A selection of vegan and plant based opinion pieces, and blogs
It is time to free ourselves of this calcium crisis and open our minds and palates to the rich abundance of plant-based foods
I believe in the Liberation Pledge - which asks people to show respect for victims of violence, and demonstrate against the brutal system of animal exploitation, by refusing to 'sit at a table where a victim's body is being eaten' - so why can't I make it?
Palm oil is big business – found in around half of all items on supermarket shelves from margarine to lipstick. But some people are refusing to buy products containing palm oil – what are the issues and should we avoid it?
Almost every herbivore will have found themselves as the butt of jokes about vegans and veganism...and then accused of having no sense of hummus (groan)
More and more people are ditching animal products for ethical and other reasons - and it is becoming easier than ever before to do so
'Not realizing that from a very young age I was actually suffering from an addiction to refined carbohydrates (sugars and flours), I felt that I was somehow defective and that there was something seriously wrong with me'
The farmer says the sit-in, which was attended by around 200 activists and aimed at highlighting the plight of animals farmed for food, caused the death of two pigs. Campaigners say video footage of the event shows the animals were already dead
While it's easy to criticize vegetarians and flexitarians for not taking all the steps to end animal exploitation, their choices are undoubtedly having an impact on the demand for animal products
The newspaper published a report accusing mothers (not fathers) of potentially causing 'lasting harm' to their babies when they 'force' them to eat only plants
How demonizing 'bad' foods was one of the unhealthiest things I've ever done
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There are many reasons to include healthy raw veggies in your diet
Activists from global animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere have been documenting animal suffering on factory farms - and some have run into legal troubles
Vivisection is barbaric, outdated and repeatedly proven to be misguided, and yet every eight seconds, an animal dies in a British lab
Noa Ben-Moshe, the founder of award-winning vegan fashion, lifestyle, and travel blog 'Style with a Smile' explores the best vegan alternatives to leather
There are multiple health benefits to switching to a vegan diet - and it has beneficial impacts on animals and the environment too
For years, many of those interested in animal welfare focused their energies on meat. Finally the dairy industry is under scrutiny for its treatment of animals. And it's not happy...
Seeing photos from an undercover investigation showed one fast food kitchen manager that animal farming was not the industry she thought it was
The pro-dairy initiative has unsurprisingly crashed, nearly as hard as milk sales themselves
Aiyana Goodfellow explains why she thinks it's important to stay vegan after Veganuary, and offers advice on how to keep up the cruelty-free lifestyle
It can take time and effort to implement new habits - but it is worth pushing through. A vegan lifestyle has huge positive impacts on animal suffering and the environment
McDonald's is acting to prevent progress when it comes to animal welfare, having refused to sign up to the seemingly minimal welfare requirements of the Better Chicken Commitment
Meat grown in labs has been touted as being able to save billions of animals from a lifetime of misery, help feed billions of malnourished people and save our planet from ecological disaster. So, what’s the catch?
Eating bugs isn't vegan...so why are brands trying to sell the idea of entomophagy as a type of veganism?
Brits spend an average of £645 on meat products a year...imagine how much more they'd rake in if they ditched dairy too
One restaurant has hit back at critics of its pricing, arguing that staff costs and other overheads factor into how much a dish costs
A poll released last week suggested that meat eaters took half as many days off work sick as vegans - but the poll has been rubbished by many organizations
While any foods containing animal items are the result of exploitation and abuse, isn't a move towards reduction something to be celebrated?
'When there's an urgent situation - such as a threat to life - we'll usually go the extra mile and do what needs to be done. We drop our vanity and stop worrying what people will think of us.'
The fashion industry is starting to make strides towards sustainability and more ethical working practices - though there is still a long way to go. But how does the jewely sector compare?
This Indonesian island is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world thanks to its spectacular beaches, wild jungles, friendly people - and incredible food
But while focus on 'corporate veganism' has brought many benefits for vegans – such as ease of access to products and less pejorative misconceptions - it's not enough
Shropshire Deputy Council Leader - and former dairy farmer - Steve Charmley said Veganuary posters were promoting 'fake news'. But what does this say about advertising in general?
The bakery was at the heart of a Twitter storm yesterday after it confirmed it would launch the vegan snack - but despite the controversy, the sausage roll has been selling out in stores
Aiyana Goodfellow is a passionate animal rights activist. She uses her skills to advocate through writing and speaking at events. Here she shares advice on how to raise your activism game
Fish are gentle, sensitive, intelligent, and complex creatures - yet we massacre them in their billions. It's time to speak out about the hell these creatures endure
It is now possible to determine a chick's sex before an egg has hatched - which could mean the end of killing billions of male chicks globally. But what about hens who suffer in their billions?
