Even in the age of Internet downloads and widescreen TVs, nothing beats a trip to the cinema to lose yourself in the magic of the movies. And thankfully for compassionate filmgoers everywhere, long gone are the days of only having stale popcorn and processed hot dogs to munch on. Today’s cinemas, recognising that patrons enjoy healthy meals and snacks during films, are offering a wide variety of creative, delicious meat-free treats. If there were an Oscar for compassionate catering, then our Top Five Vegan-Friendly Cinemas would all be worthy nominees:
The chips are down for fish and chips – at least according to a new study showing that Britain’s favourite takeaway is now Chinese food. Fewer people tucking into fish suppers is certainly a good thing, as fish have no desire to be dragged out of the sea, killed, battered and served up in a greasy paper package. Vegans can also get behind this trend because all Chinese restaurants offer a tempting selection of animal-free options!
Here are some of our favourite widely available vegan Chinese dishes – … 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.
We’ve all seen the headlines – with rising bills, increasing food costs and widespread austerity cuts across Britain, people are feeling the pinch. So for single mum and frugal food blogger Jack Monroe (aka “A Girl Called Jack”), finding inexpensive ways to feed her family is a top priority. Since pledging to go vegan for Lent, however, Jack has discovered that there’s no reason why you can’t adopt a diet that saves animals while still counting the pennies – her collection of tempting vegan recipes works out to as little as … Read more.
Steak and kidney? No, thank you! Eating the innards of animals is no way to celebrate traditional British food, which is why, for National Pie Week, we’re going crazy for vegan pastry fare. Although the world’s first pies were filled with meat and called “coffins”, cookery has fortunately evolved since then. Thanks to companies such as all-vegan Fry’s Distribution, which has just launched its brand-new curry pie, your pastry shell doesn’t need to contain a corpse-based filling.
We just had a sneak preview of Fry’s new pie and can … Read more.
One message that most people will take away from the recent horsemeat scandal is that if you’re buying meat, it’s almost impossible to know what it’s really made from. As the equine content of British burgers was making headlines, there was another worrying finding for members of religions which prohibit eating pork: the presence of pig meat in many so-called “beef” products, making them neither kosher nor halal.
But there’s an easy recipe for laying to rest anxieties about sinister hidden ingredients in your food: going vegan. Stick to a wholesome plant-based … Read more.
Want to feel virtuous this Lent? Forget giving up chocolate or alcohol – going vegan is the most powerful pledge you can make. Cutting animal products out of your diet is good for your body and soul: it will benefit your health and make your lifestyle more compassionate as you stop supporting industries that exploit and kill animals.
So take this win-win decision and sign our vegan Lent pledge today. We’ll offer you help and support along the way, and you’ll be experiencing the benefits of being vegan in no … Read more.
Thanks to host Marco Pierre White, there will be plenty of screaming on Channel 5′s soon-to-debut Marco Pierre White’s Kitchen Wars. But for every meal prepared on the show, there will be countless screams that go unheard – those of the fish whose bodies are cut up, cooked and plated. That’s why PETA has sent a letter to the network asking for space to air our hard-hitting new anti-bullying TV spot, “Silent Scream”, during the show’s 7 June premiere. White’s feud with PETA dates back to 2006, when he was quoted … Read more.
It’s that time of the year again – thousands of students will be starting or returning to university and kicking off the term with a fun-filled fresher frenzy to settle in. But before the madness begins, here are a few handy fresher tips from an old and wise third-year:
- Now is the perfect time to go vegan! Now that you’re cooking and shopping for yourself, you can make sure that your cart is cruelty-free. Remember: vegetables are cheaper than meat, so your loan should stretch easily if you’re careful. When other
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One look at most pub menus and it’s clear that the days are long gone when a vegetarian meal in a British pub meant a handful of peanuts or a packet of crisps. PETA is recognising pubs that are doing their best to satisfy patrons’ hunger for healthy vegan options, and regulars at our top 10 below will be pleased to know that the establishments have been named the Top 10 Most Vegetarian-Friendly Pubs in the UK. Winners were chosen based on a number of criteria, including reputation … Read more.