Channel Five should have intervened to prevent animal cruelty

It’s not often I post things out of anger but I am completely incensed by what I have recently witnessed.

Just recently, Channel Five aired a documentary called The Great British Benefits Handout. In short, four families were given £26,000 in cash to improve their lives. Sounds like a fairly standard show these days but what does this have to do with Green Vegans?  Continue reading

Big Garden Birdwatch

Apologies for the lack of posting this week, I’ve been completely distracted with BBC’s Winterwatch. How fantastic has it been? The otters were far too cute and my cat, Sinbad, has been completely besotted with the mice mazes. I don’t know about you, but I found it quite shocking to discover that we don’t know the number of mountain hares we have in existence, but we are quite happy to cull them. Such a destructive species, that we are. However, let’s join forces and do some good; it’s RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend. Continue reading

Love our planet this Valentine’s Day

2016 is most definitely the year for love. Well, for me anyway as come August, I will have a husband and become a wife! (I have requested my spouse wear a faux fur sporran on the big day). Valentine’s Day is also fast approaching us and WWF alerted me to the Climate Coalition‘s For The Love Of… campaign.  Continue reading

Fundraising for Glasgow Women’s Aid

A little bit off-topic this week however, this blog is all about living compassionately so the theme is the same. I have signed up to do a sponsored abseil in Glasgow to raise money for Glasgow Women’s Aid – a charity that supports and offers refuge to women and children who have been victims of domestic abuse.  Continue reading

Review: Handmade Burger Co

So my other half and I took an impromptu afternoon out over the weekend and inevitably, our tummies started to rumble so we searched for somewhere to eat. We approached a rather classy looking restaurant and I saw it was the Handmade Burger Co. What attracted me instantly was the fact that vegans had a CHOICE here. So a table for two was grabbed straight away. Continue reading

Tackle childhood obesity with a vegan diet, says The Vegan Society

Obesity is fast becoming a serious issue in the UK although it isn’t exactly new information. People are implying convenience food is more, well, convenient, cheaper and quicker however I do contest that. With a bit of planning, I make my own “convenience” food. You can make up some spicy bean burgers in about 15 minutes and then freeze them, meaning I can grab something quick when I get home from work. It also costs more for a bag of frozen chips than a bag of frozen peas these days so I don’t believe the financial excuse either. So it’s great to see The Vegan Society are currently pushing the idea that a vegan diet is suitable for children and can also help tackle the shocking childhood obesity epidemic. Continue reading

Greenpeace wins the fight against UK coal burning

We’ve all seen them when out and about, the big funnels spitting out cloud upon cloud of grey or black matter. It’s sickening to look at and we all know that pollution is damaging our planet.

In case you missed it, there has been some big news. In a surprising move in the run up to the general election, David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband launched a joint pact stating that the UK will aim to be the first major economy to end unabated [constant] coal burning. Continue reading