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The Latest Vegan News on Animals, Health & the Environment

Why The Vegan Society Must Withdraw its Logo from Nestle’s KitKat V

Why The Vegan Society Must Withdraw its Logo from Nestle’s KitKat V

By Global Vegans

We are calling for The Vegan Society to retract its Vegan Trademark from the new vegan KitKat in support of the former child slaves fighting against Nestlé in its most recent cocoa labour lawsuit.

Modern Veganism and the Incredible People Who Have Shaped the Movement

Modern Veganism and the Incredible People Who Have Shaped the Movement

By Global Vegans

The world isn’t quite the vegan utopia we might dream of (yet!), but veganism is certainly becoming a much more mainstream concept.

The History of Animal Rights is a History of Human Rights

The History of Animal Rights is a History of Human Rights

By Global Vegans

Despite the recent popularisation of the vegan lifestyle, veganism is anything but a contemporary idea!

Is Your Vegan Chocolate Bar Cruelty-free?

Is Your Vegan Chocolate Bar Cruelty-free?

By Global Vegans

How would you define veganism? Regardless of whether you are vegan or not, you would almost certainly use the term ‘ethical’ or ‘cruelty-free’ in your description of the lifestyle.

Celebrating Historic Vegans: The Five Earliest Proponents of Veganism

Celebrating Historic Vegans: The Five Earliest Proponents of Veganism

By Global Vegans

To truly understand the incredible journey of the philosophy we now call “veganism”, we must look back throughout the ages and celebrate its earliest pioneers.

Animal Rights and Human Rights: Why They Are Inextricably Linked

Animal Rights and Human Rights: Why They Are Inextricably Linked

By Global Vegans

Our world is - and always has been - entirely human-centric. In almost every culture, community and country, humans are respected and revered as the dominant species - the species that deserves the freedom to live safely. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule.

Human, Animal & Environmental Rights: Why they are Intrinsically Linked

Human, Animal & Environmental Rights: Why they are Intrinsically Linked

By Global Vegans

In a world as connected as ours, it is impossible to compartmentalise the behaviours and struggles of humans and non-human animal species. Animal rights and human rights are undoubtedly linked.

When is Vegan Not Vegan?

When is Vegan Not Vegan?

By Global Vegans

The media attention surrounding Nestlé picked up earlier this month, when the company announced its plans to release a vegan KitKat later this year - complete with The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark. Many vegans were delighted, with the plant-based press quickly picking up the story and celebrating Nestlé’s latest move into the ever-growing vegan market.

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EU to Miss Vital Climate Targets Unless it Curtails Factory Farming

By Tyler, Global Vegans

The European Union (EU) is not on track to meet its 2030 climate action targets, a recent report has revealed. The report, which analyses greenhouse gas emissions trends, shows that the EU’s carbon emissions are not declining drastically enough to achieve its revised goal of a 55% reduction by 2030 in comparison to 1990 rates.

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Plant-based Diets Needed to Slow Biodiversity Losses and Save the Natural World

By Tyler, Global Vegans

A widespread shift towards plant-based diets could help to reduce biodiversity losses and protect the natural world, according to a new report by think tank Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

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How Will Brexit Affect Animal Rights?

By Tyler, Global Vegans

On the 31st December 2020, Britain officially left the EU - the highly controversial departure we all know as Brexit. During the UK’s four-and-a-half-year transition period, preparations for Britain’s departure from the bloc inspired myriad questions about the future of the United Kingdom.

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Do Celebrities Help or Harm the Vegan Movement?

By Tyler, Global Vegans

Despite the many abhorrent acts inflicted upon animals in abattoirs and laboratories across the world, and despite the best efforts of the vegan community to draw the public’s attention towards these horrific truths, there is nothing quite like the global infatuation with plant-based celebrities to drag the vegan movement into the headlines.

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Scientists Warn of the Link Between Animal Agriculture and Future Pandemics

By Tyler, Global Vegans

The environmental impact of intensive farming is well-documented, but scientists have now warned that the world’s demand for cheap and readily accessible meat could have catastrophic consequences that far surpass anything we have seen before.

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EU is the World’s Largest Exporter of Live Farm Animals

By Tyler, Global Vegans

Last year, the UK government revealed that proceedings had started to ban the live export of animals for fattening and slaughter from England and Wales.

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The Truth Behind The Annual Taiji Dolphin Hunts

By Tyler, Global Vegans

It is difficult to imagine aquatic mammals more mesmerising than dolphins and whales. Perhaps it’s the ethereal way that whales glide through the ocean, seeming to float effortlessly despite their cumbersome size.

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Where Will Veganism Be in 10 Years?

By Tyler, Global Vegans

The end of Veganuary is in sight, meaning the 500,000 people taking part in this year’s pledge have a decision to make. On the 1st February, will they embrace veganism for good or revert to eating animal products?

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Yellow Mealworms Deemed Safe for Human Consumption by EFSA

By Tyler, Global Vegans

Bug-based protein is set to shake up the meat alternative industry over the next few years.

