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Scottish Prison Opens Vegan Restaurant to Rehabilitate Inmates

Vegan Inmate-Run Restaurant to Open At Scottish Prison

A vegan restaurant, staffed by current and ex-inmates, could soon open outside Perth Prison in central Scotland. Starting Step is leading the new project. The social business supports people from the prison system into work,...
10 Scottish Prisons to Serve Up Vegan Christmas Dinner

10 Scottish Prisons to Serve Up Vegan Christmas Dinner

Don't think the vegan trend has hit the mainstream yet? It's so popular even prisons are ditching animal products. This Christmas, ten of Scotland prisons will serve up vegan options to prisoners for Christmas...

UK Prisoners Play With Goats in Rehabilitative Animal Therapy Sessions

Prisoners at HMP Swaleside in Kent will stroke and feed goats in new rehabilitative animal therapy sessions. Inmates at the category B prison on the Isle of Sheppey will help to care for two pygmy...
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New Guide Offers Inmates Advice on How to Be Vegan in Prison

A new guide by The Vegan Society offers advice on being vegan in prison. The booklet outlines the rights of vegan inmates, how to meet dietary requirements, and what prison staff should know about...

Vegan Non-Profit Develops Inmate Adoption Program to Rescue Dogs From Death Row

A vegan non-profit launched the Pawsitive Change Prison Program to rehabilitate prison inmates and rescue dogs by pairing them together for 14 weeks. The program saves over 100 dogs from death row every year...

Vegan Non-Profit Fights to Stop Prison-Run Slaughterhouses

Vegan non-profit Evolve Our Prison Farms (EOPF) is working to implement change after a recent government ruling allowed the return of prison farms in Canada. These farms previously saw prisoners raising livestock for slaughter...

Vegan Meal Options in California’s Hospitals and Prisons May Soon Be Required By Law

A new bill introduced in California would require facilities such as hospitals and prisons, to offer plant-based vegan meals. According to a press release, the bill has been sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation and the...

Pamela Anderson Urges Government to Serve Vegan Meals in Prisons to Reduce Violence

Activist, actress, model and vegan Pamela Anderson has long been a supporter of animal rights. The star has campaigned for change in several ways in recent times, and remains vocal about animal welfare issues...
Vegan Diet Used by U.S. Prisons for Rehabilitation

Vegan Diet Used by U.S. Prisons for Rehabilitation

Prisons have not always enjoyed a vegan friendly reputation in the US. Peter Young, an animal activist jailed for releasing minks from a fur farm, stated recently that his time in prison was incredibly...

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...

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...