The long read

In-depth reporting, essays and profiles

April 1, 2019

'The Dinner Party' Unites Grieving People Over Food - But What About Dead Animals On The Plate?

Grief and loss remain taboo subjects in many parts of the world; opening up about it is sometimes considered revolutionary

March 26, 2019

'There's No Need For Vegan Organizations To Compete' Says New Animal Think Tank

The Think Tank wants to help activists become more effective in what they do by inspiring them to use theories of social change to guide their actions

February 15, 2019

Does It Make A Difference If Your Therapist Is Vegan?

'We can't compartmentalize our lives, given that we are meaning-making creatures whose lives are underpinned by our values, beliefs and ways in which we deal with our existential realities'

February 11, 2019

Leading Advocate To Release Three New Books To Help Grow The Vegan Movement

This is Part 2 of a two-part interview. Part 1 explored how Dr. Melanie Joy's advocacy work focuses on asking people to be ‘as vegan as possible' to build a more inclusive and resilient movement

February 6, 2019

Does Advocating For Being 'As Vegan As Possible' Help People Stay Vegan?

It's important that the numbers of reducetarians and those who are open to veganism and supportive of veganism, if not wholly vegan themselves, continue to rise, according to Dr. Melanie Joy

January 15, 2019

Interview With A Vegan Superhero: The Remarkable Extreme Runner Fiona Oakes

The multiple World Record athlete talks openly and candidly about her life, her running, her veganism and the animals she cares for

January 7, 2019

Do 84% Of Vegans And Vegetarians Really Go Back To Eating Meat?

This famous stat is often used to illustrate how many people abandon vegan and vegetarian diets. But how accurate is it?

November 16, 2018

'Confronting' Farmers Doesn't Show Vegans Are Angry - But Are Well-Adjusted Social Leaders

Maybe farmers need to consider if, feeling insecure, they are judging vegans more harshly than they deserve?

November 5, 2018

How The Vegan Movement Is Growing In Nepal

Animal advocates face challenges - but the tide is turning, says one leading voice

April 20, 2018

Vaquita Porpoise Facing Extinction Due To 'Human Greed And Arrogance'

There may be as few as 12 of the animals left

March 6, 2018

How To Make A Man Vegan: Overcoming The Social And Psychological Barriers

It's time to talk to the men in your life and ask them: so what's stopping you be vegan?

February 21, 2018

Why Aren't More Men Vegan?

It's a simple question - with a complicated answer

November 14, 2017

VEGAN POWER: Disrupting The Global $90 Billion Meat Market

We're on the verge of meat-free revolution. Who's driving it?

November 9, 2017

Badgers Are The Forgotten Victims Of The Dairy Industry: And They Are Being Cruelly Slaughtered

Science has proved the badger cull isn't working - why is it still going on?

November 3, 2017

No Longer Fat, Sick And Hungry: We Cured Arthritis And Pre Diabetes With Vegan Diet

Diane McConnel and Judith Fiore completely changed their lives with a plant-based diet

October 19, 2017

Food Waste Is A Huge Problem: How Can We Start To Tackle It?

A shocking amount of good food ends up as landfill - we need to work together to win the battle on waste

October 11, 2017

Why Do Humans Ignore The Intelligence Of Animals?

We don't yet understand the way animals minds work - or how they interact with the rest of the world 

September 14, 2017

10 Amazing Plant-Based Tips To Help You Lose Weight And Be Healthier

Expert guidance on how to be healthy - as well as help the planet