Posts Tagged: animal

Should Our Pets Be Vegan?

People have the ability to make a choice about what they eat, often based on their beliefs surrounding ethics, health and the environment. Despite the fact that many of these people own companion animals,  the topic of what vegans should feed their pets is a contentious one.   The oldest living dog in the world, Bramble,…read more

Doubling your ‘5 a day’

In the UK currently, we are told we should be consuming at least 5 portions of fruit or veg per day (around 400g). Despite this, only one third of people actually meet this target, which is worrying as new research, led by scientists from Imperial College London, found that the most benefit came from eating…read more

My New Favourite Vegan Documentary?

Vegans sometimes get a bad name for themselves, as they are often seen as radical, preachy people, but Simon Amstell’s new feature length documentary may just change this perception. How? By delivering the hard truth, akin to the kind of things you would see in Earthlings or Cowspiracy, but in a ‘mockumentary’ style. The film,…read more

Supporting Local: Sprout Health Foods, Newquay

In June 2016, my local town got a whole lot better, as a new independent health food shop Sprout opened its doors to the public. Sprout not only puts a spotlight on local businesses,  but also provides a wide range of natural food, drinks and produce (as well as killer coffee and raw cakes). By filling…read more

The Vegan Kind: February

I’m a bit late to the game on this one since it is already March, but I’ve had a super hectic month with lots of university deadlines! Now that I am (slightly) on top of my work, I thought it was about time to share February’s The Vegan Kind box. For those of you who…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

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

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

The Addiction Is Real

Lush is a British cosmetics company with a mission: To provide consumers with natural hair, body and beauty products, which in my opinion, they do very well! Which is why, over time, this has happened: I would say around 80% of all of my beauty products are from Lush, my make up, shower gels, moisturisers,…read more

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