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No Straight Answer

We dig into the origins of the straight edge lifestyle and its links to veganism When a 19-year-old Ian Mackaye sung about being disaffected with drink and drugs, he didn’t mean to birth an entire subculture. Frustrated by the way that various intoxicants seemed to be transforming his peers in […]

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Can Cultured Meat End Our Meat Culture?

“The distinguishing mark of man is the hand, the instrument with which he does all his mischief” – George Orwell, Animal Farm By 2017 it is arguably no longer man’s hand which does the mischief but rather his brain. The average citizen no longer engages with agriculture beyond seeing the […]


Eating out at non-vegan restaurants

Quite recently I wrote a review for VC on Glasgow burger restaurant Steak Cattle & Roll’s vegan menu. While it’s true, I’ll jump at any opportunity to go out for a meal, I had some conflicting feelings about my visit. When telling people where I was going for my dinner […]

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Demystifying Veganism

You don’t think twice about it: Googling a restaurant your friends have suggested and crossing your fingers there’s a vegan option on the menu; Reading the label of every item that passes through your hands, hoping you won’t see the word MILK plastered across in bold; Getting far too over […]

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Garygate: Who is Vegan Gary?

Enough was enough, something had to be said. These vegans had to be put in their place, first meat – now this! What had the world come to? Well, it had come to this – an outburst of emotion for the sanctity of “cheese”! It began, the opening line…”CHEESE” (or […]

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The Reality of Animal Rights Activism

It’s not all self-righteousness and self-acclaim as some would have you believe. It’s a tough bloody slog, mentally and physically. In 2012, I made the conscious decision to go vegan after a pretty harrowing and disturbing experience of watching the film ‘Earthlings’ (www.earthlings.com) with my wife. Since you’re reading a […]

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The Experience of Going Vegan

Hello! I’m  Nicola, I’m 26, and I’m a brand new vegan. (Hurrah!) It is something which has become incredibly important to me and for the past few months I have felt more inspired by the vegan community every day. But the thought of adjusting my entire lifestyle was pretty overwhelming […]