Vegan Life Live

It’s Veganuary, and Alexandra Palace was the venue for this years Vegan Life Live show.

I went along with my friend, mainly because I wanted to try one of Pomodoro E Basilico’s unicorn burger’s that they were debuting at the show – yes you heard correct, unicorn burger’s but don’t worry, everything at the show was fully vegan so no unicorns were harmed in the making!

The unicorn burger was a beetroot bun filled with a secret recipe, vegan unicorn Pattie, peach sauce, vegan chocolate sauce, peanut butter, avocado and banana chips, I have to say, it was pretty strange but nowhere near as horrendous as it could have been, it basically tasted more like a dessert than a burger, I was actually pleasantly surprised!

The show was great for ideas for anyone thinking about going vegan with lots of cookery demonstrations, and film screenings sponsored by retro corn and lots of different foods and products on sale.

A great day out and being vegan really isn’t as hard as some people may think.

I stocked up on tofu, chilli sauce, egg free mayo, some new Swiss designed peelers that spiralize and julienne as well as peel, I can’t wait to try them out and some organic vegan strawberry and rhubarb dog treats for my fur bitches!

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Lion Aid March – I Am Not Your Trophy

On April 30th I went on my first ever animal rights march.

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Since Cecil the lion I think a lot more attention has been brought to the barbaric so called ‘sport’ that is trophy hunting.

I can’t believe there are people that take pleasure in taking the life of a wild animal just to display a trophy on their wall? Surely such people are actually psychopaths?

Such majestic creatures and their numbers in the wild declining rapidly due to human existence. People really are the most destructive species on the planet. Every year wealthy trophy hunters pay thousands of pounds to cash strapped governments in Africa for permits to kill wild animals, not just lions but a whole list of species including giraffes, elephants, zebra, leopards and rhinos, in fact for this reason the black rhino was recently officially declared extinct.

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The march went from Cavendish Square to Downing Street and was supported not only by the 1000 on the March but also by a whole host of well known names, the letter handed to David Cameron was signed by Brian May, Joanna Lumley, Brigitte Bardot and Professor  Stephen Hawking, if the greatest mind on Earth says that trophy hunting is wrong then surely nobody can disagree with him!

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