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Is Sugar Vegan? Bone Char Filtration, The Industry’s Dirty Secret

3 Mins Read Is sugar vegan? Why wouldn’t it be, right? How’s this for a shocking fact: not all sugars on the supermarket shelf are vegan. Even though sugar comes from the sugarcane plant and does not contain animal products, the process used to manufacture some refined sugars can involve bone char—cow bones. At this point, you might […]

What Draws Seventh Day Adventists to Vegan And Vegetarian Lifestyles?

5 Mins Read By Tamas Lestar. Christianity is often regarded as a staunch opponent of veganism – after all, most Christian denominations are highly carnivorous in their dietary ethics. Many proclaim liberty to consume animal flesh as they assume animals to be a gift created for food by God.  The Bible’s depiction of human-animal relations has been used to […]

Is Using Insects for Protein A Terrible Idea? Here’s What You Need to Know

3 Mins Read Using insects as a source of protein has gained attention in recent years with enthusiasts presenting the idea as a sustainable and ethical alternative to traditional protein sources. However, the use of insects for protein is a problematic idea for several reasons, which we explore below. Eating insects is cruel and inhumane The methods used […]

The 7 Best Vegan Books To Ease Into Eating Less Meat

5 Mins Read Want to eat less meat? Read a book, first. If you want the facts about meat consumption, and some practical tips on how to reduce yours, and even a few recipes to get you started, the following eight vegan books will get you there. Best of all, if you start to feel overwhelmed, you can […]

Octopus Farms Raise Massive Ethical And Evironmental Concerns

5 Mins Read By Alexandra Schnell, University of Cambridge, Heather Browning, London School of Economics and Political Science, Jonathan Birch, London School of Economics and Political Science When you imagine an octopus’s world, you might well see a curious creature in a complex undersea environment.  Yet the reality of life for some octopuses is existence within a barren tank, inescapably surrounded by humans and other […]

How to Minimize Waste On Amazon Orders

4 Mins Read If you must use the e-com behemoth, Amazon, there are still some steps you can take to try and reduce the impact of your order as much as possible. It can be difficult to completely quit all online shopping. Sometimes, there might be something that you really do need and cannot source from local stores, […]

Cory Booker Vs. Big Meat

5 Mins Read New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has a new plan aimed at holding large factory farms accountable and improving animal welfare. Can he get it passed? Under Senator Cory Booker’s Industrial Agriculture Accountability Act, the Democrat from New Jersey is aiming to shift responsibility onto corporate and industrial farm operators for disaster mitigation through a fee structure. […]

As Humane Slaughter Come to Aquaculture, Is Animal Welfare At a Tipping Point?

5 Mins Read Fish deserve a humane death says the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), one of the world’s leading farmed seafood organizations, in a move that elevates animal welfare standards to new heights. The ASC said for the first time that fish feel “pain, stress, and anxiety,” and it will introduce animal welfare regulations to bring the farmed […]

Court Denies Habeas Corpus Plea for Bronx Zoo’s Happy The Elephant

4 Mins Read Happy, an elephant housed at the Bronx Zoo in New York since 1977, has been deemed intelligent and worthy of compassionate care, but not entitled to freedom. The decision came from New York’s top court after the Nonhuman Rights Project launched a case for her release. The decision cannot be appealed and represents the latest […]

Switch4Good Partners With Vegan Artists To Sell NFTs For Ethical Causes

4 Mins Read Nonprofit Switch4Good has announced its latest collaboration designed to “disrupt the disinformation of Big Dairy”. The organisation is working with vegan artists to offer more than 50 pieces of original art, sold as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). All profits will be donated to the Indraloka Animal Sanctuary and distributed amongst nonprofits working with animals or for […]

McDonald’s Shareholder Loses Animal Welfare-Motivated Proxy Fight 

3 Mins Read Carl Icahn has lost a proxy fight with McDonald’s. The billionaire owns 200 shares in McDonald’s, equating to a too-small share to influence other votes. Icahn’s fight was centred around the chain’s suppliers’ treatment of pregnant pigs but his concerns were not shared by enough fellow shareholders. During the McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting, initial vote […]

Cultivated Meat Might Seem Alien But It’s Better Than Animal Agriculture

6 Mins Read By Matti Wilks. The world is in the grips of a food-tech revolution. One of the most compelling new developments is cultured meat, also known as clean, cell-based or slaughter-free meat. It’s grown from stem cells taken from a live animal without the need for slaughter. Proponents hail cultured meat as the long-awaited solution to the […]

Hong Kong Exotic Pet Addiction Is A Travesty For Biodiversity Says New Report

5 Mins Read Hong Kong’s penchant for keeping exotic animals as pets is putting species at risk of extinction, a new study claims. Between 2015-2019, four million animals were imported into the country to be kept domestically, heightening the risk of extinction for rare breeds.  The ADM Capital Foundation report is titled Wild, Threatened, Farmed: Hong Kong’s Invisible […]

KFC’s “Utterly Misleading” High-Welfare Claims Exposed By Activist-Led Vegan Chicken Brand

5 Mins Read KFC is being called out for a deceptive marketing campaign by vegan chicken brand VFC. The fried chicken giant launched its ‘behind the bucket’ film, which showed imagery of healthy, happy chickens living in high-welfare conditions from KFC suppliers. The British vegan chicken brand VFC became suspicious about the film’s validity following its own experiences […]