Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Vegan Awards for a Christmas Without Cruelty

Vegan Awards at Christmas Without Cruelty in World Vegan Month Finale!

Super Vegan Awards Animal Aid's Christmas without Cruelty show will see a shower of awards as vegan organisations shower people, companies and products with awards in one of the most successful years for veganism ever.

As world Vegan Month draws to a close it seems vegan organisations are on target to double the number of vegans before the end of the year.

Although the membership of the pedantic, stick in the mud Vegan Society ironically lower than ever, Google trends, other vegan organisations such as Viva! and Animal Aid, feedback from UK vegan festivals, and sales figures from vegan manufacturers expose a rising tide of popularity for a vegan lifestyle.

Vegans are celebrating with a flurry of awards for people and products. The most prestigous of these vegan awards is The Arthur Ling Memorial Award sponored by organic Vegan chocolate manufacturer Plamil Foods. The Arthur ling Award celebrates Ling's innovative spirit and awarded annually to high achievers and projects that benefit the vegan lifestyle.

Rather more for for fun, the back patting Vegan Awards sponsored by Yaoh Hempseed and Hemp Oil products and Veggievision Free Online TV recognise innovative products, eye catching vegan campaigns and publications and leading lights in the independent health food industry

Meanwhile Activeg have initiated the UK Supervegan Awards in an effort to reward Veganism's unsung heroes.

Christmas Without Cruelty Show hosted by Animnal Aid will be at Kensington Town Hall on Sunday 2nd Dec Highlights include speech by Anthony Wedgewood (Tony) Ben and an auctioning off of some 2nd hand knickers from Pretenders icon Chrissie Hynde.

See also Christmas Without Cruelty Vegan Awards

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Heather Mills McCartney Says Cut Down on Dairy!

Heather McCartney / Mills Wants People to Cut Down on Dairy and go vegan

heather mills Paul mccartney's wife says go vegan

Lady Heather Mills McCartney is on a mission to expose meat and dairy as being more damaging to the environment than cars and planes. She quoted figures from the United Nations report on agriculture - Livestock's long shadow.

"When (Viva!) told me it was 18 percent, that's more than all global transport, I was in shock. Airplanes only bring 3 percent, while they are being picked on with taxes," she said Monday.

"We are the only species that drinks another person's milk" she said.

"It's mad that we are having cow's milk. Even cows don't drink it after one year but we continue forever."

She challenges environmentalists and greens like Al Gore who haven't yet gone vegan and says "they haven't got a leg to stand on!"

Monday, November 05, 2007

Vivisectionists Could Face Bancruptcy

Animal rights groups claim Huntingdon vivisectionists would be bancrupt were the UK Government not bailing them out and subsidising the horrific and cruel animal experiments. Many other companies (such as LUSH and even L'Oreal) are putting money into seeking more humane alternatives.

SHAC (Stop Huntington Animal Cruelty) say "HLS (Huntington Life Sciences) remains $100 million in debt, and doesn't even own its buildings. Only 2% of HLS shares are currently being traded, and even then only on an obscure and little used trading scheme, since all the major stock exchanges still refuse to list them. Even the very few companies who recently bought shares in the company, are now getting rid
of their shares just as quickly. Recent large investors who have been added to the long, long list of companies who have stopped dealing with HLS include some of the biggest names in international finance, such as Dresdner/Allianz, Deutche Bank, Rabobank and BNP Paribas."

SHAC allege that "The UK government has repeatedly stepped in and used hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayers money to bail out HLS. The government now provides banking and insurance facilities for HLS, the only company in the world with access to such priveleges."

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Saturday, November 03, 2007

World Vegan Day 2007- News Coverage - World Vegan Day | Google Groups

World Vegan Day 2007- News Coverage round up

A round up of World Vegan Day news for 2007 - if you spot more please add links in Comments below - Many thanks