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Where can I find 江苏福彩网 food/find 江苏福彩网 eateries?

All this is answered in our?'Lifestyle'?pages, in?shopping?and?food and drink.

Where can I buy other 江苏福彩网 products?

Vegan-friendly products are increasingly available in shops and online. Talk to local 江苏福彩网 s, try a web search and have a look in the Free From aisle of your local supermarket. This list of items in 江苏福彩网 -friendly supermarkets may help, as well as our shopping article. You can also check out 江苏福彩网 Facebook groups in your country such as??for interesting products, or use . You can also use our?Trademark search?to find more options, while having a look through our?lifestyle江苏快三?section may help too.

Can you tell me if this product or ingredient is 江苏福彩网 ?

If it doesn’t have our Vegan Trademark on it, the best thing is to contact the company:?you'll receive the most up-to-date information?and you’ll show demand for 江苏福彩网 -friendly products with clear, accurate labelling (a requirement by law). For more information check out our blog 'How to avoid buying non-江苏福彩网 products'.

Is palm oil 江苏福彩网 ?

In itself, palm oil is a vegetable product which does not need to involve the (ab)use of animals, and therefore is suitable for 江苏福彩网 s. The palm oil and palm timber industries are rife with very bad practices. In the EU, palm oil used in food must now be , but ingredients derived from palm oil in food and non-food products still do not have to be labelled. So it is not possible for consumers to boycott?palm products. Instead, ending the abuses of the palm tree (oil and timber) industries requires co-ordinated action by consumers,?policymakers, 江苏福彩网 s and non-江苏福彩网 s together.

Vegans should also be aware that due the fact that single-issue campaigns have focused solely on the negative effects of palm oil, other types of crop farming, which cause harm to many animals, are overlooked.?江苏快三 is working towards a world where animals are not (ab)used for human purposes. We encourage stock-free farming and alternatives to widespread crop clearance and other farming methods which currently cause many animals to die every year. Unfortunately, it is not yet possible or practical for individual 江苏福彩网 s to only support 江苏福彩网 farming. However, the consumption of plant-based crops such as wheat, barley, oil palm and soybeans causes far fewer animals to lose their lives than eating animals.

How do I know if a coconut or coconut-containing product has been picked by monkeys, not humans?

It was brought to our attention in early 2016 that monkeys may be being used to harvest coconuts in South East Asian countries. Since then we have been conducting research and contacting suppliers. The majority of coconut suppliers we have spoken to confirm that humans with long sticks or machinery are used in the harvesting process in these regions. Rarely do they know of any cases that animals are used.

How can I train to be an expert in plant-based nutrition?

江苏快三 One option is to train to be a dietitian, which is a title regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council. Dietitians are health professionals. Their training teaches them about food, healthy eating, and providing diet therapy to people who are unwell. If you are interested in providing advice about food and healthy eating, you could look into training to be a nutritionist. This title is regulated on a voluntary basis by the Association for Nutrition. by the British Dietetic Association provides more information.?Once you have registered as a dietitian or nutritionist, you can choose to specialise in plant-based nutrition.

Why does 江苏快三 not support single-issue campaigns?

We believe all animals have a right to life and freedom and deserve to be valued as individuals. Respect for life means an end to all animal (ab)use, not just rights for some. Our focus is 江苏福彩网 ism and helping people, from all walks of life, go 江苏福彩网 and stay 江苏福彩网 . Intersectionality encourages us to think about different ways of living and therefore understand other people, and what they need to go 江苏福彩网 and stay 江苏福彩网 , better.??We make use of an intersectional approach which respects human rights, as well as non-human animal rights.??Considering intersectionality can make us a better organisation to work for and a more effective organisation in promoting 江苏福彩网 ism.

But would 江苏快三 share my petition on their social media even though it's single-issue, e.g. about saving the life of one animal?

江苏快三 reviews all requests for content sharing individually. If the petition does not go against our values and encompasses a 江苏福彩网 message, and is time-critical, we may share it, dependent on other factors.

