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Is a vegan diet healthy for dogs? Will they just survive, or can they thrive?

Many vegan dog owners will face the dilemma of whether or not their pet should follow a vegan diet. Ideally all vegans want to reduce animal suffering, so it makes sense to avoid feeding pets meat where possible.  But is a vegan diet healthy for dogs? Can they just survive or do they thrive on a …

OPINION: The hummus has betrayed us

or, Unconnected Thoughts on Industrial Food Production We are a community in crisis. At the beginning of November, Zorba Delicacies Limited, leading supplier of hummus to the UK’s supermarkets, announced a product recall due to the possible presence of salmonella. Some 80 hummus products, produced for retailers like Sainsburys, Asda, Lidl, Aldi, Morrisons, Spar, Safeway, …

Opinion: You can be vegan and still take 200 flights a year

When I was but a lad, taking my first steps into full-fledged veganism after 11 years of mere vegetarianism, I would frequently encounter opposition from both my peers and my elders. “Aha! Your shoes are made of leather! How can you call yourself a vegan with leather shoes?” they would jeer. I would respond by …

‘Why all feminists should be vegan’

Feminists and vegans both aim to reduce suffering, battle objectification, restore dignity, and ultimately, prevent violence. So should all vegans be feminists, and all feminists be vegans? Historical similarities Karolina Skowron, of Polish group the Albert Schweitzer Foundation, argues the historical abuse of women and animals has many undeniable similarities. She believes solidarity between animal …

I’m a Supervegan: A Confidence-Building Children’s Book for Our Littlest Vegans

Dash! Zoom! Kick! Jump! Elizabeth wants to be a superhero when she grows up. But does she have what it takes? It can be tough for vegan children in a predominantly non-vegan world. This new children’s book from first time author Katie Clark is designed for children following a vegan lifestyle or transitioning to one. Through …

Why the ‘vegans take twice as many sick days’ research is just as stupid as ‘but bacon’

The anti-vegan brigade could not contain their excitement when a recent study suggested vegans take more sick days than those with other diets. Sensationalist headlines greeted this year’s Fisherman’s Friend Annual Cold & Flu Survey, as meat eaters found new ammunition to insult a compassionate lifestyle. It’s become the latest go-to brag about eating meat …

Why Is Everyone So Angry About The Vegan Protest In A Brighton Waitrose?

Vegans activists have faced an intense backlash following an anti-meat protest held in a Brighton Waitrose. But why are people so angry? This week activists from Direct Action Everywhere stood beside the meat aisle in the supermarket on Western Road. They read out provocative statements such as ‘you can’t shop in peace when you are …

Informed choice or enforced diet? Vegans reveal varied approaches to parenting

Vegan parenting can be a challenging business. There’s no hard and fast rule which can be applied to every household, and there are many different parenting approaches. Bringing up children as a vegan can throw up a lot of dilemmas: Should you strictly enforce a plant-based household, or allow freedom of choice? At what age …

Opinion: If You’re Offended By Anti-Dairy Farming Campaigns, You Should Go Vegan

Do you know what is far more offensive than a graphic video of a cow being sexually assaulted during artificial insemination? Actually being the victim of sexual assault, which is of course what cows are subjected to for the production of most of the world’s dairy products. That’s what makes the reaction to PETA’s  (People …