Monday, July 21, 2008

Veganism banned in Austria?

are right wing neo nazi politics still popular in Austria ?

UK Indymedia - About the Austrian animal rights prisoners

It seems the sausage loving Austrian Government are trying to make it illegal to be vegan in Austria

10 vegans were arrested in Austria in May and are still being held without trial including the chair of The Vegan Society in Austria

Obviously some traditions are still alive and flourishing in the Austrian administration system and hard to shake.

Face Book

Amnesty International

Austrian Vegan Society

Right wing and Neo Nazi nationalist organisations apparently still flourish in Austria.

Freedom Party of Austria

Alliance for the Future of_Austria

You can contact the Autrian Embassy here - Contact Austrian Embassy

Although I have second thoughts even as a vegan author let alone Turkish, Jewish or Homosexual leanings having just read about Austrian Politics and neo nazi popularity.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

RSPCA Freedom Food Fake Farms

Fake Freedom at RSPCA Freedom Food Farms

Just goes to show if it's not vegan it's not cruelty free.

RSPCA fake Freedom Foods farce

Once again the farcical RSPCA Freedom Foods scheme has been exposed for not policing it's licensees and ensuring actual farm conditions live up to public expectations. The RSPCA need to take a leaf out of the Soil Association's book and make enforcement , infringement and trade descriptions abuse something to be feared rather than scoffed at.

The RSPCA are sitting back and nonchalantly allowing the whole scheme to fall into disrepute by failing to ensure animals do actually recieve the 5 freedoms they publicise.

1) Freedom from hunger and thirst
2) Freedom from discomfort
3) Freedom from pain injury and disease
4) Freedom to express normal behaviour
5) Freedom from fear and distress

You wouldn't think these could be so open to commercial interpretation and abused so dramatically but they frequently are. Normal behaviour for instance is interpreted by some farms as normal behaviour for a claustrophobic, caged hen with obscessive dementia and depression.

Despite numerous previous exposees by organisations such as The Hillside Animal sanctuary in Norfolk this is the first time that the RSPCA have finally agreed to launch a long overdue full and 'thorough' review of their Freedom Foods scheme.

All talk or more hollow promises to keep the millions of ££££s rolling in from the public ? We'll have to wait and see. At least this one farm has now been thrown out of the scheme and supermarkets may be prompted to carry out their own spot check quality control investigations to avoid loosing faith with their customers along with the RSPCA.

See video Channel 5 Report

Friday, July 11, 2008

Takeaway Food - Secret Ingredients

Secret Ingredients in Takeaway Food

Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston gives Takeaway Foods restaurants a good bashing.

Restaurants make it very difficult to find out what's actually in their food. Sometimes we only find out through court action as with KFC and Mcdonalds and using secret ingredients such as extract of chicken and beef fat in chips and flavourings.

Enforced honesty about a whole days portion of saturated animal fat in just one dish would encourage more healthy plant based dishes on the menus.

We like to kick start a campaign for a Healthy (vegan) Pizza on the High Streets for World Vegan Day - contact us if you are interested in helping with this.