Your VEGAN News Digest


In today’s veggie Athletic Weekly News Digest: 8% of young Brits believe the UK will be meat-free by 2030; Michael Gove backtracks on live animal export ban; Sri Lanka set to ban Hindu animal sacrifice; Vegan turkey Christmas sandwich launches at M&S; Stella McCartney designs first ever vegan Stan Smiths; Review: Green Wednesdays @ YO Sushi; Deliciously Ella to launch vegan frozen meals.

8% Of Young Brits Believe UK Will Be Meat-Free By 2030

8% of young brits believe UK will be meat-free by 2030

In a survey conducted by YouGov, it was revealed that 8% of British residents between the ages of 18 and 24 believe the country will be meat-free by 2030.

Conducted on behalf of ThoughtWorks, the survey asked 2,000 British residents between the ages of 18 and 24 what they thought would change their shopping habit in the next 12 years.

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Michael Gove Backtracks On Live Animal Export Ban

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Environment Secretary Michael Gove has signalled that there will not be a ban on live animal exports from the UK, as previously promised by the Conservative government.

Asked three times about the proposed ban today, Mr Gove backtracked on his previous promise of a ‘ban’ and instead insisted he supported ‘restrictions’.

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Sri Lanka Set To Ban Hindu Animal Sacrifice

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Sri Lanka’s government has agreed to ban the practice of animal sacrifice at Hindu temples across the island.

Speaking to the BBC, a government spokesperson said that the ban was proposed by the Hindu Religious Affairs ministry and that a majority of Hindu groups support the decision.

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Vegan Turkey Christmas Sandwich Launches At M&S

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This festive season, M&S will be selling a vegan turkey sandwich, complete with cranberry chutney and spinach.

The high-street retailer has unveiled a sneak peek at their Christmas range, which also includes mini vegan burgers, complete with vegan burger sauce.

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Stella McCartney Designs First Ever Vegan Stan Smiths

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Cruelty-free fashion designer and lifelong vegetarian, Stella McCartney, has designed the first ever fully vegan pair of Stan Smiths.

Stan Smiths are one of Adidas most recognisable designs, and are the 6th most Instagrammed trainer of all time.

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Review: Green Wednesdays @ YO! Sushi

YO! Sushi is currently offering 20 vegan and vegetarian dishes at just £2.30 each, in an offer they call ‘Green Wednesdays’.

Aside from the occasional takeaway tofu katsu curry, I have always been a complete YO! Sushi virgin.

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Deliciously Ella To Launch Frozen Ready Meals

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Plant-based entrepreneur Deliciously Ella will soon be launching her very own range of vegan frozen ready meals.

Deliciously Ella already has her own cookbooks, delis, energy balls and range of healthy snacks, as well as being one of the most popular and well-loved vegan brands in the UK.

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