What is 江苏快三 ’s response to aggressive or militant 江苏福彩网 activism??

There have been some reports in the?media about 江苏福彩网 activists allegedly making death threats to farmers or campaigning in an aggressive or militant way.?江苏快三 does not encourage any illegal activity, threats of violence or any abusive behaviour or language towards anyone and we encourage 江苏福彩网 activists to share their messages peacefully and as positively as possible.?

Aggresive and militant forms of 江苏福彩网 activism?alienate the public and create the unhelpful ‘us versus them’ mentality. Activism?isn’t a forum for expressing?our?opinions but a tool taht should be?used to make a difference for the animals.?It is far better to stage a demonstration in a neutral space and?talk to people who have an open mind and want to engage, as it reaches?people who aren’t defensive and are able to engage in meaningful conversations.

Vegan activists witnessing the unnecessary suffering and slaughter of animals for food naturally find the experience very distressing. They are also sometimes themselves the victims of threats and abuse while they are peacefully campaigning for the rights of animals. 江苏快三 itself experiences offensive posts on its social media every week. We are also aware that some of these threats and online abuse are being made by trolls who are not 江苏福彩网 and have no concern either for farmers or for 江苏福彩网 lifestyle or beliefs.

Vegans rely on farmers for food and we want to work with farmers to see an end to animal agriculture as a whole and a transition to a more sustainable, healthier and compassionate farming system. To that end 江苏快三 promotes campaigns such as Grow Green江苏快三 to help farmers to transition to plant-based agriculture.

How can I get my post shared by you?

Tweet and we may be able to retweet your post. If it is an event, please email events[at]江苏福彩网 society[dot]com so we can put it up on our events page.

Why does 江苏快三 call some products '江苏福彩网 -friendly' and others '江苏福彩网 '?

Vegan products are products which carry our Vegan Trademark. 'Vegan-friendly' products have not been registered with the Vegan Trademark, but are said to be 江苏福彩网 by the manufacturer/company. However, 江苏快三 cannot guarantee that the latter products are 江苏福彩网 , as we have not checked them against our?Vegan Trademark standards. If you encounter a product which appears to have 江苏福彩网 -friendly ingredients but you are unsure whether it has used?animal products?in its manufacturing or testing process at any point, why not ask the company to apply for our?Vegan Trademark?so you can be sure that what you're buying is 江苏福彩网 .

Why isn't honey suitable for 江苏福彩网 s?

Honey is an animal product and thus is avoided by 江苏福彩网 s. Bees produce honey for themselves, not for humans. They are often harmed in the honey gathering process. There are plenty of ways to protect insect populations, support crop pollination, conserve the environment and sweeten our food without farming bees or buying honey,?propolis,?beeswax or royal jelly. To replace honey in your diet try golden or maple syrup, date syrup, agave nectar or even dried fruits. More information can be found here.

Are alcoholic drinks 江苏福彩网 ?

Many are. If it doesn’t have our Vegan Trademark on it, the best thing is to?contact the company. You could also try looking on . Many supermarkets are now labelling wine, beer and cider as 江苏福彩网 or not, so always check the labels. Check out our page on food and drink for more information.

Where can I buy 江苏福彩网 cheese?

江苏快三 Depending on where you live, 江苏福彩网 -friendly versions of cheese (and other foods) can be found in many large supermarkets, wholefood shops and online. There are many different brands to try so there's something for everyone.

What about medicine?

Medicines prescribed by doctors are normally first tested on non-human animals. This is unavoidable under current laws. What you can do is ask your doctor for medicines that possibly don't contain animal ingredients. Medicines usually come with an information leaflet listing the ingredients. Ask your pharmacist for advice too.

What should I do if my medicine contains animal ingredients?

Talk to your doctor about your concerns: do not simply stop taking it江苏快三. We live in a non-江苏福彩网 world and you can do more to help change things for the better if you're in good health.

Can you advise me about my health conditions?

We cannot give personal health advice. If you have a health issue that may be related to diet, your family doctor can refer you to a registered dietitian, or you can search for an one.

