How do public perceptions of the UK meat industry match up with the reality?
Watch the video to find out:
The meat industry often uses labels such as “organic”, “grass-fed”, “free-range” and “high-welfare” to market its products. But these labels are designed to make consumers feel better – not animals.
As our video shows, investigations have revealed time and time again that shocking abuse of animals occurs on farms and in abattoirs that claim to have the highest standards – including those with Red Tractor and Freedom Food certifications.
Examples of cruel … Read more.
Satisfy your sweet tooth this Halloween with any of the easy-to-find vegan treats on offer, from classics such as slithering strawberry laces and mysterious flying saucers to the many name-brand candies such as Love Hearts and Starburst that are free from animal products.
Halloween is supposed to be pretend frightening, but some ingredients found in sweets are too grisly even for Halloween and cause fear and suffering year-round. Carmine is a red pigment from the crushed female cochineal insect, dairy ingredients come from intensively confined cows who lead desperately unhappy lives and … Read more.
Food writer Áine Carlin used to be a dedicated meat-eater – until she began to learn about how animals suffer in the meat and dairy industries and knew she had to change her diet. She went vegan because, as she says, “[t]he most important thing to me was reducing any further suffering by my own hands”, and she’s never looked back, becoming so passionate about plant-based food that she decided to publish her own cookbook, Keep It Vegan!
We love her easy, inventive recipes so much that we’ve given her a … Read more.
Tomorrow, 2 October, would have been Mahatma Gandhi’s 145th birthday. It’s also the United Nations’ International Day of Non-Violence.
One meaningful way to celebrate Gandhi’s legacy and the peaceful principles he stood for is to refrain from all forms of violence – specifically in your diet. Last year, MPs from all political parties accepted our invitation to go vegan for the day. This year, we’re encouraging everyone with an interest in justice, non-violence and respect for life to do the same.
Gandhi was himself a strict vegetarian and wrote the book The … Read more.
The UK is a nation of pizza lovers. In every corner of the country, down almost every high street (and now accessible even on your smartphone), you will find pizza restaurants, takeaways and home-delivery services. Vegans love their pizza, too, and thanks to the rapidly growing vegan movement, restaurants and takeaways are waking up and realising that offering vegan options creates new opportunities, reduces animal suffering and helps save the planet. The following are places where you can get your hands on a delicious eco-friendly (vegan) cheesy pizza feast, delivered right to … Read more.
With more and more consumers taking an ethical approach in their food choices and demand for vegan options on the rise, restaurants and takeaways are joining in and stepping up their cruelty-free menu options. The latest in a growing list of pizzerias that offer non-dairy vegan cheese is Edinburgh chain La Favorita.
We are delighted to report that, after chatting with PETA UK about the benefits of dairy alternatives, La Favorita will now be offering the city’s first vegan cheese pizza! The new pizza uses smoked MozzaRisella, an innovative mozzarella … Read more.
You can’t go wrong with soup. It’s one of those satisfying staple dishes that can be whatever you want it to be – from a quick snack to a hearty meal in itself. Most of us have fond memories of homemade soups that cured us of our sniffles or warmed us up on a cold, wet day – and vegan soup is considerably better for the soul than the chicken variety. Here are a few reasons why hearty soups should be a regular feature on your meat-free menu:
Roasted Tomato Soup
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Street artist Dan Witz’s thought-provoking collaboration with PETA, “Empty the Cages”, is causing a stir across London, as dozens of unsettling installations encourage Londoners to open their eyes to animals’ suffering.
Dan explains the inspiration for the project:
Like most artists, I’m interested in exploring what society hides from itself. As a human, I’m concerned with injustice. But, like most people, I feel powerless to do anything about the downward spiral our planet seems to be taking. But, as someone who operates in the public commons, with my street interventions, sometimes
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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.