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Congratulations! You completed the Summer Vegan Pledge

Congratulations! You completed the Summer Vegan Pledge Wow! That seemed to fly by! Congratulations on completing the Summer Vegan Pledge. I hope that the month was useful and inspired you to continue with your plant-based diet. Either way, I am so glad you joined us....

Your guide to awkward conversations

Your guide to awkward conversations Jordan is Animal Aid’s Supporter Engagement Officer. Once your friends and family hear about the decision you’ve made to try veganism, they will have questions. It’s only natural, especially if they don’t know anybody else who is...

Top 5 common vegan myths busted

Top 5 common vegan myths busted Myth 1: If we didn’t eat them, the animals would go extinct. The animals who are eaten are far from ‘natural’. They are selectively bred, and in most cases this selective breeding causes them to suffer. Broiler (meat) chickens, for...

The backyard egg conundrum

The backyard egg conundrum Jordan is Animal Aid’s Supporter Engagement Officer Labels like ‘free range’ and ‘organic’ carry a lot of weight nowadays, especially as awareness of animal welfare as an issue is growing all the time. But these animals can still end up in...

Is palm oil vegan?

Is palm oil vegan? Palm oil is quite a controversial topic; whilst it is ‘vegan’ in that that it doesn’t contain any animal products, there are issues involved in its production that we should consider. Palm oil is often found in ‘processed’ foods – such as biscuits,...

Vegan on a Budget

Vegan on a Budget Isobel is the Director of Animal Aid. As well as being kind to animals, environmentally friendly and good for your health, going vegan can actually save you money! Animal products like cheese and meat are often very expensive, so replacing these with...

The Retreat Animal Sanctuary Visit 2018

The Retreat Animal Sanctuary Visit 2018 On Saturday 16th June, Summer Vegan Pledge participants visited The Retreat Animal Sanctuary in High Halden, Kent.  Every time Animal Aid does a vegan pledge/challenge, we always arrange a trip to The Retreat so those...

Vegans with Allergies by Mary Nesbitt Larking

Vegans with Allergies by Mary Nesbitt Larking Mary is a vegan activist from Hertfordshire who also runs the YouTube channel The Disabled Vegan Activist. When people first discover that I follow a vegan lifestyle, one of the most common responses that I receive is...

Daily vegan 24: Chocolate galore

Daily vegan 24: Chocolate galore It’s amazing how many people think that vegans can’t eat chocolate, so here is a quick rundown of what you can and cannot eat. Obviously Dairy Milk is out. Some dark chocolate bars do contain butterfat, whey or lecithin, but plenty do...

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