When the weather heats up, our thoughts automatically seem to turn to ice cream. Nothing screams summer holiday like a scoop (or four!) of this delicious frozen dessert. Choosing to shun the cruelty of the dairy industry certainly doesn’t mean that you have to go without the good stuff, and – as more and more people make the switch to ethical vegan eating – the aisles of UK supermarkets increasingly offer a tempting selection.
Here are our top picks for vegan ice creams for this summer – let us know if we’ve … Read more.
We recently spoke to Gillian Loughran, who has an autistic son, Finn, and is the editor of Autism Eye, a magazine aimed at providing parents with practical information about raising children with an autism spectrum disorder.
Following some recent comments in the media about a connection between the symptoms of autism and dairy consumption, Gillian felt it was important to let other parents know about the potential benefits of dropping dairy products, based on her own family’s experience. She had this to say:
From a very young age, my child has
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We often hear people say that they can’t bear to watch videos of animals suffering – suffering which is a reality for billions of animals every year. Perhaps those who can’t face watching how meat or dairy products are really made can bring themselves to listen instead.
The shrieking noises of chickens reveal the suffering that they experience for the purpose of producing eggs. Chickens are kept in severely crowded conditions,where mesh rubs off their feathers, chafes their skin and cripples their feet. They are often debeaked, a painful mutilation in … Read more.
It may be 1 April, but we’re not pulling your leg. Meat and other animal products contain some extremely disturbing ingredients. Cruelty, for a start – but also some other stuff that’s just, well, gross.
Unfortunately, the following 10 facts about what’s really in meat and dairy products are 100 percent true – we’d just advise you not to read them while you’re tucking into a hamburger or any other food that contains dead animals.
Farms feed chickens and pigs arsenic to help ward off infections in their filthy living conditions
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We have some sad news to report: plans to build a massive dairy farm in Wales that would inflict misery on 1,000 cows at a time have just been approved by a government minister.
Back in 2010, farmer Fraser Jones submitted an application to dramatically expand his dairy farm in the village of Welshpool, Powys. The application was vehemently opposed by local residents, groups such as the National Trust for Wales and thousands of PETA supporters, including actor Owain Yeoman. It was rejected by Powys County Council, and after … Read more.
Actor, producer and mother Emily Deschanel makes no bones about her beliefs – as a committed vegan, she’s totally appalled by the cruelty of the dairy industry. She stars as forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan in hit US crime drama Bones, but in PETA’s brand-new video, it’s the horror of factory farming that she’s investigating.
Watch her behind-the-scenes exposé of how cows raised for milk are treated:
As a mum, Emily explains that she doesn’t want to participate in the suffering of other mothers. The idea of having your child stolen … Read more.
Happy Birthday, Leonardo!
Leonardo da Vinci was not only a great artist but also a compassionate person who led a cruelty-free lifestyle. He was such an ardent defender of animals that he sometimes bought caged birds from poultry vendors and set them free. He frequently wrote about cruelty to animals in his Notebooks, writing of the meat and dairy industries, “Endless multitudes will have their little [babies] taken from them, ripped open and flayed and most cruelly cut in pieces” and “Of the beasts from whom cheese is made … the … Read more.
The Easter bunny is vegan: he’s an herbivore, so he doesn’t eat any animal products at all. He doesn’t even drink milk. In fact, if you think about it, you’ll realise that humans are the only species that drinks the milk of another animal. Our bodies aren’t designed to consume milk beyond infancy, which perhaps explains why up to 60 percent of us worldwide are lactose-intolerant.
At Easter, we’re surrounded by images of cute animals and new life. So isn’t it ironic that so many people celebrate Easter with food that is … Read more.
PETA supporters greeted members of the Powys County Council as they arrived at the town hall in Welshpool to discuss a proposal to expand Leighton Farm into an industrialised dairy farm with 1,000 cows. They were there to tell council members that if they want to keep pollution and the abuse of animals out of Powys, they’ll immediately vote down this proposal.
Dairy factory farms deny cows everything that’s natural and important to them and relegate them to a life of suffering and an early death. The cows are forced to … Read more.
Sadly there are still “environmentalists” out there who like to talk the talk but not walk the walk when it comes to their diet. To mark World Environment Day on 5 June, here a few nuggets of information to put to any meat-, dairy- and egg-eating “environmentalists” you happen to know:
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- The bacteria, pesticides and antibiotics that are concentrated in animal flesh are also found in their faeces, and these chemicals can have catastrophic effects on the ecosystems surrounding large farms. In the US, animals raised for
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