UK watchdog bans vegan TV ad for showing violence against animals | Veganism

The advertising watchdog has banned a TV ad for Vegan Friendly UK after receiving complaints about graphic violence against animals. The ad, shown in March, was intended to highlight hypocrisy among meat-eaters who said they cared about animal welfare. It showed two women and one man eating around a table juxtaposed with clips of a … Read more

BVA bites back as vegan dog diet storm heats up

The BVA has spoken out against accusations that it continues to ignore the evidence and is taking an “irresponsible” position on vegan diets for dogs. Publication of the largest study into the health impacts of feeding dogs on vegan rather than meat-based foods sparked widespread controversy when results appeared to suggest that vegan dogs were … Read more

Poor journalism by BBC over vegan pet food

Many of us woke up on Thursday to an amazing expose in the national news – that dogs fed a vegan diet were healthier than those fed a “conventional meat based” diet. It was in a peer reviewed journal, and it all sounded very scientific and like a genuine breakthrough. But there were a couple of things in these reports that did not sound quite right – firstly, science is a process (which is why the whole “follow the science” thing is not as black and white as many would have us believe) . And secondly, it’s a process that requires challenge. What were the weaknesses in the study? What other factors could have led to these results? And could the data be interpreted in any other way?

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Vegan diets are healthier and safer for dogs, study suggests | Dogs

Vegan diets are healthier and safer for dogs than conventional meat-based diets, according to the largest study to date, as long as they are nutritionally complete. The diet and health of more than 2,500 dogs were followed over a year using surveys completed by their owners. These assessed seven general indicators of health, such as … Read more