His band may have a naughty name, but Benjamin John Power from the electronic duo Fuck Buttons is anything but. In fact, the Bristol musician, who is also known for his solo project Blanck Mass, is so concerned about making kind choices that he refuses to eat food that results from animal suffering: namely, meat, eggs and dairy products.
We chatted with him about how and why he chose to go vegan:
Like many people who switch to a plant-based diet, Benjamin reports feeling less tired. He’s also glad to be … Read more.
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 … Read more.
As the demand for delicious, convenient vegan food skyrockets around the world, top furniture retailer IKEA is tossing its hat into the fray with a scrumptious offering: a vegan twist on its classic Swedish meatball.
PETA US first raised vegan food offerings with IKEA in 2011. After IKEA announced in 2014 that it was working on vegetarian but not vegan meatballs, supporters of PETA and our international affiliates signed friendly petitions asking for vegan meatballs. The work paid off, and IKEA listened, letting PETA US know that the new meatballs will be … Read more.
What’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.
After the violence that has swept Paris in recent weeks and in homage to the murdered cartoonists from Charlie Hebdo who regularly tackled animal rights issues, PETA France has just placed this giant mural in Paris’ city centre:
Featuring religious symbols drawn in peas and the words, “Give Peas a Chance – Go Vegan. Non-Violence Begins on Our Plates”, the artwork is designed to make Parisians consider the links between violence towards humans and against other species. This month’s losses are being felt by all compassionate people, including those who stand … Read more.
It’s been reported recently that in some supermarkets, milk is being sold cheaper per litre than bottled water. Yet as prices plummet, compassionate people should remember that, as always, cows are the ones truly feeling the “squeeze” in the dairy industry.
Treated by farmers as machines, cows on dairy farms are pushed beyond their physical limits to produce unnaturally high quantities of milk, often resulting in lameness, exhaustion and a painful udder infection known as mastitis. A cow mother loves her baby just as we humans love ours, yet hers are … Read more.
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
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.
Victory at last – we’ve just learned that the Planning Inspectorate has dismissed plans to build a horrific new chicken factory in Upton Snodsbury, Worcestershire, after almost 30,000 PETA supporters spoke out against the proposal!
The planning application had previously been unanimously rejected by Wychavon District Council, but the applicant had attempted to overturn the decision by appealing to the national Planning Inspectorate. Chickens, local residents and all compassionate people can breathe a sigh of relief now that the appeal has also been turned down, meaning that this monstrosity can never be … Read more.
When Sebastian Pringle, the lead singer of electro-folk band Crystal Fighters, first decided to follow a vegan diet, he had no idea how much he would love it.
In an exclusive interview, he tells us why giving up meat, eggs and dairy products was one of the best decisions he ever made:
As Sebastian explains, going vegan is first and foremost about helping animals and saving lives but has many other benefits, too, from boosting your health to reducing your carbon footprint.
Take Sebastian’s advice and go vegan for a month. … Read more.
A group of PETA supporters dropped by the Vatican today with a unique Christmas gift for His Holiness Pope Francis I: a basket containing a delicious vegan ham, along with a letter asking him to send a message of peace and mercy by celebrating a vegan Christmas this year.
We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Jesus’ birth and hope for all creation than with a meal that no one had to suffer and die for. By celebrating a cruelty-free Christmas, His Holiness can send a loving message to Christ’s … Read more.