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jeane & jax Release Vegan Leather Bomber Jacket

Founded by Silvia Jeane Gallo, jeane & jax have been making luxury vegan clothing and accessories since 2014.
Their recently released bomber jacket is made from upcycled aviation textiles donated by Ultrafabrics. Carrying the aviation theme through textile to design, these jackets are something else.
Check out this amazing collection here.
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10 Queer and POC-Led Groups Fighting for a More Equitable Food System

Activist-scholar, co-editor of Queer and Trans Voices: Achieving Liberation Through Consistent Anti-Oppression, and founder of Roots DEI Consulting and Policy, Z. Zane McNeill lists out these groundbreaking organizations doing the hard work to center food equity and voices of color.

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Milked Exposes the NZ Dairy Industry

Dairy is one of the biggest industries in the farming nation of New Zealand. A new documentary, Milked, is highlighting the environmental impact of dairy, the ethics of the dairy industry, and the health risks to humans from consuming dairy.
Premiering at the New Zealand International Film Festival 2021, the documentary exposes harsh truths many Kiwis and non-vegans around the world may not be ready to hear.
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Stop What You’re Doing and Get To Greece Now

According to Tripadvisor’s 2021 Traveler’s Choice Awards, the best vegan restaurant in the world is Vegan Beat in Athens. Serving mouth watering gyros, burgers and more, they took out the top spot, just beating Blu Bar from Barcelona, Spain.
Connect with them on Instagram here.
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Ginger and Chocolate Biscotti

We’re taking you to Italy this week with some ginger chocolate biscotti. Perfect with your afternoon tea or coffee. Why not just go hard and have a hot chocolate with this, too? No one is judging. The weather is colder, treat yourself.

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Awakenings: A Guide to Living a Vegan Lifestyle

Business woman, TV personality, animal rights activist, and vegan author, Lucy Watson, (you may know her from E4’s Made in Chelsea) provides a guide to living a holistic, vegan lifestyle, no matter your reasons for making the shift. Check it out here.

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Peter Dinklage

If you’re a fan of the HBO series, Game of Thrones, then you already know who Peter Dinklage is. Famous for playing the character of Tyrion Lannister in the popular series, Dinklage is equally famous for being an ethical vegan who avoids the cruelty of animal products. While perhaps best known for acting in GOT, Dinklage has an impressive resume that includes acting credits that date back to the mid nineties and has been nominated for a lengthy list of awards in his time on stage and screen.
Dinklage first gave up eating meat in the 80s at the age of 16, before adopting a vegan lifestyle in 2014. Reportedly, when it was required for his character to eat meat in Game of Thrones, Dinklage was in actual fact eating tofu made to look like meat.
In an interview with PETA, Dinklage commented that people often make the mistake of thinking that being vegan is costly and difficult; he remarked, “… people think it’s more expensive and harder to find, but it truly is less expensive and very easy to find.”
In another video for PETA entitled, Face Your Food, Dinklage succinctly lays out the truth about animal products, he says, “By buying meat, eggs and dairy products, you’re paying for cruelty, please make the kind choice.”
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Propagandhi

Propagandhi is a Canadian band that first emerged in the 90s as part of the punk music explosion. Self-described as a secular progressive thrash band, they signed to the seminal Californian punk label, Fat Wreck Chords. Their debut album for the label was released in 1994 and quickly caused controversy with their vocal rejection of the sexist and homophobic culture of the West Coast punk rock scene.
While their music contained the fast riffs and catchy melodies of 90s punk music, their lyrics often dealt with progressive and political causes, and they were not afraid to promote these causes to their audience. One such cause was the issue of animal exploitation as the three members of the band were all vegans. While trends have come and gone in rock music, since the 90s, Propagandhi have continued to release new music and tour the world. Their sound has evolved away from the skate punk sound that first brought them fame, but what hasn’t changed is their commitment to social and political issues and animal rights. The band frequently invite groups such as Sea Shepherd to set up tables at their gigs to distribute information about the organisation and let punters know how they can contribute. The band is also not afraid to contribute to good causes, having donated some of the proceeds from the sale of their music to organisations such as PETA2, Sea Shepherd Society, and Partners in Health.
The band’s lyrics often mention specific causes or events in history that some listeners may not be aware of. When asked about which of the band’s songs has most influenced listeners to go vegan, singer Chris Hannah said: “… to be honest, I think the most effective thing we’ve had on our records – as far as something that really jarred listeners into thinking seriously about how humans treat animals — was something we didn’t create; it was the audio of a farm-worker kicking and beating a downed, defenceless pig that we put before the song, The Purina Hall Of Fame. Many people have mentioned that that really affected them. More so than any of our songs, that’s for sure.”
On the subject of consuming animal products, bass player, Todd Kowalski, left no doubt about his feelings on the matter in an interview with Black Velvet magazine, “I’d rather fish pieces of shit out of the toilet than eat meat. It repulses, revolts and disgusts me. Cheese is like clotted pus, milk is like teat mucus. I’m serious. I would vomit if I had to eat or drink that crap. There is no need in most people’s lives to do that. People are selfish and lazy, that’s my conclusion.”
You can stream Propagandhi’s music on Spotify and Youtube.

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