Ethics

Can This Hybrid Car Concept Make Meat Companies More Sustainable?

Blended, or "hybrid", products have been driven beyond the roads and straight into supermarket aisles: hybrid meat is now a thing. Hybrid products contain animal protein, but also a combination of grains and vegetables, with the intention that these added ingredients...

Can Veganism Rehabilitate Inmates?

We know the benefits that a plant-based diet can have on the planet and our bodies. But what about our minds, and our capacity to commit crime? Pennsylvania state prisons, from November, will start monitoring the change in behaviour of 200 volunteer inmates at each...

What Do Vegans Really Get up to When They’re Stranded on Desert Islands?

"But what if you were stranded on a desert island, would you eat meat then?" Vegans frequently find themselves on desert islands - even those who live in the middle of a city and have never been on a boat in their life. People are so curious...

The Powerful Business Leaders Who Are Speaking out for Animals

Any movement benefits from being backed by those with influence and power: it is easier to enforce change with media attention and (of course) money invested in the cause. Luckily, then, there are plenty of business professionals willing to speak out on...

Why Would Anyone be Vegan and Still Eat “Fake” Meat?

It's a curious thing for some people when they see vegans eating "fake" meat. Don't they hate meat, people often ask themselves. While it might seem a bit nonsensical, it's actually a really simple thing. First and foremost, it's important that people understand that...

The Experience of Surviving as a Vegan in Prison

Peter Young, animal rights activist affiliated with the Animal Liberation Front, was a fugitive between 1998 and 2005, on the run from the FBI. The crime? He released thousands of minks from fur farms. He was arrested in 1998 and faced Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act...

5 Fascinating Ways Technology Has Helped to Save Animals

When we think about animal welfare, the industries that typically come to mind as the greatest culprits are food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and fashion. Thankfully, due to technological developments, animal exploitation has become less frequent throughout...

Can We Really Expect Older Family Members to Go Vegan?

The vegan movement is driven by the young – close to half of all vegans are aged 15-34 (42%), compared with just 14% who are over 65. But why is that? Is it the younger generations' use of social media helping to inspire them to make the change? Would many...

David Attenborough Investigates Death of Elephant who Inspired Disney’s ‘Dumbo’

Sir David Attenborough, in a new BBC show, investigates both the life and history, and the suspicious death of the circus elephant who is known for inspiring Disney's 1941 Dumbo.  'Jumbo' the elephant arrived at London Zoo in 1865, and was most loved by...

The Guardian Asks: “Is it Time to Stop Wearing Wool?”

In an interview with Ingrid Newkirk, the co-founder and president of PETA, The Guardian pose the question - "is it time we stopped wearing wool?". For most people, the connection between meat and ending the life of an animal is pretty clear. Whether...

10 Ways To Troll a Vegan

Tired of hearing your vegan friends bang on about "saving the planet", "saving the animals", "lowering risks of certain diseases", blah blah blah? Wanna take 'em down a peg or two? Here are some tried and tested tips for trolling those bunny hugging leftos.  ...


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