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Live Reindeer at Santa’s grottos could be banned next year as stress leaves animals with misshapen antlers and high mortality rates

Animal rights groups are aiming to ban the use of live reindeer at Christmas grottos due to concerns for the wellbeing of the animals.  A campaign led by the RSPCA explains that reindeer feel anxious and stressed at Christmas grottos where they are kept in small pens.  The stress experienced by reindeer then leads to …

Sales of vegan Christmas fare reach record levels

Supermarket giants have revealed that vegan alternatives to the traditional Christmas roast have become a popular choice amongst customers keen to celebrate an ethical and healthier Christmas. In line with a research commissioned by Whole Foods Market that showed 40% of Brits planning to forgo their traditional turkey dinner ritual and opt for other alternatives; …

Vegan festive food sales up by 40% at Waitrose

UK Supermarket Waitrose has recorded a 40% surge in the sales of its plant-based Christmas range. In line with a report commissioned by Whole Foods Market, more than 40% of  Brits are looking to opt out of a traditional turkey Christmas dinner and try other alternatives. And the figures seem to match up with Waitrose confirming …

Help achieve the first ever vegan Christmas Number 1 by supporting ‘Peace On Your Plate’

The writer of Peace On Your Plate – a song which hopes to be the first ever vegan Christmas Number 1 – has called on the plant-based community to mobilise and spread a message of compassion to all animals this Christmas. The song written and performed by Gavin Chappell-Bates and Giles Bryant is on track …

The 3 most disgusting non-vegan Christmas foods (and what to eat instead)

In our largely secular society, Christmas has pivoted from a solemn remembrance of the birth of a 2000 year old baby to an excuse for acceptable gluttony. Christmas (and to a lesser extent, its weird American cousin “Thanks Giving”) is the time of year when we get together with our loved ones to perform group …

BBC blamed of being anti-meat with Christmas advert featuring vegan turkeys

The National Farmers Union have branded BBC over advert that seemingly endorses vegan and vegetarian diets. BBC’s Christmas advert for this year #XmasLife is a short promotional film themed around families and friends enjoying the festive spirit leaving other stresses behind. But the advert has upset a section of the society as farmers feel that …

Caffè Nero launches vegan Christmas specialties and coffee giveaways

UK coffee chain Caffè Nero has launched new Christmas goodies which includes a range of sweet and savory vegan options. Caffè Nero’s plant-based menu items include a Christmas-dinner inspired sandwich, a mince pie, a festive mixed grain salad along with an assortment of vegan-friendly specialty coffee drinks.  Will Stratton-Morris, CEO at Caffe Nero UK, in …

Morrisons to debut vegan pork pie just in time for Christmas

Morrisons has introduced a vegan version of its classic pork pie increasing its range for a rapidly growing plant-based market.  The Vegan ‘No Pork’ Pie will be on sale from December 9th at £1.75 each or two for £3. The vegan pork variant is close on the heels of the brand’s foot-long vegan sausage roll, …

Linda McCartney reveals vegan Christmas offer including turkey-flavoured soy roast

Linda McCartney has announced new vegan dishes and the return of a plant-based favourite in this year’s Christmas offer. The meat-free brand has brought back the Vegetarian Roast following success in recent years.  The dish is ‘a turkey-style roast made with rehydrated soya protein, lentils, sultana puree and pumpkin seeds, finished with a spiced brambly …

IKEA ditches meat from Christmas menu and replaces it with vegan food

IKEA UK has removed turkey from its Christmas menu and replaced it with vegan Root Vegetable Tart Tatin and plant-based mince pies. The world’s largest furniture store has been increasing its focus on vegan food in recent years, and this festive period the retailer is turning its back on traditional festive meat. The vegetable tart …

Costa Coffee launches vegan Christmas menu in 2,467 stores

UK coffee chain Costa Coffee has announced new Christmas menu which includes a range of sweet and savory vegan options. The festive menu will be available in all of its 2,467 locations nationwide from November 1. Costa Coffee’s plant-based menu items include a vegetable and falafel sandwich, rocky road bar, Christmas cake, and an assortment …

Aldi reveals vegan Christmas range including plant-based duck and wellington

Aldi UK has unveiled its vegan Christmas range, which includes vegan duck and a festive wellington among other plant-based starters and mains. This Christmas, the budget supermarket chain is launching 136 brand new lines and changing 200 existing ones in a bid to entice vegan shoppers. The chain’s festive range will feature a Mexican-style party …