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Vegetarian beef farmer gives herd to animal sanctuary

A vegetarian farmer has given his herd of cows to an animal sanctuary to protect them from the slaughterhouse. Jay Wilde, 59, who farms in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, sent 63 cattle to a Norfolk rescue centre as he could no longer bear to send them to be killed. Click here for the full story.

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Pret A Manger introduces veggie & vegan fridges in more stores

Popular high street brand Pret A Manger will be launching veggie fridges in stores ‘up and down the country’. The move follows the successful first full year of the brand’s first Veggie Pret in London’s Soho and the equally successful launch of its second in Shoreditch. Click here to read the full story

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Vegan Holocaust survivor says the reason he survived was to end the oppression of animals

Dr Alex Hershaft has since spent his life campaigning for animal rights. We are honoured to have him as a Patron. Read the Evening Standard’s May 2017 feature about his work here.

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Tesco becomes second supermarket in six months to commit to labelling vegan products

Supermarket chain Tesco has announced that it is to introduce vegan labelling across its own-brand product range, the second major retailer to do so in just six months. The news comes in the wake of Animal Aid’s Mark It Vegan campaign, which calls on major supermarkets to introduce clear labelling on all vegan own-brand products. […]

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A new farming future

From the Vegan Society: Vegetarian ‘beef’ farmer Jay has made the first step towards a more ethical and environmentally beneficial future by turning his cow farm into a stock-free one, thanks to the help of The Vegan Society’s Grow Green campaign. This is his, and our, story. A vegetarian beef farmer is an unlikely thought, […]

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Rise of veganism featured on Radio 4 every day this week

A sign that times are changing – Radio 4’s Farming Today programme has devoted some time in each show this week to the rise of veganism. It’s broadcast at 5.45am and you can listen on catch-up: From this week: 24th April: The rise in veganism 25th April: Vegan alcoholic drinks 26th April: UK grown soya 27th April: First and […]

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Orthodox Rabbis Warn Of ‘Moral And Spiritual Dangers’ Of Eating Meat

In an unprecedented statement, a group of Orthodox rabbis around the world, members of Torat Chayim, a progressive Orthodox rabbinic group, have called upon the broader Jewish community to consider the moral and spiritual dangers associated with meat consumption. In this statement, these members of Torat Chayim have called upon Jews of all persuasions, but […]

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Food for London: ‘Serving a food-waste feast to the homeless? It’s obvious’ Evening Standard

It was two years ago when dietitian Hannah Style walked into her local Sainsbury’s in Kilburn and asked to speak to the manager. “Give me all your groceries that are going in the bin, all your misshapen vegetables and all the fresh food you haven’t sold and I will use it to feed the homeless,” […]

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Could a tax on meat help us save the planet?

One of the best ways of tackling climate change and feeding the growing world population is also one of the simplest. Written by Simon Fairlie for the Guardian. Aday would come, Percy Shelley predicted in 1813, when “the monopolising eater of animal flesh would no longer destroy his constitution by eating an acre at a meal”. […]

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Is Kosher Meat Always Moral? Asks Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

My grandfather was a butcher. And though he has long since passed, I recall his passion for service and his love of animals, even though he thought that his obligation to the world was to use their flesh as food. The juxtaposition of a benign, kindly man flaying the flesh of an animal, their blood […]

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