More than 26,000 of you took action last month to ask Wychavon District Council to refuse planning permission for a cruel new chicken factory farm in Worcestershire. And the council listened!
Council members voted unanimously against the proposal to build an intensive broiler chicken unit in the village of Upton Snodsbury, which would have confined 160,000 birds at a time to filthy, crowded sheds. Applause actually broke out in the council chamber when this excellent decision was announced.
This is great news both for the local community – which would have … Read more.
Now that Prince George is expecting a sibling, the media is reporting that Kate Middleton is again suffering from severe nausea. Morning sickness affects many expectant mothers, but there’s an easy change they can make to help alleviate it. Extensive research involving tens of thousands of women shows that nausea and vomiting during pregnancy are usually linked to meat, dairy products and eggs.
According to a study by Dr Paul W Sherman, professor of neurobiology and behaviour at Cornell University in New York, and Dr Samuel M Flaxman, a University of Colorado … Read more.
People who care about the suffering of animals often use the phrase “put yourself in their place”. Now, thanks to an innovative virtual reality (VR) project by PETA US, that concept is no longer just a metaphor.
“I, Chicken” is a virtual reality experience that recreates what it’s like to be a chicken using cutting-edge technology – including wireless VR goggles, motion-capture cameras and powerful computers – as well as input from leading VR psychologists. It allows people to become fully immersed in a chicken’s world, including flapping their wings, exploring their … Read more.
Vegan baking is clearly in! This year’s Great Vegan Bake-Off saw dozens of entries, including delicious breads, cakes, muffins and tarts, all made without eggs, dairy products or any other ingredients derived from animals.
From the 10 finalists, choosing the best was a difficult task, but your votes have been counted, and our judges have made up their minds.
The winner is …
Ombre Vanilla Dream Cake by Katy Beskow at Little Miss Meat-Free!
Katy is a self-taught home cook and blogger from Yorkshire, and her vegan vanilla sponge cake with … Read more.
Compassion may begin at home – but it’s just as important when you’re on holiday or travelling abroad. We’ve just given a Compassionate Business Award to one company that’s making it easier than ever for vegans to enjoy fantastic, animal-friendly vacations.
Veganbnb Travel offers trips to Spain and Central America that focus on fitness and creative vegan cooking. Emma Fry from Dorset initially started a vegan bed and breakfast in Málaga, Spain, which has been a smashing success with ethical travellers from around the world. Realising how much demand there was – … Read more.
Unless you haven’t taken a stroll down a UK high street in quite some time, you can’t have failed to notice the plethora of animal-free food popping up at every turn. Increased demand for vegan options has opened up a whole new world of delicious, animal-friendly dishes appearing on menus at restaurants, pubs and fast-food chains alike that do not involve grinding animals’ bodies up into nuggets or burgers.
We’ve put together our ultimate list of high-street vegan eats in places that may surprise you – all tried and tested by us, … Read more.
Dave Smith, MBE, is an athlete who has triumphed over adversity time and time again. His many impressive achievements include representing Team GB in the able-bodied karate and bobsleigh events and overcoming a spinal tumour to win a gold medal for rowing at the London 2012 Paralympic Games – as well as saving hundreds of animals by following a vegan diet!
We caught up with him to talk about how ditching meat, dairy products and eggs has contributed to his success.
What inspired you to go vegan?
It was originally for … Read more.
So the summer holidays are over and it’s time to go back to school. But there’s one thing you don’t need to stress about – finding delicious vegan items to put in your child’s lunchbox!
Here’s our rundown of easy packed lunch ideas, which are sure to provoke envious looks in the playground or canteen. These cruelty-free lunchbox fillers are all great for grown-ups, too.
Go for a classic with vegan cheese slices, tomato and salad, or get creative with hummus, avocado, sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, falafel, smoked tofu, etc. … Read more.
When he’s not leaping across tall buildings, doing one-handed handstands or performing other daredevil antics, free runner Tim Shieff can often be found whipping up delicious vegan meals and speaking out for animals on his YouTube and social media channels.
Now, he’s combined his two passions to make a stunning new pro-vegan free-running video for PETA!
We chatted with him afterwards about why he chose to go vegan two and a half years ago and all the health benefits he’s noticed since ditching meat, eggs and dairy … Read more.
More chickens are raised and killed for food than all other land animals combined, but if more people understood the complex nature of these interesting animals, they would probably hesitate before consuming their flesh or eggs. Here are some of our favourite facts about chickens:
- Chickens can distinguish among more than 100 faces of members of their species – who knew that their memories rival those of elephants?
- Chickens have full-colour vision, just like we do.
“Inquisitive hens” by Peter Cooper / CC BY 2.0
- And they tell each other
… Read more.