Top Stories of 2023

The Rise of the Ethiopian and Eritrean Vegan Food - The ethical vegan Jordi Casamitjana writes about Ethiopian Vegan food, which has become one of the most popular types of vegan food in the world, and is his favourite “eating out” choice I don’t normally write about food. I am not a chef, a nutritionist, a dietician, or even a food connoisseur. I do have […]
An Indian Company Is Producing Vegan Leather Made from Mango Pulp - A company in India is producing a vegan eco-friendly alternative to synthetic leather by using mango fruits. The new company Aamati Green has constructed a 30,000 square meters plant for this purpose, but it will not need to look far for mangos as India is the world’s greatest mango grower, producing 20 million tonnes per […]
Why Vegans Don’t Eat Eggs (Not Even Backyard Ones) - Jordi Casamitjana, the author of the book “Ethical Vegan”, explains why vegans don’t eat eggs, even the backyard ones from rescued hens  It’s not a conundrum because the answer is obvious. Who came first, the chicken or the egg? It was the egg, of course. You don’t need to be a zoologist like me to […]
Why Vegans Don’t Eat Molluscs - The zoologist Jordi Casamitjana explains why vegans do not eat molluscs such as oysters, mussels, or snails, despite some people claiming they can. It probably was my first act of animal liberation. When I was a child, I used to free snails who had been collected after a rainy day and kept starving for a […]
Dear Vegetarian - We need to talk. First of all, I want to thank you. I applaud your choice to move toward a more compassionate diet, and I think it’s great that you decided to reject meat. Your commitment to vegetarianism shows you can handle peer pressure well and know how to say “no” when you need to. […]
The Ultimate Vegan Answer to the “Canines, though” Remark - The zoologist Jordi Casamitjana gives the ultimate vegan answer to the “canines, though” remark vegan sceptics often throw at vegans when they attempt to argue that veganism is unnatural I find it quite bizarre. I know that when a vegan sceptic wants to annoy vegans like me, they will try to throw us all sorts […]
‘Beef’ Debunked: 6 Reasons to Take Cows Off Your Plate - Humankind’s relationship with cows is complex to say the least. Videos of their success stories go viral, with millions left heart-eyed at a rescue cow cozying up to a human or galloping around a sanctuary with a ball. Yet “beef” remains a staple in many people’s diets, and its reported health benefits have kept cow […]
Australian Vegan Activist Hid Inside a Pig Slaughterhouse to Record the Truth About Killing Pigs - The footage that the vegan activist Chris Delforce obtained in an Australian pig slaughterhouse on 27th January 2023 has now been made public. The investigator remained hidden for nine consecutive hours inside a tiny space just metres above the pigs, and he was able to film the agony the animals have to endure on their […]
Controversial Billboards of a Woman Being Milked Were Displayed in London for a New Anti-Speciesism Campaign - A new controversial billboard campaign by the UK vegan organisation Speciesism WTF has been displayed in London. The first campaign of its anti-speciesism message focused on the dairy industry, and the posters showed a woman with milk machines hooked up to her breasts, as many cows have to endure when milked. The ads were on […]
Ten Pigs from an Animal Sanctuary in Pavia, Italy, Were Killed by the Authorities Amid Protests - On 20th September 2023, the ten pig residents of the “Progetto Cuori Liberi” animal sanctuary in Zinasco, Pavia, Italy, were killed by the authorities due to an outbreak of African Swine Fever, amid the protests of volunteers who tried to stop it but were dispersed by the police. There was a hearing scheduled on 5th […]