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All hope was lost for these four battery hens, until a vegan opened her heart and home to them

Most battery hens live their entire lives in horrific conditions. But for a few, their terrible luck in life can turn around. Thanks to generous vegans like Dawn Needham, from Ripon, North Yorkshire, there is sometimes light at the end of the tunnel. After turning vegan last year thanks to influence of her daughter, Dawn …

Iceland’s ‘No-Turkey’ vegan Christmas dinner is an absolute bargain

Iceland has launched its vegan Christmas dinner centrepiece to give chefs a bargain option for the most important meal of the year. The No Turkey Christmas Dinner sets vegans back just £2.50, and will be available in Iceland stores and online from 18 November. The festive highlight contains Iceland’s ‘No Turkey’ slices as well as …

Frankie & Benny’s offers unlimited vegan nuggets for just £5.99

Frankie and Benny’s is offering all you can eat vegan nuggets this week (November 12-16) for just £5.99. The American-Italian chain, which recently added more vegan options to its menu, created the promotion to allow vegans to join in on National Nugget Day (November 13). The offer will run at 250 stores across the UK. …

A vegan host called a Christmas guest a ‘meat-eating NAZI’ for bringing ham to dinner, and the internet exploded

At Christmas, many vegans will sit around a table filled with meat and dairy products. There are many different coping strategies for vegans during the holidays. Some will passionately discuss their vegan values with friends and family without blinking an eye. Others will bite their tongues, quietly endure interrogations and avoid contentious topics to reduce …

Petition to show Iceland’s banned anti-palm oil advert gains 680,000 signatures

Iceland’s planned Christmas advert was banned for being too political, but a petition calling for it to be shown has gained more than 680,000 signatures. The thought-provoking advert shows the devastating impact of palm oil production on rainforests and wildlife. The cartoon Christmas campaign depicts an orangutan crashing around a little girl’s bedroom. A narrator explains …

Supermarkets face a Christmas meat shortage because workers can’t face slaughtering animals any more

Supermarkets are facing a meat shortage this Christmas because nobody can face killing animals in slaughterhouses any more. The meat industry is facing a staff shortage crisis so bad that slaughterhouses will ‘seriously struggle’ to fill Christmas orders, according to the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) chief executive. There are currently 10,000 posts unfilled, which …

20+ amazing vegan Christmas dinner side dishes to impress the whole family

Christmas is fast approaching, and its time for vegans to decide which mouth-watering side dishes they’ll be serving to friends and family. To help you choose, Totally Vegan Buzz has put together a list of the best festive side dishes from top vegan chefs. If you’re still undecided on the main course, see our list of the …

BREAKING: Battery hens will be cage-free in California thanks to ‘Strongest animal protection legislation in the world’ prop 12

Groundbreaking new legislation requiring egg-laying hens to be cage-free by 2021 has been passed in California. The state-ballot for Proposition 12, part of the Prevention of Cruelty to Farm Animals Act, won yesterday (November 6) by 59 percent to 41 percent. It defines a minimum space requirement for hens, breeding pigs and calves raised for veal, …

Vegan movement gains momentum as a THIRD of Brits now cut down on meat

Latest research indicates the vegan movement is continuing to gain momentum, as a third of Brits are now adopting a meat-fee or meat-reduced diet. The Waitrose & Partners Food & Drink Report 2018-19 also found one in eight (13 percent) Britons now identify as vegan or vegetarian, and 21 percent as flexitarian. Key Findings  A third of the …

Groundbreaking new vegan app featuring prominent YouTubers RaeLikesFroot and Jay Brave launched to help millions of aspiring vegans

A new app has been launched to support newbie vegans, after research found that half of Brits would consider switching to a plant-based diet. The free VeGuide app assists aspiring vegans in their quest to successfully adapt to the rapidly growing movement. It was launched today (November 1) by the Vegan Society to mark its 74th birthday …

Vegan activists staged a PEACEFUL protest at a steakhouse, so meat-eaters suggested they should be stabbed

What’s the best way for vegans to capture the attention of meat eaters and make them consider their food choices? This is the question vegan activists in the group Direct Action Everywhere asked when deciding how to promote the noble vegan cause. Bravely, they chose steakhouse Outback Jack’s in Northbridge, Australia to stage a peaceful …

Outrage after Waitrose food editor’s rant about “killing vegans” and “force-feeding them meat”

After Waitrose reported an 85 percent rise in its vegan and veggie food sales last week, you’d be forgiven for thinking the company was coming to terms with the booming plant-based food movement. The supermarket was seemingly following the trends, recently launching 25 new vegan products to cater for this accelerating growth, including mac and …