In today’s Veggie Athletic Weekly News Digest; Theresa May fox hunt protester assaulted by police; Health blogger promotes veganism; Holocaust survivor compares holocaust to animal agriculture; Dairy free Flora to expand vegan range.
Yesterday, during her visit to Wrexham, Theresa May arrived to a community centre, to be greeted by a peaceful protester. The man, who called himself Connor, held a flag, blew a horn and shouted for what he believed in. To ensure fox hunting is not re-introduced.
Instead of the right to peaceful protest, he was assaulted by members of the North Wales Police force.
Police officers claim he was arrested for breach of the peace following a seemingly peaceful protest.
Health bloggers and magazines haven’t always been firm favourites of veganism, and are much more likely to promote Atkins, Paleo, etc. However, a writer at prevention.com gave veganism a try for a week, and seems to like what she found!
Obviously, veganism is more than a diet, and this piece neglects the ethical aspects surrounding it. However, from a health and nutrition point of view, it is fantastic to see people begin to open their eyes to the benefits of veganism.
Even better, is the fact that the health blogger openly says that high protein, low carb diets such as Paleo and Atkins did not help her lose weight in the long run. Sadly, many still restrict carbs and calories unnecessarily, thinking that it is the only option. She seemed ecstatic that you don’t need to count calories on a vegan diet, and that she could embrace carbs once again.
The Holocaust during WW2 is undoubtedly one of the darkest moments in history, in which millions of innocent people were murdered and ripped apart from their families. Some vegans often refer to the ‘animal Holocaust’, causing outrage in the process. However, a Holocaust survivor has spoken out, comparing his experience with animals in the meat industry.
Dr Alex Hershaft was born in Poland and experienced first hand the horrors of the Warsaw Concentration Camp. His Father was killed by the Nazi’s, and escaped to the US after he survived the Camp.
Flora has been leading the way with its dairy free Flora spreads, even advertising their vegan options on TV! They have recently announced that their dairy free range will now be expanding, good news for vegan all across the UK.
The spread company will be adding 3 new dairy flavours to their line, and can be used for cooking, spreading and baking.
The 3 flavours will be walnut, coconut and almond, and avocado and lime. They will be retailed at £1,50, and will come in 225g packs.