Advertising Standards Authority highlights cruelty of the meat industry (and its own hypocrisy)

At first glance – as a vegan, at any rate – it was easy to be irritated by news last week that Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority had banned a TV advert by Vegan Friendly UK on the grounds that it was “likely to cause distress” to viewers. It’s not a particularly gruesome ad, showing aContinue reading “Advertising Standards Authority highlights cruelty of the meat industry (and its own hypocrisy)”

Camping out with 12,000 vegans – a joyous way to celebrate the return to post-pandemic ‘normality’

I’m going to fess up straight away and admit I attended the UK Vegan Campout 2021 in absolute decadence. Hiring a six-person campervan for two of us meant we avoided the epic queues to fulfil the basic human needs of eating and toileting at a festival of 12,000 hungry vegans at Newark Showgrounds in Nottinghamshire.Continue reading “Camping out with 12,000 vegans – a joyous way to celebrate the return to post-pandemic ‘normality’”

An awkward compromise for vegan cat owners: the pet meat industry

I’m a vegan with four cats. Every morning, one of the first tasks of my day is a gruesome one, as I rip open pouches of meat and squeeze them into bowls; every morning I go against everything I believe in, every principle by which I live the rest of my life, and I doContinue reading “An awkward compromise for vegan cat owners: the pet meat industry”