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Germany Bans Meat Sector Subcontracting in a Bid to Tackle Employee Exploitation

By Tyler, Global Vegans

On January 1st, a law banning the practice of subcontracting employees for slaughterhouse work came into force in Germany. In addition to criminalising subcontracting in the meat sector, the law also puts new restrictions on hiring temporary workers and sets a minimum standard for employee accommodation.

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Is Lab-grown Meat a Vegan Friend or Foe?

By Tyler, Global Vegans

When the first lab-grown beef burger was developed in 2013, it challenged the future of agricultural farming. Suddenly, we could start to picture a world where 50 billion chickens alone weren’t slaughtered every year to feed the global demand for meat.

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Did Veganuary Not Make You Feel Better? We Might Know Why

By Tyler, Global Vegans

Veganuary 2021 has just finished, with more than half a million people from across the globe having pledged to give up animal products for the first 31 days of the year.

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UK Government Authorises Use of Bee-Killing Pesticide by Sugar Beet Farmers

By Tyler, Global Vegans

Bees are responsible for pollinating essential crops, supporting the growth of wildflowers and protecting delicate ecosystems - and are widely considered to be the most important species on Earth.

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The SAS Goes Vegan: Plant-Based Eating Rises in the Armed Forces

By Tyler, Global Vegans

It was recently reported that 30% of new SAS recruits follow a vegan or vegetarian diet - news that will surely please the UK’s plant-based community!

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Chicago Start-up to Produce Vegan Protein from Yellowstone Microbes

By Tyler, Global Vegans

The future of ‘meat’ is here. Introducing Fy Protein, a completely vegan protein produced using volcanic microbes from geothermal springs found in the USA’s Yellowstone National Park.

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Plant Based Grocery & Lifestyle Business Revs Up Growth

By Global Vegans

We wanted to tell you about a vegan small business success story. Founded in 2016, Vegan Fine Brands, opened its first retail location in the Riverwalk section of Ft Lauderdale, FL.

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Live Exports to be Banned by England and Wales

By Tyler, Global Vegans

In a positive step for animal welfare, the UK government has announced its plans to ban the live exportation of animals for both slaughter and fattening from England and Wales.

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Could Veganuary 2021 be our Stepping Stone to a Vegan Future?

By Tyler, Global Vegans

For many Vegans and plant-based eaters, January has now become synonymous with Veganuary - the month-long pledge that saw 400,000 people sign up to adopt a Vegan diet during the first month of 2020.

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Is Greenwashing Vegan Exploitation or a Necessary Evil?

By Tyler, Global Vegans

Earlier this year, it was reported that Cadbury - one of Britain’s oldest chocolate manufacturers - is planning to release a Vegan alternative to its classic Dairy Milk chocolate bar.

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Global Vegans Welcomes the Age of Aquarius and a Transformative Era for Veganism

By Tyler, Global Vegans

After what can only be described as a demanding and somewhat relentless year, it’s no surprise that so many people are clinging on to the hope that 2021 will bring stability and positive change.

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Q2 2020 Sees Major Growth and Expansion of Vegan Vitamin Product Lines

By Global Vegans

Future Kind, the vitamin company especially for vegans, flexitarians and reducetarians, has announced an expanded line of vitamin products will be introduced throughout the summer and available for purchase in North America.

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China Ban Consumption of Wild Animals

By Global Vegans

Human consumption of wild animals, along with its associated trading activities, were banned this week by the Chinese National People’s Congress Standing Committee.

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Black Americans are Almost 3 Times More Likely To Be Vegan Than White Americans

By Global Vegans

A recent BBC report which cites a Pew Research Centre survey claims that eight percent of black Americans are strict vegans or vegetarians, compared to just three percent of the rest of the U.S population.

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Is Animal Farming Worth the Risk of a Global Pandemic?

By Global Vegans

The repercussions of our abuse of nonhuman animals and the natural world extend far beyond the lives of those animals and our shared environment. The United Nations states that the two biggest threats to global human health and survival are climate change and pandemics, and animal agriculture is undeniably a huge contributor to both of these.

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Bucking Tradition Takes Home Grand Prize

By Global Vegans

The second annual Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival (OIVFF) took place at The Chamber Theatre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada this evening and the organization is proud to announce this year’s winners in the film and photo categories.

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Using Vegan Products Is More Popular Than Actually Being Vegan

By Global Vegans

A recent study into the buying habits around vegan products has concluded that just under one-tenth of British women exclusively buy vegan beauty products.

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Vegan Film Festival Announces Free Film Streaming

By Global Vegans

With the spread of COVID-19 and the international quarantine, the International Vegan Film Festival - World Tour has come to a halt.

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Veganism; a Passing Trend or the New Normal

By Global Vegans

I first knew something had changed when I received a text from my sister saying “you’ve been a pain in the *ss for 30 years and now you are trendy” ….. The latest vegan news; Veganism has gone from the crackpot fringes to being something credible!

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