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Do Plants Really Feel Pain? What Does Science Say?

Do Plants Really Feel Pain? What Does Science Say?

Do plants really feel pain? Every now and then, a story will make the rounds on news sites and social media sharing the findings of a study that allegedly uncovered that plants, like animals,...

7 Survival Tips for Vegans on a Student Budget

As a recently graduated student (and currently unemployed), I am not unfamiliar with living on a budget. However, I am prone to spending more than I should on food. This is mainly because where...

The Save Movement: What To Expect at a Slaughterhouse Vigil

The Save Movement is a global organisation which holds peaceful vigils outside slaughter houses. The movement was started in Toronto with the formation of the Toronto Pig Save. This group was founded by an...
TGI Fridays Launch Vegan Menu Items Across UK Restaurants

Should Vegan Restaurants Serve Meat and Other Non-Vegan Options?

Last month we heard about a disgruntled customer who complained that a café specialising in vegetarian food was “too veggie” and “lacking in meat”. The customer in question aired his disappointment on TripAdvisor, where...
Are Vegan Parents Guilty of Forcing Their Beliefs on Their Children?

Is Raising Vegan Children Ethical?

Updated August 17, 2019. Parents who raise their kids as vegans are sometimes met with criticism from non-vegans. Usually these criticisms stem from either beliefs that a vegan diet is unhealthy, or a view...

What Is The Liberation Pledge And Is It For You?

What is The Liberation Pledge? Those who take the The Liberation Pledge strive to meet the following three goals: Publicly refuse to eat animals (live vegan) Publicly refuse to sit where animals are being eaten ...

5 Tips on Surviving as a Vegan on Vacation In Spain (And Everywhere Else)

With a penchant for adding chorizo or jamón to every dish going, Spain is not often a country associated with veganism (chorizo ice cream, anyone?). With this in mind, it was with some trepidation that...

FISH! Are They Our Friends or Are They Food?

Perhaps you read our article on animals’ capacity to experience pain. The examples in that piece focused mainly on mammals and birds, but what about fish? Is there evidence that fish can experience pain...

What Vegans Really Eat and “Where Do They Get Protein?”

Many a vegan will have been asked this question at some point, in fact it’s become such a cliché that the very mention of protein to is likely to generate an eye-roll. Now, I could...

What Are Major Medical Institutes Saying About Vegan Diets?

Go to the comment section of any online article about veganism (if you dare!) and you will almost certainly come across a comment along the lines of “vegan diets are unhealthy” or “humans need...

Let’s Talk About Backyard Hens (A Vegan Group Admin’s Worst Nightmare…)

In a previous article, I wrote about the free-range egg industry, and how the idyllic image of happy hens scratching in the yard is not always that close to reality (see article here). I concluded...
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What’s Wrong With Free-Range Eggs?

Explaining veganism to people can be tricky. Generally, people seem to have got the hang of vegetarianism; it’s obvious that in order to make bacon, a pig has to die, there’s no getting around...
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What’s The Difference Between Clean Eating and Veganism?

Recently I was sent a link to a documentary by a friend which, according to said friend, was about veganism. It turned out not to really be about veganism at all but about “clean-eating”,...
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Do Animals Feel Pain? | Deciphering Scientific Studies on Pain in Animals

Few people would deny that animals are able, at least to some degree, to experience pain. However, in many cases farm animals routinely undergo procedures which are likely to cause pain without pain relief...