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  • 28
  • Jan

A Vegan’s Guide to Non-Dairy Milks

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More and more people are waking up to the cruel reality of the dairy industry, so the market for alternative non-dairy products is growing faster now than ever before. In the past two years alone, the non-dairy milk market has grown by a staggering 155 per cent in the UK! Producing plant-based milks takes a lot less water and land and results in much less carbon dioxide than producing dairy milks. We’ve put together a guide to some of the best vegan milks and how to use them.

Almond Milk

Almond milk

Almond … Read more.


  • 27
  • Jan

Must-Have Vegan Books and Cookbooks

BettyGoesVeganWhat’s your New Year’s resolution? Have you decided to go vegan in 2015? Or are you already vegan but have decided to commit to eating healthier in the new year after spending 2014 indulging in one too many delicious accidentally vegan snacks? Maybe you just want to read up on animal rights issues or are looking for a book to help a child you know understand why you don’t eat meat. Whatever your goal is, we’ve got a book that will help you get there. Check out our list of must-have … Read more.


  • 20
  • Jan

44 Accidentally Vegan Snack Foods

Sweets, biscuits and chocolates you never knew were vegan!

Going vegan doesn’t mean completely abandoning the foods you enjoyed before making the transition. Many products on store shelves are unintentionally vegan. Check out some of our favourite “accidentally vegan” snacks.

Note: Please always be sure to double-check the ingredients before purchasing anything on this list, as manufacturers are at liberty to change their ingredients at any time.

 

Sweets and Chocolates

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1. Starbursts
2. Millions
3. Haribo – Rainbow Twists, Sour Rainbow Strips, Sour Rainbow Twists
4. Flying Saucers
5. Love Hearts
6. Polo Fruits
7. Sherbet Fountain
8. Strawberry Laces
9. Cadbury Bournville Plain Chocolate
10. Green & Blacks – … Read more.


  • 13
  • Jan

The Vegan’s Guide to Shared Accommodations

PizzaPartyWe know it sounds like a cliché, but for most, uni really is a whole different world. Settling into this brave new territory can be quite an adjustment, especially when you find yourself leaving the confines of your nice comfy home to move into a house, flat or hall of residence with a bunch of people you’ve never met. So we’ve created a simple guide, including tips on stocking your kitchen, decorating your room and interacting with your roomies which will help make the transition as easy as possible.

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  • 09
  • Jan

PETA Exposes How Wool Industry Workers Beat, Stamp On and Mutilate Sheep at Men’s Fashion Week

Three vegan models in faux-wool jumpers and blindfolds stood tall at Somerset House this morning outside Woolmark’s menswear show, as part of “London Collections: Men”, to protest the wool industry’s cruelty to sheep.

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Earlier this year, PETA US released an international exposé of the wool industry in the US and Australia – the source of 90 per cent of the world’s merino wool – which revealed that workers violently punched scared sheep in the face, stamped and stood on the animals’ heads and necks and beat and jabbed them in the face … Read more.


  • 16
  • Dec

Three Recipes to Try This Chanukah

Chanukah is the Jewish Festival of Lights, and it involves eight nights of family, gifts and, of course, food.

Keeping in mind the traditional Jewish concept of tza’ar ba’alei chayim – which explains that people should show compassion towards animals and avoid causing them harm – a great way to celebrate Chanukah is to opt for meals that leave animals off the plate!

Just in time for the festival, we’re sharing three recipes from our friends at the Jewish Vegetarian Society (JVS) and PETA US.

Potato Latkes

Latkes are traditionally eaten during … Read more.


  • 12
  • Dec

Beyond Skin Launches Exclusive Vegan Shoe With Winner of PETA Competition

Earlier this year, we announced the winner of PETA’s design competition with acclaimed vegan shoe label Beyond Skin. The competition attracted entries from budding cordwainers around the world. Now, just in time for Christmas, the winning shoe design is available to pre-order!

The stylish Alice shoe, named in honour of its designer, fashion student Alice Lambert-Gorwyn, can be seen below. The shoe caught the eye of judge Laura Whitmore, who had the difficult task of choosing a winner from all the designs. Alice’s shoe is handmade in Spain from 100 … Read more.


  • 04
  • Dec

Our Vegan Christmas Gift Wish List

Stuck for Christmas gift ideas?

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We’ve pulled together a list of some of our favourite vegan items that will deliver Christmas cheer for human and non-human animals alike!

Monkee Genes Beyond Skin Wills Wallet
Jeans From Monkee Genes
This vegan denim company even sells faux-leather “PETA-Approved Vegan” patches, so a pair of its stylish jeans would make the perfect gift for the PETA supporter in your life!
Beyond Skin Shoes
Ethical footwear company Beyond Skin creates luxury, ethical vegan designer ladies’ shoes, the perfect gift for a compassionate fashionista.
A Wallet From Wills
Stuck for stocking fillers? PETA
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  • 04
  • Dec

How to Have a Vegan Christmas Feast With All the Trimmings

Whether you’re catering for a crowd of hungry vegans or determined to wow your meat-eating family members with delicious plant-based food, Christmas is a time to go all-out with your cooking.

When it comes to designing a festive vegan menu, there are no limits to how creative you can be. But we thought we’d give any newbie vegans a few starting points for cooking up a Christmas dinner that might bear a close resemblance to the ones you remember from your childhood – with the key difference that absolutely no animals will … Read more.


  • 03
  • Dec

6 Ways to Get Active for Animals This Christmas

‘Tis the season of goodwill, mulled wine, mince pies, holiday feasts, family gatherings, carol singers and Christmas shopping.

But for some animals, especially those who are killed for food or for their skins, Christmas is anything but a merry occasion. You can help change that, though, with these easy steps for spreading joy to all this December.

square model-clutchBe a Compassionate Christmas Shopper

Vote with your wallet by leaving items made from angora, leather and other cruelly derived materials on the shelf. Instead, check out our list of ethical gift ideas, from … Read more.