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Monday, December 18, 2017
Health & lifestyle
How to survive omnivorous events these holidays
Surviving non-vegan events can be hard, especially around the holidays when the irony of celebrating peace and love by eating dead animals is lost on everyone but you. Thankfully, De-ann...
Why it's okay to not go home for the holidays
Being the only vegan in the family is hard all year round, but the holiday season can be an absolute nightmare. While the festive season is touted as a time of “family”, “peace” and “fun”...
A case for dating non-vegans, or not.
Dating. It’s not all about fruits and roots. They say love conquers all. Without turning this into a dating profile let’s talk about the dating habits of vegans. Having been vegan for some tim...
Stop blasting vegetarians: why confrontation isn't always the right way to go
"What works is direct confrontation," says celebrated artist and animal rights activist Sue Coe in LAIKA Magazine's latest edition. "I wish someone had told me the truth, and not patronized me with ba...
Are we strong enough to talk about mussels?
Ethics can be hard When it comes to people challenging my veganism, there have not yet been many questions I couldn’t answer or ignore and still feel like I had a solid argument. One question tha...
Veganism, Vaccines and Vitriol: why you should get your shots, even if you're vegan
All too often I find that I am confronted with the dreadful rhetoric of "but vaccinations have egg in them" or "they’re tested on animals." Every time, I want to groan with pain as another chunk of ...
Stop agonising over macronutrient ratios: the problems beyond all the internet arguing
If you're a vegan, and perhaps even if you're not, you've probably come across the passionate people of Instagram, YouTube and beyond who fervidly promote a particular "type" of vegan or "plant-based"...
Debunking common misconceptions about vegan diets
From allergies and protein to Vitamin B12 and miscellaneous health conditions, there a lot of health-related reasons people think they can't adopt a vegan diet. Thankfully, help is at hand! We spoke t...
Six good reasons to surround yourself with non-vegans
Hanging out with vegans is the best. You can eat their food without worrying, you can talk about the latest accidentally vegan foods you've stumbled across, you can go to restaurants and eat amazing.....
"Burger culture": Chinese health and water security fall victim to the globalisation of animal consumption
Globalisation has transformed what the world eats and how the agricultural industry operates. At the troubled crossroad of poverty and affluence, modernity and tradition, China is experiencing water s...
How to stay vegan in a non-vegan world
Once you go vegan, it becomes evident that non-vegans are keen to catch you out and test your ethics. Non-vegans suddenly become pedantic fashion police (“But aren’t your shoes leather?”) and ex...
The Definitive Guide to Hosting an Entirely Vegan Children’s Birthday Party
Putting on kids’ birthday parties can be tricky, and making them vegan might seem a challenge, but it’s easier than you may think! In this handy guide, lifelong vegan Lucy Rutherford gives you her...
What is veganism and how does it apply to you?
We need to talk about the word “veganism.” Veganism is often seen as little more than a diet, yet even when acknowledged as a lifestyle, veganism is often seen as a rather extreme, impossible way ...
Which is worse: a meat-eater or an apologetic vegan?
It wasn't until I was vegan myself that I was introduced to the concept of an apologetic vegan. An apologetic vegan is a vegan who acts apologetically toward meat-eaters in acting our their veganism. ...
Should vegans accept antivenom?
It’s a question you’re bound to be asked as a vegan at some stage or another: “Would you accept antivenom if you were bitten by a snake/spider?” How can you respond, particularly when the aske...
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