In today’s Veggie Athletic Weekly News Digest: Vegan climbing centre opens, the first of it’s kind in the UK; Who are the Vegan Vandals and is what they’re doing right?; Jaden Smith served cheese pancakes, sparks social media outcry; Vegan milkshakes to make the summer even better.
Flash Climbing, a climbing centre based in England, has become the first all-vegan centre of its kind. They offer vegan gear and equipment along with snacks and food.
All-vegan climbing centre Flash Climbing recently opened its doors in Midlands, England. Co-owner Richard Twilton—who has been vegan for two years—opened the centre to create a cruelty-free space where climbers can connect. “We’ve put a lot of effort into making sure everything we do is vegan but we don’t make a big deal about it,” Twilton said.
The centre offers 300 square metres of bouldering – rock climbing for adults and children aged 4+ from beginners to seasoned climbers.
Vegans aren’t exactly notorious for being tough, so the ‘Vegan Vandals’ isn’t quite the most menacing nickname in the world. However, they have been vandalising nature reserves in Herts, spreading the vegan message.
I love the vegan chalk artwork, however, I do think that what the Vandals are doing isn’t responsible at all. No one likes graffiti, especially when it’s sprawled messily in Sharpie on public land.
Chalk artwork gets the message across, without breaking any rules, and without pissing anyone off. Is there honestly anyone out there who thinks people will take messily scribbled graffiti seriously?
There are so many effective ways to promote veganism out there, and sadly, this isn’t one of them.
Young and famous vegan, Jaden Smith, is livid after being served cheese pancakes at a hotel in Toronto. After being allegedly kicked out of his hotel room, he believes the hotel fed him the cheese in an attempt to ‘spike’ him.
Although perhaps a little overdramatic, Smith claims that he is “surprised I’m still alive”, and “made me want to throw up on myself”.
If this is true, then the hotel should most definitely be ashamed of themselves. I’m not sure who ever would think giving a vegan celebrity cheese would be a good idea in terms of PR, but I’m certain no vegans will be visiting anytime soon.
However, it could also be a huge misunderstanding. Jaden Smith may have simply been given the wrong meal, or the staff may not have known that he was a vegan. Either way, mistakes happen, and Jaden may be overreacting.
Sure, you can have milkshakes any time of the year, but summer gives you an excuse to really go to town with them. Try out some of these 3 delicious vegan milkshake recipes, and prepare for a totally worth it sugar overdose.