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Category Archive: UK

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  1. Smokers get cheaper life insurance, so why shouldn’t vegetarians? Animal Friends Insurance in the UK has launched “No Meat Rewards ethical life insurance.” (They also offer more expensive life insurance for meat-eating humans and health insurance for cats and dogs; 100% of net profits go to animal charities.) Says managing director Elaine Fairfax: “the life insurance industry needs to acknowledge the fact that being a vegetarian can have a very positive impact on life expectancy and reduce premiums accordingly.” Right on!

  2. Happy, healthy vegan quints.

    Happy, healthy vegan quints.

    • Texas is vegging out for summer: last Tuesday’s Dallas Morning News had pieces on being veg in Dallas on the food and fashion fronts–because apparently it’s “the new stylish living.”
    • Washington Square’s vegan NY Dosas cart makes New York Magazine‘s list of the top 20 street eats–but at #16?!
    • Dave Attell likes vegan girls. “They’re all very healthy and out there and spinning around to music only they can hear, but let’s face it–I’m old, I’m a drunk, and I don’t know if it’s gonna happen .. But if there’s any out there, they should email me.”
    • The Guardian asks, “Do fish have feelings too?” Um, yes.
    • And hot on Nina Planck‘s heels, a father of quints is demanding full custody because the kids’ (terrible, irresponsible) mom wants to continue raising them as (malnourished, on-the-verge-of-death) vegans.
  3. Dr. Benjamin Spock, humanitarian.

    Dr. Benjamin Spock, humanitarian.

  4. Something's wrong with this picture when it encourages more, rather than less, harm to animals!

    Something’s wrong with this picture when it encourages more, rather than less, harm to animals!

    About a month ago, the recipe for Mars Bars in the UK was altered to include rennet. After significant outcry from vegetarians, the company changed their mind and decidied to stick to a rennetless candy bar. And now, they’ve decided that they’re sufficiently impressed by the market power of the vegetarian lobby that they’re gunning for official approval from the Vegetarian Society.

    While this will require a few adjustments in the production, it still won’t make the bars vegan. (One of the provisions, for example, is that the eggs be “free-range.”) And, as Vegan Porn Taste Better pointed out, there’s not going to be any less harm to cows: “rennet is extracted from calves’ stomachs, and these are the same calves who aren’t growing up to produce milk for the chocolate, what with being born male and all.” Not to mention that many “vegetarians” eat rennet all the time anyway, as it’s in many (if not most) cheeses. In any event, putting “Suitable for Vegetarians” and the Society seal on Mars bars wrappers will result in more vegetarians eating them, and more harm to animals. That kinda sucks.

    (I’m pretty sure that all of this is unrelated to the North American Mars bar, which is a different product despite similar corporate parentage.)