A lack of self-care and total engagement led one activist to take some time off, but the idealistic part of him believes the future is in our hands
Activism isn't about being comfortable - it's about opening minds and changing the world
The vast majority of the world still eats animals: advocates have to think about the most effective ways to make them change their ways
Vegan burgers are becoming more and more similar to traditional meat. Why not ask your meat-eating friends and family to swap our their usual patty for one of these options?
As questions around Britain's exit from the European Union increase - one writer muses on the potential impact on our food system
Any time of year is perfect for ditching animal products - but January offers support and the incentive to try something new, and there are lots of good reasons to give it a go
Are you searching for a gift for a loved one? Or maybe you're vegan yourself? We've put together some of the finest presents available - all completely animal-free
These easy tips will help you encourage your friends to embrace vegan options - and maybe inspire them to ditch animal products altogether
Canned tuna and other basics have seen a significant decline in recent years, with some saying increased awareness around the damage caused by fishing is the cause
Politicians often shy away from talking about what people put on their plates, saying they don't want a 'nanny state'. But we need our representatives to take problems with our food systems more seriously
Studies have shown that vegetarians will ditch their morals around eating animals after drinking alcohol - but why?
As concern over the planet continues to increase, it can feel overwhelming. These suggestions help you deal with the panic
As more people turn to vegan and plant-based diets, will our language start to evolve, so we change metaphors that rely on images of animal abuse and suffering?
The discomfort we may feel when advocating for animals is dwarfed by their suffering. At this time of year, when many people consume more flesh than usual, we should speak up
Change often scares people, so putting the options out there is really the key to helping them see veganism as accessible and achievable
Catchy headlines might put veganism in the news - but this vegan believes they really don't do us any favors.
There are a lot of conflicting opinions on whether or not dogs should eat a vegan diet - here are some facts about the nutrition these animals need to stay healthy
This time of year can be grueling for vegans, whose compassion is mocked and treated as a nuisance. But it's worse for the animals who can't escape exploitation
Confused viewers watched them tuck into a number of animal-based products, despite show insiders saying the program would be 'in crisis' due to the vegan contestants
The pregnant Duchess of Sussex has spoken about her 'part-time plant-based diet' before. Now a UK paper has asked if she's ditched all animal products
Veganism is supposed to be about what's 'practicable and possible'. Nothing in life is perfect - and it doesn't have to be
A veg-heavy diet is better for animals, the planet, and human health
The work can have a strong negative impact on workers
A health plant-based diet can help control or reverse some conditions - but it is not a miracle cure for everything
She said she is 'frustrated' by the vegan movement
Data and anecdotal evidence show that animal products are starting to fall out of favor
Warning: this article contains some questionable carnist logic
We've gone mainstream and we've got people rattled
Be a rebel. Be vegan. Be a vegan activist. One day, the majority will be right. One day, the majority will be vegan
People often worry a plant-based diet is too expensive
The organization endorses various methods of animal slaughter
The running organization has written off animal welfare concerns
Whilst Veganism continues to grow, is it inevitable we must lose some of the core values to attract the masses? After all, a movement needs people...
Politicians usually claim diet is a 'personal choice' - but how much longer can they say it?
The company has announced it support for a global testing ban - but it still sells in territories which require animal experimentation
This 'rebel heart' says we can't just hope for animal liberation
Recent reports, surveys and news stories show that plant-based eating has become mainstream – especially among young people who are concerned about the environment and animal welfare
The Woodland Trust says the latest information shows the situation is 'worse than feared'
It's time to put the animals first again
One contestant even earned a rare handshake for their excellent vegan pastry
The event series will champion stories from, and for, a more diverse audience.
One called it an 'insult' to baking
We have been blessed with delicious animal-free snacks by the crisp gods themselves
This public figure says compassion and strength 'go hand in hand'
Farmers have been accused of seeing animals as objects - not living beings
Stewart Gilchrist shares his views on Sid Vicious, Woody Harrelson, and the mind-expanding superpowers of a plantbased yoga practice
Preparing for pound cake, focaccia, and a new world
These stars won't forget to tell you that they're vegan
If you’re vegan and into hardcore music, leperfest should be on your agenda
He wants animal rights advocates to be given less airtime than farmers
Are PETA's inconsistent criticisms doing more harm than good?
A recent report claimed 'ethical beef' is becoming increasingly popular - but is animal agriculture ever humane?
How compromising our values compromises animals' lives
Industry-funded research is significantly more likely to produce outcomes favourable to that industry. Who knew?
Is it really possible to be a perfect vegan? And can perfection be the enemy of good?
Men should forget predisposed ideas of vegans - and consider the many benefits of adopting a plant-based diet
We have the power to effect real change - but we need to respect our fellow humans and animals