Animal Friends Blog
November is World Vegan Month, with the very first day hailed as World Vegan Day. We answer some questions about a plant-based lifestyle and provide some ideas on how to celebrate the day with your pet.
What is a vegan?
A vegan is a person whose diet, clothing and overall lifestyle exclude all forms of animal exploitation and cruelty.
They might avoid animal products for ethical, health or environmental reasons but most believe that all creatures have the right to life and freedom.
How can I celebrate World Vegan Day?
You don’t need to lead a plant-based life to celebrate World Vegan Day, and there’s something for everyone. Here are just some ideas on how to get involved.
Visit a farm animal sanctuary
There are farm animal sanctuaries across the country, with some welcoming dogs to their grounds, too. These sanctuaries can be a fun day out for everyone, humans and pooches alike. Some have cafes for a warming lunch, or why not take a picnic and make a day of it?
It’s an opportunity to see some of the animals that are often either saved from slaughter or given up by a farm.
Make some vegan pet treats
The vegan pet diets debates are endless, but your cat or dog don’t need to be vegan to enjoy some yummy vegan treats.
There are plenty of pet-friendly plant-based ingredients that can be mixed to make some delicious and healthy nibbles.
Become vegan for the day
Being vegan for the day is easier than you might think. With loads of supermarkets, shops and local businesses offering alternatives to meat and dairy you’ll be spoilt for choice on what to have for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
If you have a favourite food or meal you can almost guarantee there will be a vegan version, from sausages and pizza to even lasagnes and pasties. There are plenty of vegan recipes too, from family dinners to meals for two.
Make a vegan cake
I’m sure you can agree that any cake is good cake, and vegan cakes can be just as delicious. If you work in an office, then why not share your new cake with your colleagues?
Plan your animal-friendly bonfire night
If you’re planning some Guy Fawkes festivities, why not think about some animal-friendly activities instead of loud fireworks and dangerous sparklers? Even if your pets are okay with the bangs, other animals and wildlife around you might get frightened and find themselves in harm’s way.
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