% of people are vegan because their partner is.
Veganuary sign ups
Veganism has and always will be predominantly animal-friendly focussed, with large brands now offering vegan options and the large number of plant-based eating documentaries out there. In addition to this, 2020 has shown that people Read More
If you drink the milk from a mother cow, you need to learn about the dark secret of the dairy industry and then decide if you still choose to be part of it.
As our current campaign Not New November draws to a close, it’s time to focus on our Christmas campaign – “Say No To Speciesism” – A Compassionate & Nontraditional Christmas”
No Matter What We Do, We Can Always Make A Difference
This blog has been on the cards for quite a long time, but, life is what it is, and it dictated to me that this would must be completed with patience; I have simply not had the time to think about blogs far less write one – I have just been catching snippets of time here and there to write a few lines at a time!
With it being on the back-burner it was a strong coincidence that I had planned to publish it last week on the very day I woke up to find out Virgin Trains UK was Read More
By Mark D Pritchard
My first steps into a plant-based diet in April 2018 were not your typical ones. It was a dark time; darker than many could imagine. Having separated from my wife only two days after my mother died in December 2017, my world had been ripped apart. I was unable to function as a normal human being. An attempt at some sort of reconciliation in the New Year eventually resulted in my moving out for good at the end of March 2018. Feeling completely destroyed and isolated can sometimes result in the odd spell of random motivation to do something completely different. You can either curl Read More
In 2009 in Piedmont Italy, Fedy set up “La Piccola Fattoria degli Animali” (The Little Animal Farm) https://www.facebook.com/PigWhisperer/
This would be a place devoted to pigs saved from slaughterhouses and factory farms, but which would also give hospitality to dogs and cats that have been ill-treated or abandoned.
We caught up with Fedy and asked her some questions.
Can you tell us where the idea came from and how you managed to bring it about?
Let me start by telling you a little story that will surprise you. Last year, three days before my birthday, my mother told me that I was supposed to be born on November 11. Everybody was Read More
The Rise of Veganism
Up until just a few years ago Veganism was believed to belong to a niche group of people who were viewed by non-vegans as tree-huggers, thin, weak-bodied hippies who lived on a diet of “rabbit food”. However, that is no longer the case as veganism is growing massively around the world and has catapulted into the mainstream in the past 18 months. Bodybuilders and athletes such as Patrik Baboumian, Barny du Plessis, Josie du Plessis, Fiona Oakes, Tim Shieff, Torre Read More
The absolutely brilliant 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood The Handmaids Tale has been adapted by Hulu into a critically acclaimed and multiple award winning TV series of the same title.
The Handmaids Tale depicts human females being enslaved and kept like prisoners – just as farm animals really are! Just like dairy cows, these human fertile women are also raped and exploited for their reproductive systems.
I was so eager to view The Handmaids Tale that I ordered series 1 on DVD from HMV to arrive with me on UK release day back in March 2017 – not something I would normally do.
Atwood drew on the Book of Genesis Chapter Read More
Not a TV Fan
It’s more of a fly-on-the-wall documentary, which explains and documents very informatively the benefits of fasting, detoxing, following a plant-based diet and using meditation and holistic therapies for optimal health & wellbeing.
It was aired originally on BBC 2 and each episode got around Read More
By Jennifer Lucy Hill
Growing up in the late 1990’s/ early 2000’s I had never heard of veganism or even knew it was a “thing”…to be honest I had never particularly heard much about vegetarianism either! There was nowhere near as much mainstream talk, publicity, activism, adverts or information then as there has been over the past few years.
Animal Lover – Animal Eater!?
As a kid I would visit country parks and zoo’s while eating chicken nuggets and cheese sandwiches while never making any sort of connection between the animals I was visiting and the dead ones I was eating. However, I always claimed to be an animal lover, not just Read More