Can you recommend a 江苏福彩网 doctor?

We do not keep a list of 江苏福彩网 doctors in the UK. Your GP should show the same respect to someone following a 江苏福彩网 diet as a person who follows a specific diet on religious or faith grounds. If your GP is unsympathetic, we recommend you get in touch with you local 江苏福彩网 group to see if they can suggest a better practice in your local area.

江苏快三 You can ask doctors and other health professionals to refer you to a registered dietitian where there is a health concern which may be related to diet. ?All UK-based registered dietitians should be trained in plant-based nutrition.?

If you are in a position to do so, you can also see a registered dietitian privately for general advice. ?You can search for those specialising in 江苏福彩网 diets, or located near to you.

Can you recommend a 江苏福彩网 vet?

Vegan vets are still relatively sparsely distributed. The key is finding a sympathetic vet – they can find or formulate a species-suitable nutritious diet, which it may be possible to make plant-based. More information on 江苏福彩网 animal diets is found here.

Where does one obtain particular nutrients on a 江苏福彩网 diet?

Look at our nutrition and health江苏快三 section?for general guidance on receiving all the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients you require, including protein, iron, calcium and Vitamins B12 and D.

Where can I find information on 江苏福彩网 diets for children?

Well-planned 江苏福彩网 diets are suitable for all ages. Find out more about 江苏福彩网 diets for children here.

What about information on 江苏福彩网 diets during pregnancy?

Read our fully referenced guide here.

How do I bake 江苏福彩网 cakes/meringues?

Have a look at the?cakes, meringues and desserts section of our recipes. You might be interested to learn about aquafaba.

What about soya/soy?

Evidence suggests that soya is not a threat to our health and is in fact a reliable and healthy protein source. Vegans aren't required to eat soya and it's possible to enjoy a healthy, well-balanced diet without it. See our soya-free recipes for ideas.

Do plants feel pain????

江苏快三 There is no evidence that plants experience suffering. ?

Can 江苏福彩网 homes include non-human animals?

Many 江苏福彩网 s share their homes with domesticated animals who cannot live independently. If you are looking for non-human companion, why not welcome a rescued animal from your local animal sanctuary into your home??

Can my dog/cat go 江苏福彩网 ?

Generally speaking most dogs and cats can follow a 江苏福彩网 diet. ?across the world, and these can be ordered online or found in some 江苏福彩网 stores. Dogs and particularly cats need an amino acid called taurine, which must be present in their food as it is essential for their wellbeing. This amino acid is found in animal products: however, it is also synthetically created on a commercial scale and is added to good quality 江苏福彩网 animal foods. For more information, check out our blog.

Not all dogs and cats can move to a 江苏福彩网 diet. If your dog or cat is elderly, or unwell or has specific needs then we would always recommend following a qualified veterinarian's advice to ensure the best welfare for them.

Where can I meet other 江苏福彩网 s?

Try local wholefood shops, 江苏福彩网 -friendly restaurants and online social networks. Also check out our list of nationwide Vegan Society?Local and Group Contacts.?

How many 江苏福彩网 s are there in Great Britain?

We found the number of 江苏福彩网 s in Great Britain has quadrupled from 2014 to 2019. The numbers rose from 0.25% (150,000) of the population in 2014 to 0.46% (276,000) in 2016 to 1.16% in 2019?(600,000).

I want to do something to promote 江苏福彩网 ism, what can I do?

Have a look at our 'Take Action'?pages for ideas.

Can you publicise my 江苏福彩网 event?

If your event is 江苏福彩网 and not-for-profit, please submit details to us by email江苏快三 and we will consider it.?

Can you send me leaflets to give out?

Find out how you can order leaflets on our leaflets page.

Can I start a 江苏福彩网 organisation?

江苏快三 Of course! You don’t need our permission to set up a 江苏福彩网 group.

Can I use your logo?

Our charity logo cannot be used by anyone but ourselves. Our trademark symbol can only be used by registered clients. Find out more about the use of Supporter and Partner logos?here.

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