Monthly Archives: January 31, 2016

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Carbs: The Starch Solution

When trying to lose weight, or simply become healthier, people are often told to stay away from carbohydrates. Many people are under the assumption that carbohydrates, such as potatoes and rice, can often actually make you gain weight, but this is not the case. According to Dr. McDougall’s book ‘The Starch Solution’ it is in…read more

The Truth Behind Your Fur Coat

Since 80-85% of the global fur trade’s products are industrially produced on fur farms, these animals endure the same confinement and poor treatment as animals farmed for meat and dairy as farmers often want to maximise their profits, at the expense of the animals. To cut costs, killing methods often include suffocation, electrocution, gassing, and poisoning, all…read more

Using Animals for Entertainment

I’m sure we’re all guilty of visiting numerous zoos, aquariums and other establishments that keep animals in captivity mainly for human entertainment. Dog fights, horse racing, fishing, hunting and bull fights make spectacles of the animals, but tend to be socially accepted as they are seen as fun or culturally important. Reflecting on the past,…read more

Benefits Of Yoga

Exercise doesn’t always have to leave you huffing, puffing and aching, as activities such as yoga can have great impacts on both your body and your mind, without really feeling like you are doing exercise at all. While the thought of going out for a run often leaves me grimacing, yoga is something that I…read more

What I Ate Today – Vegan Meal Ideas

While most people probably aren’t that interested in what I ate today, I absolutely love reading blog posts like this and watching people’s videos on YouTube, so I thought, why not?! Hopefully it will give you guys some inspiration, and show that vegan food doesn’t always have to be boring and super healthy. Breakfast This…read more

What’s Wrong With Dairy?

Most people think the meat and dairy industry are two separate things, but often, that is not the case. Animals used for dairy are often still subject to suffering in factory farms, and often also end up as meat. Both male calves and chicks are typically euthanised within the first few days of their lives, as…read more

Being Vegan in Newquay

When people think of Cornwall, they typically think of seafood, ice cream, clotted cream, pasties and fudge… And this is not good news when you’re a vegan. While all of these foods are abundant where I live in Newquay, there are also some amazing vegan options, so I thought I’d share my favourites with you,…read more

Animal Agriculture and the Environment

Increasing pollution, deforestation, food and water shortages as well as increasing fossil fuel consumption, is putting the world under tremendous strain. With the population ever growing, expecting to reach a level of around 12 billion people by 2060, this strain is only going to get worse. One of the biggest culprits, contributing to all of…read more

Should Vegans Eat Honey?

“Veganism is a way of living which excludes all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, the animal kingdom, and includes a reverence for life. It applies to the practice of living on the products of the plant kingdom to the exclusion of flesh, fish, fowl, eggs, honey, animal milk and its derivatives, and encourages…read more

Climate Change: Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are one of the most diverse, economically valuable ecosystems on Earth , as well as being source of food and protection for millions. Yet despite this, anthropogenic action is threatening to kill them. With ocean temperatures rising, and acidification occurring due to greater amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, corals are becoming…read more

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