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.
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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.
Stuck for Christmas gift ideas?
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!
|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|
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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.
‘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.
Be 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.
With subzero temperatures set to continue, people have been reaching for the antifreeze to prevent the water in their car radiators from turning into ice. But antifreeze can be deadly to animals.
Most brands of antifreeze have a sweet taste, which can be tempting to animals and even children. The main ingredient in most antifreeze brands is ethylene glycol. Animals who ingest this chemical will promptly begin to suffer from vomiting, convulsions and kidney failure. If animals don’t receive immediate veterinary care, they face a painful, almost certain death.
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Sweet tooth? Never fear! This Christmas season, vegans can overindulge to their heart’s content, thanks to the wide variety of cruelty-free mince pies, puddings, chocolates and other delights available in supermarkets and high-street stores all over the UK! The following are some of our top picks.
- Caffè Nero Luxury Mince Pies: Good news for the festive season – you can now walk into a coffee shop and grab a tasty mince pie to go with your soy latte, thanks to Caffè Nero’s animal-friendly offering this year.
- Lidl Snowy Lodge
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We’ve selected some of our favourite vegan restaurants and cafés in and around Manchester to help you find some tasty food in Britain’s second city. From lunch on the go to delicious evening dinners, vegan Mancunians and visitors alike need never go hungry! Check out the following hot spots:
- V Revolution
With its retro American diner feel and wide selection of vegan junk food (think juicy burgers, “cheesy” hotdogs and mouth-watering brownies), V Revolution in the Northern Quarter is a 100 per cent cruelty-free café, not to be missed.
- The Eighth Day
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A vegan breakfast – much like any other type of breakfast – can be as simple or as elaborate as you like, from a quick fuel-up to an all-out brunch extravaganza. These are some of our favourite vegan ways to start the day.
You don’t need to use eggs and milk to whip up a delicious pile of breakfast pancakes! It’s hard to find a more satisfying weekend breakfast. Serve a stack topped with bananas, blueberries and maple syrup. Here’s an easy basic recipe.
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It’s that time of year again: cheesy songs, Christmas lights, tinsel, mince pies and shops crowded with busy shoppers buying presents for their loved ones. As Black Friday, Cyber Monday and general Christmas shopping frenzy approach, we’re sharing our tips for cruelty-free gifts that will delight your family and friends and don’t come with a hidden price tag for animals.
Here are some tips to ensure that your purchases are full of real Christmas cheer for humans and animals alike.
The naughty list:
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