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Beyond Plant-based Eating

Beyond Plant-based EatingVeganism by definition goes beyond just eating plant-based foods and extends to avoiding other products and activities that cause cruelty to and/or exploitation of animals   Animal tested productsWhilst the testing of cosmetics on animals...

Let’s Talk Fish

Let's Talk Fish Even now, I am asked if being vegan means that I still eat fish. Some people don’t even class fish as animals. But fish are wonderful creatures! Fish are amazing animals. They are great communicators who ‘speak’ using squeaks, squeals and even sing to...

Is Palm Oil Vegan?

Is Palm Oil Vegan? Palm oil is a contentious subject and many people believe that the consumption of palm oil is not in line with the ethos of veganism, so I hope to address some of these issues. Firstly, let’s define veganism. As per the Vegan Society’s definition,...

Undercover Investigations

Undercover Investigations ​ Undercover investigations are a vital part of Animal Aid’s work. They help expose the reality of industrial farming and slaughter, which in turns helps people make changes to their lifestyles to help animals. Undercover investigations...

A guide to plant milks

A Guide to Plant Milks As you start exploring vegan food, you’ll no doubt be aware of the multitude of plant milks that are now available. Back in my day, it was sweetened or unsweetened soya milk and nothing else. Now, we’re spoilt for choice! Going vegan is the...

It’s never too late to go vegan!

It’s never too late to go vegan!Some people may think that they are ‘too old’ to change their diet or lifestyle, but that needn’t be the case. Last year we spoke to three vegans who are in their 70s about this. Michael, Sara and Rosemary are vegans who are all in...

Myth Busters

Myth Busters There are many common myths and misconceptions that you’ll hear about being vegan. Let’s debunk a couple of them.  Myth 1. Being veganism is expensive Myth 2. Animals are farmed and slaughtered humanely Myth 3. Vegans must miss animal products Can you...

A Guide to Vegan Baking

A Guide to Vegan BakingBy Aaron Calder. Fundraising Officer. Vegan baking is easy by making a few swaps that often use healthier ingredients. When I baked my first sponge cake it was a bit of a disaster and enough to put me off but, I tried again, and the second time...

Talking to Young People About Veganism

Talking to Young People About Veganism Animal Aid runs a very successful School Speaker programme that consists of volunteers who go to schools and talk to students about veganism and animal rights issues, as well as delivering plant-based cookery demonstrations. By...

“But humans are made to eat meat!”

“But humans are made to eat meat!” One common, and very annoying, argument that people bring up when discussing veganism is this notion that humans are 'made to' or 'have to' eat meat. Of course, humans are omnivores. This means that we can obtain nutrients from both...

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